We often hear from pastors seeking resources for working with grieving children, sometimes in the loss of a family member or friend, and other times for those special family members, our pets.

dog heavenRevGals recommended the following books for children.  Please add your suggestions in the comments.

Badger’s Parting Gifts, by Susan Varley
Cat Heaven, by Cynthia Rylant
Dog Heaven, by Cynthia Rylant
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, by Leo Buscaglia
Goodbye Mog, by Judith Kerr
Help Me Say Goodbye, by Janis Silverman
I Miss You: A First Look at Death, by Pat Thomas
I’ll Always Love You, by Hans Wilhelm
The Invisible String, by Patrice Karst
Missing Mommy: A Book about Bereavement, by Rebecca Cobb
The Next Place, by Warren Hanson
The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise, by Adrian Raeside
Tear Soup, by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen
The Tenth Good Thing about Barney, by Judith Viorst
Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children, by Doris Stickney
When a Pet Dies, by Mr Rogers

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5 thoughts on “Children and Death

  1. Mama’s Going to Heaven Soon by Kathe Martin Copeland
    What Happened When Grandma Died by Peggy Barker
    Emma Says Goodbye by Carolyn Nystrom
    Help Me Say Goodbye by Janis Silverman
    Sarah’s Grandma Goes to Heaven by Maribeth Boelts
    The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
    Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen


  2. Lifetimes (Full title: Beginnings and endings with lifetimes in between) Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
    Remembering Grandad by Gianni Padoan
    Dear Nana by Kaylyn Taylor


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