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6 Great Books to Help Teach Your Child About Grief and Loss

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Published 18/10/2021
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Grief and loss is a difficult concept to wrap your head around as an adult, let alone as a child who is just trying their best to figure this world out. Thankfully there are a few helpful resources available to help you start that awkward conversation, and what better way than to read a story book together that is aimed directly at the child and their level of understanding.

We have taken a look through the top rated children’s books on Amazon.co.uk about grief and loss, and we have made a list of the top six based on highest score and number of ratings.
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Ida, Always
by Caron Levis
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4.9 out of 5 stars
349 Ratings

Gus lives in a big park in the middle of an even bigger city, and he spends his days with Ida. Ida is right there. Always.

Then one sad day, Gus learns that Ida is very sick, and she isn't going to get better. The friends help each other face the difficult news with whispers, sniffles, cuddles, and even laughs. Slowly Gus realizes that even after Ida is gone, she will still be with him--through the sounds of their city, and the memories that live in their favorite spots.

Ida, Always is an exquisitely told story of two best friends--inspired by a real bear friendship--and a gentle, moving, needed reminder that loved ones lost will stay in our hearts, always.
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The Invisible String
by Patrice Karst
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4.8 out of 5 stars
11,967 Ratings

Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. "That's impossible!" the children insist, but still they want to know more: "What kind of string?" The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away? This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love.
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Wherever You are, My Love Will Find You
by Nancy Tillman
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4.8 out of 5 stars
6,414 Ratings

Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
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The Memory Box: A Book about Grief
by Joanna Rowland
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4.8 out of 5 stars
1,295 Ratings

From the perspective of a young child, author Joanna Rowland artfully describes what it's like to remember and grieve a loved one who has died. The child in the story wonders if she will forget the person who has gone. Other days I wonder if I’ll ever stop feeling sad you are gone.

The main character creates a memory box to keep mementos and written memories of her loved one to help with the grieving process. Throughout the narrative, the child's feelings are acknowledged, allowed, and assured that feelings are normal and healthy to express. Heartfelt and comforting, The Memory Box helps children, parents, educators, therapists, and social workers talk about this very difficult topic together.

The unique point of view allows each reader to imagine the loss of someone they've loved -- a friend, family member, or even a pet. A guide in the back includes information to help children manage grief and offers suggestions on how to create a memory box.
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Grandad's Island
by Benji Davies
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4.8 out of 5 stars
951 Ratings

At the bottom of Syd’s garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad’s house. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn’t in any of the usual places. He’s in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad’s house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as it’s always been — except that Grandad isn’t there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Davies’s tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they’re gone.
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The Goodbye Book
by Todd Parr
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4.8 out of 5 stars
520 Ratings

Through the lens of a pet fish who has lost his companion, Todd Parr tells a moving and wholly accessible story about saying goodbye. Touching upon the host of emotions children experience, Todd reminds readers that it's okay not to know all the answers and that someone will always be there to support them. An invaluable resource for life's toughest moments.


We hope that one of these books helps you and your child through a difficult time, and if you have any of your own recommendations then please leave them in the comments below.
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