books about grief for kids and teens

Books About Grief for Children and Teens

A child may not be able to understand their feelings of grief. Books are a great tool for helping children have a better understanding of what's happening in their world, especially after the loss of a loved one. Below is a list of books that may help children who are grieving find some comfort:

For Children

Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasney Brown

Finding Grandpa Everywhere by John Hodge

What's Heaven? by Maria Shriver

Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope by Donna O'Toole

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen

Waterbugs and Dragonflies by Doris Stickney

The Purple Balloon by Chris Raschka

On the Wings of a Butterfly by Marilyn Maple

The Memory Box by Kirsten McLaughlin

For Teens

Fire in My Heart Ice in my Veins by Enid Traisman (Teen)

Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan Wolfelt (Teen)

When Death Walks In by Mark Scrivani (Teen)

Teen Grief Relief by Deidi Horsley and Gloria Horsley (Teen)

The Common Threads of Teenage Grief by Janet Tyson (Teen)