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Support Resources

Asking for help.

Hope Again - support for young people

WaY - Widowed and Young

SoBS - Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

SoS - Silence of Suicide

Support after Suicide

Support after Murder and Manslaughter

Grief Encounter - helping bereaved children

Winstons Wish - Family Support

Young Minds

Child Bereavement UK

A Particular Need
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Anchor 2
Just Read a Good book

Please remember that these books should be selected for the child – not by age.  While some may be appropriate for all, others will need to be placed carefully and may contain adult themes or triggers.  It is always advised that you read the books before passing them on to the young person and, also check the young person wants your recommendations.


Be aware of the young person’s faith or belief system (or lack thereof) before recommending books that specifically refer to (or against) the afterlife. 

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Picture Books

Harry and the Robots – Ian Whybrow

Goodbye Mog – Judith Kerr

Badgers Parting Gifts – Susan Varley

Invisible String – Patrice Karst

Always and Forever – Alan Durant

The Memory Tree – Britta Teckentrup

The Memory Box – Joanna Rowland

Why do things die?  - Katie Daynes

Rabbityness – Jo Empson

Grandad’s Island – Benji Davies

The Goodbye book – Todd Parr

The heart and the bottle – Oliver Jeffers

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney – Judith Viorst

I miss you – Pat Thomas

When Dinosaurs Die – Laurie Krasny Brown

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf – Leo Buscaglia

Fox : A Circle of Life Story – Isabel Thomas

Where are you Lydie – Emma Poore


Early Readers

Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs – Tomie DePaola

Cry Heart but never break – Glenn Ringtved

Duck, Death and the Tulip – Wold Eribruch

Let’s talk about when someone dies – Molly Potter

When Sadness Comes to Call – Eva Eland

One Wave at a time – Ashley Crowley Holly

My brother and me – Sarah Courtauld

Ida, Always – Caron Levis

The Coat I wear – Mel Maxwell

Water Bugs and Dragonflies – Doris Stickney


For Parents

Is Daddy coming back in a minute? – Elke Barber        

Lifetimes – the beautiful way to explain death to children – Bryan Mellonie

Missing Mummy – Rebecca Cobb

The Dragonfly Story – Kelly Owen

As big as it gets – Julie A Stokes

A child’s grief – Di Stubbs

Grief in Children – Atle Dyregrov

Never too young to know – Phyllis Silverman

Young Fiction

Sad Book – Michael Rosen

Tear Soup – Pat Schwiebert

A Shelter for Sadness – Anne Booth

Charlotte’s Web – EB White

Children Also Grieve – Linda Goldman

A Complete book about death for kids – Early Grollman

Will my cat eat my eyeballs – Caitlyn Doughty

Great answers to difficult questions about death – Linda Goldman

I know I made it happen – Lyn Blackburn

The Saddest Time – Norma Simon

Time for Uncle Joe – Nancy Jewell

A taste of blackberries – Doris Smith

Annie and the Old One – Miska Miles

A gift for Tia Rosa – Karen Taha

Missing May – Cynthia Rylant

Devil’s Bridge – Cynthia C De Felice

The Rag Coat – Lauren Mills

A Star for the latecomer – Paul Zindel

Winter Holding Spring – Crescent Dragonwagon

Ghost Brother – C S Adler

Nadia, The Wilful – Sue Alexander


Older Fiction

Just under the clouds – Melissa Sarno

The house with chicken legs – Sophie Anderson

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

Johnny and the Dead – Terry Pratchett

Dance on my grave – Aidan Chambers

All this time – Rachel Lippincott

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

Dear Evan Hansen – Val Emmich

The Ghost of Gosswater – Lucy Strange

History is all you left me – Adam Silvera

Turtle Boy – M Evan Wolkenstein

Tamarind & The Star of Ishta – Jasbinder Bilan

The Shark Caller – Zillah Bethell

Finding Joy – Gary Andrews

Forever ends on Friday – Justin Reynolds

The Memory book – Lara Avery

A tragic kind of wonderful – Eric Lindstrom

Pog – Padraig Kenny

The Rest of the story – Sarah Dessen

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