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Death and Illness




For Children

Remembering My Grandparent: A Kid’s Own Grief Workbook in the Christian Tradition by Nechama Liss-Levinson and Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette


Remembering My Pet: A Kid's Own Spiritual Workbook for When a Pet Dies by Nechama Liss-Levinson and Rev. Molly Phinney Baskett


Water Bugs and Dragonflies, Explaining Death to Young Children by Doris Stickney


Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaolo


The Next Place by Warren Hanson

Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glenn Ringtved (Author), Charlotte Pardi (Illustrator), Robert Moulthrop (Translator)


The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

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Resources Continued
Ghost Wings by Barbara M. Joosse and Giselle Potter (Illustrator)
The Goodbye Boat by Mary Joslin and Claire St. Louis Little (Illustrator)
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia
Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies by Janis Silverman

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

Remember Me When...: Creating Memories to Last a Lifetime by Todd Williams; Illustrations by Ciara Compton


For Adult Family Members


What Do We Tell the Children? Talking to Kids About Death and Dying by Joseph M. Primo
Praying Through a Child's Illness: 28 Days of Prayer by Wessel Bentley
Pioneering Unique Cures for Kids (PUCK): Support and advocacy for rare and incurable children's diseases. Website includes personal stories from children on illness.

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