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Books for Children and Young People

Goodbye Mousie (under 5yrs)
Robie H Harris, Aladdin Paperbacks. (ISBN:978-0689871344).
A good story to help introduce death to young children

I Miss You: A First Look at Death (under 5yrs)
Pat Thomas, Barron's Educational Series. (ISBN:978-0764117641).

A very good educational book for introducing death to young children

When Uncle Bob Died (under 5yrs)
Althea, Happy Cat Books Ltd. (ISBN:978-1903285084).
A young boy talks about what 'dead' means and about Uncle Bob who died from illness.

Always and Forever (5-8yrs)
Alan Durrant (ISBN:978-0552548779)
Otter, Mole and Hare miss Fox when he is ill and dies. They find ways to remember him.  

There's No Such Thing as a Dragon (5-8yrs)    
Jack Kent, Happy Cat Books (ISBN:978-1899248957)    

The Huge Bag of Worries (5-8yrs)    
Virginia Ironside, Hodder Wayland (ISBN:978-0340903179)

This lovely book encourages children to talk about their worries.    

Saying Goodbye to Daddy (5-8yrs)    
Judith Vigna, Albert Whitman & co. (ISBN:978-0807572535)    

Charlotte's Web (9-12yrs)  
E White, Puffin (ISBN:978-0060527792)  

Michael Rosen's Sad Book (9-12yrs)    
Michael Rosen, Walker Books (ISBN:978-1406313161)  

Honest book that will appeal to both children and adults about how sad Michael fells when thinking about his son who died.  

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies   
Trevor Romain, Free Spirit Publishing Inc (ISBN:978-1575420554).
This book is a factual guide for older children answering questions like - 'Why do people die? 'Is it okay to cry?' 

Two Weeks with the Queen (13-16yrs) 
Morris Gleitzman, Puffin Books (ISBN:978-141303000) 

Vicky Angel (13-16yrs)     
Jacqueline Wilson, Corgi Children's (ISBN:978-0440865896)  

The Lost Boy's Appreciation Society (13-16yrs)
Alan Gibbons, Orion Children's Books (ISBN:1842550963)

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