Books on Death and Dying for Kids

The Purple Balloon by Chris Raschka

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen

Lifetimes: a Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen

Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola

Dealing with Terminal Illness in the Family by Heather Lehr Wagner and Marvin Rosen, consulting editor

I Found a Dead Bird: the Kid’s Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death by Jan Thornhill

The Kids’ Book about Death and Dying by and for kids by the Unit at Fayerweather Street School. Edited and coordinated by Eric E. Rofes

The Saddest Time by Norma Simon. Pictures by Jacqueline Rogers

Talking about Death: a Dialogue Between Parent and Child by Earl A. Grollman. Drawings by Susan Avishai

Sunny: the Death of a Pet by Judith E. Greenberg and Helen H. Carey. Photographs by Barbara Kirk

When Dinosaurs Die: a Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Heaven by Nicholas Allan

About Dying: an Open Family Book for Parents and Children Together by Sara Bonnett Stein

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney by Judith Viorst. Illustrated by Erik Blegvad.