Books for Children and Young People who Have Experienced Change and Loss

Suggested books for helping children to understand loss, change and grief. Books are a great way to start a conversation.
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"Snail and Turtle Rainy Days". The ever-wonderful Stephen Michael King has delivered a beautiful book that reminds children that there will be bad days but with patience and good friends there is joy to be found, even on rainy days. Dedicated to all the Seasons for Growth Team! http://www.booktopia.com.au/snail-and-turtle-rainy-days-stephen-michael-king/prod9781760159061.html

Snail and Turtle Rainy Days : Stephen Michael King : 9781760159061

The Memory Garden Series are three fictional stories about a dying child called Iris and her two siblings, Hazel and Leo. Using bright illustrations and age-appropriate grief and loss concepts, these resources aim to help children understand death and dying. Health professionals, teachers and family members can use these books to begin conversations with children about death and grief. https://kidshealth.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/bookshop-products/Grief

The Memory Garden Series are three fictional stories about a dying child called Iris and her two siblings, Hazel and Leo. Using bright illustrations and age-appropriate grief and loss concepts, these resources aim to help children understand death and dying. Health professionals, teachers and family members can use these books to begin conversations with children about death and grief. https://kidshealth.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/bookshop-products/Grief

"Molly's Memory Jar" by Norma Spaulding. This is a soothing story about remembering the good times and coping with the loss of a most beloved pet. The story is full of colour as Molly creates her own personal memory of her best friend, Lucy. Available at: http://www.booktopia.com.au/molly-s-memory-jar-norma-spaulding/prod9781921042355.html

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"Memory Flowers" by Donna Ellis. This story highlights the importance of memories as a way of keeping alive the spirit of those who have died. It centres on the loss of a pet and provides a launching pad for discussing the topic of death with children of all ages. Available at: http://www.memoryflowers.com.au/order.html

"Memory Flowers" by Donna Ellis. This story highlights the importance of memories as a way of keeping alive the spirit of those who have died. It centres on the loss of a pet and provides a launching pad for discussing the topic of death with children of all ages. Available at: http://www.memoryflowers.com.au/order.html

"Whats Dead Mean?" by Doris Zagdanski.A non-fiction, child’s activity book about death with stick figure drawings to help adults working with young children to age 8 to begin to comprehend their own experience with death. Available at: http://www.allaboutgrief.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=18&category_id=10&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=24&vmcchk=1&Itemid=24

"Whats Dead Mean?" by Doris Zagdanski.A non-fiction, child’s activity book about death with stick figure drawings to help adults working with young children to age 8 to begin to comprehend their own experience with death. Available at: http://www.allaboutgrief.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=18&category_id=10&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=24&vmcchk=1&Itemid=24

"When I'm Feeling Scared" by Tracey Moroney. Talking about feelings teaches children that it is normal to feel sad, or angry, or scared at times. With greater tolerance of challenging feelings, children become free to enjoy their world, to feel secure in their abilities, and to be happy." Available at: http://www.booktopia.com.au/when-i-m-feeling-scared-trace-moroney/prod9781608875269.html

"When I'm Feeling Scared" by Tracey Moroney.

"When I'm Feeling Lonely" by Tracey Moroney. Strong feelings are hard to cope with at any age. But they are particularly difficult for small children, who have no experience or perspective. They may not even have the words to express what they're going through. With notes for parents from a child psychologist offering some helpful insights.  Available at: http://www.booktopia.com.au/when-i-m-feeling-lonely-trace-moroney/prod9781741781144.html

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"When I'm Feeling Happy" by Tracey Moroney. Strong feelings are hard to cope with at any age. But they are particularly difficult for small children, who have no experience or perspective. They may not even have the words to express what they're going through.  With notes for parents from a child psychologist offering some helpful insights. Available at: http://www.booktopia.com.au/when-i-m-feeling-happy-trace-moroney/prod9781741245035.html

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"When I'm Feeling Angry" by Tracey Moroney. A series of four beautifully produced picture books that discuss different emotional concepts for young children. Each book features a page of parents' notes written by a child psychologist. Available at:  http://www.booktopia.com.au/when-i-m-feeling-angry-trace-moroney/prod9781741245028.html

Booktopia has When I'm Feeling Angry, When I'm Feeling by Trace Moroney. Buy a discounted Paperback of When I'm Feeling Angry online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

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