After I wrote The Cookie Jar Parable, I started getting requests from schools and counselors and families for copies of the book. Grief is a topic that we don’t associate with children very often, but it comes up more than we think. My own kids have already been through the loss of two great-grandparents. Books are one way that we can help them understand and process the new feelings that are associated with their loss. Here are a few recommendations for books that can help during such a difficult time.
Books to Help Young Kids With Grief
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Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile is a book often recommended for children who have lost a parent.
I Miss You: This book discusses death in secular (non-religious) terms that very young children can understand, and helps to show children that their feelings are valid and natural.
The Cookie Jar Parable is the book that I authored. If you are looking for a children’s book with a faith-based philosophy to help a child process grief, this might be a good selection for you.
If you have a child who has recently had to say goodbye to a pet, check out Saying Goodbye to Lulu.
If you have any other suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.
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