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No Matter What
Author: Debi Gliori
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: May provide reassurance for an insecure or anxious child that their parents' love for them is unconditional and constant, despite the circumstances. It sensitively reinforces the message that love carries on, even after someone dies.
The key message behind this simple and beautiful book for small children is that the love a parent... read more

Tags: comfort, bereavement, anxiety, death, divorce, emotions, family, father, fears, loss, love, mother, sadness, separation anxiety, serious illness, terminal illness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5


Mummy's Lump
Author: Gillian Forrest
Illustrator: Sarah Garson
How this book may help: Providing a reassuring and realistic account which may dispel some of the fears young children have about cancer, the treatments which are given for it and how it affects family life.
This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Jack and Elly's mum's diagnosis and treatment... read more

Tags: anxiety, cancer, doctor, health, hospital, illness, mother, operation, serious illness, terminal illness, treatment

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Badger's Parting Gifts
Author: Susan Varley
Illustrator: Susan Varley
How this book may help: Providing comfort to children who have been bereaved. Explaining that grief can eventually give way to happy memories.
Badger is very old, and he knows that sometime soon he will die. He is not afraid, and is only... read more

Tags: serious illness, sadness, love, loss, death, comfort, bereavement, terminal illness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5


Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine (Winstons Wish)
Author: Diana Crossley
Illustrator: Kate Sheppard
How this book may help: This activity book was devised to help bereaved children by offering a structure and an outlet for the many difficult feelings that inevitably follow the death of a loved one.
This beautifully illustrated book helps a child through the grieving process and allows them to... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, loss, love, sadness, terminal illness

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Grandma
Author: Jessica Shepherd
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A comforting (yet realistic) story of the relationship between a young boy and his Grandma who has dementia. Beautifully illustrated and sensitively written, this would be a great choice for any child who has a loved one who is suffering from dementia or is going into a care home.
Publisher's summary: "Oscar loves Grandma, and their time together is always lots of fun. As she becomes less able to..." read more

Tags: family, grandparent, illness, mental illness, serious illness, terminal illness

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Missing Mummy
Author: Rebecca Cobb
Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb
How this book may help: This touching and beautiful picture book perfectly reflects the grief of a young child who has lost a parent.
"Some time ago we said goodbye to Mummy. I am not sure where she has gone." Written and... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, family, loss, love, mother, sadness, terminal illness

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Cry Heart, But Never Break
Author: Glenn Ringtved
Illustrator: Charlotte Pardi
How this book may help: A sensitive and honest portrayal of the death of a cherished grandparent, the book carries important messages about coping with the grieving process.
Four children live with their grandmother. One night, a black-cloaked stranger arrives at the door:... read more

Tags: bereavement, comfort, death, grandparent, loss, sadness, terminal illness

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Grandpa's Boat
Author: Michael Catchpool
Illustrator: Sophy Williams
How this book may help: May comfort a child who has lost a grandparent. Gently reflects the ageing process and the passing of time.
After Grandpa's death, his beloved boat, The Periwinkle, is left unused by the quay. The boat is... read more

Tags: bereavement, emotions, family, grandparent, loss, love, terminal illness

Average reader rating: No readers have reviewed this book yet.

Always and Forever
Author: Alan Durant
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: Comforting children who have experienced bereavement or other loss and providing gentle reassurance that over time their pain will ease.
Otter, Mole, Fox and Hare live happily together in their house in the woods. But soon Fox falls... read more

Tags: emotions, bereavement, anxiety, terminal illness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

Gentle Willow
Author: Joyce C Mills
Illustrator: Cary Pillo
How this book may help: This is a book for children with a terminal illness and it also offers support to families, siblings and friends of these children.
Amanda Squirrel and her friend live in the forest and are especially fond of the willow tree. But... read more

Tags: loss, illness, death, bereavement, terminal illness

Average reader rating: No readers have reviewed this book yet.

On The Wings Of A Butterfly
Author: Belinda Messer
Illustrator: Jessica Smith
How this book may help: A colourful and heart-warming approach to tackling the loss of a loved one, with practical suggestions for coping with loss.
On The Wings of a Butterfly discusses feelings that a child may encounter when a loved one passes... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, loss, sadness, terminal illness

Average reader rating: No readers have reviewed this book yet.

Nurse Ted: A Children's Guide to Cancer
Author: Ffion Jones and Kerry Foster-Mitchell
Illustrator: Ffion Jones
How this book may help: This is a very useful text, written in a clear and concise way. It might help a child to understand some of the facts about cancer, its diagnosis and treatment. It could also encourage a child to talk about their emotions if they are experiencing a similar situation.
Nurse Ted works at the hospital, and enjoys helping people to feel better if they are unwell -... read more

Tags: cancer, doctor, family, hair, hospital, illness, injections, medicine, mother, serious illness, terminal illness

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