`This book is easy to read and the accompanying computer CD of worksheets to print out is particularly useful' - Bereavement Care All children experience loss, often a death or a family separation; sometimes a friend moves away or a pet dies. Loss is the inevitable consequence of the positive experience of attachment. In this beautiful book Tina and Lorna offer teachers a resource that will support their understanding of the process and facilitate a range of activities which: - acknowledge the experience of loss - allow the expression of pain, fear, sadness - present the process as a shared experience - encourage communication - facililate recovery. This range of sensitive, positive and emotionally literate activities can be used in whole class, small group or individual settings and sit well in several primary and secondary PSCHE curriculum areas.

Books for Children

Books for children

The following list of books is not exhaustive. It aims to provide some useful resources for those supporting children who are experiencing the pain of loss and bereavement. These books have been recommended to us by a range of educationalists and mental health workers who have supported young people through this process.


  • Althea (1982) When Uncle Bob Died, Dinosaur Publications. Aimed at 5 to 8 year olds, this lovely book talks about fear, anger, sadness and memories.
  • Blume, J. (1998) Tiger Eyes, Macmillian Books. This books tells the story of a boy who has to cope with intense feelings after the sudden and violent death of his father during a shop raid (Age 12 to 18)
  • Burningham, J. (2003) Granpa. ...
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