11 Books to Help Children Cope with the Loss of a Parent - The B&N Kids BlogMy heart is heavy as I write this post. Sadly, the reality is that most children will experience a loss of a close relative or friend sometime in their youth. My belief in God, Jesus, and Heaven obviously influence my choice in books that deal with such sensitive issues such as death and the afterlife. If you are unfamiliar with this book, it is the story of Colton Burpo—a three-year old who claims he went to Heaven during his emergency appendectomy surgery. The details that he shares with his parents are incredibly accurate to the scriptures that talk about Heaven in the Bible.
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst (Author)
15 Best Children's Books About Grief, Loss & Death
As the months pass, a pup. This is a book I recently picked up at our local Christian bookstore. Thanks for this post. Does anyone know the book where one twin dies in a car accident.
A book about a boy who deals with the loss of his mother and psychological break down of his father at the same time! I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, Connie. My oldest son is now 30. Parents will recognize the brightly-colored illustrations that accompany Boojs Goodbye Book.
Till We Meet Again, A children's book about death and grieving
When a pet dies, the right children's book can help kids deal with the death of a pet. It may be a book about dog heaven, a book about what happens when a cat dies, a special day for a dying dog or a burial for a beloved pet mouse. Sharing a children's picture book about the death of a pet can provide an opportunity for children to express their feelings when a beloved pet dies. Dog Heaven , an affectionate and joyous look at what heaven must be like for dogs, can be a great comfort for both children and adults who believe in a heaven as a place where dogs go. When our dog died, I bought this children's picture book, which was written and illustrated by Cynthia Rylant, for my husband and it helped to ease his grief. Scholastic, ISBN:
Some are biblical expositions for kids, while others help kids address grief from a biblical perspective. Last Updated on August 29, I first read that book in elementary school for a class before my friend died and it had no effect on me.
We do have a post that discusses a few books for teens that you can read chilsrens. This explained it well and they were full of questions. God had used him for some very special reasons. Most adults believe there is a spiritual change at the end of life as well.