Books, Links, and More

We've compiled resources in both French and English, to give you the broadest possible range of available information. To see resources in French, click in the top right corner of the page.

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Children - For
As Big as it Gets: Supporting a Child when a Parent is Seriously Ill
This booklet provides a range of ideas for parents and carers so that they feel able to involve their children in what is... read more...
Badger's Parting Gifts
This is the story of old Badger, who is kind, thoughtful, wise and is not afraid of dying. His only concern is how his friends... read more...
Deconstruction/Reconstruction: A grief journal for teens
The Dougy Center's first journal specially created for grieving teens.   Whether a teen has experienced the death of a parent,... read more...
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life For All Ages
This book is a story for people of all ages. It is also available as a nature video. It can assist in talking about the mysteries... read more...
Finding Your Own Way To Grieve
A creative activity book for children and teens on the autism spectrum. read more...
Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying
Written for children who may not survive their illness or for the children who know them, the second edition of this tender... read more...
Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids: 100 Practical Ideas
For young and middle readers (6-12 year-olds) grieving the death of someone loved. read more...
Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children
A pet, a friend or a relative dies, and it must be explained to a child. This book is a tool for explaining to children that... read more...
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs
In this story four-year-old Tommy loves visiting the house where his grandmother, Nana Downstairs, and his great-grandmother,... read more...
The Next Place
Beautifully illustrated book which offers a comforting look at life and death for children. read more...