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
The Kissing Hand
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares... 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...
NewMy father’s kite
My father’s kite connects the experiences of two siblings to the logical sequence of the seasons in an effort to bridge,... read more...
My Love Will Follow You There: Calming imagery for children facing death
This book combines mindfulness with storytelling to create a peaceful way to say goodbye to a child who is facing death. 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...
The Purple Balloon: A Children's Book
When a child becomes aware of his pending death (children tend to know long before the rest of us even want to consider it),... read more...
The Secret C: Straight Talking About Cancer
This booklet is aimed at supporting parents or carers and encourages open communication and questions about cancer within... read more...
What is Cremation?
Eases children’s fears and confusion about cremation, emphasizing that a dead body has no feeling. Suggests ceremonies and... read more...
When Dinosaurs Die
This book allows adults to enter into the world of children to explain death. Topics include: what alive and dead means,... read more...