Grief Resources for Children

Children’s Books

Saying Goodbye to Lulu

Written by Corinne Demas
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
Published by Little, Brown & Co

A young girl and her lovable dog, Lulu, are the best of friends. They play games together, explore their neighborhood, and even cuddle up to read bedtime stories each night. Lulu is the best dog a girl could ever hope for, but when she grows older and gradually becomes weak, the little girl must face the sad possibility of losing her dear friend, and inevitably, cope with the death of her canine companion. Though she is deeply saddened by Lulu’s passing and misses her very much, over time the little girl discovers that the sweet memory of her beloved Lulu will live on forever… in her heart.

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The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

By Judith ViorstIl
lustrated by Erik Blegvad

My cat Barney died this Friday. I was very sad. My mother said we could have a funeral for him, and I should think of ten good things about Barney so I could tell them…
But the small boy who loved Barney can only think of nine. Later, while talking with his father, he discovers the tenth — and begins to understand.

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My Pet Died: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

The death of a pet can be particularly difficult for children, and the stronger the relationship between child and pet, the more the child will grieve when the pet dies.

This coloring book for kids will help them express their feelings about the pet’s death and learn about both the joy–and the pain–that comes from caring for others, including our precious companion animals.

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