Books for children | Cruse Bereavement Care

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The following links are for children's books on bereavement and grief available for sale from amazon.

Cruse is not responsible for the content of these publications, and if you are buying for a child, you will need to check that the book is appropriate for the individual child or young person, taking into account factors such as age, who they have lost and whether they have a particular faith.

Don't forget to also check out Cruse publications, and our free booklets.


Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine

Your Activity Book to Help When Someone Has Died, by Diana Crossley (Author) and Kate Sheppard (illustrator). This book can be used to help children make sense of their experience by reflecting on the different aspects of their grief, whilst finding a balance between remembering and having fun.

The Scar

The Scar by Charlotte Moundlic tells the story of a little boy who wakes up to find that his mother has died, and how he is overwhelmed with sadness, anger and fear that he will forget her. With the help of his Grandma he finds a way to hold on to his mother's love. Illustrated by Olivier Tallec.

Sad Book

Michael Rosen's Sad Book tells of his struggles with sadness following the loss of his son Eddie at age 19. A powerful account of grief with illustrations by Quentin Blake. A book for all ages.

The Heart and the Bottle

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers tells the story of a little girl who shuts her heart away in a bottle for safety after the loss of someone close. But after that it seemed that the world was emptier than before...