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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...
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...
My 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,...
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.
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs In this story four-year-old Tommy loves visiting the house where his grandmother, Nana Downstairs, and his great-grandmother,...
The Next Place Beautifully illustrated book which offers a comforting look at life and death for children.
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),...
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...
What is Cremation? Eases children’s fears and confusion about cremation, emphasizing that a dead body has no feeling. Suggests ceremonies and...
When Dinosaurs Die This book allows adults to enter into the world of children to explain death. Topics include: what alive and dead means,...
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