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How Children Can Learn About Death/Separation

It may be very difficult to simply explain to your children with words what death is all about, without scaring them. Reading picture books is actually a great way to educate the young ones in understanding death/separation from the children's perspective. In the end, they will discover that their loved ones are at a better place without any pain and suffering.

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Tulip and Lupin forever

Mireille Levert ; translated by Elisa Amado. -- |

Grandma's gloves

Cecil Castellucci ; illustrated by Julia Denos. -- |

Big Cat Pepper

Elizabeth Partridge ; illustrated by Lauren Castillo. -- |

Good-bye, Sheepie

by Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Peter Catalanotto. -- |

Missing mummy

Rebecca Cobb. -- |

Remembering Crystal

Sebastian Loth. -- |

The scar

Charlotte Moundlic ; illustrated by Olivier Tallec. -- |

Dog breath

Carolyn Beck ; illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan. -- |

Bone dog

Eric Rohmann. -- |

The day Tiger Rose said goodbye

by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Jim LaMarche. -- |

Harry & Hopper

Margaret Wild ; [illustrated by] Freya Blackwood. -- |

Farewell, Grandpa Elephant

written by Isabel Abedi ; illustrated by Miriam Cordes ; [translation by Erik Nelson Werner]. -- |

My father's arms are a boat

[written by] Stein Erik Lunde ; [illustrated by] Oyvind Torseter ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson. -- |

Flamingo dream

by Donna Jo Napoli ; illustrated by Cathie Felstead. |

Farolitos for Abuelo

Rudolfo Anaya ; illustrated by Edward Gonzales. |

Rudi's pond

by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Ronald Himler. |

Goodbye, Mousie

by Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Jan Ormerod. |

Saying good-bye to Uncle Joe

by Nancy Loewen ; illustrated by Christopher Lyles. -- |