Our Favourite Books

We have all heard that there is no app to replace your lap. Reading together creates a special and cozy bond between children and their caregivers. These moments become sweet memories stored forever in the hearts of children. Here are some of our favourite books that might help during your grieving journey.

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

A picture book about the unbreakable connections between loved ones. This story lets kids (and adults) feel a sense of peace and joy when realizing we are always connected to our loved ones.

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

A story of a little girl who responds to the loss of a special person in her life by trying to shut her heart in a bottle, so it can never be hurt again. This book is perfect for kids to understand the emotions they may feel during the loss of their own special person.

Ida, Always by Caron Levis and Charles Santoso

This story follows two inseparable polar bears (Gus and Ida) that live in the Central Park Zoo and spend their time playing, splashing and listening to the sounds of the city. But, everything changes when Ida becomes terminally ill. The story explores a variety emotions like friendship, love and loss. It provides a gentle reminder that loved ones lost will stay in our hearts, always.

Grandad's Island by Benji Davies

This story follows Syd, a little boy and his Grandad on an epic adventure on an island. It gently explores the idea of losing a loved one, making it simple for young readers to understand.

When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Brown.

When Dinosaurs Die explains death, dying, and coping with grief and loss in simple and accessible language for young kids and families.

The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr.

This story follows a fish who loses their friend. This colourful book touches upon the wide range of emotions during a loss, but also provide reassurance that someone will always be there to support them.

I miss you: A first look at death by Pat Thomas.

This book is great for starting those conversations with children about death, helps prompt them to talk about their feelings, and reassures them that it is normal to have feelings when someone dies.