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Helping Kids Cope: Death
Books about kids facing the death of loved ones, including parents.
For more help (especially for younger children) try picture books on dying.

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  Cover Art: Slog's Dad Almond, David
Slog's Dad
When Slog's father died he promised to return for one last visit in the spring, but when Slog spots a scruffy man on a bench outside the butcher shop and identifies him as his father, his best friend Davie is skeptical.
52 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hummingbird Angle, Kimberly Greene
Hummingbird
In spite of a busy life on the family pumpkin and watermelon farm in Jubilee, Georgia, twelve-year-old March Anne Tanner feels that something is missing, and when Grenna, the grandmother who has helped raise her since her mother died when she was three, also passes on, March Anne finds that she must act on her feelings of loss.
243 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Secrets of the Cicada Summer Beaty, Andrea
Secrets of the Cicada Summer
Twelve-year-old Lily mourns her brother, and has not spoken since the accident she feels she could have prevented, but the summer Tinny comes to town she is the only one who realizes Lily's secret.
167 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Black Jack Jetty : a Boy's Journey Through Grief Carestio, Michael A.
Black Jack Jetty : a Boy's Journey Through Grief
Visiting his family's summer home on the New Jersey shore, Jack begins to work through his feelings about his father's death in Afghanistan and to find his place among the cousins and other relatives he had never before met.
64 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Girl Who Threw Butterflies Cochrane, Mick.
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Eighth-grader Molly's ability to throw a knuckleball earns her a spot on the baseball team, which not only helps her feel connected to her recently deceased father, who loved baseball, it helps in other aspects of her life, as well.
175 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Walk Two Moons Creech, Sharon
Walk Two Moons
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
280 p. 1994
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: After You Lose Someone You Love : Advice and Insight from the Diaries of Three Kids Who've Been There Dennison, Amy
After You Lose Someone You Love : Advice and Insight from the Diaries of Three Kids Who've Been There
Three children, who abruptly lost their father, share the journals that they kept for almost two years, with reflections and advice for those experiencing a similar loss.
115 p. 2005
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Chicken Boy Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Chicken Boy
Since the death of his mother, Tobin's family life and school life have been in disarray, but after he starts raising chickens with his seventh-grade classmate, Henry, everything starts to fall into place.
201 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bird Elliott, Zetta
Bird
Bird, an artistic young African American boy, expresses himself through drawing as he struggles to understand his older brother's drug addiction and death, while a family friend, Uncle Son, provides guidance and understanding.
44 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Mockingbird Erskine, Kathryn
Mockingbird
Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.
235 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Umbrella Summer Graff, Lisa
Umbrella Summer
After her brother Jared dies, ten-year-old Annie worries about the hidden dangers of everything, from bug bites to bicycle riding, until she is befriended by a new neighbor who is grieving her own loss.
235 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dear Anjali Haber, Melissa Glenn
Dear Anjali
When her best friend dies at the age of thirteen, Meredith writes letters to her as she tries to endure her grief and other confusing emotions.
282 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Remembering Mrs. Rossi Hest, Amy
Remembering Mrs. Rossi
Although she loves her father, their home in New York City, and third-grade teacher Miss Meadows, Annie misses her mother who died recently.
143 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Last Invisible Boy Kuhlman, Evan
The Last Invisible Boy
In the wake of his father's sudden death, twelve-year-old Finn feels he is becoming invisible as his hair and skin become whiter by the day, and so he writes and illustrates a book to try to understand what is happening and to hold on to himself and his father.
233 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Confetti Girl Lo┬┤pez, Diana
Confetti Girl
After the death of her mother, Texas sixth-grader Lina's grades and mood drop as she watches her father lose himself more and more in books, while her best friend uses Lina as an excuse to secretly meet her boyfriend.
198 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Summer to Die Lowry, Lois
A Summer to Die
Thirteen-year-old Meg envys her sister's beauty and popularity. Her feelings don't make it any easier for her to cope with Molly's strange illness and eventual death.
154 p. 1977
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Kindred Souls MacLachlan, Patricia
Kindred Souls
Ten year-old Jake shares a special bond with his grandfather, Billy, but when Billy asks Jake to build him a sod house, Jake is not sure he wants to do it.
119 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Mimi Newman, John
Mimi
Mimi is determined not to give up on anyone or anything, but since Mammy died, her father never smiles, her sister Sally is in a bad mood, brother Conor keeps to himself, and even Sparkler the dog does not want to go for walks.
186 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Season of Secrets Nicholls, Sally
Season of Secrets
Sent by their father to live in the country with their grandparents after the sudden death of their mother, Molly's older sister Hannah expresses her grief in a raging rebellion while imaginative Molly finds herself increasingly distracted by visions, that seemingly only she can see, of a strange hunt in the nearby forest.
225 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Leanin' Dog Nuzum, K. A.
The Leanin' Dog
In wintry Colorado during the 1930s, eleven-year-old Dessa Dean mourns the death of her beloved mother, but the arrival of an injured dog and the friendship they form is just what they need to change their lives forever.
250 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
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