Friday, March 9, 2012
Books for Children Who have Been Bereaved
Lorna Bradbury has excellent suggestions on books for children undergoing bereavement (link below). The first on her list is the beautiful book Michael Rosen's Sad Book. This one I would say isn't just for children... it's for all of us. Written around the loss of his son, Eddie, Rosen explores the full range of what it means to be sad and that everyone is sad sometimes. It's okay to be sad. One to keep on your bookshelf always, and cherish.
A few of the others on Bradbury's list are; Missing Mummy by Rebecca Cobb (perfect for younger children), Always and Forever by Alan Durant, Sally Nichols' Ways To Live Forever... and of course, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
Posted by Mary Esther Judy