Over many years we have developed a list of books and resources which we and others have found helpful. If you would like further help in finding a title or would like to suggest a title to add to our listing please contact the Support and Information Team or call 01494 568900.

Please note: inclusion on this list does not constitute a recommendation by Child Bereavement UK, as we are aware that whether a book is helpful or not is subjective and as such is a decision that can only be made by the individual reader.

We have put links, where possible, from the books to their Amazon page. If you click through to Amazon via the hyperlinks and purchase a book Child Bereavement UK will receive a small commission from Amazon. It will not affect your purchase price, so please consider doing this.

The books in this section are suitable for; Forces’ Families, Special Educational Needs and also Children and the School


 

Why Do We Have to Move?

Why Do We Have to Move?

Author: Joy O’Neill

Written to support any child worried about moving, especially Armed Forces’ families.

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Finding Your Own Way to Grieve

Finding Your Own Way to Grieve

Author: Karla Helbert

A creative activity workbook for grieving children and teens on Autistic Spectrum. The clear consise langauge will help adults communicate with children around the abstract concepts of death and grief. A useful and practical book.

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Lets Talk About Death

Lets Talk About Death

Author: Down’s Syndrome Scotland

A booklet about death and funerals for young people and adults who have a learning disability. Includes some simple text on why people die, what happens at funerals and possible grief reactions. Photographs support the text.

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When Mum Died

When Mum Died

Author: Hollins and Sireling

This book takes an honest and straightforward approach to death and grief in the family. The pictures tell the death of a parent in a simple but moving way. “When Mum Died” shows a burial. The approach is non-denominational.

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When Dad Died

When Dad Died

Author: Hollins and Sireling

This book take an honest and straightforward approach to death and grief in the family. The pictures tell the death of a parent in a simple but moving way. The approach is non-denominational.

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When Somebody Dies

When Somebody Dies

Author: Hollins and Sireling

Using pictures, the book tells the story of Mary who is very upset when someone she loves dies. She is encouraged by a friend to go to regular bereavement counselling sessions, which help her to feel less sad. John also loses someone he is close to. He is given comfort and companionship by friends and is shown learning to cope better with life.

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Interventions with Bereaved Children

Interventions with Bereaved Children

Author: Smith and Pennells

A useful resource with lots of practical ideas. Twenty contributors share effective ways of supporting and helping bereaved children. Chapter 13 is titled, “Helping Families and Professionals to Work with Children who have Learning Difficulties.”

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Autism and Loss

Autism and Loss

Author: R V Forrester-Jones

“Autism and Loss” is a complete resource that covers a variety of kinds of loss, including bereavement. It includes factsheets and practical ideas which families and professional carers may find useful.

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The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools

The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools

Author: Ian Gilbert

A short, personal account of the way various schools tried to support the author’s three children after the death of their mother. A good book for a parent to take into any school wondering how best to support grieving pupils. It opens with a brief 15 point guide which would be a helpful starting point.

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