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Helping Children with Grief

Western cultures tend to be “death-denying and grief-avoiding” (Terra McDaniel). Walking with children and families through grief, loss, and death can be a challenging and important opportunity. The books, resources, and links on this page have been curated for church leaders and caregivers (parents, grandparents, guardians, etc.). If you have additional questions or have resources that would be helpful to add, please contact Kathy Pittenger.

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Grief Support for Children and Families in Michigan

Recommended Children’s Books

The books below have been recommended by children’s ministry directors and professionals. For a downloadable list, click here.

the invisible string book cover
The Memory Box A Book About Grief book cover
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs book cover
the Fall of Freddie the Leaf book cover
When a Pet Dies book cover
Water bugs and dragonflies book cover
A Little Blue Bottle book cover
when sadness is at your door book cover
A Taste of Blackberries book cover
Charlotte's Web book cover
Bridge to Terabithia book cover