We have a range of books and resources that you might find helpful. From books to help with loss to story books to help children understand, you are welcome to borrow from our lending library.

Talking to Children about Death

The factsheet below gives some helpful suggestions as to how to have difficult conversations with a child about the death of a loved one.

How to tell children that someone has died

Books for Adults

The Worst Loss

How families heal from the death of a child. Barbara D. Rosof For families embarked on the torturous journey of healing after the death of a child.


Surviving the loss of a child. Gary Roe Hopeful, healing and compassionate insight into a truly difficult topic.

On Grief and Grieving

Finding the meaning of grief through the five stages of loss. Elizabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler A rich trove for anyone experiencing grief – shedding light, comfort and hope.

Beyond Tears

Living after losing a child. Ellen Mitchell Bereaved parents candidly share what to expect in the first years and beyond.

Books for Children

What on Earth do you do when someone dies?

Trevor Romain The author answers difficult questions that occur when someone dies, Where do they go? Is it my fault? How do I say goodbye?

The Invisible String.

Patrice Karst The mother in this story reminds children and adults they are never truly alone, they are always connected by an invisible string of love.


Rebecca Elliott Toby Knows his sister Clemmie is very brave. When she goes to hospital, they both have to help each other face their fears.

Just Because

Rebecca Elliott Toby talks about his sister Clemmie. Clemmie has additional needs. Why? just because!

Love for Lawson

Charlie the Courageous Joslynn Jarrett-Skelton Charlie and Lawson are best friends and both have had open heart surgery. This story is about friendship and their special hearts.

Always and Forever

Alan Durant When fox dies, his friends are very sad and explore ways to remember their dear friend.

Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine Activity Book

Diana Crossley An activity book to help children understand death and remember a loved one.


If you would like to borrow a book, get in touch by emailing [email protected] or phone 02890 312228.