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Book suggestions for children who've lost a mother

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goosiegander Wed 18-May-11 21:17:24

Friends of ours have lost their daughter to breast cancer - and she had three children aged, 4, 6 and 12. They'd like suggestions for books that could help the children cope with their loss. They have Badger's Parting Gift and have asked for book suggestions that feature people rather than animals.

ashamedandconfused Wed 18-May-11 21:29:05

"michael rosens sad book"


its very moving

ashamedandconfused Wed 18-May-11 21:30:45

"Always and Forever" is another lovely, lovely book that uses animals - I am sure the 4 yo would understand it - we used it with Ds age 5 when his GF was dying (along with badgers parting gifts)

goosiegander Thu 19-May-11 14:59:46

thank you for these suggestions - v helpful.

meditrina Thu 19-May-11 15:09:33

Try looking at Goid Books for Tough Times.

MollysChamber Thu 19-May-11 15:11:45

I don't have any suggestions as such but I know that local healthvisitors were able to recommend books to a friends dh when she died.

spiderbabymum Tue 31-May-11 20:08:18

please whoever u are : Phone winstons wish ...or look at their website . they have a reading list they can post you with age appropriate books . good luck

mk3 Sat 04-Jun-11 21:55:53

Books that helped me when my father died when I was 14 were 'Dicey's Song' by Cynthia Voigt and 'A Sound of Chariots' by Mollie Hunter. They might be suitable for the 12 year old. I read them over and over and they helped a lot. Not sure if either are in print but should be available second hand.

goosiegander Mon 06-Jun-11 08:29:39

Thank you for these comments - very grateful - and I shall pass them on.

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