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Book suggestions for children who've lost a mother

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goosiegander · 18/05/2011 21:17

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.

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ashamedandconfused · 18/05/2011 21:29

"michael rosens sad book"


its very moving

ashamedandconfused · 18/05/2011 21:30

"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 · 19/05/2011 14:59

thank you for these suggestions - v helpful.

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meditrina · 19/05/2011 15:09

Try looking at Goid Books for Tough Times.

MollysChamber · 19/05/2011 15:11

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 · 31/05/2011 20:08

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 · 04/06/2011 21:55

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 · 06/06/2011 08:29

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

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