Bereavement Resources for Children, Young People & Families

The following resources are recommended by Cruse Scotland to help facilitate discussions about grief, with children of various ages.

Books about death and dying:

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?
by Trevor Romain & Elizabeth Verdick

When People Die?
by Sarah Levete

Stories for younger children:

Badger’s Parting Gift
by Susan Varley

Dusty was my Friend
by Andrea Fleck Clardy

Waterbugs and Dragonflies
by Doris Stickney

Online resources for younger children:

Supporting Children & Young People Who are Grieving
a Cruse Scotland guide for families

The Little Book of Loss
by the Perth and Kinross Schools Project

Online resources for older children and young people:

After Someone Dies
a Cruse Scotland guide for young people

Hope Again
Young people living after loss

The Smart Grief Guide
This guide has been developed by a group of secondary school students to help young people.

Child Bereavement UK
Support and advice from bereaved young people for bereaved young people

Online resources for families:

Simba Charity

A baby loss charity supporting parents and families in Scotland.