Processing and dealing with grief isn’t easy for anyone but it can be especially challenging for young children. Helping them to understand their emotions and deal with what it means to lose a loved one is the purpose of many picture books available on the market. Whether they’re working through the loss of a family member or even a yet, these gentle supports can help children to explore their feelings and understand what they mean.

In this blog, we’ve hand-selected 3 of the best children’s books available to help support you and your family.

Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman

This beautiful board book follows a young child through various adventures where they are accompanied by love the entire time. The overall and underlying story is that love still exists, no matter where your loved one is – even if that place is up in heaven. With adorable illustrations and a story that promises to capture their imagination and act as a constant reminder for even the smallest child, this one is a true treasure.

I’ll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm

This adorable story explains, in very simple terms, the process of ageing and death. Elfie, the dachshund, is told that her owner will ‘always love you’ every night. When it comes time for her owner to leave this earth, Elfie is reminded that the time they spent together was just as precious as the memories they share. A charming reminder of the power of relationships for children and adults alike.

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Written to help address feelings of separation, The Invisible String is a compelling story that shows that love is a never-ending and unbreakable connection. It offers reassurance to children of all ages and provides good stability for those dealing with the loss of the ones they love the most.

Storybooks form a significant role in the daily routines of many children across the country. And, using this familiar medium to help them work through feelings of grief has been shown for being very successful. Here at Wallace Stuart Limited, we are dedicated to helping our families make the journey through grief with support and guidance. We’re here to help when it comes time to lay your loved ones to rest.