Books About Death for Children

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Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children

When the death of a relative, a friend, or a pet happens or is about to happen . . . how can we help a child to understand?

by Bryan MellonieRobert Ingpen 

Lifetimes is a moving book for children of all ages, even parents too. It lets us explain life and death in a sensitive, caring, beautiful way. Lifetimes tells us about beginnings. And about endings. And about living in between. With large, wonderful illustrations, it tells about plants. About animals. About people. It tells that dying is as much a part of living as being born. It helps us to remember. It helps us to understand.

Lifetimes . . . a very special, very important book for you and your child. The book that explains—beautifully—that all living things have their own special Lifetimes.

Find it at your library or support your local bookstore.