Episode 49: Books about grief and loss

April 19, 2023

In episode 49 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Books about grief and loss for kids. It’s not easy talking about grief and loss with children. Megan shares her favourite and most useful books for helping or supporting children of all ages who are dealing with grief and loss.

Plus, Allison has great tips for children’s authors for connecting within the industry, while Megan talks about how authors can tap into TL networks for school visits.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Bush Magic’ by Kylie Howarth (early childhood) 

‘Plume Global Nibbler’ by Tania McCartney 

‘Seven Days’ by Fleur Ferris 

‘Horror Heights’ by Bec Hill 

‘Queer Up’ by Alexis Caught 



Using Stories to Inspire Play at BWF

‘Bush Magic’ Teachers’ Notes 

‘Seven Days’ Teachers’ Notes


Books about grief and loss for kids

A selection of Megan’s writing on grief and loss as well as all the links to books mentioned in this week’s episode are below.

Resources on death and dying for ages early childhood to adult by Megan Daley

Grief, widowhood and books by Megan Daley

Six months of grief by Megan Daley

It’s the most wonderful time of year until it is not by Megan Dalely

Two years is a such a very short time by Megan Daley

And then there was six by Megan Daley

Must have children’s books on grief, empathy and feelings by Megan Daley

Review of Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Review of ‘Finn’s Feather


Quick Tips

7 Things Children’s Authors Must Know For A Successful Career by Allison Tait

Connect with your show hosts

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Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.

Books about grief and loss for kids