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Resources for Families

Resources for Families

Recommended Reading

For younger children:

Title Author Picture Available from
"Saying Goodbye to Hare" Carol Lee sgth Amazon
"Badger's Parting Gifts" Susan Varley bpg Amazon
"Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine" Diana Crossley and Kate Sheppard mps Amazon
"The Tenth Good Thing about Barney" Judith Viorst ttgtab Amazon

Older Children:

Title Author Picture Available from
"What Does Dead Mean?" Caroline Jay and Jenni Thomas wddm Jessica Kingsley Publishers
"What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?" Trevor Romain woedydwsd Amazon
"Michael Rosen's Sad Book" Michael Rosen mrsb Amazon
"A Monster Calls" Patrick Ness amc1 Amazon

Helpful books for parents:

Title Author Picture Available from
"As Big As It Gets: supporting a child when a parent is seriously ill" Julie Stokes, Diana Crossley and Di Stubbs abaig Amazon
"Talking to Children and Teenagers when an Adult has Cancer" Macmillan Cancer Support ttc Macmillan Cancer Support

Useful Websites

Website Good because:
riprap A website developed especially for teenagers.
ro An online youth service "helping you get through tough times".
cl The well known service for children and young people, offering help and advice on a wide range of issues.
mcs The national charity which provides information, phone line and an online forum.
uc A great resource for parents, families and childcare professionals, Understanding Childhood provides information leaflets on a range of issues.