A Kids Book About Grief


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For Ages 6+

Start the conversation around grief—a normal and healthy experience we all share as human beings.

Grief is a small word for a BIG experience. Grief affects us emotionally, but also physically, socially, spiritually, and really in every part of our lives. But the important thing to know is that grief is natural, normal, and healthy, and it’s an experience we all have because we’re human. 

Brennan C. Wood (she/her) is the award-winning executive director of Dougy Center: The National Grief Center for Children & Families. Dougy Center provides support and resources for children and families who are grieving. Brennan loves spending time with her awesome blended family and honors her mother’s legacy by making every day a celebration!

Hardback Size: 8in. x 10in.
ISBN: 9978-1-953955-56-2
Printed in the USA

eBook Format: EPUB
eBook ISBN: 978-1-953955-57-9
eBook Compatibility: iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices
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72 pages

Copyright 2022
Designed in Portland, Oregon

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews

Excellently useful

Gretchen C.

Wonderful book it covers important feelings and issues surrounding grief

Holly I.
This book is great… for all ages!

Bought this for my partner’s 9 year old son but glad I bought it for us, too. As an adult with little experience with grief, I think this will also help me navigate grief and be more understanding of what my partner is going through. We’ve been impressed by all of the A Kids Co books we’ve purchased, but this may be among our favorites for its clarity and simple way of explaining such a complex emotion and process. It delicately and expertly captures things we didn’t think to communicate ourselves, reminding readers that it’s okay to feel sadness and joy; to miss your loved one and still have fun playing with friends. I’m not sure I’ll ever have the words to explain why I love this book so much, but I’ll definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to start a conversation about grief.

Andrea B.

I’m an adult who lost my father when I was barely 30. I previewed this book before giving it my pre-teen niece/nephew who have just lost their mother. I honestly think this book should be passed along to all people who lose a loved one…. it’s helpful reminders on the duality of emotions during a season of mourning, particularly if you’ve lost a loved one to cancer or illness over a stretch of time. It can be confusing to feel joy and pain— growth and loss— deep relief and intense sadness— all at the same time.

The kids’ father told me the book was particularly helpful to start conversation with his younger son.


This simple but impactful book met the kids right where they needed.