Often children have difficulty processing some of their feelings and emotions associated with their grief and loss. The following stories and resources were written to help children learn and understand more about death and dying which may assist with their abilities to process their grief and loss.
We strongly encourage adults to accompany children when reading these books. Doing so may trigger questions and conversations about death and dying.
Many of these resources have been tried and tested by children, parents and health professionals however this resource list is by no means exhaustive.
Online Book sellers are available for purchasing some of these resources.
Resources to use with families
Also available in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese & Vietnamese
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) together with the Paediatric Palliative Care Australia and New Zealand Corporation updated and developed 'A Family Companion' & factsheets to support people needing and providing paediatric palliative care.