Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying

Down the Memory Hole
Series: Children (ages 9-12). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,640. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Summer vacation sucks when 12-year-old Buzz shares his room with a grandpa who has Alzheimer’s disease and his parents forbid him to associate with his best friend. The idea of giving up Mitch is bad enough. But how can he relate to an old man who wears adult diapers and thinks dog biscuits are people cookies? Someone who could die in the night and scare Buzz right out of puberty! (Ages 12 & up)
My Pet Is Gone?
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Bookata, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
(5.00 from 1 review)
The loss of a pet is hard on everyone. Children can be especially sensitive. Because it is often a child’s first encounter with death, parents should handle the situation with care. With My Pet Is Gone, you can create a commemoration space where the family honors the pet. By integrating real-life events that involved your pet and your family, you’ll be able to guide your child toward closure.
Eulalia Starwind
Price: Free! Words: 15,250. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
Eulalia, the flying girl who taught me how to get lost and enjoy it, lived in an old abandoned house in the woods one summer a whole lot of years ago. Weird, she was, but in the nicest way... She used to say that she was "the laughter and the silence around it" and "that thing you never missed 'til you found it". And it's sure hard to describe her better - but in this book I've tried my very best.
A Bedtime Myth
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A recently widowed father is confronted with the impossible task of explaining to his young son the circumstances surrounding his mother's death. As he resorts to a bedtime myth to explain their new situation, he is forced to realize something very true about himself and their shared grief.
Bumbershoot
Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
Tara Brown's goldfish has died. A picture story about a small heartbreak.
Stealing The Show
Price: Free! Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
Lewis Champion is in total, hopeless love with Jubilee Marshfield. Which is complicated, because she's his best friend. And just as he's about to tell her how he feels, Lewis' beloved grandfather, Paps, dies. In his will, Paps leaves a crazy wish: he wants his ashes spread thousands of miles away, and he wants Lewis to do it. Follow this wild journey of discovery, romance, and memories.
Jill in a Box
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
(4.00 from 1 review)
A young girl deals with the loss of her grandmother by retreating into a refrigerator box. With the help of her friend and confidant, William the Ox, she comes to realize that the ones we love live on in us through our memories. A tender and joyful story for young and old that have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Heaven Me & You | What Happens When Someone You Love Dies
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
The death of a loved one is challenging enough without having to endure the additional trauma of explaining it to a child, but unfortunately a lot of people have no other option. This book is a tool for parents to explain and to help you and your child cope with your in order to strengthen your bonds and to fortify you as a family for whatever comes next.
Kero Crosses The Rainbow Bridge
Series: Kero's World, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Kero is sicker than he’s ever been before, and has been for a while now. It looks like it’s time for another trip to the vet. But this time Kero’s human won’t be bringing him home; it’s time for Kero to cross the rainbow bridge! What does this mean? And what will Kero find on the other side of the rainbow bridge?
Le Papillon Jaune
Series: Balance. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: Canadian French. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Parents
J'ai écrit Le papillon jaune pour mon amie et son fils qui ont perdu la personne la plus chère à leur cœur; le mari et le père. Il n'ya pas beaucoup de livres pour enfants faciles à lire qui traitent du sujet de faire face à la perte d'un parent. C'est une histoire pour les enfants, mais même un adulte appréciera la consolation venant d'un petit papillon jaune, bonne lecture
Wistle's Promise
Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
‘Whistle’s Promise’ is a children’s book that deals with the loss of a loved one. Children, like adults, have to deal with loss, sadness, even death. ‘Whistle’s Promise’ shows how a loving family of beavers deal with the passing of their mother. It also shows how the girl, Whistle, keeps a promise she made to her dying mother. It ends with the coming of spring and a renewed feeling of hope.
The Gold Star Kid & The Dream Angel (Includes MP3 audio book)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,420. Language: British English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Brittunculi Records & Books UK. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
"Dear Soldier," he wrote, "My dad was a soldier. He's in heaven now. I found this $20 in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family." This, delightful children's story is written by British singer/songwriter Jonathan Taylor. The book is inspired by the true story of Myles Eckbert, a boy of just 8 years of age from Ohio, USA.
Two Kids
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,080. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Firedrake Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
A boy and girl develop a friendship that helps them through terrible personal tragedies.
Earnest Seeker A Metaphysical Fairytale About the Great Adventure of Death
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Inspirational
Earnest Seeker, is a tale told in rhyme about the great adventure of death. The story touches all ages. Death takes a vacation because he is so feared and misunderstood. The earth begins to suffer without death and is overrun with all living matter. Earnest learns death is needed and life is eternal; that the body is the dress of the soul. Our hero gets death back to work and saves our world.
Cardboard Papa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
A little girl says goodbye to her grandfather after he passes away. How she deals with death is unique, joyous and clever. This story was co-written by a five-year old and is told from her perspective. Hopefully it will help other children under similar sad yet unavoidable circumstances.
Randi's Steps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,080. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
If only her life were a story on paper, she could tear it into a million pieces and start over. Ten-year-old Francie McLean’s life hasn’t been the same since her best friend started battling cancer. Francie wants to be loyal and caring to Randi, but when put to the test, she fails. Will their friendship survive the disease that changes everything?
The Poor Little Waif
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
This is a very short fiction children's story about a poor little orphan girl who befriends a lost puppy. She and the puppy are very hungry and cold. She finds some food, gives it to the puppy, and gets only a few crumbs for herself.
The Yellow Butterfly
Series: Life Beam. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
I wrote The Yellow Butterfly for my friend who lost her husband. There are not many easy to read stories for children who have to cope with the loss of a parent. It is a story for children but even an adult reading it will appreciate the bliss to the heart coming from a tiny Yellow Butterfly.
The Journey of Carlos and Charlie: Trail of Courage
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Inspirational
In the foothills of the mountains of northern California, the lives of two paint horses, Carlos and Charlie, are changed forever when a sudden earthquake strikes. As they each seek safety, they are watched from above by Reno the Red Tailed Hawk. Together the three form an unlikely herd and their unfolding adventure begins. A powerful reminder of the courage and resilience that lives within us all.
God's Hippo
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
When God sent the flood, what happened to all the animals that weren't on the ark? Lucy wants to know.