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    ray7694 is offline Sapphire level (2000+ posts)
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    Default Kids books on death/spirit

    My kiddos are 7 and 10 and know two people are sick. Any books that explain death in kids terms

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    Is there any faith or "afterlife" that you want to teach them about? (ie, Heaven or no Heaven, angels or no angels, etc) I think that plays into what books more than anything else...
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    Default Kids books on death/spirit

    Following. FIL is terminally ill (will die in 4-12 mo) and I need something for my kids 9 & 6. I'd prefer something non-religious
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    Here is for younger kids, but could work as a conversation starter and give you a chance to cuddle up first for a story and then a discussion. It's a non-religious children's book, sweet and well-written: Always and Forever by Debi Gliori. Here's a synopsis: When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories.

    http://www.amazon.com/Always-Forever...+forever+books

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    Quote Originally Posted by California View Post
    Here is for younger kids, but could work as a conversation starter and give you a chance to cuddle up first for a story and then a discussion. It's a non-religious children's book, sweet and well-written: Always and Forever by Debi Gliori. Here's a synopsis: When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories.

    http://www.amazon.com/Always-Forever...+forever+books
    Thanks! I'm also looking for books etc on this topic to help my 4 yr old.
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