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SENSITIVE TOPIC BOOKS

Topic books about Depression, Death & Bereavement, Anxiety & Worries, Divorce & Separation, Adoption, Illness and more for children in Early Years and KS1

The Heart and the Bottle 

by Oliver Jeffers

Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder…then something happened that made her put her heart in a safe place. This deeply moving story deals with love and loss with an extraordinary lightness and shows us, ultimately, that there is always hope.

The Memory Tree

by Britta Teckentrup 

Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest. One day, he lies down in his favourite clearing, takes a deep breath, and falls asleep for ever. This uplifting, lyrical story about the loss of a loved one is perfect for sharing and will bring comfort to both children and parents.

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Rabbityness by Jo Empson

When Rabbit suddenly disappears, no one knows where he has gone. His friends are desolate. But, as it turns out, Rabbit has left behind some special gifts for them to find. Rabbityness celebrates individuality and positively introduces children to dealing with loss of any kind.

Grandad's Island

by Benji Davies

Subtly told, this beautifully illustrated book tackles the topic of losing a grandparent with great sensitivity and depth. A beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they’re gone.

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