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12 Children's Books That Help Explain Tragedies and Death

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children's books explaining death or grief, Dear Mr. Rogers

Dear Mr. Rogers, Does It Ever Rain in Your Neighborhood?: Letters to Mr. Rogers by Fred Rogers

Mr. Rogers' gentle wisdom lives on in his books. This book — a sampling of letters Mr. Rogers received from children and his actual responses to kids' questions — is geared toward adults but would be appropriate for parents to share with their kids. It's broken up into sections that could help during times of grief, such as "Feelings and Fears," "Death," and "Family Relationships." It also includes a section on general advice to parents for answering children's questions with honesty and sensitivity.

Recommended age: (Adult book to share with children)

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