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12 Children's Books That Help Explain Tragedies and Death

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book for child separation anxiety, Invisible String

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst


The author came up with the idea of "the invisible string" when her son started preschool in order to alleviate separation anxiety (for both mother and child). The story reminds readers that we are never alone — we are always connected to the ones we love by an invisible string, even when we are not with them. The gentle story provides comfort to children who have lost a loved one or are afraid to be away from their parents after a scary event.

Recommended age: 3 and up

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Next: Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie

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