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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, When Dinosaurs Die

When Dinosaurs Die by Laura Krasny Brown


Parent reviews of this book are mostly glowing but advise reading only some parts of it to your child, depending on your situation. The book offers straightforward, age-appropriate answers to some common questions kids may have, such as "What does dead mean?" and "What happens after death?" (answered in a mainly secular fashion). It also explains some customs involving the dead, such as funerals. Be aware that it also covers tough topics such as suicide and drug overdoses, so gauge whether it's appropriate to discuss those parts with your child.

Recommended age: 6 and up

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