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12 Children's Books That Help Explain Tragedies and Death

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book for child afraid of death, Badgers Parting Gifts

Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley


This hopeful tale shows woodland animals coming together to remember their friend Badger after he dies. How will they go on? They decide that they'll do it with the help of his gifts: his kindness, his friendship, and his love for them, which they'll never forget. It's a timeless, heartwarming story that doesn't delve into specifics about death.

Recommended age: 4 and up

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