I Miss You: A First Look at Death
Author: Pat Thomas; Illustrated by Lesley Harker
Keywords: death, soul, funeral, grief
This book is a simple explanatory account of what a child might feel and think when a loved one dies. It touches on the unknown and issues children may be curious about without subscribing to a certain spiritual belief system. It would be appropriate for a parent and child to read together after the death of a pet, a friend or a relative.
Considerations: This book does not subscribe to any one religion’s beliefs about death. It only mentions that most people believe that the soul goes somewhere to join other souls of those who have passed away.