Over the years we have collated a list of the books that we have found useful when supporting children.

We understand that every child and circumstance is different and there is not a ‘one size fits all’ book that we recommend. To help you decide which books may be most suitable however, we have loosely grouped them into age order. Many of the books will overlap these age groups and may be helpful for children of all ages.

Pre-school Age and Upwards

  • Missing Mummy by Rebecca Cole
  • Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett
  • Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute? by Elke and Alex Barber
  • Little Meerkat’s Big Panic by Jane Evans
  • Rabbityness by Jo Empson
  • Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine by Diana Crossley
  • The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

Primary School Age

  • The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside
  • Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley
  • Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen
  • The Secret C: Straight Talking About Cancer by Julie Stokes
  • Beyond the Rough Rock: Supporting a Child Who Has Been Bereaved by Suicide by Di Stubbs
  • In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek and Christine Roussey
  • Only One of Me – A Love Letter from Mum by Lisa Wells and Michelle Robinson
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
  • It’s Not Fair! by Jane Foulkes and Wendy Picken
  • No Matter What by Debi Gliori
  • Laura’s Star by Klaus Baumgart
  • Goodbye Mousie by Robie H Harris
  • The Rainbow Feelings of Cancer by Chia Martin and Carrie Martin
  • The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
  • The Scar by Charlotte Moundlic
  • Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie
  • Drop Dead by Babette Cole

Key Stage 2 and upwards

  • Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

Secondary School Age

  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher