Children's workbooks

‘Beyond the rainbow: a workbook for children in the advanced stages of a very serious illness’ by Marge Eaton Heegaard

An art therapy book which helps children cope with a life-threating illness. Children are encouraged to express in pictures what they are often incapable of expressing in words.


‘Drawing together to learn about feelings’ by Marge Eaton Heegaard

This art therapy book helps children to: understand feelings and the proper way to express them, learn to be sensitive to the feelings of others, and develop coping skills for the difficult times in their lives. Adults can use this book to see how children express in pictures what they are unable to express in words.


‘Help me say goodbye: activities for helping kids cope when a special person dies’ by Janis Silverman

An art therapy and activity book to help children cope with the death of a special person. Includes exercises to address the questions and fears children may have.


‘Muddles, puddles and sunshine’ by Diana Crossley

This activity book offers invaluable practical and sensitive support for bereaved younger children.  It suggests a helpful series of activities and exercises accompanied by the friendly characters of Bee and Bear. The book offers a structure and an outlet for the many difficult feelings which inevitably follow when someone dies.  It aims to help children make sense of their experience by reflecting on the different aspects of their grief.  At the same time, the book manages to find a balance between remembering the person who has died and having fun.


‘Someone has died in a road crash’ by Mary Williams and Caroline Chisholm

A children's book for all ages, taking children step by step through practical things such as funerals and police investigations and exploring normal emotions and feelings. The book is colourful and is narrated by two children who have been bereaved in a road crash who give caring and helpful tips. The book is meant to be read by a child with a parent or carer.


‘Someone I love died’ by Wendy Deaton

A creative, child-friendly program designed for use with primary school children, filled with illustrations and original exercises to foster healing, self-understanding, and optimal growth.


‘When someone very special dies: children can learn to cope with grief (drawing out feelings)’ by Marge Eaton Heegaard

A practical format for allowing children to understand the concept of death and develop coping skills for life, this book is designed for young readers to illustrate.