We have compiled a list of books recommended by parents to other parents who have experienced the loss of a baby. We also have a list of books suitable for siblings/children experiencing the loss of a baby.

Baby Loss books Suitable for Adults

Thank you to everyone who recommended a book to share with other parents. I always recommend you check out reviews of the books as what maybe helpful to one parent may be triggering for another.

Life After Baby Loss by Nicola Gaskin

Ask Me His Name by Elle Wright – ‘Ask Me His Name is fantastic in giving such hope of happiness on the other side.’ (quote from a Mummy)

Saying Goodbye by Zoe Clark – Coates

Father to Father by Emily R Long

More Baby Loss Books – thank you to Joanne Zerdy, Phd for providing me with an extensive list of reading resources.

An Exact replica ofa Figment of My Imagination by Elizabth McCracken

Ghost Belly by Elizabeth Heineman

Vessels: A Love Story by Daniel Raeburn

Holding Silvan: a brief life by Monica Wesolowska

The Blue Poppy & The Mustard Seed by Kathleen Willis Morton

The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp

Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart: A Journey of Pregnancy, Grief and Infant Death by Dianna Vagianos

Books Which Explain Death To Children

Below is a list of books which could be used to explain the death of a sibling or any other baby or child. Some of the books are more about explaining death in general. Thank you to Frankie Brunker for providing this extensive list and allowing me to post it. Frankie has reviews of all of these books on her website (which is a great resource in itself) and you might like to check there first to find which will be the most suitable book for the child you are buying for.

These Precious Little People by Frankie Brunker & Gillian Gamble

Stewart’s Tree by Cathy Campbell

No Matter What by Debi Gliori

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

That’s Me Loving You by Amy Krouse

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson

The Magical Wood by Mark Lemon and Maia Walczak

Lifetimes:The Beautiful Way To Explain Death To Children by Bryan Mellonie

and Robert Ingpen

What Does Dead Mean? – A Book For Young Children To Explain Death and Dying

by Caroline Jay and Jenni Thomas, OBE

Life Is Like The Wind by Shona Innes and illustrated by Írisz Agócs

What Happens When We Die by J.R. Becker

In The Stars by Sam Kitson and Katie Faithfull

Michael Rosin’s Sad Book by Michael Rosin and Quentin Blake

Lets Talk About When Someone Dies by Molly Potter

Finn’s Feather by Rachel Noble

Perfectly Imperfect Family by Amie Lands

Maybe Tomorrow? by Charlotte Agell

When Dinosaurs Die – A guide To Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Please check back, as we will continue to update this list.