Death and Dying

Read the best free books for kids about death, dying, loss and grief. Whether it’s the death of a beloved pet or family member, these books will help children understand death more gently.

Fairy Tales for Kids The Anxious Leaf short stories for children

The Anxious Leaf

A little leaf is afraid to fall to the ground, but comes to find comfort in the cycles of life.

Fairy Tales illustration The Tale of Sigurd

The Story of Sigurd

Sigurd and his horse are a great team in the face of challenges and adventures.

Fairy Tales illustration Chinese Fairy Tales

Rose of Evening

Rose of Evening is beautiful and kind, but what is she keeping secret?

fairy tales Grandmother by Hans Christian Andersen illustration of tree and stars


A beautiful story of a much loved Grandmother who dies, by Hans Christian Andersen.

Short stories for kids Circles free picture book header


A mother vulture teaches a baby vulture about the cycles of life and death.