Children's Bereavement Literature

SIDS and Kids has a range of Bereavement Resources suitable for children and extended families. The resources have been written and produced by families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of their baby, toddler or child.

Please note these resources are only available for download from our Website.


That Twinkling Star is My Brother

A mother's insight into how her two children worked through their grief after the death of their brother Jared.


Written by Sharon Faulkner on behalf of Dean & Adam Faulkner.  In memory of Jared Faulkner 4/9/1995 to 1/1/1997.



My sister  

My Sister Danielle … Love Mum

Written as a tribute to Danielle Mary Ryan, who died at 4½ years of age, so her siblings would remember what a special part of their family she was.


Written by Mel Ryan in 2000




Phoebe's Story

Phoebe’s story was written as a reaction to the enormous hole that Phoebe’s death left in our lives, particularly that of our daughter, Sophie. We sat down and wrote it together as a family with each of us contributing with stories of our special individual relationships with Phoebe as well as relating our shared feelings and experiences of her in our family life.



Ruben’s Roller Coaster Ride … the ups and downs when a baby dies

An interactive book that talks about the loss of Ruben’s brother Riley through storytelling, drawings, puzzles and more.


Written and complied by Lisa Buchner





A family's story about the loss of their son born prematurely - dedicated to the memory of Henry 3/9/98 – 16/9/98.


Written by Sue Wilkinson



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