My Yellow Balloon by Tiffany Papageorge is an excellent book for teaching children how to deal with loss and grief.
Little Joey goes to a carnival and gets a yellow balloon. It's his most prized possession and they do everything together until one day when the balloon floats away.
Joey goes through the stages of grief and can't seem to get out of his slump.
There are many children who could benefit from this book, not just those who are faced with a death of someone that they love.
There are hurting children everywhere and this book can help them deal with the things that they are feeling.
Beautifully illustrated with pictures that are reminiscent of another time, this is simple to read and even has a large fold-out in the middle.