How to Handle Fictional Character Deaths With Kids

Know some kids who are about to learn their favorite character dies? Here's how one reader handles fictional character deaths with kids.

A Reader’s Life, Starting With a Middle Grade Book About Death

How did BEAT THE TURTLE DRUM, a middle grade book about death —so thin, so unassuming—become a Goliath in my consciousness?

Erica Buist Talks Death Festivals in THIS PARTY’S DEAD

Talking to Erica Buist about traveling to seven different death festivals around the world for her book, THIS PARTY'S DEAD.

Books I’m Reading to Better Understand Illness and Death

11 Funeral Poems For Readings, Eulogies, And Mourning

Grief may be universal, but all of us struggle to express our love and emotions to the deceased. Funeral poems and mourning poems can help a great deal.

3 Books about Death to Read While Waiting for Caitlin Doughty’s Latest

Can't wait for the next book from the Ask a Mortician hostess? Read these books about death to tide you over.

Three Books About Dead Fathers

Three books that chronicle the loss of a father and the grief and healing that follow such a momentous event.

6 Books To Read If You Loved Neon Demon

Even if you think horror movie Neon Demon was a catwalk catastrophe this extra reading will have you hungry for more.

The Power of Death in Superhero Comics

Art Roundup: Spotlight on THE SANDMAN

Reading Pathways: Edgar Allan Poe

On Going Through The Books of Our Dead

Our Favorite Comic Characters

Like Lord of the Flies, Except with Fairies

Mold, Decay, and Dead Skin Cells: You Gotta Love That Old Book Smell