Resources

Suggested Reading

Adults

  • Kushner, Harold. When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
  • Lewis, C.S. A Grief Observed.
  • Rando, Therese R. How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Has Died.
  • Sanders, Catherine. Surviving Grief and Learning to Live Again.
  • Tatelbaum, Judy. The Courage to Grieve.
  • Grollman, Earl. Explaining Death to Children.
  • Grollman, Earl. Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child.
  • Bolton, Inis. My Son, My Son
  • Schiff, Harriet Sarnoff. The Bereaved Parent.
  • Bonnanno, George. The Other Side of Sadness.
  • O’Rourke, Meghan, The Long Goodbye.
  • Dunn, Patty. The Goldfish went on Vacation: A Memoir of Loss.
  • Wray, T.J. Surviving the Death of a Sibling.
  • Akner, Lois, F. How to Survive the Loss of a Parent.
  • Schwiebert, P. &DeKlyn, C. Tear Soup:A Recipe for Healing after Loss**
  • Caine, L. Being a Widow.
  • Ericsson, S., Companion through Darkness
  • Lieberman, M. Doors Close, Doors Open.
  • Felber, M. Finding your way after your spouse Dies
  • Zonnebelt-Smeenge, S., Getting to the other side of Grief: Overcoming the loss of a spouse.
  • Felber, M. Grief Expressed: When a Mate Dies
  • Brooke, N &Blair, P. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye:surviving, coping and healing
  • Feinberg, L. I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can.
  • Campbell,S&Silverman, P. Widower: When Men are Left Alone.

For Ages 2-5

  • Brown, Laurie K.M. When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death.
  • Brown, Margaret W.  The Dead Bird.
  • Mellonie, Brian, and Robert Ingpen.  Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children.
  • Viorst, Judith. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
  • Buscaglia, Leo. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf.
  • The Centering Corporation. Timothy Duck

For Ages 6-9

  • Cohn, Janice. I Had a Friend Named Peter: Talking to Children About the Death of a Friend
  • Saltzman, David.  The Jester Has Lost His Jingle.
  • Varley, Susan. Badger’s Parting Gifts.
  • Vigna, Judith. Saying Goodbye to Daddy.

For Ages 10-12

  • Babbitt, Natalie.  The Eyes of the Amaryllis.
  • Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When a Parent Dies.
  • Little, Jean. Home from Far.
  • Maclachlan, Patricia. Cassie Binegar.
  • McLean, Susan. Pennies for the Piper.
  • O’Toole, Donna. Aarvy Aardvardk Finds Hope.
  • Pater, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia.
  • Rafes, Eric. The Kid’s Book about Death and Dying

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