Resources on Death & Grief

  • Resources on Death and Grief


    Children’s Books:


    • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.
    • What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? by Trevor Romain
    • Everett Anderson’s Goodbye by Lucille Clifton
    • Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies by Janis Silverman
    • Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley
    • The Goodbye Boat by Mary Joslin
    • Goodbye Mousie by Robie H. Harris
    • Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying by Joyce C. Mills, Ph.D.
    • After the Funeral by Jane Loretta Winsch & Pamela T. Keating
    • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understand Death by Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown
    • What’s Heaven? by Maria Shriver & Sandra Speidel
    • Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children by Doris Stickney, Gloria Ortiz Hernandez
    • The Next Place by Warren Hanson
    • Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie
    • Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died: What it Feels Like and What you Can do to Help Yourself: By Young People, for Young People by Pat Mood and Lesley Whittaker
    • “Mommy, What’s Died?” The Butterfly Story by Linda Gill
    • Good Grief: A Kid’s Guide for Dealing with Change and Loss by Kim Frank, Ed. S.
    • Children Also Grieve: Talking About Death & Healing by Linda Goldman
    • Memories Live Forever: A Memory Book for Grieving Children by Sharon Rugg
    • Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schweibert, Chuck DeKlyen and Taylor Bills


    Books for Parents: 

    • Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One… A Guide for Grownups by William C. Kroen
    • 35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child by Dougy Center Staff
    • 150 Facts About Grieving Children by Erin Linn
    • When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal With Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses by John W. James, Russell Friedman & Dr. Leslie Matthews
    • Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child by Earl A. Grollman
    • Talking With Children and Young People About Death and Dying by Mary Turner and Bob Thomas
    • Grief in Young Children: A Handbook for Adults by Atle Dyregrov
    • Someone Very Important Has Just Died: Immediate Help for People Caring for People of All Ages at the Time of a Close Bereavement by Mary Turner and Elaine Bailey


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