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Bereavement Books

Books for Children

  • “After the Funeral” by Jane Loretta Winsch
  • “Am I Still a Sister?” by Alicia Sims
  • “The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages” by Leo Buscaglia
  • “Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies” by Janis Silverman
  • “How I Feel: A Coloring Book For Grieving Children” by Alan Wolfelt
  • “I Had a Friend Named Peter: Talking to Children About the Death of a Friend” by Janice Cohn
  • “I Know I Made it Happen: Children and Guilt” by Lynn Blackburn. 
  • “No New Baby: For Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister Die Before Birth” by Marilyn Gryte.
  • “Liplap's Wish” by Jonathan London
  • “Molly's Mom Died: A Child's Book of Hope Through Grief” by Margaret Holmes
  • “Rachel and the Upside Down Heart” by Eileen Douglas
  • “Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss” by Michaelene Mundy
  • “Sam's Dad Died: A Child's Book of Hope Through Grief” by Margaret Holmes
  • “Tear Soup” by Pat Schwiebert

Books for Adolescents

  • “I Will Remember You: What to do When Someone You Love Dies: A Guidebook Through Grief for Teens” by Laura Dower
  • “When Death Walks In: For Teenagers Facing Grief” by Mark Scrivani
  • “Healing Your Grieving Heart For Teens: 100 Practical Ideas” by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • “Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love,” by Earl A Grollman
  • “The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends” by Helen Fitzgerald
  • “Death is Hard to Live With: Teenagers Talk about How to Cope with Loss” by Janet Bode

Books for Adults

  • A Child's View of Grief: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Counselors” by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • “For Better Or Worse: A Handbook for Couples Whose Child has Died” by Maribeth Wilder Doerr
  • “For Those Who Live: Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Brother or Sister” by Kathy LaTour
  • “Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults” by Atle Dyregrov
  • “Healing Your Holiday Grief: 100 Practical Ideas for Blending Mourning and Celebration During the Holiday Season” by Alan Wolfelt
  • I Have No Intention of Saying Goodbye: Parents Share Their Stories of Hope and Healing after a Child’s Death” by Sandy Fox
  • “Sibling Bereavement: Helping Children Cope with Loss” by Ann Farrant
  • “Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child” by Earl A. Grollman
  • “Unspoken Grief: Coping with Childhood Sibling Loss” by Helen Rosen

Perinatal/Infant Loss

  • “A Grandparent's Sorrow” by Pat Schwiebert
  • “A Guide For Fathers: When a Baby Dies” by Tim Nelson
  • “An Empty Cradle, a Full Heart: Reflections for Mothers and Fathers after Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death” by Christine O'Keeffe Lafser
  • “Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death” by Sherokee Ilse
  • “Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy after a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death” by Carol Cirulli Lanham
  • “Strong and Tender” by Pat Schwiebert
  • “We Were Gonna Have a Baby, but We Had an Angel Instead” by Pat Schwiebert
  • “When a Baby Dies: The Experience of Late Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death” by Alix Henley and Nancy Kohner