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Nonfiction for Children and Families

 

LOSS OF PARENT


MacGregor, Molly
The Sky Goes On Forever, Daun Horse, 1989
Ideal book to give any child who has lost someone close to them or has
wondered about death. It answers questions such as what are living
and dying things, why does everyone die, and others.
Ages 4-9
 
O’Toole, Donna
Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope, Compassion Books, 1989
Story to help young children find hope after a loss.
Ages 4-9
 
Sheppard, Caroline
Brave Bart, TLC, 1998
This is an appropriate story for children who have been traumatized
and are grieving.
Ages 5-8
 
Varley, Susan
Badgers Parting Gifts, Harper Trophy, 1992
Story to help young children understand the gifts they still have
after loss.
Ages 4-9
 
Viorst, Judith
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, Aladdin, 1971
In affectionately recalling a dead pet, a child is renewed.
Ages 3-7
 
White, E. B.
Charlotte’s Web, Harper and Row, 1967
The cycle of life and death are sensitively portrayed through the view of
farm animals.
Ages 6-12
 
Akner, Lois
How to Survive the Loss of a Parent, Wm. Morrow, 1993
A guide for adults who are grieving the loss of a parent.
Adults
 
Bartocci, Barbara
Nobody’s Child Anymore, Soren Books, 2000
The author gives a comprehensive overview from caring for a dying
parent to finding new meaning beyond grief.
Adults
 
Bratman, Fred
Everything You Need to Know When a Parent Dies,
Rosen, 1992
Written to help children face the problems of grieving over a myriad
of circumstances—accident, illness, etc. Includes children’s diaries,
dialogues, stories, and photos to encourage discussion.
Ages 6-11
 
Chethik, Neil
Fatherloss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths
of Their Dads, Hyperion, 2001
Based on interviews, the author describes the way men deal with their
fathers’ deaths.
Families, especially men
 
Commins, Patricia
Remembering Mother, Finding Myself, HCI, 1999
This book helps with the difficult emotions of loss and anger to
acceptance and healthy relationships after loss of one’s mother.
Adults and Late Teens
 
Douglas, Eileen
Rachel and the Upside Down Heart, Price Stern Sloan, 1990
True story of four-year old Rachel and the effects of her father’s death.
Ages 5-9
 
Edelman, Hope
Motherless Daughters, Decapo Press, 2006
Answers the question, “How does the death of a mother affect
a daughter’s childhood.” Expert opinions from psychologists,
psychoanalysts, and experts in grieving.
Adults and teens
 
Gilbert, Richard B. & Sims, Darcie
Finding Your Way after Your Parent Dies, Ave Maria Press, 1999
Provides inspiration and hope for adults after a parent dies.
Adults
 
Jonah, Stephanie
Transitions Along the Way, Visions, 1999
A guide for children and young adults explaining the dying process.
Ages 8 and up
 
Kennedy, Alexandra
Losing A Parent, Harper San Francisco, 1991
Author shares her own story of facing the loss of a parent and offers
innovative strategies for healing and transformation.
Adults and teens
 
Krementz, Jill
How It Feels When a Parent Dies, Knopf, 1981
Eighteen sensitive yet honest dialogues with children 7-16 who have lost
a parent. Photographs promote adult-child dialogue. Classic.
Ages 7-Adult
 
Leshan, Eda
Learning to Say Goodbye: When a Parent Dies,
Macmillan, 1976
Provides a sequence of concepts facilitating grieving, including stories of
how children’s needs can be better met. Promotes growth.
Ages 8-Adult
 
Marshall, Fiona
Losing a Parent, Fisher, 1993
A guide to grieving the loss of a parent for grown offspring.
Adults
 
McNamara, Jill
My Mom is Dying, Augsburg Fortress, 1994
A young girl’s diary after learning her mom is dying. Contains
discussion sections for parents.
Ages 5-9
 
Myers, Edward
When Parents Die, Penguin, 1997
Compassionate advice on coping with the death of a parent. Topics
range from psychological responses, such as shock, depression, and
guilt, to practical consequences.
Adults and Teens
 
Schuurman, D.
Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent,
St. Martin’s Press, 2003
Insight for those who have lost a parent as a child.
Adults
 
Simon, Leslie & Johnson, Jan
A Music I No Longer Heard: The Early Death of a Parent,
Simon & Shuster, 2010
Survivors describe their experiences in the loss of a parent.
Teens & Adults
 
Smith, H. I.
On Grieving the Death of a Father, Augsburg, 1994
This resource gives comfort and hope, addressing special needs when
a father dies.
Adults & Late Teens
 
Taylor, Nick
A Necessary End, Backinprint.com, 2000
Taylor’s outlook towards his aging parents undergoes a transformation
from obligation to love, expanding his understanding of his own life
and mortality.
Adults
 
Vigna, Judith
Saying Goodbye to Daddy, Albert Whitman and Company, 1991
This is a sensitive story of the healing that comes to a child following
her dad’s death.
Ages 5-8
 
Wakeman, Elyce
Father Loss, Hyperion, 2001
How a son can prepare for the death of a father, coping immediately
after a loss, women’s role in helping, and the different ways men grieve
are topics covered.
Adults
 
Williams, Terry Tempest
Refuge, Vintage, 1992
Records simultaneous tragedies, a mother’s death from cancer and
flooding of a bird sanctuary. Documents renewal and spiritual grace.
Adults
 
Wolfelt, Alan
Healing the Adult Child’s Grieving Heart, Companion Press, 2001
Whether your parent died in middle or old age, whether the death was
sudden or anticipated, this compassionate and easy-to-use resource will
be helpful.
Adults
MacGregor, Molly
The Sky Goes On Forever, Daun Horse, 1989
Ideal book to give any child who has lost someone close to them or has
wondered about death. It answers questions such as what are living
and dying things, why does everyone die, and others.
Ages 4-9
 
O’Toole, Donna
Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope, Compassion Books, 1989
Story to help young children find hope after a loss.
Ages 4-9
 
Sheppard, Caroline
Brave Bart, TLC, 1998
This is an appropriate story for children who have been traumatized
and are grieving.
Ages 5-8
 
Varley, Susan
Badgers Parting Gifts, Harper Trophy, 1992
Story to help young children understand the gifts they still have
after loss.
Ages 4-9
 
Viorst, Judith
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, Aladdin, 1971
In affectionately recalling a dead pet, a child is renewed.
Ages 3-7
 
White, E. B.
Charlotte’s Web, Harper and Row, 1967
The cycle of life and death are sensitively portrayed through the view of
farm animals.
Ages 6-12
 
Akner, Lois
How to Survive the Loss of a Parent, Wm. Morrow, 1993
A guide for adults who are grieving the loss of a parent.
Adults
 
Bartocci, Barbara
Nobody’s Child Anymore, Soren Books, 2000
The author gives a comprehensive overview from caring for a dying
parent to finding new meaning beyond grief.
Adults
 
Bratman, Fred
Everything You Need to Know When a Parent Dies,
Rosen, 1992
Written to help children face the problems of grieving over a myriad
of circumstances—accident, illness, etc. Includes children’s diaries,
dialogues, stories, and photos to encourage discussion.
Ages 6-11
 
Chethik, Neil
Fatherloss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths
of Their Dads, Hyperion, 2001
Based on interviews, the author describes the way men deal with their
fathers’ deaths.
Families, especially men
 
Commins, Patricia
Remembering Mother, Finding Myself, HCI, 1999
This book helps with the difficult emotions of loss and anger to
acceptance and healthy relationships after loss of one’s mother.
Adults and Late Teens
 
Douglas, Eileen
Rachel and the Upside Down Heart, Price Stern Sloan, 1990
True story of four-year old Rachel and the effects of her father’s death.
Ages 5-9
 
Edelman, Hope
Motherless Daughters, Decapo Press, 2006
Answers the question, “How does the death of a mother affect
a daughter’s childhood.” Expert opinions from psychologists,
psychoanalysts, and experts in grieving.
Adults and teens
 
Gilbert, Richard B. & Sims, Darcie
Finding Your Way after Your Parent Dies, Ave Maria Press, 1999
Provides inspiration and hope for adults after a parent dies.
Adults
 
Jonah, Stephanie
Transitions Along the Way, Visions, 1999
A guide for children and young adults explaining the dying process.
Ages 8 and up
 
Kennedy, Alexandra
Losing A Parent, Harper San Francisco, 1991
Author shares her own story of facing the loss of a parent and offers
innovative strategies for healing and transformation.
Adults and teens
 
Krementz, Jill
How It Feels When a Parent Dies, Knopf, 1981
Eighteen sensitive yet honest dialogues with children 7-16 who have lost
a parent. Photographs promote adult-child dialogue. Classic.
Ages 7-Adult
 
Leshan, Eda
Learning to Say Goodbye: When a Parent Dies,
Macmillan, 1976
Provides a sequence of concepts facilitating grieving, including stories of
how children’s needs can be better met. Promotes growth.
Ages 8-Adult
 
Marshall, Fiona
Losing a Parent, Fisher, 1993
A guide to grieving the loss of a parent for grown offspring.
Adults
 
McNamara, Jill
My Mom is Dying, Augsburg Fortress, 1994
A young girl’s diary after learning her mom is dying. Contains
discussion sections for parents.
Ages 5-9
 
Myers, Edward
When Parents Die, Penguin, 1997
Compassionate advice on coping with the death of a parent. Topics
range from psychological responses, such as shock, depression, and
guilt, to practical consequences.
Adults and Teens
 
Schuurman, D.
Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent,
St. Martin’s Press, 2003
Insight for those who have lost a parent as a child.
Adults
 
Simon, Leslie & Johnson, Jan
A Music I No Longer Heard: The Early Death of a Parent,
Simon & Shuster, 2010
Survivors describe their experiences in the loss of a parent.
Teens & Adults
 
Smith, H. I.
On Grieving the Death of a Father, Augsburg, 1994
This resource gives comfort and hope, addressing special needs when
a father dies.
Adults & Late Teens
 
Taylor, Nick
A Necessary End, Backinprint.com, 2000
Taylor’s outlook towards his aging parents undergoes a transformation
from obligation to love, expanding his understanding of his own life
and mortality.
Adults
 
Vigna, Judith
Saying Goodbye to Daddy, Albert Whitman and Company, 1991
This is a sensitive story of the healing that comes to a child following
her dad’s death.
Ages 5-8
 
Wakeman, Elyce
Father Loss, Hyperion, 2001
How a son can prepare for the death of a father, coping immediately
after a loss, women’s role in helping, and the different ways men grieve
are topics covered.
Adults
 
Williams, Terry Tempest
Refuge, Vintage, 1992
Records simultaneous tragedies, a mother’s death from cancer and
flooding of a bird sanctuary. Documents renewal and spiritual grace.
Adults
 
Wolfelt, Alan
Healing the Adult Child’s Grieving Heart, Companion Press, 2001
Whether your parent died in middle or old age, whether the death was
sudden or anticipated, this compassionate and easy-to-use resource will
be helpful.
Adults
 

 

LOSS OF A CHILD

 

Bernstein, Judith, Ph.D.
When the Bough Breaks, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1998
Describes the overwhelming journey for bereaved parents.
Adults
 
Bluebone-Langner, Myra
The Private Worlds of Dying Children, Princeton Press, 1980
Descriptions of children when dying and the difficulties of their families.
Adults
 
Bramblett, John
When Good-bye is Forever, Ballantine Books, 1991
Ideas on learning to live again after the loss of a child by a
bereaved father.
Adults
 
Bunting, Eve
Rudi’s Pond, Clarion Books, 1999
A group of school children respond to the illness and death of the
narrator’s best friend, Rudi, by helping to build a pond in his memory.
Based on a true story.
Grades K-2
 
Coerr, Eleanor
Sadako & The Thousand Paper Cranes, Penguin, 1977
A ten year old Japanese girl has leukemia and, based on a legend,
she starts to make paper cranes to help her during this time. Her friends
continue to make them after she dies. Based on a true story.
Grades 3-6
 
Cosman, Mark
In the Wake of Death, Moyer Bell, 1996
Deals with surviving the loss of a child who was murdered.
Adults
 
Davis, Deborah L.
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby,
Fulcrum, 1996
Helpful suggestions in dealing with death of a baby.
Adults
 
Delorbe, Shirley
Too Young to be Angels, iUniverse, 2007
Inspirational self-help guide shares how one mother maintained her
stability and sanity when tested multiple times by grief and depression
after the separate deaths of 3 of her 4 children.
Adult
 
Hancock, Bill
Riding with the Blue Moth, Sports Publishing, 2006
After his son died in a plane crash, a father gives an account of riding
across the country on his bicycle in memory of his son.
Adults
 
Heavilin, Marily Wallett
Roses in December: Finding Strength Within Grief,
Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1993
This book discusses the sorrow after the sudden loss of a child from
a drunk driver and the journey of the healing process, in addition to
losing two other children.
Adults
 
Hood, Ann
Comfort: A Journey through Grief, W. W. Norton & Company, 2008
This is a touching memoir about author’s daughter’s sudden death,
grieving, and learning to love again.
Adults & Families
 
Knapp, Ronald
Beyond Endurance: When a Child Dies, AuthorHouse, 2005
This book outlines steps to healing when a child dies.
Adults
 
Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth
On Children and Death, Collier/Macmillan, 1997
Discussions for help and hope needed to survive dying or the death
of a child.
Adults
 
Livingston, M.D., Gordon
Only Spring: On Mourning the Death of My Son, Marlowe, 2005
A father’s story of a child’s gift of love, covering Lucas’ illness and death.
Adults
 
Martin, Jennifer J.
Star Child, iUniverse, 2006
A mother’s journey through grief.
Adults
 
Mitchell, Ellen
Beyond Tears: Living after Losing a Child, St. Martin’s Press, 2005
Poignant dialogues with parents who have lost children through various
circumstances.
Adults
 
Murray, Donald
The Lively Shadow: Living with the Death of a Child,
Ballantine, 2003
This book covers parents mourning the loss of a child due to illness.
Adults
 
Rosof, Barbara D.
The Worst Loss, Owl/Holt, 1995
Ideas are given on healing after the death of a child.
Families
 
Sanders, Catherine
How to Survive the Loss of a Child, Prima Publishing/RH, 1998
A guide to rebuilding life and filling the devastating emptiness
after a death.
Adults
 
Schiff, Harriet Sarnoff
Bereaved Parent, Penguin, 1978
Sensitive information for grieving parents that is reassuring
and consoling.
Adults, parents
 
Wolterstorff, Nicholas
Lament for a Son, Erdmans Press, 1987
Explores the feelings of bereaved parents from accidental death.
Adults
 

 

GENERAL LOSS INCLUDING FAMILY MEMBER, SIBLING, OR FRIEND

 

Bell, Karen Whitley, RN
Living at the End of Life, Sterling Ethos, 2010
Bell, Hospice nurse, gives a comprehensive, insightful guide for the
family and dying person, including advance directives.
Adults, Families & Terminally ill
 
Boritzer, E.
What is Death?, Veronica Lane Books, 2000
Through the presentation on various cultures and religions, the book
introduces concepts of death.
Ages 7-13
 
Brett, D.
Annie Stories, Workman Publishing, 1986
This is a series of stories that can be read to children under 10 who
are dealing with many different issues, including death and divorce.
The author gives advice on how to use the stories.
Adults working with children 10 and under
 
Brown, L., & Brown, M.
When Dinosaurs Die, Little, Brown & Co., 1996
Practical guide helps children understand death and deal with their
feelings.
Ages 5-12
 
Carney, Karen
Everything Changes, But Love Endures, Dragonfly Publishing, 1998
This book gives important information on hospice for young children.
Ages 3-7
 
Coloroso, Barbara
Parenting through Crisis, Harper Resource Book, 2000
This book offers compassionate ideas on helping to support children
through emotional turmoil from loss, divorce, and other changes.
Parents and Educators
 
Doka, Kenneth
Living with Grief: Children, Adolescents and Loss,
The Hospice Foundation of America, 2000
This book offers varying perspectives and interventions for living with
grieving children and adolescents.
Adults
 
Doka, Kenneth
Children Mourning, Mourning Children, Taylor & Francis, 1995
This book is based on Hospice Foundation of America’s teleconference
exploring children and grieving.
Parents and Professionals
 
Dougy Center, The
What About the Kids? Understanding Their Needs in Funeral
Planning and Services, The Dougy Center, 1999
This guide gives practical information explaining funerals and memorial
services to children.
Adults
 
Dougy Center, The
Dougy Center provides many brochures and booklets to help children/
students grieve.
Children of all ages (English & Spanish resources)
 
Dougy Center, The
35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child, Dougy Center www.dougy.org
This guidebook gives practical suggestions to help children through loss,
including special anniversaries and holidays.
Adults working with children
 
Dougy Center, The
Helping Children Cope with Grief, Dougy Center www.dougy.org
This guidebook gives a comprehensive overview to help children grieve.
Adults working with children
 
Eldon, Kathy & Eldon, Amy
Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Remembrance,
Chronicle Books, 1998
Book has illustrations and quotations encouraging people to
remember loved ones. There are pages for thoughts, drawings,
clippings, and photos.
Families
 
Ferguson, D.
A Bunch of Balloons, Centering Corporation, 2006
This resource helps grieving children understand what they still
have after someone dies.
Ages 5-8
 
Fitzgerald, Helen
The Grieving Child: A Parent’s Guide, Touchstone, 1992
Well-organized guide for helping children through the grieving process.
Adults and children
 
Fitzgerald, Helen
The Mourning Handbook, Simon and Schuster, 1994
This is a comprehensive resource helping families compassionately cope
with death and dying. It covers grief, murder, and suicide.
Families
 
Fox, S.
Good Grief: Helping Groups of Children When a Friend Dies,
New England Assoc. for the Education of Young Children, 1988
This is an excellent resource to help adults working with grieving
children who have lost a friend.
Adults
 
Fry, Virginia Lynn
Part of Me Died, Too, Dutton Children’s Books, 1995
Eleven true stories about children/adolescents who faced the death of a
loved one, and how they began to rebuild.
Grades 3-8
 
Goldman, Linda
Breaking the Silence, Taylor & Francis, 2001
Comprehensive, practical resource for working with young people on
issues of complex grief—suicide, homicide, abuse, violence, and AIDS.
Adults & Professionals
 
Goldman, Linda
Life & Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children,
Taylor & Francis, 2000
Practical guide for parents and mental health professionals working
with children and teens, providing techniques, words to use &
bibliography.
Adults & Professionals
 
Goldman, Linda
Raising Our Children to be Resilient, Taylor & Francis, 2005
Resource for traumatic grief. Includes interventions, children’s work,
and ideas to support children and teens.
Adults & Professionals
 
Greenlee, Sharon
When Someone Dies, Peachtree, 1992
Brings a peaceful picture to the rollercoaster of emotions a child
or adult feels, including writing and drawing.
Ages 3-adult
 
Grollman, Earl
Explaining Death to Children, Beacon Press, 1967
A book for adults working with children and their first experience
of death.
Adults
 
Grollman, Earl
Talking About Death, Beacon Press, 2011
Includes a dialogue to read-a-long with a younger child.
Ages 4-8
 
Hanson, Warren
The Next Place, Waldman House, 1977
A reverie to be read aloud with children by adults. Illustrated.
Ages 8-Adult
 
Heegaard, Marge
Saying Goodbye to Your Pet, Fairview Press, 2001
This is a workbook for children to work through their feelings after
their pet dies.
Ages 5-10
 
Hospice of America
Supporting Your Friend Through Illness and Loss, HFA, 2005
This brochure gives ideas and advice in helping family and friends,
including what to say.
Adults
 
Hospice of Spokane
Children’s Grief: A Resource Guide, Hospice of Spokane
This guide gives basic information on areas of concern and ways to
help children from preschool through adolescence.
Families
 
Hospice of Spokane
Guide to Bereavement and Grief, Hospice of Spokane
This guide covers various types of grief, loss, and areas of concern.
Adults & Families
 
Huntley, Theresa
Helping Children Grieve When Someone They Love Dies,
Augsburg, 2002
Helping children understand and grieve when someone they love dies.
Sensitive.
Ages 4-10
 
James, John W.
When Children Grieve, Harper Collins, 2001-02
The author offers a cutting edge volume to free children from the
idea of not ‘feeling bad’ and to empower them with positive, effective
methods of dealing with loss.
Children with adults
 
Johnson, Joy & Johnson, Marvin
Tell Me, Papa, Centering Corporation, Revised 2005
This book gives a clear explanation of children’s feelings on death,
funerals, and burials.
Ages 5-10
 
Johnson, Joy & Johnson, Marvin
Where’s Jess, Centering Corporation, 1982
This book covers feelings and questions children have when a sibling dies.
Ages 4-8
 
Katafiasz, Karen
Grief Therapy, One Caring Place/Abbey Press, Revised 2004
Concepts cover the grieving process, which need time and attention.
Reassures transforming healing comes through grieving. Illustrated.
Ages 5-adult
 
Kroen, William
Helping Children Cope with Loss of a Loved One, Free Spirit, 1996
Weaving in anecdotes about real children and their families, the author
explains how children from infancy through age 18 perceive and react
to death.
Adults with children
 
Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth
On Death and Dying, Scribner, 1969
With sample interviews and conversations, the author gives the reader
a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the
professionals who serve the patient, and the patient’s family.
Adults & Families
 
Mellonie, Bryan & Ingpen, Robert
Lifetimes, Children Bantam, 1983
A pet, a friend, or a relative dies and it must be explained to a child.
This sensitive book is a useful tool in explaining that death is a part of
life. Analogies and illustrations with plants and animals.
Children
 
Munsch, R.
Love You Forever, Firefly Book, 1983
Depicts growth and aging through generations of families, and how
their love survives.
Ages 3 and up
 
Neeld, Elizabeth
Seven Choices: Finding Daylight after Loss Shatters Your World,
Wagner Books, 2003
In this compassionate, caring guide, the author tells of her own loss,
along with the stories of over sixty other individuals.
Young adults & Adults
 
Noel, Brook & Blair, Pamela, Ph.D.
I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye, Sourcebooks, 2008
Surviving, coping and healing after the sudden death of a loved one.
A comforting and easy-to-read book, covering what to expect the first
few days, months, and later after loss, and how various types of losses
affect us differently.
Adults
 
Noel, Brook & Blair, Pamela D., Ph. D.
I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye, Companion Workbook,
Sourcebook Trade, 2008
This workbook follows on after the book of the same name, helping
the readers analyze their feelings and put their fears and thoughts in
writing. This helps through the stages considered “grief work.”
Adults
 
Richter, Elizabeth
Losing Someone You Love, Putnam, 1986
When a brother or sister dies—15 interviews, primarily with adolescents,
describing their feelings when a sibling died. Compelling voices who
model different ways to address pain. Photos.
Ages 10-Adult
 
Roberts, J. & Johnson, J.
Thank You for Coming to Say Goodbye,
Centering Corporation, 1994
This book is for professionals, parents, funeral directors and other
caring adults suggesting ways to involve children in the services.
Parents & Professionals
 
Romain, Trevor
What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?, Free Spirit, 1999
This book describes the overwhelming emotions involved in dealing
with the death of a loved one, and discusses how to cope with such a
situation.
Young adults & Adults
 
Romond, Janis
Children Facing Grief, Abbey Press, 1989
This book gives hope as bereaved siblings express their feelings
through letters.
Ages 6-14
 
Salloum, Alison
Reactions, Centering Corporation, 1998
This is a workbook for young people experiencing trauma and grief.
Ages 6 and up
 
Schaeffer, Dan & Lyons, Christine
How Do We Tell the Children?, New Market Press, 2002
Guide to help adults explain loss and grieving to children.
Ages 3-9 with adults
 
Schaefer, G.J.
Widowers Toolbox : Repair Your Life after Losing Your Spouse,
New Horizon Press, 2010
The author shares his own personal experiences recovering and
nurturing two sons after living through, coping with, and ultimately
healing from the pain of losing his wife.
Adult
 
Schwiebert, Pat
Tear Soup: A Recipe For Healing After Loss, Grief Watch, 2005
Book validates grief experience and can be used with children.
Has recipes at end.
Adults & Families
 
Sims, Alicia
Am I Still A Sister?, Big A and Company, 1988
This book describes the feelings and reactions when an eleven-year
old’s baby brother dies.
Ages 8-12
 
Sittser, Gerald L.
A Grace Disguised, Zondervan Publishing, 1996
Describes growth through the loss of family members/loved ones.
Adults
 
Staudacher, Carol
Men and Grief: A Guide for Men for Surviving the Death of a
Loved One, New Harbinger, 2005
A guide for men who are struggling with the death of anyone
close to them.
Young Adults & Adults
 
Techner, David & Hirt-Manheimer, Judith
A Candle for Grandpa: A Guide to the Jewish Funeral for
Children and Parents, UAHC Press, 1993
This book for children explains Jewish funeral and burial customs.
Ages 7-12 with Adults
 
Temes, Roberta
The Empty Place: A Child’s Guide Through Grief, New Horizon
Press, 1992
A child’s guide through grief, encouraging expression of feelings as it
tells of a boy’s older sister dying.
Ages 5-10 and Families
 
Wallbank, Susan
Facing Grief: Bereavement & The Young Adult,
Lutterworth Press, 1991
This book frankly discusses the effects of bereavement on young adults.
Young Adults
 

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