Grieving Children


~ Your Special Star by Jessica Collette (ages 5 and up)
~ What Happens When a Loved One Dies?: Our First Talk About Death (ages 3-6) by Dr Jillian Roberts
~ The Big Chair – A Story of Grief and Discovery by Beth Rotondo
~ Am I Like My Daddy? by Marcy Blesy (for children of all ages)
~ Thank You for Coming to Say Goodbye by Roberts & Johnson age 6-12 (death & funerals)
~ Timothy Duck by Lynn Blackburn ages 6-10 (death of a friend)
~ The Snowman by Robin Vogel ages 5-10 (death of a dad)
~ A Quilt for Elizabeth by Benette Tiffault ages 8-11 (dad’s death)
~ Learning to Say Goodbye: When a Parent Dies by Edna LeShan ages 8+
~ Secret Places: The Story of a Child’s Adventure with Grief by James Campbell age 7-10 (father’s death)
~ I Heard Your Mommy Died by Mark Scrivani ages 2-6
~ I Heard Your Daddy Died by Mark Scrivani ages 2-6
~ Someone Special Died by Joan Singleton Prestine (for young children)
~ When Someone VERY Special Dies by Marge Heegaard (a workbook to help kids grieve ages 9+)
~ A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes (for children who have witnessed violence and trauma ages 4+)
~ We Were Going to Have a Baby But We Had an Angel Instead by Pat Schwiebert (ages 3+)
~ Brave Bart by Caroline H. Sheppard (traumatized cat seeking help to cope)
~ The Empty Place by Roberta Tremes ages 5-10 (death of a sibling)
~ No New Baby by Centering Corporation (for children 4-8 whose mommy miscarries)
~ Am I Still a Sister? by Alicia Sims ages 6+
~ It’s OK: Survival Kit for Bereaved Brothers and Sisters by Thomas Crouthamel, Sr.
~ Grandpa’s Berries by Julie Dickerson ages 7-10
~ Green Mittens for Grandma by Bernice Hanks ages 5-9
~ After a Parent’s Suicide by Margo Requarth (explaining suicide to children and teens)
~ A Child Remembers by Enid Traisman (grief journal for children ages 8-12)
~ And Still They Bloom: A Family’s Journey of Loss and Healing by Amy Rovere (ages 9 – 12)
~ The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story Of Life For All Ages by Leo Buscaglia
~ The Giving Tree by Shel Siverstein ahes 10+
~ My Uncle Keith Died by Carol Loehr (suicide death)


~ How It Feels When a Parent Dies by Jill Krementz (age 6-18)
~ Facing Change by Donna O’Toole
~ Dear Zoe by Phillip Beard
~ Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens by Alan Wolfelt
~ When a Friend Dies by Marilyn Gootman
~ Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers by Earl Grollman
~ Flowers for the Ones You’ve Known by Centering Corporation (letters from grieving teens)
~ When Death Walks In by Mark Scrivani
~ I Will Remember You by Laura Dower
~ The Grieving Teen by Helen Fitzgerald
~ Help for Hard Times by Earl Hipp
~ The Last Teenage Suicide by Norman Geller (suicide death of a friend)
~ After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal by Margo Requarth (explaining suicide to children and teens)
~ After a Suicide Death by The Dougy Center (an Activity Book for Grieving Kids)
~ But I Didn’t Say Goodbye by Barbara Rubel (helping children and families after a suicide)
~ In My World by Linda Lazar (journal for teens who are facing a life-threatening illness)
~ Hurting Yourself by Jeanne Harper (for teens who have attempted suicide)
~ A Teenager’s Book About Suicide by Earl Grollman
~ Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins by Enid Traisman (grief journal for teens)
~ If Only by Carole Geithner (returning to school after a parent’s death)

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