A Complete Book About Death for Kids - Earl A. Grollman and Joy Johnson
Death, dying, feelings, burial, cremation, funerals, cemetery, black and white photos
An Angel In The Sky - Sheila Booth-Bierstadt
A beautiful book written from-the-heart and designed for both children and adults that will help bring peace and comfort when trying to comprehend the essence of death and dying. It’s reassuring, universal message is brilliant, compelling, compassionate.
Angel Chase and His Mommy’s Sign - Colleen Severance
Written by a mom whose baby died of Trisomy 18 at 18 weeks of pregnancy. Provides comfort to parents and ideas on how to explain the loss of a pregnancy/child to young children.
Bereaved Children and Teens: A support guide for parents and professionals - Earl A. Grollman
This reference includes what to say and what not to say when explaining death to young children; how teenagers grieve differently from children and adults; how to translate Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish beliefs about death into language that children can understand; how ethnic and cultural differences can affect how children grieve; what teachers and parents can do to help bereaved young people at school; and activities, books, and films that help children and teens cope.
Common Threads of Teenage Grief: A Handbook for Healing - Janet Tyson
For children, ages 13-17. Written by a professional counselor which includes stories written by teenagers.
Fire in my Heart, Ice in my Veins - Samuel Traisman
A Journal for Teenagers. Teens can write letters, copy down meaningful lyrics, write songs and poems, tell the person who died what they want them to know, finish business and use their creativity to work through the grieving process.
Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Say goodbye - Janet Silverman
An art therapy book, a journal.
Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for or Grownups - William Kroon
Offers sound advice, comfort and compassion weaving in anecdotes about real children and their families, he explains how children from infancy through age 18 perceive and react to death and offers suggestions for how to respond to children at different ages and stages. Specific strategies are offered.
I Know Someone Who Died - Connie Manning
Coloring book for children ages 3-8
Keys to Helping Children Deal with Death and Grief - Joy Johnson
A lovely and practical books that parents can use to understand, teach, and support their children after the death of a loved one.
Lean on Me Gently: Helping the Grieving Child - Doug Manning
A look at the grieving family and the grieving child, red flags to watch for, providing a safe place for children to grief, tools and resources.
Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children - Linda Goldman
A parent guide that offers common sense in many areas such as avoiding common clichés, helping children say goodbye and commemorating loss, as well as recognizing and understanding different types of childhood losses and so much more.
Molly’s Rosebush - Janice Cohn
For children ages 4-7. Beautifully illustrated book, offers information to young children on what a miscarriage is, how family may respond, when counseling might be recommended. Molly has been looking forward to a new baby in the family; when her mother miscarries, everyone is sad.
My Baby Big Sister: A Book for Children Born Subsequent to a Pregnancy Loss - Cathy Blanford
Especially for children who were born after a pregnancy loss or infant death. This book will help with the confusion these children often experience when they learn about the baby who died before they were born.
No New Baby: For siblings who have a brother or sister die before birth - Marilyn Gryte
For children under the age of 5 or 6. A simple look at the loss of a baby in miscarriage, this book talks about the different feelings children have and answers some of the most asked questions. Recently revised, includes a section for parents and grandparents.
Reactions: A Workbook to Help Young People Who Are Experiencing Trauma & Grief - Alison Salloum
For children ages 9-12
Remembering Our Baby - Patti Kouegh
A workbook for children whose brother or sister dies before birth. Includes pages for writing and drawing to help share thoughts and feelings. Begins with learning about the new baby in the family, finding out about the death, questions and things to do to remember the baby.
Sibling Grief - Sherokee Ilse and Linda Hammer Burns
A small, practical booklet for parents to help them understand the common developmental responses to the loss of a sibling. Practical suggestions offered, easy to both read and understand.
Something Happened - Cathy Blanford
A book for children who are born after there has been a pregnancy loss or infant death in the family. Illustrated by children it simply tells the story so that the subsequent child can understand who their older sibling was. Each page has words for parents to help them as they explain this important family event to their subsequent child.
Talking about Death – A Dialogue between Parent and Child - Earl A. Grollman
This classic provides sensitive and helpful advice for families coping with loss. Offers both an easy to read story of death, loss, grief, and healing for children, and specific guidance for their parents.
Tear Soup - Pat Schreiber and Chuck DeKlyen
This is the one to get! It will validate your grief experience, and you can share it with your children. You can leave it on the coffee table so others will pick it up, read it, and then better appreciate your grieving time. Grand's Cooking Tips section at the back of the book is rich with wisdom and concrete recommendations.
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf - Leo Busgalgia
For children ages 4 and up. This story is a warm, wonderfully wise, and strikingly simple story about a leaf named Freddie and how Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally falling to the ground with winter's snow.
The Next Place - Dr. Warren Hansen
This lovely, peaceful yet hopeful book for children may have been written to help the adult explain death
to a child.”
We Were Going To Have A Baby But We Had An Angel Instead - Pat Schwiebert
This is a book to help young children confront and manage grief over the loss of a young sibling. It can help you let your children know that the baby who died can still be remembered in a special way.
Where Are You: A Child's Book About Loss - Laura Olivieri
A kind and supportive text with beautiful illustrations designed to help children of all ages cope with the loss of a loved one. It is created with love and care so that even the youngest readers will find comfort during this stressful, difficult time.
Where is Chloe? - Donna Wilkins, MD
Touches and teaches children ages 4-8 after their infant sibling has died. Answering questions such as "Am I still a big sister?" "Was it something I said or did?" "Can I travel to heaven?" is only one of many reasons this book will give comfort and understanding to younger children who are wondering what happened. Written from a Christian perspective.
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