Recommended Books

Adults Grieving a Child's Death

  • After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again (A Parent's Guide to Coping With the Loss of a Child) by Elizabeth Mehren (New York, NY: Fireside, 1997). ISBN: 0684811707
  • Broken Heart Still Beats (After Your Child Dies) by Ann McCracken, Mary Semel (editors), (CenterCity MN: Hazelden, 2000). ISBN: 1568385560
  • Forever Ours by Janis Amatuzio, MD (Midwest Forensic Pathology PA, 2002). ISBN: 0-9716287-0-x
  • Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. Eerdman Publishing, 1987). ISBN: 0-8028-0294-x
  • No Time for Goodbyes (Coping with Sorrow, Anger and Injustice after a Tragic Death) by Janice Harris Lord (Pathfinder Publishing of California, 2000). ISBN: 0934793689
  • Swallowed by a Snake (The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing) by Thomas R. Golden (Gaithersburg, MD: Golden Healing Publishing LLC, 2000). ISBN: 0965464911
  • The Andrew Poems by Shelly Wagner (Lubbock TX: Texas Tech University Press, 1994). ISBN: 0-89672-319-4
  • The Journey Through Grief by Alan D. Wolfelt; (Ft. Collins, CO: Compassion Press, 2003). ISBN: 1879651343
  • The Worst Loss (How Families Heal from the Death of a Child) by Barbara D. Rosof (New York, NY: Owl Books, 1995). ISBN: 080503241X
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner (New York, NY: Schocken Books, 1981). ISBN: 0-8052-3773-9
  • Healing A Parent's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies by Alan D. Wolfelt; (Ft. Collins, CO: Compassion Press, 2002). ISBN: 1879651300  

Grandparents Grieving a Grandchild's Death

  • For Bereaved Grandparents by Margaret Gerner; (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1990). ISBN: 1561230022
  • Forgotten Tears: A Grandmother's Journey Through Grief by Nina Bennett. (, 2005). ISBN: 1591137640

Parents and Caregivers of Children and Teens Who are Grieving

  • Healing the Grieving Child's Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers, by Alan Wolfelt (Ft. Collins, CO: Companion Press January 2000). ISBN: 1879651181
  • Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart by Alan Wolfelt (Ft. Collins, CO: Companion Press April 2001). ISBN: 1879651246 
  • Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups by William C. Kroen (Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Press, 1996). ISBN: 157542007
  • Helping Children Grieve: When Someone They Love Dies by Theresa M. Huntley (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers Revised 2002). ISBN: 0806642653
  • How Do We Tell the Children? A Step-by-Step Guide for Helping Children Cope When Someone Dies by Dan Schaefer et. al. (New York, NY: Newmarket Press, 2002). ISBN: 155744252

Children Grieving the Death of a Sibling

  • A Child Remembers by Enid S. Traisman (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1994). ISBN: 1561230693
  • Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley (New York, NY: Harper Collins - Trophy, 1992). ISBN: 0688115187
  • Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies by Janice Silverman (Minneapolis, MN: Fairview Press, 1999). ISBN: 9781577490852
  • If Nathan Were Here by Mary Bahr (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Erdmans Publishing Co., 2000). ISBN: 0802851878
  • I Miss You by Pat Thomas (Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 2001). ISBN: 0764117645
  • Lost and Found by Ellen Yeomans (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 2000). ISBN: 1561231290
  • Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert, Chuck DeKlyen, and Taylor Bills (Portland, OR: Grief Watch, 2005). ISBN: 0961519762
  • The Next Place by Warren Hanson (Golden Valley, MN: Tristan Publishers, 1997). ISBN: 0931674328
  • When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Kesney Brown and Marc Brown (London, UK: Little, Brown Publishers, 1998). ISBN: 0316119555
  • When Someone Dies by Sharon Greenlee (Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers, 1992). ISBN: 1561450448
  • Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree by William Miller (New York, NY: Lee & Low Books, 1996). ISBN: 188000034

Teens Grieving the Death of a Sibling

  • A Child Remembers by Enid S. Traisman (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1994). ISBN: 1561230693
  • Beat the Turtle Drum by Constance Greene (London, UK: Puffin Press, 1994). ISBN: 0140368507
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1977). ISBN: 0-696-01359-0
  • Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins by Enid S. Traisman (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, Revised 2003). ISBN: 1-56123-056-1
  • Flowers for the Ones You've Known: Letters from Bereaved Teens by Enid S. Traisman (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1995). ISBN: 1561230693
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens by Alan Wolfelt (Ft. Collins, CO: Companion Press, 2001). ISBN: 1-879651-23-8
  • Help for the Hard Times: Getting Through Loss by Earl Hipp (Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1995). ISBN: 1-56838-085-2
  • What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? by Trevor Romaine (Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Press, 1999). ISBN: 1-57542-055-4
  • When Death Walks In by Mark Scrivani (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1991). ISBN: 156123012X