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Books on Bereavement



  • Brown, Laurie and Marc, When Dinosaurs Die, 1996, Little, Brown & Company. Ages 4-11.
  • Buscaglia, Leo, The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, 1982, Slack Incorporated. All ages.
  • Greenlee, Sharon, When Someone Dies, 1992 Peachtree Publishers Ltd. Ages 4-11.
  • Mellonie, Bryon and Ingpen, Robert, Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children, 1983. Bantam Books. Ages 3-10.


  • Heegaard, Marge, When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief, 1988, Woodland Press, Minneapolis, MN. Ages 6-12.
  • Silverman, Janis, Help Me Say Goodbye, 1999, Fairview Press, Minneapolis, MN. Ages 6-12.



  • Dower, Laura, I Will Remember You, 2001 Scholastic, Inc., New York, N.Y.
  • Grollman, Earl, Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love, 1993, Beacon Press, Boston, MA.
  • Krementz, Jill, How it Feels When A Parent Dies, 1981, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, N.Y.


  • Traisman, E.S., Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Teens Experiencing Loss, 1992, Centering Corporation, Omaha, NE.

Adults Caring for Children

  • The Dougy Center, 35 Ways to Help A Grieving Child, 1999, The Dougy Center, Portland, OR.
  • The Dougy Center, Helping Teens Cope with Death, 1999, The Dougy Center, Portland, OR.
  • Nussbaum, Kathy, Preparing the Children: Information and Ideas for Families Facing Terminal Illness and Death, 1998, Gifts of hope, Kodiak, AK.
  • O'Toole, Donna, Helping Children Grieve and Grow, 1998, Compassion Press, Burnsville, NC.


  • Miller, James E., Winter Grief, Summer Grace: Returning to Life After a Loved One Dies, 1995, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Rando, Therese A., How to go on Living When Someone You Love Dies, 1991, Bantam Books, New York, NY.
  • Schweibert, Pat and DeKlyen, Chuck, Tear Soup, 1999, Grief Watch, Portland, OR.
  • Wolfelt, Alan D., Understanding Grief: Helping Yourself Heal, 1992, Compassion Press, Fort Collins, CO.