Recommended Readings

For Grieving Children

  • I Know Someone Who Died:  Activity Book for Children by Connie Manning
  • When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness: Children can learn to cope with loss and change by Marge Heegaard
  • When Someone Very Special Dies: Children can learn to cope with grief by Marge Heegaard
  • When Something Terrible Happens: Children learn to cope with grief by Marge Heegaard
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart: For Kids by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • How I Feel: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • But I didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide by Barbara Rubel, MA
  • Honey Bear Died by Jennifer E. Melvin (appropriate for 3-5 year olds)

For Grieving Teens

  • Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman
  • How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love: Straight talk about death for teenagers by Earl A. Grollman
  • I Will Remember You: What to do when someone you love dies by Laura Dower
  • You Are Not Alone: Teens Talk about Life after the Loss of a Parent by Lynne B. Hughes
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart: For Teens: by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • The Grieving Teen: A guide for teenagers and their friends by Helen Fitzgerald
  • Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A journal for teenagers experiencing loss by Enid Samuel-Traisman
  • Reactions: A workbook to help young people who are experiencing trauma and grief by Alison Salloum
  • Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to cope with losing someone you love by Earl A. Grollman

For Grieving Adults

  • Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas (Healing Your Grieving Heart series) by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Healing a Child’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas (Healing Your Grieving Heart series) by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman
  • A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies by Annie McCracken & Mary Semel
  • Lean on Me Gently: Helping the grieving child by Doug Manning

For Professionals

  • Children and Grief: When a Parent Dies by J. William Worden
  • Grief, Dying, and Death: Clinical Interventions for Caregivers by Therese A. Rando
  • Companioning the Bereaved: A Soulful Guide for Counselors & Caregivers by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Grief as a Family Process: A Developmental Approach to Clinical Practice by Ester R. Shapiro
  • Healing the Bereaved Child: Grief Gardening, Growth through Grief, and other Touchstones for Caregivers (Healing Your Grieving Heart series) by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Lean on Me Gently: Helping the grieving child by Doug Manning
  • Grief in the Workplace by Rachel Blythe
  • Grief & Loss: A Child’s Perspective, Birth through 12 yrs (DVD). Order online at www.listen2kids.net