There are many valuable materials available that address bereavement, grieving and helping children understand and cope with loss. Here’s a list of books we have found helpful to get you started:

Books for Adults

  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People,
    by Harold Kushner
  • No Time for Goodbyes: Coping With Grief,
    Anger and Injustice After a Tragic Death,
    by Janice Harris Lord
  • When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death
    of a Son or Daughter,
    by Judith Berstein, PH.D.
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal,
    by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

Books for Children

  • Helping Children Cope with Death,
    by The Dougy Center
  • Explaining Death to a Child,
    by Earl Grollman
  • A Terrible Thing Happened,
    by Margaret Holmes
  • I Heard Your Mommy Died,
    by Mark Scrivani
  • I Heard Your Daddy Died,
    by Mark Scrivani
  • What Color is Dead? Death From A Child’s View (video),
    by Darcie Sims
  • Blow Me a Kiss Miss Lilly,
    by Nancy White Carlstrom

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