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Death, General: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • A Bunch of Balloons by Dorothy Ferguson Centering Corporation, 1992
  • A Child’s Simple Guide Through Grief by Alexis Cunningham Jalmar Press, 2001
  • Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley William Morrow, 1985
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White Harper and Row, 1952
  • Gentle Willow by Joyce Mills Magination Press, 2003
  • If Nathan Were Here by Mary Bahr Erdmann’s Books for Young Readers, 2000
  • Old Pig by Margaret Wild Dial, 1996
  • Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss by Michaelene Mundy Abbey Press, 1998
  • Talking About Death by Earl A. Grollman Beacon, 1990
  • Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss Pat Schwiebert Grief Watch, 1999
  • The Saddest Time by Norma Simon A. Whitman, 1992
  • Very Best of Friends by Margaret Wild Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990
  • You Hold Me and I'll Hold You by Jo Carson Orchard, 1992

Ages 9 to 12

  • Beat the Turtle Drum by Constance Green Econo-Clad Books, 2000
  • Blackwater by Eve Bunting HarperCollins, 2000
  • If Nathan Were Here by Mary Bahr Erdmann’s Books for Young Readers, 2000
  • Little Men by Louisa May Alcott IndyPublish, 2001
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Sterling, 2004
  • A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Smith Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Young Adult

  • The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson HarperCollins, 1978
  • The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends Helen Fitzgerald Simon & Schuster, 2000
  • On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles MacMillan, 1960
  • When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving and Healing by Marilyn Gootman Free Spirit Press, 1994

Books for Adults

  • Children Mourning, Mourning Children Hospice Foundation of America, 2001
  • Guiding Your Child Through Grief by Mary Ann Emswiler Bantam Books, 2000
  • Helping Children Grieve by Ruth Arent Champion Press, 2005
  • How Do We Tell the Children? A Parents Guide to Helping Children Cope When Someone Dies by Dan Schaefer Newmarket Press, 4th ed, 2010
  • It's OK to Cry: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Through the Losses of Life by H. Norman Wright WaterBrook Press, 2004
  • Helping Children Grieve: When Someone They Love Dies by Theresa Huntley Augsburg Fortress Pub, 2002
  • When Children Grieve by John James HarperCollins, 2002
  • When Your Child Loses A Loved One by Theresa Huntley Augsburg, 2001
  • Your Grieving Child: Answers To Questions On Death And Dying by Bill Dodds Our Sunday Visitor, 2001

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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