Grief and Loss

Buscaglia, Leo (1982).  The fall of Freddie the leaf.  NJ: Slack.  For children.  A story about a leaf to help children understand life and death.  Non-religious, but suitable for all denominations.

Devine, Megan (2017).  It’s OK that You’re Not OK:  Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand.  Boulder, CO: Sounds True.  For adults a compassionate look at loss.

Edelman, Hope (2014).  Motherless Daughters:  The Legacy of Loss.  Philadelphia, PA:  Da Capo Press.  A book for adult women who have lost their mother.

Harris, Maxine (1996).  The Loss That Is Forever:  The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father.  NY, NY:  Plume Book, Penguin Publishing.  For adults or mature adolescents:   A book for those who have lost a parent.

Klein, Allen (2019).  Embracing Life After Loss:  A Gentle Guide For Growing Through Grief.  Miami, FL:  Mango Books.   A guide for adults who hope to turn tears into smiles.

Kowalski, Gary.  (2012).  Goodbye, Friend:  Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet.  Novato, CA:  New World Library.  For those who have lost a pet.

Kroen, William (1996).  Helping children cope with the loss of a loved one: a guide for grownups.  MN: Free Spirit Publications.  A book to help parents understand and help their children cope with death.

Grollman, Earl A. (1990).  Talking about death: a dialogue between parent and child.  Boston MA: Beacon Press.  A book to help children (and parents too) with death.

Hickman, Martha (1994).  Healing After Loss:  Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief.  N.Y.:  Avon Books.   A book for adults grieving the loss of a friend, child, parent, sibling, or pet.

Higginbotham, Anastasia (2016).  Death is stupid.  NY: Feminist Press.  Best picture book on death for children.  Even though a picture book, appropriate for kids up until their teens.

Mellonie, Bryan & Ingpen, Robert (1983).  Lifetimes: the beautiful way to explain death to children.  NY: Bantam Books.  Nondenominational picture book explaining life and death cycles of living things including people.

Roe, Gary (2017). Shattered:  Surviving the Loss of a Child.  Wellborn,TX:  Healing Resources Publishing.  A book for any parent who is enduring the loss of their child.

Rowland, Joanna (2017).  The Memory Box:  A Book About Grief.  Minneapolis, MN: Spark Family Books.   For children 4-8.

Warner, Jan (2018).  Grief Day By Day:  Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living With Loss.  Emeryville, CA:  Althea Press.  A book for adults about how to live with loss.