Recommended Books

Here is our list of recommended bereavement books and articles for adults, children and teens.

Recommended Books For Adults Grieving A Child's Death

Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies by Ann McCracken, Mary Semel (editors). Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2000. ISBN 1568385560

After The Darkest Hour The Sun Will Shine Again: A Parents Guide to Coping with the Loss of a Child by Elizabeth Mehren; (New York, NY: Fireside, 1997); ISBN 0684811707

A Journey Through Grief by Alla Renee Bozarth; (Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1994); ISBN 1568380372

The Andrew Poems by Shelly Wagner, (Lubbock TX: Texas Tech University Press, 1994); ISBN 0-89672-319-4

The Bereaved Parent by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff; (London, UK: Penguin Press, 1978); ISBN 0140050434

The Faithful Gardener by Clarissa Pin Estes; (San Francisco, CA: Harper, 1995) ISBN 006251380X

Forever Ours by Janis Amatuzio MD; (Midwest Forensic Pathology PA, 2002) ISBN 0-9716287-0-x

The Journey Through Grief by Alan D. Wolfelt; (Ft. Collins, CO: Compassion Press, 2003); ISBN 1879651343

Lament for A Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff; (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. Eerdman Publishing, 1987); ISBN 0-8028-0294-x

Mothering an Angel by Patsy Neary Keech; (Minneapolis, MN: Beavers Pond Press, 2001); ISBN 1890676993

No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger and Injustice after a Tragic Death by Janice Harris Lord; (Pathfinder Publishing of California, 2000), ISBN 0934793689

Psalms of Lament by Ann Weems; (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1995), KY; ISBN 0-664-22074-6

Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing by Thomas R. Golden; (Gaithersburg, MD: Golden Healing Publishing LLC, 2000); ISBN 0965464911

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner; (Schocken Books- A division of Random House, New York, NY, 1981); ISBN 0-8052-3773-9

The Worst Loss: How Families Heal From the Death of a Child by Barbara D. Rosof; (Owl Books- A division of Henry Holt Books, New York, NY, 1995); ISBN: 080503241X

Recommended Books For Grandparents Grieving A Grandchild's Death (in addition to any of the adult books listed above)

Forgotten Tears: A Grandmother's Journey through Grief by Nina Bennett; ISBN 1591137640

For Bereaved Grandparents by Margaret Gerner; (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1990); ISBN 1561230022

Recommended Books For Parents and Caregivers Of Children/Teens Who Are Grieving

Healing The Grieving Child's Heart: 100 Practical Ideas For Families, Friends And Caregivers by Alan Wolfelt; (Ft. Collins, CO: Companion Press January, 2000); ISBN: 1879651181

Healing A Teens' Grieving Heart by Alan Wolfelt; (Ft. Collins, CO: Companion Press, April 2001); ISBN: 1879651246

Helping Children Cope With The Loss Of A Loved One: A Guide For Grownups by William C. Kroen; (Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Press, 1996) ISBN: 157542007

Helping Children Grieve: When Someone They Love Dies by Theresa M. Huntley; (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers Revised 2002); ISBN: 0806642653

How Do We Tell The Children? A Step By Step Guide For Helping Children Cope When Someone Dies by Dan Schaefer et al; (New York, NY: Newmarket Press Third edition February 2002); ISBN: 1557044252

Recommended Books For Children Grieving The Death Of A Sibling

A Child Remembers by Enid S. Traisman; (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1994); ISBN 1561230693

Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley; (New York, NY: Harper Collins –Trophy, 1992); ISBN 0688115187

If Nathan Were Here by Mary Bahr; (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Erdmans Publishing Co., 2000); ISBN 0802851878

I Miss You by Pat Thomas; (Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 2001); ISBN 0764117645

Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie; (Bantam - A division of Random House, New York, NY, 1983);ISBN 0553344021

Lost and Found by Ellen Yeomans; (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 2000); ISBN 1561231290

Rudi's Pond by Eve Bunting; (New York, NY: Clarion Books, 1999); ISBN 0095890675

When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Kesney Brown and Marc Brown; (London, UK: Little, Brown Publishers, 1998); ISBN 0316119555

When Someone Dies by Sharon Greenlee; (Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers, 1992); ISBN 1561450448

Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree by William Miller; (News York, NY: Lee & Low Books, 1996); ISBN 188000034

Recommended Books For Teens Grieving The Death Of A Sibling

A Child Remembers by Enid S. Traisman: (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1994); ISBN: 1561230693

Beat The Turtle Drum by Constance Greene; ( London, U.K.: Puffin Press, 1994); ISBN: 0140368507

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson; (New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1977); ISBN: 0-696-01359-0

Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins by Enid S. Traisman; (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, Revised 2003); ISBN: 1-56123-056-1

Flowers For The Ones You've Known: Letters From Bereaved Teens by Enid S. Traisman; (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1995);ISBN: 1561230693

Healing Your Grieving Heart For Teens by Alan Wolfelt; (Ft. Collins, CO: Companion Press, 2001); ISBN: 1-879651-23-8

Help For The Hard Times: Getting Through Loss by Earl Hipp; (Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1995); ISBN: 1-56838-085-2

What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? by Trevor Romaine (Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Press, 1999); ISBN: 1-57542-055-4

When Death Walks In by Mark Scrivani (Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1991); ISBN: 156123012X