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Young Child

  • The Fall of Freddy the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages, Buscaglia, Leo. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982

  • Last Week My Brother Anthony Died, Hickman, Martha. Abingdon, Tennessee: 1984

  • Brittany's Books

  • Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children, Mellonie, Bryan, and Robert Ingpen. New York: Bantam Books, 1983

  • Thumpy's Story: A Story of Love and Grief Shared, Nancy Dodge

  • I Had a Friend Named Peter Peter; Talking to Children about the Death of a Friend, Janice Cohn and Gail Ownes

  • My Brother Matthew, Mary Thompson, Woodbine House, 1992.

School-aged Children

  • What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? Romain, Trevor. Minneapolis MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 1999

  • The Empty Place: A Child’s Guide Through Grief, Temes, Roberta, PhD. Far Hills, New Jersey: New Horizon Press, 1992

  • Charlotte’s Web, White, E.B. New York: Harper, 1952

  • Hang Tough Mathew, Lancaster, Paulist Press, New Jersey, 1985.

  • KidsAid web site KidsAid is a safe place for kids to share and to help each other deal with grief about any of their losses.


  • Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement, Ravelle, Karen, and Charles Haskins. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: J. Messner, 2000

  • Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love, Grollman, Earl. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993

  • When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing, Marilyn E. Gootman, Pamela Espeland (Editor), Deborah Prothrow-Stith

Indeterminate Age Group

  • Talking with Angel: About Illness, Death and Survival, Evelyn Elsaesser-Valarino, Floris Books, 2005, ISBN 9780863154928 website

  • Living When a Loved One Has Died, Grollman, Earl A., Beacon Press, Boston, 1977

  • Letters I Never Wrote, Conversations I Never Had, Charles Ben Bissell Tilden Press, NY, 1983.

  • Painting the Sunsets With the Angels, Vann Wesson

  • The Everlasting Snowman, Darden & Adams

  • Gentle Willow: A Story for Children about Dying, Joyce C. Mills

  • On the Wings of a Butterfly, Marilyn Maple

  • Remember the Secret, Eisabeth Kubler Ross