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BOOK RESOURCES -  These resources are available through most major book retailers and may be available from your local public library.

Books:  Grief & Loss

Bug in a Vacuum by Melanie Watt (2015)

At Daddy's on Saturdays by Linda Girard

The Days of Summer by Eve Bunting

Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown

The Divorce Express by Paula Danzinger

I Don't Want to Talk About It  by Jeanie Franz Ransom

It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear by Vicki Lansky

Loon Summer by Barbara Santucci

Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce by Cornelia Maude Spelman

Rope Burn by Jan Siebold

Was it the Chocolate Pudding? by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo

A Day With Dad by Bo Holmberg and Eva Eriksson

Mum and Dad Glue by Kes Gray and Lee Wildish

No Matter What by Debi Gliori

The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith

Two Homes by Claire Masurel and Kady MacDonald Denton

Two of Everything by Babette Cole

Molly and Her Dad by Jan Ormerod and Carol Thompson

Every Second Friday by Kiri Lightfoot and Ben Galbraith

Dear Daddy by Philippe Dupasquier

Living with Mum and Living with Dad: My Two Homes by Melanie Walsh

City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems

When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Kransy Brown

Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying by Joyce Mills

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Dr. Leo Buscaglia

Cloud City: A Child's Journey Through Bereavement by Heather Spergel and Georgia Stylou

Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen by Christy Monson and Lori Nawyn

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories by Audrey Penn and Barbara Leonard Gibson

Michael Rosen's Sad Book by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake

Is a Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst and Geoff Stevenson

A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret Holmes



Amber Brown Sees Red by Paula Danzinger

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

The Divorce Express
by Paula Danzinger
Ginger Brown: Too Many Houses by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 

It’s Not The End Of The World
by Judy Blume

Janey’s Choice
by Bernice Thurman Hunter

Amy’s Promise
by Bernice Thurman Hunter

My Mother Got Married and Other Disasters by Barbara Park

Separations by Robert Lehrman

The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson

The Un-Wedding by Babette Cole


Healing The Hurt, Restoring The Hope by Suzy Yehl Marta

The Boys and Girls Books About Divorce by Richard A. Gardner

Divorce Is Not The End Of The World: Zoe and Evan’s Guide for Kids by Zoe Stern and Evan Stern

Help! A Girl’s Guide To Divorce and Stepfamilies by Nancy Holyoke

How It Feels When Parents Divorce by Jill Krementz

Lost and Found: A Kid’s Book For Living Through Loss by Rabbi Marc Gellman -

Surviving Your Parents Divorce: A Guide For Young Canadians by Michael G. Cochrane 


Always My Dad by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

At Daddy’s On Saturdays by Linda Walvoord Girard

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide For Changing Families by Marc Brown and Laura Krasny Brown

Do I Have A Daddy? A Story About A Single Parent Child by Jeanne Warren Lindsay

Good-Bye Daddy by Brigitte Weinger 

It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read Together Book For Parents and Young Children During Divorce by Vicky Lansky

I Live With Daddy by Judith Vigna

Jennifer Has Two Daddies by Patricia Galloway

Kids Have Feelings Too: Mom and Dad Break Up by Joan Singleton Pristine
(may be difficult to find and/or out of print)

Let’s Talk About It: Divorce by Fred Rogers

Let’s Talk About It: Stepfamilies by Fred Rogers

Megan’s Two Houses by Erica Jong

Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Anymore by Kathy Stinson

Mommy and Daddy Are Fighting by Susan Paris (may be difficult to find and/or out of print)

My Family Is Changing, A First Look At Family Break-Up by Pat Thomas -

My Mother Is Getting Married by Joan Drescher

On The Day His Daddy Left by Albert E. Adams

Something Is Wrong At My House by Diane Davis

Where Is Daddy? by Beth Goff

Why Are We Getting A Divorce? by Peter Mayle


About Death: A Part Of Life by Toni Hormann

The Accident by Carol Carrick

Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles

Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope by Donna O’Toole

Cemetery Quilt by Kent Ross and Alice Ross

Come Back Grandma by Sue Limb and Alfred A. Knopf

The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown 

Everett Anderson’s Goodbye by Lucille Clifton

The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf by Leo Buscaglia

Forever In My Heart: A Story To Help Children Participate In Life After by Jennifer Levine 

Geranium Morning by Sandy E. Powell

The Good-Bye Book by Judith Viorst

Saying Good-Bye To Grandma by Jane Resh Thomas

Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities For Helping Kids Cope When A Special Person Dies by Janice Silverman

I Had A Friend Named Peter: Talking To Children About The Death Of A Friend by Janice Cohn 

I’ll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm

Jim’s Dog Muffins by Miriam Cohen

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

When Someone Special Dies by Joan Singleton Prestine

Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way To Explain Death To Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen

Meggie’s Magic by Ann Dean

My Grandfather’s House by Bruce Coville

Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomei dePaola

Remember The Secret by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The Saddest Time by Norma Simon and Albert Whitman

Saying Goodbye To Daddy by Judith Vigna

Saying Goodbye To Grandma by Thomas Jane Resh

Sunflower Mountain by Kathleen Foster-Morgan

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst

Tiger Flowers by Patricia Quinlan

Timothy Duck: The Story Of A Death Of A Friend by Lynn B. Blackburn, Joy Johnson, Shari Borum and GL Godfrey

What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? by Trevor Romain

What’s Heaven? by Maria Shriver 

When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Krasny-Brown

When Someone Dies by Sharon Greenlee

When Someone Very Special Dies by Marge Heegaard

Why Do People Die? Helping Your Child Understand by Cynthia MacGregor


Another Look At The Rainbow by Gerald G. Jampolsky

How To Help Children Through A Parent’s Serious Illness by Kathleen McCue -

There Is A Rainbow Behind Every Dark Cloud by Gerald G. Jampolsky

Vanishing Cookies: Doing Ok When A Parent Has Cancer by Michele B. Goodman


Amy’s Promise by Bernice Thurman Hunter

Janey’s Choice by Bernice Thurman Hunter

Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson G

Good-Bye Momma by Tom Moore

Mama’s Going Buy You A Mockingbird by Jean Little

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer

Searching For David’s Heart: A Christmas Story by Cherie Bennett

A Summer To Die by Lois Lowry

A Taste Of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith

Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

You Shouldn’t Have To Say Goodbye by Patricia Hermes

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep by Lurlene McDaniel

The Girl Death Left Behind by Lurlene McDaniel


Death Not Be Proud by John Gunther

How It Feels When A Parent Dies by Jill Krementz

Learning to Say Goodbye by Eda J. LeShan

Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers by Earl A. Grollman

When A Friend Dies: A Book For Teens about Grieving and Healing by Marilyn E. Gootman


Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide For Parents and Professionals by Earl A. Grollman

Children Grieve Too: Helping Children Cope With Grief by Joy Johnson and Dr. Marvin

Children Mourning, Mourning Children by Kenneth J. Doka

Good Grief: Helping a Group of Children When A Friend Dies by Sandra Sutherland Fox

The Grieving Child by Helen Fitzgerald

Healing The Bereaved Child by Alan D. Wolfelt

Helping Children Cope With The Loss of a Loved One by William C. Kroen -

Helping Children Grieve When Someone They Love Dies by Theresa Huntley -

How Do We Tell The Children? A Step By Step Guide To Helping Children From Two To Teens Cope When Someone Dies by Dan Schaefer and Christine Lyons

I Can't Stop Crying by John D. Martin and Frank D. Ferris

I Don't Know What To Say: How To Help and Support Someone Who Is Dying by Dr. Robert Buckman

On Children and Death by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Parenting With Wit and Wisdom In Times of Chaos and Loss by Barbara Coloroso

When Children Grieve by John W. James and Russell Friedman and Dr. Leslie Matthews


Healing The Hurt, Restoring The Hope by Suzy Yehl Marta

Divorced Kids: What You Need To Know To Help Kids Survive A Divorce by Laurene Johnson

Growing Up Divorced by Linda Bird Francke

Helping Children Survive Divorce: What to Expect, How To Help by Dr. Archibald D. Hart

Mothers Who Leave: The Myth Behind Women Without Their Children by Rosemary Jackson

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes For Your Child by Isolina Ricci 

Parenting With Wit and Wisdom in Times of Chaos and Loss
by Barbara Colorosa 

7 Steps To Bonding With Your Stepchild by Suzen J. Ziegahn

Step Wise: A Guide To Family Mergers by James Dale

Surviving The Break-Up: How Children and Parents Cope With Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstein and Joan B. Kelly


Angel Catcher: A Journal Of Loss and Remembrance by Kathy and Amy Eldon -

The Art Of Dying: How To Leave This World With Dignity and Grace, at Peace With Yourself and Your Loved One by Patricia Weenolsen

Beginnings: A Book For Widows by Betty Jane Wylie

Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities At The End Of Life by Ira Byock

Echoes Of The Soul: Moving Beyond The Light by Echo Bodine

Facing Death In The Family: Caring Through Someone Through Illness and Dying, Arranging The Funeral, Dealing With The Will and the Estate by Margaret and Joan Kurtz

There Is Life After Death by Tom Harpur

Life Lessons by Elisabeth Kubler - Ross and David Kessler

No Time For Goodbyes: Coping With Sorrow, Anger and Injustice After A Tragic Death by Janice Harris Lord

Living When A Loved One Has Died by Earl A. Grollman

Living With The End In Mind by Erin Tierney Kramp, Douglas Kramp and Emily P. McKhann

Meeting Death by Heather Robinson

Mourning and Dancing For Schools: A Grief Recovery Sourcebook For Parents Students and Teachers by Sally Downham Miller

On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Wife After Death by M.L. Anderson

Working It Through: An Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Workshop on Life, Death and Transition by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


After Suicide by John H. Hewett

A Time To Listen: Preventing Youth Suicide by Patricia Hermes

Why Suicide? By Eric Marcus