Grief and Loss

Recommended Reading

Books for Adults

Tear Soup; Pat Schiwebert and Chuck DeKlyen; (appropriate for all ages)

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss; Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler; 2007

Conquering the Mysteries and Lies of Grief; Sherry Russell; 2002

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One; Brook Noel & Pamela D Blair

Books for Parents/Professionals to help Children with Grieving

When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief; Marge Heegaard; 1988

Talking with Children and Young People about Death and Dying: A Workbook; Mary Turner; 1998

Helping Children Cope with Death; Dougy Center (

Helping Teens Cope with Death; Dougy Center (

Books for Children and Youth

The Heart and the Bottle; Oliver Jeffers; 2010

A Tiny Boat at Sea; Izetta Smith (discussing parent cancer with child)