FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

Brown, Laura Krasney. (1998). When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death.

Buscaglia, Leo. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages. (1982).

Cammarata, Doreen. (2019). Someone I Love Died by Suicide: A story for child survivors and those who care about them. Limitless Press.

Fanning, Tyler, and Macfarlane, Jill. (2017). How the Body Stops Working: Thirteen Kid-Friendly Explanations. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. [ Simple explanations for children 6-10 to help them understand why their person died from cancer, dementia, stroke, suicide, heart attack, and other causes. Great help for adults who wonder what to say to children.]

Karst, Patricie. (2013). The Invisible String. Camarillo, CA: Devorss & Company.

McVicker, Ellen. (2018). Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings. (self-published: www.butterflykissesbook.com) [Great resource to read to a child who is facing the cancer of a loved one.]

National Alliance for Grieving Children. (2016). When Someone Dies: A Child-Caregiver Activity Book. FL.

Stickney, Doris. (2009). Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children, A Coloring Book. Pilgrim Press.

ADULT READING

Schuurman, Donna. (2003). Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent. New York: St. Martin’s Press. [Practical advice for adults who have had a parent die.]

Smith, Harold Ivan. (2003). Grieving the Death of a Mother. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress.