Helping Children Cope With Grief

Guides

Recommended Books for Kids

  • Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile: A Story About Coping With the Loss of a Parent, by Donna Pincus, for ages 5 and up
  • I Miss You: A First Look at Death,by Pat Thomas, for ages 4 and up
  • Good Answers to Tough Questions About Death,by Joy Berry, for ages 6-12
  • A Complete Book About Death for Kids, by Earl Grollman, for all ages
  • Everett Anderson’s Goodbye,by Lucille Clifton, for ages 5-8, about a father’s death
  • My Grandson Lew, by Charlotte Zolotow, for ages 5 and up, about a grandparent’s death
  • When Something Terrible Happens, by Marge Heegaard, for ages 8 and up
  • When Someone Very Special Dies, by Marge Heegaard, for ages 8 and up
  • Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies,by Janis Silverman, for ages 8 and up
  • Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children, by Bryan Mellonie, for all ages
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf,by Leo Buscaglia, for all ages
  • The Next Place, by Warren Hanson, for all ages