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Children Coping

Children's Literature

Remember The Secret. - Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth.
Tell Me, Papa. - Johnson, Joy & Marv.
Gentle Willow. - Mills, J.C.
The Saddest Time. - Simon, Norma.
A Child’s View of Grief. - Wolfelt, Alan.
Healing the Bereaved Child. - Wolfelt, Alan.
Helping Children Cope with Grief. - Wolfelt, Alan.
Sarah’s Journey. - Wolfelt, Alan.
Understanding Grief. - Wolfelt, Alan.
What Bereaved Children Want Adults to Know About Grief. - Wolfelt, Alan.

Books for Children 3 to 8 Years:

Timothy Duck: The Story of the Death of a Friend. - Blackburn, Lynn Bennett.
Someone Small. - Borack, B.  Parent’s Magazine Press
The Hurt. - Doleski, Teddi.  Paulist Press
Scat. - Dorbin, Arnold.  New York: Four Winds Press
Talking About Death: dialogue between parent and child. - Grollman, Earl.
Tell Me About Death, Mommy. - Klopfenstein, Janette.  Scottsdale, Pa.: Herald Press
Learning to Say Good-bye. - LeShan, Eda.  Macmillan
Lifetimes. - Mellonie, Bryan and Robert Ingpen.  New York: Bantam Books
Someone Special Died.  - Pristine, Joan Singleton.  Price, Stem, Sloan
It Must Hurt A Lot, A Child’s Book About Death. - Sanford, Doris.  Multnomah Press
Badger’s Parting Gifts.  Varley, Susan. - Lothrop, Lee & Shephard Books
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney. - Viorst, J.  Atheneum
Growing Time. - Warburg, S. Houghton Ruftin Company

Books for Children (after a perinatal loss or infant loss):

Contact Centering Corporation to purchase books: (402) 553-0507
No New Baby, - Gryte, Marilyn.  Centering Corporation
Where’s Jess - Ray and Jody Goldstein
Talking With Children About Perinatal Loss

Sibling Grief

Books for Children Ages 9 to 12 Years:

There’s a Rainbow Behind Every Dark Cloud. - Jampolsky, G.  Celestial Arts
Straight From the Siblings:  Another Look at the Rainbow. - Jampolsky, G.  Celestial Arts
Goodbye, Mom, Goodbye. - Johnson, Philip E.  Welch Publishing Co.
When Violet Died. - Kantrowitz, M.  Seabury Press (sister)
Children are Not Paper Dolls. - Levy, Erin.
Blew and the Death of the Mag. - Lichtman, W.  Freestone
When Somebody Special Dies. - Lovre, Cheri.(Children talking about sibs or parents who have died)
A Summer to Die. - Lowry, L.  Houghton-Mifflin. (sister)
A Taste of Blackberries. - Smith, D.  Thomas Y. Crowell. (boy’s friend)
My Twin Sister Erika. - Vogel, I. Harper and Row. 
Charlotte’s Web. - White, E. Harper and Row. 

Books for Teens and Older

I Will Remember You, - Laura Dower
Helping Teens Cope With Death, -  Dougy Center
The Grieving Teen,  -  Helen Fitzgerald
You And A Death In Your Family, - Antoine Wilson
Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins,  - Enid Samuel Traisman
A Death in the Family. - Agee, J.  Avon. 
Little Men. - Alcott, L.  The Macmillan Company. 
Little Women. - Alcott, L.  World Publications. 
The Good Earth. - Buck, P.  The John Day Company.  .
Where the Lilies Bloom. - Cleaver, B.  and Cleaver, V.  J.B. Lippincott, Co. 
Red Badge of Courage. - Crane, S.  Random House.  .
May I Cross Your Golden River? - Dixon, P.  Atheneum.  .
The Garden is Doing Fine. - Farley, Carol.  Atheneum. 
The Diary of a Young Girl. - Frank, Anne.  New York:  Washington Square
The Last Teenage Suicide. - Geller, Norman.  Norman Geller Publishing. 
Beat the Turtle Drum. - Green, C.  Viking Press. 
Bereaved Children and Teens. - Grollman, Earl. 
Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers. - Grollman, Earl.
Talking About Suicide. - Grollman, Earl A.  Grollman, Sharon H.  Char Koosta Printing.