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Bubby, Me and Memories by Barbara Pomerantz; Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) Press, 1983 This book about the death of a grandparent is out of print. But you may be able to find it at a library or used book store.
A Candle for Grandpa: A Guide to the Jewish Funeral for Children and Parents by David Techner and Judith Hirt-Manheimer; Urj Press, 1993 An 11 year-old boy recognizes the first anniversary of his grandfather's death. This book is listed for the kindergarten to third grade levels.
Daddy's Chair by Sandy Lanton; Lanton Haas Press, 2001 Michael comes to terms with Daddy's death during the days of observing Shiva. This book earned the Sydney Taylor award from the Association of Jewish Libraries.
Mourning & Mitzvah by Anne Brener
My Grandson Lew by Charlotte Zolotow; Harper & Row, 1974 Lew remembers Grandfather well after his death. This book is out of print. But you may be able to find it at a library or used bookstore.
Saying Goodbye to Grandpa Saying Goodbye to Grandma by Mosha Haleni Spero, PhD; Pitspopany Press, 1997 Written for ages 4 to 8, both books explain the Jewish mourning process and include pages for parents.
Tikun Olam: Fixing the World Anne Lobock Fenton; Brookline Books, 1997 In this poignant story, a good-natured handyman tries to fix his sick friend.
The Ugly Menorah by Marissa Moss; Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1996 During the first Hanukkah after her grandfather's death, Rachel comes to value the homemade menorah and its history.
When a Grandparent Dies: A Kid's Own Remembering Workbook for Dealing with Shiva and the Year Beyond by Nechama Liss-Levinson, PhD; Jewish Lights Publishing, 1995
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To Comfort the Bereaved: A Guide for Mourners and Those Who Visit Them by Rabbi Aaron Levine; Jason Aronson, 1994 This guide explains traditions, customs and prayers pertaining to nichum aveilim.
The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought by Neil Gillman; Jewish Lights Publishing, 1997 A professor of Jewish philosophy with excellent knowledge of history comes down on the side of bodily resurrection.
The Jewish Tradition and Choices at the End of Life: A New Judaic Approach to Illness and Dying by Lewis D. Solomon; University Press of America, 2001 This book presents a variety of viewpoints, more spiritual than legalistic.
The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning by Maurice Lamm; Jonathon David Publishers, 2000 Although highly recommended, one reviewer noted it is limited to American Ashkenazi Jewish law and customs.
Mourning and Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner's Path Through Grief to Healing by Anne Brenner; Jewish Lights Publishing, 2001 This journal for walking the mourner's path through grief to healing includes over 60 guided exercises.
The Orphaned Adult by Marc D. Angel; Insight Books, 1987 The author confronts the death of a parent from a Jewish perspective.
So That Your Values Live On by Jack Riemer and Nathanial Stampfer; Jewish Lights Publishing, 1991 This collection of ethical wills comes with a primer on how to write one.
Speak to Me: Grief, Love and What Endures by Marcie Hershman; Beacon Press, 2002 The author shares a personal account of her brother's death.
A Time to Mourn, A Time to Comfort: A Guide to Jewish Bereavement and Comfort by Dr. Ron Wolfson; Jewish Lights Publishing, 1995 Written from a layperson’s perspective, this guide includes a three-page bibliography.
To Walk in God's Ways: Jewish Pastoral Perspectives on Illness and Bereavement by Joseph S. Ozarowski; Jason Aronson, 1995
What Happens After I Die? Jewish Views of Life After Death by Rifat Sonsino, Daniel B. Syme; Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) Press, 1990 This book describes and analyzes six classic Jewish views: nothingness, Sheol, resurrection in an afterlife, immortality of the soul, reincarnation, and immortality through deeds of value.
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Judy Young, M Ed, manager of education and bereavement, Allina Health Home Care Services