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About Dying (non-fiction) by Sara Bennett Stein Walker and Co., 1974
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White Harper & Row, 1952 (Classic story of animal's attachment, loss and grief)
Children Also Grieve by Linda Goldman, 2005. The combination of narrative and interactive memory book is designed to be read and worked through by children.
A Complete Book About Death for Kids by Earl Grollman and Joy Johnson This book includes information about death, dying and the feelings you have when someone you love dies. Also talks about burial, cremation, funerals and the cemetery.
Coping with Death & Grief (non-fiction) by Marge Heegaard Woodland Press, 1990
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf (metaphor) by Leo Buscaglia Holt Rinehart, 1982
Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death What Children Need to Know by Linda Goldman, 2009. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings on the subject and provides parents and other caring adults with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions.
I Know I Made it Happen by Lynn Blackburn, 1990. Gives kids support and understanding during crises. It's nice to know, though, that my wishes, and my thoughts, and my words, don't make bad things happen.
Ragtail Remembers by Liz Duckworthy. Ragtail, a young mouse, has just lost his best friend, Tom the cat. As he tries to understand what has happened, Ragtail experiences many feelings. With the help of his new friend, he learns to deal with his feelings.
The Saddest Time by Norma Simon Whitman and Co., 1986 (Three scenarios: uncle, friend, grandparent deaths)
Sunflower Promise by Kathleen Maresh Hemery, Illustrated by Agusto Bordelois. A new chapter book for children who are experienceing the death of someone close to them.
Time for Uncle Joe by Nancy Jewell Harper 1981 (Memories through the seasons and belongings)
What is Death? by Etan Broitzer, 2000. Introduces children to the concept of death with examples of customs and beliefs from different religions and cultures.
What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? by Trevor Romain, 1999. The author talks directly to kids about what death means and how to cope. He describes and discusses the overwhelming emotions involved in grieving-sadness, fear, anger, guilt- and offers practical strategies for dealing with them.
Why Did You Die? by Erica Leeuwenburgh and Ellen Goldring. When a loved one dies, children are faced with a kaleidoscope of feelings, thoughts, myths, and questions. This book will help children, parents and other adults communicate about death and the grieving process.
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Dusty Was My Friend by Andrea Clardy Human Science Press, 1984 (Car accident)
The Empty Window by Eve Bunting, 1980 (Impending death of friend)
A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Smith, 1973 (Accidental death of friend, guilt, regret, funeral)
We Remember Philip by Norma Simon Whitman, 1979 (Teacher's son's death, support, commemoration)
Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles Little Brown, 1971 (Navaho view of death from grandmother to granddaughter)
Blackberries in the Dark (also a video) by Mavis Jukes, 1985 (Widow and grandson coping after grandfather's death)
Finding Grandpa Everywhere: A Young Child Discovers Memories of a Grandparent John Hodge, Susan Aitken (Beautifully illustrated story of finding Grandpa in memories, things left behind, a life lesson, and debunking the euphemism of "lost" for died.)
A Gift for Tia Rosa by Karen Taha Dillon, 1985 (Before and after elderly neighbor's death, explores regret)
Missing May Cynthia Rylant (A summer to observe grandparents deep love for each other and then grandma dies)
My Grandmother Died But I Won't Forget Her by Bernice Hogan Abingdon, 1983 (Visitors, funeral, loneliness, memories)
My Grandson Lew (also video) by Charlotte Zoltow Harper and Row, 1974 (Mom and child recall grandfather)
A Sunburned Prayer by Marc Talbert, 1995 (Hispanic 11-year-old hopes for a miracle for grandmother's cancer)
What Happened When Grandma Died? by Peggy Barker Concordia, 1984 (Christian explanation of death)
When Grandfather Journeys Into Winter by Craig Strete and Hal Frenck Greenwillow, 1979 (Native American grandson)
Daddy's Climbing Tree by C.S. Adler Clarion Books, 1993 (Jessica, 11, takes her little brother Tycho to her grandparents' house to look for Daddy, who was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. But the grandparents don't live there anymore and Daddy isn't there either. She learns to look for his memory in her heart.)
Devil's Bridge Cynthia C. De felice Avon Books, 1994 (12 year old Ben copes with father's death and mother's overprotectiveness during a fishing contest.)
Good-Bye Momma Tom Moore, 1993 Boyhood in a Newfoundland outpost, mom dies, father remarries
How It Feels When A Parent Dies by Jill Krementz (Photo essays by children ages 7 -1 6)
Mama's Going To Heaven Soon by Kathe Martin Copeland (Author), Elissa Hudson (Illustrator) (Illustrator), 2005. A compassionate story to assist young children and their caregivers deal with the impending death of a parent.
The Rag Coat (fiction) by Lauren Mills (Love felt from dad even after death)
A Star for the Latecomer by Paul Zindel and Bonnie Zindel, 1980 (Young teen, mother and daughter deal with mom's cancer)
Winter Holding Spring by Crescent Dragonwagon MacMillan Publishing, 1990 (Dad and daughter move through a year of seasons after mom's death)
A Dog like Jack DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan The Horn Book, Inc. 1999 (Jack's family adopts a dog, they have a life together, the dog grows old and dies. Warm watercolor, warm narrative, concludes with note to parents and teachers.)
Am I Still A Sister? by Alicia Sims (11-year-old author, baby brother's death)
Children Facing Grief by Janis Loomis Romond (Letters from siblings ages 6 - 15)
Ghost Brother C. S. Adler Wally's daring, carefree older brother is killed in an accident; Wally attempts to be less timid, enters skateboard competition and gains perspective on the loss.
Nadia, The Willful by Sue Alexander and illustrated by Lloyd Bloom Pantheon Books, 1983 (Healing power of talking about brother's death)
Allina Health Grief Resources
Judy Young, M Ed, manager of education and bereavement, Allina Health Home Care Services