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Journals and workbooks for children

  • Most of the links from the book titles below will lead you to Amazon.com, where you can learn more about the book, read reviews about it, and order it if you'd like. Most of these books can be purchased through other book sellers, as well, or found at your local library.

    Bare Books
    (Several sizes of blank books with covers to color or covers to design. Also lineguides, plastic book covers, plastic crayons, etc.)
    Publisher: Treetop Publishing, PO Box 085567, Racine WI 53408
    Phone: 1-414-884-0501

    Bereavement Support Group for Children
    by Hassi and Marnocha
    Compassion Books, 1-704-675-9670

    A Book for You from Kids Like You
    by Victoria Ott and Christi Kettman
    (Workbook of letters, quotes and drawings plus lots of fill-in space by the kids at Fernside, a center for grieving children)
    Compassion Books, 1-704-675-9670

    Drawing Out Feelings Series
    (Death, Serious Illness, Trauma, Divorce, Alcoholism and Parent Remarries)
    by Marge Heegaard
    Publisher: Woodland Press, 99 Woodland Circle, Minneapolis MN 55424
    Phone: 1-612-926-2665

    Forever in My Heart
    by Jennifer Levine, 1992, Compassion Books
    (Interactive story book related to a parent's illness and dying)

    Homemade Books to Help Kids Cope
    by Robert Ziegler, MD
    (How-to Techniques and instructions to make personalized story books to help children deal with loss & trauma)
    Compassion Books, 1-704-675-9670

    A Keepsake Book of Special Memories: Helping Children Heal From Loss
    by Van-Si and Powers
    (Guides children in preparation of photos, artwork and writings to commemorate someone who has died.
    Compassion Books, 1-704-675-9670

    The Last Goodbye I (Ages 8-12)
    The Last Goodbye II (Ages 13+)
    by Jim & Joan Boulden, 1994
    (Information about grief and room to process feelings)
    Compassion Books, 1-704-675-9670

    My Memory Book
    by Gretchen Gaines-Lane
    (20 exercises plus 20 pages for creativity)
    Publisher: Chi Rho Press, 1-301-670-1859

    Remembering Special Days
    by Jennifer Levine
    (Interactive story book related to remembering)
    Compassion Books, 1-704-675-9670

    Saying Goodbye (Ages 4-8) 
    by Jim Boulden
    (Coloring book style - cartoons and activities to help children understand the finality of death)
    Compassion Books, 1-704-675-9670

    So Much to Think About
    by Fred Rogers
    (Activity book for children - safe, warm, comforting
    Compassion Books, 1-704-675-9670

    When a Grandparent Dies
    by Nechama Liss-Levinson, Ph.D.
    ("A Kid's Own Remembering Workbook for Shiva and the Year Beyond")
    Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing, 1-802-457-4000

    When My Dad Died
    by Janice Mathews