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Lending Library - Children


35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child The Dougy Center
Simple and practical suggestions drawn from the experiences of thousands of grieving children and teens about what helps and what doesn’t.


A Forever Angel Elaine Stillwell
A hands-on craft book for grieving children.


After You Lose Someone You Love As told by Amy, Allie & David Dennison
Advice and insight from the diaries of three kids who’ve been there.


Am I Still a Sister? Alicia Sims
An 11 year old girl who's wonderful way of describing her own feelings provides the right questions to ask other grieving children, to help them heal.


Andy’s Mountain: Fathers Grieve Too Dwight Patton
An intimate personal glimpse of a father’s story of how he learned to acknowledge, deal, and grow through the death of his son.


Bittersweet…Hello Goodbye Sister Jane Marie Lamb, OSF
A resource in planning farewell rituals when a baby dies.


Coping with Holidays and Celebrations Sherokee Isle
Examines the difficulty one faces on holidays or at family gatherings after the loss of a child and offers suggestions in dealing with relatives or friends who may force participation "for your own good".


Dear Parents Joy Johnson
A collection of letters to bereaved parents.


Emily’s Sadhappy Season Stephanie Golightly Lowden
The story of a young girl’s feelings after the death of her father.


Empty Arms Sherokee Ilse
Understanding the grief that comes with infant death.


Explaining Death to Children Earl A. Grollman
Helping children deal with grief.


Facing Change (for teens) Donna O’Toole
A book for teens offering information about loss, change, and possibilities.


From the Heart of a Bear JoAnn Zimmerman
True stories of the faith and courage of children facing life-threatening illnesses.


Goodbye My Child Sara Rich Wheeler and Margaret M. Pike
A gentle guide for parents whose child has died.


Grandfather’s Shirt Barbara Morning
A story book that can be used as an aid in talking to children about losing a grandparent.


Green Mittens from Grandma: Gentle story about a child’s grief Bernice Hogan Hanks
A gentle story about a child’s grief and how remembering helps.


Healing a Father's Grief William H. Schatz
How a father dealt with his own son’s death.


Helping Children Cope With Death The Dougy Center
For children, teens, and their adult family members who have experienced the death of a
parent, adult caregiver, sibling or teen friend.


Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One William C. Kroen, PH. D., LMHC
Assist us in understanding what a child from infancy through age 18 knows and feels when faced with the death of a loved one.


Helping Teens Cope With Death The Dougy Center
Learn how death uniquely impacts teenagers and what you can do to help.


Helping The Grieving Student The Dougy Center
A guide for teachers.


Making Loving Memories Mary Lou Eddy and Linda Raydo
A gentle guide to do what you can when your baby dies.


Not Just A Fish (2) Kathleen Maresh Hemery
A wonderful story for young children grieving over the death of a beloved pet.


Planning A Precious Goodbye Sherokee Ilse and Susan Erling Martinez
Suggestions for creating a memorial service for families of a baby who has died.


Remembering: The Death of a Child Robert R. Thompson, MD
If you, or someone you know, have experienced the death of a child, this book can help you find
support, healing, hope and inspiration.


Sad Isn’t Bad Michaelene Mundy
A friendly and loving guide to help children cope with loss.


Sibling Grief Medic Publishing Co.
A guide to help parents assist children cope with the loss of a sibling.


Sweet Memories Elaine Stillwell
A variety of hands-on activities for children to remember the person they miss.


Talking About Death(2) Earl A. Grollman
A dialog between parent & child.


Thank You For Coming To Say Goodbye Janice L. Roberts and Joy Johnson
Involving children in funeral ceremonies.


Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss Pat Schweibert & Chuck DeKlyen
A recipe for healing after loss. Gives a glimpse into Grandma’s life as she blends different ingredients into her own grief process. Her recipe helps bring her comfort and helps fill the void in her life that was created by her loss.


The Dragonfly Door John Adams
A story about loss and change to help a death to a child.


The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, A story of life for all ages Leo Buscaglia, PHD
An inspiring allegory illustrating the delicate balance between life and death. Children and Adults.


The Grief Club: The Secret to Getting Through All Kinds of Change (2) Melody Beattie
After the death of her 12 year old son, the author finds herself cast into a new “club”-a circle of people who had somehow survived the loss of a child. This book is part memoir, part self-help, part journalism.


The SIDS Survival Guide Joani Nelson Horchler & Robin Rice Morris
Information and comfort for grieving family and friends.


The Snowman Robin Helene Vogel
A book about children and grief.


Waving Goodbye The Dougy Center
An activities manual for children grieving.


We were gonna have a baby, but we had an angel instead Pat Schwiebert
A big brother’s perspective about the excitement and plans for the coming baby, and the disappointment and sadness following the death of the baby.


What About the Kids? The Dougy Center
Understanding their needs in funeral planning & services.


What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? Trevor Romain
This book answers many of the questions children may have following the death of a loved one and offers suggestions of different activities to help them through a difficult time.


What’s Heaven Maria Schriver
The story of Katie, whose great-grandma has just died. She seeks answers, and her mother helps her learn about heaven.


When Death Impacts Your School The Dougy Center
A guide for school administrators.


When Death Walks In: For teenagers facing grief Mark Scrivani
A gentle, helpful book which looks at ways of facing grief during the teen years.


When Mom or Dad Dies Daniel Grippo
A book of comfort for kids when their Mom or Dad has died.


When the Bough Breaks Judith Bernstein
A book that offers bereaved parents the comfort of learning how others have navigated down this rutted road. It acknowledges that no family ever “recovers” from such a tragedy but rather adapts to life.


Where the Balloons Go Paul Coleman
This story shares love and dreams and death and grief as Grandma Dies and her grandson tries
hard to discover the real Balloon Forest.


Will Our Tears Forever Flow: A Father’s Story of Grief & Hope Ted Wampler
A father’s agonizing journey through grief after the death of his daughter.

 

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