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TOPIC: Death, Grief and Loss

Books for Adults:

  • What Happened
  • to the World: Helping Children Cope in Turbulent Times, J. Greenman
  • Up From Grief, Bernadine Kreis and Alice Pattie
  • The Bereaved Parent, Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
  • Good Grief, Sandra Fox
  • Gentle Closings: How to Say Goodbye to Someone You Love, Ted Menton
  • Learning to Say Goodbye when a Parent Dies, Eda Le Shan
  • On Children and Death, Kubler-Ross
  • Talking with Children About Death, Hedda Sharagan
  • Necessary Losses, Judith Viorist


Books for Children:

  • How Do I Feel When People Die? Sarah Levete
  • You Hold Me and I’ll Hold You, Jo Carson
  • The Saddest Time. Norman Simon
  • Last Week My Brother Anthony Died, Martha Hickman
  • Everett Anderson’s Goodbye , Lucille Clifton
  • Grandpa’s Slide Show, Deborah Goul
  • The Fall of Freddie The Leaf, Leo Buscalgia
  • I Will Remember You, Laura Dower
  • Terrible Thing Happened, Margaret Holmes
  • Grandad Bill’s Song, Jane Yolen
  • Fox Song, Joseph Bruchac
  • The Way I Feel, Janan Cain

For both parents and children:

  • Tear Soup ( a recipe for healing after loss) by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen


Topic: Moving

Books for Children:
  • The Leaving Morning, Angela Johnson
  • What You Knew First , Patricia MacLachlen

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