Recommended Reading Resources

The following list of books may help you discuss loss and grief. Click on each title to read a description of the book.

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Children Mourning, Mourning Children by Kenneth Doka (Ed.). Taylor & Francis, 1995. ISBN: 1560324473.

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laura Krasny Brown and Marc Brown. Little Brown, 1998. ISBN: 0316119555.

Tough Boris by Mem Fox. Harcourt Brace, 1998. ISBN: 0152018913.

Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg. Aladdin, 2010. ISBN: 1416994300.


The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends by Helen Fitzgerald. Touchstone, 2000. ISBN: 0684868040.

Help for the Hard Times: Getting Through Loss by Earl Hipp. Hazelden, 1995. ISBN: 1568380852.

The Last Invisible Boy by Evan Kuhlman. Atheneum, 2008. ISBN: 1416957979.


Life After Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life After Experiencing Major Loss by Bob Deits. Da Capo, 2004. ISBN: 0306813149.

This Thing Called Grief: New Understanding of Loss by Thomas M. Ellis. Syren, 2006. ISBN: 0929636643.