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Grief & Loss Resources


Use Google or your favorite search engine to reference the following:


  • American Cancer Society: ACS:Coping with Grief and Loss
  • AARP
  • BeliefNet
  • – British Medical Journal/series of ten articles of different losses
  • Buddhanet
  • Caring Connections
  • Children with AIDS Project
  • Discovery Counseling Center
  • Grief’s Journey
  • GriefLossRecovery
  • GriefNet
  • Hospice Foundation of America: HFA Grief and Loss Resources
  • HospiceNet
  • National Institute on Aging: Age Page: Mourning the Death of a Spouse
  • WidowNet
  • SilentGrief

Help for Children:

  • Kidsaid
  • Rainbows

Children's Grieving

  • The Dougy Center
  • Kara

Child Loss:

  • APlacetoRemember
  • Assoc. of SIDS & Infant Mortality
  • BabyLoss
  • Baby Steps
  • Compassionate Friends
  • March of Dimes: Grief and Loss: The Loss of a Baby

Pet Loss:

  • Assoc. for Pet Loss & Bereavement
  • Harmony Animal Hospital, Pet Loss





  • A Year to Live, Levine, Stephen
  • After He’s Gone: A Guide for Widowed or Divorced Women, Sowell, Barbara/Tom and Schwisow, Donnette
  • As You Grieve, Zerah, Aaron
  • Beyond Grief: A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One, Viorst, Judith
  • Child Loss: When a Child Dies, Pregent, Carol
  • Children and Grief: When A Parent Dies, Worden, J. William
  • Consolation: The Spiritual Journey Beyond Grief, (Judaism) Lamm Maurice
  • Focusing, Gendlan, Eugene T.
  • Grief Recovery Handbook, James, John W., and Cherry, Frank
  • Graceful Exits: How Great Being Die, Blackman, Sushila
  • Final Gifts, Callanan, Maggie
  • Final Journey: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life, Callanan, Maggie
  • Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness, Lynn, M.D. Joanne,, Harrold M.D., Joan,
  • Healing into Life and Death, Levine, Stephen
  • House of Sand and Fog, Dubus III, Andre
  • How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies, Rando, Therese
  • How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter, Nuland, Sherwin B.
  • I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can: How Young Widows/Widowers Can Cope, Feinberg, Linda
  • Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive, Rosenberg, Larry
  • Living When a Loved One Has Died (poems), Grollman. Rabbi Earl A.
  • Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times (excellent), Wolpe, Rabbi David
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankl, Victor
  • Men and Grief, Staudacher, Carol
  • Rainbow in the Stone, Neimeyer, Robert (Selected poems)
  • Safe Passage: Words to Help Grieving (short readings), Fumia, Molly
  • Sorrow, Alegria Claribel (poems/spousal loss)
  • Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death, Yalom Irwin D.
  • Swallowed by a Snake: The gift of Masculine Side of Healing, Golden, Thomas
  • Surviving Grief: Learning to Live Again, Sanders, Catherine M.
  • The Art of Dying: A Comprehensive Guide to your Physical Emotional and Spiritual Concerns, Weenolsen, Patricia
  • The Courage to Grieve, Tatelbaum, Judy
  • The Dying Time: Practical Wisdom for the Dying and Their Caretakers, Furman, Joan & McNabb, David
  • The End of Life Handbook: A Compassionate Guide to Connecting with and Caring for a Dying Loved One, Feldman, Dave & Laser, S. Andrew
  • The Four Things that Matter Most: A book about Living, Byock, M.D., Ira
  • The Gift of Grief: finding peace, transformation and renewed life after sorrow, Gewirtz, Mathhew.
  • The Grace in Dying, Singh, Kathleen Dowling
  • The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, Lamm, Maurice
  • The Journey through Grief, Wolfert, Alan
  • Final Chapter: The Needs of the Dying (10th Ed), A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort and Love to Life, Kessler, David
  • Understanding Your Grief: A Journal to Complete, Wolfelt, Allan
  • What Dying People Want: Practical Wisdom for the End of Life, Kuhl, M.D., David
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Kushner, Harold
  • When God and Grief Meet: True Stories of Comfort and Courage, Eib, Lynn
  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Hard Times, Chodron, Pema
  • When Your Soul Aches: Hope & Help for Women Who have Lost Their Husbands, Rabey, Lois
  • Who Dies? Levine, Stephen and Ondrea
  • Widow to Widow, Rebuilding your Life, Ginsburg, Genevieve Davis
  • Women in Mourning: Stories of Grieving Women, Clayton, Jean

Pre-school and Early Elementary

  • A Quilt for Elizabeth. Tiffault, B.
  • Everett Anderson's Goodbye. Clifton, Lucille
  • Jasper's Day. Parker, Marjorie Blain. (About terminally ill dog who is part of a loving family)
  • Last Week My Brother Anthony Died. Hickman, M.W.
  • Lifetimes. Mellonie, Bryan and Robert Ingpen
  • Saying Goodbye to Daddy. Vigna, Judith
  • Talking About Death. Grollman, Earl A. (This is a most practical guide for parents and other adults who are faced with explaining death to a child.)
  • The Happy Funeral. Bunting, E.
  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death. Brown, Laurie Krasny and Marc Brown
  • Why Did Grandpa Die? Shook-Hazen, B.

For Elementary School Children

  • A Taste of Blackberries, Smith, D. B.
  • Dusty Was My Friend. Claudy, A.F. (Story of an eight-year-old boy whose ten-year-old friend died in a car accident.)
  • Emily's Sad Happy Season, Lowden-Golightly, S.
  • Mustard. Graeber, C. (Aging and death of a cat.)
  • Poppy's Chair, Graeber, C.
  • Saying Goodbye to Grandma, Thomas, J. R.
  • Talking about Death: A dialogue between Parent and Child, Grollman, Earl A.
  • The Accident. Carrick, C. (Little boy's reaction to his dog being run over by a truck).

Older Elementary and Middle School Children

  • Bridge to Terabithia, Paterson, K.
  • Lanky Longlegs, Lorenzen, K. .
  • Sun & Spoon, Henkes, Kevin
  • Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss, Schiebert, Pat and Deklyen, Chuck
  • You Shouldn't Have to Say Goodbye, Hermes, P.
  • Where the Balloons Go, Coleman, Paul

Middle School Children

  • Beat the Turtle Drum, Greene, C. (Book for children who have lost a sibling.)
  • Child’s View of Grief, Wolfert, Alan D. (Concise resource for parents of grieving kids explores several key principles for helping children cope with grief.)
  • Puggy Brown Ears' Purr Song, Fausey, Linda. (This is a beautifully illustrated story about a cat's loss of his best cat friend.)
  • Tiger Eyes, Blume, Judy


  • A Matter of Time, Schotter, R.
  • Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins : A Journal for Teenagers Experiencing a Loss,Traisman, Enid Samuel
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Teens, Wolfert, Alan D.,
  • Helping Teens Work Through Grief, Perschy, Mary Kelly
  • Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers: How to Cope With Losing Someone You Love, Grollman, Earl A.
  • The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends, Fitzgerald, Helen
  • When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing, Gootman, Marilyn E.