Readings for Adults
Dying at Home – Practical information for patients and families who are considering end-of-life care in the home. By Andrea Sankar.
Living with Death and Dying – Clear and insightful look at emotions of those dealing with end-of-life issues. By Elisabeth Kubler- Ross, M.D.
Life After Loss – A practical guide for dealing with loss and working through grief. It has many useful suggestions and exercises. By Bob Deits.
The Grieving Child – It helps you explain death to a child and also covers such areas as visiting the seriously ill; special circumstances including suicide, murder, accident; attending funerals; and the role religion can play. By Helen Fitzgerald.
On Children and Death – How Children and Their Parents Can and Do Cope With Death. By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
Readings for Teens
Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement – Teens share how they felt when someone they loved died. By K. Gravelle and C. Haskins.
Bridge to Terabithia – A boy learns valuable lessons in life through the death of his best friend. By Katherine Paterson.
How it Feels When a Parent Dies – Personal accounts of the death of a parent by children. By Jill Krementz.
Readings for Children
When My Dad Died and When My Mom Died (Ages 3-8) – When a young girl’s parents die, she talks about her feelings and thoughts. By Janice Hammond.
The Dead Bird (Ages 1-5) – A colorful, simply phrased book for every young person about a funeral for a bird. By Margaret Wise Brown.
Lifetimes: A beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children (Ages 3-10) – The author talks about the natural life cycle of all living things. By Bryan Mellonie.
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf (Ages 3-12) – The process of life and death seen through the eyes of a life as it goes through the life cycle. By Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.
The Hurt (Ages 3-10) – By sharing his feelings, a boy is able to let the hurt go and enjoy life with his family and friends. By Teddi Doleski.
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