The following is a list of suggested reading materials for those grieving the loss of a loved one.


  • How We Grieve, by Thomas Attig
  • Heaven is for Real, by Todd Burpo
  • Loving Grief, by Paul Bennett
  • Don't Take My Grief Away, by Doug Manning
  • Safe Passage, by Molly Fumia
  • Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief, by Martha Whitmore Hickman
  • Grief, Dying and Death, by Therese A. Rande
  • Living When a Loved One Has Died, by Earl Grollman
  • The Grieving Time, by Anne M. Brooks
  • The Mourning Handbook, by Helen Fitzgerald
  • On Grief and Grieiving, by Elizabeth Kubler -Ross and David Kessler
  • The Grieving Time, by Anne M. Brooks

The Loss of a Spouse/Significant Other 

  • When a Lifemate Dies, by Susan Heinlein
  • Suddenly Single, by Jim Smoke
  • I'm Grieving as Fast as I Can, by Linda Feinberg
  • The Widower, by Jane Burgess Kohn & Willard K. Kohn
  • Being a Widow, by Linda Caine
  • A Look in the Mirror- A Handbook for Widowers, by Edward Ames

Loss of a Parent

  • How it Feels When a Parent Dies, by Jill Krementz
  • Losing a Parent, by Alexandra Kennedy
  • The Orphaned Adult: Understanding And Coping With Grief And Change After The Death Of Our Parents, by Alexander Levy
  • How to Survive the Loss of a Parent, by Lois Anker

Children's Grief

  • Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss (Elf-Help Books for Kids), by Michaelene Mundy
  • Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies, by Janis Silverman
  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death, by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
  • Where Do Balloons Go?: An Uplifting Mystery, by Jamie Lee Curtis
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, by Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.
  • Lifetimes
  • A Taste of Blackberries, by Doris Buchanan Smith
  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst
  • What's Heaven, by Maria Shriver

Adolescent's Grief

  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas (Healing Your Grieving Heart series), by Alan D. Wolfelt PhD
  • Weird is Normal, by Jenny Wheeler
  • Help for the Hard Times Getting Through Loss, by Earl Hipp
  • When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing, by Marilyn E. Gootman

Children/Adolescent Movies

  • Disney Movies
    • The Lion King
    • Up
    • Bambi
  • Charlotte's Web
  • My Girl
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