Books on Grief, Loss & Bereavement

· General
· For Spouses
· For Parents
· Spiritual Beliefs
· Meditation
· Primary School Children and Older
· Middle Grade Children or Older
· Intermediate Grades or Older
· For Older Children


Bridges, William. Transitions. New York: Addison-Wesley, 1980.

Caplan, Sandi & Lang, Gordon. Grief's Courageous Journey - A Workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 1995.

Deits, Bob. Life After Loss. Tucson, AZ: Fisher Books, 1991.

Grollman, Earl A., ed. What Helped Me When My Loved One Died. Boston: Beacon Press, 1981.

Lewis, C. S. A Grief Observed. Boston: Seabury Press, 1961.

Manning, Doug. Don't Take My Grief Away From Me. Hereford, TX: In-Sight Books, 1979.

O'Connor, Nancy. Letting Go With Love. ApacheJunction, AZ: Maripose Press, 1984.

O'Toole, Donna. Healing And Growing Through Grief. Burnsville, NC: Rainbow Connection, 1986.

Rando, Therese. How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies. New York: Bantam Books, 1991.

Tatelbaum, Judy. The Courage to Grieve. NYL Harper & Row, 1980.

Viorst, Judith. Necesaary Losses. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986.

Westberg, Graner E. Good Grief. Philawwwa, PA: Fortress Press, 1971.

For Spouses

Caine, Lynn. Being A Widow New York: Arbor House, 1988.

Ginsburg, Genevieve. To Live Again. New York: Bantam Books, 1987.

Kohn, Jane Burgess and Willard K. Kohn. The Widower. Boston: Beacon Press, 1978.

Lindsay, Rae. Alone and Surviving. New York: Walker and Co, 1977.

Staudacher, Carol. Men and Grief. Oakland, CA: Harbinger Publications, 1991.

Termes, Roberta. Living With An Empty Chair. New York: Irvington Publishers, 1984.

For Parents

Grollman, Earl. Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child. Boston: Beacon Press, 1976.

Jackson, E. N. Telling a Child About Death. Des Moines, IA: Meredith, 1966.

Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth. On Children & Death. NY: MacMillan, 1983.

Rando, Terese. Parental Loss Of A Child. NY: Research Press, 1986.

Schiff, Harriet. The Bereaved Parent. NY: Pengiun Books, 1978.

Sherokee, Ilsa. Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarrage, Stillbirth and Infant Death. Maple Plain, MN: Wintergreen Press, 1990.

Spiritual Beliefs

Atwater, P.M.H. Coming Back to Life. NY: Ballantine Books, 1988.

Frankl, Viktor E. Man's Search For Meaning. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984.

Harris, Barbara and Lionel C. Bascom. Full Circle. New York: Pocket Books, 1990.

Kushner, Harold. When Bad Things Happen To Good People. New York: Schocken Books, 1981.

Lewis, C. S. A Grief Observed. Boston: Seabury press, 1961.

Moody, Raymond A. Life After Life. New York: Bantam Books, 1975.

St. John, Adela Rogers, No Goodbyes: My Search Into Life Beyond Death. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981.


Fumia, Molly. Safe Passage. Berkelye, CA: Conari Press, 1992.

Hickman, Martha Whitmore. Healting After Loss. NY: Avon Bookds, 1994.

Staudacher, Carol. A Time to Grieve. San Francisco: Harper, 1994.

Stern, Ellen Sue. Living With Loss. NY: Dell Publishing, 1995.

Primary School Children and Older

Brown, Margaret W. The Dead Bird. Dell Publishing, 1979.

Buscaglia, Leo. The Fall of Friddie the Leaf. Holt, Winston, & Rhinehard, 1983.

Clifton, Lucille. Everett Anderson's Goodbye. Henry Holt and Co., 1978.

DePaola, Tomie. Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs. G. P. Putman's Sons, 1973.

Fossier, Joan. My Grandpa Died Today. Human Resources Press, 1982.

Ingpen, Robert & Mellonie, Bryan. Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children. Bantam Books, 1983.

Miles, Miska. Annie and the Old One. Little Brown & Co, 1971.

Viorst, Judith. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney. Atheneum, 1971.

Middle Grade Children or Older

Coburn, John B. Anne and the Sand Dobbies. Seabury Press, 1964.

Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth. Remember the Secret. Celestial Arts, 1982.

Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithea. Harper, 1977.

Smith, Doris B. A Taste of Blackberries. Thomas Crowell, 1973.

White, E. B. Charlotte's Web. Harper & Row, 1952.

Williams, M. The Velveteen Rabbit. Random House, 1995.

Intermediate Grades or Older

Agee, James. A Death in the Family. Avon, 1959.

Bombeck, Erma. I Want to Grow Hair/I Want to Grow Up/I want to Go to Boise. Harper Collins, 1989.

Frank, Anne, Diary of a Young Girl. Wahsington Square Press, 1963.

Gunther, John. Death Be Not Proud. Harper, 1949.

For Older Children

Le Shan, Eda. Learning to Say Goodbye (When a Parent Dies). Macmillan, 1978.