Books on Grief

Books for the Grieving

A listing of publications that we recommend to those who have suffered a loss.

FOR KIDS (and Adults helping Kids)

  • A Tiny Boat at Sea (How to help children who have a parent with cancer) Izetta Smith, M.A.
  • Children Helping Children with Grief (My Path to Founding the Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Their Families) Beverly J. Chappell

Resources FOR KIDS from The Dougy Center:

  • Helping Children Cope with Death
  • 35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child
  • What About the Kids? Understanding Their Needs in Funeral Planning and Services
  • Helping the Grieving Student (A Guide for Teachers)
  • After a Death (An Activity Book for Children)
  • After a Suicide Death (An Activity Book for Grieving Kids)


  • Saying Goodbye When You Don’t Want To
    by: Martha Boulton
  • Helping Teens Cope with Death
    The Dougy Center
  • The Greiving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and their Friends
    Author: Helen Fitzgerald
  • Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers
    (How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love)
    Author: Earl A. Grollman
  • How It Feels When A Parent Dies
    Author: Jill Krementz


  • A Grace Disguised
    Author: Jerry Sittser
  • Streams in the Desert (Daily Devotional)
    L.B. Cowman
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People
    Harold Kushner
  • One Thousand Gifts
    Ann VosKamp


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