Books on Bereavement

  • The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss by  Mary-Frances O Connor
  • Transforming Traumatic Grief by Courtney Armstrong
  • Handbook for Those Who Grieve: What You Should Know and What You Can Do During Times of Loss by Martin M. Auz, Andrew Auz, & Maureen Lyons. Loyola Press (2015) 
  • In Heaven We’ll Meet Again: The Saints and Scripture on Our Heavenly Reunion by Francois Rene Blot. Sophia Institute Press (2016) 
  • Permission to Mourn:  A New Way to Do Grief by Tom Zuba
  • Bearing the Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore
  • April Fool’s Day by Bryce Courtenay
  • Winter of the Heart: Finding Your Way Through the Mystery of Grief by Paul D’Arcy. Ave Maria Press (2018) 
  • Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith by LH. Duquin, Our Sunday Visitor; 42138th edition, 2006 Mar 30.
  • Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman
  • From Grief to Grace: The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph. by J. Ewing, Sophia Institute Press (2016)
  • Heaven’s Child by Caroline Flohr
  • A Thousand Pounds: Finding the Strength to Live and Love under the Weight of Unbearable Loss by Brianne Edwards. Catholic Psych Press, 2022 June 17.
  • Without Jenny by Mark Gunther
  • A Mother Loss Workbook by Diane Hambrook & Gail Eisenberg
  • How Far Is It to London Bridge? by Joan Hurley
  • Freddie: Diary of a Cot Death by Sarah Key
  • Grieving Mindfully by Sameet Kumar Ph.D.
  • The Orphaned Adult: Understanding And Coping With Grief And Change After The Death Of Our Parents by Alexander Levy 
  • A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis, HarperCollins (2001) 
  • A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies by Anne McCracken & Mary Semel
  • Daddy, This is It – Being with my Dying Dad by Julie Saeger Nierenberg 
  • Second Firsts: A Step-by-Step Guide to Life after Loss by Christina Rasmussen 
  • My Soul Feels Lean: Poems of Loss and Restoration by Rupp, Joyce OSM, Ave Maria Press (2013)
  • Praying Our Goodbyes: A Spiritual Companion Through Life’s Losses and Sorrows by Joyce Rupp, OSM, Ave Maria Press, 2009 May 1.
  • Four Funerals and a Wedding: Resilience in a Time of Grief by Jill Smolowe
  • Healthy Healing: A Guide to Working Out Grief Using the Power of Exercise and Endorphins by Michelle Steinke-Baumgard
  • Finding Your Way through Grief: A Guide for the First Year by Marty Tousley
  • Grief Day By Day: Simple Practices & Daily Guidance for Living with Loss by Jan Warner
  • Beyond A Broken Heart by Julie Yarborough

Loss From Alzheimer’s, Health, Divorce, Career, Etc.

  • The Grief Recovery Handbook, The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith by John W. James & Russell Friedman
  • From Companion through the Darkness -Inner dialogues on grief by Angela Catcher 
  • A Healing Hug for Alzheimer’s Caregivers by Elizabeth Postle 
  • Retired, Rewired, Living without Adult Supervision in Bali by Cat Wheeler
  • I Remember You: A Grief Journal by Laynee Gilbert

Grieving Loss from Suicide 

  • After Suicide There is still hope for them and You by Fr. Chris Aler MIC
  • Aftershock: Hel, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide by Arrington Cox, Candy David, David Cox, Candy Arrington

Grief Books for Teens

  • A Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teens and Friends by Helen Fitzgerald
  • Heaven’s Child by Caroline Flohr (About any loss in life.)
  • When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens by Marilyn E. Gootman Ed.D.
  • Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love by Earl A. Grollman
  • You Are Not Alone: Teens Talk About Life After The Loss of a Parent by Lynn B Hughes
  • Welcome to the Grief Club: Because You Don’t Have to Go Through It Alone by Janine Kwoh
  • Grief Recovery for Teens: Letting Go of Painful Emotions with Body-Based Practices (The Instant Help Solutions Series) by Coral Popowitz MSW, LCSW
  • Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Young Adults and Teenagers by Enid Samuel-Traisman, M.S.W.
  • Weird Is Normal When Teenagers Grieve by Jenny Lee Wheeler
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan D Wolfelt
  • Teenagers and Grief by Doris Zagdanski

Grief Books for Kids

  • Angel Catcher for Kids: A Journal to Help You Remember Who You Loss by Amy Eldon
  • Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley
  • Griffins Heart by Reagan Pasternak for 8 Years Old & Up
  • Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lei’ for 9 – 12 Years old (About any loss in life.)
  • I Miss You: Grief and Mental Health Books for Kids by Pat Thomas & Leslie Harker for 4 – 8 Year Old
  • I Will Always Love You by Melissa Lyons for 4 Years Old – Adults
  • I Will Remember You (A Catholic Guide Through Grief) by Kimberly Schuler MS, NCC, UC for 7 – 12 Years old
  • Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol for 4 – 8 years Old
  • Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park for 8 – 12 Years Old
  • Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs by Tomie de Paola
  • Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death by Bonnie Zucker for 2 – 4 Years Old
  • Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck Deklyen for 8 – 12 Years Old
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst for 3 – 8 Years Old
  • The Memory Book: A Grief Journal For Families by Joanna Rowland
  • The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland
  • The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Thea Baker for 5 – 10 Years Old
  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst & Erik Blegvad

Adults Helping Children

  • Parenting a Grieving Child (Revised): Helping Children Find Faith, Hope and Healing after the Loss of a Loved One by Mary De Turiss Poust
  • When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses by John W. James, Russell Friedman & Leslie Matthews

Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

  • Finding your own way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens by Karla Herbert

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