Grief & Loss Books

  • Black Jack Jetty Author: Michael Carestio
    Black Jack Jetty follows Jack as he copes with his father’s death and journeys through his grief, anger, anxiety, and guilt.

  • Grief in Childhood: Fundamentals of Treatment in Clinical Practice Authors: Michelle Y. Pearlman, Ph.D., Karen D’Angelo Schwalbe, Ph.D., and Marylene Cloitre
    With a thorough literature review on bereavement in childhood, extensive case examples and dialogues to illustrate therapeutic techniques, and over 20 activity handouts that therapists can photocopy and use in sessions, this book provides everything needed to treat bereaved children.
  • Finding the Words: How to talk with children and teens about death, suicide, funerals, homicide, cremation, and other end-of-life matters Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
    It’s hard to talk to children and teens about death and dying, particularly when someone they love has died or might die soon. Our instinct as caring adults may be to shelter them from painful truths. Yet as Dr. Wolfelt emphasizes, what kids need most is our honesty and our loving presence.

  • Companioning the Grieving Child Curriculum Book: Activities to Help Children and Teens Heal  Authors: Patricia Morrissey, M.S. Ed., foreword by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
    Based on Dr. Wolfelt’s six needs of mourning and written to pair with Companioning the Grieving Child, this comprehensive guide provides hundreds of hands-on activities tailored for grieving children in three age groups: early childhood, elementary, and teens.

  • My Pet Died: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
    The death of a pet can be particularly difficult for children, and the stronger the relationship between child and pet, the more the child will grieve when the pet dies. This coloring book for kids will help them express their feelings about the pet’s death and learn about both the joy–and the pain–that comes from caring for others, including our precious companion animals.

  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
    In this compassionate book for grieiving teenagers, Dr. Wolfelt speaks honestly and straightforwardly to teens, affirming their thoughts and feelings and giving them dozens of teen- friendly ideas for understanding and coping with their grief.

  • My Grief Rights – Poster Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
    This colorful, oversized poster helps grieving kids understand their feelings and empowers them to mourn in healthy ways. A compassionate gift for any bereaved child old enough to read. The contemporary design and straightforward-but-not-condescending text also make it appropriate for grieving teenagers.

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  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss Authors: David A. Kessler and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
    Just as On Death and Dying taught us the five stages of death — denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance — On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the grieving process and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, including sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, isolation, and healing.

  • You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Break-Up, Divorce, or Death Authors: Louise Hay and David A. Kessler
    This remarkable book discusses the emotions that occur when a relationship leaves you brokenhearted, a marriage ends in divorce, or a loved one dies. It will also foster awareness and compassion, providing you with the courage to face many other types of losses and challenges, such as saying good-bye to a beloved pet, losing your job, coming to terms with a life-threatening illness or disease, and much more.

  • Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach Us About the Mysteries of Life and Living Authors: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David A. Kessler
    Here, in fourteen accessible chapters, from the Lesson of Love to the Lesson of Happiness, the authors reveal the truth about our fears, our hopes, our relationships, and, above all, about the grandness of who we really are.

  • The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort and Love to Life’s Final Chapter Author: David A. Kessler
    Examining the physical and emotional experiences of life-challenging illnesses, Kessler provides a vocabulary for family members and for the dying that allows them to communicate with doctors, with hospital staff, and with one another, and—at a time when the right words are exceedingly difficult to find—he helps readers find a way to say good-bye.