12--Grief:  “Child” & “Youth” Grieving

--- See also section:  “Death & Children” & “Grief:  Pet Loss”

Adams, David W., & Eleanor J. Deveau, eds.  Beyond the innocence of childhood.  Amityville, NY:  Baywood Pub. Co., 1995.  3 volumes:  v. 1. Factors influencing children and adolescents' perceptions and attitudes toward death;  v. 2. Helping children and adolescents cope with life-threatening illness and dying;  v. 3. Helping children and  adolescents cope with death and bereavement.

Adams, David W., & Eleanor J. Deveau, eds.  Helping children and adolescents cope with death and bereavement.  Amityville, NY:  Baywood Pub. Co., 1995.  264p.

Alex, Marlee, & Ben Alex.  Grandpa & me:  we learn about death.  Photos by Ben Alex and Otto Wikkelsoe.  Minneapolis, MI:  Bethany House Publishers, 1982.  43p. A little girl learns to accept her grandfather's death after her grandmother explains God's plan for resurrection and everlasting life.

Altschul, Sol, ed.  Childhood bereavement and its aftermath.  Foreword by George H. Pollock.  Madison, CT:  International Universities Press, 1988.  459p.

Anderson, Lydia.  Death.  New York:  F. Watts, 1980.  66p.  The history & cycle of life through death, burial in the past & present for youth.

Arnold, Caroline.  What we do when someone dies.  Illustrated by Helen Davie.  New York:  Watts, 1987.  32p.  Various customs & ways of funerals for youth.

Beckelman, Laurie.  Grief.  Parsippany, NJ:  Crestwood House, 1995.  48p.  Youth.

Bernstein, Joanne E., & Stephen V. Gullo.  When people die.  Photos. by Rosmarie Hausherr.  New York:  Dutton, 1977.  40p.  Simple terms about death & various ideas about afterlife.

Birtchnell, John, Ian C. Wilson & Ole Bratfos, et al.  Effects of early parent death.  New York:  MSS Information Corp., 1973.  177p.

Boulden, Jim.  Saying goodbye activity book.  Santa Rosa, CA:  J. Boulden, 1989.  32p.  Activities to help children grief.

Bratman, Fred.  Everything you need to know when a parent dies.  New York:  Rosen Pub. Group, 1995.  64p.  Youth.

Brown, Laurene Krasny, & Marc Brown.  When dinosaurs die:  a guide to understanding death.  Boston:  Little, Brown, 1996.  32p.  Children.

Bryant-Mole, Karen.  Talking about death?  Austin, TX:  Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1999.  32p.  Death as a natural cycle & common responses for youth.

Buntin, Kathleen Rawlings, et al.  When a loved one dies.  Salt Lake City, UT:  Deseret Book Co., 1988.  35p.  Mormon perspective grief and healing for youth.

Christ, Grace Hyslop.  Healing children's grief:  surviving a parent's death from cancer.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2000.

Corr, Charles A., & David E. Balk, eds.  Handbook of adolescent death and bereavement.  New York, NY:  Springer, 1996.  420p.

Corr, Charles A., & Donna M. Corr, eds.  Handbook of childhood death and bereavement.  New York, NY:  Springer Pub. Co., 1996.  384p.

Corr, Charles A., & Joan N. McNeil, eds.  Adolescence and death.  New York:  Springer Pub. Co., 1986.  290p.

Crouthamel, Thomas G.  It's OK:  a help, aid & assistance survival kit for bereaved brothers and sisters.  Illustrated by Patti Hasty.  Langeloth, PA:  Keystone Press, 1986.  32p.  Children.

Doka, Kenneth J., ed.  Children mourning, mourning children.  Foreword by Jack D. Gordon.  Washington, DC:  Hospice Foundation of America, 1995.  179p.

Fitzgerald, Helen.  The grieving child:  a parent's guide.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1992.  207p.

Forrai, Maria S., & Rebecca Anders.  A look at death.  Photos by Maria S. Forrai.  Text by Rebecca Anders.  Foreword by Robert C. Slater.  Minneapolis:  Lerner Publications Co., 1978.  36p.  Importance of grief for young person.

Fox, Sandra Sutherland.  Good grief:  helping groups of children when a friend dies.  Boston, MA:  New England Association for the Education  of Young Children, 1988.  74p.

Fredman, Glenda.  Death talk:  conversations with children and families.  Foreword by Tom Andersen.  London:  Karnac Books, 1997.  148p.

Furman, Erna.  A child's parent dies:  studies in childhood bereavement.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1974.  316p.

Gellman, Marc, & Thomas Hartman.  Lost & found:  a kid's book for living through loss.  Illustrated by Debbie Tilley.  New York:  Morrow Junior Books, 1999.  176p.

Giddens, Sandra, & Owen Giddens.  Coping with grieving and loss.  New York:  Rosen Pub. Group, 1999.  Stages of grief for youth.

Gootman, Marilyn E.  When a friend dies:  a book for teens about grieving & healing.  Edited by Pamela Espeland.  Minneapolis:  Free Spirit, 1994.  107p.

Gravelle, Karen, & Charles Haskins.  Teenagers face to face with bereavement.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ:  J. Messner, 1989.  134p.

Greenlee, Sharon.  When someone dies.  Illustrations by Bill Drath.  Atlanta:  Peachtree Publishers, 1992.  For youth.

Grollman, Earl A.  Straight talk about death for teenagers:  how to cope with losing someone you love.  Boston:  Beacon Press, 1993.  146p.

Grollman, Earl A.  Talking about death:  a dialogue between parent and child.  Illustrated by Gisela Héau. Boston:  Beacon Press, 1976.  98p.  A read-along picture book with a Parent's guide and recommended resources.

Grollman, Earl A., ed.  Bereaved children and teens:  a support guide for parents and professionals.  Boston:  Beacon Press, 1995.  238p.

Grollman, Earl A., ed.  Explaining death to children.  Introduction by Louise Bates Ames.  Boston:  Beacon Press, 1967.  296p.

Grosshandler, Janet.  Coping when a parent dies.  New York:  Rosen Pub. Group, 1995.  136p.  For youth with case studies.

Haasl, Beth, & Jean Marnocha.  Bereavement support group program for children:  leader manual.  Philadelphia, PA:  Accelerated Development, 2000.

Harper, Cynthia D., Roberta H. Royer & Geraldine M. Humphrey.  The special needs of grieving children:  a seven-week structured support group with resource section and  bibliography.  North Canton, Ohio:  Grief Support and Education Center, 1988.

Harris, Maxine.  The loss that is forever:  the lifelong impact of the early death of a mother or father.  New York, NY, U.S.A.:  Penguin, 1995.  342p.

Heegaard, Marge Eaton.  Coping with death & grief.  Minneapolis:  Lerner Publications, 1990.  64p.  Youth.

Holden, L. Dwight.  Gran-gran's best trick.  Illustrated by Michael Chesworth.  New York:  Magination Press, 1989.  48p.  A child recounts his special relationships with his grandfather and the difficulty of coping with his death from cancer.

Holden, Sue.  My daddy died and it's all God's fault.  As told by Chris.  Illustrations by Renée Graef.  Dallas:  Word Pub., 1991.  62p.  Nine-year-old Chris Holden's grieving process following his father's death.  Christian.

Holmes, Margaret M., & Sasha J. Mudlaff.  Sam's dad died:  a child's book of hope through grief.  Illustrated by Susan Aitken.  Omaha, NE:  Centering Corporation, 1999.  After his father dies, Sam tells how he feels and what he can do so he doesn't hurt so much.

Huntley, Theresa.  Helping children grieve:  when someone they love dies.  Minneapolis:  Augsburg, 1991.  79p.

Johnson, Joy, & Marv Johnson.  Tell me, papa:  a gentle explanation for children about death and the funeral.  Illustrated by Susan Aitken.  Omaha, NE:  Centering Corporation Resource, 1999.  How a funeral is a way to say goodbye.

Johnson, Joy, & Marvin Johnson.  Children grieve, too:  helping children cope with grief.  Omaha, NE:  Centering Corporation, 1998.  14p.

Johnson, Joy.  Keys to helping children deal with death and grief.  Hauppauge, NY:  Barron's Educational Series, 1999.  179p.

Johnson, Kathie J., et al.  Wednesday's child is full of woe:  helping children cope with grief.  Illustrations by Paul Chase.  Stockton, IL:  Hill House, 1991.  190p.

Jones, Laura.  It's okay to cry.  Illustrations, John Otto.  St. Louis, MO:  Ebert Design, 1995.  26p.  For children.

Juneau, Barbara Frisbie.  Sad but O.K.:  my daddy died today:  a child's view of death.  Nevada City, CA:  Blue Dolphin Pub., 1988;  San Bernardino, CA:  Borgo Press, 1989.  99p.  Through the eyes of her nine-year-old daughter, the author shares the events that befell her family during the time the author's husband was faced with a terminal brain tumor.

Krementz, Jill.  How it feels when a parent dies.  New York:  Knopf, 1981.  110p.  18 young people, 7-16, on questions, fears, and grief over the loss of one parents.

Kroen, William C.  Helping children cope with the loss of a loved one:  a guide for grownups.  Edited by Pamela Espeland.  Foreword by Maria D. Trozzi.  Minneapolis, MN:  Free Spirit Pub., 1996.  101p.

LaGrand, Louis E.  Coping with separation and loss as a young adult:  theoretical and practical realities.  Foreword by Dan Leviton.  Springfield, IL:  C.C. Thomas, 1986.  214p.

LeShan, Eda J.  Learning to say good-by:  when a parent dies.  Illustrated by Paul Giovanopoulos.  New York:  Macmillan, 1976.  85p.  Fears and fantasies many children experience when someone close to them dies.

Levete, Sarah.  When people die.  Brookfield, CT:  Copper Beech Books, 1998.  24p.  Child.

Mallon, Brenda.  Helping children to manage loss:  positive strategies for renewal and growth.  London;  Philadelphia:  Jessica Kingsley, 1998.  184p.  Philadelphia:  J. Kingsley Publishers, 1999.

Marsoli, Lisa Ann.  Things to know about death and dying.  Illustrations by Roberta Collier.  Photographs by Joanne Fink.  Morristown, NJ:  Silver Burdett Company, 1985.  48p.  Short discussions on death, suicide, hospices, funerals, mourning practices & obituaries for youth.

Mazur, Mary Fredda Commodore.  The journey to heaven:  stories to ease your loneliness and let you know that heaven is the paradise we all dream about.  Illustrator, Shawn Scott Gendron.  Binghamton, NY:  Ahead Desktop Pub. House, 1994.  46p. 

McNaught, Denise.  The gift of good-bye:  a workbook for children who love someone with AIDS.  Minneapolis, MN:  National Children's Grief Center, 1993.  47p.

Morgan, John D., ed.  The Dying and the bereaved teenager.  Philadelphia, PA:  Charles Press, 1990.  159p.

Morgan, John D., ed.  Young people and death.  Philadelphia:  Charles Press, 1991.  202p.

Moriarty, David M., ed.  The loss of loved ones:  the effects of a death in the family on personality development.  Foreword by Bardwell H. Flower.  Springfield, IL:  C. C. Thomas, 1967.  203p.  St. Louis, MO:  W.H. Green, 1983.  292p.

Oates, Martha D.  Death in the school community:  a handbook for counselors, teachers, and administrators.  Alexandria, VA:  American Counseling Association, 1993.  129p.

Papadatou, Danai, & Costas Papadatos, eds.  Children and death.  New York:  Hemisphere Pub. Corp., 1991.  International Conference on Children and Death (1989:  Athens, Greece).  353p.

Parkin, Rebecca, & Karen  Dunne-Maxim.  Child survivors of suicide:  a guidebook for those who care for them.  Drawings by Ted Zagraniski done at age 9.  New Jersey:  R. Parkin, 1995.  20p.

Pennells, Margaret, & Susan C. Smith.  The forgotten mourners:  guidelines for working with bereaved children.  London;  Bristol, PA:  J. Kingley Publishers, 1995.  60p.

Perschy, Mary Kelly.  Helping teens work through grief.  Washington, D.C.:  Accelerated Development, 1997.  143p.

Pomerantz, Barbara.  Bubby, me, and memories.  Photographs by Leon Lurie.  New York, NY:  Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1983.  31p.  Loss felt by a young child after the death of her grandmother.

Powell, E. Sandy.  Geranium morning.  Illustrations by Renée Graef.  Minneapolis, MN:  Carolrhoda Books, 1990.  38p.  Two friends who lose parents, one suddenly in an accident and one by illness, learn to deal with their grief.

Prince, Laura.  Breaking the silence.  Amityville, NY:  Baywood Pub. Co., 1996.  139p.  Grief & teenagers.

Randle, Kristen D.  Why did grandma have to die?  Illustrated by Shauna Mooney.  Salt Lake City, UT:  Bookcraft, 1987.  31p.  Mormon father helps his son accept the death of his grandmother by explaining that death is part of Heavenly Father's plan.

Richter, Elizabeth.  Losing someone you love:  when a brother or sister dies:  text and photography.  New York:  Putnam, 1986.  80p.  16 young people, 10-24, show fears & sorrow when a brother or sister died.

Rofes, Eric E., ed.  The Kids' book about death and dying:  by and for kids.  The Unit at Fayerweather Street School.  Boston:  Little, Brown, 1985.  119p.  14 children help youngsters understanding of death.

Romain, Trevor.  What on earth do you do when someone dies?  Edited by Elizabeth Verdick.  Minneapolis, MN:  Free Spirit, 1999.  72p.  Youth.

Schaefer, Dan, & Christine Lyons.  How do we tell the children?:  a parents' guide to helping children understand and cope when someone dies.  New York:  Newmarket Press, 1986.  145p.  Updated ed., 1993, 172p.

Schleifer, Jay.  Everything you need to know when someone you know has been killed.  New York:  Rosen Pub. Group, 1998.  64p.  Youth.

Schowalter, John E., et al, eds.  The Child and death.  With the editorial assistance of Lillian G.  Kutscher.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 1983.  392p.

Scrivani, Mark.  I heard your daddy died.  Illustrated by Susan Aitken.  Omaha, NE:  Centering Corp., 1996.  16p.  Child.

Scrivani, Mark.  I heard your mommy died.  Illustrated by Susan Aitken.  Omaha, NE:  Centering Corp., 1996.  Child.

Seibert, Dinah, Judy C. Drolet & Joyce V. Fetro.  Are you sad too?:  helping children deal with loss and death.  Illustrations by Marcia Quackenbush.  Santa Cruz, CA:  ETR Associates, 1993.  154p.

Sibley, Linda Kondracki.  Going through change together:  help your kids take the steps with you.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Fleming H. Revell, 1996.  144p.

Simon, Leslie, & Jan Johnson Drantell.  A music I no longer heard:  the early death of a parent.  New York, NY:  Simon & Schuster, 1998.  351p.

Simon, Norma.  The saddest time.  Pictures by Jacqueline Rogers.  Niles, IL:  A. Whitman, 1986.  40p.  Death as part of life for children.

Smith, Susan C.  The forgotten mourners:  guidelines for working with bereaved children.  2nd ed.  London;  Philadelphia, PA:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers,  1999.  114p.

Smith, Susan C., & Margaret Pennells, eds.  Interventions with bereaved children.  London, England;  Bristol, PA:  J. Kingsley Publishers, 1995.  342p.

Sprung, Barbara.  Death.  Austin, TX:  Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1998.  48p.  Stages of grief for child.

Stasey, Bobbie, & Ed Dziczek.  Running with the angels:  the gifts of AIDS.  Albuquerque, N.M.:  Elysian Hills Pub. Co., 1994.  333p.  Biographies of loss for youth.

Stewart, Gail.  Death.  Edited by Anita Larsen;  consultant, Elaine Wynne.  New York:  Crestwood House, 1989.  46p.  Death as a natural & normal feelings for youth.

Stickney, Doris.  Water bugs and dragonflies:  explaining death to young children.  Illustrations by Gloria Ortiz Hernandez.  Cleveland, OH:  Pilgrim Press, 1997.  26p.  After a water bug suddenly leaves her pond and is transformed into a dragonfly, her friends' questions about such departures are like those children ask when someone dies.

Tangvald, Christine Harder.  Someone I love died.  Illustrated by Benton Mahan.  Elgin, IL:  Chariot Books, 1988.  24p.  Discusses death from a Christian perspective, explaining God's plan for everlasting life.

Techner, David, & Judith Hirt-Manheimer.  A candle for grandpa:  a guide to the Jewish funeral for children and parents.  Illustrated by Joel Iskowitz.  New York:  UAHC Press, 1993.  32p.  Young boy describes the events surrounding the death of his grandfather including his and his family's feelings of grief and the Jewish funeral service.

Tester, Sylvia Root.  Sad.  Illustrated by Nancy Inderieden.  Elgin, IL:  Child's World;  Chicago:  distributed by Childrens Press, 1980.  32p.  Child talks about how she feels when her pet dog dies and about other times when people are sad.

Townsend, Maryann, & Ronnie Stern.  Pop's secret.  Reading, MA:  Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1980.  26p.  Young boy describes life with his grandfather and his feelings about his death.

Trozzi, Maria, & Kathy Massimini.  Talking with children about loss:  words, strategies, and wisdom to help children cope with death, divorce, and other difficult times.  Foreword by T. Berry Brazelton.  New York, NY:  Perigee, 1999.  311p.

Turner, Mary.  Talking with children and young people about death and dying:  a workbook.  Illustrated by Bob  Thomas.  London;  Philadelphia:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers,  1998.  160p.

Ward, Barbara, et al.  Good grief:  exploring feelings, loss, and death with under elevens:  a holistic approach.  London;  Bristol, PA:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1993.  244p.  2nd ed., 1996, 262p.

Wass, Hannelore, & Charles A. Corr, eds.  Childhood and death.  Washington:  Hemisphere Pub. Corp., 1984.  392p.

Webb, Nancy Boyd, ed.  Helping bereaved children:  a handbook for practitioners.  Foreword by Earl A. Grollman.  New York:  Guilford Press, 1993.  304p.

Weitzman, Elizabeth.  Let's talk about when a parent dies.  New York:  PowerKids Press, 1996.  24p.  Child.

Winsch, Jane Loretta.  After the funeral.  Illustrated  by Pam Keating.  New York:  Paulist Press, 1995.  Helping children grieve.

Wolfelt, Alan.  Healing the bereaved child:  grief gardening, growth through grief, and other touchstones for caregivers.  Fort Collins, CO:  Companion Press, 1996.  328p.

Wolfelt, Alan.  Helping children cope with grief.  Muncie, IN:  Accelerated Development, 1983.  176p.

Worden, James William.  Children and grief:  when a parent dies.  New York:  Guilford Press, 1996.  225p.

Zim, Herbert Spencer, & Sonia Bleeker.  Life and death.  Illustrated by Rene Martin.  New York:  Morrow, 1970.  63p.  Youth.