03--Death & Children

--- See also section:  “Grief:  “Child” & “Youth” Grieving

Abel, Ernest L.  America's 25 top killers.  Hillside, NJ;  Aldershot Hants, U.K.:  Enslow Publishers, 1991.  144p.  25 causes of death in the United States with treatment & prevention.

Altman, Linda Jacobs.  Death:  an introduction to medical-ethical dilemmas.  Berkely Heights, NJ:  Enslow Publishers, 2000.  Death issues like prolonging life, euthanasia, religious and funeral customs for youth.

Bender, David L., & Richard Hagen, eds.  Death & dying:  opposing viewpoints.  St. Paul, MI:  Greenhaven Press, 1980 & 1985.  How, when & what death is with discussion activities.

Bradley, Buff.  Endings, a book about death.  Reading, MA:  Addison-Wesley, 1979;  New York:  Lippincott, 1985.  191p.  Death and dying, euthanasia, abortion, suicide, immortality, and afterlife for youth.

Coerr, Eleanor.  Sadako and the thousand paper cranes.  Paintings by Ronald Himler.  New York:  Putnam, 1977.  64p.  Illustrated by Ed Young;  New York:  Putnam, 1993.  Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.  Sadako Sasaki (1943-1955).

Coleman, William L.  When someone you love dies.  Minneapolis:  Augsburg, 1994.  124p.  Death, Christianity for youth.

Emory, Jerry.  Dirty, rotten, dead?  Illustrated by T. Taylor Bruce.  New York:  Harcourt Brace, 1996.  48p.  Biodegradation for youth.

Flynn, Jessie.  Holidays and special days.  Illustrated by Donna Abrams.  Edison, NJ:  J. Flynn, 1994.  Grief for youth.

Gaffron, Norma.  Dealing with death.  San Diego, CA:  Lucent Books, 1989.  111p.  Biological, emotional, cultural & legal aspects of death for youth.

Gardner, Richard A.  The boys and girls book about one-parent families.  Illustrated by Alfred Lowenheim.  New York:  Putnam, 1978.  236p. 

Hyde, Margaret Oldroyd, & Lawrence E. Hyde.  Meeting death.  New York:  Walker, 1989.  129p.  Helping youth face the dead & dying.

Joslin, Mary.  The goodbye boat.  Illustrated by Claire St. Louis Little.  Grand Rapids, MI:  W.B. Eerdmans, 1998.  How death is not an end for a child.

Klein, Stanley.  The final mystery.  Garden City, NY:  Doubleday, 1974.  85p.  How various cultures & religions deal with death.

Knox, Jean McBee.  Death and dying.  Introduction by C. Everett Koop.  New York:  Chelsea House Publishers, 1989.  104p.  Death & dying with dignity as perceived through the ages for youth.

Landau, Elaine.  Death, everyone's heritage.  New York:  J. Messner, 1976.  127p.  Including euthanasia, dying, suicide & terminally ill for youth.

Langone, John.  Death is a noun;  a view of the end of life.  Boston:  Little, Brown, 1972.  228p.  Biological meaning of death, survivors &  euthanasia, abortion, murder, suicide, and immortality for youth.

Lifton, Robert Jay, & Eric Olson.  Living and dying.  New York:  Praeger, 1974.  156p.  Psychological & culture of death for youth.

MacGregor, Cynthia.  Why do people die?:  helping your child understand--with love and illustrations.  Illustrations by David Clark.  Secaucus, NJ:  Carol Pub. Group, 1998. 

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.

Marxhausen, Joanne.  If I should die, if I should live.  Art by Benjamin Marxhausen.  St. Louis:  Concordia Pub. House, 1975.  48p.  Examines death from the perspective of the Christian who looks forward to everlasting life for a child.

McGuire, Leslie.  Death and illness.  Vero Beach, FL:  Rourke Corp., 1990.  62p. How various young persons dealt with various kinds of death.

McHugh, Mary.  Young people talk about death.  New York:  Watts, 1980.  112p.  How young people experienced various kinds and aspects of death.

McKissack, Pat, & Fredrick McKissack.  God makes all things new.  Illustrated by Ching.  Minneapolis:  Augsburg, 1993.  Youth.

Morehead, Debby.  A special place for Charlee:  a child's companion through pet loss.  Illustrated by Karen Cannon.  Broomfield, CO:  Partners in Publishing, 1996.

Moser, Adolph.  Don't despair on Thursdays!:  the children's grief-management book.  Illustrated by David Melton.  Kansas City, MO:  Landmark Editions, 1996.  61p.  For children with people or pets die.

Nystrom, Carolyn.  What happens when we die?  Illustrated by Eira Reeves.  Chicago, IL:  Moody Press, 1981.  32p.  1992, 29p.  Short descriptions of death, heaven, and Christ's death and resurrection.

Pringle, Laurence P.  Death is natural.  New York:  Four Winds Press, 1977;  New York:  Morrow Junior Books, 1991.  54p.  A simple discussion of death as it applies to the plant and animal kingdom. 

Sanders, Pete, & Steve Myers.  Death and dying.  London;  New York:  Gloucester Press, 1991;  Brookfield, CT:  Copper Beech Books, 1998.  32p.  Children.

Segerberg, Osborn.  Living with death.  New York:  Dutton, 1976.  132p.  Attitudes toward death throughout history & implications of modern technology on when and how we die & cope.  Youth.

Simon, Seymour.  Life and death in nature.  Illustrated by Hal Just.  New York:  McGraw-Hill, 1976.  40p.  Death in the plant and animal world and shows how plants and animals serve as food for other animals and how plants absorb decayed matter.