Death of Parent for Children

Common Threads of Teenage Grief-For Teens

By Janet Tyson

This book is for teens and it is one of the few good books out there for teens! It is also very helpful for parents, teachers, and caregivers of teens.

When Dinosaurs Die

By Laurie Krasny Brown

When Dinosaurs Die is a classic book and I think every school, hospital, library should own a copy. It provides parents and caregivers a way to describe death to children as it is filled with colorful cartoons where the characters are learning about what death is, how it can happen and describes funerals, wakes and grief. It covers a lot of topics and helps give words to difficult conversations. I think it is a must-have book when you need to educate a child about death and grief.

When Your Parent Dies-Elf Help Books

Elf Help Books are small and easy to read pamphlets and booklets. Sometimes you can find them in hospitals or funeral homes but you can order them on-line. I recommend all the little Elf Help books for parents, teachers, churches and care providers. Elf Help Books have a booklet on almost every topic!

After a Murder: A Workbook for Grieving Kids

By The Dougy Center

This is a terrific book and I highly recommend it for anyone who works with children grieving a death due to homicide. The Dogy Center is one of the first children/family grief centers in the country. After a Murder is available at Centering Corporation.

After a Suicide Death: An Activity Book for Grieving Kids

By The Dougy Center

Another great resource from The Dougy Center, one of the first child/family grief centers in the country. I highly recommend this book for any parent, teacher or caregiver who is helping a child who is grieving the death of a loved one from death by suicide.