Books on grief and bereavement

If you have any questions regarding the books listed below, please contact Family Services Team at FamilyAftercare@lcnw.org or (425) 201-6600.

General Books on Grief and Loss

I remember, I remember: A keepsake journal

Enid Samuel Traisman

A book that provides a space for photos, letters, stories, personal history and goodbyes.

The Gift That Heals

Reg Green

Stories of hope, renewal and transformation through organ and tissue donation

Healing After Loss

healing after loss

Martha Whitmore Hickman

A collection of short, daily mediations, one for every day of the year.

What Will Help Me? / How Can I Help?

 What wil help me

James E. Miller

Two books in one: the first half is a series of suggestions for those who are grieving, the second half offers suggestions for supporting friends and family members.

Remembering with Love

 

Elizabeth Levang and Sherokee Ilse

A collection of short reflections on the many different feelings and experiences that come with the death of a loved one.

Books for Specific Relationships

Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart

healing the parent's grieving heart

Alan D. Wolfelt

100 ideas and suggestions specific to grieving parents.

Healing the Adult Sibling’s Grieving Heart

healing the adult sibling's grieving heart

Alan D. Wolfelt

100 ideas and suggestions specific to grieving adult siblings.

Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart

heavling the spouse's grieving heart

Alan D. Wolfelt

100 ideas and suggestions specific to grieving spouses.

When a Man Faces Grief / A Man You Know Is Grieving

 

Thomas R. Golden and James E. Miller

Two books in one: one half is written specifically for men who are grieving, the other half is for friends and family members of men who are grieving.

Surviving the Death of a Sibling

surviving the death of a sibling

T.J. Wray

A book about the experiences and feelings that might accompany the death of a sibling, as well as helpful suggestions for grieving.

Books for Teenagers

Ink About It

Promote teen’s ability to cope with loss and grief using this engaging, research-based, interactive activity book. Artistic activities are a natural way for teens to express the inexpressible.

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens

healing your grieving heart for teens

Alan D. Wolfelt

100 ideas and suggestions specific to grieving teenagers.

Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers

 

Earl A. Grollman

A book written specifically for teenagers who have lost a loved one.

Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins

Fire in my heart, ice in my veins

Enid Samuel-Traisman

A workbook and journal for teenagers who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Books for Children

I Miss You

I miss u

Pat Thomas

An illustrated children’s book about death and grief.

Age range: 4 and up

When Dinosaurs Die

when dinosaurs die

Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

An illustrated children’s book about the thoughts and feelings around death and grieving.

Age range: 4-8 years

How I Feel

how i feel

Alan D. Wolfelt

A coloring and activity book that helps children express their feelings and experiences after the death of a loved one.

Age range: 3-8 years

Draw It Out

Promote children’s ability to cope with loss and grief using this engaging, research-based, interactive activity book. Artistic activities are a natural way for kids to express the inexpressible.

Badger’s Parting Gifts

Susan Varley

An illustrated children’s book about death and grief.

Age range: 4-8 years