Children's Section

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Bereaved Children and Teens : A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Earl A. Grollman 

Booknews, Inc. , December 1, 1995 
A fairly comprehensive guide to helping children and adolescents cope with the emotional, religious, social, and physical aspects of a loved one's death. Topics range from how adolescents grieve differently from adults to concrete ways to help children cope. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Children Grieve, Too : A Book for Families Who Have Experienced a Death
by Joy Johnson, Marvin Johnson 

Book Description 
Gives needed information to those who work with grieving children. Basic, reader friendly, and talks about what you really need to know and how children respond to grief from infancy to teen. 

About the Author 
Joy and Marv Johnson are the founders of the Centering Corporation, a non-profit bereavement resource center. They have been leaders in the bereavement field since 1976. 

The Grieving Child : A Parent's Guide
by Helen Fitzgerald 

Explaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative faces. The Grieving Child now provides much-needed guidance, covering such areas as visiting the seriously ill or dying, especially difficult situations, including suicide and murder, attending a funeral, and the role religion can play. 

All Shining in the Spring : The Story of a Baby Who Died 
by Siobhan Parkinson 

True story of a stillbirth, written for small children 
All Shining in the Spring is the true story of a baby who died at birth. I wrote it in the first instance to help my son who was six years old when his little brother died at birth. It's particularly suitable for families who experience a miscarriage, stillbirth or 'cot death' or who lose a baby or small child. 

The Next Place
by Warren Hanson 

The perfect book for someone that has lost someone they love. I've never seen a book that completely conveys a message as well as "The Next Place." The text combines with the author's beautiful illustrations to provide a sense of peace to anyone that has lost someone that they love.

I first read this book by myself, then shared it with my teenage daughter. We have both found comfort in it. 

Reading level: Ages 4-8

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