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When Something Terrible Happens
: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief

by Marge Heegaard (1991, Woodland Press, 9.95)

Terrible things happen to children. Traumatic events in the lives of their families, their friends, or in the world, leave children feeling confused, insecure, and frightened. This workbook was designed to use the art process to teach children who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. Grades 1-6. [11” x 8.5”...32 pages]

: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children

by Bryan Mellonie (1983, Bantam, 14.00)

With large, wonderful illustrations, it tells about plants, about animals, and about people. It tells children that dying is as much a part of living as being born. A book about beginnings. And, about endings. And about living in between. Color. Grades 1-5. [8” x 8”...36 pages]

Get Rid of the Hurt

by Madeleine Brehm & Rachel Wenzloff (2007, MarCo, 13.95)

The loss of a loved one is a painful experience. This book helps children better understand the purpose of grieving and their personal experiences with grief. Read the story to a grieving child or reproduce the entire story or selected pages for the child to create his or her own personal book. Beautifully illustrated with a minimum of text on each page, this book includes many pages for children to write or draw their thoughts, feelings, and hopes for the future. Grades 1-6. [8.5” x 11”...48 pages]

My Grieving Journey Book

by Donna & Eve Shavatt (2001, Paulist Press, 11.95)

A hands-on book filled with suggestions and activities to help children work through the grieving process to find healing. These activities allow children to work their own way through the process of grief to find healing. Children are shown how to create a "memory box," to work through fears, that crying is OK and normal, about bad dreams, and acting out. Color. Grades K-6. [8.5” x 11”...47 pages]

Helping Teens Cope with Death

Edited (2004, Dougy Center, 10.95)

This guidebook outlines the many thoughts, challenges, and reactions unique to teens grieving a death. Drawn from stories, suggestions and insight shared by teens and their family members, this book explores how teens view death and how it impacts their lives; ways to help them safely express and process feelings after a dealth; how to be understanding and supportive to a grieving teen; and when to seek professional help. [5.5” x 8.5”...58 pages]

A Tree Tale

by Cloo Stevenson (1996, KidsRights, 3.95)

This is an inspiring and uplifting story of a small tree who is damaged in one of life’s inevitable storms. But, over time, the tree begins to heal and somehow grow again. Grades 6-adult. [5.5” x 7”...12 pages]

Why Did You Die?
: Activities to Help Children Cope with Grief & Loss

by Erika Leeuwenburgh & Ellen Goldring (2008, New Harbinger, 16.95)

When loved ones die, children are faced with a kaleidoscope of feelings, thoughts, myths and questions. Struggling with these issues can be overwhelming without guidance, support and creative forms of expression. This bereavement book will help children, parents and other adults communicate about death and the grieving process. It begins with a section for adults, describing children's grief responses. Taking an art therapy approach, the activities then move children through the issues they must eventually confront. Grades 1-8. [8” x 10”...114 pages]

Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart
: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends, & Caregivers

by Alan Wolfelt (2001, Companion Press, 11.95)

If you want to help a grieving teen but aren't sure how, this book offers 100 practical, realistic ideas and suggested ideas. Its simple, easy-to-use format makes it an ideal resource for parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, teachers coaches, and others who want to help a teen in grief. Flip to any page and begin helping the grieving teen today. Grades 6-12. [5.5” x 8.5”...128 pages]

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