Originally published in November 2014 for Grief Relief Week.
Comfort Zone Camp’s first-ever Children’s Grief Relief Week kicks off today with a list of books recommended by the social media community.
This list of books is designed to address the grieving process for young children as well as teenagers. These books specialize in putting the grieving process in perspective as well as helping children learn how to cope and manage their grief.
Take a look at this list, share with your friends, family and colleagues, and perhaps donate one to a library or school counselor to let them know about these resources.
Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss, by Chuck DeKlyen
I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye, by Brooke Noel & Pamela D. Blair, PH. D.
The Invisible String, by Patrice Karst
Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss, by Hope Edelman
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies, by Mick Cochrane
Pieces of Georgia, by Jen Bryant
The Saddest Time, by Norma Simon
The Gift of a Memory: A Keepsake to Commemorate the Loss of a Loved One, by Marianne Richmond
Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss, by Michaelene Mundy
When Your Grandparent Dies: A Child’s Guide to Good Grief, by Victoria Ryan
After Charlotte’s Mom Died, by Cornelia Maude Spelman
Mending Peter’s Heart, by Maureen Wittbold
After the Funeral, by Jane Loretta Winsch
I Miss You: A First Look at Death, by Pat Thomas
If Only, by Carole Geithner
The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends, by Helen Fitzgerald
Where Are You: A Child’s Book About Loss, by Laura Olivieri
The Grief Bubble: Helping Kids Explore and Understand Grief, by Kerry Debay
The Healing Your Grieving Heart Journal for Teens, by Alan D. Wolfelt & Megan Wolfelt
Badger’s Parting Gifts, by Susan Varley
When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief, by Marge Heegaard
What books would you add to this list? Leave them in the comments!