Resources for Grieving Children and Parents

Books About Grief and Grieving

Are you wondering how you can help Valerie's House? Here is a suggestion...Buy a book! You can even put your name/logo in it! You can also feel free to donate an Amazon gift card and we will build our library with your donation.

Often our families need a children's book to help explain their loss. Adults and teens need encouragement or information or just need to find connection in reading about someone else's grief experience.

Your generosity is always greatly appreciated!

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Books for Grieving Children

A Little Bit of Rob, Barbara J Turner

A Quilt For Elizabeth, B.R. Tiffault

A Terrible Thing Happened, Margaret Holmes

After Charlotte’s Mom Died, C. Spelman

Alice’s Special Room, Dick Gackenbach

Animal Crackers, Bridget Marshall

Badger's Parting Gifts, Susan Varley

Bear's Last Journey, Udo Weigelt

Daddy’s Chair, S. Lanton

Don't Despair on Thursdays: Children's Grief Management, Adolph Moser

Double Dip Feelings, Barbara S. Cain

Everett Anderson's Goodbye, Lucille Clifton

Feelings Inside You and Outloud Too, B. Pollard

Geranium Morning, S. Powell

Grandad Bill’s Song, Jane Yolen

Grandma’s Scrapbook, Josephine Nobisso

Healing Your Grieving Heart For Kids, Alan Wolfelt

How I Feel: Coloring Book For Grieving Children, Alan Wolfelt

How To Get Rid of Bad Dreams, Nancy Hazbry & Roy Condry

I Get So Mad, Melody House

I Heard Your Mommy Died, M. Scrivani

I Heard Your Daddy Died, M. Scrivani

I Know I Made It Happen, Lynn Blackburn

I Miss You: A First Look at Death, Pat Thomas

I Was So Mad, Mercer Mayer

I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand, Pat Palmer

I’ll Always Love You, Hans Wilhelm

It Must Hurt a Lot, D. Sanford

It’s Not Your Fault, J. Flynn

Lifetimes, B. Mellonie & R. Ingpen

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death, Bryan Mellonie

Liplap’s Wish, J. London

Lost and Found: Remembering a Sister, Ellen Yeomans

Love is a Family, Roma Downey

Molly’s Mom Died, Margaret Holmes

My Grandma Leonie, Bijou Le Tord

My Grandson Lew, Charlotte Zolotow

My Many Colored Days, Dr Seuss

Sad Isn't Bad: A Good Grief Guidebook, Michaelene Mundy

Samantha Jane's Missing Smile, Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus

Saying Goodbye To Daddy, J. Vigna

Some of the Pieces, M. Madenski

Someone Special Died, Joan S. Prestine

Sometimes I Feel Like a Storm Cloud, Lezlie Evans

Stacy Had a Little Sister, Wendie C. Old

Tear Soup, Pat Schwiebert and Chuck Deklyen

The Accident, Carol Carrick

The Brightest Star, K.M. Hemery

The Dead Bird, M.W. Brown & R. Charlip

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Leo Buscaglia

The Garden Angel, Jan Czech

The Hurt, Teddi Doleski

The Invisible String, Patrice Karst

The Memory Box, Kirsten Mclaughlin

The Saddest Time, Norma Simon

The Snowman, Robin Helen Vogel

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, Judith Viorst

Timmy's Christmas Surprise, Karla Wheeler

Toby, Margaret Wild

Today I Feel Silly, Jamie Lee Curtis

Tough Boris, Mem Fox

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide To Understanding Death, Laurie Krasny Borwn & Marc Brown

When Someone Dies, Sharon Greenlee

When Something Terrible Happens, Marge Heegaard

Where’s Jess?, Joy Johnson

Why Do People Die?, Cynthia Macgregor

Books for Grieving Teens

Eight Stories Up, DeQuincy A Lezine

Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins, Enid Samuel Traisman

Healing Your Grieving Heart, Alan Wolfert

Modern Loss, Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner

Not the End, Mari Dombkowski

Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers, Earl A Grollman

You Are Not Alone: Teens Talk About Life After Loss of a Parent, Lynne B Hughes.    

Books for Grieving Parents

A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children, Phyllis R Silverman

And Still They Bloom- A Family's Journey, Amy Rovere

Bearing The Unbearable, Joanne Cacciatore

Dream New Dream, Jai Pausch

Emerging from the Heartache of Loss, Carol Wiseman

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, James P. Emswiler & Mary Ann Emswiler

Healing A Grieving Heart, Alan Wolfelt

Healing Children's Grief, Grace Hyslop Christ

Healing The Adult Sibling's Grieving Heart, Alan Wolfelt

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, Brook Noel & Pamela Blair

It's Ok That You're Not Ok, Megan Divine

Surviving The Death of a Sibling, T.J. Wray

The Empty Room Sibling Loss, Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn

The Orphaned Adult, Alexander Levy

The Other Side of Sadness, George A. Bonanno

The Worried Child, Paul Foxman

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essentials Touchstones, Alan Wolfelt

When Someone You Love Dies, Therese A Rando

When the Bough Breaks, Judith Bernstein

Widow to Widow, Genevieve Davis Ginsburg


If you've experienced a death–or know someone who has–use this form to be added to the Valerie's House family for services.
We have programs for children and their caregivers available in Fort Myers and Naples.

Or lend a hand and your heart by volunteering your time to the Valerie's House community. One of our caring staff members will be contacting you shortly.