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On the Internet


This site contains an extensive list of links:
http://www.growthhouse.org/childgrv.html

This site provides a place where children can post art, stories or poems, and ask questions:
http://www.death-dying.com/child/

This site contains many ideas on how to talk to children about feelings:
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/talk_feelings.html

This site contains many articles on children and grief:
http://www.counselingforloss.com/

This companion site to the National Public Radio series, "The End of Life: Exploring Death in America", offers an expansive reading list of poetry, plays, novels, and spiritual texts:
http://www.npr.org/programs/death/

 

Books


Parent Resources

Gellman, Marc. "Lost and Found: A Kid's Book for Living through Loss."
Morrow Junior, 1999.

Heegard, Marge E. "When Something Terrible Happens: Children Learn to Cope With Grief" (The Drawing Out Feelings Series).
Woodland Press, 1992.

Johnson, Joy. "Keys to Helping Children Deal with Death and Grief."
Barrons Educational Series, 1999.

Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth. "The Wheel of Life."
Touchstone Books, 1998.

Romaine, Trevor. "What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?"
Free Spirit Press, 1999.

Temes, Roberta. "Living With an Empty Chair: A Guide Through Grief."
New Horizon Press, 1992.


Juvenile Selections

Da Paola, Tomie. "Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs."
Puffin, reissue 2000.

Hesse, Karen. "Poppy's Chair."
Scholastic Trade, 2000.

Varley, Susan. "Badger's Parting Gifts."
Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1984.

Vigna, Judith. "Saying Goodbye to Daddy."
Albert Whitman & Co., 1991.

Viost, Judith. "The Tenth Good Thing About Barney."
Atheneum, 1971.


Upper Elementary/Middle School Selections

Blume, Judy. "Tiger Eyes."
Laurel Leaf, 1982.

Creech, Sharon. "Walk Two Moons."
Harper Trophy, 1996.

Patterson, Katherine. "Flip-Flop Girl."
Puffin, 1996.

Zindel, Paul. "A Begonia for Miss Applebaum."
Starfire, reissue 1990.


High School Selections

Craven, Margaret. "I Heard the Owl Call My Name."
Laurel Leaf, 1993.

Guest, Judith. "Ordinary People."
Penguin, 1993.

L'Engle, Madeleine. "A Ring of Endless Light."
Laurel Leaf, 1982.

Peck, Robert Newton. "A Day No Pigs Would Die."
Random House, 1994.

Shute, Neil. "On The Beach."
Ballentine Books, reissue 1989.

 

Movies
How I Coped When Mommy Died (PBS documentary)
Videocassettes may be purchased by writing to:
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Younger Children
The Lion King
Charlotte's Web

Older Children
Beaches
Corrina, Corrina
Marvin's Room
My Life
Ordinary People

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