Table 3.

Selected Books About Bereavement for Parents and Children*

Young Children and Parents Dealing With Death
The Dead Bird, by Margaret Wise-Brown. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1958 (3 to 5 y)
Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children, by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen. Bantam Books, New York, NY, 1983 (3 to 6 y)
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death, by Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown. Little Brown, Boston, MA, 1996 (4 to 8 y)
Accident, by Carol Carrick, Seabury Press, New York, NY, 1976 (6 to 8 y)
Older Children and Young Adolescents on Death of a Sibling or Close Friend
A Taste of Blackberries, by Doris B. Smith. Thomas Y. Crowell Co, New York, NY, 1973 (8 to 9 y)
The Magic Moth, by Virginia Lee, Seabury Press, New York, NY, 1972 (10 to 12 y)
Beat the Turtle Drum, by Constance C. Greene. The Viking Press, New York, NY, 1976 (10 to 14 y)
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson. Thomas Y. Crowell Co., New York, NY, 1977 (10–14 y)
Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers, by Earl A. Grollman. Beacon Press, Boston, MA, 1993 (13 to 19 y)
Guidelines for Parents and Other Caregivers
How Do We Tell the Children? Helping Children Understand and Cope With Separation and Loss, by Dan Schaefer and Christine Lyons. Newmarket Press, New York, NY, 1993
Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child, by Earl A. Grollman. Beacon Press, Boston, MA, 1990
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Who Can Help and How,edited by Charles A. Corr, Helen Fuller, Carol Ann Barnickol and Donna M. Corr. Springer Publishing Co, New York, NY, 1991
Questions and Answers About Suicide, by David Lester. The Charles Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1989
Young People and Death, edited by John Morgan. The Charles Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1991
  • * The book list in the table was adapted from the following book: A Child Dies. A Portrait of Family Grief, by Joan Hagan Arnold and Penelope Buschman Gemma. The Charles Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1994.