Books About Grief and Loss for Kids and Parents

July 25, 2023

books about loss and grief, miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth

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Often when we go through a difficult time, such as the loss of a child, we turn to books to help us navigate the journey and begin the process of healing. Here is a collection of recommended books about grief and loss from our Family Support Specialists, for both parents and children.

Books About Loss and Grief for Parents

Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child by Gary Roe
Comfort For The Grieving Parent’s Heart: Hope and Healing After Losing Your Child by Gary Roe
Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death by Sherokee Isle
Saying Goodbye: A personal story of baby loss and 90 days of support to walk you through grief by Zoë Clark-Coates
The Baby Loss Guide: Practical and compassionate support with a day-by-day resource to navigate the path of grief by Zoë Clark-Coates
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah L. Davis
You Are Not Alone: Love Letter from Loss Mom to Loss Mom by Emily Long
This Lovely Life: A Memoir of Premature Motherhood by Vicki Forman
Table for Five: A Father’s Story of Life, Love and Loss by Ted Yang

Books About Loss and Grief for Children

The Angel with the Golden Glow by Elissa Chokhachy (ages 4-8)
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia (ages 4-8)
Molly’s Rosebush by Janice Cohn (miscarriage, ages 5-8)
Heaven’s Brightest Star by Kara Glad (ages 4-8)
Where’s Jess? by Marvin Johnson (ages 4-8)
Morgan’s Baby Sister: A Read-Aloud Book for Families Who Have Experienced the Death of a Newborn by Patricia Johnson (ages 4-8)
Remembering Our Baby: A Workbook for Children Whose Brother or Sister Dies Before Birth by Patti Keough (4-8)
Stacy Had a Little Sister by Wendie Old (ages 4-7)
Jackie Jack: The Brave Little Boy by Julie Orlet-Schoen (ages 4-8)
We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead by Pat Schwiebert (ages 4-8)
This Is a Book for All Kids, But Especially My Sister Libby. Libby Died. by Jack and Anette Simon (ages 9-12)
Sam and Finn by Kate Polley (ages 2-8)
Something Happened: A Book for Children and Parents Who Have Experienced Pregnancy Loss by Cathy Blanford (ages 4-8)



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