Recommended Books For Parent Loss

Everett Anderson’s Goodbye

Lucille Clifton

For children ages 3-9. Young boy experiences grief following the death of his father.

A Journey With Mrs. Beens: a Children’s Storybook of Grief Support

Marsha Ann Dobler

For children ages 3-9. Lovely book about two children whose mother died.

Sad But OK- My Daddy Died Today

Barbara Frisbie Juneau

For children ages 8-12. A chapter book chronicling a family’s journey through cancer, death, and grief.

Saying Goodbye to Daddy

Judith Vigna

For children ages 6-12. Gentle treatment of death, funerals, grief as a multi-generational family grieves the death of the adult son, husband and father.

Children and Grief: When a Parent Dies

William J. Worden

Making Peace With Your Parents

by Harold Bloomfield, New York, New York, Ballantine, 1983.

Losing a Parent: Passage to a New Way of Living

by Alexandra Kennedy, San Francisco, California, Harper, 1991.

The Orphaned Adult

by Marc D. Angel, New York, New York, Human Sciences Press, 1987.