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Coping With Death and Grief by Marge Eaton Heegaard Reading level: Ages 9-12 Library Binding - 64 pages (August 1990)
Lerner Publications Company; ISBN: 0822500434
Children tell their stories and get an affirmative, supportive reply. Good for all members of the family and caregivers as well.
Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope : A Read Aloud Story for
People of All Ages About Loving and Losing, Friendship and Hope by Donna R. O'Toole Paperback (September 1988)
Compassion Books; ISBN: 1878321250
For ages 4 to 10. Aarvy's mother is taken to a zoo and the animals try to help. After Aarvy talks and talks, he can play again and say goodbye to his mother.
I Know I Made It Happen : Children and Guilt by Lynn Blackburn Paperback (September 1990)
Centering Corp; ISBN: 1561230162
For children ages 2 to 6. This book deals with childhood guilt in a super way. Looks at feelings when there's a family fight, a divorce, illness, injury and death. This lets kids know that our thoughts don't control the world.
No New Baby : For Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister Die Before Birth (Nnc) by Marilyn Gryte, Kristi McClendon (Illustrator) Paperback (November 1988)
Centering Corp; ISBN: 1561230413
This is a magnificent little book for youngsters whose mommy miscarriages. Affirms that it's okay to ask questions and the normalcy of play as well.
Goodbye Rune by Marit Kaldhol, Wenche Oyen (Illustrator), Wenche Yen (Illustrator), Michael Crosby-Jones (Translator) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 26 pages 1 Amer Ed edition (October 1987)
Kane/Miller Book Pub; ISBN: 0916291111 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.34 x 8.34 x 10.71
A little girl must cope with her feelings when her best friend drowns. Through the death, funeral and grieving period, Sara's parents comfort and reassure her. The explanations they offer could help others who are grieving. This comforting, quiet story isn't maudlin: it depicts the natural stages of mourning. Somber, muted illustrations have a misty quality that helps convey the emotional journey Sara takes through her grief. - AGS (Association of Guidance Services)
The Mats by Francisco Arcellana, Hermes Alegre (Illustrator) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 24 pages 1 Amer Ed edition (March 1999)
Kane/Miller Book Pub; ISBN: 0916291863 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.39 x 9.57 x 10.65
Originally a short story written more than 60 years ago, this picture book tells of a family in the Philippines awaiting the father's return. The father writes that he will be bringing each member of the family a special sleeping mat made by an artist. The anticipation builds, and finally each mat is lovingly unfolded. The last three mats, which have duller colors, are for three siblings who have died: "Do you think I'd forgotten them?" Papa asks. The tender, bittersweet story is illustrated in vibrant shades of yellow, blue, and red, adding warmth to the simple words. A good choice for talking about remembering people who have died or about family life in other cultures. Susan Dove Lempke
Growing Through Grief K-12 Curriculum
Teaches to help grieving children, provides a good, safe course for each grade. Includes: Children & Grief, Role-Play Tips and much more.
Wrap Myself in a Rainbow Journal/Workbook
The colors of the rainbow are taken and turned into affirmations and meditations that allow you to calm yourself, gently recognize and finally release your grief and come to know yourself in a most loving respectful way.
Expressions of Healing Workbook
This offers 20 exercises on finding closure in your grief. There are charts, pages for drawing, & places for writing. You learn to deal with frightening feelings, find new roles, and heal.
Publisher Web Sites
www.loveneverdies.net The book, and my e-newsletter include poems, meditations, experiences, and gifts discovered along the way. Whether you are struggling with grief or simply searching for answers, Love Never Dies can move you in the right direction.