Library Revolution > The List :)

Compiled by Kara L.C. Jones, KotaPress Editor
and hundreds of other Kota readers

To Bereaved Parents: This project depends on all of us -- we are interested in the books you found to be "most helpful" during grief. So please email us with your suggestions! We'll add them to the list, review them, pass them on to librarians everywhere.

To Librarians: The second phase of our Library Revolution is to get review copies of books from authors & publishers. We review the books here, and then we donate those review copies of the books to libraries through KotaPress contacts. If you are interested in being a recipient library, please contact our us.

Please Note: Links offered in the book list open to new windows containing a previously published KotaPress review of the book OR link out to publisher/author websites!!

This list is offered in memory of Amanda Joy, Meredith, Clare Paula, Charles Christopher, Dakota, Andrew, Ally, Allen, Dorothy, James, Timothy, AnneMarie, Nora Elizabeth, Samantha Paige

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

After the Loss of your Baby: For Teen Mothers by Connie Nykiel

After You Lose Someone You Love: advice and insight from the diaries of three kids who've been there, as told by Amy, Allie & David Dennison

And You Will Know The World's Name: a mother's memoir by Mary B. Harrison

Bereaved Parent by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff, from Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-005043-4

Cry, until you laugh by Richard J. Obershaw, MSW, LICSW

Dear Cheyenne by Joanne Cacciatore-Garard

Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others are Celebrating by Harold Smith

Dying: A Natural Process by Denys Cope, RN, BSN

Empty Arms by Sherokee Isle

Empty Arms by Pam Vredevelt

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart by Deborah Davis

Empty Place by Roberta Temes

Early Journey Home by Mary Ann Froehlich

Everett Anderson's Goodbye by Lucille Clifton

Finding Hope When a Child Dies: What Other Cultures Can Teach Us by Dr. Sukie Miller, from Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0-684-84663-2

Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins: a journal for teenagers experiencing a loss, by Enid Samuel-Traisman, MSW

Flash Of Life by Kara L.C. Jones, from KotaPress, ISBN 1-929359-15-2

Flying Hugs and Kisses by Jewel Sample, selected by The National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center, as a bereavement resource for families with children who have suffered through the death of a child

Forever Our Angels, compiled by Hannah Stone

Forgotten Tears: a grandmother's journey through grief by Nina Bennett

Gili's Book: A Journey Into Bereavement for Parents & Families by Henya Shanun-Klein, Ph.D. (formerly: Kagan)

Goodbye my child by Sarah Rich Wheeler and Margaret M. Pike

Grandpa Abe by Marisabina Russo

Grandparent's Sorrow, by Pat Schwiebert, RN

Grief's Journey: when a child inspiring and thought provoking journal to aid on the endless journey of grief, by Katie Hodge Dean

Grief of Parents When A Child Dies by Margaret Shandor Miles

Grief Recovery Handbook by John James and Russell Friedman

Grief Unseen: Healing Pregnancy Loss through the Arts by Laura Seftel

Handbooks of Childhood Death and Bereavement by Charles A. Corr

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman, from Perennial, ISBN 0-380-77338-4

Healing the Hurt, Restoring the Hope: How to guide Children and Teens Through Times of Divorce, Death and Crisis with the RAINBOWS Approach by Suzy Yehl Marta (Rainbows Inc.)

Helping the Bereaved Celebrate the Holidays: a sourcebook for planning educational and remembrance events by James E. Miller

Hereafter by David Winter

Holding on to Faith, Hope after Miscarriage and Loss by Audrey McDonald Carney, LPC

Honored Babies, a collection of women's stories: miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, infant death - Compiled & Edited by Paula Long

I Am Wherever You Are by Nancy Noel

I'll Hold You In Heaven by Jack Hayford

I Never Held You by Ellen M. DuBois (miscarriage)

In Lieu of flowers: a conversation for the living, by Nancy Cobb, from New York Pantheon Books, ISBN 0375403418

Into The Valley and Out Again by Richard Edler

Jenny Angel by Margaret Wild

Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy After Loss, by Amy L. Abbey, published by WovenWord Press

Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff

Last Thing we Talk about by Joseph Bayly

Layla's Story: a memoir of sex, love, loss, and longing, by Vanessa Gorman (filmmaker of Losing Layla -- she's also Layla's mom!)

Let's Talk about Going to a Funeral by Johnston

Life Touches Life, A mother's story of stillbirth and healing by Lorraine Ash

Love Never Dies by Sandy Goodman

Magic Moth by Virginia Lee

Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart by Marie Allen and Shelly Marks, ISBN 0-471-54834-0

Mister Rogers Parenting Book: helping to understand your young child, (chapter on "Dealing with Death), Fred Rogers of Family Communications and Mister Rogers Neighborhood

Molly's Rosebush by Janice Cohn (Stillborn infant)

Mommy, Please don't cry by Linda DeYmaz

More Than Surviving: Caring for Yourself While You Grieve by Kelly Osmot, MSW, LCSW

Morgan's Baby Sister by Patricia Polin Johnson (Resource Publications, 1993)

Mourning Has Broken - A Collection of Creative Writing about Grief and Healing, Foreword by Alan Wolfelt, PhD, Edited by Mara Koven and Liz Pearl, from KOPE Associates, 2007, ISBN 0-9738040-0-9

Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tommy DePaola

Never Too Young to Know by Phyllis Silverman

Pushing up the Sky: A Mother's Story, a memoir by Terra Trevor

Recovering from the Loss of a Sibling by Katherine F. Donnelly

Remembering with Love by Elizabeth Levang, Ph.D. and Sherokee Isle

Rose Beyond the Wall by Kirsti Holl

Roses in December by Marilyn Willett Heavilin

Rudi's Pond by Eve Bunting

Sad Isn't Bad: A Good Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss by Michaelene Mundy

Silent Sorrow by Ingrid Kohn & Perry-Lynn, from Moffitt Routledge, ISBN 0415924812 2000

Stillborn: The Invisible Death, by John DeFrain, from Lexington Books, ISBN 0669113522

Stacy Had Little Sister by Wende C. Old ( Albert Whitman, 1995) (About SIDS)

Star Child: a mother's journey through grief, by Jennifer J. Martin, iUniverse, ISBN 0-595-40216-X

Strong and Tender: a guide for the father whose baby has died, by Pat Schwiebert, RN

So Much To Think About: when someone you care about has died (an activity book for children) by Fred Rogers & Hedda Sharapan (Family Communications and Mister Rogers Neighborhood)

Song for Sarah by Paula D'Arcy

Sorrow Psalms: a book of twentieth-century elegy, compiled by Lynn Strongin

Talking With Young Children About Death, by Fred Rogers (Family Communications and Mister Rogers Neighborhood)

Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen, ISBN 0-9615197-6-2

That Summer by Tony Johnston

The Soul Would Have No Rainbow: If the Eyes Had No Tears - compiled by Guy A. Zona (collection of Native American sayings)

There is life after Stillbirth by Karen Jean Matsko, Hood Published, January 2003

This Book is for All Kids, but Especially My Sister Libby. Libby Died. By Jack Simon

Time to be Born by Julie Martin

Tiny Fingerprints by Brad Stetson

Tiny Hands by Cathy Fritea

Today My Sister Died by Ronee Christy Domske

Too Soon A Memory: guide for parents suffering a miscarriage, by Pat Schwiebert, RN

Trusting God Again by Glandion Carney and William Long

Seasons of Grief, a poetry collection from UNITE

Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children by Doris Stickney

We were gonna have a baby, but We had an angel instead, by Pat Schwiebert, RN

What To Do When The Police Leave by WBJ Press

When Death Walks In: for teenagers facing grief, a Centering Corporation Resource, by Mark Scrivani, Illustrations and poetry by Ben Sieff, ISBN 1-56123-012-X

When God Doesn't Make Sense, by Dr. James Dobson

When grief Breaks your Heart by James W. Moore

When I Die, Will I Get Better? By Joeri Breebaart (Peter Bedrick, 1993)

When I'm Alone by Ron DelBene with Mary and Herb Montgomery

When life is changed Forever (by the death of someone near) By Rick Taylor

You and a Death in Your Family by Antoine Wilson (Rosen, 2001)

24/7 or Dead: a handbook for families with a Loved One in the Hospital by Jari Holland Buck

Fiction Novels

The Christmas Box

Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The whole Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

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