Books


Informational Books 

For the times before, during, or after the death of a child

  • When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter

by Judith R. Bernstein

  • Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby

by Deborah L. Davis

  • A Time to Decide, A Time to Heal: For Parents Making Difficult Decisions About Babies They Love

by Molly A. Minnick & Kathleen J. Delp, Edited by, Mary C. Ciotti

  • Finding Hope When a Child Dies: What Other Cultures Can Teach Us
by Sukie Miller
  • The World of Bereavement: Cultural and Global Perspectives on Grief and Death in Families
by Joanne Cacciatore & John DeFrain
  • Selah: An Invitation Toward Fully Inhabited Grief
by Joanne Cacciatore
  • Yoga for Grief and Loss
by Karla Helbert


Grief Journeys

First hand accounts or collections of grief experiences after the death of a child
  • Dear Cheyenne: A Book for Bereaved Parents and Those Who Love Them
by Joanne Cacciatore, Founder of the MISS Foundation
  • Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child
by Mitchell, Volpe, Long, Levine, Kasden, Goldstein, Eisenberg, Colletti, Cohen, and Barkin
  • They Were Still Born: Personal Stories About Stillbirth
by Janel C. Atlas
  • Brona: A Memoir
by Mara Hill
  • Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother
by Alexa Bigwarfe
  • Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back
by Kelly Farley
  • A Life Undone: A Father's Journey Through Loss
by Barry Kluger
  • To Linger on Hot Coals: Collected Poetic Works from Grieving Women Writers
by Stephanie Paige Cole
  • Life Touches Life: A Mother's Story of Stillbirth and Healing
by Lorraine Ash
  • A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies
Editors, Anne McCracken and Mary Semel

Next Stages

Contemplating and getting through pregnancy after a loss
  • Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death
by Carol Cirulli Lanham
  • Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy After a Loss
by Amy L. Abbey
  • Celebrating Pregnancy Again
by Franchesca Cox

For Family and Friends

Books for their own grief/healing and to help better support their loved ones

  • Forgotten Tears: A Grandmother's Journey Through Grief

by Nina Bennett

  • For Bereaved Grandparents

by Margaret H. Gerner

  • Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals

by Earl Grollman

  • For Those Who Live: Helping Children Cope With the Death of a Brother or Sister

by Kathy LaTour


For Children & Teens

Books that are age appropriate for kids of various ages

  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages

by Leo Buscaglia

  • Someone Came Before You

by Pat Schwiebert

  • The Invisible String

by Patrice Karst

  • Sad About Sammy: A First Response Family Resource for Children Experiencing Sibling Loss and Grief

by Vallette J. Sopp and Tonya L. Southwick

  • Always My Brother
by Jean Reagen
  • Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers: How to Cope With Losing Someone You Love
by Earl Grollman
  • Finding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum
by Karla Helbert