Informational Books 

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

  • Bearing the Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore 
  • 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
  • The Chakra System in Grief and Trauma 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