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