Self-Help Books for Children & Teens


  • "I Miss You: A First Look at Death" by Pat Thomas. Buy on Amazon.

    • Addresses various feelings and questions in a simple and realistic way. Introduces funerals and cultural differences.

  • "Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss" by Michaelene Mundy. Buy on Amazon.

    • Promotes healthy, honest grief and growth by providing life-affirming ideas for coping with loss as a child.

  • "Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss" by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen. Buy on Amazon.

    • Integrates common feelings, the bereaved experience, and healthy coping in a kid-friendly story.

  • "The Invisible String" by Patrice Karst. Buy on Amazon.

    • Helps show children how you can maintain a bond with your loved one even if they are not physically present.


  • "Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Teenagers Experiencing a Loss" by Enid Samuel-Traisman. Buy on Amazon.

    • A journal for teenagers who have lost a loved one.

  • "You Are Not Alone: Teens Talk About Life After The Loss Of A Parent" by Lynne Hughes. Buy on Amazon.

    • Support and reassurance for teens coping with the loss of a parent.

  • "Grieving for the Sibling You Lost: A Teen's Guide to Coping with Grief and Finding Meaning After Loss" by Erica Goldblatt Hyatt. Buy on Amazon.

    • A teen's guide to coping with grief and finding meaning after a loss.

  • "Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas" by Alan Wolfelt. Buy on Amazon.

    • Offers healing activities to help teens learn to express their grief and mourn in a healthy way.