Grief and Death


Books to help children cope with loss and death



Elementary/middle school

Middle/high school


  • Hello Grief—provides a place for teens to share and learn about grief and loss
  • Sesame Street—Grieving as a Family: Finding comfort together
  • The Centering Corporation—a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved
  • My Wishes—a booklet written in everyday language that helps children express how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill
  • Caring Conversations for Young Adults—provides a starting point for young adults and their families to talk about topics like organ donation, do-not-resuscitate orders, and serious illness
  • The Dougy Center—provides education, training and peer support groups to give children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death a safe and supportive place to share their stories