Bereavement & Grief Support Resources

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Recommended Readings

Early Bereavement Topic

Journey’s End (Deborah Sigrist, BSN, RN, CRNH)

Taking Care of Business-Before Death Threatens (Jim Boulden)

Hospice Coloring Book (Talbot Hospice Foundation)

Pet-related Bereavement Topics

Death of a Pet (Guideline Publications)

A Final Act of Caring (Mary and Herb Montgomery)

Your Aging Pet: Making the Senior Years Healthy and Rewarding (Mary and Herb Montgomery) 

Good-bye My Friend: Grieving the Loss of a Pet (Mary and Herb Montgomery) 

Forever in My Heart: Remembering My Pet’s Life – (Memory book for adults by Mary and Herb Montgomery) 

Love & Remembrance: The Gift of Animals and Healing from Their Loss (Mary and Herb Montgomery)

Ten Tips on Coping with the Loss of Your Pet ( Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed)

When a Pet Passes On (Banfield)

Bereavement Topic: Adult

Don’t Take My Grief Away (Doug Manning)

Grief Journal (Linda Lodge Abelson Andreozzi)

Life without Lisa (Richard Ballo)

To Heal Again Towards Serenity and Resolution (Rusty Berkus)

The Grief Recovery Handbook (John W. James and Frank Cherry)

How will I Get through the Holidays? (James E. Miller)

On Being Alone (AARP)

Special Issues for Younger Widowed Persons (AARP)

Final Gifts (Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley)

Finding Your Way through Grief (Genesee Region Hone Care)

Men and Grief (AARP)

Guide Lines for Life Beyond Loss (Hospice Care of Tri-County)

Going Through Bereavement (Real Style)

When Someone You Love Completes Suicide (Adults & Teens) by Sondra Sexton-Jones

Bereavement Topic: Children

The Angel with the Golden Glow (Elissa Al-Chokhachy)

Why did Grandpa Die? (Barbara Shook Hazen)

Mommy, Please Don’t Cry (Linda DeYmaz)

Penny Bear’s Gift of Love (Penny Wigglesworth)

The Empty Place (Roberta Temes, Ph.D.)

Lifetimes (Bryon Mellonie and Robert Ingpen)

Timmy’s Christmas Surprise (Karla Wheeler)

Heart-Shaped Pickles (Karla Wheeler)

Wrap Myself in a Rainbow (Paul Alexander)

What About Me? (for siblings of a very sick child) by Allan Peterkin

Uncle Jerry has AIDS (Jim and Brett Boulden)

Helping Your Child Grieve (Real Style)

How to Help Children through A Parent’s Serious Illness (for parents) by Kathleen McCue

Saying Goodbye (Elementary Age) by Jim & Joan Boulden

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf (Elementary Age) by Leo Buscaglia

When Dinosaurs Die (Elementary Age) by L. Kramsny-Brown & M. Brown

The Saddest Time (Elementary Age) by Norma Simon

When A Parent Dies (Elementary Age) by Fred Bratman

When Someone Very Special Dies (Elementary Age) by Marge Eaton Heegaard

Living Well with My Serious Illness (Elementary Age) by Marge Eaton Heegaard

How It Feels When A Parent Dies (Teens) by Jill Krementz

The Last Goodbye (Teens) by Jim & Joan Boulden

When a Friend Dies (Teens) by Marilyn Gootman

Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers by Earl Grollman

Someone I Loved Died by Suicide (Elementary Age) by Doreen Cammarata

When Someone You Love Completes Suicide (Teens & Adults) by Sondra Sexton-Jones

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For Children

Saying Goodbye to Your Pet by Marge Eaton Heegaard

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (death of a pet), (Elementary Age) by Judith Viorst

I Remember: A Book About My Special Pet (Memory book for children by Mary and Herb Montgomery)

Most Grief & Bereavement titles available through Compassion 1-(800) 970-4220

Visit the American Cancer Society Bookstore ( for a variety of suggested readings