There are many books available on the subject of transition. Because we care, we are providing you with a review of books that we have provided to the local libraries in Annawan, Cambridge, Galva, Geneseo, and Sheffield. You may also obtain these books at you nearest library by requesting a inter-library loan if yours is not one of the libraries above. If you have questions regarding these books or books in any specific area of grief, please give us a call.
BOOKS AND VIDEOS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
THE FALL OF FREDDIE THE LEAF by Dr. Leo Buscaglia
A metaphorical story of life and death, and the changing seasons of life. Color photographs.
I HEARD YOUR MOMMY DIED by Mark Scrivani
Children ages two to six can relate to this book. Children know they can cry, be sad, play, and remember Mommy. Their love never dies.
I HEARD YOUR DADDY DIED by Mark Scrivani
Memories, keepsakes, and wearing Daddy's T-shirts for sleepshirts are all encouraged. Feelings are affirmed and children know they are loved.
LIFETIMES by Bryan Mellonie & Robert Ingpen
This book explains life and death in a beautiful and caring way, and is directed towards younger children. Lifetimes tells about beginnings, endings, and the living in between, and the fact that dying is apart of living. Beautiful illustrations.
WHAT ON EARTH DO YOU DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES? by Trevor Romain
When Trevor Romain's father died, he didn't know what to do, say, or feel. He began writing about his experiences and feelings, and he talks directly to kids about death and how to cope. Full of concrete advice, comfort, and reassurance.
STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT DEATH FOR TEENAGERS: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love by Earl A. Grollman
Earl Grollman speaks directly to the hearts and minds of teenagers who are coping with the death of a family member or friend. Excellent advice and worldly wisdom from an author who understands both grief and teenagers.
WHEN A FRIEND DIES by Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D.
Directed towards teens, this book focuses on specific emotions and turmoil they feel after losing a friend. Also ideal for parents and teachers of grieving teens.
AARVY AARDVARK FINDS HOPE Video
Aarvy's family has all been taken far, far away, and Aarvy is full of despair and hopelessness. Ralphie Rabbit befriends Aarvy and helps him learn about the strengths within himself. Provides loving validation and helps a child heal and grow.
STANDING TALL Video
Seven teenagers share their stories of dealing with a loved one's death. They tell how they heard the news, how they felt, and how they coped and moved on. Included in their stories: deaths of a grandfather, father, mother, brother, sister, cousin and aunt.