Recommended Readings

Please note: These books may be hard for some in the beginning of their grieving process. We have felt them to be informative and helpful personally over our own grieving process.

*Are you a family member or friend looking to learn how to better help a bereaved parent? Many of the books below offer information on ways you can help and provides critical information on what to say and what NOT to say after loss. The parents needs you now more than ever. Even the smallest of acts will make a big difference in the lives of your loved ones.



How to Survive the Loss of a Child

by Catherine Sanders





When Children Grieve

by John W. James, Russell Friedman, & Dr. Leslie Matthews






Surviving the Loss of a Child

by Elizabeth B. Brown






Grief Walk

by Gary Roe






I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye

by Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. & Brook Noel





Ask Me His Name

by Elle Wright






Comfort for the Grieving Spouse’s Heart

by Gary Roe





At a Loss

by Donna Rothert






The Unspeakable Loss

by Nisha Zenoff





Surviving the Holidays Without You

by Gary Roe





Rare Bird

by Anna Whiston-Donaldson





A Hug From Heaven

by Anna Whiston-Donaldson (a good book for a young child/sibling) 





When bad things happen to good people

by Harold S. Kushner





Something Happened: A Book for Children and Parents Who Have Experienced Pregnancy Loss by Cathy Blanford (a good book for a young child/sibling)


Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back by Kelly Farley & David Dicola





It’s Ok That You’re Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine







Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child by Ellen Mitchell





The Invisible String by Patrice Karst (a good book for a young child/sibling)








Thumpy’s Story: A Story of Love & Grief Shared by Thumpy the Bunny by Nancy C. Dodge (a good book for a young child/sibling)





Sometimes I Cry in the Shower: A Grieving Father’s Journey to Wholeness and Healing by R. Glenn Kelly







The Memory Box: A Box About Grief by Joanna Rowland (a good book for a young child/sibling)






Men and Miscarriage: A Dad’s Guide to Grief, Relationships, and Healing After Loss by Aaron & MJ Gouveia






Still: Making A Whole When Parts Go Missing by Dr. Kimber Del Valle






Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death by Bonnie Zucker (a good book for a young child/sibling)







A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis






There Is No Good Card For This: What to Say and Do When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love by Kelsey Crowe & Emily McDowell (A great book for a family member or friend looking to learn how to help a parent after loss)






Ida, Always by Caron Levis (a good book for a young child/sibling) 





The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerffeld (a good book for a young child/sibling) 









The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers (a good book for a young child/sibling) 







Lost in the Clouds by Tom Tinn-Disbury (a good book for a young child/sibling) 







A Diary to My Babies by Carmen Grover








From Father to Father by Emily R. Long







Welcome to the Sh!t Club by Jason Dykstra








He Lost His Baby Too by Kelly Farley with David Dicola








Asher My Son by Kavin J. Ley








Daddy and the Two Bears by Gary Anderson