Bereavement resources

Beyond words: Grieving when your child has died
Author/Publish/Date: Andrew Thompson and Tricia Irving Hendry. Skylight (2012).
ISBN: 9780987654007

By My Side: stories of parents whose child has died from cancer
Author: Leigh Donovan in collaboration with Redkite (2016)

Coping with grief
Author/Publisher/Date: Mal McKissock & Dianne McKissock. ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1995).
ISBN: 0733304389, 9780733304385

Healing together: A couple’s guide to coping with trauma & post-traumatic stress
Author/Publisher/Date: Suzanne B. Phillips & Dianne Kane. New Harbinger Publications (2009).
ISBN: 1572245441, 9781572245440

Hello from heaven!: a new field of research, after-death communication, confirms that life and love are eternal
Author/Publisher/Date: Bill Guggenheim & Judy Guggenheim. Bantam Books (1997).
ISBN: 0553576348, 9780553576344

Now that the funeral is over: Understanding the effects of grief
Author/Publisher/Date: Doris Zagdanski. Hill of Content (1997).
ISBN: 0855722789, 9780855722784

Oscar and the lady in pink
Author/Publisher/Date: Eric- Emmanuel Schmitt. Atlantic Books, Limited (2008).
ISBN: 1843548860, 9781843548867

Single parent grief
Author/Publisher/Date: Sherokee Ilse. A Place to Remember (1994).

The bereaved parent
Author/Publisher/Date: Harriet Sarnoff Schiff. Crown Publishing Group (2012).
ISBN: 0307817377, 9780307817372

The grief of our children
Author/Publisher/Date: Dianne McKissock. Bereavement Care Centre (2009).
ISBN: 0980461723, 9780980461725

The little book of loss and grief you can read while you cry
Author/Publisher/Date: Liz Crowe, Michael Hanrahan Publishing (2014)
ISBN: 9780992454101

When bad things happen to good people
Author/Publisher/Date: Harold S. Kushner. Pan Books (2002).
ISBN: 0330490559, 9780330490559

The First Days and Weeks of Grief
Author/Publisher/Date: Lynne Ewart & Tricia Irving Hendry. Funeral Link (2011)
ISBN: 978-0-9864629-1-7

As the Months Go By…
Author/Publisher/Date: Lynne Ewart & Tricia Irving Hendry. Funeral Link (2011)
ISBN: 978-0-9864629-0-0

As the First Anniversary Approaches… and Beyond
Author/Publisher/Date: Lynne Ewart & Tricia Irving Hendry. Funeral Link (2011)
ISBN: 978-0-9864629-2

Annie M & Zheng Qu. Little Steps Publishing (2018)
Author/Publisher/Date: Annie M & Zheng Qu. Little Steps Publishing (2018)
ISBN: 9781925545562

Mother care: Physical care and beyond after a baby dies
Author/Publisher/Date: Sherokee Ilse, Inez Anderson & Mary Funk. Wintergreen Press (1995).

The time in between – motherhood grief: Odes to mothers who have lost children
Author/Publisher/Date: Jan Hill & P. Hill. Flaskback Press (1994).
ISBN: 0646069004, 9780646069005

Healing a father’s grief
Author/Publisher/Date: William H. Schatz. Medic Publishing Company (2001).
ISBN: 0934230528, 9780934230520

Michael Rosen’s sad book
Author/Publisher/Date: Michael Rosen. Candlewick Press (2008).
ISBN: 0763641049, 9780763641047

Swallowed by a snake: The gift of the masculine side of healing
Author/Publisher/Date: Thomas R. Golden. Golden Healing Pub. (2000).
ISBN: 0965464911, 9780965464918

When a man faces grief/A man you know is grieving: 12 practical ideas to help you heal from loss/12 ideas for helping him heal from loss (2 part book for men and their partners)
Author/Publisher/Date: James E. Miller & Thomas Golden. Willowgreen Publishing (1998).
ISBN: 1885933274, 9781885933270

When men grieve: Why men grieve differently and how you can help
Author/Publisher/Date: Elizabeth Levang. Fairview press (1998)
ISBN: 1577490789, 9781577490784

For bereaved grandparents
Author/Publisher/Date: Margaret H. Gerner. Centering Corporation (1990).
ISBN: 1561230022, 9781561230020

Grandma’s tears: Comfort for grieving grandparents
Author/Publisher/Date: June Cerza Kolf. Baker Books (1995).
ISBN: 0801052645, 9780801052644

Grandparents cry twice: Help for bereaved grandparents
Author/Publisher/Date: Mary Loud Reed. Baywood Publishing Company (2000).
ISBN: 089503204X, 9780895032041

When a grandchild dies: What to do, what to say, how to cope
Author/Publisher/Date: Nadine Galinsky, Gal in Sky Publishing Company (1999).
ISBN: 0967441609, 9780967441603

Am I still a sister?
Author/Publisher/Date: Alicia M. Sims. Accord Inc. (1993).
ISBN: 0961899506, 9780961899509

On the wings of a butterfly: A story about life and death
Author/Publisher/Date: Marilyn Maple, Earl A. Grollman & Sandy Haight. Parenting Press, Inc. (1992).
ISBN: 0943990688, 9780943990682

Sibling grief: After miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death
Author/Publisher/Date: Sherokee Ilse, Linda Hammer Burns, Susan Erling Martinez. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Center (1984).

Finn’s Feather
Author/Publisher/Date: Rachel Noble & Zoey Abbott. Enchanted Lion Books (2018)
ISBN: 978-1-59270-274-9

A new star
Author/Publisher/Date: Helen Lucas. Random House Australia (1996).
ISBN: 0091829941, 9780091829940

A terrible thing happened
Author/Publisher/Date: Margaret M. Holmes. Dalmation Press (2001).
ISBN: 157759696X, 9781577596967

Badger’s parting gifts
Author/Publisher/Date: Susan Varley. HarperCollins (1992).
ISBN: 0688115187, 9780688115180

Children also grieve: Talking about death and healing
Author/Publisher/Date: Linda Goldman. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2005).
ISBN: 1843108089, 9781843108085

Gentle Willow: A story for children about dying
Author/Publisher/Date: Joyce C. Mills, Magination Press (2003).
ISBN: 1591470714, 9781591470717

Giraffes can’t dance
Author/Publisher/Date: Giles Andreae. Hodder Children’s Division (2009).
ISBN: 1408303620, 9781408303627

I miss you: A first look at death
Author/Publisher/Date: Pat Thomas. Barron’s Educational Series (2001).
ISBN: 0764117645, 9780764117640

It’s okay to be different
Author/Publisher/Date: Todd Parr. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2011).
ISBN: 0316186929, 9780316186926

Author/Publisher/Date: Bryan Mellonie, Robert Ingpen. Random House Publishing Group (1983).
ISBN: 0553344021, 9780553344028

Love is forever
Author/Publisher/Date: Casey Rislov, Casey Rislov Books (2013)
ISBN: 9780615884059

Muddles, puddles and sunshine
Author/Publisher/Date: Diana Crossley. Hawthorn Press (2010).
ISBN: 190345896X, 9781903458969

My many coloured days
Author/Publisher/Date: Dr Seuss. Random House Children’s Books (1998).
ISBN: 067989344X, 9780679893448

The flat rabbit
Author/Publisher/Date: Bardur Oskarsson, Owlkids (2014)
ISBN: 9781771470599

The heart and the bottle
Author/Publisher/Date: Oliver Jeffers, Philomel books (2010)
ISBN: 9780399254529

The huge bag of worries
Author/Publisher/Date: Virginia Ironside & Frank Rodgers. Trafalgar Square Books (2011).
ISBN: 1444902725, 9781444902723

The invisible string
Author/Publisher/Date: Patrice Karst. DeVross Publications (2000).
ISBN: 0875167349, 9780875167343

The kissing hand
Author/Publisher/Date: Audrey Penn. Tanglewood Press (2003).
ISBN: 1933718366, 9781933718361

The little tree
Author/Publisher/Date: Katsumi Komagata, One Stroke (2008)
ISBN: 5552001054

The next place
Author/Publisher/Date: Warren Hanson. Waldman House Press (1997)
ISBN: 0931674328, 9780931674327

Waterbugs and dragonflies: Explaining death to young children
Author/Publisher/Date: Doris Stickney. Bloomsbury (2002).
ISBN: 0826464580, 9780826464583

What’s dead mean?: How to help children cope with death
Author/Publisher/Date: Doris Zagdanski. Michelle Anderson Pub Pty Limited (2005).
ISBN: 0855723165, 9780855723163

When dinosaurs die: A guide to understanding death
Author/Publisher/Date: Laurene Krasny Brown & Marc Tolon Brown. Demco Media (1998).
ISBN: 0606173897, 9780606173896

When I miss you
Author/Publisher/Date: Cornelia Maude Spelman. Albert Whitman (2010).
ISBN: 0807589047, 9780807589045

10 pack journals: What on earth do you do when someone dies?
Author/Publisher/Date: Trevor Romain Company. Trevor Romain Company (2008).
ISBN: 1934365491, 9781934365496

I’ll always love you
Author/Publisher/Date: Hans Wilhelm. Paw Prints (2008).
ISBN: 1435294882, 9781435294882

Helping teens cope with death
Author/Publisher/Date: Dougy Centre for Grieving Children. Dougy Centre (1999).
ISBN: 1890534021, 9781890534028

Losing someone you love: When a brother or sister dies
Author/Publisher/Date: Elizabeth Richter. G.P Putnam’s Sons (1986).

Something I’ve never felt before: How teenagers cope with grief
Author/Publisher/Date: Doris Zagdanski. Hill of Content (1994).
ISBN: 0855721995, 9780855721992

Straight talk about death for teenagers: how to cope with losing someone you love
Author/Publisher/Date: Earl A. Grollman. Beacon Press (1993).

Remember the secret
Author/Publisher/Date: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Random House Children’s Books (2004).
ISBN: 1883672791, 9781883672799

The grief book: strategies for young people
Author/Publisher/Date: Elizabeth Vercoe & Kerry Abramowski. Black Dog books (2004).
ISBN: 1876372524, 9781876372521

When a friend dies: A book for teens about grieving and healing
Author/Publisher/Date: Marilyn E. Gootman & Pamela Espeland. Turtleback Books(2005).
ISBN: 1417689684, 9781417689682

I don’t know what to say: how to help and support someone who is dying
Author/Publisher/Date: Rob Buckman. Key Porter Books (1998).
ISBN: 1550130706, 9781550130706

Helping the bereaved
Author/Publisher/Date: (2008)

Stuck for words: What to say to someone who is grieving
Author/Publisher/Date: Doris Zagdanski. Hill of Content (1994).
ISBN: 0855722371, 9780855722371

Coping with sorrow, loss and grief
Author/Publisher/Date: Lifeline Australia. (2009).
35 ways to help a grieving child
Author/Publisher/Date: Amy R. Barrett & Dougy Centre for Grieving Children. Dougy Centre for Grieving Children (1999).
ISBN: 189053403X, 9781890534035

Bereaved children and teens: A support guide for parents and professionals
Author/Publisher/Date: Earl A. Grollman. Beacon Press (1996).
ISBN: 0807023078, 9780807023075

Can I take my panda Daddy?
Author/Publisher/Date: Gregory Crooks. Boolarong Press (2005).
ISBN: 1921054549, 9781921054549

Children’s grief: A guide for parents
Author/Publisher/Date: Pam Heaney. Longacre (2004).
ISBN: 1877135992, 9781877135996

Children grieve, too: Helping children cope with grief
Author/Publisher/Date: Joy Johnson & Marvin Johnson. Centering Corporation (1998).
ISBN: 1561231061, 9781561231065

Children mourning, mourning children
Author/Publisher/Date: Kenneth Doka. Taylor & Francis (1995).
ISBN: 1560324473, 9781560324478

Helping children cope with death
Author/Publisher/Date: Dougy Centre for Grieving Children. Dougy Centre for Grieving Children (1997).
ISBN: 1890534005, 9781890534004

Helping children cope with the loss of a loved one: A guide for grownups
Author/Publisher/Date: William C. Kroen. Free Spirit Publishing (1996).
ISBN: 1575420007, 9781575420004

What about the kids? Understanding their needs in funeral planning & services
Author/Publisher/Date: Dougy Center for Grieving Children. Dougy Center for Grieving Children (1999)
ISBN: 1890534048, 9781890534042

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings
Author/Publisher/Date: Jo Witek & Christine Roussey. Abrams (2014)
ISBN: 978-1-4197-1310-1

Adam Gets Back in the Game
Author/Publisher/Date: Greg Adams & Paige Mason. Et Alia Press (2019)
ISBN: 978-1-944528-84-3

Resources for professionals working in the context of loss, grief and bereavement can be accessed at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.

Contact us

Children’s Health Queensland Bereavement Service
For bereavement support contact:
t: 1800 080 316 (toll free)

Useful links

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.