Recommended Reading on Children and Teens

Recommended Reading


The Feelings Book, Lynda Madison, Pleasant Co. Publications, ISBN: 1-58485-528-2 (ages: 9-13)

The Next Place, Warren Hanson, Waldman House Press, ISBN: 0-931674-32-8 (ages 6 to adult)

When Dinosaurs Die, Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown, Little, Brown & Co. ISBN: 0-316-10917-7 (ages: 4-12)

The Invisible String, Patrice Karst, DeVorss Publications, ISBN: 0-87516-734-9

A Day With Dr. Waddle, Center for Basic Cancer Research, Kansas State University (ages: 4-12)

I Know I Made It Happen, Lynn Bennett Blackburn, Centering Corp., ISBN 1-56123-016-2 (ages: 6-12)

For teenagers:

When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens, National Cancer Institute, P222

When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens, National Cancer Institute, P223 Tear Soup, Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen, Grief Watch, ISBN: 0-9615197-6-2 (ages 10 to adult)

How It Feels When a Parent Dies, Jill Krementz, Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN: 0-394-75854-4

Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers, Earl A. Grollman, Beacon Press, ISBN: 0-8070-2501-1

Books for helpers:

When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness, Marge Heegaard, Woodland Press, ISBN: 0-9620502-4-5  (ages: 6-12)

What Does That Mean? Harold Ivan Smith and Joy Johnson, Centering Corp, ISBN:  1-56123-196-7

Preparing the Children, Kathy Nussbaum, Gifts of Hope, Kodiak, AK: 1998. ISBN: 0-9665496-0-0

Lean On Me, Doug Manning, In-Sight Books, Oklahoma City, OK: 1998. (for parents or helpers)

150 Facts About Grieving Children, Erin Linn, The Publisher’s Mark, Incline Village, NV: 1990. ISBN: 0-9614636-3-5