The following is a list of books that have we have found comforting and inspirational. Click on the book title and you will be linked to the purchase page at

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
Author Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping with the heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. A gentle guide for parents facing the death of a baby.

Water Bugs & Dragonflies
Lovely story of transformation written to help answer the many questions young children have about death. A comforting book for adults and children.

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?
This book provides brief and blunt answers to questions many children may have and adults may not consider - it touches on 'What is a Memorial Service', 'Where does the person go', 'Am I Going To Die Too?', 'Is the Death My Fault' as well as common feelings experienced while grieving. Each topic is brief and written for a child.

When Someone Very Special Dies
A book designed to help children express the many feelings they have when someone special dies though their own words and illustrations.

A beautifully written novel, Baby refers to both 12-year-old Larkin's infant brother who dies before the story begins, and Sophie, a baby left in a basket in the driveway of Larkin's home. A story of moving beyond a silent grief. For children ages 9 to 12.

The Worst Loss
Author Barbara Rosof, M.S. writes of families own stories as well as research on grieving the death of a child. A down-to-earth presentation with practical advice.

Grieving the Child I Never Knew
A Christian devotional companion includes Bible passages, prayer, questions and space for journaling. Written for those who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.

After the Death of a Child
In this book, author Ann Finkbeiner combines research and interviews of thirty parents whose children died of many different causes and ages. An account of how parents move through their grief, without letting go of their children.

When the Bough Breaks
A sensitive book shows bereaved parents how others have dealt with the death of a child, and the struggle to adjust to their new lives.