Resources in Caledon-Dufferin


Young Children (4-8 yr olds)

  • When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Kransny
  • Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie
  • I Miss You: A First Look at Death by Pat Thomas
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Older Children (9-12)

  • Children Also Grieve by Linda Goldman
  • Tear Soup: A recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schweibert and Chuck DeKlyen
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia

Youth (13-18)

  • Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love by Earl A. Grollman
  • The Last Invisible Boy by Evan Kuhlman

Parents (Supporting Children/Youth)

  • When a Parent is Sick: Helping Parents Explain Serious Illness to Children by Joan Hamilton
  • A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children by Phyilis Silverman


  • It’s OK that You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine
  • Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by Joanne Cacciatore
  • The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss by George Bonanno
  • Grieving: How to Go on Living when Someone You Love Dies by Therese Rando