Book Titles and Links by Topic


The Kids’ Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions and Senses by Lauren Brukner

When Somebody Dies (wordless picture book) by Sheila Hollins, Sandra Dowling, & Noelle Blackman

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Coping With Grief and Loss from Indiana Center for Autism

Grief & Bereavement from Autism Now

How To Help When Your Loved One is Grieving (Down Syndrome) from Mass General for Children

The Boy With Big, Big Feelings by Britney Winn Lee

Listening to My Body by Gabi Garcia

Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking from Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach About Life: An Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger’s and Their Loved Ones by Catherine Flaherty


Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief by Claire Bidwell Smith

It’s OK That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool, Too) by Nora McInerney

Refuge in Grief

Hot Young Widows Club

Books on Grief for Children:

Ida, Always by Caron Levis & Charles Santoso

Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Brown

Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley


The Whole Brain Child by Dan Seigel

No-Drama Discipline by Dan Seigel

Positive Discipline book series by Jane Nelson

Me & My Feelings by Lauren Green Allen

The Big Life Journals

Siblings without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish


The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem