Educational Support

The following is a list of recommended references and books to help parents, teachers and children.


References for Adults – (Families, Teachers and other Healthcare professionals)

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation Resource Guide for Parents of Children with Brain or Spinal Cord Tumors, 4th edition.

If I Get to Five: What Children Can Teach Us about Courage and Character, by Fred Epstein, MD.

The Grieving Child: A Parent’s Guide by Helen Fitzgerald, Fireside Books.

Talking About Death: A dialogue Between Parent and Child by Earl A. Grollman, Beacon Press.

Helping Bereaved Children by Nancy Boyd Webb, The Guilford Press.

“Helping Children Cope With Loss.” By Brodkin, A. & Coleman, M. Instructor (5), 24-25, 1994.

Books for Children

Parker’s Brain Storm, written and illustrated by Jennifer A. Moliterno for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.

Jenna’s Story: Some Things Stayed the Same, by Jenna Kamil

When I Die, Will I Get Better? By Joeri and Piet Breetbart, Peter Bedrick Books

I Had a Friend Named Peter by Janice Cohn, William Morrow.

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? By Trevor Romain, Free Spirit Publishing.

When Someone Dies by Sharon Greenlee, Peachtree Publishers.

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Mellonie, Bryan and Robert Ingpen

What Jenna Left Us

The story of how a school community dealt with the death of a young child.

by Dr. Abby Barry Bergman, Principal, The Ralph S.Maugham School, Tenafly, NJ

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