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Kaitlin Atkinson Family Resource Library

The Kaitlin Atkinson Family Resource Library has resource materials on grief and bereavement. There you will find:

  • Books, videos, and DVDs that you may borrow for two weeks
  • Computers where you can search the Internet
  • Library staff and volunteers to help you with your questions

The library is located on the First (lower) Level at CHEO, across from the elevators. It is open 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. It is free and open to the public.

Books and Videos


  • Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope, O’Toole D., Celo Press, 1988
  • The Happy Funeral, Bunting E., Harper and Row, 1982
  • I Miss You- A First Look at Death, Thomas Pat
  • The Kissing Hand, Penn Audrey, Child and Family Press, ISBN 0-87868-585-5
  • Lifetimes, Mellonie B., Ingpen R., Paper Tiger, 1993,


  • Adieu, Veia!  – Antoine Schneider, 1998
  • Annie and the Old One – Patricia Miles Martin, Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1971
  • Au revoir, Camille! – Sylvie Desrosiers, Editions de la Courte Échelle, 2000
  • Ben’s Flying Flowers –  Inger M. Maier, 2004
  • Beyond the Ridge – Paul Gobie, Aladdin Paperbacks, 1993
  • Boule de Rêve – Lise Thouin, Leucan, 1993
  • Don’t Despair on Thursdays – Adolph Moser, Landmark Editions, 1996
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf – Leo Buscaglia, Publishers Holt, Rinehard and Winston 1983
  • Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying – Joyce C. Mills, Magination Press, 1993, ISBN 0-945354-53-3
  • The Healing Book: Facing the Death, and Celebrating the Life of Someone You Love – Ellen Sabin, 2006
  • It Must Hurt a Lot: A Book About Death and Learning and Growing – Doris Stanford, Multnomah Press, 1986
  • Kolie and the Funeral – Kicker R., Thanos Institute, 1988
  • The Remembering Box – Eth Clifford, Houghton, Mifflin, 1992
  • There Is A Rainbow Behind Every Dark Cloud – Gerald G. Jampolsky ISBN 0-89087-253-8, 1978
  • Thumpy’s Story: A Story of Love and Grief Shared by Thumpy the Bunny – Gerald G. Jampolsky, 1995
  • Sad Isn’t Bad – A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss – Michaelene Mundy, 1998
  • Someone Came Before You – Pat Schwiebert, 2007
  • Something Happened: A Book for Children and Parents who have Experienced Pregnancy Loss – Cathy Blanford, 2008
  • Someone Special Died- Joan Singleton Prestine, Fearon Teacher Aids, 1993, ISBN 0-86653-9298
  • Straight from the Siblings: Another Look at the Rainbow – Gloria Murray ISBN 0-89087-341-0
  • Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children – Doris Stickney, 2004


  • Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins – Trainsman, ES, Centering corp. 1992
  • Straight Talk about death – Grollman, E., Beacon Press, 1993
  • Zebra and other Stories. –  Potok, Knopf. 1998


  • After The Darkest Hour, The Sun Will Shine Again –  Mehren, Elizabeth, Fireside, 1997
  • A Child Dies – Arnold, Joan Hagan, Charles Press, 1994
  • The Deepening Shade – Barbara Sourkes, 1982
  • Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby – Deborah L Davis, Phd, 1991
  • Final Gifts – Callanan Maggie & Kelley Patricia, 1992
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart After Stillbirth – Alan Wolfelt, 2013
  • The Hospice Movement: A Better Way of Caring for the Dying – Sandol Stoddart, 1992
  • I’m Here to Help – Ray Catherine, 1995
  • In the Light of Dying, the Journals of a Hospice Volunteer – Taylor Joan Leslie, 1993
  • I Don’t Know What to Say – Robert Buckman, 1992
  • L’insoutenable absence: comment peut-on survivre à la mort de son enfant – Ryan, Regina Sara. Les Editions de l’Homme, 1995
  • Lorsque la vie éclate: l’impact de la mort d’un enfant sur la famille –  De Montigny, Francine et Beaudet Line. Editions du renouveau Pédagogique, 1997
  • Menya: An End of Life Story –  Wolfe Morris, 2003 
  • La Mort, Sanders, Pete. Editions École Active 2000
  • La Mort de votre enfant: dilemmes – Lee, Sheila Script. Pub. 1995
  • Parents en deuil, Schiff, Harriet Sarnoff – Editions Robert Laffont, 1984
  • Questions and Answers on Death and Dying – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, 1997
  • Si on parlait de la mort. Dolto-Tolitch, Catherine, Gallimard 1999
  • Talking About Death – Grollman E., Beacon Press, 1991
  • Tuesdays with Morrie – Alborn, Mitch, 1997 
  • Twelve Weeks in spring – Calwood June, 1986
  • Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart – Alan Wolfelt, 2009
  • When Autumn Comes, Creating Compassionate Care for the Dying – Bennett, Mary Jo, 2004
  • You are the Mother of all Mothers: A Message of Hope for the Grieving Heart – Angela Miller, 2014
  • Your Gift – Sharon Olson, 1987

Videos and /or DVD

  • Un enfant qui n’a pas pu vivre, Molenat Françoise. Les Films du Caducee, 1988
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Buscaglia, Leo, Canadian Learning Company
  • Inner Views of Grief, Canadian Learning Company
  • Letting go, Canadian Learning Company, 1993
  • Making Every Moment Count

Other Resources