- Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children. (1983) Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen. Bantam Books.
- Tear Soup; A Recipe for Healing After Loss. (1999) Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen.
- Grief Watch, 2116 NE 18th Ave. Portland, Oregon, 97212. (503) 284-7426; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; webpage: www.griefwatch.com.
- The Next Place. (1997) Warren Hanson. Waldmann House Press.
- Water Bugs & Dragonflies; Explaining Death to Young Children. (2004) Doris Stickney; The Pilgrim Press, Cleaveland.
- When Someone Dies; Children’s Grief Workbook. Published by Twenty-Third Publications, P.O. Box 180, Mystic, CT 06355, 1-800-321-0411
PLANNING A FUNERAL SERVICE
- A Humanist Funeral Service. By Corliss Lamont.
- Celebration of Life; a Ten Step Planning Guide. By Sarah F.D. Hamam and Harriet Spradley Thompkins.
- Dealing Creatively with Death: A Manual of Death Education and Simple Burial. By Ernest Morgan.
- Exit Strategy: Thinking Outside the Box. By Michelle Cromer.
- Final Celebrations; A Guide for Personal and Family Funeral Planning. By Kathleen Sublette and Martin Flagg.
- Funerals without God: A Practical Guide to Non-Religious Funerals. By Jane Wynne Willson.
- Planning a Celebration of Life
PET GRIEF FOR CHILDREN
- For Every Dog An Angel (2004) Christine Davis
- Goodbye, Jake ((2007) By Bam Schildkraut
- I’ll Always love you (1985) Hans Wilhelm
- When a Pet Dies (1988) Fred Rogers
- The Legend of Rainbow Bridge (2007) William N. Britton
- Cat Heaven (1997) Cynthia Rylant
- Dog Heaven (1995) Cynthia Rylant
Books and Articles about Green Burial
- Going Out Green: One Man’s Adventure Planning his Own Burial. (2009) Bob Butz. Spirituality and Health Books
- Goodbye, Metal Casket; Hello Biodegradable Box: The American Way of Death is Going Green. Article by Eileen Finan.
- Grave Matters; a Journey Through the Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial. By Mark Harris.
Books on Death and Dying
- Dying Well; Peace and Possibiities at the End of Life. By Ira Byock, M.D.
- How Different Religions View Death and Afterlife. Edited by Chritopher Jay Johnson, PhS and Marasha G. McGee, PhD.
- How We Die; Relections on Lifes Final Chapter. By Sherwin B. Nuland.
- Profits of Death: An Insider Exposes the Death Care Industries. By Darryl J. Roberts.
- Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death. By Sarah York.
- The American Way of Death, Revisited. By Jessica Mitford.
- The Pagan Book of Living and Dying; Practical Rituals. Prayers, Blessings, and Meditations on Crossing Over. By Starhawk
- Western Attitudes Towards Death from the Middle Ages to the Present. By Philippe Aries.
For those with a sense of humor about death (but also very informative!!)
- I Died Laughing; Funeral Education with a Light Touch. By Lisa Carlson
- Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. By Mary Roach.
- Still; The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. By Mary Roach.
- Ask a Mortician, Episodes 1-6 on You Tube. Hilarious if you can appreciate a very quirky, humorous explanation of decomposition (her very favorite subject), cremation, etc.
Other web rescources
- http://www.memorialecosystems.com/ This is the website of the first nature preserve cemetery started in the U.S. It is a wonderful place and the inspiration to everyone considering this option.
- http://www.foxfieldpreserve.org to learn more about the nature preserve cemetery at The Wilderness Center.
- Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death. (2011) Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson. Upper Access, Inc.
- The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning (1969, 2000) Maurice Lamm; Jonathan David Publishers, Inc. Middle Village, NY.
- Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn As a Jew (1999) Anita Diamont
- Mourning and Mitzvah; A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner’s Path Through Grief to Healing. (2009) Anne Brener. Jewish Lights Publishing