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Loss of a Loved One

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Want to talk about death to a child who's lost a loved one?  These books may help.


Everett Anderson's goodbye Cover
Lucille Clifton
Ann Grifalconi
Everett Anderson has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies
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May 23, 2014
Grandma's gloves Cover
Cecil Castellucci
Julia Denos
When her grandmother, a devoted gardener, dies, a little girl inherits her gardening gloves and feels closer to her memory
E Cas
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May 23, 2014
Grandma's gone to live in the stars Cover
Max Haynes
In the moments after grandmother has passed away, her spirit is at peace as she says goodbye to her sleeping family and her home
E Hay
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May 23, 2014
Grandma's purple flowers Cover
Adjoa J. Burrowes
E Bur
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May 23, 2014
I miss you : a first look at death Cover
Pat Thomas
Lesley Harker
Explores the difficult issue of death for young children, and helps them to understand their loss and to come to terms with their feelings
J 155.9 Tho
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May 23, 2014
Lighthouse : a story of remembrance Cover
Robert N. Munsch
Janet Wilson
After her grandfather's funeral, Sarah wakes her father in the middle of the night so they can go to the lighthouse her grandfather loved and remember other night-time visits there
E Mun
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May 23, 2014
Missing mommy Cover
Rebecca Cobb
Daddy comforts and reassures a very young boy after Mommy dies
E Cob
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May 23, 2014
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs Cover
Tomie DePaola
Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable death
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May 23, 2014
Remembering Crystal Cover
Sebastian Loth
Zelda is a young duck that lives in the garden. Her friend Crystal is a turtle who is growing old. The two do many things together. One day Crystal is not in the garden. But friendship never dies
E Lot
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May 23, 2014
Saying goodbye to Daddy Cover
Judith Vigna
Frightened, lonely, and angry after her father is killed in a car accident, Clare is helped through the grieving process by her mother and grandfather
E Vig
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May 23, 2014
Stones for Grandpa Cover
Renee Londner
Martha Avilés Junco
After a year of missing his grandfather and remembering things they did together, a young boy and his family unveil Grandpa's tombstone, place stones on it, and share stories, knowing the memories will never be lost
E Lon
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May 23, 2014
The next place Cover
Warren. 1959- Hanson
An inspirational journey to a place where earthly hurts are left behind
E Han
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May 23, 2014
The purple balloon Cover
Christopher Raschka
Easy-to-read text reveals that dying is hard work, for the old and especially the young, and how good it is that so many people help when a person dies, from medical staff to clergy and friends to family members
E Ras
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May 23, 2014
The scar Cover
Charlotte Moundlic
Olivier Tallec
When his mother dies, a little boy is angry at his loss but does everything he can to hold onto the memory of her scent, her voice, and the special things she did for him, even as he tries to help his father and grandmother cope
E Mou
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May 23, 2014
What's heaven? Cover
Maria Shriver
Sandra Speidel
After her great-grandmother's death, a young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions. The many questions in this book--childlike and thought-provoking--are real, coming from Maria Shriver's own children, nieces and nephews when her grandmother Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy passed away.
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May 23, 2014
When dinosaurs die : a guide to understanding death Cover
Laurene Krasny Brown
Marc Tolon Brown
Explains in simple language the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways to honor the memory of someone who has died
J 155.937 Bro
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May 23, 2014
Zayde comes to live Cover
Sheri Cooper Sinykin
Kristina Swarner
When Rachel's beloved grandfather, Zayde, comes to spend his last days with her family, she worries what will happen when he dies, especially after friends tell her the Christian and Muslim beliefs about the afterlife
E Sin
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May 23, 2014
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Lucille Clifton
Ann Grifalconi
E
Judith Vigna
E Vig
Cecil Castellucci
Julia Denos
E Cas
Renee Londner
Martha Avilés Junco
E Lon
Max Haynes
E Hay
Warren. 1959- Hanson
E Han
Adjoa J. Burrowes
E Bur
Christopher Raschka
E Ras
Pat Thomas
Lesley Harker
J 155.9 Tho
Charlotte Moundlic
Olivier Tallec
E Mou
Robert N. Munsch
Janet Wilson
E Mun
Maria Shriver
Sandra Speidel
E Shr
Rebecca Cobb
E Cob
Laurene Krasny Brown
Marc Tolon Brown
J 155.937 Bro
Tomie DePaola
E DeP 1998
Sheri Cooper Sinykin
Kristina Swarner
E Sin
Sebastian Loth
E Lot