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Maier, Inger M.
Emily introduces her younger brother, Ben, to butterflies, which he calls "flying flowers," and when his illness makes him too weak to go see them she draws him pictures, but after his death she no longer wants to draw happy things. Includes note to parents.Find in catalog
Goldman, Linda, 1946-
Henry the dog explains how he felt after his grandfather died and how the children who make up his family felt and worked through their feelings of grief.Find in catalog
Davies, Benji author, illustrator.
After entering through a secret door with his grandfather, Syd is astonished to find himself on the deck of a ship bound for an island in the distance, but his amazement turns to sadness when his Grandad tells him he has decided to stay on the island and Syd must journey back home without him.Find in catalog
Zucker, Bonnie, 1974- author.
Sensitively written and gently illustrated, this book explains death in developmentally appropriate terms for two-and three-year-old children.Find in catalog
Azúa Kramer, Jackie
This profoundly moving tale about a grieving boy and an imaginary gorilla makes real the power of talking about loss. On the day of his mother's funeral, a young boy conjures the very visitor he needs to see - a gorilla. Wise and gentle, the gorilla stays on to answer the heart-heavy questions the boy hesitates to ask his father The gorilla knows that it helps to simply talk about the loss - especially with those who share your grief and who may feel alone too.Find in catalog
Grieving over the death of a special person, a young child creates a memory box to keep mementos and written memories of the loved one. Includes a guide for parents with information from a Christian perspective on helping manage the complex and difficult emotions children feel when they lose someone they love, as well as suggestions on how to create their own memory box.Find in catalog
Roberts, Jillian, 1971- author.
Using questions posed in a child's voice and answers that start simply and become more in-depth, this book allows adults to guide the conversation about grief to a natural and reassuring conclusion.Find in catalog