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.


Lucille Clifton, Ann Grifalconi
Description: Everett Anderson has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies
Call Number: E Cli
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Cecil Castellucci, Julia Denos
Description: When her grandmother, a devoted gardener, dies, a little girl inherits her gardening gloves and feels closer to her memory.
Call Number: E Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Max Haynes
Description: In the moments after grandmother has passed away, her spirit is at peace as she says goodbye to her sleeping family and her home.
Call Number: E Hay
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Adjoa J. Burrowes
Call Number: E Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
Description: Explores the difficult issue of death for young children, and helps them to understand their loss and to come to terms with their feelings.
Call Number: J 155.9 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Caron Levis, Charles Santoso
Description: A polar bear grieves over the loss of his companion, based on the real-life Gus and Ida of New York's Central Park Zoo.
Call Number: E Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2016
Robert N. Munsch, Janet Wilson
Description: 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.
Call Number: E Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Rebecca Cobb
Description: Daddy comforts and reassures a very young boy after Mommy dies.
Call Number: E Cob
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Tomie DePaola
Description: Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable death.
Call Number: E DeP 1998
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Sebastian Loth
Description: 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.
Call Number: E Lot
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Judith Vigna
Description: 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.
Call Number: E Vig
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Renee Londner, Martha Avilés Junco
Description: 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.
Call Number: E Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Warren Hanson
Description: An inspirational journey to a place where earthly hurts are left behind.
Call Number: E Han
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Christopher Raschka
Description: 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.
Call Number: E Ras
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Charlotte Moundlic, Olivier Tallec
Description: 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.
Call Number: E Mou
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Maria Shriver, Sandra Speidel
Description: 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.
Call Number: E Shr
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Laurene Krasny Brown, Marc Tolon Brown
Description: 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.
Call Number: J 155.937 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
Sheri Cooper Sinykin, Kristina Swarner
Description: 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.
Call Number: E Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2014
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Everett Anderson's Goodbye
Lucille Clifton, Ann Grifalconi
E Cli
Remembering Crystal
Sebastian Loth
E Lot
Grandma's Gloves
Cecil Castellucci, Julia Denos
E Cas
Saying Goodbye To Daddy
Judith Vigna
E Vig
Grandma's Gone To Live In The Stars
Max Haynes
E Hay
Stones For Grandpa
Renee Londner, Martha Avilés Junco
E Lon
Grandma's Purple Flowers
Adjoa J. Burrowes
E Bur
The Next Place
Warren Hanson
E Han
I Miss You : A First Look At Death
Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
J 155.9 Tho
The Purple Balloon
Christopher Raschka
E Ras
Ida, Always
Caron Levis, Charles Santoso
E Lev
The Scar
Charlotte Moundlic, Olivier Tallec
E Mou
Lighthouse : A Story Of Remembrance
Robert N. Munsch, Janet Wilson
E Mun
What's Heaven?
Maria Shriver, Sandra Speidel
E Shr
Missing Mommy
Rebecca Cobb
E Cob
When Dinosaurs Die : A Guide To Understanding Death
Laurene Krasny Brown, Marc Tolon Brown
J 155.937 Bro
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs
Tomie DePaola
E DeP 1998
Zayde Comes To Live
Sheri Cooper Sinykin, Kristina Swarner
E Sin