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Death and Dying
I Remember Miss Perry
When his teacher, Miss Perry, is killed in a car accident, Stevie and his elementary school classmates take turns sharing memories of her, especially her fondest wish for each day.
When Dinosaurs Die : a guide to understanding death
Brown, Laurene Krasny.
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.
Castellucci, Cecil, 1969-
Heartbroken when her beloved grandmother passes away, a little girl works through her grief by resolving to keep their flower garden in bloom and remembering the loving times they shared.
The Forever Dog
Cochran, Bill, 1966-
Making a pact with his pet pooch, Corky, to stay together forever, little Mike doesn't know what to make of the situation when he comes home from school and finds Corky isn't there to greet him, in an emotional tale about love and loss.
Papa's New Home
Curtis, Jessica Lynn.
After her beloved grandfather dies, Jessie is very sad until Papa, now "shiny and twinkly," visits her one night to explain about death and give her a glimpse of Heaven.
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs.
DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable death.
The Heart and the Bottle
After safeguarding her heart in a bottle hung around her neck, a girl finds the bottle growing heavier and her interest in things around her becoming smaller.
Ben's Flying Flowers
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.
Why Do People Die? : helping your child understand death, with love and illustrations
Explains death, its effect on the living, and some of the beliefs, customs, and rituals associated with it.
When his mother dies, a little boy is angry at his loss and does everything he can think of to hold onto the memory of her scent, her voice and the special things she did for him, until his grandmother shows him another way to feel that his mom's love is near.
Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories
Penn, Audrey, 1947-
After his mother explains why his classmate is not returning to school, she teaches Chester Raccoon how to make a memory.
Thank You, Grandpa
On her many walks with her grandfather, a young girl learns to appreciate life and deal with death.
The Roller Coaster Kid
Rodman, Mary Ann.
Even though Zach finds roller coasters scary, he rides one with Grandpa in an attempt to make him happy again after Grandma's death.
And Still They Bloom : a family's journey of loss and healing
Emily and Ben cope with the loss of their mother to cancer and their relationships with their father, each other, and the people around them, in a story that uses nature as a backdrop for the cycle of life and emphasizes hope and healing.
Ladder to the Moon
Soetoro-Ng, Maya, 1970-
Suhaila's wish to know her deceased grandmother is granted when a golden ladder appears at her window and Grandma Annie invites her on a journey to the Moon, where they welcome people who are facing tragedy.
The Tenth Good Thing about Barney.
A little boy learns that even though his cat has died, he is still doing good things.
Harry & Hopper
Wild, Margaret, 1948-
One day when Harry comes home from school, his faithful companion Hopper isn't there to greet him, in a touching story about the process of healing after losing a beloved pet.
A Dog Called Homeless
Fifth-grader Cally Louise Fisher stops talking, partly because her father and brother never speak of her mother who died a year earlier, but visions of her mother, friendships with a homeless man and a disabled boy, and a huge dog ensure that she still communicates.
Sharing wonderful nature walks on the prairie with his beloved grandfather, young Jake initially resists and then considers his grandfather's request, made when the old man falls seriously ill, to rebuild the little sod house where he grew up.
Mick Harte was Here
Her world turned upside down when her brother Mick, one of the most alive people she knows, is killed in a bike accident, Phoebe Harte copes with terrible loss and sadness.
Bridge to Terabithia
Jess Aarons gains the strength to cope with unexpected tragedy by going to a secret kingdom in the woods invented by Leslie Burke, a newcomer to his rural Virginia community.
The Five Lives of our Cat Zook
As ten-year-old Oona and her younger brother conspire to break their sick cat Zook out of the veterinary clinic, Oona tells the story of Zook's previous lives.
After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.
Milo : sticky notes and brain freeze
Ever since his mother died, nothing has gone right for 13-year-old geek Milo Cruikshank, and his family and home just aren't the same, but Milo handles his frustrations with sincerity, humor and heart.
Jennie is as close to her grandfather as a mouse can be, and when he suddenly dies she keeps thinking she sees him turning a corner, sitting on a bench, heading for the pier, or walking along their beloved beach, seeking the elusive Queen's teacup seashell.