Who Wrote This?
"You have been my friend, that in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my web for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a while, we die.... By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle, Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that!" [Tell Me!]
Introducing the Concept of a Lifetime
Children also grieve: talking about death and healing
by Goldman, Linda
J 155.937 GOL
An illustrated, interactive storybook for bereaved children and those who care for them that follows Henry's progress through the different stages of bereavement and healing. (Told from the family pet's perspective)
Death and dying
by Sanders, Pete
J 155.937 SAN
Explores the feelings and issues that may arise after the death of a loved one and the importance of confronting such issues.
Lifetimes : a beautiful way to explain death to children
by Mellonie, Bryan
J 306.9 MEL
Tells about beginnings and endings, and about living in between for plants, animals and people.
Ricky and the squirrel
by Genechten, Guido van
While looking for chestnuts in the woods, Ricky finds a squirrel lying on the ground. Is he sleeping? Is he ill? Ricky's mother and father know the answer.
The dead bird
by Brown, Margaret Wise
When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave.
The fall of Freddie the leaf : a story of life for all ages
by Buscaglia, Leo
An allegory explaining the endless cycle of life describes how Freddie and the other leaves change with the seasons.
The goodbye book
by Parr, Todd
Illustrations and brief text relate how a person might feel when they lose someone they love.
When dinosaurs die: a guide to understanding death
by Brown, Laurie Krasny
J 155.937 BRO
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.
Death of a Pet or Other Animal
Alfie and the birthday surprise
by Hughes, Shirley
The death of Bob's cat prompts his friends and family to give Bob a surprise birthday party and a very special present.
Desser the best ever cat
by Smith, Maggie
A child describes how Desser the Cat had always been part of the family and how much he was loved even after he died.
by Harris, Robie H
A boy grieves for his dead pet Mousie, helps to bury him, and begins to come to terms with his loss.
Harry & Hopper
by Wild, Margaret
One day when Harry comes home from school, his faithful companion Hopper isn't there to greet him, in a touching story about the loss of a beloved pet.
I'll always love you
by Wilhelm, Hans
A child's sadness at the death of a beloved dog is tempered by the remembrance of saying to it every night, "I'll always love you."
Saying goodbye to Lulu
by Demas, Corinne
When her dog Lulu dies, a girl grieves but then continues with her life.
The Best cat in the world
by Newman, Leslea
A young boy deals with the loss of his beloved cat Charlie, eventually accepting the arrival of another, very different cat.
The Forever dog
by Cochran, Bill
Mike and his dog Corky plan to be best friends forever, so when Corky becomes sick and dies, Mike is angry about the broken promise.
The Old dog
by Zolotow, Charlotte
When a young boy finds his old dog dead one morning, he spends the rest of the day thinking about all the good times they had together.
The Tenth good thing about Barney
by Viorst, Judith
In an attempt to overcome his grief, a boy tries to think of the ten best things about his dead cat.
by Wild, Margaret
Sara's brothers think she doesn't love Toby anymore because he is old and smelly, but when it comes to the end of his life, the boys realize that she did love him as much as ever.
by Fox, Mem
Although he is a very tough pirate, Boris von der Borch cries when his parrots dies.
Up in heaven
by Chichester Clark, Emma
When Arthur's dog Daisy dies, she watches over him from heaven and eventually helps him find a new puppy.
When a pet dies
by Rogers, Fred
J 155.937 ROG
Explores the feelings of frustration, sadness, and loneliness that a youngster may feel when a pet dies.
Death of a Friend
A Story for Hippo: a book about loss
by Puttock, Simon
Hippo and Monkey are best, best, best friends and when the wise old Hippo dies, Monkey is very sad until Chameleon helps him remember the stories he and Hippo shared.
Always and forever
by Durant, Alan
Mole, Hare, and Otter are devastated when their beloved friend Fox dies. Squirrel helps them to realize that Fox will always and forever be in their hearts and memories.
Badger's parting gifts
by Varley, Susan
Badger's friends are sad when he dies, but they treasure the legacies he left them.
City dog, country frog
by Willems, Mo
Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country, he runs straight for Country Frog's rock to play games with him, but during the winter things change for them both.
by Levis, Caron
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.
Death of a Grandparent
A Campfire for Cowboy Billy
by Ulmer, Wendy K.
After a day of riding his stick horse, Splinter, across an imaginary landscape, Billy returns to the rooftop of his apartment to sit beneath the stars and remember Grandpa.
by Joosse, Barbara M.
While celebrating the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican girl remembers her wonderful grandmother who sang songs, made tortillas, chased monsters away, and loved butterflies.
Grandma lives in a perfume village
by Fang, Suzhen
Xiao Le's grandmother lives in a faraway village. A visit with Grandma is always a special event, but this time she is frail. With encouragement from his mom, Xiao Le plays with and helps Grandma. When Grandma dies shortly thereafter, Xiao Le comforts his mom--reminding her that when it rains, Grandma is washing her clothes in the sky ... and that although the Perfume Village in heaven cannot be reached by train, it can be accessed by the heart.
Grandma's purple flowers
by Burrowes, Adjoa J.
Hyacinth's grandmother explains that leaves fall and die because "everything has its time." After her grandmother becomes ill and dies during the winter, Hyacinth finds a way to cope in the spring, thanks to grandma's purple flowers.
by Hathorn, Libby
The grandmother's stories and her magic shoes help a young girl cope with the old woman's death.
by Russo, Marisabina
Her grandmother's boyfriend becomes Sarah's grandfather by marriage. Until his death when she is nine, Sarah and Grandpa Abe share many favorite things, like spaghetti.
Kaddish for Grandpa in Jesus' name, amen
by Howe, James
Five-year-old Emily tries to understand her grandfather's death by exploring the Christian and Jewish rituals that her family practices during and after his death.
by London, Jonathan
As he builds a snowman, Liplap feels something is missing and wishes his grandmother, who recently died, was with him.
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs
by De Paola, Tomie
A small boy enjoys his relationship with his grandmother and his great-grandmother, but he learns to face their inevitable death.
by Wild, Margaret
Old Pig spends special time with her granddaughter because she knows that her time to die is near.
Remembering Grandma = Recordando a Abuela
by Armas, Teresa
JEASY SP ARM
Lorena, who also misses her grandmother, hopes that the keepsakes in Grandma's carved chest will help ease Mama and Grandpa's grief.
The Goodbye boat
by Joslin, Mary
The author wrote this book to help her children cope with saying goodbye when their grandfather dies and to provide them with a message of hope.
The Grandad tree
by Cooke, Trish
The changing nature of their apple tree, as it grows and goes through the seasons, reminds Leigh and Vin of their grandfather, who is gone, but lives on in their memories.
The Language of doves
by Wells, Rosemary
Through her grandfather's stories, Julietta finds that she is linked to her beloved grandfather forever.
The Two of them
Describes the relationship of a grandfather and his granddaughter from her birth to his death.
by Shriver, Maria
After her great-grandmother's death, a young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions.
Where is Grandpa?
by Barron, T. A.
As his family reminisces after his beloved grandfather's death, a boy realizes that his grandfather is still with him in all the special places they shared.
Death of a Parent
Everett Anderson's goodbye
by Clifton, Lucille
Everett Anderson has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies.
by Napoli, Donna Jo
J PIC+ NAP
Grieving over her father's death from cancer, a young girl celebrates their last year together by making a book that includes mementos and a story.
Death of an Uncle
by Quinlan, Patricia
Joel is heartsick when his uncle Michael dies with AIDS, until he learns to comfort himself with good memories, like his uncle's favorite flowers, the tiger flowers.
Failing Health or Terminal Illness
I'll see you in my dreams
by Jukes, Mavis
A young girl imagines skywriting a loving message to her uncle while she travels to the hospital for a last visit.
by Tejima, Keizaburo
Too ill to fly with her family to their summer home, a young swan must remain behind despite their attention and encouragement.
The Purple balloon
by Raschka, Chris
Easy to read text reveals that dying is hard work, for the old and especially for the young, and how good it is that so many people help when a person dies