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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Death & Dying

After You Lose Someone You Love
After You Lose Someone You Love Advice and Insight From the Diaries of Three Kids Who've Been There By Dennison, Amy (Book - 2005 ) J155.937 DEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Three kids, ages 8(twins) and 4, tell what it was like when their dad died and give practical advice for overcoming loss and moving on with life. Ages 9-12

Always My Brother
Always My Brother By Reagan, Jean, 1965- (Book - 2009 ) E REAGAN Available in some locations

Annotation:After her big brother dies, Becky realizes that her brother would want her to be happy in spite of his absence. Ages 8-12

And What Comes After A Thousand?
And What Comes After A Thousand? By Bley, Anette (Book - 2007 ) E BLEY Available in some locations

Annotation:When her elderly friend dies, a little girl comes to understand that memories live beyond death. Ages 5-8

Bone Dog
Bone Dog By Rohmann, Eric (Book - 2011 ) E ROHMANN Available in some locations

Annotation:Although devastated when his pet dog dies, a young boy goes trick-or-treating and receives a timely visit from an old friend during a scary encounter with graveyard skeletons. Ages 4-8

Cat Heaven
Cat Heaven By Rylant, Cynthia (Book - 1997 ) E RYLANT Available in some locations

Annotation:Visit Cat Heaven where cats have an eternal supply of catnip, tuna, and warm laps. Ages 5-9

City Dog, Country Frog
City Dog, Country Frog By Willems, Mo (Book - 2010 ) E WILLEMS Available in some locations

Annotation: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 both of them. Ages 5-8

The Day Tiger Rose Said Goodbye
The Day Tiger Rose Said Goodbye By Yolen, Jane (Book - 2011 ) E YOLEN Available in some locations

Annotation:In her final moments, Tiger Rose reflects on her kittenhood and says goodbye to the creatures and joys of her world, before leaping into the blue sky to become an enduring part of nature. Ages 5-8

Each Little Bird That Sings
Each Little Bird That Sings By Wiles, Deborah (Book - 2006 ) J WILES Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 28 copies

Annotation:Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted with death since her family runs the funeral parlor in their small southern town, but even so the ten-year-old is unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that begins with the sudden death of her beloved great-uncle, Edisto. Ages 9-12

Getting Near to Baby
Getting Near to Baby By Couloumbis, Audrey (Book - 1999 ) J COULOUMBIS Available in some locations

Annotation:Although thirteen-year-old Willa Jo and her Aunt Patty seem to be constantly at odds, staying with her and Uncle Hob helps Willa Jo and her younger sister come to terms with the death of their family's baby. Ages 10-12

Good-bye, Jeepers
Good-bye, Jeepers What to Expect When your Pet Dies By Loewen, Nancy, 1964- (Book - 2012 ) E155.937 LOE Available in some locations

Annotation:When his pet guinea pig, Jeepers, dies, a boy's parents help him deal with the confusing emotions he feels and show him how to cope with the tough times. Ages 5-9

Good-bye, Sheepie
Good-bye, Sheepie By Burleigh, Robert (Book - 2010 ) E BURLEIGH Available in some locations

Annotation:A father teaches his young son about death and remembrance as he buries their beloved dog. Ages 4-8.

Grandma's Gloves
Grandma's Gloves By Castellucci, Cecil, 1969- (Book - 2010 ) E CASTELLUCCI Available in some locations

Annotation:When her grandmother, a devoted gardener, dies, a little girl inherits her gardening gloves and feels closer to her memory. Ages 5-8

Harry & Hopper
Harry & Hopper By Wild, Margaret, 1948- (Book - 2011 ) E WILD Available in some locations

Annotation:One day Harry comes home from school but his faithful companion Hopper isn't there to greet him. Ages 2-5

Kindred Souls
Kindred Souls By MacLachlan, Patricia (Book - 2012 ) J MACLACHLAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Ten year-old Jake shares a special bond with his grandfather, Billy, but when Billy asks Jake to build him a sod house, Jake is not sure he wants to do it. Ages 7-10

Mimi
Mimi By Newman, John (Book - 2011 ) J NEWMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Mimi is determined not to give up on anyone or anything, but ever since her mother died, her father never smiles, her sister Sally is always in a bad mood, her brother Conor keeps to himself, and even Sparkler the dog does not want to go for walks. Ages 9-12

Missing May
Missing May By Rylant, Cynthia (Book - 1992 ) J RYLANT Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 49 copies

Annotation:When Summer's Aunt May dies, Summer and her Uncle Ob discover what it takes to come to terms with the loss of a loved one and to find the desire to live life to its fullness. Ages 10-12

Mockingbird
Mockingbird By Erskine, Kathryn (Book - 2010 ) J ERSKINE Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 95 copies

Annotation:Possessing an absolute view of the world that categorizes everything as good or bad, Caitlin, an 11-year-old with Asperger's syndrome, relies on her older brother to explain in-between things until his death forces her to cope with confusing feelings and develop greater self-reliance. Ages 9-12

Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs By DePaola, Tomie, 1934- (Book - 1998 ) E DEPAOLA Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable death. Ages 3-7

Our Tree Named Steve
Our Tree Named Steve By Zweibel, Alan (Book - 2005 ) E ZWEIBEL Available in some locations

Annotation:When the builders arrive on the land, a family works together to save their tree from being removed while sharing tales of how important the tree has been to all of them throughout the many years together. Ages 5-8.

Pearl Verses the World
Pearl Verses the World By Murphy, Sally (Book - 2011 ) J MURPHY Available in some locations

Annotation:Pearl feels like an island in school, isolated and alone, but at home she feels loved and secure until her grandmother's illness changes the way Pearl views her world. Ages 8-12

Remembering Mrs. Rossi
Remembering Mrs. Rossi By Hest, Amy (Book - 2007 ) J HEST Available in some locations

Annotation:Although she loves her father, their home in New York City, and third-grade teacher Miss Meadows, Annie misses her mother who died recently. Ages 8-12

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes By Coerr, Eleanor (Book - 1999 ) JB SASAKI Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 37 copies

Annotation:Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy. Ages 8-12.

Saying Goodbye to Lulu
Saying Goodbye to Lulu By Demas, Corinne (Book - 2004 ) E DEMAS Available in some locations

Annotation:When her dog Lulu dies, a girl grieves but then continues with her life. Ages 3-7

Saying Good-bye to Uncle Joe
Saying Good-bye to Uncle Joe What to Expect When Someone You Love Dies By Loewen, Nancy, 1964- (Book - 2012 ) E155.937 LOE Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents advice for young readers on how to deal with the impact of the death of a close family member. Ages 5-8

Still My Grandma
Still My Grandma By Abeele, Veronique van den (Book - 2007 ) E ABEELE Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl describes her relationship with her grandmother, both before and after she contracts Alzheimer's disease. Ages 5-8

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney By Viorst, Judith (Book - 1987 ) E VIORST Available in some locations

Annotation:In an attempt to overcome his grief, a boy tries to think of the ten best things about his dead cat. Ages 5-9

Tough Boris
Tough Boris By Fox, Mem, 1946- (Book - 1994 ) E FOX Available in some locations

Annotation:Although he is a very tough pirate, Boris von der Borch cries when his parrot dies. Ages 5-9

Umbrella Summer
Umbrella Summer By Graff, Lisa, 1981- (Book - 2009 ) J GRAFF Available in some locations

Annotation:After her brother Jared dies, ten-year-old Annie worries about the hidden dangers of everything, from bug bites to bicycle riding, until she is befriended by a new neighbor who is grieving her own loss. Ages 9-12

When A Pet Dies
When A Pet Dies By Rogers, Fred (Book - 1998 ) E155.937 ROG Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the feelings of frustration, sadness, and loneliness that a child may feel when a pet dies. Ages 5-8

When Dinosaurs Die
When Dinosaurs Die A Guide to Understanding Death By Brown, Laurene Krasny (Book - 1996 ) E155.937 BRO Available in some locations

Annotation: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. Ages 5-8

When People Die
When People Die By Levete, Sarah (Book - 2009 ) J155.937 LEV Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes how people feel about death, discussing what happens when someone dies, why people die, and how to cope with grief. Ages 5-8


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