KCLS Recommends: Children's - Death & Dying
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
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
Annotation:After the death of his grandfather, Goob has a hard time getting back into his normal routine. But when all of his friends spend time with him doing the things he loves to do, he discovers ways to stop feeling so sad. Ages 3-7
Annotation:Kitty's friends attempt to get her dead goldfish to respond. When tickling its tummy and making waves in the bowl don't work, Giraffe breaks the bad news. A proper burial is held. After Kitty faithfully waters Fish's grave, since he "didn't like dirt, he liked water," a golden flower appears. Ages 2-5
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
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
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.
Annotation:The first part of the book is a short story about a girl whose great-grandmother dies while the last part of the book gives information about what happens and how one may feel when somebody they know dies. Ages 8-12
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.
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
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