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Picture Books

Always and Forever by Alan Durant
Picture Books DUR
A family of forest animals learns to cope with the death of a loved one.

And what Comes After a Thousand?
by Anette Bley
Picture Books BLE
A little girl comes to understand that memories live beyond death.

Anna's Corn by Barbara Santucci
Picture Books SAN
Planting corn her grandfather left her helps Anna to remember him.

The Cat Next Door by Betty Ren Wrigth
Picture Books WRI
After Grandma dies the annual visit to her summer cabin is not the same.

Fox Song by Joseph Bruchac
Picture Books BRU
After the death of her Indian great-grandmother, Jamie remembers the many speical things about her.

The Granddad Tree by Trish Cooke
Picture Book Shelves COO
The changing nature of their apple tree, as it grows and goes through the seasons, reminds Leigh and Vin of their grandfather.


I Remember Miss Perry by Pat Brisson
Picture Book Shelves BRI

When his teacher, Miss Perry, is killed in a car accident, Stevie and his elementary school classmates take turns sharing memories of her.

In the Piney Woods By Roni Schotter
Picture Book Shelves SCH
Grandpa and his granddaughter spend his last summer visiting and enjoying the pine woods near their house.

Liplap’s Wish By Jonathan London
Picture Book Shelves LON
As he builds a snowbunny, Liplap feels something is missing and wishes his grandmother was with him.

The Memory String by Eve Bunting
Picture Book BUN
While still grieving for her mother and unable to accept her stepmother, a girl clings to the memories represented by forty-three buttons on a string.

My Grandma Leonie by Bijou Le Tord
Picture Books LET
A child describes all the things she did with her grandmother and how she felt when her grandmother died.

Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs
by Tommie De Paolo
Picture Books DEP
A small boy enjoys his relationship with his grandmother and his great-grandmother, but he learns to face their inevitable death.

Old Pig by Margaret Wild
Picture Books WIL
Because Old Pig knows that her time to die is near, she takes a slow walk with Granddaughter for one last time.

The Purple Ballonby Chris Raschka
Picture Books RAS
Discusses how good it is that so many people help when a person dies, from medical staff to clergy, friends and family.

Rudi’s Pond by Eve Bunting
Picture Books BUN

When a sick boy dies, his friends and classmates remember him by building a schoolyard pond in his memory.

Sophie by Mem Fox
Picture Books FOX
As Sophie grows bigger and her grandfather gets smaller, they continue to love each other very much.

A Story for Hippo: A book about loss By Simon Puttock
Picture Books PUT
Hippo and Monkey are best friends and when the wise old Hippo dies, Monkey remembers stories about Hippo.

That Summer By Tony Johnston
Picture Books JOH
A family, including a child who is dying, sews together a quilt of memories and love.

Thank you, Grandpa By Lynn Plourde
Picture Books PLO
On her many walks with her grandfather, a young girl learns to appreciate life and deal with death.

The Wishing Tree By Roseanne Thong
Picture Books THO
Ming remembers his grandmother and their lunar New Year traditions.

Picture Books - Loss of a Pet

The Berenstain Bears Lose a Friend by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Picture Books BER

The Best Cat in the World by Leslea Newman
Picture Books NEW

Dribbles by Connie Heckert
Picture Books HEC

The Forever Dog by Bill Cochran
Picture Books COC

Goodbye Mitch by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur
Picture Books WAL

Goodbye, Mousieby Robie Harris
Picture Books HAR


Jim's Dog Muffins by Miriam Cohen
Picture Books COH

Saying Goodbye to Lulu by Corrinne Demas
Picture Books DEM

Sammy in the Sky by Barbara Walsh
Picture Books WAL

Toby by Margaret Wild
Picture Books WIL

Picture Books in Parent/Teacher Collection

My Grandfather's House by Bruce Coville
Parent/Teacher Shelves JE/COV

Where Do People Go When They Die? by Mindy Avra Portnoy
Parent/Teacher Shelves JE/POR

I Had a Friend Named Peter: talking to children about the death of a friend by Janice Cohn
Parent/Teacher Shelves JE/C

Is Grandpa Wearing a Suit? by Amelie Fried
Parent/Teacher Shelves JE/FRI

Molly's Rosebush by Janice Cohn
Parent/Teacher Shelves JE/C

Samantha Jane's Missing Smile: A story about coping with the loss of a parentby Julie Kaplow
Parent/Teacher Shelves JE/KAP

Saying Goodbye to Daddy by Judith Vigna
Parent/Teacher Shelves JE/V

Where Are You? A Child's Book About Loss by Laura Olivieri
Parent/Teacher Shelves JE/O

Heavenby Nicholas Allen
Parent/Teacher Shelves JE/A

Non-Fiction Books abut Grief, Death and Loss

A Candle for Grandpa: A Guide to the Jewish Funeral for Children and Parents by David Techner
Youth Non-Fiction J393.23 T

Children Also Grieve: Talking About Death and Healing by Linda Goldman
Youth Non-Fiction J155.937 G

Coping When A Parent Dies by Janet Grosshandler
Youth Non-Fiction J155.937 G

Coping with Grieving and Loss by Sandra Giddens
Youth Non-Fiction J152.4 G

Dealing with Terminal Illness in the Family by Heather Lehr Wagner
Youth Non-Fiction J155.937 W

Dealing with the loss of a loved one By Sara L Latta
Youth Non-fiction J155.937 L

Death and dying By Pete Sanders
Youth Non-fiction J155.937 S

Don’t Despair on Thursday By Adolph Moser
Youth Non-fiction J152.4 M

The fall of Freddie the leaf: a story of life for all ages By Leo Buscaglia
Youth Non-fiction J 155.937 B

I Miss You: A First Look at Deathby Pat Thomas
Youth Non-Fiction J155.937 T

Jungle Journey by Barbara Betker McIntyre
Youth Non-Fiction J155.937 M

Lost and Found: A Kid's Book for Living through Loss by Marc Gellman
Youth Non-Fiction J152.4 G

Meeting Deathby Margaret O. Hyde
Youth Non-Fiction J155.937 H

Remembering Mama By Dara Dokas
Youth Non-Fiction J152.4 D

What’s Heaven? By Maria Shriver Youth Non-fiction
J155.937 S

When Dinosaurs Die: a guide to understanding death By Laurence Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
Youth Non-fiction J155.937 B

When I die, will I get better? By Joeri Brebaart
Youth Non-fiction J155.937 B

When someone dies By Sharon Greenlee
Youth Non-fiction J155.937 G

Why do People Die? Helping your Child Understand By Cynthia MacGregor
Youth Non-fiction J155.937 M

Non-Fiction: Loss of a Pet

Remembering Pets: A Book for Children Who Have Lost a Special Friend By Gina Delpra-Berman
Youth Non-fiction J155.937 D

When a Pet Dies By Fred Rogers
Youth Non-fiction J155.937 R

Non-Fiction: Parent/Teacher Collection

Lifetimes: The beautiful way to explain death to children By Bryan Mellonie
Parent/teacher Shelves J 155.937 M

Healing a Child’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends & Caregivers By Alan Wolfelt
Parent/teacher Shelves J155.9 W

Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for helping kids cope when someone special dies By Janis Silverman
Parent/teacher Shelves J155.937 S

Sad Isn’t Bad: a Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss By Michaelene Mundy
Parent/teacher shelves J155.937 M

Adult Non-Fiction

Guiding your child through grief By Mary Ann Emswiler
Adult Non-fiction 155.937 E

The grieving child By Helen Fitzgerald
Adult Non-fiction 155.937 F

 


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