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FAMILY LIFE: Death


FAMILY LIFE: Death

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Looking for Bapu Juvenile Book Looking for Bapu

Banerjee, Anjali.
J BANERJE

When his beloved grandfather dies, eight-year-old Anu feels that his spirit is near and will stop at nothing to bring him back, including trying to become a Hindu holy man. Anu's beloved grandfather Bapu moved from India to Anu's home in the Pacific Northwest when Anu was small, and Anu is devastated when Bapu dies. But when he is visited by Bapu's ghost, he knows that there must be a way to bring him back to life -- he's just not sure how. Anu enlists his friends Izzy and Unger to help him. From shaving his head to making up fortunes in the hope of becoming more holy, Anu tries everything. He even journeys to the island of the Mystery Museum. Perhaps there, Karnak the Magician will be able to help? Grades 4-7




And what comes after a thousand? book And what comes after a thousand?

Bley, Anette.
E BLEY

This quiet, gentle, heart-warming book is meant to be shared. A book about love and friendship, and then about loss. PreSchool-Grade 2




I remember Miss Perry book I remember Miss Perry

Brisson, Pat.
E BRISSON

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. Grades 1-3




When dinosaurs die :  a guide to understanding death book When dinosaurs die : a guide to understanding death

Brown, Laurene Krasny.
E 155.937 BROWN

Explains in simple language the many different ways people may die, the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one, and the ways to honor the memory of someone who has died. K-Grade 3




Talking about death book Talking about death

Bryant-Mole, Karen.
E 155.937 BRYANT

Focuses on death as part of a natural cycle and as part of the entire process of life; also discusses common responses to death. Grades 1-4




The fall of Freddie the leaf :  a story of life for all ages Juvenile Book The fall of Freddie the leaf : a story of life for all ages

Buscaglia, Leo F.
J 128.5 BUSCAGL

The story of how Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally falling to the ground with a winter's snow, is an inspiring allegory illustrating the delicate balance between life and death. PreSchool-Grade 2




Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs book Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

De Paola, Tomie.
E DE PAOL

Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable death. PreSchool-Grade 2




Saying goodbye to Lulu book Saying goodbye to Lulu

Demas, Corinne.
E DEMAS

This beautiful and touching story about a young girl who must say goodbye to her beloved, aged dog will touch anyone who has ever experienced a loss. PreSchool-Grade 2




Always and forever book Always and forever

Durant, Alan.
E DURANT

With thoughtful, delicate illustrations by acclaimed artist Debi Gliori, this gentle story is just right for anyone who has experienced the loss of a love. PreSchool-Grade 3




Remembering Grandpa book Remembering Grandpa

Krishnaswami, Uma, 1956-
E KRISHNA

When Grandma comes down with a "bad case of sadness" one year after Grandpa's death, Daysha collects objects that will remind her grandmother of Daysha's grandfather. K-Grade 3




A gift for Abuelita :  celebrating the Day of the Dead book A gift for Abuelita : celebrating the Day of the Dead

Luenn, Nancy.
E LUENN

After her beloved grandmother dies, Rosita hopes to be reunited with Abuelita as she prepares a gift to give her when her family celebrates the Day of the Dead. Grades 2-5




Annie and the Old One book Annie and the Old One

Miles, Miska.
E MILES

A Navajo girl unravels a day's weaving on a rug whose completion, she believes, will mean the death of her grandmother. Grades 4-7




Big Cat Pepper book Big Cat Pepper

Partridge, Elizabeth.
E PARTRID

Big Cat Pepper has always been part of the family, but after he grows very old and dies, the boy who loves him comes to understand his mother's reassurance that "his spirit is forever and can fly, fly, fly." Grades K-3




Nana's big surprise book Nana's big surprise

Perez, Amada Irma.
E PEREZ

Nana's visit from Mexico should be a joyous occasion. But this summer she's coming to California because Tata has died. PreSchool-Grade 2




The purple balloon book The purple balloon

Raschka, Christopher.
E RASCHKA

When a child becomes aware of his pending death and is given the opportunity to draw his feelings, he will often draw a blue or purple balloon. In conjunction with Childrens Hospice International (CHI), 2006 Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka creates a moving and sensitive book. Grades 1–4




When a pet dies book When a pet dies

Rogers, Fred.
E 155.937 ROGERS

Explores the feelings of frustration, sadness, and loneliness that a youngster may feel when a pet dies. PreSchool-Grade 2




The tenth good thing about Barney book The tenth good thing about Barney

Viorst, Judith.
E VIORST

Barney was a cat. He died last Friday. And everyone was sad. They did what most people do when a cat they like dies. They had a funeral. And then they tried to think of good things about him. They wanted to remember him as he was; and they thought about some other things, too. Whenever a cat dies, or a dog, or a bird, or any friend, it can be a little like this story about Barney. PreSchool-Grade 2




City Dog, Country Frog book City Dog, Country Frog

Willems, Mo.
E WILLEMS

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. Preschool-Grade 2




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