A touching illustrated story about dying. In this story for children who may not survive their illness or who are facing the death of a loved one, Amanda the squirrel and Little Tree return. Once again, Amanda calls upon the Tree Wizards of the forest. This time it is to help Gentle Willow, who is suffering from a mysterious ailment, but the Tree Wizards are unable to help. Amanda's struggles with loss, confusion, anger, and finally, hope, mirror the emotions that all of us feel when facing death-our own or that of a loved one.
For ages 4-8 years
Grade 2-3-- A story about relationships, love and loss, survival and recovery. Jessie, James and William the cat live on a farm with fifty cattle, twenty chickens, four horses and three dogs. One day their lives are changed, never to be the same again. The combination of Margaret Wild's loving, poignant story and Julie Vivas's exquisite illustrations has produced a memorable picture book which will touch the hearts of young, and not-so-young, readers. *Author Bio:* *Margaret Wild* was born in South Africa and moved to Australia in 1972. She has been... More info
Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair. And it got worse... His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV! This handsome new edition of Judith Viorst's classic picture book is sure to charm readers of all ages. More info
In Why Must I Go To School?, Hugo doesn't feel like going to school and that makes him wonder why he must go to school. This book explores the world of learning. Where do we learn and who and what helps us learn? And what for? Children will recognise the characters from the BBC TV Cbeebies series, What's The Big Idea?. The book is part of a series which introduces young children aged 4+ to philosophy by exploring different emotions and ideas through a variety of amusing and... More info