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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: Life is like the wind

    A BIG HUG BOOK: Life is like the wind

    by Shona Innes

    The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. Life is like the Wind focuses on the complexities around death, loss...

  • Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between

    Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between

    by Bryan Mellonie & Robert Ingpen

    Have you ever wondered why a butterfly lives for only a few weeks? Or why a tree lives for hundreds of year? You may have been sad when someone in your family, or a favourite pet became sick and died. There is a beginning and an ending to everything that is alive. In between is a lifetime. Dying is a much a part of living as being born. Beginnings and Endings is a moving book for children of all ages, even parents too. It lets us explain life...

  • Ben's Flying Flowers

    Ben's Flying Flowers

    by Inger Maier

    "I'm never drawing happy pictures again." Day after day Emily draws pictures of dark clouds with rain, and houses with tiny windows and doors. She misses Ben so much. When Emily loses her brother after a long illness, she feels alone, angry, and very, very sad. With the understanding and support of her parents, Emily learns that it helps when she snuggles with her parents. It helps when she talks about her feelings and asks questions about Ben. And it helps when she does regular kid stuff, too....

  • Dan's Grandpa

    Dan's Grandpa

    by Sally Morgan

    Dan's Grandpa tells the story of an Aboriginal boy coming to terms with the death of his grandfather. Young Dan recalls the companionship and instructive experiences he shared with his grandfather, fishing in the mangroves, dancing and stories. Grandpa dies and the loss is marked by the disappearance of Grandpa's pet Cocky. The boy's grief evaporates with the joyous return of the Cocky who, to the boy, is Grandpa still looking after him. First published in 1966 and having sold over 17,000 copies, this deeply spiritual and poignant re-issue...

  • I Have a Question about Death: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Special Needs

    I Have a Question about Death: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Special Needs

    by Arlen Gaines & Meredith

    "What does it mean when someone dies?" "Why did someone I love have to die?" This book asks questions like these that a child might have about death before offering answers. It uses straightforward text, illustrations and a social story format to explain what death means specifically to children with ASD and other Special Needs aged 5-11. Death is a difficult topic for any parent or educator to explain to a child, perhaps even more so when the child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Special Needs....

  • It's Just Different Now

    It's Just Different Now

    by Linda Epsie

    A compassionate book which will help many children come to terms with their grief at parental separation. Written by an accredited grief counseller and educator.  *A book about children’s grief after separation and divorce* "A moving, compassionate and beautifully illustrated book…the simplicity of language used and the powerful colour and clarity of the illustrations is symbolic of an underlying truth – that pain faced boldly in the light of day eventually loses some of its ferocious intensity …its message has the power to touch us all." *- Dianne Mc Kissock OAM, relationship...

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