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  • Ammuchi Puchi

    Ammuchi Puchi

    by Sharanya Manivannan

    When Anjali and I were really little, we were sort of afraid of our grandmother, Ammuchi… Aditya and Anjali love listening to their grandmother’s stories, particularly the scary one about the ghost in the tree. But the night their grandmother passes away, all her stories seem to lose their meaning. Then something happens that is more mysterious and magical than any story. Could their grandmother still be with them after all? A poignant and moving story about bereavement and healing. Stunningly illustrated and told in gorgeous poetic prose. *Author Bio:* *Sharanya...

  • Ben's Flying Flowers

    Ben's Flying Flowers

    by Inger Maier

    Ben's Flying Flowers follows Emily as she tries to overcome her grief following her brother's death. As time passes, Emily finds a way to remember her brother and grows to understand that although Ben has died, her happy memories of him can continue to live on.

  • Chasing Shadows

    Chasing Shadows

    by Corrine Fenton

    Soft cover (Picture book) Age range 5 + Beth is a young girl whose mother has recently died (evident only in the illustrations of photographs of her mother and a wreath hanging on the front door.) Since her mother died, Beth has been sad and depressed and will not talk. Beth’s father buys a puppy, thinking it will help, but from the time he brings Patches home, Beth seems disinterested. Sometimes she appears to be watching him, but her life is full of shadows, the memories of her mum...

  • Clouds and Clocks: A Story for Children Who Soil, Second Edition

    Clouds and Clocks: A Story for Children Who Soil, Second Edition

    by Matthew Galvin

    Andrew’s father died when he was a baby, his mother is away all day at work, and now his beloved grandfather must go to the hospital. Upset and worried, Andrew begins to soil. With a visit to the paediatrician and to a therapist, Andrew gets the treatments he needs to feel better and start using the toilet again. This book contains a Note to Parents by psychologist Virginia Shiller, PhD, on the topic of soiling (encopresis), its causes, and its treatment.

  • Finn's Feather

    Finn's Feather

    by Rachel Noble

    Finn knows his brother is gone. But he also knows that Hamish sent the beautiful white feather on his doorstep. Finn runs to shows his mother the feather from Hamish, but she only gives him a big hug. In school, Finn’s teacher responds similarly. Why isn’t anyone as excited as he is? Finn sits quietly, cradling the beautiful, amazing feather. “Why did Hamish give it to you?” asks his friend, Lucas. “Maybe he wanted to say hi?” wonders Finn. “Maybe,” Lucas says, “Hamish wanted you to have fun...

  • Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying 2ed

    Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying 2ed

    by Joyce Mills and Joyce C Mills

    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...

  • Goodbye Grandma: A lift-the-flap book to help very young children cope with bereavement.

    Goodbye Grandma: A lift-the-flap book to help very young children cope with bereavement.

    by Melanie Walsh

    When a little boy is told that his grandma has died, he isn’t really sure what death means. In this reassuring lift-the-flap book with bold and colourful illustrations, he asks his mum important questions about death and bereavement. Why do people have to die? What happens to them once they are dead? What can he do to remember his grandma? Through this gentle dialogue between parent and child, Melanie Walsh sensitively explores the issues surrounding death and bereavement from a child s perspective. *Author Bio:* *Melanie Walsh* studied at Harrow...

  • Goodbye Mr Muffin

    Goodbye Mr Muffin

    by Ulf Nilsonn

    “I’ve had it good, better than most: a very clever and kind wife, a little blue house with its own letter box, six furry little children …” In his youth, Mr. Muffin was a strong guinea pig who could carry a whole cucumber on his back. Now old, grey and tired, he looks back on his life. Then one Wednesday morning, he feels a sharp pain in his stomach … This picture book is for ages three and up. It tells the touching story about the death of...

  • Grandpa's Guardian Angel

    Grandpa's Guardian Angel

    by Jutta Bauer

    From the 2010 winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration comes a poignant story of the close relationship between a boy and his grandfather. With gentle visual humour, Jutta Bauer’s simple story shows how Grandpa’s charmed life may be due to someone special watching over him all along. This little boy's grandpa tells him stories whenever he visits. He tells how nothing ever seemed to hurt him. Every morning as a boy, he would run past the big statue of an angel on his way to school,...

  • I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand: a Child's Guide to Grief and Loss

    I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand: a Child's Guide to Grief and Loss

    by Pat Palmer

    A best friend has moved away... Dad no longer lives with the family... A favourite relative or pet has died. Loss is painful for everyone -- but can be especially traumatic for children. This warm and comforting book gently helps the grieving child understand his or her feelings - from denial and anger to guilt and sadness - and learn to accept and deal with them in healthy ways. Expressive illustrations. Pat Palmer wrote the bestselling 'Liking Myself' & 'Mouse Monster & Me' (many thousands of each sold...

  • Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?: Explaining (sudden) death in words very young children can understand

    Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?: Explaining (sudden) death in words very young children can understand

    by Elke Barber

    This honest, sensitive and beautifully illustrated picture book is designed to help explain the concept of death to children Written in Alex's own words, it is based on the real-life conversations that Elke Barber had with her then three-year-old son, Alex, after the sudden death of his father. The book provides reassurance and understanding to readers through clear and honest answers to the difficult questions that can follow the death of a loved one, and carries the invaluable message that it is okay to be sad, but it is okay...

  • 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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