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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: Life is like the wind

    A BIG HUG BOOK: Life is like the wind

    by Shone 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

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