Grief And Death

Barron, T. A.  Where is Grandpa?  PTS E Barron
As his family reminisces after his beloved grandfather’s death, a boy realizes that his grandfather is still with him in all the special places they shared.

Buscaglia, Leo F.  The Fall of Freddie the Leaf : A Story of Life For All Ages.  PTS E Buscaglia
As Freddie experiences the changing seasons along with his companion leaves, he learns about the delicate balance between life and death.

Coville, Bruce.  My Grandfather’s House.  PTS E C
When the child feels the cool, smooth fingers of his dead grandfather, he finally understands that Grandpa no longer lives in the house which was his body.

De Paola, Tomie.  Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs.  PTS E De Paola
A small boy enjoys his relationship with his grandmother & his great-grandmother, but he learns to face their death.

Gould, Deborah.  Grandpa’s Slide Show.  PTS E Gould
Whenever they visit Grandpa, Sam and Douglas always watch a slide show. After Grandpa dies, they watch the show to remember him.

Hogan, Bernice.  My Grandmother Died–But I Won’t Forget Her.  PTS E Hogan
A young boy whose grandmother has recently died finds comforting reminders of her.

Hoopes, Lyn Littlefield.  Nana.  PTS E H
Although her grandmother has died, a young girl still sees her in all the things living and growing around her.

Howard, Ellen.  Murphy and Kate.  PTS E Howard
Kate and her dog Murphy are best friends, and when Murphy dies Kate does not think she can ever be happy again.

Joosse, Barbara M.  Better With Two.  PTS E Joosse
Laura tries to make Mrs. Brady feel better when her dog Max dies.

Keller, Holly.  Goodbye, Max.  E Keller
Ben blames his parents for the death of his dog, Max, and does not want the new puppy they brought home.

Limb, Sue.  Come Back, Grandma.  PTS E Limb
Bessie misses her grandmother when she dies, but when Bessie grows up, she has a little girl of her own who looks and behaves just like Grandma.

Madenski, Melissa. Some of the Pieces.  PTS E Madenski
A year after the death of the father, two children and their mother try to come to terms with their loss.

Quinlan, Patricia.  Tiger Flowers.  PTS E Quinlan
When his uncle, Michael, dies of AIDS, Joel’s dreams and thoughts of Michael keep his memory alive.

Shriver, Maria.  What’s Heaven?  PTS J 155.937 S
After her great-grandmother’s death, a young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions.

Spelman, Cornelia.  After Charlotte’s Mom Died.  PTS E S
Because her mom’s death causes six-year-old Charlotte to feel sad, mad, and scared, she and her dad visit a therapist who helps them acknowledge and express their feelings.

Varley, Susan.  Badger’s Parting Gifts.  PTS E Varley
Badger’s friends are sad when he dies, but they treasure the legacies he left them.

Yolen, Jane.  Grandad Bill’s Song.  PTS E Yolen
A boy asks others how they felt when his grandfather died and then shares his own feelings.

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