The author writes about his sadness following the death of his son, how it makes him feel and how he copes with it.
When Rachel's beloved grandfather, Zayde, comes to spend his last days with her family, she worries what will happen when he dies, especially after friends tell her the Christian and Muslim beliefs about the afterlife.
A moving picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho. This powerful and uplifting text is an ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying.
In this poetic and moving tale, we watch a year in the life of one whanau through the eyes of a little girl. A death is mourned; a birth is celebrated; life comes full circle.
Introduces the concept of death to young readers by likening life to the ever-moving wind. It covers all religions – including reincarnation and heaven, and non-afterlife – and the feelings of grief, without being explicit or complicated.
A touching picture book for children about a young boy and his family overcoming the loss of his father. This colourful, emotional book teaches children about death and loss, and the importance of the natural world.
This book sensitively explains what happens when someone dies and provides starting points for how to deal with the process of grief.
Things in this world are always appearing and disappearing. But does a stone really vanish when it turns into sand? And do lost socks really go missing? And, more importantly, do people ever really disappear?
When her dad, who can fix anything, cannot easily fix their hearts following her mother's death, a young girl works alongside her father to rebuild their lives.
Grandmother Bear has gone forever, so it's no wonder that Little Bear is feeling sad. His mother wisely suggests that perhaps the Wildwood can help. Little Bear's day of exploring and asking questions brings him comfort and hope.
When his mother dies, a little boy is angry at his loss but does everything he can to hold onto the memory of her scent, her voice, and the special things she did for him, even as he tries to help his father and grandmother cope.
The story of how Tom copes with the death of his father and, with help and love from his family, learns how to be happy again.
This picture book explores the difficult issue of death and helps young children to understand their loss and come to terms with what they are feeling.
Walks through the emotions and confusion it is common for young people to experience when someone dies, and describes some of the ways to celebrate love and life.
"After safeguarding her heart in a bottle hung around her neck, a girl finds the bottle growing heavier and her interest in things around her becoming smaller."
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