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Losing a Parent...

Grief Is Like a Snowflake

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
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After the death of his father, Little Tree begins to learn how to cope with his feelings and start the healing process. With the help and support of his family and friends, Little Tree learns to cope by discovering what is really important in life, and that his fathers memory will carry on. Best-selling author, Julia Cook, and a lovable cast of trees, offers a warm approach to the difficult subject of death and dying. Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 8.5”...32 pages]

Grief Is Like a Snowflake Activity & Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
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This is a supplementary teacher's guide for the storybook, Grief Is Like a Snowflake. Full of discussion questions and exercises to share with students. Grades K-5. [9” x 8.5”...32 pages]

Missing Mommy
: A Book about Bereavement

by Rebecca Cobb (2013, Holt Rinehart, 16.99/hardback)
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Honest and straightforward, this touching story explores the many emotions a bereaved child may experience, from anger and guilt to sadness and bewilderment. Ultimately, the book focuses on the positive. The recognition that the child is not alone but still part of a family that loves and supports him. Color. Grades PreK-3. [8.5” x 11”...32 pages]

Remembering a Loved One's Melody

by Tia Barbero (2007, Ferne Press, 10.95)
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Will life be the same after the death of a loved one? This is little Mary's feelings as she struggles to understand what is happening to her daddy and what his cancer is all about. Through warm and comforting illustrations, Dadsongs tells the story of how one family keeps the memory of their loved one alive while realizing that life does return to normalcy after such a loss. Color. Grades PreK-2. [9” x 9”...32 pages]

Samantha Jane's Missing Smile:
A Story About Coping with the Loss of a Parent

by Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus (2007, Magination Press, 9.95)
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Since Samantha Jane's dad died, she has been sad and quiet, keeping to herself. One day, her neighbor Mrs Cooper gently asks her about her missing smile, and Sammy Jane begins to open up about her grief, her worries, and her confusion. This book deals with the full range of emotions, questions, and worries that children have when a parent has died. Color. Grades K-2. [8” x 10”...32 pages]

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