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All the dear little animals

All the dear little animals

Nilsson, Ulf, 1948-


Badger's parting gifts

Badger's parting gifts

Varley, Susan


The balloon cloud

The balloon cloud
Hanlon, Clare

Henry's balloon slips from his hand and drifts into the sky...The balloon drifts up and up to theballooncloud, a special cloud in the sky where all the lost balloons go. When Henry was little, his brother Sam died and Henry still misses him.


Beginnings and endings with lifetimes in between

Beginnings and endings with lifetimes in between
Mellonie, Bryan



Big Cat Pepper

Big Cat Pepper
Partridge, Elizabeth

BigCatPepper has always been part of the family, but after he grows very old and dies, the boy who loves him comes to understand his mother's reassurance that "his spirit is forever and can fly, fly, fly."


Cleo & Rob

Cleo & Rob

"Sometimes hope has four paws, golden eyes and soft black fur. A kitten called Cleo steps into six-year-old Rob's life after his big brother Sam dies. Based on true events in author Helen Brown's family."


The day Tiger Rose said good-bye

The day Tiger Rose said good-bye
Yolen, Jane, 1939-

A cat whose kitten days are far behind her says goodbye to her human family, and the animals and places that have made her life special, before leaving leaving this life behind.


The dead bird

The dead bird
Brown, Margaret Wise

When they find a deadbird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave.


Dealing with when people die

Dealing with when people die
Lacey, JaneDealing with

Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own. But sometimes you need to ask for help. This book helps young children aged 7+ to make this decision and find out about and understand life after someone dies.


The end of something wonderful : a practical guide to a backyard funeral

The end of something wonderful : a practical guide to a backyard funeral
Lucianovic, Stephanie V. W.

"It's painful when children lose their pets, and TheEndofSomethingWonderful helps them handle their feelings when they can't find the right words. In a warm, understanding, sometimes funny way, it explains how to plan a backyard funeral to say goodbye.


Finding heaven

Finding heaven

Set off on a journey of discovery and adventure with Summer, a determined young girl who wants to find heaven. This beautiful story reassures children that loved ones are always with us.


Finn's feather

Finn's feather

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?


The fix-it man

The fix-it man
It's handy having a dad who can fix just about anything. But what happens to broken hearts when sticky tape and super glue are not enough? Together, a young girl and her father face grief and heartache, and discover that love can sometimes be the best glue of all.