Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Death & Dying
Aunty Jane Knits Up A Storm
by Steve Wolfson
Aunty Jane knits and knits and knits, and the people in her neighborhood love the colourful scarves, toques, and sweaters that she makes. One day, after Aunty Jane experiences a heartbreaking loss, her knitting takes a gloomy turn that affects the ...
by Britt Sayler
Every night, a giant pit sucked and slurped up everything... And every night, it slurped me up, too... For one young child, nothing has been the same since losing their father. Words won’t fit together. Playing soccer is no longer fun. And every ...
Alexander’s Wonderful Journey
by L. Hatch
This book is about meeting new friends, no matter colour, race, or gender. it's about friends, the journey that they go through, and no matter what happens in life you always remain friends. And even when at the loss of a friend they still remain ...
If Grandma Were Here
A Book of Memories by Amber L. Bradbury
If Grandma were here, what would you do together? Would you sing a song? Go on an amazing adventure? Or give each other a giant hug? See what special things grandmas and grandkids do together! This treasure chest of memories is a perfect way for ...
Needle and Thread
by Jan Thompson
Nie-Nie the giraffe’s Mommy can fix anything with a needle and thread! She can sew patches on hats, mend holes in garden shirts, and even soothe her daughter’s broken heart. Why is Nie-Nie’s heart broken? Because her Gramps has died and she misses ...
A New Song
by Lisa Bynoe-Stevens
Once a upon a time, there was a little boy named Ben. Ben lived with his father, and Ben loved to sing. But one day, a terrible thing happened–Ben’s father died. Ben was so sad that he stopped singing. How did he learn to sing again? A New Song ...
by Wendy Beck Messner
After the loss of her sister, Maeve struggles with grief during the holidays. Losing a loved one is never easy but when Mom tells Maeve and her little brother Justin the story of the Christmas Angel, it reassures them that the pain they feel is an ...
The Jumping Fish
by Jennifer Wrzosek
The Jumping Fish is a story about a granddaughter‘s visit with her grandparents in a Mexican Village. Ericka and her grandfather share a special moment talking about how we are all created for a purpose and a time. This conversation focuses on a ...
My Best Friend
by Marc St. Martin
Losing a pet is hard, but when that pet is your best friend, the loss is much harder. This book was written to showcase one young boy’s experience losing his best friend and how, with the help of his family, the sadness and feelings of loss ...
Something Lost Something Found
by Natalia Paruzel-Gibson
Ella feels like she is stuck in a pile of gloomy mud. She misses her mom so much. So, Ella embarks on a quest to find happiness again; wishing upon a star, trying to cook it up in a magic potion, and searching for it in all the places her grieving ...