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Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies > Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues > Suicide, death & bereavement

The Brightest Star In The Sky (Hardcover): Chyemenn Santos The Brightest Star In The Sky (Hardcover)
Chyemenn Santos; Illustrated by Alberto Massetti 2
R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 In stock

Uncle Mike and I play hide and seek. And when its time for him to leave, he says "I'll see you soon, my Pumpkin. Well play some more next week." Uncle Mike didn't come back the next week and I didn't understand why. So Daddy picked me up, kissed my cheek and said, "There's something I want to show you, up in the sky."

The Brightest Star In The Sky is beautifully told, and helps children deal with the loss of a loved one.

Neverworld Wake (Hardcover): Marisha Pessl Neverworld Wake (Hardcover)
Marisha Pessl
R359 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R81 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Last Wish Of Sasha Cade (Hardcover): Cheyanne Young The Last Wish Of Sasha Cade (Hardcover)
Cheyanne Young
R343 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R77 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world, has died of cancer. Overwhelmed and brokenhearted, Raquel can't even imagine life without her. And then a letter from Sasha arrives. Has she somehow found a way to communicate from beyond the grave? In fact, Sasha spent her final weeks planning an elaborate scavenger hunt for the friend she would have to leave behind. When Raquel follows the instructions to return to Sasha's grave, a mysterious stranger with striking eyes is waiting for her. There's a secret attached to this boy that only Sasha --- and now Raquel --- knows. This boy, Elijah, might be just who Raquel needs to help her move on from her terrible loss. But can Raquel remain true to herself while also honoring her friend's final wish? Cheyanne Young's compulsively readable breakout novel offers abiding friendship and forbidden romance, along with an incisive look at how class differences shape who we are and who we grow to be.

Oupa se eiland (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Benji Davies Oupa se eiland (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Benji Davies; Translated by Carmen Hansen-Kruger
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Within 10 - 15 working days

Simon kuier graag by sy oupa vir wie hy baie lief is. Eendag toe hy daar kuier, wys Oupa vir hom 地 swaar deur op die solder wat, sodra jy daardeur stap, op die dek van 地 groot skip beland. Oupa en Simon seil saam na 地 wonderlike eiland waar hulle allerhande mooi dinge ontdek en 地 huisie bou. Toe hulle moet terugkeer, besluit Oupa egter om te bly. Hierdie boek vertel 地 mooi, maar hartseer storie op 地 avontuurlustige manier oor hoe kinders 地 geliefde grootouer groet, hetsy dit vir altyd is of tydelik.

Grandmother's Visit (Hardcover): Betty Quan Grandmother's Visit (Hardcover)
Betty Quan; Illustrated by Carmen Mok
R340 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R77 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Ruinous Sweep (Hardcover): Wynne Jones Tim The Ruinous Sweep (Hardcover)
Wynne Jones Tim
R378 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R81 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days
After Life - Ways We Think about Death (Hardcover): Merrie-Ellen Wilcox After Life - Ways We Think about Death (Hardcover)
Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
R470 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R115 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Evie's War (Paperback): Holly Webb Evie's War (Paperback)
Holly Webb
R172 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R43 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Bestselling author Holly Webb returns with a moving story of love, loss and learning to grow up. In the seaside town of Whitby, when the United Kingdom is on the cusp of World War One, Evie and her family are touched by tragedy when Evie's younger brother Alexander dies unexpectedly. As Evie's mother and father struggle in their own ways to come to terms with their loss, Evie's older brother David distracts himself with the ever-growing threat of war and Evie and her sister Kitty find ways to keep their spirits up. But when the threat of war turns into reality and David enlists in the army, Evie's mother is truly heartbroken. And as the family does their best to contribute to the war effort, they also struggle with the sacrifices each of them are forced to make. Based on the real-life bombing of Whitby in 1914, this beautiful, powerful and important read by Holly Webb is devastating but also wonderfullyuplifting.

Charlie and Me - 421 Miles from Home (Hardcover): Mark Lowery Charlie and Me - 421 Miles from Home (Hardcover)
Mark Lowery
R327 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R72 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Campfire (Hardcover): Shawn Sarles Campfire (Hardcover)
Shawn Sarles; Foreword by James Patterson
R347 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R76 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Dollar Kids (Hardcover): Jennifer Richard Jacobson The Dollar Kids (Hardcover)
Jennifer Richard Jacobson; Illustrated by Ryan Andrews
R355 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R76 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Dear Grandma Bunny - A Miffy Book (Hardcover): Dick Bruna Dear Grandma Bunny - A Miffy Book (Hardcover)
Dick Bruna 1
R125 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R24 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Miffy says goodbye to someone very special in this moving addition to the collectible, classic Miffy series. Miffy and her family are really sad. Grandma Bunny has died and it's time for them to say goodbye and thank Grandma Bunny for everything she did for them. Sensitively translated by award-winning poet Tony Mitton, this touching Miffy story celebrates the life and loss of loved ones. First published in 1955, Miffy was created by celebrated Dutch artist Dick Bruna. Bruna's distinctive, simple style has enchanted children for generations and over 85 million copies of the books have been sold in over 50 languages since first publication.

How Far We Go and How Fast (Paperback): Nora Decter How Far We Go and How Fast (Paperback)
Nora Decter
R283 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R64 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
27 Magic Words (Paperback): Sharelle Byars Moranville 27 Magic Words (Paperback)
Sharelle Byars Moranville
R152 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R34 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Life and Death Parade (Hardcover): Eliza Wass The Life and Death Parade (Hardcover)
Eliza Wass
R340 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R77 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

One year ago, Kitty's boyfriend Nikki Bramley visited a psychic who told him he had no future. Now, he's dead.

With the Bramley family grieving in separate corners of their home, Kitty sets out to find the psychic who read Nikki his fate. Instead she finds Roan, an enigmatic boy posing as a medium who belongs to the Life and Death Parade--a group of supposed charlatans that explore, and exploit, the thin veil between this world and the next. A group whose members include the psychic... and Kitty's late mother.

Desperate to learn more about the group and their connection to Nikki, Kitty convinces Roan to return to the Bramley house with her and secures a position for him within the household. Roan quickly ingratiates himself with the Bramleys, and soon enough it seems like everyone is ready to move on. Kitty, however, increasingly suspects Roan knows more about Nikki than he's letting on. And when they finally locate the Life and Death Parade, and the psychic who made that fateful prophecy to Nikki, Kitty uncovers a secret about Roan that changes everything.

From rising star Eliza Wass comes a sophisticated, mesmerizing meditation on the depths of grief and the magic of faith. After all, it only works if you believe it.

The Rough Patch (Hardcover): Brian Lies The Rough Patch (Hardcover)
Brian Lies; Illustrated by Brian Lies
R345 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R77 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A breathtakingly beautiful and luminescent book about loss and grief, love and hope, and the healing power of friendship and nature, from New York Times–bestselling picture book creator Brian Lies.

Readers of Cynthia Rylant’s classic Dog Heaven, the Fan Brothers’ The Night Gardener, and anyone experiencing loss will be swept up by this poignant story.

Evan and his dog do everything together, from eating ice cream to caring for their award-winning garden, which grows big and beautiful. One day the unthinkable happens: Evan’s dog dies. Heartbroken, Evan destroys the garden and everything in it. The ground becomes overgrown with prickles and thorns, and Evan embraces the chaos.

But beauty grows in the darkest of places, and when a twisting vine turns into an immense pumpkin, Evan is drawn out of his misery and back to the county fair, where friendships—old and new—await.

New York Times–bestselling author-illustrator Brian Lies has created a beautiful, accessible, and deeply personal story about friendship, loss, and recovery. The Rough Patch features stunning paintings by the award-winning creator of Bats at the Beach.

Wild Blue Wonder (Hardcover): Carlie Sorosiak Wild Blue Wonder (Hardcover)
Carlie Sorosiak
R340 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R77 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Let's Talk About When Someone Dies (Hardcover): Molly Potter Let's Talk About When Someone Dies (Hardcover)
Molly Potter 1
R259 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R16 (6%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From Molly Potter, best-selling author of How Are You Feeling Today? and What's Worrying You?, comes a picture book for starting conversations with children about death, bereavement and what happens next. When someone dies, we can feel a whole host of different emotions and explaining them to a child isn't so easy. This book uses clear, easy-to-understand language to answer complex questions about death and how a child might feel when someone dies. It covers all manner of tricky subjects with sensitivity and honesty, from what death is to why people die. Each double page spread takes a child through how they might feel, what they might think and how they might behave. With engaging illustrations, gentle guidance and simple advice for parents and carers, Let's Talk About When Someone Dies fulfils an important but difficult need for starting conversations with children about death and bereavement, in an accessible and supportive way.

Finn's Feather (Hardcover): Rachel Noble Finn's Feather (Hardcover)
Rachel Noble; Illustrated by Zoey Abbott
R376 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R111 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Finn knows his brother is gone. But he also knows that Hamish sent the beautiful white feather on his doorstep. Finn runs to show 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? Finn sits quietly, cradling the beautiful, amazing feather. "Why did Hamish give it to you?" asks his friend, Lucas. "Maybe he wanted to say hi?" wonders Finn. "Maybe," Lucas says, "Hamish wanted you to have fun with it." Finn's Feather is a story about resilience and memory--about a child, his brother, and a friend who meets him where he is.

The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins (Paperback): Lester L Laminack The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins (Paperback)
Lester L Laminack; Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum
R168 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R38 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Invisible Ghosts (Hardcover): Robyn Schneider Invisible Ghosts (Hardcover)
Robyn Schneider; Read by Caitlin Kelly
R343 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R77 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Anger Is a Gift (Hardcover): Mark Oshiro Anger Is a Gift (Hardcover)
Mark Oshiro
R346 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R112 (32%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Moss Jeffries is many things--considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd.

But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else--someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn't become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night.

And most of all, he wishes he didn't feel so stuck.

Moss can't even escape at school--he and his friends are subject to the lack of funds and crumbling infrastructure at West Oakland High, as well as constant intimidation by the resource officer stationed in their halls. That was even before the new regulations--it seems sometimes that the students are treated more like criminals.

Something will have to change--but who will listen to a group of teens?

When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes again, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.

Planet Grief - Orca Go Fiction (Paperback): Monique Polak Planet Grief - Orca Go Fiction (Paperback)
Monique Polak
R204 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R47 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Good Dog (Hardcover): Dan Gemeinhart Good Dog (Hardcover)
Dan Gemeinhart
R327 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R72 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Brodie was a good dog. And good dogs go to heaven. Except Brodie can't move on. Not just yet. As wonderful as his glimpse of the afterlife is, he can't forget the boy he left behind. The boy he loved, and who loved him in return. The boy who's still in danger. So Brodie breaks the rules of heaven. He returns to Earth as a spirit. With the help of two other lost souls -- lovable pitbull Tuck and surly housecat Patsy -- he is determined to find his boy and to save him. Even if it costs him paradise. Even if he loses his eternal soul. Because it's what a good dog would do.

13 Reasons Why (Paperback, Netflix Tie-in): Jay Asher 13 Reasons Why (Paperback, Netflix Tie-in)
Jay Asher 1
R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Read this sensational mystery bestseller before you watch the 13-part Netflix series, executive produced by Selena Gomez. This special edition is complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes content including a 16-page full-colour photo insert featuring scenes from the show, and interviews with the cast and crew.

You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school one day to find a mysterious box with his name on it, outside his front door. Inside he discovers a series of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush. Only, she committed suicide two weeks earlier. On the first tape, Hannah explains that there are 13 reasons why she did what she did - and Clay is one of them.

If he listens, Clay will find out how he made the list - what he hears will change his life forever.

If you're affected by any of the issues raised in Thirteen Reasons Why, click below for a list of UK-based support organisations that can help.

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