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Ben's Flying Flowers follows Emily as she tries to overcome her grief following her brother's death. As time passes, Emily finds a way to remember her brother and grows to understand that although Ben has died, her happy memories of him can continue to live on.
Although the circumstances surrounding a death are difficult to handle at any age, adolescence brings with it challenges and struggles that until now have been largely overlooked. But in this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counselor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives them the tools they need to work through their pain and grief.
Writing not only about but also for teenagers, Fitzgerald adeptly covers the entire range of situations in which teens may find themselves grieving a death, whether the cause was old age, terminal illness, school violence, or suicide. She helps teens address the gamut of strong and difficult emotions they will experience and the new situations they will face, including family changes, issues with friends, problems at school, and the courage needed to move forward with one's own life.
Using the clear and accessible format that has made The Mourning Handbook and The Grieving Child enduring and helpful classics, Fitzgerald guides teens through everything from the sickbed to the funeral, from the first day back at school to the first anniversary of the death. Above all, she lets teens know that even in their darkest hour, they are not alone.
Two years after her little brother's death, sixteen-year-old Emerson Caulfield returns to a home that she spent the last two years missing. In theory, everything should be the same. Her best friend Matt, still lives next door. Her house is in the exact same condition as they left it. The scenery and hallways haven't changed, yet for Emerson, everything is completely different. The place may be the same, but Emerson is most certainly not. She returns home hurt, angry and miles away from the girl she once was.
As her grandmother's health declines, a young girl begins to lovingly take the lead in their cosy shared autumn traditions. Poetic prose paired with evocative illustrations by Mexican illustrator Claudia Navarro make for a beautiful celebration of life and a gentle introduction to the death of a loved one. AGES: 4 to 9 AUTHOR: Every autumn AJ Irving remembers her grandma by sipping tea, painting trees and dancing under falling leaves with her two children. She writes picture books and poetry on her big back porch in a little town near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Claudia Navarro has illustrated many books for children , including the critically acclaimed La Frontera: El viaje con papa / My Journey with Papa for Barefoot Books. She says she hopes to be like the grandmother in this story one day. Claudia lives in Mexico City, Mexico. AGES: 4 to 9 SELLING POINTS: Gently addresses the topic of loss in an age-appropriate way, and demonstrates how traditions can be used to carry on the memory of a loved one. The love between grandmother and granddaughter is palpable throughout. Lyrical text draws parallels between the turning of the seasons and the stages of life. Claudia Navarro, illustrator of La Frontera, sensitively renders characters whose faces and body language convey a range of emotions.
Writing on the pages of her journal, Nur, a teenage girl in Canada, charts the onset and advance of her mother's cancer. Nur watches her mother's body begin to shrink, and her mood begin to darken. And, when family and friends begin to encroach, Nur must face the prospect of her mother's looming death. "She wrapped her arms around me and said, "Nur! I know. I don't want to go. But all I can do is keep trusting in Allah. Nur, I will always be with you! My love and advice will always be with you to guide you in the right direction." She patted my heart. "They are forever sealed inside this little place" Nur bears the crushing loss and finds her adolescent life more demanding and complex. But with the legacy of her mother's love, her family's support, and the guidance of her faith, she manages to overcome the searing pain and use her new found strength to bring joy in to the lives of others. Showing them that after death our wings can expand.
The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman,
author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year.
Death is difficult to deal with at any age, but for children who are handling it for the first time, it can be extra tough. This engaging book will help young readers learn to navigate this type of situation. It features seven case studies following children who have a range of issues from a girl who misses her mum to a boy who is worried he might die. The end of the book features a short playscript to act out and discuss.
Whether it is a friend, family member or acquaintance who has passed away, readers will learn about the best ways to handle death through the help of the relatable stories and colourful illustrations. Practical advice is presented in a way readers of all ages can understand and implement into their own lives.
In this series case studies combine with sensible, practical advice to help children find out what to do in difficult situations.
"A moving exploration of heartache and the courage that points toward the light."-Kirkus Reviews Daphne and Oliver have almost nothing in common... Seventeen-year-old Daphne Bowman, a bookish drama nerd in public school, might never have crossed paths with Oliver, the popular, outgoing mascot for his private school's football team, but one event has bound them inextricably. Daphne's older sister, Emily, and Oliver's older brother, Jason, who were high school sweethearts, died by suicide together seven years earlier. When Daphne uncovers Emily and Jason's bucket list-a list comprised of their "Top Ten" places to visit before they die-she knows she has to tell someone. The one person who might actually get what she's going through and who might not think it's silly that she wants to complete the list, is also someone she's never spoken to-Oliver Pagano. Throwing caution to the wind, Daphne sends Oliver a Facebook message that will come to change the course of both of their senior years-and maybe their entire lives. Tackling grief with a wry voice and an unflinching eye, So Glad to Meet You tells the story of two people who, in searching for what they've lost, end up finding what they never knew they needed-each other. "At once bitingly funny and strikingly poignant, Lisa Super's powerful debut touches on grief, identity, and first love, the perfect read for fans of John Green, Mary H. K. Choi and Rainbow Rowell."-Julia Lynn Rubin, author of Burro Hills
With sensitivity and insight, this series offers suggestions for
healing activities that can help survivors learn to express their
grief and mourn naturally. Acknowledging that death is a painful,
ongoing part of life, they explain how people need to slow down,
turn inward, embrace their feelings of loss, and seek and accept
support when a loved one dies. Each book, geared for mourning
adults, teens, or children, provides ideas and action-oriented tips
that teach the basic principles of grief and healing. These ideas
and activities are aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and
huge personal void so that the living can begin their lives again.
Included in the books for teens and kids are age-appropriate
activities that teach younger people that their thoughts are not
only normal but necessary.
Anna and Chloe are twins. They share everything. Even Chloe's terrible accident hasn't split them apart. But Anna is beginning to realise that being inseparable isn't always easy. Especially when no one else seems to understand that Chloe isn't really gone; no one apart from the dashing Joe that is. - REVIEWS - "I loved this book. I read it in two sittings as I was so keen to keep racing on to the end. Beautifully written. Emotional and moving, but real as well. It's hard to say too much without giving the whole thing away, but I loved the fact that the author doesn't definitively say that there is or isn't something a bit out of the ordinary going on. That much is up to the reader.The subject is handled with such a light touch, it's hard to do anything other than ride along with the story till you get to its very satisfying end. I'd recommend Coping with Chloe for tweens and young teens, and certainly for anyone going through the issues raised in the book." -- Liz Kessler, AUTHOR. "Such an unusual piece - and in the end I felt it was dead-on psychologically. It's a superb book. Once I got about 10 pages in, I couldn't put it down. I hope it receives the acclaim it deserves." -- Donna Jo Napoli, CHILDREN'S AUTHOR. "A beautifully written YA novel about coping with the death of a twin. I was fighting off tears at about six different points in this book despite it being reasonably short at around 200 pages. Warren captures the desolation of a child after a sibling's death perfectly, leaving the reader to decide whether Chloe is 'really' there or whether she's a manifestation of her twin's grief.There are also other fairly major issues involved in the novel, including child abuse, bullying, and parental separation, but Warren handles these all deftly and has enough lightness of touch to mean that while it's always a really emotional read, she manages to stop things from ever getting too overwhelmingly bad.I loved the character of Anna in particular - but also had a soft spot for Miss Tough - and found her parents incredibly realistic, if phenomenally annoying. Warren also does a great job of capturing the nastiness of bully Lisa and her hangers-on, and readers will be desperate to see her get her well-deserved comeuppance.This has established Warren as an author I'm keen to read more of in the future and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to young teen readers, but it's an original enough idea and execution that people several years older than the characters here will still enjoy it. While the subject matter of a girl trying to cope with her twin sister's death makes this a seriously difficult read at times, Warren's book is so well written you'll be hooked." -- Robert James, THE BOOKBAG. "Coping with Chloe is an unusual examination of the grieving process and as Anna tells her version, it is up to the reader to decide whether this is a tale of the supernatural or that Chloe is a figment of Anna's imagination, her way of coping with loss. Both ways work. This is a well constructed book, the characters are well drawn and totally believable and Anna is a likeable narrator. Overall, an original book which will appeal to readers of all ages over twelve." -- Audrey Baker, THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN. "When Chloe is killed in a horrible accident, she comes to 'live' in her sister Anna's body, sharing everything with her just like she always did. Only new boy Joe seems to know Chloe is there and even chooses to kiss Chloe ...how can Anna bear this?This sounds like a strange story but it is a really good book. At the beginning you think it is about just one of the twin girls, but then their 'lives' come together in the middle. It made me wonder what it would be like to be a twin. It is definitely a book for girls!"Blessing Adogame, TEEN TITLES MAGAZINE"For a touching story about loss and real-life issues, told with a light, yet realistic touch, I thoroughly recommend this book but if, like me, you particularly enjoy original, quirky stories that ask questions and are open to interpretation and make you wonder...well, I highly-recommend this." -- Tracy Bains, TALL TALES & SHORT STORIES.
As her grandmother's health declines, a young girl begins to lovingly take the lead in their cosy shared autumn traditions. Poetic prose paired with evocative illustrations by Mexican illustrator Claudia Navarro make for a beautiful celebration of life and a gentle introduction to the death of a loved one. AGES: 4 to 9 AUTHOR: Every autumn AJ Irving remembers her grandma by sipping tea, painting trees and dancing under falling leaves with her two children. She writes picture books and poetry on her big back porch in a little town near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Claudia Navarro has illustrated many books for children , including the critically acclaimed La Frontera: El viaje con papa / My Journey with Papa for Barefoot Books. She says she hopes to be like the grandmother in this story one day. Claudia lives in Mexico City, Mexico. SELLING POINTS: Gently addresses the topic of loss in an age-appropriate way, and demonstrates how traditions can be used to carry on the memory of a loved one. The love between grandmother and granddaughter is palpable throughout. Lyrical text draws parallels between the turning of the seasons and the stages of life. Claudia Navarro, illustrator of La Frontera, sensitively renders characters whose faces and body language convey a range of emotions.
Children and teenagers with autism can struggle to cope with the loss of a loved one, and the complicated and painful emotions of bereavement. This book explains death in concrete terms that the child with autism will understand, explores feelings that the child may encounter as a part of bereavement, and offers creative and expressive activities that facilitate healing. With illustrations throughout, this interactive book begins with a simple story about what happens when people die. Each chapter then expands on the issues that have been raised in the story and offers a variety of coping skills exercises including writing, art and craft, cooking, movement, relaxation, and remembrance activities. Encouraging children with autism to express their loss through discussion, personal reflection, and creative activity, the book is ideal for children and teens to work through by themselves, or with the support of a family member or professional.
Kirsty Jenkins adores the allotment her grandfather lovingly tends and, just before he dies, he asks Kirsty to look after it for him. But when horrible Mr Thomas from the council insists it must go to the next person on the waiting list, Kirsty is determined to find a way to keep her promise. After pleading with Mr Thomas and demonstrating at the council offices, Kirsty and her half-siblings undertake their most daring plan of all: to 'borrow' the stuffed elephant from the museum that Mr Thomas loves so much, in a last-ditch attempt to gain his attention and understanding. Perhaps this risky ruse might also shake Kirsty's dad from the quiet sadness he has fallen into ever since her grandfather died. A warm, funny and moving novel about family relationships, dealing with bereavement, green beans and marrows.
Nora has lied about many things. But has she told her most dangerous lie of all?
There’s a new art assistant at Nora’s school, and he’s crossed a line. Nora decides to teach him a lesson he won’t forget.
But not everything goes quite to plan, and Nora needs an escape. She befriends the rich and talented Bel, who longs for a part in a remake of a famous film. Bel is unpredictable, jealous and crazy, but she opens up a new world for Nora, and that makes her irresistible.
As events start to spin wildly out of control, Nora must decide where her loyalties lie – and what deceits she can get away with.
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