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

Suki and Sam (Paperback): Lisa Marotta Suki and Sam (Paperback)
Lisa Marotta; Illustrated by Dorothy Shaw
R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book - Helping Children and Young People Cope with Change Through Nature... Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book - Helping Children and Young People Cope with Change Through Nature (Paperback)
Caroline Jay; Illustrated by Unity Joy Dale
R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Life is full of changes; they happen all the time. Some changes are harder to cope with than others.' Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book uses nature to help children understand death, loss and change in a gentle and honest way. Full of creative activities, such as choosing an insect or plant and using it to draw a life cycle, or making a paper memory tree of happy and sad memories, it helps children learn about loss and death, the cycle of life and how to cope with and express feelings of sadness and grief. This book is ideal for parents and carers, teachers, therapists and counsellors to use with children aged 5+ who have suffered any type of loss or are dealing with change, or who are bereaved.

August and Everything After (Paperback): Jennifer Salvato Doktorski August and Everything After (Paperback)
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Neverworld Wake (Hardcover): Marisha Pessl Neverworld Wake (Hardcover)
Marisha Pessl
R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Heaven (Paperback): Nicholas Allan Heaven (Paperback)
Nicholas Allan 1
R188 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R30 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dill the dog knows his time is up so he packs his case and tells Lily, his owner, that he's off "up there". "Can I come too?" asks Lily. "Er . . . not yet," replies Dill. While he is waiting for the angels to collect him, Dill explains to Lily what he thinks heaven is like: hundreds of lampposts to pee against, lots of whiffy things to smell and bones everywhere - with meat on them! But Lily completely disagrees, she thinks heaven is quite different. Luckily, they agree to disagree just in time for a fond, and very poignant, last goodbye. Nicholas Allan is unique among picture book creators for his combination of off-beat humour and child appeal.

Random Minis: We Were Liars (Paperback): E Lockhart Random Minis: We Were Liars (Paperback)
E Lockhart
R238 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R32 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Dollar Kids (Hardcover): Jacobson Jennifer Richard, Andrews Ryan The Dollar Kids (Hardcover)
Jacobson Jennifer Richard, Andrews Ryan
R447 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R61 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Since We Last Spoke (Hardcover): Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke (Hardcover)
Brenda Rufener
R347 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R82 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A YALSA 2020 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers! "A powerful story about grief, loss, and the restorative nature of love, Since We Last Spoke will stay with you long after you've finished." -Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be and The Last to Let Go "Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that's intertwined them forever." -Miranda Asebedo, author of The Deepest Roots "Rufener ambitiously tackles many topics in a single novel: manslaughter, suicide, bullying, sex, drugs, mental health, family violence, parental neglect, and abuse. Rufener successfully weaves all of these difficult subjects into a real and relatable narrative without platitudes or apologies. This is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story that stands on its own." School Library Journal (starred review) Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven and Nicola Yoon, this heartbreaking and uplifting novel captures the ups and downs of teen love in the face of unimaginable grief and the rocky journey to healing, peace, and forgiveness. From breakout author Brenda Rufener (Where I Live). When Aggi Frank and Max Granger finally admitted their feelings for each other last December, it felt like love was beautiful and endless . . . until it wasn't. A fatal car accident involving their older siblings throws their lives into sudden chaos. And with a restraining order now in place between the two bitter households, Aggi and Max's love runs cold. Being together again seems like a distant fantasy, even though they share the same driveway. Still, Plum Lake is a small town, and staying apart can't last forever. Aggi and Max eventually reunite at a lake-house party and break the ice after a year of silence. But just as they begin to rebuild their relationship, the unthinkable happens, leading them to confront each other and their families in the hope of mending the broken pieces. "Rufener's treatment of grief is nuanced and deeply felt, and Aggi's and Max's complex feelings about themselves, their families, and their aborted romance drive the skillfully crafted narrative. A compelling story about grief told through the voices of two expertly drawn protagonists." -Kirkus

The Wishing Tree (Hardcover): Roseanne Thong The Wishing Tree (Hardcover)
Roseanne Thong; Illustrated by Connie McLennan
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Every New Year, Ming and his grandmother visit the Wishing Tree, and every year his wish comes true-- until he makes his most important wish of all.

Seeing Off the Johns (Hardcover): Rene S Perez II Seeing Off the Johns (Hardcover)
Rene S Perez II
R349 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R24 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

People in the small town of Greenton mark their lives from that day in late summer when crowds lined the streets to see off high school athletic stars John Robison and John Mijias. That was the day the Johns, as they were known by adoring fans in Greenton, left for state college, and never made it there--or back. The Johns had spent their high school years putting that nowhere losing town on the map with playoff runs in football and state championship bids in baseball. For Concepcion "Chon" Gonzales, the days that the Johns headed out and didn't return was the first day of his new life. He had waited all his growing up years for a shot at Araceli when one of the Johns, John Mejia, stole her away. Now, while Greenton mourns, while the Johns' families become actors in a spectacle of grief, while Johns memorabilia is sold in every gas station and convenience store in town, while Araceli has to endure a senior year in the watchful gaze of the whole town, Chon Gonzales makes his slow methodical move on the only girl he's ever loved, hoping maybe that she won't notice what he wants. Rene S. Perez II was born in Kingsville, Texas, and raised in Corpus Christi. He received a BA from the University of Texas and an MFA from Texas State University. He is the winner of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Award and lives in Austin. His first book, Along These Highways, was released in 2012.

Sublime (Paperback, Reprint ed.): Christina Lauren Sublime (Paperback, Reprint ed.)
Christina Lauren
R225 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors of Beautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of Shatter Me calls Sublime "a beautiful, haunting read." When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn't sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she's here for him. Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life--and her death--neither of them are willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy's overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren't meant to be crossed...

Believe (Hardcover): Julie Mathison Believe (Hardcover)
Julie Mathison
R449 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R30 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
In 27 Days (Hardcover): Alison Gervais In 27 Days (Hardcover)
Alison Gervais
R396 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R60 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"If you knew you had to do the right thing, but that something bad may happen to you because of it, would you do it anyway?" This hard-hitting, emotional, YA story of pain and love; right and wrong; and life and death is a masterful mix of suspense, romance, the paranormal, and the though-provoking questions we all ask surrounding the difficult subject of suicide. Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn't know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that doesn't stop her from feeling there was something she could have done to help him. Hoping to find some sense of closure, Hadley attends Archer's funeral. There, she is approached by a man who calls himself Death and offers her a deal. If Hadley accepts, she will be sent back twenty-seven days in time to prevent Archer from killing himself. But when Hadley agrees to Death's terms and goes back to right the past, she quickly learns her mission is harder than she ever could have known. Time ticks away as Hadley looks for ways to not only talk to Archer but to know him on a deeper level. But just as she and Archer connect, a series of dangerous accidents starts pushing them apart. Hadley must decide whether she is ready to risk everything-including her life-to keep Archer alive. In 27 Days: Written by award-winning Wattpad sensation Alison Gervais Over 25 million reads on Wattpad Achieved a #1 ranking in the Adventure category, and has won the hearts of millions of readers around the world A story of redemption, first love, and the strength it takes to change the future Addresses tough but true topics and problems facing readers ages 13 and up, such as suicide and family issues A twist on Groundhog's Day meets Death, this paranormal tale [In 27 Days] will have readers turning the pages to see if Hadley stops Archer from making a tragic mistake." -YA Books Central

Good-bye, Sheepie (Hardcover): Robert Burleigh Good-bye, Sheepie (Hardcover)
Robert Burleigh; Illustrated by Peter Catalanotto
R311 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R67 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A young boy comes to terms with the death of his beloved sheepdog

We Are Okay (Hardcover): Nina Lacour We Are Okay (Hardcover)
Nina Lacour
R399 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Seventh Most Important Thing (CD, Unabridged): Shelley Pearsall The Seventh Most Important Thing (CD, Unabridged)
Shelley Pearsall; Narrated by Nick Podehl
R408 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R26 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Afterlife of Holly Chase (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Cynthia Hand The Afterlife of Holly Chase (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Cynthia Hand; Read by Erin Spencer
R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Resourcefulness at College (Paperback): Dominique Thompson Resourcefulness at College (Paperback)
Dominique Thompson
R197 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This illustrated pocket book offers advice and practical tips for students to help build their resourcefulness at college. This book acknowledges the huge emotional shift that occurs when a student goes to college and offers advice and strategies to help them to deal with a new set of situations that may be academically and / or personally stressful and challenging. The book outlines some of the reasons why it is particularly difficult for 18 to 24-year-olds to deal with the upheaval of starting college, but goes on to offer evidence-based approaches to help manage the transition. With insightful material from students who describe the unique pressures they experienced at college - and how they dealt with them - this is a very practical book in which readers will learn ways to develop life strategies and grow as a result of their experiences. Written by the award-winning student mental health specialist, Dr Dominique Thompson, this easy-to-read guide will ensure that readers have all the tools they need to build on their resourcefulness, equipping them for life at college and beyond.

Forever Amigo: An Abby Story (Paperback): Kelsey Abrams Forever Amigo: An Abby Story (Paperback)
Kelsey Abrams; Illustrated by Jomike Tejido
R206 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R47 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Amigo, the oldest dog on the ranch, isn't doing well, but Abby doesn't want to believe it. Although he is retired, Amigo is more than a service dog, he is her friend. When the unthinkable happens, Abby gives up the thing she loves most: caring for the ranch's dogs. Can Abby find a way to move past her grief and keep Amigo's memory alive forever? At Second Chance Ranch, the Ramirez family cares and works to find homes for all kinds of animals on their 200-acre ranch in Texas. Sisters Natalie (12), Abby (10), and twins Emily and Grace (9) all do their part to help out and give each animal the second chance it deserves.

A House by the River (Paperback): William Miller A House by the River (Paperback)
William Miller; Illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu, Cornelius Van Wright
R204 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Life and I - A Story About Death (Hardcover): Helland Larsen Life and I - A Story About Death (Hardcover)
Helland Larsen
R464 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R71 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Dead and the Gone (Paperback): Susan Beth Pfeffer The Dead and the Gone (Paperback)
Susan Beth Pfeffer
R234 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R35 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Susan Beth Pfeffer's "Life as We Knew It "enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event--an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.
With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.

If I Stay (Paperback): Gayle Forman If I Stay (Paperback)
Gayle Forman
R256 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R39 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year.
Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz
In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen -year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

Can You Hear Me, Daddy? (Hardcover): Y. Y. Chan Can You Hear Me, Daddy? (Hardcover)
Y. Y. Chan; Illustrated by Pearly L
R451 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R78 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Far Away (Hardcover): Lisa Graff Far Away (Hardcover)
Lisa Graff
R418 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R96 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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