amazon.ca

Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books

Death & Dying

Showing 11-20 of 227 books

rated!
rated!

Maxed Out

by Daphne Greer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: hockey, death & dying, special needs

Twelve-year-old Max just wants to play hockey.

But ever since his dad died, Max's mom has been struggling. Now Max has to take his brother, Duncan, who is autistic, with him wherever he goes. Max's team is counting on him to help them win the upcoming playoff game against the Red Eagles, but one practice makes it clear that it's not safe to leave hi …

rated!
rated!

Eight Days

by Teresa Toten
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: death & dying, diversity & multicultural, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

Governor General’s award-winning author Teresa Toten’s story about one girl’s transformative eight-day road-trip to retrieve her mother’s body.

 

How do you face a heartbreaking past?

One day at a time.

Or as Aggie says, one crisis at a time.

In Teresa Toten’s compelling new novel Eight Days, Samantha finds out that the mother she thought had …

rated!
rated!

Slowpoke the Bell Island Mine Horse

by Heather Smith, by (artist) Genevieve Simms
edition: eBook
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p
tagged: horses, friendship, post-confederation (1867-), death & dying

A heartwarming picture book about an iron ore–mine horse and a timid young miner in Bell Island, Newfoundland, from award-winning author of Mr. Hirota’s Garden and The Agony of Bun O’Keefe 

Out in Conception Bay, on the northern Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador, sits tiny Bell Island, a tight-knit community where iron ore has been …

rated!
rated!

Better Place

by Duane Murray, illustrated by Shawn Daley
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: literary, death & dying

This sidekick misses his superhero... After hearing that his grandfather has gone to a "better place", a boy sets off on a grand adventure to find him, dressed as his favourite comic book character.

Dylan just moved to a new house, with no friends, and a mother who doesn't have time for him. Luckily, he has his grandad. Together, they are Red Rocket …

rated!
rated!

For Laika

The Dog Who Learned the Names of the Stars

text by Kai Cheng Thom, illustrated by Kai Yun Ching
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dogs, death & dying, exploration & discovery, aeronautics & astronautics

The heart-rending story of Laika, the brave canine space traveller.

By two of the co-creators of the acclaimed children's book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea: the moving and beautifully told story of Laika, the dog who learned the names of the stars. Laika is an orphaned stray dog who lives in the streets of Moscow in the 1950s in …

rated!
rated!

The Sour Cherry Tree

by Naseem Hrab, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 12
tagged: death & dying, emotions & feelings, multigenerational, middle eastern & arab american

A heartwarming look at love, loss, and memorable objects through the eyes of a child by critically-acclaimed creators Naseem Hrab and Nahid Kazemi

"Deeply evocative ... A beautifully poignant celebration of memories of a loved one that live on in those that remain." — Kirkus Reviews – STARRED REVIEW

After her grandfather’s death, a young girl w …

rated!
rated!

Sorry For Your Loss

by Joanne Levy
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: death & dying, friendship, orphans & foster homes, jewish

“A heartfelt and expertly written tale of loss, family, and friendship that will have readers blinking back their tears…Beautiful and sincere.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Evie Walman is not obsessed with death. She does think about it a lot, though, but only because her family runs a Jewish funeral home. At twelve, Evie already knows …

Show editions

Sub-categories