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Step by Step

by Virginia Russell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: death & dying

On an icy evening in December, Kimberley Jamieson’s world is shattered by a careless drunk driver who skids into her mother’s car. In the three months since the accident, Kim has turned away from her old pursuits — she quit swimming, then the orchestra, and now she’s even skipping school. Kim’s father is no help either; a policeman const …

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Luke Baldwin's Vow

by Morley Callaghan
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: dogs, death & dying, orphans & foster homes

"Come on, Dan. Come on, old boy," Luke pleaded softly. "I won't let you die..."

When his father dies, Luke is sent to live with his uncle, a practical man who has no patience at all for dreamers.

Then Dan, an old collie, comes into Luke's life and he discovers that the practical things in life are not always that important.

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Morning Light

An Educational Storybook for Children and Their Caregivers About HIV/AIDS and Saying Goodbye

by M Merrifield
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: death & dying

The topic of death is examined in Morning Light: An Educational Storybook for Children and Their Caregivers About HIV/AIDS and Saying Goodbye. The subtitle says it all.

The twins Max and Maggie live with their single mother, who has AIDS. As they grow, their mother becomes sicker and sicker. Ultimately she dies and the twins are taken by their aunt …

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Wheels

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: death & dying

Everyone likes Wheels at Degrassihe plays in a rock band with his buddies Joey and Snake and thinks about being a musician full-time, like his birth father.
But Wheels's life slams to a halt when his parents are killed in a car accident. He fights with his best friend, hangs around downtown with rough street kids, and gets into serious trouble wit …

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Griff Gets a Hand

And Other Stories

by Kit Hood & Linda Schuyler, with Eve Jennings
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: school & education, death & dying

What does it mean to be a friend, and to be loyal? The kids who live on Degrassi Steet stay friends when times are happy and when they're sad--they know how much friends can mean.
In Griff Gets a Hand and Other Stories the kids learn the ups and downs of friendship: Connie discovers how to be a real team player; Lisa remembers how important a best …

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