"After a long winter's hibernation, Bruno the marmot wakes up to discover the most beautiful dandelion outside his burrow. The two quickly become friends and they play together all spring long. But when summer comes, the dandelion asks Bruno to help her, and to trust her that everything will be fine. So as she asks, he blows her seeds away into the wind only to find that he's left without a friend anymore. He's sad at the loss of his dandelion, but after another winter's sleep, he wakes to find a wonderful surprise."--Book jacket.
Astor, Cynthia

When her beloved music teacher dies suddenly, Emmaline tries to find indelible ways to remember her always.
Puttock, Simon

Hippo and Monkey are best, best, best friends and when the wise old Hippo dies, Monkey is very sad until Chameleon helps him remember the stories he and Hippo shared.
Cave, Anne Good
J155.937 CAVE

"...helps children deal with death--especially the death of a peer--by discussing what happens inside them when someone dies. It also points the entire family to hope in Jesus Christ, and how, because of his sacrifice, we celebrate, even during such a sad time."
Skofield, James

"An old bear and a young bird become friends and spend several years together until the bear's death. The young bird is comforted by memories of their time together"-- Provided by publisher.
Paterson, Katherine

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
Carter, Dorothy

At first, Sugar Plum cries when her mother leaves her with Mis' Lela, but the happy days they spend together make Sugar Plum want to remember her, even after she dies.
Kaldhol, Marit

When her best friend accidentally drowns, a little girl, with the help of her parents, tries to come to terms with his death and her feelings of loss and sadness.
Cohn, Janice

When Betsy learns about the death of a friend, her parents and kindergarten teacher answer questions about dying, funerals, and the burial process.
Thomas, Pat
J155.937 THOMA

This reassuring picture book explores the difficult issue of death for young children. Children's feelings and questions about this sensitive subject are looked at in a simple but realistic way. This book helps them to understand their loss and to come to terms with their feelings.
Jeffs, Stephanie

Little Josh has an adult neighbor friend named Max. One day, Max dies in a serious car accident, and Josh must learn how to cope with his own feelings of sadness, as well as anger. Later, he experiences his very first funeral.
Moore, Stephanie Perry

Morgan is worried about of a number of things--her father being in the war, a big test in school, having to tell a judge about being attacked by an older girl, and the death of one of her friends in an accident--but when her mother explains to her about God and heaven Morgan understands why she need not be afraid. Educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter.
Loth, Sebastian

Zelda is a young duck that lives in the garden. Her friend Crystal is a turtle who is growing old. The two do many things together. One day Crystal is not in the garden. But friendship never dies
Bunting, Eve

When a sick boy dies, his friends and classmates remember him by building a schoolyard pond in his memory.
Loftis, Chris
J155.937 LOFTI

The story of a little boy's reaction to the death of his friend by a random drive-by shooting.
Parr, Todd

Illustrations and brief text relate how a person might feel when they lose someone they love.
Arnold, Elana K.

Unhappy about moving from sunny California to rainy Corvallis, Oregon, and grieving over the death of her best friend, sixth-grader Iris looks for a miracle and may find one in new friend Boris.