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Luenn, Nancy
S JE LUENN

After her beloved grandmother dies, Rosita hopes to be reunited with Abuelita as she prepares a gift to give her when her family celebrates the Day of the Dead.
Aubrey, Annette
JE AUBRE

Rhyming text explores the feeling of sadness and loss when a loved one dies.
Hopkinson, Deborah
JE HOPKI

Gramps's farm isn't the same after Grandma's death, but slowly Mags and Cody work to recreate her spirit by bringing back some of the things she loved.
Ringtved, Glenn
JE RINGT

"Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings make a pact to keep death from taking her away. But Death does arrive all the same, as it must. He comes gently, naturally. And he comes with enough time to share a story with the children that helps them to realize the value of loss to life and the importance of being able to say goodbye."--from amazon.com
Abedi, Isabel
JE ABEDI

When Grandpa Elephant tells his grandchildren that he is going to the elephant graveyard to die, the children have many questions for him about death and what comes next.
Covey, Sean
JE COVEY

Goob's friends help him after his grandpa passes away.
Henley, Karyn
JE HENLE

Anthony enjoys spending time with his grandmother, so when she dies he is sad until his mother tells him that Gram is now with Jesus, and reminds him of the treasures she left him, including her special song.
Yolen, Jane
JE YOLEN

A boy asks others how they felt when his grandfather died and then shares his own feelings.
Davies, Benji
JE DAVIE

"At the bottom of Syd's garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad's house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn't in any of the usual places. He's in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad's house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as it's always been -- except that Grandad isn't there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Davies's tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they're gone."-- Amazon.com.
Fang, Suzhen
JE FANG

"Xiao Le's grandmother lives in a faraway village. A visit with Grandma is always a special event, but this time she is frail. With encouragement from his mom, Xiao Le plays with and helps Grandma. When Grandma dies shortly thereafter, Xiao Le comforts his mom--reminding her that when it rains, Grandma is washing her clothes in the sky ... and that although the Perfume Village in heaven cannot be reached by train, it can be accessed by the heart. Fang Suzhen's moving story, with stunning illustrations by Sonja Danowski, is a powerful reminder that love transcends all."-- Publisher's web site.
Castellucci, Cecil
JE CASTE

When her grandmother, a devoted gardener, dies, a little girl inherits her gardening gloves and feels closer to her memory.
Burrowes, Adjoa J.
JE BURRO

A young girl recalls her visits with her grandmother during each season of the year, until the winter when she dies.
Vega, Denise
JE VEGA

With lyrical text and birant illustrations, this book is a touching celebration of the relationship between old and young, while touching on the subject of aging in a subtle, senstive manner.
Kennedy, Pamela
JE KENNE

Everything reminds Amy of her grandmother, who recently died, but by talking with her mother about the special memories represented by fabrics in Granny's quilt, Amy is able to deal with her sadness.
Wangerin, Walter
JE WANGE

The granddaughter of a German-American farmer tells of her experiences with him on the farm and the many things he taught her about life.
Fried, Amelie
JE FRIED

After his beloved grandfather dies, a young boy feels confused and sad as he struggles to understand the meaning of death.
Howe, James
JE HOWE

Five-year-old Emily tries to understand her grandfather's death by exploring the Christian and Jewish rituals that her family practices during and after his funeral.
MacLachlan, Patricia
J MACLA

Ten year-old Jake shares a special bond with his grandfather, Billy, but when Billy asks Jake to build him a sod house, Jake is not sure he wants to do it.
Munsch, Robert
JE MUNSC

After her grandfather's funeral, Sarah wakes her father in the middle of the night so they can go to the lighthouse her grandfather loved and remember other night-time visits there.
Ada, Alma Flor
J ADA

Sixth-grader Amalia learns many important life-lessons while spending Friday afternoons with her beloved grandmother, and the teaching goes on even after Abuelita's sudden death as Amalia finds a way y to connect with relatives and a friend who has moved away.
Lobel, Gillian
JE LOBEL

When his beloved grandfather is killed in a storm while leading the swan flock south for the winter, Moonshadow is reassured by his father that the flock will go on with Grandfather always in their hearts.
Britain, Lory
J155.937 BRITA

A young child talks about the emotions felt after Grandma's death. Includes a list entitled "Things I Can Do When Someone I Love Dies."
Doray, Malika
JE DORAY

When a little animal's grandmother dies, he remembers good times with her and asks his mother about death.
Zalben, Jane Breskin
JE ZALBE

A young girl copes with the death of her grandfather by remembering all the things she loved about him. Includes information about funeral customs of various religions.
Hines, Anna Grossnickle
JE HINES

When Grandpa dies, Holly and Glen remember the special times they had together, gardening, reading, and learning about butterflies.
Armas, Teresa
S JE ARMAS

Grandma's box of treasures helps Lorena and her grandfather remember special times after her grandmother's death.
Krishnaswami, Uma
JE KRISH

When Grandma comes down with a "bad case of sadness" one year after Grandpa's death, Daysha collects objects that will remind her grandmother of Daysha's grandfather.
Londner, Renee
JE LONDN

After a year of missing his grandfather and remembering things they did together, a young boy and his family unveil Grandpa's tombstone, place stones on it, and share stories, knowing the memories will never be lost.
Woodson, Jacqueline
JE WOODS

A child and her grandmother feel sad when Grandpa dies, but as time passes, funny memories of him make them laugh and feel better.
Cooke, Trish
JE COOKE

The changing nature of their apple tree, as it grows and goes through the seasons, reminds Leigh and Vin of their grandfather, who is gone but lives on in their memories.
Barker, Peggy
JE BARKE

When her grandmother dies, a young girl feels better after her mother reads Bible verses describing God's plan for everlasting life.
Barron, T.A.
JE BARRO

As his family reminisces after his beloved grandfather's death, a boy realizes that his grandfather is still with him in all the special places they shared.
Sinykin, Sheri Cooper
JE SINYK

When Rachel's beloved grandfather, Zayde, comes to spend his last days with her family, she worries what will happen when he dies, especially after friends tell her the Christian and Muslim beliefs about the afterlife