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Summary: Ponette is a sad little girl. She has survived a car crash that killed her mother and left her with a broken arm. Her father takes to live with an aunt, who has two children roughly her age, explaining to his tearful, disbelieving daughter that her mother is not coming back. Not understanding the finality of death in an adult way, Ponette wonders why if Jesus gets to rise from the dead, why...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1998

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PON

Emswiler, Mary Ann.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.937 EMS

Worden, J. William (James William)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Guilford Press 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.937 WOR

Fitzgerald, Helen.

Summary: Provides suggestions for dealing with a child's emotional responses to death and helping a child adjust to a new life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1992

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Jarratt, Claudia Jewett

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Common Press 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.937 JAR

Shofner, Melissa Raé

Summary: "The death of a parent isn't easy for a person of any age. Children, who do not yet fully understand death, may have an exceptionally hard time when their parent passes away. This book touches on many of the emotions that a child might feel during this difficult time--including grief, guilt, and fear--and offers advice on how to talk about these feelings. Some of the changes that may occur in a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2018

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 155 SHO

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Sixth grade is supposed to be the year that Jack Callahan would lead his team to a record-shattering season and the Little League World Series, but after the death of his brother he loses interest in baseball and only Cassie, star of the girls' softball team, seems to understand.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC LUP

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LUP

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Lupica 2015

Wellins, Candy

Summary: George loves spending Saturdays with his grandmother, Stella. One day, Stella is gone and George is ready to cancel Saturdays--until a new addition to the family arrives and George finds a way to honor the memories of his beloved grandmother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Kids 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WEL

Summary: Shot while General Franco was on his deathbed, the film melds the personal and the political in a portrait of the legacy of fascism and its effects on a middle-class family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CRI

Higginbotham, Anastasia

Summary: "This exploration of grief and mourning recognizes the anger and confusion that a child feels around death while offering possibilities for celebrating life and love. This is the second book in the series, Ordinary Terrible Things, following the first installation, Divorce is the Worst"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Feminist Press at City University of New York 2016

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Ford, Amy E.

Summary: "'It will never happen to us' But it did. Your child is experiencing what one in every five children in the U.S. experience before the age of 18--death of a loved one or an equally painful loss. How do you help your child get through this, especially whenyou might be dealing with your own grief? God sees your family's pain and longs to ease it. Dr. Amy Ford is a licensed professional counselor,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvest House Publishers 2019

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Maier, Inger M

Summary: Emily introduces her younger brother, Ben, to butterflies, which he calls "flying flowers," and when his illness makes him too weak to go see them she draws him pictures, but after his death she no longer wants to draw happy things. Includes note to parents

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magination Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MAI

Hunt, Irene.

Summary: After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a school teacher, where she experiences many emotions and changes as she grows from seven to eighteen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HUN

Gould-Bourn, James

Summary: "Danny's life is falling apart. He's become a single father to eleven-year-old Will--who hasn't spoken since the death of his mother in a car crash a year earlier--and Danny has just been fired from his construction job. To make matters worse, he's behind on the rent and his nasty landlord is threatening to break his legs if he doesn't pay soon. Danny needs money, and fast. After observing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2020

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC GOU
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Anthony, David

Summary: The heroes' baseball team, the Traverse City Salmon, are playing the Garden City Sprouts in the little league championship game. The Sprouts throw a curve ball and turn into pinch-hitting plant monsters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sigil Pub. 2009

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC ANT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC ANT

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Anthony 2009

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

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