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Grandad's island

£5.00

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 is unexpectedly in the attic. He takes Syd through a big metal door onto a huge ship. They easily sail to a wild, beautiful island awash in colour where Grandad decides to stay. So Syd hugs Grandad and sails back home. Visiting Grandad’s house next morning, Syd finds it the same as usual — except Grandad isn’t there. Then Benji receives an unusual piece of post to explain. This picture book, which does not state that Grandad is dead, is a reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they are gone from us.

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Benji Davies

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2.50

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Remembering Lucy: a story about loss and grief in a school

£10.00

Joe and his friends miss Lucy very much after her death, but he can also remember the happy times he shared with her. He thinks about the wonderful things Lucy did - how messy she was when she was painting, and the time she giggled through the school play when her crown kept slipping off. Now Joe knows that remembering Lucy doesn’t mean he has to feel so sad. Children with special educational needs and disabilities often experience grief at a much younger age than other children, and this illustrated story may help those aged 3+ with SEND understand their feelings caused by death and loss. This book is ideal for teachers and support staff at SEND schools and colleges to use with their classes.

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Sarah Helton

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2.50

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Remembering mum

£4.00

Sam’s mother Mandy died from pneumonia aged 27 in 1988, leaving him and his brother Eddy feeling hurt and confused.  Sam's schoolteacher worked with them and his dad to produce a book which emphasizes the importance of talking about bereavement and of remembering. Showing the family eating dinner, looking at old family snapshots and preparing for bed, the book's photographs show that the ordinary events of life carry on alongside the trauma the family feels. The book reminds the reader of the need to express grief in a society which all too often sees death as a taboo subject for children. It will be helpful for parents, teachers and counsellors to use with children aged 5-11.

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Ginny Perkins

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2.50

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Talking to my gran about dying. My school project

£8.50

When Will has to do a project for school, he decides to do it on dying. It will get him out of going to the library - and all he has to do is talk to Tam his Gran about what she thinks. Will and Tam talk about why people have to die and where people go when they die. By the end of their last conversation, Will understands much more about what dying means. Written in a diary format, this illustrated book is an excellent way to answer children’s questions and to help them understand what dying means. There are questions for readers throughout the book which will allow them to safely explore their thoughts and feelings. This is an ideal resource for teachers and parents to read with children aged 8-11.

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Gina Levete

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The Diddakoi

£6.00

Everyone in Kizzy's town hates her because she's half-gypsy – a diddakoi. She is bullied and picked on at school and does not trust other people because she is not used to them. But Kizzy doesn't care because all she needs is Gran and Joe, her horse. However, when Gran dies and their wagon burns down, Kizzy is all alone. No one wants to look after her and her beloved Joe might get sent to the knacker's yard. There are good people in the village, though, who want to help if only Kizzie will let them into her life. The novel explores how Kizzy learns to cope with bereavement and to survive in a hostile world –and also how to save Joe.

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Rumer Godden

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2.50

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Is Daddy coming back in a minute?  Explaining (sudden) death in words very young children can understand

£10.00

When Alex and his dad were on a holiday together Daddy's heart stopped beating and Alex had to find help all by himself. Daddy was very badly broken and not even the ambulance people could help him. This honest picture book is designed to help explain the concept of death to children aged 3-7. Written in Alex's own words, it is based on the real-life conversations that his mother, the author, had with him when he was three following the sudden death of his father. The book provides reassurance to readers through clear and honest answers to difficult questions that can follow the death of a loved one, and reiterates the message that it is okay to be both sad and happy.

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Ellie & Alex Barber  

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