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Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Book List: Death and Dying
Whether expected or unexpected, death is difficult for both children and adults to understand. These stories introduce the concept to young children, with the death of grandparents, pets, and siblings amongst those discussed.
Old Pig by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ron Brooks, Allen & Unwin, $27.99, 9780140562118
Drop Dead by Babette Cole, Red Fox, $20.95, 9780099659112
Sadako by Eleanor Coerr, illustrated by Ed Young, Paperstar, $16.99, 9780698115880
Jenny Angel by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, Viking Books, $23.99, 9780670845057
Granpa by John Burningham, Red Fox, $17.95, 9780099434085
Frog and the Birdsong by Max Velthuijs, Anderson Press, $38.95, 9780862643218.
Grandma’s Bill by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Jane Johnson, Hodder, 9780750026277 (out of print)
Heaven by Nicholas Allan, Red Fox, $19.99, 9780099488149
Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley, Andersen Press, $14.99, 9781849395144