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Loss of a Grandparent (Fiction/Nonfiction)

 

Aliki
The Two of Them, Mulberry Books, 1987
Relationship of child with grandparents, Illustrated.
Ages 3-9
 
Barron, T. A.
Where is Grandpa?, Philomel, 2000
A young boy, in dialogue with his father, discovers how to deal with loss
through healing memories.
Ages 5-9
 
Burningham, John
Grandpa, Crown, 1984
Joyous images of moments shared with grandfather with an empty
chair at the end.
Ages 4-7
 
Casely, Judith
When Grandpa Came to Stay, Greenwillow, 1986
A grandson helps his grandfather grieve the loss of his grandmother,
with memories and tears.
Ages 3-7
 
Choi, Yangsook
Behind the Mask, Frances Foster Books/FSG, 2006
Korean and American folk traditions thread together a story about
a boy who finds a link to his grandfather behind a Korean mask
made by him.
Ages 4-10
 
Clifford, Eth
The Remembering Box, Houghton Mifflin, Reprint 1992
Gently depicts the demise of a grandmother up to the moment of
death, with cherished memories left behind.
Ages 5-9
 
de Paola, Tomie
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, Putman, Revised 2000
Lovingly shows the care given an aging grandmother by her family,
including children, before she dies. Depicts traditions and memories.
Ages 3-8
 
Fassler, Joan
Grandpa Died Today, Human Science Press, 1983
Young boy deals with the death of his grandfather and finds courage
with his help.
Ages 4-7
 
Forward, Toby
Traveling Backward, Dutton, 1994
Humorous journey of a grandfather back to childhood due to his
grandson’s unwillingness to see him die. Both eventually see the
appropriateness of death.
Ages 7-11
 
Hines, Anna G.
Remember the Butterflies, Dutton, 1991
Shows how a grandfather has taught a reverence for life which lasts
beyond his death. Garden Setting.
Ages 4-8
 
Holden, L. Dwight
Gran-Gran’s Best Trick, Magination Press, 1989
This book deals with cancer, treatment, and death of a grandparent.
Ages 6-12
 
Liss-Levinson, Nechama
When a Grandparent Dies, Jewish Lights Publishing, 1995
This child’s memory book deals with Shiva and the following years.
Ages 8-12
 
McLaughlin, K.
The Memory Box, The Centering Corporation, 2001
This delightful story tells the transformation of a grandson grieving his
grandfather by turning his fishing box into a memory box.
Ages 4-9
 
Pomerantz, Barbara
Bubby, Me, and Memories,
Union of American Hebrew Congregation, 1983
After his grandmother dies, child is helped and questions answered.
It is a good resource for Jewish customs.
Ages 4-8
 
Robinson, Aminah & Fox, Mem
Sophie, Harcourt Brace, 1997
Sophie feels alone following her grandfather’s death.
Ages 3-7
 
Thomas, Jane Resh
Saying Goodbye to Grandma, Clarion, 1990
Illustrates the events faced by a family when a loved one dies, from a
child’s point of view, with dialogue regarding wishes, doubts, fears.
Ages 6-10
 
Thornton, Terence
Grandpa’s Chair, Multnomah Press, 1988
Covers a boy’s last visit to his grandfather, their love for each other, and
his death.
Ages 4-8
 
Yolen, Jane
Grandad Bill’s Song, PaperStar, 1998
A young boy finds his own feelings after family and friends talk
about memories.
Ages 4-9
 
Zolotow, Charlotte
My Grandson Lew, Harper & Rowe, 1974
Shows the valuable communication between the living and dying
that a child remembers years after the occurrence of death.
Ages 4-8
 

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