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    Elsewhere

    Zevin, Gabrielle.

    After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live.".

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    The book thief

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    The book thief

    Zusak, Markus.

    Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

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    The dead bird

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    The dead bird

    Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.

    When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave.

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    Te daría el sol

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    Te daría el sol

    Nelson, Jandy, author.

    Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways, until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else who is an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years of their story belong to Noah. The later years belong to Jude. What the twins fail to realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they would have a chance to remake their world.

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    Saying it out loud

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    Saying it out loud

    Abelove, Joan.

    With the help of her best friend, sixteen-year-old Mindy sorts through her relationships with her solicitous mother and her detached father as she tries to come to terms with the fact that her mother is dying from a brain tumor.

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    The five people you meet in heaven

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    Catalyst

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    Catalyst

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    Eighteen-year-old Kate, who sometimes chafes at being a preacher's daughter, finds herself losing control in her senior year as she faces difficult neighbors, the possibility that she may not be accepted by the college of her choice, and an unexpected death.

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    Wintergirls

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    Wintergirls

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.

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    Store bought baby

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    Store bought baby

    Belton, Sandra.

    The death of Leah's beloved older brother, and her parents' reactions to the tragedy, raise questions for Leah about the meaning of family and about her place in her own.

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    Boy2girl

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    Boy2girl

    Blacker, Terence.

    After the death of his mother, thirteen-year-old Sam comes to live with his cousin and as a prank, he dresses up as a girl for school, but it soon gets out of hand.

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    Summer bird blue

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    Summer bird blue

    Bowman, Akemi Dawn, uathor.

    After her sister and songwriting partner, Lea, dies in an automobile accident, seventeen-year-old Rumi is sent to Hawaii with an aunt she barely knows while she and her mother grieve separately.

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    All that remains

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    All that remains

    Brooks, Bruce.

    Three novellas explore the effects of death on young lives.

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    Many stones

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    Many stones

    Coman, Carolyn.

    After her sister Laura is murdered in South Africa, Berry and her estranged father travel there to participate in the dedication of a memorial in her name.

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    The bumblebee flies anyway

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    The bumblebee flies anyway

    Cormier, Robert.

    Sixteen-year-old Barney has only fleeting memories about his past but, as a voluntary patient at the institute for experimental medicine, he knows he is different from the terminally ill patients surrounding him. His involvement with the bitter, slowly dying, Mazzo brings Barney hope, pain, and a moment of heroic glory.

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    The sledding hill

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    The sledding hill

    Crutcher, Chris.

    Billy, recently deceased, keeps an eye on his best friend, fourteen-year-old Eddie, who has added to his home and school problems by becoming mute, and helps him stand up to a conservative minister and English teacher who is orchestrating a censorship challenge.

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    Red kayak

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    Red kayak

    Cummings, Priscilla, 1951-

    Living near the water on Maryland's Eastern Shore, thirteen-year-old Brady and his best friends J.T. and Digger become entangled in a tragedy which tests their friendship and their ideas about right and wrong.

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    The truth about forever

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    The truth about forever

    Dessen, Sarah.

    The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief.

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    These shallow graves

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    These shallow graves

    Donnelly, Jennifer, author.

    A young woman in nineteenth-century New York City must struggle against gender and class boundaries when her father is found dead of a supposed suicide, and she believes there is more than meets the eye, so in order to uncover the truth she will have to decide how much she is willing to risk and lose.

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    Far and beyon'

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    Far and beyon'

    Dow, Unity.

    A Tswana mother, grieving the loss of two sons to AIDS, embraces traditional magic, while her remaining son and daughter increasingly reject her beliefs.

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    This is our story

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    This is our story

    Elston, Ashley, author.

    "When a hunting accident claims a boy's life, his best friends all come under suspicion"-- Provided by publisher.

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    If I stay

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    If I stay : a novel

    Forman, Gayle.

    While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

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    Looking for Alaska

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    Looking for Alaska : a novel

    Green, John, 1977-

    Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

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    Tighter

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    Tighter

    Griffin, Adele.

    Based on Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw," tells the story of Jamie Atkinson's summer spent as a nanny in a small Rhode Island beach town, where she begins to fear that the estate may be haunted, especially after she learns of two deaths that occurred there the previous summer.

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    Where I want to be

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    Where I want to be

    Griffin, Adele.

    Two teenaged sisters, separated by death but still connected, work through their feelings of loss over the closeness they shared as children that was later destroyed by one's mental illness, and finally make peace with each other.

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    Forever changes

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    Forever changes

    Halpin, Brendan, 1968-

    Although encouraged to apply to colleges, Brianna Pelletier, a mathematically-gifted high school senior with cystic fibrosis, dwells on her mortality and the unfairness of life.

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    Early to death, early to rise

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    Early to death, early to rise : a novel

    Harrison, Kim.

    When Madison Avery, seventeen, spunky, and technically dead, takes on the role of Dark Timekeeper, she struggles to figure out her place in the war between light and dark reapers.

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    Once dead, twice shy

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    Once dead, twice shy : a novel

    Harrison, Kim.

    First of a trilogy. Spunky teen Madison, though technically dead, uses a stolen amulet to retain the illusion of a body and help her in the struggle between Light and Dark reapers .

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    M+O 4evr

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    M+O 4evr

    Hegamin, Tonya.

    In parallel stories, Hannah, a slave, finds love while fleeing a Maryland plantation in 1842, and in the present, Opal watches her life-long best friend, Marianne, pull away and eventually lose her life in the same Pennsylvania ravine where Hannah died.

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    Phoenix rising

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    Phoenix rising

    Hesse, Karen.

    Thirteen-year-old Nyle learns about relationships and death when fifteen-year-old Ezra, who was exposed to radiation leaked from a nearby nuclear plant, comes to stay at her grandmother's Vermont farmhouse.

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    Paper covers rock

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    Paper covers rock

    Hubbard, Jenny.

    In 1982 Buncombe County, North Carolina, sixteen-year-old Alex Stromm writes of the aftermath of the accidental drowning of a friend, as his English teacher reaches out to him while he and a fellow boarding school student try to cover things up.

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    Kira-Kira

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    Kira-Kira

    Kadohata, Cynthia.

    Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.

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    Revival

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    Revival : a novel

    King, Stephen, 1947-

    "In a small New England town over half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife, will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs-- including Jamie's sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed." -- Provided by publisher.

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    The silver kiss

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    The silver kiss

    Klause, Annette Curtis.

    A mysterious teenage boy harboring a dark secret helps Zo‘ come to terms with her mother's terminal illness.

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    A separate peace

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    A separate peace

    Knowles, John, 1926-

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    Dark triumph

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    Dark triumph

    LaFevers, Robin.

    "Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this sequel to Grave Mercy"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Keturah and Lord Death

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    Keturah and Lord Death

    Leavitt, Martine, 1953-

    When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King's Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.

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    A ring of endless light

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    A ring of endless light

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort with the pod of dolphins with which she has been doing research.

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    Upstream

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    Upstream

    Lion, Melissa.

    After her boyfriend is killed in a hunting accident, Alaska high-school-senior Marty, with help from her mother and two younger sisters, tries to get over her grief and begin a new life.

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    Freewill

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    Freewill

    Lynch, Chris

    A teenager trying to recover from the tragic death of his father and stepmother believes himself to be responsible for the rash of teen suicides occurring in his town.

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    How it went down

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    How it went down

    Magoon, Kekla, author.

    When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.

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    Amy & Roger's epic detour

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    Amy & Roger's epic detour

    Matson, Morgan.

    After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come to terms with her grief and guilt.

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    I'll give you the sun

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    I'll give you the sun

    Nelson, Jandy.

    "A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The sky is everywhere

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    The sky is everywhere

    Nelson, Jandy.

    In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.

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    Saving Zoë

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    Saving Zoë

    Noël, Alyson.

    Instead of a fresh start, high school provides more grief and isolation to Echo, whose older sister died a year earlier, but insights gained from Zoe's diary--a fifteenth birthday gift from Zoe's boyfriend--about her sister's life and death change Echo in ways she could have never expected.

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    One death, nine stories

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    One death, nine stories

    Nicholas, Kevin. Age 19. Died at York Hospital, July 19, 2012. Kev's the first kid their age to die. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who didn't know Kevin, friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, all dealing with the fallout of his death. Being a teenager is a time for all kinds of firsts: first jobs, first loves, first good-byes, firsts that break your heart and awaken your soul. It's an initiation of sorts, and it can be brutal.

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    I miss you, I miss you!

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    I miss you, I miss you!

    Pohl, Peter.

    Thirteen-year-old Tina Dubois and her identical twin sister, Cilla, are extremely close and yet different personalities, and when Cilla is suddenly killed, Tina and her family struggle to come to terms with the loss.

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    Saints of Augustine

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    Saints of Augustine

    Ryan, Patrick, 1965-

    In St. Augustine, Florida, former best friends Charlie Perrin and Sam Findley, now both sixteen, come to realize that their friendship is the only thing that will keep them afloat when each of their worlds is turned upside down through death, divorce, and the seemingly out-of-control direction of their lives.

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    The inexplicable logic of my life

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    The inexplicable logic of my life : a novel

    Sáenz, Benjamin Alire, author.

    "A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is"-- Provided by publisher.

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    You are not here

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    You are not here

    Schutz, Samantha.

    Annaleah's grief over the tragic death of seventeen-year-old Brian is compounded by the fact that her friends did not like him, while his friends and both of their families knew nothing of their intimate relationship.

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    Thunderhead

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    Thunderhead

    Shusterman, Neal, author.

    Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, and the Thunderhead is not pleased.

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    Everlost

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    Everlost

    Shusterman, Neal.

    When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing--even skinjacking--to break free.

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    Kipling's choice

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    Kipling's choice

    Spillebeen, Geert.

    In 1915, mortally wounded in Loos, France, eighteen-year-old John Kipling, son of writer Rudyard Kipling, remembers his boyhood and the events leading to what is to be his first and last World War I battle.

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    Numbers

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    Numbers

    Ward, Rachel, 1978-

    Fifteen-year-old Jem knows when she looks at someone the exact date they will die, so she avoids relationships and tries to keep out of the way, but when she meets a boy named Spider and they plan a day out together, they become more involved than eitherof them had planned.

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    The waking dark

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    The waking dark

    Wasserman, Robin.

    "After a series of suicide-killings and a deadly storm, the residents of the town of Oleander, Kansas, start acting even more strangely than would be expected. Only the 5 witnesses of the murders retain their sound minds, and must band together to save the town from whatever has come over it"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Noggin

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    Noggin

    Whaley, John Corey.

    After dying at age 16, Travis Coates's head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships.

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    Blind faith

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    Blind faith

    Wittlinger, Ellen.

    While coping with her grandmother's sudden death and her mother's resulting depression and fascination with a spiritualist church, whose ministers claim to communicate with the dead, fifteen-year-old Liz finds herself falling for a new neighbor whose mother is dying of cancer.

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    Behind you

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    Behind you

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    After fifteen-year-old Jeremiah is mistakenly shot by police, the people who love him struggle to cope with their loss as they recall his life and death, unaware that 'Miah is watching over them.

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    The friends

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    The friends

    Yumoto, Kazumi.

    Curious about death, three sixth-grade boys decide to spy on an old man waiting for him to die, but they end up becoming his friends.

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    Elsewhere

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    Elsewhere

    Zevin, Gabrielle.

    After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like Earth and very different -- lives run backwards in Elsewhere. Liz must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live" and the decision she'll have to make when her new life begins.

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    The book thief

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    The book thief

    Zusak, Markus.

    Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

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    The fall of Freddie the leaf

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    The fall of Freddie the leaf : a story of life for all ages

    Buscaglia, Leo F.

    As Freddie experiences the changing seasons along with his companion leaves, he learns about the delicate balance between life and death.

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    What's heaven?

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    What's heaven?

    Shriver, Maria.

    After her great-grandmother's death, a young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions.

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    The empty place

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    The empty place : a child's guide through grief

    Temes, Roberta.

    A boy describes the feelings of loss, fear, and guilt felt by himself and his friend Betsy after each of them experiences the death of a sibling.

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    Kira-kira

    Kadohata, Cynthia.

    Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill. kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes. When Katie and her family move from a Japanese community in Iowa to the Deep South of Georgia, it's Lynn who explains to her why people stop them on the street to stare. And it's Lynn who, with her special way of viewing the world, teaches Katie to look beyond tomorrow. But when Lynn becomes desperately ill, and the whole family begins to fall apart, it is up to Katie to find a way to remind them all that there is always something glittering -- kira-kira -- in the future.

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    Maniac Magee

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    Maniac Magee

    Spinelli, Jerry.

    An orphaned adolescent boy with a legendary talent for running goes on a journey of self-discovery, leaving his aunt and uncle's unhappy home, bouncing from place to place, and learning about racism and what it means to belong.

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    Crazy lady!

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    Crazy lady!

    Conly, Jane Leslie.

    As he tries to come to terms with his mother's death, Vernon finds solace in his growing relationship with the neighborhood outcasts, an alcoholic and her retarded son.

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    Absolutely normal chaos

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    Absolutely normal chaos

    Creech, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old Mary Lou grows up considerably during the summer while learning about romance, homesickness, death, and her cousin's search for his biological father.

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    Chasing Redbird

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    Chasing Redbird

    Creech, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old Zinnia Taylor uncovers family secrets and self truths while clearing a mysterious settler trail that begins on her family's farm in Kentucky.

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    Walk two moons

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    Walk two moons

    Creech, Sharon.

    After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

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    Stinky Stern forever

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    Stinky Stern forever

    Edwards, Michelle.

    Pa Lia and her classmates share memories of Stinky Stern, the second-grade bully.

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    Mockingbird

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    Mockingbird : (Mok'ing-bûrd)

    Erskine, Kathryn.

    Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.

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    Julia's kitchen

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    Julia's kitchen

    Ferber, Brenda A.

    When her mother and younger sister are killed in a house fire, eleven-year-old Cara struggles to find a way to deal with her emotions and to reach out to her grieving father.

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    Unbroken

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    Unbroken

    Haas, Jessie.

    Following her mother's death in the early 1900s, thirteen-year-old Harry lives on Aunt Sarah's farm where an accident with her spirited colt leaves her a changed young woman.

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    Sun & Spoon

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    Sun & Spoon

    Henkes, Kevin.

    After the death of his grandmother, ten-year-old Spoon tries to find the perfect artifact to preserve his memories of her.

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    Defiance

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    Defiance

    Hobbs, Valerie.

    While vacationing in the country, eleven-year-old Toby, a cancer patient, learns some important lessons about living and dying from an elderly poet and her cow.

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    Kira-Kira

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    Kira-Kira

    Kadohata, Cynthia.

    Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.

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    A ring of endless light

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    A ring of endless light

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort with the pod of dolphins with which she has been doing research.

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    Hero

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    Hero

    Lupica, Mike.

    Fourteen-year-old Zach learns he has the same special abilities as his father, who was the president's globe-trotting troubleshooter until "the Bads" killed him, and now Zach must decide whether to use his powers in the same way at the risk of his own life.

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    The night tourist

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    The night tourist

    Marsh, Katherine.

    Fourteen-year-old Jack Perdu, a prodigy of classical mythology, suffers a near-fatal accident after which he meets Euri, a young ghost who introduces him to New York's ghostly underworld, eight levels below Grand Central Station, where he decides to look for his mother who disappeared years earlier.

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    A mango-shaped space

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    A mango-shaped space : a novel

    Mass, Wendy, 1967-

    Afraid that she is crazy, thirteen-year-old Mia, who sees a special color with every letter, number, and sound, keeps this a secret until she becomes overwhelmed by school, changing relationships, and the loss of something important to her.

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    Possibles

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    Possibles

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Following the death of her father, a twelve-year-old girl takes a summer job instead of going to camp with a friend as planned.

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    Ways to live forever

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    Ways to live forever

    Nicholls, Sally, 1983-

    Eleven-year-old Sam McQueen, who has leukemia, writes a book during the last three months of his life, in which he tells about what he would like to accomplish, how he feels, and things that have happened to him.

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    Bridge to Terabithia

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    Bridge to Terabithia

    Paterson, Katherine.

    The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.

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    Summer of the gypsy moths

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    Summer of the gypsy moths

    Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

    A foster child named Angel and twelve-year-old Stella, who are living with Stella's great-aunt Louise at the Linger Longer Cottage Colony on Cape Cod, secretly assume responsibility for the vacation rentals when Louise unexpectedly dies and the girls are afraid of being returned to the foster care system.

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    Ghost boys

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    Ghost boys

    Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

    "After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till"--Provided by publisher.

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    Missing May

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    Missing May

    Rylant, Cynthia.

    After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.

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    Milo

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    Milo : sticky notes and brain freeze

    Silberberg, Alan.

    In love with the girl he sneezed on the first day of school and best pals with Marshall, the "One Eyed Jack" of friends, seventh-grader Milo Cruikshank misses his mother whose death has changed everything at home.

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    Little Audrey

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    Little Audrey

    White, Ruth, 1942-

    In 1948, eleven-year-old Audrey lives with her father, mother, and three younger sisters in Jewell Valley, a coal mining camp in Southwest Virginia, where her mother still mourns the death of a baby, her father goes on drinking binges on paydays, and Audrey tries to recover from the scarlet fever that has left her skinny and needing to wear glasses.

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    Each little bird that sings

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    Each little bird that sings

    Wiles, Debbie.

    Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted with death since her family runs the funeral parlor in their small southern town, but even so the ten-year-old is unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that begins on the first day of Easter vacation with the sudden death of her beloved great-uncle Edisto.

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    Love, Ruby Lavender

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    Love, Ruby Lavender

    Wiles, Debbie.

    When her quirky grandmother goes to Hawaii for the summer, nine-year-old Ruby learns to survive on her own in Mississippi by writing letters, befriending chickens as well as the new girl in town, and finally coping with her grandfather's death.

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    The Aurora County All-Stars

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    The Aurora County All-Stars

    Wiles, Deborah.

    After the death of an old man to whom twelve-year-old House has been reading, House uncovers some secrets which may allow the annual Fourth of July baseball game to proceed, despite the county's anniversary pageant.

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    Last summer with Maizon

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    Last summer with Maizon

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Eleven-year-old Margaret tries to accept the inevitable changes that come one summer when her father dies and her best friend Maizon goes away to a private boarding school.

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    The two of them

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    The two of them

    Aliki.

    Describes the relationship of a grandfather and his granddaughter from her birth to his death.

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    If Nathan were here

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    If Nathan were here

    Bahr, Mary.

    A young boy grieves the loss of his best friend and thinks about how things would be if he were still alive.

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    Where is Grandpa?

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    Where is Grandpa?

    Barron, T. A.

    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.

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    Keeper of soles

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    Keeper of soles

    Bateman, Teresa.

    A shoemaker repeatedly outwits a black-robed figure who knocks on the shoemaker's door and demands his soul.

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    The dead bird

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    The dead bird

    Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.

    When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave.

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    The accident

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    The accident

    Carrick, Carol.

    After his dog is hit by a truck and killed, Christopher must deal with his own feelings of depression and guilt.

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    You hold me and I'll hold you

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    You hold me and I'll hold you

    Carson, Jo, 1946-

    When a great-aunt dies, a young child finds comfort in being held and in holding, too.

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    Everett Anderson's goodbye

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    Everett Anderson's goodbye

    Clifton, Lucille

    Everett Anderson has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies.

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    Jim's dog Muffins

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    Jim's dog Muffins

    Cohen, Miriam.

    When Jim's dog is killed, the other first graders experience with him his natural reactions to death.

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    Saying goodbye to Lulu

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    Saying goodbye to Lulu

    Demas, Corinne.

    When her dog Lulu dies, a girl grieves but then continues with her life.

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    Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

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    Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

    De Paola, Tomie.

    A small boy enjoys his relationship with his grandmother and his great-grandmother, but he learns to face their inevitable death.

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    Always and forever

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    Always and forever

    Durant, Alan.

    A family of forest animals learns to cope with the death of a loved one.

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    The hickory chair

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    The hickory chair

    Fraustino, Lisa Rowe.

    A blind boy tells of his warm relationship with his grandmother and the gift she left for him after her death.

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    Uncle monarch and the Day of the Dead

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    Uncle monarch and the Day of the Dead

    Goldman, Judy, 1955-

    Upon the death of her beloved Tio Urbano, who has taught her that monarch butterflies are the souls of the dead, young Lupita gains a deeper understanding of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, as it is observed in rural Mexico. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and facts about the Day of the Dead.

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    Murphy and Kate

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    Murphy and Kate

    Howard, Ellen.

    Kate and her dog Murphy are best friends, and when Murphy dies Kate does not think she can ever be happy again.

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    Ghost wings

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    Ghost wings

    Joosse, Barbara M.

    While celebrating the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican girl remembers her wonderful grandmother who sang songs, made tortillas, chased monsters away, and loved butterflies.

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    My father's arms are a boat

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    My father's arms are a boat

    Lunde, Stein Erik, 1953-

    Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father's arms and asks about birds, foxes, and whether his mother will ever awaken, then under a starry sky, the father provides clear answers and assurances.

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    Always remember

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    Always remember

    Meng, Cece.

    When Old Turtle dies and is taken back by the sea, his friends remember that he was a wonderful teacher and friend who made his world a better place.

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    Gentle Willow

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    Gentle Willow : a story for children about dying

    Mills, Joyce C., 1944-

    Amanda is upset that she is going to lose her friend Gentle Willow, but the Tree Wizards help her understand that her memories are gifts from her friend and that there are special ways of saying goodbye.

    Available

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    Blackberry stew

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    Blackberry stew

    Monk, Isabell.

    When her Grandpa Jack dies, Hope remembers the time she went with him to pick blackberries, and she realizes that he will continue to live in her and in her memories.

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    Too far away to touch

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    Too far away to touch

    Newman, Leslea.

    Zoe's favorite uncle Leonard takes her to a planetarium and explains that if he dies he will be like the stars, too far away to touch, close enough to see.

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    The flat rabbit

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    The flat rabbit

    Oskarsson, Bárºur, 1972-

    After a dog and a rat find a flat rabbit lying silently on the road, they get an idea to give the flat rabbit the send-off she deserves.

    Available

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    Jasper's day

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    Jasper's day

    Parker, Marjorie Blain.

    Riley and his family prepare for the death of their beloved dog by celebrating "Jasper's Day."

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    I don't have an Uncle Phil anymore

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    I don't have an Uncle Phil anymore

    Pellegrino, Marjorie White.

    Following the unexpected death of his uncle, a boy travels to the funeral with his extended family and begins to think about what the event will mean for all of them.

    Available

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    Someone special died

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    Someone special died

    Prestine, Joan Singleton.

    A young girl describes the anger and sadness she feels after someone she loved dies, and makes a scrapbook to remember the things they did together.

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    Cry, heart, but never break

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    Cry, heart, but never break

    Ringtved, Glenn, 1968-

    A group of children do their best to keep the God of Death from taking their grandmother away, but soon learn that death is not something to fear.

    Available

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    Bone dog

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    Bone dog

    Rohmann, Eric.

    Sam, very sad after his dog Ella dies, is persuaded to go out trick-or-treating and is surprised and delighted when Ella--his very own bone dog--comes to save him from a group of rowdy skeletons.

    Available

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    The memory box

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    The memory box : a book about grief

    Rowland, Joanna.

    Grieving over the death of a special person, a young child creates a memory box to keep mementos and written memories of the loved one. Includes a guide for parents with information on helping manage the complex and difficult emotions children feel when they lose someone they love, as well as suggestions on how to create their own memory box.

    Available

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    What's heaven?

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    What's heaven?

    Shriver, Maria.

    After her great-grandmother's death, a young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions.

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    Saying good-bye to grandma

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    Saying good-bye to grandma

    Thomas, Jane Resh.

    Seven-year-old Suzie is curious and fearful about what Grandma's funeral will be like.

    Available

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    Looking for Atlantis

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    Looking for Atlantis

    Thompson, Colin (Colin Edward)

    After his grandfather's death, a young boy learns to see the wonders of the world through the old man's eyes.

    Due 11/11/19

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    Badger's parting gifts

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    Badger's parting gifts

    Varley, Susan.

    Badger's friends are sad when he dies, but they treasure the legacies he left them.

    Available

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    Bear's last journey

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    Bear's last journey

    Weigelt, Udo.

    All the animals in the forest must deal with the death of their old friend, the bear, when he goes to sleep and never wakes up.

    Available

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    Harry & Hopper

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    Harry & Hopper

    Wild, Margaret, 1948-

    Harry is devastated when he returns home from school to find that his beloved dog, Hopper, will no longer be there to greet him.

    Available

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    Mending Peter's heart

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    Mending Peter's heart

    Wittbold, Maureen.

    A kind neighbor helps Peter feel better after the young boy's dog, Mishka, dies.

    Available

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    Grandad's prayers of the earth

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    Grandad's prayers of the earth

    Wood, Douglas, 1951-

    Because Grandad has explained how all things in the natural world pray and make a gift to the beauty of life, his grandson is comforted when Grandad dies.

    Available

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    Sweet, sweet memory

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    Sweet, sweet memory

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

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

    Available

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    Close enough to touch

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    Close enough to touch

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    A seventeen-year-old boy trying to recover from the loss of his girlfriend meets an unusual girl.

    Lost

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