Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Death and bereavement

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Les devoirs d'Edmond

Edmond is back from a trip that turned out to be a sad one. He must learn to live without his mother, while his father tries to hide his grief and his sister doesn’t seem to understand why their mom ...

The Sour Cherry Tree

It’s the day after the morning that Baba Bozorg forgot to wake up. Before, his snores were so loud you could hear him throughout the house. Today, as his granddaughter explores the familiar halls, it’s ...

Mama Bird Lost an Egg

Text by Evelyne Fournier
Illustrated by Chloloula
Translated by N. Penn
Categories: Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction

Mama Bird is sad today. A little egg she was keeping warm has broken. With tenderness and compassion, her son, Gabriel, helps comfort her. A thoughtful picture book that explores the theme of miscarriage, ...

Bon Voyage, Mister Rodriguez

A growing number of curious children discover their village’s most enigmatic figure has an unexpectedly beautiful job to do. An award-winning author and illustrator bring a touching story to life with ...

After Life

After Life: Ways We Think About Death takes a straightforward look at universal questions about dying. By examining death through the lenses of history, science and culture, we can come closer to understanding ...

Grandmother’s Visit

Grace says goodbye to Grandmother in this touching book about love and loss. Carmen Mok’s gentle illustrations show the love between a child and her grandmother in this story that will resonate with ...

The Funeral

Norma and her parents are going to her great-uncle Frank’s funeral, and Norma is more excited than sad: she is looking forward to playing with her favorite cousin, Ray. But at the church, she is confronted ...

The World Without Us

What do you do when someone you care about wants you to follow him to a really dark place? Do you pull away? Do you help plan the trip? Or do you put your own life on the line in the hope that love will ...

About That Night

Two disappearances in one night. Someone knows the truth. In the depths of winter, a woman wanders off in the snow. She is a popular former teacher and wife of a local policeman. A full-blown search begins. ...

Death Benefits

Royce (aka Rolly) is having a bad year. Not only has his mother dragged him across the country in order to be close to her aged father Arthur, a celebrated cellist, but he’s also recovering from mono. ...