The Two of Them
The loving relationship of a grandfather and his young granddaughter. “She knew that one day he would die. But when he did, she was not ready, and she hurt inside and out.”
What We Do When Someone Dies
Explains different customs of dealing with death and remembering the dead—funerals, burials, cremation, wills and memorials.
An empty swing, an unfinished quilt, and a lonely garden are sad reminders that Nonna is gone. This warm hearted story shows how life goes on even when a beloved relative dies.
Breadsticks and Blessing Places
12 year old Toni experiences the death of her best friend Susan.
Grandma Didn’t Wave Back
, Franklin Watts Inc., New York, 1972
This book deals with the subject of aging and how a stroke can change the grandmother. A once active older citizen is confined and how her granddaughter reacts to all of this.
The Divorce Express,
Delacorte Press, New York
This book is written with the teenager in mind and deals openly with issues of divorce. An honest, straightforward story and an entertaining plot for a teen to enjoy.
Poems Children Will Sit Still For,
Citation Press, New York, 1959.
A collection of poems for the primary grades ( 38) with helpful hints from the author about each poem. Catchy, interesting, scary, and humorous poems are all included.
Pitts Walter, Mildred & Lothrop, Lee—
My Mama Needs Me,
Shepard Books, New York.
Written by a Black author, this delightful book gears itself to a 4th/5th grade reading level. It is beautifully illustrated and a wonderful introduction to responsibility of being the holder sibling”.
Atheneum, 1982, New York.
An easy reading book, combines great illustrations with a genuinely motivated plot. Explains the love a child feels (admiration) for a special uncle. Position or role in family structure clearly shown.
Daddy’s New Baby,
New York Press, 1982.
When a father remarries and he father’s a new baby, his daughter from the first marriage is quick to react in a negative way. This book helps children copy with stepparenting and “new” arrivals. They ultimately see that father loves each child in a special way.