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The Great Big Book of Families
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
How this book may help: Highlighting the fact that families come in all shapes and sizes, this book celebrates diversity, explaining how every personal situation is different. It's a good book for debunking the traditional storybook myth that happy families usually consist of mother, father and two children. It highlights how different humans are in other ways too, from the hobbies they choose, through to the way they think and what they choose to cook and eat.
The key theme running through the book is that every family is different, and that's OK. It shows... read more

Tags: single parent, multicultural, mother, grandparent, foster, father, family, diversity, being different, adoption, wheelchair

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The Scar
Author: Charlotte Moundlic
Illustrator: Olivier Tallec
How this book may help: This supportive and compassionate book would be an ideal tool to explain grief and loss to young children. A child who has lost a parent or other loved one may identify with the emotions felt by the boy in the story.
A beautiful and moving story about a boy whose mother dies after a long illness. It tenderly... read more

Tags: mother, loss, grandparent, death, bereavement, sadness, serious illness

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Grandma
Author: Jessica Shepherd
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How this book may help: A comforting (yet realistic) story of the relationship between a young boy and his Grandma who has dementia. Beautifully illustrated and sensitively written, this would be a great choice for any child who has a loved one who is suffering from dementia or is going into a care home.
Publisher's summary: "Oscar loves Grandma, and their time together is always lots of fun. As she becomes less able to..." read more

Tags: family, grandparent, illness, mental illness, serious illness, terminal illness

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Cry Heart, But Never Break
Author: Glenn Ringtved
Illustrator: Charlotte Pardi
How this book may help: A sensitive and honest portrayal of the death of a cherished grandparent, the book carries important messages about coping with the grieving process.
Four children live with their grandmother. One night, a black-cloaked stranger arrives at the door:... read more

Tags: bereavement, comfort, death, grandparent, loss, sadness, terminal illness

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Grandpa's Boat
Author: Michael Catchpool
Illustrator: Sophy Williams
How this book may help: May comfort a child who has lost a grandparent. Gently reflects the ageing process and the passing of time.
After Grandpa's death, his beloved boat, The Periwinkle, is left unused by the quay. The boat is... read more

Tags: bereavement, emotions, family, grandparent, loss, love, terminal illness

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The Heart and the Bottle
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
How this book may help: Children who have experienced bereavement or other loss may identify with the little girl in the book.
A moving book about love and losing someone you love. A little girl spends a lot of time with her... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, grandparent, loss, love, sadness

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Oliver's Vegetables
Author: Vivian French
Illustrator: Alison Bartlett
How this book may help: A clever book to encourage children to try new foods.
Oliver is visiting his grandparents. The best thing about staying there is their big garden full of... read more

Tags: eating, grandparent

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Granpa
Author: John Burningham
Illustrator: John Burningham
How this book may help: A child who has lost a grandparent may identify with the little girl in the story.
A touching portrayal of the relationship between a little girl and her 'granpa', this book contains... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, family, grandparent, illness, loss, love, relationships

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Oliver's Fruit Salad
Author: Vivian French
Illustrator: Alison Bartlett
How this book may help: May encourage a child to make healthier eating choices and try new foods.
In this story, a boy (who has been staying with his grandparents) tells his mother about all the... read more

Tags: eating, grandparent

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Moonshadow
Author: Gillian Lobel
Illustrator: Karin Littlewood
How this book may help: To understand the loss of a loved one and that although life will carry on, they will not be forgotten.
Moonshadow is a young swan about to set off no his first migration. He is nervous and his... read more

Tags: bereavement, comfort, death, emotions, family, grandparent, love, relationships, sadness

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Grandma and Grandpa's Garden
Author: Neil Griffiths
Illustrator: Gabriella Buckingham
How this book may help: A well-written and touching book about the death of a grandparent. This would be a good choice for a child who has lost a loved one.
Grandma and Grandpa loved their beautiful garden and spent many happy hours together tending it.... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, grandparent, illness, loneliness, loss, love, sadness

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The Grandad Tree
Author: Trich Cooke
Illustrator: Sharon Wilson
How this book may help: About the cycle of life and the endurance of love
When Vin and Leigh's grandad dies they remember how they used to play with him under the apple tree... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, grandparent, loss, love

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Little Bear's Grandad
Author: Nigel Gray
Illustrator: Vanessa Cabban
How this book may help: A gentle story explaining loss, death and remembering to very young children
Little Bear and his Grandad have a very close and loving relationship and then one day grandad is... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, grandparent, loss

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Aunt Mary's Rose
Author: Douglas Wood
Illustrator: Leuyen Pham
How this book may help: An understanding of love and links across the generations, even when people are dead
Aunt Mary has a very special rosebush in her garden - she tells Douglas part of him can be found... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, family, grandparent, growing up, loss, love, sibling

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Clouds and Clocks - A Story For Children Who Soil
Author: Matthew Galvin, M.D.
Illustrator: M.S. Weber
Andy lives with his mum and grandad, but when grandad is hospitalised the worry causes Andy to... read more

Tags: anxiety, grandparent

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Ladder To The Moon
Author: Maya Soetoro-Ng
Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
How this book may help: For children who feel saddened by the loss of a grand-parent and for strengthening family links
Suhailo wishes she could have known her grandma and one night her wish comes true. A golden ladder... read more

Tags: absence, bereavement, death, family, grandparent, loss, sadness

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My Henry
Author: Judith Kerr
Illustrator: Judith Kerr
How this book may help: This book may provide comfort to children who have lost a loved one.
"My Henry died and went to heaven, but now he's got wings they let him out from four till seven and... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, grandparent

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My Grandpa
Author: Marta Altes
Illustrator: Marta Altes
Here is a picture book about that special relationship between a boy and his grandpa (though they... read more

Tags: grandparent, love

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My Gran has Parkinson's
Author: Virginia Ironside
Illustrator: Matthew Dodd
How this book may help: This book uses everyday settings and places to explain to young children what Parkinson's is and how it can affect people with the condition. Also available: My Grandad has Parkinsons's, My Mum has Parkinson's and My Dad has Parkinson's.
The gran in the story explains to her grandson what Parkinson's is, how it affects her brain and... read more

Tags: mother, grandparent, father, disability, Parkinson's

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Lucy's Picture
Author: Nicola Moon
Illustrator: Alex Ayliffe
Publisher's summary: "Lucy wants to make a picture for her grandpa, but she doesn’t want to use the brightly coloured..." read more

Tags: health, grandparent, disability, blindness, illness

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My Little Grandmother Often Forgets
Author: Reeve Lindbergh
Illustrator: Kathryn Brown
Publisher's summary: "Sometimes Tom’s grandmother forgets the way home from the market, or that Tom’s name is Tom and..." read more

Tags: grandparent, mental illness

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Mile High Apple Pie
Author: Laura Langston
Illustrator: Lindsey Gardiner
Publisher's summary: "A sensitively written story about a grandmother who is suffering from Alzheimers...." read more

Tags: grandparent, mental illness, serious illness

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My Grampy Can't Walk
Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrator: Robin Hegan and Kristin Blackwood
How this book may help: A positive book which sends out the message that a person's disabilities need not define them. It would be a good choice for a child who has a family member in a wheelchair.
Publisher's summary: "Grampy can't walk anymore because he has multiple sclerosis. But that doesn't slow him down, or his..." read more

Tags: disability, grandparent, wheelchair

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