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Coping with the Loss of a Sibling: This booklists features books for parents and children coping with the loss of a brother, sister or other peer. more lists in this category
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Title: If Nathan Were Here
Author: Bahr, Mary
Publisher: Eerdmans (2000)
ISBN: 0802851878
Format: Hardback
Notes: 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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Title: When Dinosaurs Die
Author: Brown, Laurene Krasny
ISBN: 031610917
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Notes: Explains in simple language the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways to honor the memory of someone who has died.

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Title: Rudi's Pond
Author: Bunting, Eve
ISBN: 0395890675
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Notes: When a sick boy dies, his friends and classmates remember him by building a schoolyard pond in his memory.

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Title: Umbrella Summer
Author: Graff, Lisa
ISBN: 9780061431876
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Notes: After her brother Jared dies, ten-year-old Annie worries about the hidden dangers of everything, from bug bites to bicycle riding, until she is befriended by a new neighbor who is grieving her own loss.

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Title: When People Die
Author: Levete, Sarah
ISBN: 9781596041714
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Notes: This nonfiction book helps introduce children to the emotional and psychological impacts of losing a loved one or peer.

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Title: Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Paterson, Katherine
ISBN: 0064401847
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Notes: 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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Title: Death
Author: Sprung, Barbara
ISBN: 0817250298
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Notes: Discusses what it feels like to experience the death of a loved one, outlines the stages of grief and mourning, and describes ways to honor or remember someone who has died.