Death and grieving

Death and grief

Children's stories that explain death and grief

12+ years

A Monster Calls

Siobhan Dowd, Jim Kay

A Monster Calls

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother ...

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9+ years

How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant

Elen Caldecott

How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant

Kirsty Jenkins adores the allotment her grandfather lovingly tends and, just before he dies, he asks Kirsty to look after it for him. But when horrible Mr Thomas from the council insists it must go to the next person on ...

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13+ years

Twisted Fate

Norah Olson

Twisted Fate

Two sisters. One mysterious boy. Ally and Sydney couldn't be more different-one shy, the other popular and outgoing-and when a new boy moves in next door, tensions between the sisters escalate. Graham is attractive, peculiar, and perhaps a little ...

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12+ years

Tiger Eyes

Judy Blume

Tiger Eyes

Davey's father has been murdered - and the aftermath is causing her family to fall apart. Her heartbroken mum plucks them up and takes them to stay with her prim and proper aunt in Los Alamos. Davey escapes the claustrophobic ...

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14+ years

Purity

Jackson Pearce

Purity

Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: listen to her father, love as much as possible, and live without restraint. Those Promises become hard to keep when Shelby's dad joins the committee for the Princess Ball, where girls ...

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12+ years

The Last Leaves Falling

Sarah Benwell

The Last Leaves Falling

And these are they. My final moments. They say a warrior must always be mindful of death, but I never imagined that it would find me like this ...Japanese teenager, Sora, is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Lonely ...

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12+ years

Anthem for Jackson Dawes

Celia Bryce

Anthem for Jackson Dawes

Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer. Megan is scared and worried about her illness, but Jackson seems to be an old ...

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9-11 years

A Summer to Die

Lois Lowry

A Summer to Die

Having a sister who is blonde and pretty and popular can be tricky if you're like Meg - serious, hardworking, and, well, plain. But when Molly becomes seriously ill, Meg, no longer jealous, has to face up to something quite ...

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12+ years

Stung

Joss Stirling

Stung

Stung by Joss Stirling is a breathtaking romantic thriller from the bestselling author of Finding Sky. Sixteen-year-old Kate has a talent for disappearing. Framed for murder, and hunted by a violent gang, she's running for her life ...Nathan is ...

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