Entries Tagged as 'Grief'

Bambino and Mr. Twain

April 10th, 2019 · No Comments · Books

BAMBINO AND MR. TWAIN by P.I. Maltbie is beautiful picture book about a journey through the grieving process, helped along by a sympathetic cat. It uses language and scenes that younger readers will find accessible and even relatable. With gorgeous collage-influenced pictures by Daniel Miyares, the moody, rich tones of the beginning of the story slowly […]

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The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook

August 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Kiddo and I read this book together over the summer. I never expected how much I would enjoy the narrator, Oona, and how I’d be drawn into the plot. Now that we’re done, I can say without hesitation that The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook ranks among my favorite chapter books […]

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The Chimpanzee Kid

May 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT The Chimpanzee Kid is the story of seventh grader Harold Pinto. Harold is a sensitive kid with a history of taking up causes that other kids in his school are uninterested in hearing about, and consequently is somewhat of a lonely young guy. His parents have divorced not long ago and his dog […]

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The Best Cat in the World

October 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Prolific children’s author Lesléa Newman has penned a poignant tale of love and loss — themes that are familiar to readers of her work — that will help children grieve the death of a companion and learn to love again. Told from the point of view of a young boy named Victor […]

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