One day three children start a business called Funerals Ltd, to help all the poor dead animals in the world. One does the digging, one writes the poems, and the other — the littlest — cries. Translated from the Swedish, this is another delightful title from ... read more
The tragic story of midwife Nicole Wyborn and her partner Kane, who lost their second child to stillbirth. The story is intensely emotional; the couple sink to the depths of despair in their struggle to come to terms with their loss.
|Awards:||Winner in the Picture Book category at the 2002 New Zealand Post Children s Book Awards. A 2002 Storylines Notable Picture Book. Best First Book at the 2002 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards.|
Brodie is always making people laugh. He wiggles his ears and yodels like a country singer and tells far-out jokes. He's a brilliant artist, too: he draws loads of planes and helicopters, because he wants to be a chopper pilot.
Everyone at school knows that Brodie is ill, and when he'... read more
PUBLICATION MARCH 2013
|Author:||Tricia Irving Hendry, John Taylor Smith and Jenny McIntosh|
A resource for New Zealand parents and caregivers offering practical ideas to help manage and support children and teens through angry times. Includes information on why people get angry, what h... read more
This newly updated and revised edition has been specifically written for NZ young people affected by the suicide of someone they know. Simply written, in a youth friendly style and featuring colour and photos, this help... read more
Mog was tired. She was dead tired...Mog thought, 'I want to sleep for ever.' And so she did. But a little bit of her stayed awake to see what would happen next.Mog keeps watch over the upset Thomas family, who miss her terribly, and she wonders how they will ever manage without her. No... read more
Elderly Daisy can't keep up with Will any more, and then one day she wakes up to find herself in heaven! How marvellous - now she no longer feels tired or ill, and she can run as fast as she used to! But she worries about Will because he is so miserable, and so she sends him dreams to... read more
Dad came home one day with one of those old cameras, the kind that use film. But Dad didn't take photos of the regular things people photograph . . . Told in stunning prose, with creative heart-warming illustrations, this book is a celebration of what we hold closest to our hearts.
PUBLICATION MAY 2018
This book looks at how death is marked in many different ways by different religions and secular cultures. It looks at the ceremonies of Sikhs and Hindus who cremate the bodies of the deceased, and the Christians and Jewish burials. Find out why Muslims are buried fac... read more
PUBLICATION JANUARY 2016
|Author:||Skylight, SIDS Wellington, Sands (Wellington)|
This is an inviting, sensitively written and colourfully illustrated picture book for children 3–7 years old, who have had a baby die in their family/whanāu.
The text has been carefully designed to fit a wide range of bereavement situations, including miscarriag... read more
|Author:||Bryan Mellonie; Robert Ingpen (Illustrator)|
Have you ever wondered why a butterfly lives for only a few weeks? Or why a tree lives for hundreds of year? You may have been sad when someone in your family, or a favourite pet became sick and died. There is a beginning and an ending to everything that is alive. In between is a lifetime. Dying is a much a part of living as being born.
Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father and life just gets worse as Mum meets a new man and a bully joins his class at school. Unkind people say that his firefighter father ought not to have risked his life in a blaze when he had a family to support, bu... read more