Tag Archive: grief

The Writing Process: Guest Post by Eileen Spinelli

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We are excited to welcome Eileen Spinelli as our guest author today. Her most recent book, Birdie, is a novel in verse about a young girl struggling with grief and the changes in… Continue reading

Face Your Fears

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As I was choosing titles for our Spring 2013 webcast, I noticed a theme running through several of the books that ended up on my final list.  Perhaps it is my taste in… Continue reading

Road Trip Fiction

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Right now I’m on vacation in Utah and will be driving back to Minnesota tomorrow.  In honor of that cross country trip, I thought I would do a post all about road tripping… Continue reading

Book Review: See You at Harry’s

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See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles.  May 2012. 9780763654078. Gr 5-8. – Reviewed from ARC Fern’s family is a book family.  Each of her siblings are named for book characters.  Her older… Continue reading

Book Review: Without Tess

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Without Tess by Marcella Pixley. October 2011.  9780374361747. Gr 7-9. Every Wednesday Lizzie Cohen sits in the high school guidance counselor’s office with her sister’s childhood journal in hand.  Lizzie’s sister Tess died… Continue reading

Book Review: Bluefish

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Bluefish by Pat Schmatz.  2011.  (ARC copy) Bluefish starts on Travis’ first day of school in a new town. He misses his old house and especially his dog Roscoe, who ran away before… Continue reading

Picture Books on Grief and Loss

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As adults, we have all lost someone we loved, but teachers and media specialists and daycare providers sometimes have to help a child who has experienced a loss for the first time—the death… Continue reading