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“Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” by Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert

A children's book about finding your own way though the grieving process

“Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” is brilliant. It’s one of those deceptively simple “children’s books” about loss and grief that is so profound, layered, and moving that it seems like it’s written as much for grieving adults … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs” by Tomie dePaola

A touching children's book about the love between grandparents and grandchildren and what happens when grandparents pass away

Tomie dePaola wrote and illustrated the classic children’s book “Strega Nona,” the tale of an Italian witch doctor who made so much magical pasta that it flooded the town where she lived. He also wrote and illustrated one of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying

Amanda the squirrel and Little Tree learn a hard lesson when their beloved friend Gentle Willow falls ill

“Gentle Willow: A Story For Children About Dying” is a beautifully conceived little book written for children dealing with terminal illness. There are a number of wonderful books out there to help explain the dying process to children. But “Gentle Willow” … Continue reading

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