Pets

Let's Talk About When Your Pet Dies

By Marianne Johnston

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Describes the feelings that you might have when your pet dies and discusses how to cope with these feelings. J 155.937 Jo

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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Saying Goodbye to Lulu

By Corinne Demas

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When her dog Lulu dies, a girl grieves but then continues with her life. JE Fic Dem

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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Up in Heaven

By Emma Chichester Clark

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When Arthur's dog Daisy dies, she watches over him from heaven and eventually helps him find a new puppy. JE Fic Chi

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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Eleanor Estes: A Childhood Shared

Eleanor Ruth Rosenfeld (Estes) loved to tell stories to children. She began by working as a children's assistant in her hometown library, but when she became sick with tuberculosis, she spent the quiet days of her recovery writing down her childhood memories as a series of stories for young readers.

In The Moffats, a terrific family, growing up during tough times in Cranbury, Connecticut in the 1910s, face calamity when the landlord puts a "For Sale" sign on their beloved yellow house. Janey's widowed mother works as a seamstress every day to put food on the table, coal in the grate, and clothes on their backs, but there isn't enough money left to buy a home. Week after week, month after month, the kids--fifteen-year-old Sylvie, twelve-year-old Joey, nine-year-old Janey, and five-year-old Rufus--expect the worst: that someone will buy their house, and then what will happen?

Pet Rocks Rule

Pet rocks are back! Or, maybe they never went away. They've got a really, really long lifespan, after all. These throwbacks (careful where you aim them, though!) to the 1970s can be a lot of fun to collect or just use for interesting paperweights.