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Keyword: death

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Boyne, John (Author)
David Fickling Books 2016. 218 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Children and war, concentration camps, death, family life, friendship, Germany, Holocaust, soldiers, World War II
 
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The Poet’s Dog

MacLachlan, Patricia (Author)
HarperCollins 2016. 88 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Communication, death, dogs, figurative language, human-animal relationships, isolation, kindness, loss, love, responsibility, survival, tragedy
 
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Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre

Celenza, Anna Harwell (Author)
Kitchel, JoAnn E. (Illustrator)
Charlesbridge 2013. 32 pages + 1 CD
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Camille Saint-Saëns, classical music, composers, creativity, dance, death, music, orchestra, Paris (France)
 
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Splotch

Marino, Gianna (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2017. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Animal care, death, dialogue, fish, friendship, lying, mothers and sons, pets, tricks
 
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The Raven

Poe, Edgar Allan (Author)
Price, Ryan (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2006. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, first-person narration, grief, guilt, horror, illustrations (monochrome), mental health, missing persons, poetry, tragedy, unreliable narrator, violence
 
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Song of the Golden Hare

Morris, Jackie (Author/Illustrator)
Quarto 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, fantasy, hunting, journeys, legends, rabbits
 
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All the World’s a Stage

Billout, Guy (Illustrator)
Hopkins, Lee Bennett (Editor)
Creative Editions 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Childhood, death, life cycles, old age, poetry (collections), William Shakespeare
 
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Fever, 1793

Anderson, Laurie Halse (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2002. 268 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: 18th century, city life, death, diseases, epidemics, first-person narration, historical fiction, loss, Philadelphia, poverty, self-reliance, survival, yellow fever
 
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Once a Shepherd

Millard, Glenda (Author)
Lesnie, Phil (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2014. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Country life, death, family life, illustrations (watercolours), loss, peace, poetic language, soldiers, tragedy, war, World War I
 
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This Is Our Story

Elston, Ashley (Author)
Disney/Hyperion Books 2016. 314 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Criminal justice, death, first-person narration, friendship, hunting, investigations, multimodal, multiple narrators, mystery, social classes, tragedy
 
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Ghost Train

Yee, Paul (Author)
Chan, Harvey (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2009. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Artists, Chinese labourers, construction, death, ghosts, immigration, railroads
 
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That Summer

Johnston, Tony (Author)
Moser, Barry (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers, cancer, death, family life, grief, imagery, memories, quilting
 
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The Lady of Shalott

Tennyson, Alfred (Author)
Côté, Geneviève (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2009. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Arthurian legend, Camelot, death, fate, Lady of Shalott, lyric poetry, mental health, poetry
 
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The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

Griffin, Adele (Author)
Soho Press 2014. 248 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Artists, creativity, death, fame, first romantic relationships, friendship, mental health, multimodal, mystery, New York City, perspectives, tragedy
 
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Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War

Tsuchiya, Yukio (Author)
Lewin, Ted (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1997. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, elephants, Japan, peace, war, World War II, zoos
 
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Dreadful Fates: What a Shocking Way to Go!

Turner, Tracey (Author)
Kindberg, Sally (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2011. 112 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Around the world, death, history, horror, humour
 
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Highway of Heroes

Stinson, Kathy (Author)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Afghanistan, Canada, ceremonies, death, families, illustrations (photographs), Ontario, soldiers, war
 
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My Letter to the World and Other Poems

Dickinson, Emily (Author)
Arsenault, Isabelle (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2008. 48 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Death, hope, imagery, love, poetry, poetry (collections)
 
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That Squeak

Beck, Carolyn (Author)
Thisdale, François (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bicycles, death, friendship, grief, male protagonist, memories
 
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Michael Rosen’s Sad Book

Rosen, Michael (Author)
Blake, Quentin (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2005. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, emotions, grief, hope, illustrations (watercolours), loss, mental health, parent-child relationships, resilience
 
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Behind You

Woodson, Jacqueline (Author)
Penguin Random House 2010. 128 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Afterlife, death, discrimination, diversity, friendship, grief, LGBTQ, multiple narrators, racism, romantic relationships
 
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Why War Is Never a Good Idea

Walker, Alice (Author)
Vitale, Stefano (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Activism, death, diversity, ecology, environment, graphic design, multimodal, personification, poetic language, war
 
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Ella and the Balloons in the Sky

Appleby, Danny (Author)
Pirie, Lauren (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, grief, loss, pets, poetic language, stories in rhyme
 
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Waiting for the Whales

McFarlane, Sheryl (Author)
Lightburn, Rob (Illustrator)
Orca 2002. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, families, intergenerational relationships, nature, traditions, whales
 
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I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids’ Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death

Thornhill, Jan (Author)
Owlkids 2006. 64 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Biology, customs, death, life cycles, text boxes, traditions
 
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Harry & Hopper

Wild, Margaret (Author)
Blackwood, Freya (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, dogs, grief, loss, pets
 
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Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

dePaola, Tomie (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2000. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, family life, grandmothers, intergenerational relationships, loss, memories, old age
 
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My Father’s Arms Are a Boat

Lunde, Stein Erik (Author)
Torseter, Øyvind (Illustrator)
Enchanted Lion Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, fathers, figurative language, grief, hope, illustrations (diorama), mothers
 
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Annie and the Old One

Miles, Miska (Author)
Parnall, Peter (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 1985. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, grandmothers, grief, Indigenous peoples, life cycles
 
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The Cremation of Sam McGee

Service, Robert (Author)
Harrison, Ted (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Arctic, death, Northern Lights, poetry, stories in rhyme, tall tales, Yukon
 
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