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I love Melanie Watt books and I am thrilled about her latest, Bug in a Vacuum, that is not only not funny, but looks at the five stages of grief.

With his distinct illustration and writing styles, Todd Parr is another favourite children’s author. In fact, I purchase all his books for the library, because they are simple, poignant, and relevant. In particular, I like his family book and the one about adoption, because they show diverse families and highlight a commonality in all families: love.

In The Goodbye Book, a little fish loses his companion and through this scenario, the readers explores the various feelings and  experiences people have when they lose someone they love.

This book is a lovely and sad story. A dandelion and a bird become friends and share their life stories. After a windstorm, the dandelion and her seed pods are gone, and so the bird holds onto her memories, sharing them with some very familiar little dandelions who appear in the field.

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When Sparrow sees Dandelion crying, he flies over to find out what is happening. Dandelion is losing her seedpods and she is worried that everyone will forget her once she’s gone, so Sparrow writes her story in the dirt. After a big storm, Sparrow returns to the meadow to find Dandelion gone and her story washed away. Sparrow vows to never forget her.

A lovely and delicate story that explores themes of death, loss, and remembering those who have passed on. Perfect for children who have experienced loss.

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We have so many exciting things planned for today!

8:30-9:00 Family Bingo with favourite book characters – date changed to Wednesday February 29

Dan Bar-El, fabulous author and storyteller will present to some of the younger students.

   

We also have two great take home activities:

memory game

family lit bingo – return by Monday, March 5 to enter a draw to win prizes for your whole class!

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