Losing a loved one is a terrible part of life, and it can be difficult for kids to understand. Dealing with grief, and understanding loss, can be hard for adults to handle. For kids, it can be even more confusing. Talking to them about their emotions is an important step in helping children handle grief. Jalisa Rose Smith offers a book which provides talking points and journal prompts to help with these conversations. She lost her father when she was 11 and decided that she wanted to help others handle the pain of loss.
Anna Dewdney was the bestselling author and illustrator of the Llama Llama book series, along with many other popular children’s books. She sadly passed away Saturday September 3, 2016 at the age of 50 from brain cancer. She has been an outspoken advocate of children’s books and children’s literacy and her last request to fans was simply to “Read to a child”.
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