There's a Little Bit of Me in Jamey (age 7-10)
by Diana Amadeo
family ... illness/loss
Brian, whose younger brother Jamey has leukemia, feels frightened, confused, and neglected by his parents; but he finds some comfort when he donates bone marrow to his brother.
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: a Story of Life for All Ages (age 7-10)
by Leo Buscaglia
nature ... growing up ... illness/loss
Catalog: As Freddie experiences the changing seasons along with his companion leaves, he learns about the delicate balance between life and death.
Annie and the Old One (age 7-10)
by Miska Miles
family ... illness/loss
A Navajo girl unravels a day's weaving on a rug whose completion, she believes, will mean the death of her grandmother.
Losing Uncle Tim (age 7-10)
by Marykate Jordan
family ... illness/loss
When his beloved Uncle Tim dies of AIDS, Daniel struggles to find reassurance and understanding and finds that his favorite grown-up has left him a legacy of joy and courage.
The Tortilla Cat (age 7-10)
by Nancy Willard
illness/loss ... magic
When each of Doctor Romero's five children becomes ill, one after the other, with the same fever that took his dear wife, the doctor is not able to help them. Yet each child is quickly cured when a little cat comes in the night, offering a tortilla on a tray and singing. Is the cat a feverish dream-or is the Tortilla Cat real?

Sat Aug 25 11:55:25 2012
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