Friday, February 06, 2015

Ten top children's books on death and bereavement

Holly Webb’s latest book is A Tiger Tale.

For the Guardian she tagged her top ten children's books on death and bereavement, including:
Charlotte’s Web, by EB White

Oh dear. So horribly sad, and Charlotte’s death is so uncompromising, the way she’s left behind in all the litter of the fair. But she carries on in her children (who have never met her) and the stories that Wilbur tells of her.
Read about another entry on the list.

Charlotte's Web is among Sara Brady's top six talking-animal characters she’d like to have a drink with, Joel Cunningham's favorite talking animals in fiction, Scott Greenstone's top twenty books with fewer than 200 pages, Mohsin Hamid's six favorite books and Sarah Lean's top ten animal stories; it is a book Kate DiCamillo hopes parents will read to their kids.

--Marshal Zeringue