Books

On Days Like These

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Young Chester's grandfather dies causing him to experience grief for the first time. With the help of his dog and a neighborhood squirrel, Chester explores his feelings of loss and sadness. Free to express a range of emotions, Chester comes to terms with his grandfather's death and discovers the most meaningful way to remember him. 

Recommended for children ages 4+ and family reading time.

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133 Daunting Days

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Chester, along with his dog, Cheater, has been enjoying spending the summer with his grandparents on the island. His happy summer comes to an end, however, when his grandfather dies. Chester is too young to understand how to process grief and emotion. He rebels by beginning a friendship with Junebug, a bad influence who encourages Chester to make dangerous decisions. Chester, shy by nature and made even quieter by his grief, finds it hard to say no in the face of Junebug’s enthusiasm and aggression. It will take the help of Chester’s wise grandmother to break off his friendship with Junebug. Along the way, Chester will discover new truths about his grandfather’s death, as well as his own beliefs, before beginning the slow and painful process of healing.

Recommended for children ages 7+ and family reading time.

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Before Day Clean

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After Chester's grandfather passes away, he remains on Lockjaw Island to help his aging grandmother. Chester feels guilty about mistakes he has made in the past and is careful about making friends. Just as Chester feels that he is able to make better decisions, he comes face to face with his greatest fear. Will he compromise just to keep the peace or will Chester stand up for what he feels is right?

Recommended for children ages 7+ and family reading time.

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