Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fractured Fairy Tales

Tortured Traditional Rhymes *
Lacerated Legends **
& Murdered Myths

Ada, Alma Flor. Yours truly, Goldilocks
Ahlberg, Allan & Howard, Paul The bravest ever bear
Ahlberg, Janet & Allan. The jolly postman…and other people’s letters
Ahlberg, Allan; ill. Bruce Ingman Previously (2007)
Allan, Nicholas. Cinderella’s bum
Allen, Debbie. Brothers of the knight (Sophisticated Picture book)
Allen, Jonathan. Wolf Academy
Andersen, Hans Christian. The little match –girl (Strikingly unusual illustrations by Kveta Pacovska).
The wild swans (ill. Anne Yvonne Gilbert; trans. Naomi Lewis. A picture book version of Andersen’s adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ traditional story, The six swans)
Anholt, Laurence. Jack and the dreamsack
Armitage, Ronda; ill. Arthur Robins Small knight and George** (2007)
Arnold, Tedd There was an old lady who swallowed Fly Guy* (2007)
Aslund, Tatiana. Moho the ugly pukeko (2005-NZ) (see Perky the pukeko for a contrast version);
ill. Vasanti Unka The bean’s story * 2007 (variation of both The house that Jack built and Jack and the beanstalk)
Auch, Mary Jane. Peeping Beauty; The princess and the pizza; Beauty and the beaks : a turkey’s cautionary tale (2007)
Babcock, Chris. No moon, no milk! *
Baillie, Allan & Bentley, Jonathan Archie the big good wolf
Bailey, Linda. Gordon Loggins and the three bears
Baker, Keith Hickory dickory dock *(2007)
Ball, Murray Fred the (quite) brave mouse (Sophisticated picture book version of The lion and the mouse) (NZ-2003)
Bang, Molly Goose 1996
Bateman, Teresa; ill. Yayo Keeper of soles (2006)
Bateson Hill, Margaret Chanda and the mirror of moonlight (Indian Snow White variation—2003)
Bee, William Beware of the frog (Princess and the frog variation) 2008
Belcher, Angie; ill. Debbie Tipuna The girls in the kapahaka (NZ) *
Bernheimer, Kate; ill. Nicoletta Ceccoli The girl in the castle inside the museum 2008
Bishop, Gavin. The house that Jack built (NZ) *
Rats (Pied Piper variant) (2007)
Bloom, Becky; ill. Pascal Biet Wolf!
Blundell, Tony. Beware of girls
Briant, Ed . Seven stories (2005)
Briggs, Raymond. Jim and the beanstalk
Brown, Ken. What’s the time, Grandma Wolf? *
Brown, Ruth. Night-time tale
Browne, Anthony. Into the forest; Little Beauty (Beauty and the Beast variant) (2008)
Buzzeo, Toni; ill. Mary GrandPre The sea chest ** (2002)
Calmenson, Stephanie. The principal’s new clothes
Cecil, Randy. One dark and dreadful night
Chapman, Gaye Little Blue (2008)
Chen, Chih-Yuan Guji Guji (Ugly Duckling variant--2004)
Child, Lauren. Beware of the storybook wolves
Child, Lauren; “captured” by Polly Borland The princess and the pea (2005)
Christelow, Eileen Where’s the big bad wolf? (2002)
Christian, Chardi; ill. Freya Blackwood The selkie and the fisherman (2005)
Cohlene, Terri; ill. Doug Keith Something special (Frog Prince variant) 2005
Cole, Babette. Prince Cinders (video also available); Princess Smartypants
Conover, Chris. The adventures of Simple Simon*
Cox, Michael; ill. Liz Million Little Fred Riding Hood (2006) (Fiction title—FIC COX)
Cresp, Gael & Cox, David. The biography of Gilbert Alexander Pig
Cruickshank, Margrit; ill. Amanda Harvey Don’t dawdle Dorothy! (1999)
Crummel, Susan Stevens; ill. Dorothy Donohue Ten-gallon Bart (cartoon animal version of High Noon. Collage illustrations 2006)
Daly, Niki Pretty Salma (Little Red Riding Hood variant from Ghana- 2006)
De Kantzow, Megan; ill. Craig Smith Just you wait! (2004)
Dealey, Erin. Goldie Locks has chicken pox
Delessert, Etienne Big and bad (Three little pigs variation) 2008
Derby, Sally; ill. Vincent Nguyen Whoosh went the wind! (modern tall tale 2006)
Donaldson, Julia; ill. Liz Pichon Spinderella (2002);
ill. David Roberts Tyrannosaurus Drip (Ugly Duckling variant- 2007)
Duffy, Carol Ann; ill. Jane Ray The lost happy endings (2006); ill. Nicoletta Ceccoli The tear thief (2007)
Edwards, David; ill. Ashley Wolff The pen that Pa built * (2007)
Elliot, Rachel; ill. Leo Broadley The friendly witch (2005)
Ellwand, David; ill. Christine Tagg Cinderlily : a floral fairy tale (Sophisticated picture book 2003)
Emberley, Rebecca. Three cool kids
Emmett, Jonathan & Cox, Steve. Pigs might fly! : the further adventures of the three little pigs
Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Goldilocks returns (video also available); The gingerbread girl ( 2006)
Fearnley, Jan. Mr Wolf and the three bears
Fierstein, Harvey. The sissy duckling
Forward, Toby; ill. Izhar Cohen The wolf’s story (what really happened to Little Red Riding Hood)
French, Fiona. Snow White in New York
Galbraith, Ben The three fishing brothers Gruff (2006)
Garland, Michael. Miss Smith’s incredible storybook
Gauch, Patricia Lee. Presenting Tanya the ugly duckling
Geraghty, Paul Rotten and Rascal : the two terrible pterosaur twins (modern fable)
Gerstein, Mordecai Carolinda Clatter (2005)
Gleeson, Libby; ill. Craig Smith Where’s Mum?
Goldberg, Myla; ill. Chris Sheban Catching the moon (original tall tale) 2007
Goodhart, Pippa; ill. Colin Paine Arthur’s tractor : a fairy tale with tractors and princesses!
Graham, Bob. Dimity Dumpty: the story of Humpty’s little sister *
Grahame, Kenneth. The reluctant dragon** (video also available)
Gravett, Emily Wolves 2006 (fable)
Gray, Christine. The king of Spain’s daughter *
Grey, Mini The adventures of the dish and the spoon * 2006
Grey, Mini. The pea and the princess
Guarnaccia, Steven. Goldilocks and the three bears : a tale moderne
Hartman, Bob. The wolf who cried Boy
Harvey, Damian; ill. Korky Paul Snail’s legs (an original fable/pourquoi tale—2007)
Hathorn, Libby; ill. Gregory Rogers The gift (Pied Piper variant) 2000
Hawken, Kevin The wicked big toddlah (an original tall tale—2007)
Hawkins, Colin & Jackie. Fairytale News
Hoberman, Mary Ann. You read to me, I’ll read to you
Hopkins, Jackie Mims; ill. Jon Goodell The gold-miner’s daughter : a melodramatic fairy tale (2006)
Hughes, Shirley. Ella’s big chance : a fairytale retold
Ivimey, John W. Three blind mice*
Johnson, D.B. Four legs bad, two legs good! (fractured version of George Orwell’s Animal farm—2007)
Jones, Carol. What’s the time, Mr Wolf? *
Jungman, Ann; ill. Russell Ayto Cinderella and the hot air balloon (1992/2007)
Ketteman, Helen. Bubba the cowboy prince : a fractured Texas tale
Khoza, Valanga; ill. Sally Rippin Gezani and the tricky baboon (trickster tale—2003)
Kirk, Daniel. Humpty Dumpty*
Krensky, Stephen; ill. Brad Sneed Big bad wolves at school (2007)
Kressley, Carson; ill. Jared Lee You’re different and that’s super (2005)
Lamm, C. Drew. The prog frince
Langley, Jonathan. The fairytale cake; The princess and the frog
LaRochelle, David; ill. Richard Egielski The end : a backwards fairytale (2006)
Lasky, Kathryn; ill. John Manders Humphrey, Albert and the flying machine (Sleeping Beauty variant—2004)
Leask, Jeffrey. Little Red Rockinghood : a rock opera (includes rap music CD)
Legge, David Bamboozled (Topsy-turvy version of Alice in Wonderland—2005); orig. published 1994
Lendler, Ian. An undone fairy tale
Lester, Helen. Tackylocks and the three bears
Lester, Julius; ill. Jerry Pinkney Sam and the tigers (Little Black Sambo updated--1996
Lloyd-Janes, Sally; ill. Jill Newton Old MacNoah had an ark * (2008)
Lyons, Mary E.; ill. Terry Widener Roy makes a car ** (modern tall tale-- 2005)
McAllister, Angela; ill. Sally Anne Lambert Barkus, Sly and the golden egg (2002)
McCaughrean, Geraldine; ill. Nicki Palin Blue moon mountain 2006
McClements, George. Jake Gander : Storyville detective (video also available)
McGee, Marni; ill. Ian Beck Winston the book wolf (2006)
McMillan, Dawn; ill. Raymond McGrath Turkey’s in the sleigh tonight *(Old McDonald variation) 2007
McNaughton, Colin. Watch out for the giant-killers (conservation message)
Maddern, Eric; ill. Paul Hess Death in a nut (Sophisticated Picture Book version of a Scottish traditional tale—2005)
Madison, Alan; ill. Giselle Potter The littlest grape stomper (tall tale—2007)
Matthews, Tina Out of the egg (Little Red Hen variant—2007)
Meddaugh, Susan. Cinderella’s rat
Millett, Peter; ill. Lamia Aziz The Anzac biscuit man and other classic Kiwi tales (NZ—2007)
Minters, Frances. Princess Fishtail
Mitchell, Marianne. Joe Cinders
Morrison, Toni & Slade. The ant or the grasshopper; The lion or the mouse
Morrison, Yvonne. A Kiwi ‘Night before Christmas’*;
ill. Donovan Bixley Wacko Kakapo (NZ Chicken Licken variant—2007)
Mountain, Peter; ill. Bryan Pollard Smelly-locks (an Exceptional Story Book from New Zealand) (2006); The wolf’s revenge (an Exceptional Story Book from New Zealand) (2006)
Murphy, Pat. Pigasus **
Myers, Christopher. Wings** (video also available)
Nelisi, Lino; ill. Elspeth Williamson Sione’s talo (Pacific Island version of The enormous turnip- 1992)
Nolan, Dennis Androcles and the lion (1997)
Nordqvist, Sven Pancakes for Findus (modern tall tale—2007)
Oakley, Graham. Once upon a time : a prince’s fantastic journey
PICT OLF Von Olfers, Sibylle; ill. Sieglinde Schoen Smith Mother Earth and her children : a quilted fairy tale (2007 reprint)
O’Malley, Kevin. Humpty Dumpty egg-splodes *; Once upon a cool motorcycle dude
Osborne, Mary Pope. Molly and the prince
Osment, Michelle; ill. Sunset Perky the pukeko (NZ-- 2006)
Palatini, Margie. The three silly Billies
Pearce, Philippa; ill. Wayne Anderson The squirrel wife : an original fairy tale (2007)
Perlman, Janet. Cinderella Penguin; The emperor penguin’s new clothes; The penguin and the pea
Perret, Delphine The big bad wolf and me (2006)
Petach, Heidi. Goldilocks and the three hares
Potter, Beatrix The tale of Johnny Town-mouse
Price, Hugh. The truth at last about the Little Red Hen
Prior, Natalie Jane; ill. Cheryl Orsini Minnie Pearl and the undersea bazaar (Little mermaid variation) 2007
Provensen, Alice. Punch in New York
Puttock, Simon. Big Bad Wolf is good
Ramos, Mario I am so handsome (2007); I am so strong (2007)
Ray, Jane The apple-pip princess 2007
Rayner, Mary. The small good wolf
Roberts, Lynn; ill. David Roberts Little Red : a fizzingly good yarn (2005); Rapunzel : a groovy fairy tale (1970s setting—2007)
Robertson, M.P. The egg **; The dragon snatcher **; The great dragon rescue ** (all variants on the George and the Dragon legend)
Robins, Deri and Jim. The stone in the sword **
Robinson, Hilary & Sharratt, Nick. Mixed up fairy tales
Roddie, Shen; ill. Henning Lohlein My name is Mr Fox (2006)
Root, Phyllis; ill. Mary Grandpre Lucia and the light (2006)
Rosen, Michael; ill. Nick Sharratt Dear Mother Goose (a Lift the Flap book)* (2008)
Rosenthal, Paul. Yo, Aesop! (FIC ROS)
Ross, Tony. A fairy tale; Mrs Goat and her seven little kids
Rymond, Lynda Gene; ill. Nicoletta Ceccoli Oscar and the mooncats* (2008)
Santores, Charles. Three hungry pigs and the wolf who came to dinner
Schotter, Roni; ill. Giselle Potter The boy who loved words (a tall tale—2006)
Scieszka, Jon. The stinky cheese man; True story of the 3 little pigs by A.Wolf
Shannon, David. Alice the fairy
Short, Denise Tani the sea monster (NZ) 2006 (uses elements of traditional folklore, but is not based on any particular Maori legend)
Shulman, Lisa. Old MacDonald had a woodshop *
Sierra, Judy The house that Drac built *; Mind your manners, B.B.Wolf (2007)
Sis, Peter. A small tall tale from the far north
Smallman, Steve; ill. Joelle Dreidemy The lamb who came for dinner (2006)
Smith, Lane. Pinocchio the boy
Speed, Toby. Two cool cows *
Spencer, Kerry Lee. The princess and the pea
Squires, Janet; ill. Holly Berry The gingerbread cowboy (2006)
Steer, Dugald. Just one more story
Steig, William. Shrek!; Roland the minstrel pig
Stevens, Janet and Crummel, Susan Stevens. And the dish ran away with the spoon * (video also available)
Sturges, Philemon. The little red hen (makes a pizza)
Sykes, Julie; ill. Tim Warnes That’s not fair, Hare! (2001)
Tafuri, Nancy Whose chick are you? (Ugly Duckling variant—2005)
Thomas, Joyce Carol. The gospel Cinderella
Todd, Trevor & Denton, Terry. Revenge of the three blind mice *
Tucker, Kathy. Do knights take naps?
Ungerer, Tomi. Zeralda’s ogre
Vail, Rachel; ill. Scott Nash Over the moon* (1998)
Van Allsburg, Chris. The widow’s broom (trickster tale—1992)
Vozar, David. Yo, hungry wolf!
Waddell, Martin. The big bad mole’s coming!
Ward, Helen. The dragon machine
Ward, Nick. Who’s been eating my porridge?; A wolf at the door (omnibus volume 2005)
Wattenberg, Jane. Henny-Penny (video also available)
Wells, Rosemary. Max and Ruby’s first Greek myth; Max and Ruby’s Midas **
Wells, Rosemary. The miraculous tale of the two Maries ** (SPICT WEL) (2006)
West, Colin. The king of Kennelwick Castle*
Whatley, Bruce Wait! No paint!
Wiesner, David. The three pigs; The loathsome dragon **
Wilcox, Leah. Falling for Rapunzel; Waking Beauty (2008)
Wild, Margaret. The little crooked house*
Wildsmith, Brian and Rebecca. Jack and the meanstalk
Willis, Jeanne and Brown, Ruth. In search of the giant
Wolff, Patricia Rae. The toll-bridge troll
Wormell, Chris. George and the dragon **; In the woods
Yorinks, Arthur; ill. Jos. A. Smith The witch’s child (2007)
(A very comprehensive fairytale website)

* = Tortured traditional rhymes

** = Lacerated legends

Some useful fiction titles in this genre:

FIC LEV Levine, Gail Carson Ella enchanted (Cinderella variant)
Fairest (Snow White variant)

FIC MCC McCaughrean, Geraldine Peter Pan in scarlet : the official sequel

FIC MAG Maguire, Gregory Leaping beauty and other animal fairy tales

FIC TUA Tu’akoi, Feana; ill Fraser Williamson Freeze, Goldilocks!

Non fiction:
513.26 CAL Calvert, Pam; ill. Wayne Geehan Multiplying menace : the revenge of Rumpelstiltskin 2006

Full bibliographic details of all these books are available from the National Library’s online catalogue at

Picture Books About Christmas

Ahlberg, Janet Cops and robbers
Aiono-Iosefa, Sarona Two cans of corned beef and a manulele in a mango tree (2004)
Aliki Christmas tree memories
Allan, Nicholas Jesus’ Christmas party
Ambrus, Victor G Santa Claus takes off
Armitage, Ronda The lighthouse keeper’s Christmas
Bacon, Ron Three surprises for Hemi
Bateson-Hill, Margaret Leah’s Christmas story (2006)
Baumgart, Klaus Laura’s Christmas Star
Beck, Ian Lost in the Snow
Beck, Jennifer The Christmas Caravan
Beck, Jennifer David’s dad
Berenstain, Stan The bear’s Christmas
Biro, Val Gumdrop’s Merry Christmas
Blakeley, Peggy Christmas cat
Bond, Michael Paddington and the Christmas surprise
Brett, Jan Christmas trolls
Briggs, Raymond Father Christmas
Broger, Achim The Santa Clauses
Bulla, Clyde Robert The Christmas coat
Bunting, Eve December
Burningham, John Harvey Slumfenburgre’s Christmas present
Butterworth, Nick The Fox’s Tale
Carle, Eric Dream Snow
Carrick, Carol Paul’s Christmas birthday
Cazet, Denys December 24th
Chichester Clark, Emma Melrose and Croc (2006)
Clark, Elizabeth Father Christmas and the donkey
Collington, Peter On Christmas Eve
Collington, Peter A small miracle
Cooper, Susan Danny and the Kings
Cowley, Joy Mrs Wishy-Washy’s Christmas
Crossley-Holland, Kevin How many miles to Bethleham?
Daigneault, Sylvie Bruno in the Snow
Daily, Don The twelve days of Christmas – a feline classic
Daly, Niki What’s cooking, Jamela?
De Paola, Tomie An early American Christmas
De Paola, Tomie Jingle, the Christmas clown
De Paola, Tomie Merry Christmas, Strega Nona
DiCamillo, Kate; ill. Bagram Ibatoulline Great joy (2007)
Dodd, Lynley Slinky Malinki’s Christmas crackers (2006)
Ets, Marie Hall Nine days to Christmas
Farrer, Maria Santa’s Kiwi holiday (NZ-2005)
Santa and the reindeer (NZ-2006)
Falconer, Ian Olivia helps with Christmas (2007)
Foreman, Michael Cat in the manger (2001)
Fox, Mem With love, at Christmas
Fox, Mem Wombat divine
Frazee, Marla Santa Claus the World’s number one toy expert
Gantschev, Ivan The Christmas train
Garland, Sarah Doing Christmas
Goodrich, Carter A creature was stirring : one boy’s night before Christmas (includes full text of the poem by J. Clement Moore--2006)
Grace, Patricia Te toneke
Grace, Patricia The trolley
Grindley, Sally Home for Christmas
Hague, Michael The nutcracker (2005)
Harvey, Roland Crisis on Christmas eve
Haywood, Carolyn How the reindeer saved Santa
Hendry, Diana The very snowy Christmas (2005)
Herriot, James The Christmas Day Kitten
Hill, Susan Can it be true?
Hill, Susan King of Kings
Hoff, Syd Santa’s moose
Hoffman, Mary Three wise women
Houston, Gloria The year of the perfect Christmas tree
Howe, James Harold & Chester in the fright before Christmas
Hughes, Shirley Lucy & Tom’s Christmas
Hutchins, Pat The silver Chirstmas tree
Ihaka, Kingi A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree
Impey, Rose A letter to Father Christmas
Inkpen, Mick Kipper’s Christmas Eve
Jarman, Julia Will there be polar bears for Christmas?
Jorgensen, Norman In Flanders Fields
Joyce, William Santa calls
Kerr, Judith Mog’s Christmas
Kimpton, Diana The bear Father Christmas forgot

Kippenberger, Mary The Christmas Kitten
Koppe, Susanne (retold by) Nutcracker (2004)
Landa, Norbert Little Bear’s Christmas
Lavelle, Sheila Snowy
Leeson, Christine The snow angel (2006)
Little, Jean; ill. Werner Zimmerman Pippin the Christmas pig (2004)
Lobel, Gillian More precious than gold
McCourt, Frank; ill. Raul Colon Angela and the Baby Jesus (2007)
McCutcheon, Marc Grandfather’s Christmas camp
McMillan, Dawn Turkey’s in the sleigh tonight (NZ—2007)
McPhail, David Santa’s book of names
Mahy, Margaret The Christmas tree tangle
Marshall, James Merry Christmas, space case
Mayo, Virginia Don’t forget me Father Christmas
Menotti Amahl and the Night visitors
Mitchell, Pratima Petar’s song (2003)
Morpurgo, Michael The best Christmas present in the World
Morrison, Yvonne Kiwi night before Christmas(NZ,with audio CD- 2005)
A Kiwi jingle bells (NZ, with audio CD-2006)
Murphy, Mary Little Owl and the star : a Christmas story
Noble, Trinka Apple tree Christmas
Oakley, Graham The Church Mice at Christmas
Oppel, Kenneth Follow that star
Osborne, Mary Pope; ill. Ned Bittinger. Rocking horse Christmas
Parker, John Pavlova & presents
Paxton, Tom The story of Santa Claus
Peet, Bill Countdown to Christmas
Polacco, Patricia Uncle Vova’s tree
Proysen, Alf Christmas eve at Santa’s
Repchuk, Caroline The snow tree
Richardson, Jean Stephen’s Feast
Rogers, Jean King Island Christmas
Rosen, Michael J Elijah’s angel : a story for Chanukah and Christmas
Ross, Tony The shop of ghosts
Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge and a very merry Christmass
Say, Allen Tree of cranes
Scheidl, Gerda Marie Four candles for Simon : a Christmas story
Scott, Anna-Miringa Chimneyless at Christmas (NZ, with audio CD-2004)
Seibold, J. Otto Olive the other reindeer
Seuss, Dr How the Grinch stole Christmas
Snow, Alan How Santa really works
Spier, Peter Peter Spier’s Christmas
Stevenson, James The worst person’s Christmas
Stevenson, Sucie Christmas Eve
Stickland, Paul The Christmas bear
Stohner, Anu; ill.Henrike Wilson Santa’s littlest helper travels the world (2007)
Sturges, Philemon The gift of Christmas
Tafuri, Nancy Counting to Christmas
Toft, Kim Michelle The twelve underwater days of Christmas (2007)
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Father Christmas Letters
Tompert, Ann A carol for Christmas
Turner, Sandy Silent Night
Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express
Waddell, Martin Daisy’s Christmas
Waddell, Martin Room for a little one (2004)
Watts, Bernadette Harvey Hare’s Christmas
Wells, Rosemary McDuff’s new friend
Wells, Rosemary Morris’s Disapearing Bag
Westall, Robert The Witness
Whillis, Sharon The Boxing Day test (NZ- 2002)
Whybrow, Ian Harry and the dinosaurs make a Christmas wish (2003)
Wild, Margaret Christmas magic
Wild, Margaret Light the Lamps
Wild, Margaret Thank you Santa
Wildsmith, Brian A Christmas story
Whillis, Sharon The Boxing Day test
Wolf, Winfried Christmas with Grandfather
Wood, Don Merry Christmas, big hungry bear!
Yorinks, Arthur Christmas in July
Ziefert, Harriet Home for Navidad

Picture books dealing with Change, loss and grief

Aiken, Joan The wooden dragon (2004)
Aiono-Josefa, Sarona; ill. Bruce Potter. The pipi swing (2007) (death of father)
Anholt, Laurence; ill. Jim Coplestone. Seven for a secret (2006)
Barron, T.J.; ill. Chris K. Soentpiet. Where is Grandpa?
Bauer, Jutta. Grandpa’s angel (older readers)
Beake, Lesley; ill. Karin Littlewood. Home now (2007)
Beck, Jennifer. Nobody’s dog
Binch, Caroline. The princess and the castle
Boelts, Maribeth; ill. David Walker, Before you were mine (2007)
Brown, Ruth and Ken. Lion in the long grass.
Bunting, Eve. Rudi’s pond
Cartwright, Pauline. A war far away (NZ)
Caseley, Judith. When Grandpa came to stay
Chichester Clark, Emma. Up in Heaven
Cochran, Bill; ill. Dan Andreasen. The forever dog (2007)
Cowley, Joy & Mousdale, Chris. Brodie (NZ)
Crew, Gary & Whatley, Bruce The lantern (older readers—2005)
Crowe, Carole; ill. Jim Postier. Turtle girl (2008)
DiSalvo-Ryan, Dyanne. A dog like Jack 1999
Dumbleton, Mike. Passing on
Durant, Alan; ill. Debi Gliori.. Always and forever
Edwards, Becky; ill. David Armitage. My cat Charlie (2000)
Egger, Bettina. Marianne’s grandmother
Ehrlich, Amy. Maggie and Silky and Joe
Erlbruch, Wolf. Duck, death and the tulip (Sophisticated/Senior-- 2008)
Forest, Jacqueline. Jack and Patch (NZ)
Fox, Mem With love at Christmas
Garland, Sherry. I never knew your name (Senior)
Gould, Deborah. Grandpa’s slide show
Gray, Nigel. Little Bear’s grandad
Gregory, Nan. Wild girl & Gran
Hager, Mandy. Tom’s story (NZ) (death of father)
Harris, Robie H. Goodbye Mousie
Harvey, Jacqueline; ill. Warren Crossett. The sound of the sea (death of mother) (2005)
Hathorn, Libby. Grandma’s shoes
Holloway, Judith Bryers. Hine’s rainbow (NZ)
Hughes, Shirley. Alfie and the birthday surprise
Huria, Gabrielle. The waka huia (NZ)
Ichikawa, Satomi. My pig, Amarillo
Joosse, Barbara M. Ghost wings
Kerr, Judith. Goodbye Mog
Kessler, Pamela; ill. Denise Durkin. The old cattle dog (NZ—2005)
Lawson, Sue & Wheeler, Rebecca. Jamie’s star
Leavy, Una; ill. Jennifer Eachus. Goodbye Pappa
Lee, Lyn; ill. Kim Gamble. Eight (Lost and found—2007)
Lindbergh, Reeve; ill. Kathryn Brown. My little grandmother often forgets (Alzheimer’s—2007)
Ludovic : visiting Grandpa (Video)
McFarlane, Sheryl. Waiting for the whales
McGough, Roger. The kite and Caitlin
McMillan, Dawn. Ride a white horse (older readers); Wood for the winter (NZ)
Maddern, Eric. Death in a nut (SPICT—2005)
Meharry, Dot.; ill. Brian Harrison. Dance for me (NZ)
Miles, Victoria; ill. Molly Bang. Old Mother Bear (2007)
Moroney, Trace. When I’m feeling sad 2005
Nilsson, Ulf; ill. Eva Eriksson. All the dear little animals (2006)
Norman, Lilith. Grandpa
Old, Wendie C. Stacy had a little sister (Sudden Infant Death syndrome)
Osborne, Mary Pope. Rocking horse Christmas. (2004)
[ Van] Ommen, Sylvia. Sweets (ideas about heaven) 2004
Pereira, Janet; ill. Bruce Potter. Grandad (NZ) 2006
Pittar, Gill. Milly, Molly and Jimmy’s seeds; Milly,Molly and Grandpa’s oak
Puttock, Simon. A ladder to the stars
Rayner, Catherine. Augustus and his smile (general sadness) 2006
Rosen, Michael. Lovely old Roly. Thanksgiving wish.
Rosenberry, Vera. The growing- up tree
Savvides, Irini; ill. Owen Swan. Hide and seek (death of grandfather) ( 2008)
Searle, Rick; ill. Bronwyn Searle. Follow me (2001)
Sgouros, Christina. A pillow for my Mom
Skinner, Honoria; ill. Martin Simpson. Eva’s picture (NZ-Pacific
Stafford, Liliana. Snow bear; Grandpa’s gate (Alzheimers—2007)
Stanaway, Joanne. . A day like any other day (NZ)
Thompson, Colin) Falling angels; The violin man;
Dust (Sophisticated Picture Book, 2007);
The big little book of happy sadness (Sophisticated Picture Book --2008)
Tipene, Tim. Haere : farewell, Jack, farewell (NZ--Maori resource, 2005)
Varley, Susan. Badger’s parting gifts
Viorst, Judith. The tenth good thing about Barney (video also available).
Vision, David & Mutiya; ill. Ignacio Alcantara. Missing you (Native Aerican spirituality) 2004
Waddell, Martin. Grandma’s Bill
Wallace- Brodeur, Ruth. Goodbye Mitch (Also fiction title: Blue eyes better)
Ward, Helen; ill. Wayne Anderson. Moon dog (2006)
Ward, Nick. The biggest baddest wolf (2005)
Watson, Joy . Foster dog (NZ)
Wells, Rosemary; ill. Greg Shed. The language of doves
Westall, Robert; ill. William Geldart. David and the kittens (Changes within family --2003)
Wild, Margaret. Jenny Angel; Toby; Farmer Fred’s cow
Wormell, Christopher. The saddest king (2007)
Yolen, Jane. Grandad Bill’s song
Non-fiction picture book: 796.34 ASH Daddy and me Has suggestions about explaining death to children—see link When Children Grieve

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Carroll, Jane. Ribbons for her hair (Fiction title):
Krisher, Trudy. Kathy’s hats (both deal with leukaemia)
Cummings, Mary; ill. Lin Wang. Three names of me (acceptance of adoption; multiple families) 2006
Frame, Jeron Ashford; ill. R. Gregory Christie . Yesterday I had the blues(depression) 2003
Heffernan, John. My dog (senior level, deals with war, genocide)
Hoban, Russell; ill. Ian Andrew. Jim’s lion (serious illness)
Kahukiwa, Robin. Matatuhi (NZ) (discovery of adoption)
Meharry, Dot. Nicki’s mum (NZ) (serious illness)
Moran, Philip; ill. Michael Foreman Soggy the bear (lost things) 2006
Tan, Shaun. The red tree (depression)
Marriott, Janice. When Mum went away (NZ)
Ziefert, Harriet. Home for Navidad (Both deal with separation from mother)

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· Fears

Alborough, Jez. Watch out! Big Bro’s coming (new edition)
Allen, Jonathan. I’m not scared! (2007)
Baum, Louis; ill. Sue Hellard. Milo Mouse and the scary monster (2006)
Bergman, Mara; ill. Nick Maland Snip snap! (2005); Oliver who was small but mighty ( 2008).
Binch, Caroline. The princess and the castle
Bright, Paul & Cort, Ben. Under the bed; I’m not going out there (2006)
Broad, Micahel. Scaredy Cat and Boo (2007)
Browne, Anthony. Silly Billy 2006
Cali, Davide. The enemy (Sophisticated/Senior) 2007
Catchpool, Michael; ill. Jill Newton. Howling at the moon (2006)
Cave, Kathryn. You’ve got dragons
Cohn, Janice. Why did it happen? (*deals with violence in society, terrorism, etc)
Cowell, Cressida; ill. Neal Layton. Emily Brown and the thing (2007)
Danneberg, Julie; ill. Margot Apple. Cowboy Slim 2006
Drewery, Melanie. The grumble rumble mumbler (NZ) 2007
French, Vivian & Fisher, Chris. Little Dog : you don’t have to be big to be brave (2006)
Funke, Cornelia. The wildest brother (2006)
Gaiman, Neill; ill. Dave McKean. The wolves in the walls (Sophisticated) 2003
Gravett, Emily. Little Mouse’s big book of fears (Sophisticated) 2007
Greder, Armin. The island (Sophisticated/Senior) 2007
Heide, Florence Parry; ill. Jules Feiffer. Some things are scary
Hendry, Diana; ill. Jane Chapman. The very noisy night (2005 edition with CD)
Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly worried (2000)
Helakoski, Lesley; ill. Henry Cole. Big chickens (2006); Big chickens fly the coop (2008)
Laguna, Sofie; Ben Redlich. Boris Monster; scared of nothing.(2007)
McCaughrean, Geraldine. Blue moon mountain 2006
McLeary, Errol. Special Cecil (NZ) (2006)
Mayer, Mercer. There are monsters everywhere (2005)
Michelsen, Richard; ill. Adam McCauley. Oh no, not ghosts! (2007)
Robertson, M.P. Big brave Brian. (2007)
Rohmann, Eric. A kitten tale (2008)
Ross, Tony. I want my light on! (2007)
Schwarz, Viviane. Shark and Lobster’s amazing undersea adventurer (2006)
Shuman, Carol. Jenny is scared ! * (Non-fiction 152.46)
Thompson, Colin; ill. Chris Mould. Gilbert (2003); Gilbert goes out (2006)
Wan, Jin; ill. Phil Dron Little Monster and Little Boy Ugly (Teacher preview essential--2007)
Ward, Nick The biggest baddest wolf (2005)
Watt, Melanie. Scaredy Squirrel makes a friend( 2007)
Whybrow, Ian; ill. Adrian Reynolds. Harry and the dinosaurs make a splash (2007)
Wild, Margaret; ill. Anne Spudvilas. There’s a sea in my bedroom ;
Woolvs in the sitee (Sophisticated/Senior) 2006
Wishinsky, Freda; ill. Neil Layton. Nothing scares us (2004)
Wormell, Chris. Henry and the fox (2006). George, the dragon and the princess (2007)

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· Picture books about new babies, sibling rivalry, etc
Alexander, Martha. Nobody asked me if I wanted a baby sister
Allen, Pamela. Cuthbert’s babies
Anholt, Catherine and Laurence Anholt. Sophie and the new baby
Anholt, Laurence; ill. Jim Coplestone . Seven for a secret (2006)
Brown, Ruth. Baba/ Cry baby
Browne, Anthony. Changes
Bunting, Eve; ill. Chris Siontpiet. Jin Woo (2001); Hurry! Hurry! (2007)
Carmody, Isabelle; ill. Declan Lee The wrong thing (Sophisticated Picture Book) 2006
Casanova, Mary; ill. Ard Hoyt. Some dog! 2007
Clay, Jenny. The smile in the moon (NZ)
Cleary, Beverley. Ramona’s siblingitis (video)
Conway, David; ill. Karin Littlewood. The most important gift of all (2006)
Coste, Marion; ill. Yong Chen. Finding Joy (Inter-country adoption—2006)
Cowley, Joy. The bump (NZ)
Cox, Tania; ill. Janine Dawson. Alberta ( 2007)
Cummings, Pat. Angel baby
Cutler, Jane. Darcy and Gran don’t like babies
Danziger, Paula. Barfburger Baby, I was here first
De Paola, Tomie. The baby sister
De Wolf, Alex. What about me?
Doherty, Berlie; ill Alison Bartlett Paddiwak and Cozy
Fisher, Valorie. My big sister (2003) ; My big brother (2002)
Gliori, Debi. Penguin post; Mr Bear’s new baby; New big sister
Graham, Bob. Has anyone here seen William?
Gray, Kes. Baby on board
Grimes, Nikki; ill. Bryan Collier. Welcome, Precious! 2007
Harper, Anita; ill. Mary McQuillan. It’s not fair! 1985/2007
Harris, Robie H. Hi new baby!
Hawkes,K evin. The wicked big toddlah (2007)
Hoffman, Mary. Henry’s baby
Holt, Kimberley Willis; ill. Gabi Swiatkowska. Waiting for Gregory. 2006
Horse, Harry . Little Rabbit’s new baby (2006)
Howe, James. Pinky and Rex and the new baby (Adoption--early chapter book)
Hughes, Shirley. Angel Mae
Keats, Ezra Jack. Peter’s chair
Krishnaswami, Uma; ill. Jamel Akib. Bringing Asha home (Inter-country adoption) 2006
Little, Jean. Emma’s yucky brother (Adoption--early chapter book)
Lloyd, Sam. Mr Pusskins and Little Whiskers (2007)
McCully, Emily Arnold. New baby
MacDonald, Ross. Bad Baby 2005
Mack, Todd; ill. Julia Gran. Princess Penelope takes charge! 2006
Melling, David Good knight sleep tight 2005
Morrison, Yvonne; ill. Jenny Cooper. Better together (NZ-2007)
Neale, Rochelle; ill. Ross Kinnaird. I know about babies 2005
Noonan, Diana . Auntie Rosie and the rabbit (NZ)
O’Connor, Kerrie; ill. Craig Smith. Little Jingle says no! (2006)
Offen, Hilda. Good girl, Gracie Growler
Ross, Tony. I want a sister
Simon, Francesca. Don’t be horrid, Henry
Titherington, Jeanne. A place for Ben
Sykes, Julie. Little Tiger’s big surprise
Umansky, Kaye. This is is Jane, Jim
Voake, Charlotte. Ginger
Vulliamy, Clara. Ellen and Penguin and the new baby
Waddell, Martin; ill. Penny Dale. Once there were giants
Wells, Rosemary. McDuff and the baby
Winthrop, Elizabeth. I think he likes me
Young, Ed My mei mei. (Inter-country adoption--2006)