Friday, December 17, 2010

Each Little Bird that Sings by Deborah Wiles


Title: Each Little Bird that Sings
Author: Deborah Wiles
Publisher / Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2006 
Genre: Children's Novel; Realistic Fiction
Themes: Death, Loss, Family Relationships, Friendship
Summary: Death is no stranger to Comfort, whose family owns a funeral parlor. She has been to 247 funerals in her 10 years of life and says that "you get used to death if you live around it long enough," but when her uncle dies, her loss is a tragedy she's not sure how to deal with on top of friendship troubles. 
Curriculum Connections: Grades 3-5 Language Arts: Leisure Reading; Plot and Character Development
Notes: Wiles presents a difficult topic with gentleness and humor that is appropriate for children.Click here for a discussion guide from Scholastic on this book.
Click here for extension activities from Scholastic to use with this book.
Click here to visit the author's website.

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