Leo's Book of Memories
A Story About Bereavement
From the Series A Helping Hand
Leo’s class are all making flower pots to give to their moms at the Mother’s Day breakfast. But Leo isn’t making a pot. Leo’s mom died in a car crash and won’t be going to the breakfast. Leo works on his memory book instead, but he’s still very angry. He turns his memory book into an imagination book, of all the things his mom would have loved to do. In the end, Leo’s dad takes him for a special breakfast and they remember Leo’s mom together. This story focuses on losing a parent and coping with the feelings of grief, loss, and anger that come as a result.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Quarto Publishing Group USA|
|Imprint||QEB Publishing — Quarto Library|
|Number of Pages||24|
Author: Nancy Loewen
Nancy Loewen is an award-winning author who has written more than 130 titles for children. She holds an MFA in creative writing and lives in the Twin Cities.
Illustrator: Elisa Paganelli
Elisa Paganelli worked as a graphic designer for several years and set up her own award-winning design studio, Teapot Graphic Design, before following her true passion for illustration.