Leo's Book of Memories

A Story About Bereavement

From the Series A Helping Hand

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

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.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Quarto Publishing Group USA
Imprint QEB Publishing — Quarto Library
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2022-01-01
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV039030, JUV013060, JUV017150
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 9 x 10
Lexile 600
Features Note to adults and Original artwork

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.


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