Memories – To Absent Friends Festival

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. Written by Mem Fox Illustrated by Julie Vivas. Video courtesy of Dream Time.

We often talk about the power of remembering. How it keeps people alive, how it is an excuse to remember, to tell stories, to celebrate and to reminisce.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge shows how powerful remembering can be, not just when someone has died. Children and Young People benefit from books like this being available so as to normalise remembering and talking about people who have died. It gives them permission to remember, and to think of the good times. Children have told us that reading these books at home with family members has allowed them to talk about people who have died and have really special conversations with their loved ones about them.

There are other books on our booklist that talk about memories, such as Badgers Parting Gifts or The Memory Tree.