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Recommended Reading

A collection of works to help you HEAL your heart

We have selected the books listed here for you. You will find books that cater to all age groups and backgrounds as well as professional and educational works.

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A Dog to Remember
Anyone who has loved and lost a dog may experience deep and lasting grief. Memories of good times together can help to ease the pain. "A Dog to Remember" is a tribute to all dogs that brought enduring love to...
All Ages, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement June Greig
A Snowflake in My Hand
A miracle of a book--a joyous celebration of the unspoken but deeply felt bond between animals and people and, in Roger Caras's words, "a celebration of life in the face of death". Each day holds the promise of a few...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Samantha Mooney
A Special Place for Charlee: A Child’s Companion Through Pet...
Gr. 3-6, younger for reading aloud. Floppy-eared Charlee (feminine for Charlie) was already part of the family when narrator Mark was born. Boy and pup grew up together and were best friends and playmates. Years later, when Charlee needed to...
Children, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Debby Morehead
All Animals Go to Heaven
Anyone who has lost a dearly beloved pet knows that the question of what happens to them after death is a tender, important subject. In this book, author and Christian minister George MacDonald presents the case that the mourning pet...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Religious George MacDonald
All God’s Creatures Go to Heaven
The angel paintings of artist Nancy Noel beautifully portray Amy Nolfo-Wheeler's story of Jacob, a child angel on a journey of discovery. This keepsake book, in heavenly color, features a glow-in-the-dark cover. An inspiring message of hope and joy for...
Children, Pet Loss & Bereavement N.A. Noel
Amazing Gracie: A Dog’s Tale
She was the loneliest puppy in the litter—a deaf and partially blind albino Great Dane. She had huge, sky blue eyes. And when Dan Dye reached for her, she struggled to her feet like a clumsy foal, raised her forehead...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Mark Beckloff, Dan Dye
Angel Pawprints: Reflections on Loving and Losing a Canine Companion–an...
This poignant and elegantly designed collection of stories and verse provides comfort and healing for anyone experiencing the grief of losing a dog. An essential resource for veterinarians, bereavement counselors, pet loss support groups, and, of course, pet owners themselves,...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Poetry Laurel E. Hunt
Angel Whiskers
After experiencing the loss of several beloved pets, I have found that the most powerful way of healing is to affirm and honor the bond with my pets in some tangible way. I began by reading poems and stories written...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Laurel E. Hunt
Animal Elders: Caring About Our Aging Animal Companions
Lyrically, eloquently and compassionately, ANIMAL ELDERS: Caring About Our Aging Animal Companions discusses the various challenges as well as gifts associated with growing old. Observing that the older members of both animal and human societies have traditionally been regarded with...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Diane Pomerance
Balloons for Tiger – Mom’s Choice Award Winner
How can children begin to heal after losing a pet? Balloons for Tiger takes an imaginative look at this tough topic as colorful balloons travel from the hands of children to their beloved cat who has passed on. This book lets children...
Cat Lovers, Children, Family, Great Gift, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Lori Orlinsky
Bea and Honey: The Secret
A picture book with beautiful watercolor illustrations by Judith Gosse, BEA and HONEY: The Secret will soothe the broken hearts of readers, young and old, who have experienced the death of a pet. Pets are family members. The loss of...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Claudia Teetsel
A true story, BEAUDY is about a no-name ranch horse, the person who rescues him, and the wondrous mystery of the communication between them. It is also about the legacy of another horse, the most famous and beloved horse character...
Children, Horses, Pet Loss & Bereavement Susan Barry
Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and...
Bringing together fourteen experts from across the United States and Canada, Bereaved Children and Teens is a comprehensive guide to helping children and adolescents cope with the emotional, religious, social, and physical consequences of a loved one's death. The result is an...
Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Teen, Young Adult Earl A. Grollman
Bill at Rainbow Bridge
The owners of departed pets want to know: that their pets are happy, that their own grief is normal, that they will be reunited with their pets one day, and that it's OK to love again. Bill at Rainbow Bridge--...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Dan Carrison
Biscuit’s Biggest Adventure
Freddy has a golden labrador called Biscuit, who loves going for runs in the park. Lately, Biscuit has been feeling exhausted and doesn't want to play any more. Freddy is really worried. Then, one night, Freddy is woken by Biscuit,...
Children, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Teen Coleen Carlile and Mark Archer
Blessing the Bridge: What Animals Teach Us About Death, Dying...
Like a hospice worker, author Rita M. Reynolds cares for sick and dying animals, helping them comfortably cross the threshold into death. She shares stories about dogs, cats, a donkey, a cow, ducks, goats, and even baby wild mice she...
Adult, Pet Loss & Bereavement Rita M. Reynolds
Buried Deep in our Hearts
"They are our companions on Life’s journey…and our memories of them will always be buried deep in our hearts.” In Woodhaven Run, Michigan, Nivie Emerson, Bryn Troxell and Jacqueline Stanton have animals who touch their lives in many ways. As...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement Tracie Barton-Barrett
Can a stray dog become man’s best friend?: 5 steps...
An informal handbook that answers all questions about the sterilization of stray dogs (Animal Birth Control programme) and emphasizes its benefits towards creating a rabies-free society for man and dog by 2030. It is a step-by-step guide to bring together...
Dog Lovers, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Kuhu Roy & Hansa Roy
Cat Heaven
A joyous celebration of a cat's journey after a happy life on Earth by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant. "The way to Cat Heaven is a field of sweet grass, where crickets and butterflies play!" With a gentle, playful rhyme, Newbery...
Cat Lovers, Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Cynthia Rylant
Catnip for the Cat Lover’s Psyche: a Memoir
Full Color Edition. The author, Ann Lapatka, transports the reader through adventurous, real life stories – the tragedies, the triumphs, the laughter and the tears – of her experiences with beloved companion cats. She shares with you how her cats...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Great Gift, Illustrated, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Photos Ann Lapatka,

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