Recommended Reading

A collection of works to help you HEAL your heart

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No Image Available 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...
Children, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Debby Morehead
No Image Available 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...
Children, Pet Loss & Bereavement N.A. Noel
No Image Available 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...
Cat Lovers, Children, Family, Great Gift, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Lori Orlinsky
No Image Available Beaudy
A true story, BEAUDY is about a no-name ranch horse, the person who rescues him, and the wondrous mystery of...
Children, Horses, Pet Loss & Bereavement Susan Barry
No Image Available Cat Heaven
A joyous celebration of a cat's journey after a happy life on Earth by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant. "The way...
Cat Lovers, Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Cynthia Rylant
No Image Available Charlotte’s Web (Trophy Newbery)
Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E....
Children, Great Gift, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Young Adult E. B. White
No Image Available Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping
This guide is a practical tool for veterinarians, teachers, counselors, parents, grandparents and others who are in a position to...
Children, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Marty Tousley
No Image Available Dear Brave Friend
This gentle and heartwarming story captures the love between a boy and his dog, and the sadness that follows after...
Children, Pet Loss & Bereavement Leigh Ann Gerk
No Image Available Dog Heaven
A comforting and playful exploration of a beloved dog's journey after a happy life on Earth. In Newbery Medalist Cynthia...
Children, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Cynthia Rylant
No Image Available Finding Peace After the Loss of a Loved Animal Companion
A spiritual guide and practical primer designed to help people of all ages and backgrounds cope with and recover from...
Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Diane Pomerance PH.D.
No Image Available For Every Cat an Angel
For Every Cat An Angel celebrates the timeless connection between people and their "forever cats." From the moment a kitten...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Christine Davis
No Image Available For Every Dog An Angel
For Every Dog An Angel celebrates the timeless connection between people and their "forever dogs." From the moment a puppy...
All Ages, Children, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Christine Davis
No Image Available Healing A Child’s Pet Loss Grief: A Guide for Parents
Is your child suffering from the loss of their pet and you want to know how to help them? Discover...
Adult, Children, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Wendy Van de Poll
No Image Available I’ll Always Love You
A gentle and moving story about losing a friend, and the importance of always expressing your love. Elfie the dachshund...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Hans Wilhelm
No Image Available Jasper’s Day
Today Riley's family is celebrating Jasper's Day. Everything they do will be in honor of Jasper -- sort of like...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Marjorie Blain Parker
No Image Available Koko’s Kitten
Koko the gorilla uses sign language to talk to her handlers. When she asks for a pet, her handlers search...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school
No Image Available Lee and Limbo: Friends Come and Go, but Life Continues...
Animals, like human beings, experience deep emotional bonds, too.   Lee and Limbo is a story of genuine friendship and...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Uzoma (Uzo) Rita Ezekwudo
No Image Available Let’s Talk About When Your Pet Dies (The Let’s Talk...
Describes the feelings that you might have when your pet dies and discusses how to cope with these feelings
Children, Pet Loss & Bereavement Marianne Johnston
No Image Available Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children
When the death of a relative, a friend, or a pet happens or is about to happen . . ....
Children, Family, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Bryan Mellonie
No Image Available Loss of a Pet: Explaining Grief and Loss to Children
Pets create great experiences for children: in taking responsibility, learning to love, care for living things and, dealing with loss...
Children, Family, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Cory O'Neal

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