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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.

Please contact us if you would like assistance in choosing a book.

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
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,
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. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect."...
Children, Great Gift, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Young Adult E. B. White
Dogs Leave Paw Prints Everywhere, Especially Upon Your Heart: Forever...
The Reflection Journal for Dog Lovers provides the space to reflect on your dog and the special relationship you share from both your dog’s perspective as well as your own. Celebrate your dog’s life — write, draw and doodle as you are...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Great Gift, Journal, Pet Loss & Bereavement Carina MacDonald
I Remember You: A Grief Journal
Combines beautifully illustrated journal pages with moving quotes and thoughtful, comforting advice that will support anyone working through the cascade of emotions that follows the death of someone close. Each page invites the reader to explore the thoughts and emotions...
All Ages, Great Gift, Illustrated, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Laynee Gilbert
My Pet Memory Book: To Help A Child Through The...
Losing a pet is heartbreaking for all the family, but can be particularly difficult for a child.  This book will help any child who is grieving for a family pet who has died.  The book allows them to fill in...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Journal, Pet Loss & Bereavement S Wallace
My Pet Remembrance Journal
This grief workbook & keepsake journal is recommended for anyone who wants make sense of their grief and to create a keepsake of their beloved pet. It was designed to help sort out feelings through writing about your relationship and...
All Ages, Great Gift, Guide, Journal, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Enid Traisman
Pet Loss: Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children
A sympathetic guide for both children and adults explains how to cope with the death or loss of a beloved pet and provides valuable advice to help people deal with grief, sorrow, and loneliness
All Ages, Great Gift, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Herbert A. Nieburg
Saying Goodbye to Lulu Saying Goodbye to Lulu
A young girl and her lovable dog, Lulu, are the best of friends. They play games together, explore their neighborhood, and even cuddle up to read bedtime stories each night. Lulu is the best dog a girl could ever hope...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Corinne Demas
Shelby’s Grace: From Abused Pup to Angel of Mercy
The Pit Bull With the Heart of Gold Joe Dwyer was a man facing challenges that seemed insurmountable. Battling depression and anxiety, he was broken and in need of serious help. Shelby was a young pit bull facing death. Damaged...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Spiritual Joe Dwyer Jr.
So Sorry for Your Loss: How I Learned to Live...
A searching, heartfelt exploration about what it means to process grief, by a bestselling author and journalist whose experience with two devastating losses inspired her to bring comfort and understanding to others. Since losing her mother to cancer in 2018...
Adult, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Young Adult Dina Gachman
Soul Dog: A Journey into the Spiritual Life of Animals
An exploration of animal spirituality and the ability of animals to communicate with humans even in the afterlife • 2019 Coalition of Visionary Resources Gold Award and Industry Choice and Peoples Choice Award • Chronicles the author’s profound relationship with...
All Ages, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Spiritual Elena Mannes
Tails from Beyond the Paw Print: Twenty-two stories of love,...
Since 2009, attendees of Beyond the Paw Print Pet Loss Support Group meetings have found validation of their grief as they shared their stories of love, loss, and lessons learned in a caring, judgment-free atmosphere. It has long been Dr....
Adult, Family, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Teen, Young Adult Micky Golden Moore
The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with...
Understanding helps heal the hurt when you lose a pet. This award-winning book has been hailed as the seminal work in the field. And now the fourth newly revised and expanded edition offers so much more to the bereaving pet...
All Ages, Educational, Great Gift, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals, Self-Help Wallace Sife Ph.D.
The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists Who...
Everyone who's ever loved an animal companion will find wisdom and solace in this book. The authors share stories drawn from decades of experience leading pet loss groups and practicing family therapy. Their recommendations for taking care of yourself and...
All Ages, Great Gift, Guide, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio
The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise
Adrian Raeside has created a magical tale of adventure for pet lovers of all ages in The Rainbow Bridge. Using his gift for creating spunky characters, Raeside has created a valuable fable for anyone who cherishes the companionship of a family...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Adrian Raeside
When a Pet Dies
In this useful book from the First Experience series, the affable star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood helps children share feelings of the loss of a pet while offering reassurance that grieving is a natural, healing thing to do. "A sensitive and sensible...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Photos, Pre-school Fred Rogers
When Only the Love Remains: The Pain of Pet Loss
"...Emily makes a public offering of her personal struggle, allowing herself to fully mourn the loss of her beloved Poochie." -- Jo Marchant, editor of "The Bunny Thymes", Ottawa, ON, Canada "Emily has captured both the exquisite pleasure of loving...
All Ages, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Poetry Emily Margaret Stuparyk

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