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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
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
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
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,
Dog Heaven
A comforting and playful exploration of a beloved dog's journey after a happy life on Earth. In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog, as she did for cats...
Children, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Cynthia Rylant
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 grief over the loss of beloved pet.
Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Diane Pomerance PH.D.
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 is born, the book tells us, a guardian angel is there to welcome the kitten into the world and let...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Christine Davis
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 is born, the book tells us, a guardian angel is there to welcome the puppy into the world and to...
All Ages, Children, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Christine Davis
Forever Paws
Author Christine Davis offers her third book for anyone who has had to say goodbye to a beloved dog or cat. Forever Paws is the companion title to her books For Every Dog An Angel and For Every Cat An...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Christine Davis
From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us...
What is it that dogs have done to earn the title of “man’s best friend”? And more broadly, how have all of our furry, feathered, and four-legged brethren managed to enrich our lives? Why do we love them? What can...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement B.J. Hollars
Honoring the Journey: A Guided Path through Pet Loss
This book is the first in the series of “Honoring the Journey” works. Capturing the reader with powerful illustrations and raw emotions, this guidebook assists with the healing process one must face when a pet dies. The book is unique...
All Ages, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Dr. KaLee R. Pasek D.V.M.
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
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 is the best dog anyone could every ask for. Every day, she and her owner explore and play together. And...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Hans Wilhelm
In-Home Pet Euthanasia Techniques: The Veterinarian’s Guide to Helping Families...
I originally created this book to train my own doctors on the intricacies of in-home euthanasia. Within the first year of writing, I began receiving calls from veterinarians around the country looking for guidance as they began their own similar...
Adult, Educational, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Dr Kathleen A Cooney DVM
Jasper’s Day
Today Riley's family is celebrating Jasper's Day. Everything they do will be in honor of Jasper -- sort of like a birthday. But it isn't Jasper's birthday. The old dog's cancer has gotten really bad. Riley knows they can't let...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Marjorie Blain Parker
Koko’s Kitten
Koko the gorilla uses sign language to talk to her handlers. When she asks for a pet, her handlers search high and low for the perfect companion.
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school
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 love between two cats in Chapel Hill, a beautiful, small University town in North Carolina where love abounds. When Lee...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Uzoma (Uzo) Rita Ezekwudo
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 . . . how can we help a child to understand? Lifetimes is a moving book for children of all ages, even parents too....
Children, Family, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Bryan Mellonie

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