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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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