Recommended Reading

The books that have been included here have been selected by APLB for you. Within our library 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.

No Image Available A Dog to Remember
Anyone who has loved and lost a dog may experience deep and lasting grief. Memories of good times together can...
All Ages, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement June Greig View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Samantha Mooney View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Religious George MacDonald View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Mark Beckloff, Dan Dye View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Poetry Laurel E. Hunt View on Amazon
No Image Available Angel Whiskers
After experiencing the loss of several beloved pets, I have found that the most powerful way of healing is to...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Laurel E. Hunt View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Diane Pomerance View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Teen, Young Adult Earl A. Grollman View on Amazon
No Image Available Bill at Rainbow Bridge
The owners of departed pets want to know: that their pets are happy, that their own grief is normal, that...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Dan Carrison View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
Adult, Pet Loss & Bereavement Rita M. Reynolds View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement Tracie Barton-Barrett View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
No Image Available 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,...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Great Gift, Illustrated, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Photos Ann Lapatka, View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
No Image Available Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
Animals bring out the goodness, humanity and optimism in people and speak directly to our souls. This joyous, inspiring and...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Jack Canfield View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
No Image Available Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates: A Book of Hope...
The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you'll ever endure. But recovery isn't...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Religious Gary Kurz View on Amazon
No Image Available Conversations with My Old Dog
"Do you ever talk to your dogs? I do." Psychologist Dr. Robert Pasick and his loving but aging dog Lucy...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Robert Pasick View on Amazon
No Image Available Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet
Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is a compassionate, comprehensive guide to help you deal with the...
Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Moira Allen View on Amazon
No Image Available Coping with Stress and Burnout as a Veterinarian: An Evidence-Based...
The suicide rate for veterinarians is almost four times higher than the general population across the UK, Australia, US, New...
Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Nadine Hamilton View on Amazon