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.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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. View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
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 View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Journal, Pet Loss & Bereavement S Wallace View on Amazon
No Image Available Pet Loss and Children: A Guide for Parents
This book is a much-needed resource for parents of pet-owning children. It contains information on the grief process in children...
Children, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Mary T Rochford Rose View on Amazon
No Image Available Pet Loss and Children: Helping Your Child Cope with the...
An estimated 90 percent of kids will have a pet at some point during their childhood. The loss of a...
Children, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Erainna Winnett View on Amazon
No Image Available Remembering Blue Fish (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood)
Daniel Tiger learns how to process the feelings that come with losing someone you love in this thoughtful 8x8 storybook...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Becky Friedman View on Amazon