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 Crossing the Rubicon: Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond in Life and...
A gentle, helpful guide to surviving losing a loved animal companion. The interviews with experts, vets and shared wisdom from...
Adult, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Julie A. Kaufman 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 Death, Society, and Human Experience, 10th edition
This landmark text on the sociology of death and dying draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Robert J. Kastenbaum 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 Fly to Me: Extraordinary Lessons of Life And Death From...
Join author Ellie Hansen and her little dog Tyee on an incredible, inspirational journey that will capture your mind as...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Ellie Hansen 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 Forever Paws
Author Christine Davis offers her third book for anyone who has had to say goodbye to a beloved dog or...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Christine Davis View on Amazon
No Image Available 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 Ages, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement B.J. Hollars View on Amazon
No Image Available Gently into the Night
For all who have experienced the overwhelming grief caused by the loss of a pet or animal companion. This is...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Photos Barbara Rosenfield Douglas View on Amazon
No Image Available Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die
In this invaluable guide and touchstone, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz addresses the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye...
All Ages, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Jon Katz View on Amazon
No Image Available Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss: Personal and Professional...
Author Sid Korpi explains, The pain of losing a beloved animal companion is unlike any other. However, because our society...
All Ages, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Sid Korpi View on Amazon
No Image Available Goodbye Dear Friend: Coming to Terms With the Death of...
Explains how to cope with the death or loss of a beloved pet and argues that pet owners should not...
Pet Loss & Bereavement, Teen, Young Adult Virginia Ironside View on Amazon
No Image Available Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost...
From the moment pets come into our lives, we know the day will arrive when we have to say farewell....
All Ages, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Gary Kowalski View on Amazon
No Image Available Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions
Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions, 2/e, allows readers to see how essential theories and skills will...
Adult, Educational, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Katherine Walsh View on Amazon
No Image Available Grieving the Death of a Pet
Because our relationships with our animal companions are unlike human relationships, the death of a pet is like no other...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Betty J. Carmack View on Amazon
No Image Available Heal Your Heart: How to Awaken Your Soul with Self-Forgiveness
Named one of Aspire Magazine's Top 10 Inspirational Books!! Does it feel like something is missing in your life? Does...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Charmayne Kilcup, PhD 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 Healing the Pain of Pet Loss: Letters in Memoriam
This book is a collection of inspiring and often heart-wrenching letters written to the author about their own experiences with...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Kymberly Smith View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
All Ages, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Dr. KaLee R. Pasek D.V.M. View on Amazon
No Image Available How to ROAR: Pet Loss Grief Recovery
Robin Jean Brown understands firsthand the deep bond that can develop between person and animal. She's not some cold psychologist,...
All Ages, Educational, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Robin Jean Brown View on Amazon
No Image Available 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...
All Ages, Great Gift, Illustrated, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Laynee Gilbert 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