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 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...
Adult, Educational, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Dr Kathleen A Cooney DVM View on Amazon
No Image Available It’s Okay to Cry: Warm Compassionate Stories That Will Help...
Its Okay To Cry contains warm, compassionate stories that help people to find hope and healing after the death of...
All Ages, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Maria Luz Quintana 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 Just One More Day
If you, or someone you know, have ever had to put a dog to sleep, then you will know the...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Teen, Young Adult Geoffrey Bain View on Amazon
No Image Available Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care: Making Health Decisions on Behalf of...
Pets are now considered family members, and at the same time, profound changes are taking place in veterinary medicine. Procedures...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya 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 Losing My Best Friend: Thoughtful support for those affected by...
“Remember me with tears and laughter. Remember me though it hurts to do so, because the pain you have is...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Jeannie Wycherley 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 Loving and Losing a Pet: A Psychologist and a Veterinarian...
Michael Stern, PhD, is a clinical psychologist practicing in New York and New Jersey. He is an adjunct associate professor...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Michael Stern, Susan Cropper View on Amazon
No Image Available Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond
Nothing turns a baby's head more quickly than the sight or sound of an animal. This fascination is driven by...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Meg Daley Olmert View on Amazon
No Image Available Maya’s First Rose: Diary of a Very Special Love
When Kosins first met Maya in a pet store, he didn't even want a dog. But 18 years later, when...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Martin Scot Kosins 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 My Pet Remembrance Journal
This grief workbook & keepsake journal is recommended for anyone who wants make sense of their grief and to create...
All Ages, Great Gift, Guide, Journal, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Enid Traisman View on Amazon
No Image Available Old Dogs Remembered Paperback
Noted authors, including James Thurber, John Updike, Eugene O'Neill, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and John Cheever, reminisce about their favorite dogs
All Ages, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement View on Amazon
No Image Available Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
At the age of 36, Caroline Knapp, author of the acclaimed bestseller Drinking:A Love Story, found herself confronted with a...
Adult, Dog Lovers, Educational, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Caroline Knapp View on Amazon
No Image Available Paw Prints in Heaven?: Christians and Pet Loss
Finally, Biblical insight for Christian pet owners struggling to cope with the loss of a beloved pet or explain it...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Religious James McClinton View on Amazon
No Image Available Paw Prints in the Stars: A Farewell and Journal for...
Paw Prints in the Stars was created to help one deal with the loss of a beloved pet. The book...
All Ages, Journal, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Warren Hanson View on Amazon
No Image Available Pet Loss & Human Emotion
This updated edition of Pet Loss and Human Emotion is a step-by-step guide to leading clients through this special kind of grief....
Adult, Educational, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Cheri Barton Ross 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: Establishing a Healthy Foundation
Explaining the concept of death to a child is a very difficult, confusing, and uncomfortable experience for a parent, educator,...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Cheri Barton Ross 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