Recommended Reading

a collection of works to help you HEAL your heart

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 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 Pet Loss and Human Bereavement
Describes the grieving process that occurs when people lose pets and suggests ways of helping individuals to cope.
All Ages, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals, Self-Help View on Amazon
No Image Available Pet Loss: A Spiritual Guide
Millions of households include animal companions. While it is absolutely normal and healthy to mourn a deceased pet, the grieving...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Julia Harris View on Amazon
No Image Available Pet Loss: A Spiritual Guide All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Eleanor Lee Harris View on Amazon
No Image Available Pet Loss: Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children
A sympathetic guide for both children and adults explains how to cope with the death or loss of a beloved...
All Ages, Great Gift, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Herbert A. Nieburg 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
No Image Available Remembering Oakley
A tool to use children about death using direct language and explanations. This book was written to align with the...
Children, Family, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Carl Schutt View on Amazon
No Image Available Saying Goodbye to Lulu
A young girl and her lovable dog, Lulu, are the best of friends. They play games together, explore their neighborhood,...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Corinne Demas View on Amazon
No Image Available Saying Goodbye to the Pet You Love (A Complete Resource...
From a psychologist with twenty years of experience as a pet bereavement specialist, comes the first title to offer cognitive...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Young Adult Lorri A. Greene View on Amazon
No Image Available Shelby’s Grace: From Abused Pup to Angel of Mercy
The Pit Bull With the Heart of Gold Joe Dwyer was a man facing challenges that seemed insurmountable. Battling depression...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Spiritual Joe Dwyer Jr. View on Amazon
No Image Available Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death
When a loved one dies, it can be hard to know how to explain it to a young child, particularly...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Bonnie Zucker View on Amazon
No Image Available Soul Dog: A Journey into the Spiritual Life of Animals
An exploration of animal spirituality and the ability of animals to communicate with humans even in the afterlife • 2019...
All Ages, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Spiritual Elena Mannes View on Amazon
No Image Available Spirit Dogs: Heroes In Heaven
Josie's pain was too great, and she had lost most of her dignity. Susan Kelleher helped hold her fourteen-year-old retriever...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Religious, Spiritual Susan Kelleher View on Amazon
No Image Available Surviving the Heartbreak of Choosing Death for Your Pet Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Linda Mary Peterson View on Amazon
No Image Available Tails from Beyond the Paw Print: Twenty-two stories of love,...
Since 2009, attendees of Beyond the Paw Print Pet Loss Support Group meetings have found validation of their grief as...
Adult, Family, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Teen, Young Adult Micky Golden Moore View on Amazon
No Image Available The Daisy Sutra
The Daisy Sutra is Helen Weaver's memoir of her dog Daisy and the true story of her discovery of animal...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Helen Weaver View on Amazon
No Image Available The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life...
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf touches children and adults alike, illustrating the delicate balance between life and death. The...
Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Leo Buscaglia View on Amazon
No Image Available The Forever Dog
No one knows exactly what kind of dog Corky is, but if you ask his owner, Mike, the answer is...
Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Bill Cochran
No Image Available The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss
If you’ve found yourself almost inconsolable after your pet died, please know that you’re normal. If you’ve found that your...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Russell Friedman, Cole James, John W. James View on Amazon
No Image Available The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action...
Updated to commemorate its 20th anniversary, this classic resource further explores the effects of grief and sheds new light on...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals John W. James View on Amazon
No Image Available The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of...
From Dr. Marty Becker, co-author of the bestsellers Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Teen Marty Becker View on Amazon
No Image Available The Heart That Is Loved Never Forgets: Recovering from Loss:...
Stories that address the grieving process of humans and animals who have lost their companions and that give advice on...
All Ages, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Kaetheryn Walker View on Amazon
No Image Available The Heaven of Animals
With all of my heart, I believe it is true that there is a heaven for animals, too. The heaven...
Children, Family, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school, Religious, Spiritual Nancy Tillman View on Amazon
No Image Available The Human-Animal Bond and Grief
This text integrates theory, emprical research, clinical experience, and principles of application into a step-by-step approach to human-animal bond based...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Laurel Lagoni, Carolyn Butler View on Amazon