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Reliable Pet Grief Books for Children & Adults

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Losing a pet is traumatic and painful. You may need to take time to grieve the loss of your pet, and we understand that. We have thoughtfully put together a list of resources to help you through this time.

Recommended Books for Children

Badger’s Parting Gifts
Author: Susan Varley
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books

Cat Heaven
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press

Dog Heaven
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press

For Every Cat An Angel
Author: Christine Davis
Publisher: Lighthearted Press

For Every Dog An Angel
Author: Christine Davis
Publisher: Lighthearted Press

Freddie, the Leaf
Author: Leo Buscaglia
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston

I’ll Always Love You
Author: Hans Wilhelm
Publisher: Crown Publications

Lifetimes
Author: Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
Publisher: Bantam Books

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
Author: Judith Viorst
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Recommended Books for Adults

A Special Place for Charlie
Author: Debbie Morehead
Publisher: Partners in Publishing

Amazing Gracie, a Dog’s Tale
Author: Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff
Publisher: Worman Publishing

Angel Pawprints
Editor: Laurel E. Hunt
Publisher: Hyperion

Between Pets and People
Author: Alan Beck
Publisher: New York: Putnam

Children Grieve Too
Author: Joy and Marvin Johnson
Publisher: Centering Corporation

Cold Noses and Warm Hearts
Editor: Laurie Morrow
Publisher: Willow Creek Press

Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates
Author: Gary Kurz
Publisher: Morris Publishing

Companion Animal Death
Author: Mary F. Stewart
Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann

Coping With Sorrow
Author: Moira Anderson
Publisher: Alpine Blue Ribbon Books

Coping With The Loss of a Pet
Author: Christina M. Lemiux
Publisher: Wallace Clark Publishers