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Death of a Pet: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • A Dog Like Jack DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan Scholastic, Inc., 2000
  • A Funeral for Whiskers by Lawrence Balter Barron's Juveniles, 1991
  • A Special Place for Charlee: A Child's Companion Through Pet Loss by Debby Morehead Partners in Pub Llc, 1996
  • Barn Kitty by June Kirkpatrick Azro Press, 1999
  • I'll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm Random House, 1985
  • Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie Bantam, 1983
  • Saying Goodbye to Your Pet: Children Can Learn to Cope with Pet Loss Marge Heegaard Roundhouse, 2001
  • My Pet Died by Rachel Baile Tricycle Press, 1997
  • Remember Rafferty: A Book About the Death of a Pet for Children of All Ages by Joy Johnson Centering Corp, 1998
  • Toby by Margaret Wild Ticknor & Fields, 1994

Ages 8 to 12

  • Let's Talk About When Your Pet Dies by Marianne Johnston Powerkids Press, 1998
  • Missing May by Cynthia Rylant Orchard, 1993
  • Mr. Bumble And The Hippo: A Story For Anyone Who Has Ever Loved A Pet by Bill Wheatley illustrated by Jane Duderstadt Wooster Book Co., 2001
  • The Trouble with Thirteen by Betty Miles Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Books for Adults

  • Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet by M. Anderson Alpine Publications Inc, 1996
  • Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children by Herbert A. Nieburg HarperPerennial Library, 1996

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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