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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