Loss of a Pet

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Want to talk about death to a child who's lost a pet?  These books may help.


Big Cat Pepper Cover
Elizabeth Partridge
Lauren Castillo
Big Cat Pepper has always been part of the family, but after he grows very old and dies, the boy who loves him comes to understand his mother's reassurance that "his spirit is forever and can fly, fly, fly."
E Par
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May 23, 2014
Cat Heaven Cover
Cynthia Rylant
God created Cat Heaven, with fields of sweet grass where cats can play, kitty-toys for them to enjoy, and angels to rub their noses and ears
E Ryl
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May 23, 2014
Dog Heaven Cover
Cynthia Rylant
God created Dog Heaven, a place where dogs can eat ice cream biscuits, sleep on fluffy clouds, and run through unending fields
E Ryl
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May 23, 2014
Goodbye Mousie Cover
Robie H Harris
Jan Ormerod
A boy grieves for his dead pet Mousie, helps to bury him, and begins to come to terms with his loss
E Har
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May 23, 2014
Harry & Hopper Cover
Margaret Wild
Freya Blackwood
One day when Harry comes home from school, his faithful companion Hopper isn't there to greet him, in a touching story about the process of healing after losing a beloved pet
E Wil
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May 23, 2014
I'll always love you Cover
Hans Wilhelm
A child's sadness at the death of a beloved dog is tempered by the remembrance of saying to it every nignt, "I'll always love you."
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Book
May 23, 2014
Remembering Crystal Cover
Sebastian Loth
Zelda is a young duck that lives in the garden. Her friend Crystal is a turtle who is growing old. The two do many things together. One day Crystal is not in the garden. But friendship never dies
E Lot
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May 23, 2014
Sally goes to Heaven Cover
Stephen Huneck
A beloved dog dies and goes to Heaven where she lives happily and helps to find her family on earth a new pet
E Hun
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May 23, 2014
Sammy in the sky Cover
Barbara (Barbara Ann) Walsh
Jamie Wyeth
A little girl tells about her special pet, Sammy, "the best hound dog in the whole world," and how, after he becomes sick and dies, she comes to know the truth of her mother's words, that Sammy's spirit is everywhere
E Wal
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May 23, 2014
Saying goodbye to Lulu Cover
Corinne Demas
Ard Hoyt
When her dog Lulu dies, a girl grieves but then continues with her life
E Dem
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May 23, 2014
Snort's special gift Cover
Suzann Yue
Lin Wang
Savy is worried. Her dog, Snort, is very sick, and Savy's parents say that Snort needs to leave them and go to heaven. Savy and her family explore different ways to grieve for and remember a beloved pet
E Yue
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May 23, 2014
The Berenstain Bears lose a friend Cover
Stan Berenstain
Jan Berenstain
Mike Berenstain
Sister Bear loves taking care of her pet goldfish, Goldie. Sister feeds Goldie every morning and evening, cleans out her tank, and even gets her a beautiful fishbowl castle! But when Papa and Mama find Goldie floating belly-up in her tank, they worry about how Sister will feel. How will the Bear family cope with the loss of Goldie, the best goldfish in the world?
E Ber
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May 23, 2014
The bug cemetery Cover
Frances Hill
Vera Rosenberry
Neighborhood children imaginatively stage funerals for dead bugs, but they experience real sadness following the death of a pet
E Hil
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May 23, 2014
The forever dog Cover
Bill Cochran
Dan Andreasen
Mike and his dog Corky plan to be best friends forever, so when Corky becomes sick and dies, Mike is angry about the broken promise
E Coc
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May 23, 2014
Zoe's goodbye Cover
Mary Schlangen
"When a young girl is faced with losing her special dog, Zoe, she embarks on a magical adventure with her companion."--Cover p. [4]
E Sch
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May 23, 2014
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Elizabeth Partridge
Lauren Castillo
E Par
Barbara (Barbara Ann) Walsh
Jamie Wyeth
E Wal
Cynthia Rylant
E Ryl
Corinne Demas
Ard Hoyt
E Dem
Cynthia Rylant
E Ryl
Suzann Yue
Lin Wang
E Yue
Robie H Harris
Jan Ormerod
E Har
Stan Berenstain
Jan Berenstain
Mike Berenstain
E Ber
Margaret Wild
Freya Blackwood
E Wil
Frances Hill
Vera Rosenberry
E Hil
Hans Wilhelm
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Bill Cochran
Dan Andreasen
E Coc
Sebastian Loth
E Lot
Mary Schlangen
E Sch
Stephen Huneck
E Hun