Books

The APLB has made arrangements with Amazon as a special convenience to our friends. The titles with miniature illustrations of their covers are written by our members. These authors have this service provided as one of the benefits of membership in the APLB. Amazon.com logo Any of these may be ordered by clicking on the title or the illustration. All these books are readily available, at discount prices.



The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies (Fourth Edition).

Wallace Sife, Ph.D.
New York: Howell Book House, 2014.

Readers of the first edition of this award-winning book were the founding members of the APLB. It is now being used as the basis for all our counselor training. Please ask for this newly revised and expanded Fourth Edition.

 


Pet Loss and Bereavement

Amy Nolfo-Wheeler, N. A. Noel.
Indianapolis, Indiana: Noel Studio, 1996.

Laurel Hunt
Pasadena, California: Darrowby Press, 1998.


Out of print. Limited availability.

Laurel E. Hunt (Editor)
New York: Hyperion, 2000.


Out of print. Limited availability.

Beaudy: A True Story
Beaudy: A True Story.
Susan Barry
C.B. Romilly Books, 2017.

Veterinary Practice Publishing Co., Santa Barbara, California, 1994.


Out of print. Not available.


Bill at Rainbow Bridge
Bill at Rainbow Bridge.
Dan Carrison
Modern Family Classics Publishing, 2010

Rita M. Reynolds.
NewSage Press, August 2000.


Buried Deep In Our Hearts
Buried Deep In Our Hearts

Tracie Barton-Barrett
Animals Connect Us, 2016.

Jack Canfield (Editor), et al.
Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, Florida, 1998.

Gary Kurz.
Friendswood, Texas, 1997.

Robert S. Pasick.
Chicago: Transitions Bookplace, 2000.

Moira Anderson.
Alpine Publications Inc., Loveland, CO, 1996.


Out of print. Limited availability.

Christina M. Lemieux.
Reading, Pennsylvania, Wallace R. Clark Publishers, 1988.

Julie Kaufman, D.C., C.A.C.
Xenophon Publications, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, 1999.

Helen Weaver.
Buddha Rock Press, Woodstock, New York, 2001.



Death of a Pet: Answers to Questions for Children and Animal Lovers of All Ages.

J. Potter, Jr. and George Koss.
Guideline Publications, Stamford, New York, 1991.

Howard Bronson.
Sandwich, Massachusetts: Bestsell Publications, 2000.

George and Emily Watson.
PMD Publishing, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2000.


A Dog To Remember
A Dog to Remember

June Greig
Evergreen Bay Publishing, 2011

Marsha Olson.
Fairview Press, May 2003.

Cheryl Reneé Webb.
Ortonville, Michigan: BriteBooks, 2002.

Marty Tousley & Katherine Heuerman.
Our Pals Publishing Co., Phoenix, Arizona, 1997.


Out of print. Limited availability.

Joan Coleman.
J.C. Tara Enterprises, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada, 1993.

Christine Davis.
Lighthearted Press, Portland, Oregon, 2001.

Christine Davis.
Lighthearted Press, Portland, Oregon, 2001.


Out of stock.

Cheryl A. Matschek.
Albuquerque, New Mexico: Princess Pub, 1998.

Cheryl Underhill, M. Ed., LPC.
Geadon’s Gift Publications, 1997.


Gently Into the Night
Gently Into the Night
Barbara Rosenfield Douglas
Lulu.com, 2011

Virginia Ironside.
Robson Books, London, 1994.

Gary Kowalski.
Stillpoint Publishing International, Walpole, New Hampshire, 1997.

M. & H. Montgomery
Montgomery Press, Minneapolis, 1991.

Sid Korpi
Healy House Books, 2009

John James.
Harper Collins, New York, 1988.


Out of print. Limited availability.

Betty J. Carmack.
Augsburg Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2002.

Peggy Haymes, Susan Lautemann.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Kalalogos, 2003.

Marty Becker.
New York: Hyperion, 2002.

Davis C. Anderson.
Victoria, BC: Trafford, 2005.

Kymberly Smith.
Philadelphia: Charles Press Publisher, 1997.


Heal Your Heart



Heal Your Heart.


(Audio CD)
Karen Adele Litzinger
Heal from Pet Loss, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009.

Kaetheryn Walker.
Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1999.

Robin Jean Brown.
Lulu Press, Morrisville, North Carolina, 2005.

Melba Colgrove, et al.
Prelude Press, Los Angeles, 1991.

Butler Lagoni & Saunders Hetts.
Philadelphia, 1994.

Keith Brocklehurst
AuthorHouse, 2009

Kathleen Cooney
Home to Heaven, P.C.; First edition (May, 2011)

Laynee Gilbert
L.O.A. Publications, 2000.

Maria L. Quintana, et al.
Mariposa Press, Perrysburg, Ohio, 2000.

Deborah Antinori.
Yoko Spirit Publications, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, 2000.

J. Church.
Tiburon, California, 1987.

Geoffrey Bain
Enchanted Forest Press, 2012.

Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya.
New World Library, 2005.

Patty L. Luckenbach.
Spiritual Living Press, 2005.

Eugene O’Neill.
Henry Holt & Company, Inc., 1999 (reprint).

Teresa L. Wagner, Maxine Musgrave.
1998.

Marianne Johnston.
Rosen Publishing Group, 1998.

Bob Deits.
Fisher Books, Tucson, Arizona, 1992.


Out of print. Limited availability.

Mickie Gustafson.
Bergh Publishing, New York, 1991.

Wallace Sife, Ph.D.
New York: Howell Book House, 2014.Readers of this book were the founding members of the APLB. It is now being used as the basis for all our counselor training. Please ask for this newly revised and expanded Fourth Edition.




Loving and Losing a Pet: A Psychologist and a Veterinarian Share Their Wisdom.

Michael Stern and Susan Cropper.
Jason Aronson Inc., Northvale, New Jersey, 1998.



Maya’s First Rose: Diary of a Very Special Love.

Martin Kosins.
Open Sky Books, Royal Oaks, Michigan, 1992.



My Personal Pet Remembrance Journal.

Enid Traisman.
Direct Book Service, 1995.

Old Dogs Remembered



Old Dogs Remembered.

Bud Johns (Editor).
Synergistic Press, Inc., San Francisco, 1999.

One Hour With Patrick



One Hour With Patrick.

Jeff Coltenback.
CreateSpace, 2011



Ophelia’s Winter.

Sarah Ann Hill.
1st Books, Bloomington, Indiana, 2000.



Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond between People and Dogs.

Caroline Knapp.
Broadway Books, New York, 1999.



Paw Prints in Heaven? Christians and Pet Loss.

James L. McClinton, Ph.D.
Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse, Inc., 2004



Pet Loss: A Spiritual Guide.

Eleanor Harris.
Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1997.



Pet Loss: A Spiritual Guide.

Julia A. Harris.
New York: Lantern Books, 2002.



Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children.

Herbert Nieberg, Ph.D.
Harper & Row, New York, 1982, 1996.



Pet Loss and Children: Establishing A Healthy Foundation.

Cheri Barton Ross.
New York: Brunner-Routledge, 2005.



Pet Loss and Human Bereavement.

William J. Kay, et. al.
Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Professional, 1995.



Pet Loss and Human Bereavement: A Symposium.

Kay, Nieberg, et al.
Iowa State University Press, 1984.



Pet Loss and Human Emotion: A Guide To Recovery (2nd Edition).

Cheri Barton Ross, et al.
Brunner-Routledge, 2007.

Preparing For The Loss Of Your Pet



Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet: Saying Goodbye with Love, Dignity, and Peace of Mind.

Myrna M. Milani.
Prima Publishing, Rocklin, California, 1998.


Out of print. Limited availability.




Separate Lifetimes.

Irving Townsend.
Townsend Publications, 1986.


Out of print. Not available.




A Snowflake in My Hand.

Samantha Mooney.
Delacorte, New York, 1983.



Spirit Dogs: Heroes in Heaven.

Susan Kelleher, Rod Lawrence.
Silverthrone, Colorado: Owl of Athene Press, 1998.



Surviving the Heartbreak of Choosing Death for Your Pet.

Linda Peterson, editor.
Greentree Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1997.



Three Cats, Two Dogs: One Journey Through Multiple Pet Loss

David Congalton.
NewSage Press, Troutdale, Oregon, 2000.



When A Pet Dies (Roger, Fred. First Experiences)

Fred Rogers.
New York: Putnam Publishing Group, 1998.

When Only the Love Remains



When Only the Love Remains: The Pain of Pet Loss.

Emily Stuparyk.
Winnipeg, Canada: Stuparyk Publishing, 1998

When Your Pet Dies (Pomerance)



When Your Pet Dies

Diane Pomerance, Ph.D.; Illustrated by Vanessa Mier
Polaire Publications, 2001.



When Your Pet Dies: Dealing with Your Grief and Helping Your Children Cope.

Christine Adamec.
The Berkley Publishing Group, New York, 1996.


Out of print. Limited availability.




When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope with Your Feelings.

Jamie Quackenbush & Denise Graveline.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.



Will I See Fido in Heaven?: Scriptually Revealing God’s Eternal Plan for His Lesser Creatures.

Mary Buddemeyer-Porter.
Manchester, Missouri: Eden Publications, 1995


Books Especially For Or About Children




The Accident.

C. Carrick
New York, Clarion Books, 1976.

Animal Elders: Caring for Our Aging Animal Companions (Pomerance)



Animal Elders: Caring About Our Aging Animal Companions

Diane Pomerance, Ph.D.; Illustrated by Trey Wright
Polaire Publications, 2005


A Special Place for Charles: A Child’s Companion Through Pet Loss.
Debby Moorhead
Broomfield, CO, Partners in Publishing, 1996.

Beaudy: A True Story



Beaudy: A True Story

Susan Barry
C.B. Romilly Books, 2014



The Black Dog Who Went Into the Woods

.
Edith Thatcher Hurd
Harper Row, 1980.



The Bravest Thing

.
Donna Jo Napoli
New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 1995.



Butterflies: Talking with Children about Death and Life Eternal

.
William VanderWyden,
Tabor, 1991.

Out of print. Limited availability.



Charlotte’s Web

E.B. White
New York, Dell Publishing Co., 1952.



Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping

.
Marty Tousley
Scottsdale, Arizona, Companion Animal Association of Arizona, 1996.



Children Who Grieve: A Manual for Conducting Support Groups

.
Roberta Beckmann
Holmes Beach, FL, Learning Publications, Inc., 1990.

Out of print. Limited availability.



The Comeback Dog.

Jane Resh Thomas,
New York, Bantam-Skylark, 1984.



The Dead Bird.

Margaret Brown
New York, Harper Collins, 1983.

Out of stock.



The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: 20th Anniversary Edition.

Leo Buscaglia
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2002.

Finding Peace After the Loss of a Loved Animal Companion (Pomerance)



Finding Peace After the Loss of a Loved Animal Companion

Diane Pomerance, Ph.D.; Illustrated by Trey Wright
Polaire Publications, 2006



The Forever Dog

.
Bill Cochran (author), Dan Andreasen (illustrator)
HarperCollins, 2007.



The Golden Coyote.

Eileen Thompson
New York: Simon & Schuster, Children’s Book Div., 1971.



Goodbye Mousie.

Robie H. Harris, Jan Ormerod (Illustrator).
Margaret K. McElderry, 2001.



Growing Time.

Sandol Warburg
New York, Houghton-Mifflin, 1969.



Healing Your Heart When Your Animal Friend is Gone: A Children’s Pet Bereavement Workbook.

Kimberly A. Cardeccia
Bree’s Gift Publishing, Howell, MI, 2004.



I’ll Always Love You.

Hans Wilhelm
New York, Crown Publishers, 1985.

Out of stock.



It Must Hurt a Lot.

Doris Sanford
Multnomah Press, 1986. December 14, 1997

Out of print. Limited availability.


Jasper’s Day.
Marjorie Blain Parker
Kids Can Press, Toronto/New York, 2002



King Emmett the Second.

Mary Stolz
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1991.



Koko’s Kitten.

Francine Patterson
Dr. Scholastic, Inc. Reading Rainbow, 1985.

Out of print. Limited availability.



Let’s Talk About When Your Pet Dies

Marianne Johnston
(The Let’s Talk Library), 1998



Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children

.
Brian Mellonie & Robert Ingpen
New York, Bantam Books, Inc, 1983.



Mouse Named Mus.

Irene Brady,
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1972.



Mustard.

Charlott Graeber.
New York: MacMillan.


Noodle.
Munro Leaf
New York, Scholastic Book Services, 1971.

Our Rescue Dog Family Album (Pomerance)



Our Rescue Dog Family Album

Diane Pomerance, Ph.D.
Polaire Publications, 2010

Remembering Oakley



Remembering Oakley

Carl J. Schutt
Inkus Imagination, 2009



Remembering Pets

Gina Dalpra-Berman
Robert Reed Publishers, San Francisco, 2001



Petey.

Tobi Tobias
New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1978.


Rosalie.
Joan Hewett
Lothopp, 1987.



Rusty -n- Nikki, Doggie Lessons in Life and Love.

Janus Moncur
Mon Coeur Publishing, LLC; 2007 Edition



Sad (What Does It Mean?).

Sylvia Root Tester
Elgin IL: The Child’s World, c.1980.



The Saddest Time.

Albert Norma
Whitman Press, 1986.

Out of print. Limited availability.



Sunny: The Death of a Pet.

Judith E. Greenberg and Helen H. Carey,
New York, Franklin Watts, 1986.



The Tenth Good Thing About Barney.

Judith Viorst
New York: Aladdin Books, Macmillan, 1971.



When a Pet Dies.

Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)
New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1988.

When Your Pet Dies (Pomerance)



When Your Pet Dies.

Diane Pomerance, Ph.D.; Illustrated by Vanessa Mier
Polaire Publications, 2001



When Kitty Passed Away: Explaining Pet Cremation to a Child.

Linda Makkay (Author), Marlene Hingstman (Illustrator).
Beaver’s Pond Press (August 29, 2007)


Other Books On Related Subjects




Adaptation to Loss Through Short-Term Group Therapy.

William Piper, et al
New York, The Guildford Press, 1992.



Clinical Management of Bereavement: A Handbook for Health Care Professionals.

Barnell & Barnell
New York, Hamm Sciences Press, 1989.



Death, the Final Stage of Growth.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Simon & Schuster, 1986.



Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals

J.W. Worden
New York, Springer Publishing Company, 1991.

Out of print. Limited availability.



Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss.

C. Jewett
The Harvard Common Press, MA, 1982.



Living Through Mourning: Finding Comfort and Hope When a Loved One Has Died.

Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
New York, Viking Penguin, 1986.

Out of print. Limited availability.



Necessary Losses.

Judith Viorst
New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1986.



The Problem of Loss and Mourning: Psychiatric Perspectives.

David Dietrich, et al
International Universities Press, Inc. 1989.



Shamanic Guide to Death and Dying: Includes Meditations & Rituals

Kristin Madden
St. Paul, Minnesota: Llewellyn Publications, 1999



Talking about Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child.

Earl Grollman
Boston, Beacon Press, 1985.



You Don’t Have to Suffer: A Handbook for Moving Beyond Life’s Crises.

J. Tatelbaum.
New York: Harper & Row, 1989.


Out of print. Limited availability.


Please note: Other titles in pamphlet format are occasionally produced and distributed independently. The preceding bibliography includes only books on this subject.