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Parenting - Death of a Pet

These books may help children deal with the death of a pet. Click on any book title twice to see it in the catalog.

Mikey feels responsible for his dog Scooter's accidental death, but his parents remind him that the dog loved him best of all and they can still love each other, although Scooter is now with God.

Describes the feelings that you might have when your pet dies and discusses how to cope with these feelings.

Simple text and blank spaces in which to add drawings teach children how to cope with the loss of a pet, including how to express their grief.

Explores the feelings of frustration, sadness, and loneliness that a youngster may feel when a pet dies.

When a young boy finds his old dog dead one morning, he spends the rest of the day thinking about all the good times they had together.

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?

Catalog - The Berenstain Bears lose a friend

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A boy grieves for his dead pet Mousie, helps to bury him, and begins to come to terms with his loss.

After losing Dandy, her family's beloved horse, Kristine decides that she will never get close to another pet again-it's just too heartbreaking. So when her father surprises her with a new puppy for her birthday, Kristine is furious! With a new sister on the way, who needs a wriggling, messy, noisy, yellow ball of fur to look after! But how can an animal-loving girl resist the sweet brown eyes of a puppy who just wants to be loved?

Explains how to cope with the death or loss of a beloved pet and provides advice to help people deal with grief, sorrow, and loneliness.

Catalog - Pet loss : a thoughtful guide for adults and children

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After a long life of chasing squirrels, licking ice cream cones, and loving his adoptive family, an old dog comes to the end of his days.

When her dog Lulu dies, a girl grieves but then continues with her life.

Explains the feeling of loss when a beloved pet dies, and how to cope with it.

This book is designed to help children come to terms with the death of a pet. More than half the book is devoted to the child making a scrap book of memories about their pet.

Catalog - My pet died

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Matthew believes his cat, Yin, has gone to heaven after he sees his dark bedroom lit by her angel glow, in a touching story for all animal lovers about a pet's underlying devotion to her family.

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.

Catalog - Harry & Hopper

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When a pet dies, it can feel like you lost your best friend. What do you do? Whether you had a guinea pig, dog, cat, or fish, this story can help you through the tough times.