Best books for when a child loses a pet.

Losing a pet is never easy and when it comes to children, the conversation about death is inevitable. From our experience, we believe the age-appropriate books below can be a great resource for helping families work through their emotions after the devastating loss of a family pet.

Here are seven great books that can help you and your family with coping with the loss of your beloved family pet.

  • The Goodbye Book, by Todd Parr
  • The Rainbow Bridge…A Dog’s Story, by Judith Kristen
  • Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven, by Cynthia Rylant
  • I’ll Always Love You, by Hans Wilhelm
  • For Every Dog An Angel, by Christine Davis
  • Paw Prints in the Stars: A Farewell and Journal for a Beloved Pet, by Warren Hanson
  • The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise, by Adrian Raeside