Fred Stays with Me!

Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorces, Fred Stays with Me! follows a girl and her dog from one parent’s house to the other’s, giving her a sense of stability and comfort. The story addresses and expresses a child’s concerns, highlights the bond that can form between children […]

Before You Were Mine

Before You Were Mine tells the story of a little boy imagining what life might have been like for his new dog before he adopted him. Maybe he had a family that loved and cared for him but the family moved and couldn’t care for him anymore. Maybe he lived with someone who wasn’t ready […]

Melvin and the Boy

Melvin and the Boy tells the story of a boy who finds a turtle basking in the sun at a park and decides to take it home as a pet. When they get home the boy quickly discovers that the turtle does not seem to enjoy being a pet, as much as the boy originally […]

KokoCat, Inside and Out

KokoCat, Inside and Out is a story about an indoor cat that escapes and experiences the outdoors. With each page turned, KokoCat experiences the challenges associated with life outside compared to living indoors like she is used to. This book can serve as a discussion starter on the ways to show empathy towards frightened pets, […]

The Way I Love You

The Way I Love You tells the story of a girl’s bond with her dog through simple words and pictures. This book can be used as an introduction to the special bonds and relationships that people can form with others and animals. A discussion on how to safely interact with dogs can also be had […]

Saying Goodbye to Lulu

Saying Goodbye to Lulu tells the story of a young girl’s love for her dog and her struggles to say goodbye to her. Though she is deeply saddened about the death of her beloved pet and misses her very much, over time, the girl discovers that the memories she has of Lulu will live on […]

Sammy in the Sky

Sammy in the Sky is a first person narrative of a young girl coming to terms with her aging and sick dog and trying to comprehend his death. When Sammy dies, the family keeps his spirit alive by celebrating his love of chasing bubbles, by holding a special celebration. Why use this book? Highlights the […]

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney is a first person narrative of a young boy trying to comprehend and come to terms with the death of his cat, Barney. To help him cope, the boy’s mother encourages her son to think of ten good things about Barney, but the boy can only think of nine. […]

One Duck

One Duck tells a story of how small acts of kindness can make a difference. When a farmer starts to plow his field, a duck, who built a nest in the field, sits calmly on top of her eggs, watching the tractor. As the tractor gets closer to the duck, threatening her and her nest, […]

The Girl and the Wolf

The Girl and the Wolf tells the story of a girl who wanders away from her mother while picking berries in the woods. When she realizes that she went too far and cannot find her mother, she begins to panic until a calm, wolf appears. Through a series of questions from the wolf, the girl […]

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