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. […]

JJ The American Street Dog and How He Came to Live in Our House

Maya wants a dog. When her parents finally decide to buy her one, a stray dog comes into her life. While unsure at first, Maya’s mom agrees to let Maya take the dog in, and they name him JJ. While looking for his owner, Maya and her family learn about homeless animals and how they […]

Love That Dog

Jack doesn’t like poetry because, ‘Boys don’t write poetry. Girls do.’ Jack soon discovers that the more poetry he writes, the more he enjoys it – especially poems about his dog, Sky. This short novel is a perfect addition to any poetry unit. Why use this book? Highlights the strong connection and relationships people have […]

Big Cat, Little Cat

Big cat was the only cat in the family – but one day, little cat arrives. The story follows the two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn’t come back. This is a poignant story, told in black-and-white illustrations about the act of […]

Sonya’s Chickens

Sonya’s Chickens tells the story of a young girl dealing with the loss of one of her chickens. One morning, Sonya wakes to discover a missing chicken, which she learns from her father, was taken by a fox. While consoling Sonya, her father informs her of the reason the fox took the chicken which leads […]

Give a Dog Your Heart

An uplifting story about a boy and his dog Hart that spans a decade, ending with Corey learning one of the hardest lessons in his young life as he struggles to make sense of Hart’s death. Written by a child psychologist, this book gives children and their families the opportunity to talk about their feelings […]

Jasper’s Day

Jasper’s Day is a story about the last day of a golden retriever, Jasper, whose family is giving him one special day before putting him down. The story is told through the eyes of Riley, a young boy who knows his family is doing the right thing by not letting Jasper suffer any longer but […]

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