Adult Book List
All The Little Animals -
By Walker Hamilton
Also a movie. See the movie list.
Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great
by Ted Andrews
"The animal world has much to teach us."
- Llewellyn Publications
"The author teaches that the animals that enter and exit our lives everyday offer us guidance
and support if we will be open to it."
- Mark Mazzei, Animal Rehabilitation Supervisor Brukner Nature Center in Ohio
With All Life
by J. Allen Boone
"In addition to the dog Strongheart's story, the book contains experiences with such diverse beings
as rattlesnakes, horses, and a house fly named Freddie. A second book, The Language of Silence,
picks up where Kinship ends, sharing Boone's experiences with a monkey named Joe, pack rats,
gophers, and other animals. - Cindy Kamler
The Language of Silence
by J. Allen Boone
"[J. Allen Boone] felt that most people underestimate the mental and spiritual qualities possessed
by animals, and thereby miss seeing the oneness and wholeness of life.
- Harper & Row, Publishers
The Bond: People and Their Animals
Essays by Roger A. Caras; Photographs by Shel Secunda
To All Beings: Veggie Soup for the Chicken's Soul
by Judy McCoy Carman
"Words of faith and hope in the face of overwhelming animal suffering."
- Karen Davis
No-nonsense Guide to Animal
by Catharine Grant
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and
Edited by Linda Hogan, Deena Metzger, and Brenda Peterson
"A phenomenally beautiful book."
- The Woman's Journal
And The Animals Will Teach You: Discovering
Ourselves Through Our Relationships
by Margot Lasher
"We can find in the eyes of an animal a whole new world. In their liquid depths lies
the capacity to trust, to be strong, to face fear, to heal, and to love. They see us at our best,
without pretense or propriety. And in return for our love and respect, they give us
the gift of ourselves - the true reflection of our souls."
- Berkley Books
Animals as Teachers & Healers
by Susan Chernak McElroy
"We have wild and domestic companions wise enough, brave enough, and loving enough to accompany us,
sharing wisdom and providing us with healing and comfort as we navigate life's challenges."
- laJoie: The Journal in Appreciation of All Animals
Animals As Guides For The Soul
by Susan Chernak McElroy
"You need to read this book!"
- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep
Things: The Hidden World of Animals
by Michael Runtz
"In the realm of wild animals, elegant adaptations and elaborate behaviours are the rule, not the exception."
Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing
by Allen M. Schoen, D.V.M., and Pam Proctor
"Compassionate, open, and honest, this book will be uplifting to veterinarians and animal lovers alike.
- S. E. Heath, Vet. M.B., Dipl. ACVIM, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals,
and the Call to Mercy
by Matthew Scully
"Matthew Scully has set forth a case - in a wry and riveting manner - that will resonate with any reader
who values logical reasoning and ethical conduct. I expect that Dominion will be the most influential book
on animal protection in the last twenty-five years.
- Wayne Pacelle, senior vice president, The Humane Society of the United States
Animal Miracles: Inspirational and Heroic True Stories
by Brad Steiger & Sherry Hanson Steiger
The Compassion of Animals: True Stories
of Animal Courage and Kindness
by Kristin Von Kreisler
The Human -Animal Bond and Grief
by Lagoni, Butler and Hetts
Surviving the Heartbreak of Choosing Death for Your Pet: Your Personal Guide
for Dealing with Pet Euthanasia
by Linda M. Peterson
"Few of us are prepared to face the difficult decision of choosing death for a pet.
Step by step this comprehensive guide helps you make a euthanasia decision
that is right for you, and move ahead into a new life without forgetting your pet."
- GreenTree Publishing
The Loss of A Pet
by Wallace Sife, Ph.D.
" This is the Maxwell award-winning best book of 1993, now revised and expanded, and in paperback.
It is a self-help guide to understanding and better enduring the pet bereavement process.
A special chapter on children and the death of their pets is particularly expansive and useful.
This easy-to-read book covers all possible aspects in the grief and loss of a beloved pet.
It is designed for the average person who is going through this special kind of anguish.
It explains all the stages of bereavement, and how they affect us at this time". - Amazon online
Visit the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB) website
The Heart That Is Loved Never Forgets: Recovering from Loss, When Humans and Animals Lose Their Companions
By Kaetheryn Walker
"Anyone who has ever lost a treasured animal companion knows that this loss can be as devastating as that of a human loved one. Unfortunately, our society does not sympathize with this loss commensurate with the actul grief people feel. Kaetheryn Walker fills this void by presenting true stories of the grief process she and others have gone through after the death of their animals companions. Drawing on the sensitivity and wisdom developed during a lifetime of professional care for animals, Walker show that this grief is a natural part of the healing process. She gives practical advice on recovering emphazing daily self-care, support systems, and homeopathic remedies.
The Heart That Is Loved Never Forgets is also the first book to address the important topic of animal grief. Animals have amazingly complex emotional lifes and do indeed experience grief at the loss of a companion. Their grief is not always easy to read, though, so Walker explains how to recognize grief in animals and how to help them heal. Most importantly, she helps us understand that if we have truly loved and lost a friend, then we have broken through the barrier of death and our love travels with that friend in their journey to our realms." - Healing Arts Press
Kaetheryn Walker has worked in animal care for twenty-five years. She holds a master's degree in veterinary homeopathy and gives workshops and consultations on animal homeopathy for acute and chronic illnesses. The author of Homeopathic First Aid for Animals, she lives on the coast of Maine with a number of foster cats.
Seven Cats and The Art of Living
by Jo Coudert
"When I die I want to be reincarnated as one of Jo Coudert's cats."
- Walter Chandoha, Cat Photographer
Cat Confidential: The Book Your Cat Would Want You To Read
by Vicky Halls
studies (both professional and personal)
Vicky Halls is a leading cat behaviour specialist. She lives in England.
The Bachelor's Cat:
A Love Story
by L. F. Hoffman
"A story that connects emotionally, and should be on everyone's 'to read' list".
- Stateboro (GA) Herald
My Cat Saved My Life A
by Phillip Schreibman
by Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen
"Never before have so many photographers contributed to such an extensive celebration of cats.
Great pictures, compelling stories, and insightful essays make this a must-have album for anyone who loves cats.
by E.B. White
by Marilyn Helmer,
An award winning book for all ages of lyrical prose and beautiful watercolour illustrations.
Fiction about Animal Abuse
by Jerry Spinelli
ISBN 0-06-440578-8 (pbk.), novel 228 pages
In Palmer LaRue's hometown of Waymer, turning ten is the biggest event of a boy's life.
It marks the day when a boy is ready to take his place as a [pigeon] wringer at the annual Family Fest.
"Deeply felt. Presents a moral question with great care and sensitivity." - The New York Times
Jerry Spinelli is one of the most gifted storytellers in contemporary children's literature according to Harper Trophy.
- A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers
about Kindness to Animals
A Salmon for Simon
by Betty Waterton
The Pet Person
Barking by Jeanne Willis
Scratching by Tony Ross
Every dog needs a person of his own ...
I loved this children's book about role reversal since I lovingly referred to myself as Ila's Pet!
Animals Like Us: The World's Endangered Creatures Speak Out
Written and Edited by Andrea Mills
In association with ARKive, Introduction by Sir David Attenborough