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Angus Is Here

By Hadley Dyer
Illustrated by Paul Covello
Interest Age: 4–7
Grade: p–2
Reading Level: Lexile AD520L
Hardcover (Picture book) : 9781773217468, 40 pages, July 2023 , 11.0" x 9.0"
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781773217482, July 2023


A young child navigates grief after losing a beloved family pet and learns what it means for a loved one’s presence to remain even after they are gone.

Angus may be gone, but memories of him are still here: his tail wagging under the dinner table, his nails clicking on the floor, and his hopeful sniff when snacks are being prepared. Angus’s presence is felt everywhere, until one day . . . it’s not. In this poignant and beautiful picture book, a child journeys through grief and learns how to keep memories of a beloved dog close.


  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2023


“A reassuring choice for those who have lost a loved one, pet or otherwise.”

- Kirkus Reviews, 04/25/23

“Sensitively explores a topic difficult to comprehend and reconcile.”


- Canadian Children’s Book News, Fall/23