It is true that a dog is a man or woman’s best friend, but it’s especially true for children too, and so for all the dog lovers out there, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite children’s books starring our furry friends. From gorgeous picture books, photographic books with the ‘aww factor’ and real life, heroic pooch stories – we’ve got them all. Chances are very high you’ll receive a request to adopt a puppy should any of the below books be opened. WARNING: Cuteness levels are through the roof.
This is the story of a dog called Hank, who obeys all the rules … by interpreting them in his own way. A very funny picture book about a dog who is convinced he is doing the right thing – and a family who love him, no matter what. Ages 3+
Everyone thinks the Ugliest Dog in the World is ‘ugly’, but in different ways. But I think she’s beautiful, in a sloppy kind of way! Ages 3+
It’s a dog’s life in the big city… Come join one busy dog on her journey to find her place in the world! Ages 3+
Max is a dog who lives life to the full, which is why his master is so often calling out to him – ‘No Max!’ A very funny book about life – as Max the dog sees it Ages 3+
Everybody’s looking for Grandad’s lost teeth, and they’re in a most unlikely place! Someone has crossed the line of the law and now everyone is a suspect. Ages 4+
When the Claybourne-Willments, got Fearless as a little puppy, it seemed a good name for him. Except Fearless wasn’t. How does Fearless finally live up to his name? By accident, of course! Ages 4+
There’s no doubt it’s a dog-eat-dog environment in the corporate world, but Samson the poodle is up for the challenge. Ages 4+
The problem with being a sleepwalking dog is you don’t have a clue where you are when you wake up! When Skoz finds himself in a small boat in the middle of the ocean, he’s got two big problems: How’s he going to get home? And what’s he going to do about THAT SHARK? Ages 7+
In 2016, Dion Leonard, an ultramarathon runner, stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The pup earned the name ‘Gobi’, as she went step for step with Dion, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles. Ages 7+
Meet Stick Dog – a new breed of hero! In his first adventure, Stick Dog and his friends embark on an epic quest to steal a hamburger. Ages 8+
What’s better than being best friends? Being best friends who volunteer together at the Roxbury Park Dog Shelter! Ages 8+
Girl the Labrador’s dreams of adventure can never come true as she’s made of fibreglass. One night some rowdy Antarctic expeditioners walk past and before she knows it Girl has been dognapped, smuggled aboard the Aurora Australis, and is headed for Antarctica with her own Antarctic nickname – Stay. Ages 9+
Based on the true story of the dog who was with Mary Queen of Scots when she died, the Dog Who Loved a Queen is a fascinating tale of religious bigotry, plots and passion – and the unquestioning loyalty of a small Scottish terrier. Ages 9+
Original, amusing, and brilliantly documented, Shake is a heart-warming collection of sixty-one beguiling dogs caught in the most candid of moments: mid-shake.
What’s your favourite book starring a dog? We’d love to hear in the comments below.
Posted on July 7, 2017 by
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