Here are some of our favorite time-tested, kid-approved books featuring dogs along with The Best Dog Trick Book Ever!
One of the great things about books that feature dogs and other animals is that they appeal to both boys and girls!
Sometimes it's hard to find books that are going to work for all kids and finding books that feature our furry friends is a great way to span age gaps and genders.
We are including a range of genres and ages from chapter books, to non-fiction titles and even picture books- because picture books aren't just for the youngest readers!
Picture books are wonderful reads and kids of all ages delight in the art of children's book illustrations! If you ever are able, a visit to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is always worth the trip!
Books featuring furry friends make terrific gifts as well and we've included a wide variety of books including activity and informational titles which are perfect for pairing!
If you are looking for more inspiration and ideas, be sure to visit our 50+ Best Books That Make Great Gifts for Kids Ages 7-12!
Here are our 20+ Fab Kids Books for Dog Lovers of All Ages!
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1. Because of Winn Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn Dixie is a modern classic about a girl and her very special dog!
When Opal finds a dog at the local grocery store one summer day, the two become best friends from that day on! Winn Dixie is just the friend and nudge Opal needs to make friends and ask questions she's been needing to ask.
With quirky characters and a wonderful furry canine taking center stage, Because of Winn Dixie is a wonderful read, filled with friendship, family, and of course, fur!
After reading the book, be sure to watch the movie! It's a wonderful way to compare and contrast the story!
Also by Kate DiCamillo: The Tale of Despereaux, The Magician's Elephant, The Tiger Rising, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Toulane
2. Hotel for Dogs
by Lois Duncan
Before Lois Duncan was the queen of the YA thrillers, she wrote Hotel for Dogs!
We usually read a book first and then see the movie, but a young friend recommended the movie, which we watched together and it was so, so good!! Loved it!
Hotel for Dogs
Andi and her brother, Bruce, move to a new town and are staying with their aunt - who is allergic to dogs. When they meet a stray that needs their help, they decide on a plan of action! The abandoned house down the street seems like the perfect place for their furry friend to stay!
Before they know it, many pups have moved into the dog 'hotel' and it becomes a very big secret to keep!
Hotel for Dogs is a super fun story with two sequels - News for Dogs and Movie for Dogs for kids who want to see what happens next!
The original cover for Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan