Kids: Books About Dogs

Anholt, Laurence. The New Puppy. A young girl who loves dogs discovers that taking care of a real puppy involves a great deal of work and love. (EASY)

Arnold, Caroline . A Guide Dog Puppy Grows Up. Follows the career of a guide dog from its raising as a puppy, through the training process, and placement with a blind person. (J636.7)

Arnosky, Jim. Gray Boy : A Story . Despite his attachment to the young boy who raised him from a puppy, Gray Boy gives in to his natural instincts and goes back to the wild. (JFIC)

Auch, Mary Jane. The Latchkey Dog . Sam's efforts to help his dog Amber adjust to being home alone all day cause his mother to worry that Sam is spending too much time by himself. (JFIC)

Barracca, Debra. The Adventures Of Taxi Dog . A stray dog in New York City is adopted by a taxi driver, with whom he thereafter rides and shares adventures each day. (EASY)

Bridwell, Norman. Clifford, The Big Red Dog. The adentures of Emily and her very large dog. (EASY)

Christopher, Matt. The Dog That Called The Pitch. Mike and his dog Harry, the Airedale with ESP, are shocked to discover that the new umpire for Mike's baseball games can hear their mental conversations. (EASY)

Cleary, Beverly. Ribsy. Separated from his owner, Henry Huggins, in a shopping center parking lot, an ordinary city dog begins a string of bewildering adventures. (JFIC)

Coffelt, Nancy. The Dog Who Cried Woof . Ernie the dog barks so much that when he tries to warn people about a sneaky yellow cat stealing his food, nobody pays any attention. (EASY)

Day, Alexandra. Carl Goes To Daycare . Carl the rottweiler takes charge when things take an unexpected turn at the day care center he is visiting. (EASY)

Dobson, Danae. Woof And The Midnight Prowler. When the Petersons go to visit Grandma's farm, she is not impressed by their unattractive dog Woof, but he redeems himself in her eyes by an act of bravery. (EASY)

Estes, Eleanor. Ginger Pye. The disappearance of a new puppy named Ginger and the appearance of a mysterious man in a mustard yellow hat bring excitement into the lives of the Pye children. (JFIC)

Fleischman, Sid. Jim Ugly. The adventures of twelve-year-old Jake and Jim Ugly, his father's part-mongrel, part-wolf dog, as they travel through the Old West trying to find out what really happened to Jake's actor father. (JFIC)

Gibbons, Gail. Say Woof! : The Day Of A Country Veterinarian. Describes the work of a veterinarian and some of the procedures and instruments he uses to treat animals in his office and on farms. Also tells how to take good care of pets. (636.089)

Hawkins, Laura. Figment, Your Dog, Speaking. A talking dog with a knack for changing people's lives helps fourth grader Marcella deal with her tendency to tell wild stories to get attention. (JFIC)

Hurd, Thacher. Art Dog . When the Mona Woofa is stolen from the Dogopolis Museum of Art, a mysterious character who calls himself Art Dog tracks down and captures the thieves. (EASY)

Kjelgaard, Jim. Big Red.  The Story Of A Champion Irish Setter And A Trapper's Son Who Grew Up Together, Roaming The Wilderness. (JFIC)

Lawlor, Laurie. Second-Grade Dog. Lonely Bones, the Mudheads' dog, disguises himself as a second-grader and spends an adventurous day at school. (EASY)

McKay, Hilary. Dog Friday. Ten-year-old Robin Brogan is determined to keep the dog he finds abandoned on the beach from being impounded by the police. (JFIC)

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Shiloh. When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs. (JFIC)

Rathmann, Peggy. Officer Buckle and Gloria. The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches. (EASY)

Rawls, Wilson. Where The Red Fern Grows : The Story Of Two Dogs And A Boy. The story of a young boy's love for two hunting dogs and his coming of age in Oklahoma in the 1930's. (JFIC)

Smith, Maggie. Argo, You Lucky Dog. When Argo the dog wins the lottery, he finds out what money is and starts making decisions about how to spend his new wealth. (EASY)

Wallace, Bill. A Dog Called Kitty. Afraid of dogs since he was attacked by a mad one, Ricky resists taking in a homeless pup that shows up at the farm. (JFIC)