It’s so funny to me what subjects little ones get fixated on from time to time. Currently, my oldest son has a liking for all books that include a dog in the story. Double bonus for him if dog bones are involved. So, this week we are looking at some fictional books that have dogs as characters.
Books About Dogs
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The Board Book Crowd
Doggies by Sandra Boynton
Get ready to bark like a dog over and over again.
Good Dog, Carl by Alexander Day
This wordless book shows what happens when Carl is left in charge of the baby.
The Picture Book Crowd
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Harry takes off to avoid a bath. While wandering the city, he gets so dirty that his family doesn’t recognize him when he returns.
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
Gloria is a huge hit when she accompanies Officer Buckle on a school visit.
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
A little yellow bird teaches Rocket to read.
Raising a Hero by Laura Numeroff
Imagine raising a dog that will someday help someone in need. This is such a sweet and inspiring story.
Arthur’s New Puppy by Marc Brown
Arthur’s new puppy is in need of some training after he causes a mess around the house.
Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
Martha learns to speak after eating the alphabet.
Whistle for Wille by Ezra Jact Keats
A boy learns to whistle for his dog, Willie.
Where Are You Hiding Charlie Dog? by Sue Pavey takes us on a hunt to find the cutest little dog. Where or where could he be?
The Chapter Book Crowd
Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
This is really a beginning reader chapter book. There are several stories about Henry and Mudge that follow this first book.
Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
Ribsy takes off on an adventure when he accidentally jumps into the wrong station wagon while visiting the mall.
Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant
Animal friends bind together to help another friend during an ice storm.
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Nayor
A dog is rescued from an abusive owner.
Do you have a book to recommend for the list? Happy Reading!