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DOG BOOKS FOR KIDS

 

 
●Kids and Pets Dog Books for Kids New dog to the Family Dog Breed Pictures
Dog Movies for Kids Tips for traveling with your pet Tips for camping with your pet Homemade Dog Treats
Pets and Halloween ●White House Pets    

 

Kids love animals, especially dogs, so why not select some stories on dogs to get them to read!!  Remember it is always easier to get them to pick up a book or magazine if they enjoy the topic.
 
Magazines
 
Dogs for Kids Magazine is geared toward children (ages 8 to 12) who love dogs and puppies. Each full-color issue has training tips, different breed descriptions, fun activities to do with dogs, games, puzzles and posters. At the same time kids are having fun, they learn a lot about dogs and how to care for them.

 

 


Books
 

Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
Henry has to manage the impossible to stop Ribsy from getting into trouble.

 

Dogs for Kids: Everything You Need to Know About Dogs by Kristin Mehus-Roe
An entertaining and immensely informative book about canines geared toward kids in grades 3-7.
 

Comeback Dog  by Jane Resh Thomas
Daniel, a midwestern farm boy, finds an injured dog and cares for it , but is disappointed when the dog doesn't respond to his gestures of affection.
 

Dogku by Andrew Clements
Adorable illustrations, simple text, and a poetry lesson all in one. It's a shaggy dog story told in haiku.  A great introduction to haiku, along with an explanation of it in the back.
 

A Dog Named Kitty by Bill Wallace
Ricky overcomes his deep fear of dogs to rescue a starving puppy, eventually growing to love his misfit dog named Kitt.
 

Hank The Cowdog (series) by John R. Erickson
This first story in a series of several dozen, 'The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog' introduces you to Hank, "Head of Ranch Security" at a spread in Texas, and his misadventures that will have everyone laughing.
 

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
A girl, Opal, who moves to a new area with her father. She makes a friend at the Winn Dixie supermarket.  This friend is a dog, who she takes home, and names Winn Dixie.  Winn Dixie helps Opal make a lot of new friends over the summer.


Jim Ugly by Sid Fleischman and  Joeseph. A. Smith
Jake who doesn't believe his dad is dead and sets out to find him with his newly inherited wolf-like dog named Jim Ugly. The fact that Jim Ugly can still follow the man's sent becomes more interesting when the dog doesn't go anywhere near a graveyard. A great boy-and-his-dog-mystery where they have to figure out what all this has to do with a traveling actress, stolen diamonds, and a half-crazed cavalry sergeant.
 

The Dog Who Wouldn't Be by Farely Mowat
This book describes the entertaining story of  the author's  boyhood on the Canadian prairies.  Mutt was his dog and although his pedigree was uncertain, his madness was indisputable.  He was a marvelous dog, worthy of an unusual boy growing up in an untamed wilderness.


Sable by  Karen Hesse
This is about a  young girl named Tate Marshal who gave up all hope of ever getting a dog. because her mother is terrified of them. One day a dog showed up at her house and she named it Sable,  Tate shows how determined and resourceful she is when it comes to trying to keep Sable.


The Invisible Dog by Dick King-Smith
After finding a collar and leash from her dog that died, Janie begins an elaborate game of pretending to have an imaginary dog. She meets an elderly neighbor who enters into the fun. How Janie succeeds in finding, first, the money she needs, and then, her flesh-and-blood Great Dane makes a marvelously unpredictable tale
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White Star - A Dog on the Titanic by Marty Crisp
This is a story of despair and determination and an unbreakable bond, between a boy named Sam Harris and an Irish Setter,name White Star, on a unforgettable night aboard the Titanic.


Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
The moving story of a boy and his dog during the frontier days in the Texas hill country.  Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger

 

McGrowl - It's a Dog's Life
Thomas has a super-powered dog named McGrowl.  It is up to them to use their powers of telepathy and solve the mystery of a suspicious mayoral candidate in Cedar Springs.

Call of the Wild by Jack London
An exciting adventure story between man
and a pampered dog named Buck whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in Alaska.