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.
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.
Henry and Ribsy
by Beverly Cleary
Henry has to manage the impossible to stop Ribsy from getting into
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
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
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
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
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
The Invisible Dog by Dick
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.
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.
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.