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Dog Books for children KEYWORDS: RELATED: Dogs

Macmillan's collection of Dog Books for children.

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Salty Dog

An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

"...An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.. An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.. "Gloria Rand's first book is based on a true story, and it moves along quickly and succinctly; vibrant watercolor illustrations show Salty for the sporty hero he is."--Publishers Weekly "Reflected with sparkling clarity in Rand's realistic illustrations, the boat's construction fascinatingly takes shape with each turn of the page....It offers a pleasing nautical twist on the theme of boy-dog companions..."

By Gloria Rand and Ted Rand

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Henry Holt and Co.

Skinny Brown Dog

A charming story about an unlikely friendship by National Book Award–winning author Kimberly Willis Holt Benny the baker leads a simple life. He makes...

"...A charming story about an unlikely friendship by National Book Awardwinning author Kimberly Willis..."

By Kimberly Willis Holt and Donald Saaf

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Lassie Come-Home

The quintessential boy and his dog story. A time-tested favorite.

"...The quintessential boy and his dog story. A time-tested favorite.. Lassie is Joe’s prize collie and constant companion. But when Joe’s father loses his job, Lassie must be sold. Three times she escapes from her new owner, and three times she returns home to Joe, until finally she is taken to the remotest part of Scotland—too far a journey for any dog to make alone . . . But Lassie is not just any dog..."

By Eric Knight and Marguerite Kirmse

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Feiwel & Friends

Dog Gone

In searching for her dog, who’s run away, a girl must deal with the loss of her mother, and her father’s grief.

"...couldn't put this down. More than a dog story, this is a many-layered tale of loss and grief, hope and triumph.”—Ann M. Martin, Newbery Honor winner and author of A Dog’s Life “Along with the emotional..."

Cynthia Chapman Willis Cynthia Chapman Willis

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Henry Holt and Co.

Katie Loves the Kittens

The acclaimed author and illustrator of Chickens to the Rescue has created a sweet, funny, and entirely irresistible new character—a little dog just bursting...

"...The acclaimed author and illustrator of Chickens to the Rescue has created a sweet, funny, and entirely irresistible new character—a little dog just bursting.... The acclaimed author and illustrator of Chickens to the Rescue has created a sweet, funny, and entirely irresistible new character—a little dog just bursting with good intentions. Katie is so excited when Sara Ann brings home three little kittens that she can’t stop herself from howling “AROOOOO!” and trying to run after ..."

John Himmelman John Himmelman

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A Neal Porter Book

Amandina

AMANDINA HAD EVERY TALENT MADE FOR THE STAGE, EXCEPT ONE: Confidence. She dances, sings, acts, and performs acrobatics, but no one knows because Amandina is...

"...(see: Dog and Bear). Maybe it has to do with author/illustrator Sergio Ruzzier, whose previous..."

Sergio Ruzzier Sergio Ruzzier

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Carl's Summer Vacation

Carl and Madeleine are supposed to be napping while Mom and Dad get the summer cabin ready for company, but this lovable canine and his charge have better...

"...on Carl's back.”  —Kirkus Reviews “The text is minimal and rightly so, as Day knows just how to make..."

Alexandra Day Alexandra Day

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Henry Holt and Co.

Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp

Brown Shoes is going on vacation. Betty is staying with Mrs. Pink Slippers, but Mrs. Pink Slippers does not like dogs. So Buster will be going to . . . Cowboy...

"...Brown Shoes is going on vacation. Betty is staying with Mrs. Pink Slippers, but Mrs. Pink Slippers does not like dogs. So Buster will be going to . . . Cowboy.... Brown Shoes is going on vacation. Betty is staying with Mrs. Pink Slippers, but Mrs. Pink Slippers does not like dogs. So Buster will be going to . . . Cowboy Camp! Buster is nervous at first, but when he sees all the fun things to do..."

Denise Fleming Denise Fleming

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Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

Hondo and Fabian

Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay...

"...Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay.... Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay home. A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause mo..."

Peter McCarty Peter McCarty

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Ideal for babies and toddlers Wacky characters and funny rhymes Touch and Feel Lights and Sound...

Roger Priddy Roger Priddy

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Dominic

Dominic is off to see the world!

"...of their own less-fortunate meeting with the villains, and asks for help from the heroic dog. But can one lone dog bring down an entire band of hooligans?. “William Steig has created an engaging hero, a dog..."

William Steig William Steig

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“Move over, Mary Poppins, and make room for Carl.”—Publishers Weekly

"...’re a Good Dog, Carl: “The responsible Rottweiler is back in a deluxe omnibus . . . Admirers can..."

Alexandra Day Alexandra Day

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Running the Dogs

Talmidge Cotton’s daddy is the kind of person who believes Christmas presents are for Christmas, not two days before. So on the day before Christmas Eve, Tal...

"...first white Christmas, but then his dogs disappear into the gathering storm. The next morning..."

Thomas Cochran

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A Neal Porter Book

Poor Puppy

PUPPY GETS HIS OWN BOOK. Kitty's best friend stars in this zany companion to the best selling BAD KITTY. Poor, poor Puppy: Kitty isn't interested in...

"...PUPPY GETS HIS OWN BOOK. Kitty's best friend stars in this zany companion to the best selling BAD KITTY. Poor, poor Puppy: Kitty isn't interested in.... PUPPY GETS HIS OWN BOOK.  Kitty's best friend stars in this zany companion to the best selling BAD KITTY.   Poor, poor Puppy:  Kitty isn't interested in playing, so all puppy's left with are: 1 Airplane, 2 Balls, 3 Cars, 4 Dolls... and 22 other toys.  When he's done, Puppy's so tired, he takes a nap--an..."

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Hondo and Fabian

Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay...

"...Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay.... Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay home. A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause mo..."

Peter McCarty Peter McCarty

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Henry Holt and Co.

Dog Diaries

Secret Writings of the WOOF Society

What do dogs really think about their two-legged companions? It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society. Dogs of different backgrounds and breeds...

"...What do dogs really think about their two-legged companions? It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society. Dogs of different backgrounds and breeds.... What do dogs really think about their two-legged companions? It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society. Dogs of different..."

By Erik Brooks, Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers

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Some Dog!

George was once a bouncy pup; now his pace is steady and slow. Still, he feels special. Then – “Ya-yippity, yappity, yeep-yeep-yeep!” – a stray dog bristling...

"...-yippity, yappity, yeep-yeep-yeep!” – a stray dog bristling.... George was once a bouncy pup; now..."

By Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt

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Angus Lost

Always curious, Angus runs away from his house to seek new adventures. Find them he does, but will Angus make it back home?

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Angus and the Cat

Angus the terrier has to share his home with a new cat who eats Angus's food and sits in his favorite places. How will they ever get along?

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St. Martin's Griffin

Starlight Barking

Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians, later adapted by Disney, was declared a classic when first published in 1956. The Starlight Barking, Dodie's own...

"...creature except dogs is gripped by an enchanted sleep. One of the original Dalmatian puppies, all..."

Dodie Smith

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My Buddy

Buddy is the best dog a boy could have. He and his master are always together. They play ball, and go for walks, and take good care of each other. Nothing can...

"...Buddy is the best dog a boy could have. He and his master are always together. They play ball, and go for walks, and take good care of each other. Nothing can.... Buddy is the best dog a boy could have. He and his master are always together. They play ball, and go for walks, and take good care of each other. Nothing can separate them. They're a team.. "This easy-to-read, first-person narrative..."

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St. Martin's Griffin

The Market Square Dog

The storytelling magic of James Herriot has become a warm, joyful part of our children's lives. The Market Square Dog is his tale of a friendly stray dog who...

"...The storytelling magic of James Herriot has become a warm, joyful part of our children's lives. The Market Square Dog is his tale of a friendly stray dog who.... The storytelling magic of James Herriot has become a warm, joyful part of our children's lives. The Market Square Dog is his tale of a friendly stray dog who comes to beg in the Darrowby village square-and goes without a home until the local policeman saves the day.. "[The] pictures of the puppy...ar..."

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Carl Goes Shopping

When Carl is told to mind the baby at a department store, the faithful Rottweiler and his little friend do some mischievous exploring.

Alexandra Day Alexandra Day

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Hey, Al

Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So...

"...Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So.... Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do..."

By Arthur Yorinks and Richard Egielski

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