10 Wonderful Kids Books For Dog Lovers

There's no deeper bond than the one between a child and their beloved dog. Having a furry friend who's always happy to see you can be a great comfort to a kid when growing up gets tough. If you want to share your love of animals with the next generation, consider adding some of these wonderful books to your young one's library. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

10 Wonderful Kids Books For Dog Lovers

Title Author Illustrator
1. The Adventures of Shola Bernardo Atxaga Mikel Valverde
2. Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School Julie Falatko Colin Jack
3. The Unwanted Puppy Holly Webb Sophy Williams
4. The Case of the Monster Fire John R. Erickson Gerald L. Holmes
5. Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs Eric Litwin Tom Lichtenheld
6. Finding Danny Linzi Glass Linzi Glass
7. Saving Marty Paul Griffin N/A
8. Mutt’s Promise Julie Salamon Jill Weber
9. Lara’s Gift Annemarie O’Brien N/A
10. Voyage of the Dogs Greg Van Eekhout N/A

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Children love puppies, so finding a book that involves an adorable dog is a great way to get them interested in reading. Thankfully, there are a lot of great titles available that feature courageous canines. Here, in no particular order, are some of the most touching tales for dog lovers young and old.

In the #1 spot we have "The Adventures of Shola" by Bernardo Atxaga. Nobody can tame Shola, the adventurous little dog who hates walking on a leash and isn't afraid to speak her mind. Unfortunately, not everybody is as free-thinking as she is. Readers can follow the white-haired pup's adventures as she pretends to be a lion in the jungle, chows down on cheesy pasta, and totally confounds her long-suffering owner.

At #2 is Julie Falatko's "Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School." Waldo and Sassy have a serious job to do. When they're not protecting the house and making sure no dropped food goes uneaten, they're looking out for Stewart, their kid owner who's preparing for his first day of school. Waldo and Sassy adopt a disguise and decide to come along, but between gym class and an evil overlord desperate for total dominion of the classroom, they're about to have their paws full.

Waldo and Sassy have a serious job to do.

For #3, we have Holly Webb's "The Unwanted Puppy." Zoe is still sad about losing her childhood dog Honey. But when she spots Scout, a sweet puppy who doesn't seem to know his own strength, she knows they're meant to be and offers to walk him after school. Though Zoe and Scout grow closer, she knows that the dog doesn't belong to her. He's part of her friend Jack's family, even though his family seems too busy to care for him. This sweet book is part of a series about cute puppies.

At #4 is "The Case of the Monster Fire" by John R. Erickson. Cowboy Slim Chance just wanted to start his own cattle ranch. He didn't plan on dealing with dangerously dry conditions and a worn-down farm at high risk for fire. Enter Hank, the courageous Cowdog who knows he can save the ranch. But when the winds start whipping up and producing a monster fire unlike anything Hank's ever seen, he knows he's going to have to use all his courage to brave the elements and save the day.

Coming in at #5 is Eric Litwin's "Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs." All Joe wants is a large bowl of doggy ice cream and absolutely no distractions, except maybe a song or two. Unfortunately, he's about to meet a few prehistoric creatures that share his love of the tasty treat. Ultimately, Joe finds that sharing is the best way out of a sticky situation.

All Joe wants is a large bowl of doggy ice cream and absolutely no distractions, except maybe a song or two.

For #6, we have "Finding Danny" by Linzi Glass. When Bree's mom accidentally leaves their outside gate open, her beloved collie Danny escapes into the streets of Santa Monica. Determined to reunite with her best friend, she takes action, seeking help from an animal rescuer named Rayleen, who inspires the thirteen-year-old to carry her mission even further and save the pups at the shelter who need a good home.

At #7 is Paul Griffin's "Saving Marty." At eleven, Lorenzo is trying to make his mark on the world. When he stumbles across the runt of a piglet litter, he knows his chance to make a difference has come at last. Marty the pig, named after Renzo's late father, seems to think he's a puppy. He can run, fetch, and play on the family farm without any worries. But when a tragic accident takes place, Lorenzo knows that the time may have come to say goodbye to his friend. But saying goodbye doesn't mean that their story has to be over.

At #8 is "Mutt's Promise" by Julie Salamon. Luna loves life on the farm. With her mother, Mutt, and her brothers and sisters, she has free reign to skip, jump and play all day. But with the farm workers moving on and a new owner taking charge, Luna soon finds herself, along with her brother Chief, being sold off to a puppy mill. After a daring escape, all she wants is to find her way back home, but will her family be waiting there when she returns?

With her mother, Mutt, and her brothers and sisters, she has free reign to skip, jump and play all day.

In the #9 spot is Annemarie O'Brien's "Lara's Gift." Not everyone is trusted with the mission of breeding elegant borzois for the Tsar himself. Lara's family has been doing it for years, and she's next in line for the job. Lara has a special ability to communicate with the dogs in her kennel. When her favorite dog, Zar, runs away, only she can save him. But on her quest to rescue Zar, she may just find a new, exciting path opening up for her.

Finally, at #10, is "Voyage of the Dogs" by Greg Van Eekhout. The Barkonauts are a brave pack of extraordinary canines tasked with exploring the outer reaches of the universe. When their spaceship starts to break down, the pups find themselves in serious trouble. Lesser astronauts might not have braved the journey. But for this incredible crew of space dogs, there's no such thing as an impossible mission.