A Book List For Dog Lovers

Last month we shared a lengthy list of books for cat lovers, so it’s only fair that we give dogs a turn. Where would we be without their lovable slurps, silly tail wags, and unwavering loyalty? So whether you and your family have a house full of dogs, or you just like to admire them from afar, these are the books for you.

As always, we have included titles for all levels. We always encourage families to visit their local public libraries, but below are links included in case you’d like to purchase books (or just to learn more about them).


Picture Books

Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home by Guojing

This book will probably make you cry, and in the very best way possible. A gorgeously illustrated wordless picture book, it features a sweet and scraggly stray dog. A patient and kind woman notices it in the park one day, and takes her time gaining its trust. The two form a beautiful bond, which is tested one day when a terrible storm arrives.

Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

If Stormy makes you cry, Can I Be Your Dog? will completely melt your heart, but with a couple giggles along the way. Arfy is a stray dog (who can apparently read and write) and is seeking a home amongst the residents of Butternut Street. He is polite, thoughtful, but not having

Early Reader/First Chapter Books

Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories

What child hasn’t dreamed of taking their pet to school? It’s easy to imagine that dogs feel the same way, especially when they look at you with those eyes as you leave the house. Biscuit definitely didn’t want to be left behind, and found a way to surprise everyone. This book is one in a classic series, so readers will have plenty more to look forward to.