Oh, the power of reading! There are many children in this world who love puppies and books. Why not combine the two with great tales on puppies, pet ownership, love, and identity? This tour will teach children life lessons and deepen their growing love for dogs.
1. I love my puppy By Caroline Jane Church
The perfect little book for introducing preschool tykes to all things puppy, including touch-and-look pages. It’s a sweet way to start a dog-loving party on their reading journey.
2. biscuit By Alyssa Satine Capucilli
In a set of ten stories, Biscuit goes on adventures, makes new friends, and explores. Biscuit and his sweet little humanity are taking life’s magic by storm.
3. Arthur New Grow Written by Mark Brown
Arthur, a classic kid’s book character, is learning the joy of having a new puppy. This engaging tale will teach and enrich children who have or want a dog in their lives.
4. The dog is the dog Stephen Chaskan
Fuzzy illustrations and bright colors will have young readers flipping through this adorable picture book. It is elegant and eye-catching for new and seasoned readers alike.
5. Bingo dog Written by Polly Horner
This book is a fun and educational way to increase a curious child’s search for knowledge about everything. The educational side is a fun supplement to understanding science, while turning learning activities into games!
6. Run, dog! by Cecil Boyer
Wherever this little red ball goes, so does this puppy! Kids who love action and are ready to learn new words will immerse themselves in this little story.
7. Night I followed the dog From Nina Laden
A young boy thinks his puppy is just another dog until he sees his puppy get out of a limo. He decides to follow his puppy, and that’s when the adventure begins.
8. Bark, George by Jules Pfeiffer
George doesn’t know how to bark and follows this story of his struggles and triumphs. Children can connect with this book while learning new skills.
9. Sassafras Jones and the search for a forever home By Kathleen Smith-Bresciani
Dog lovers of all ages can agree that rescuing a dog is life changing. If you’re introducing a child to the wonders of dog rescue, or are simply looking for a story to connect to the puppy’s identity, you can read Sassafras’ story of her quest for forever love.
10. The most amazing thing From Ashley Spears
A little girl wants to make her – you guessed it – the most wonderful thing in the world. Her sidekick and bff for life is a small pug. When our young hero becomes frustrated with her designs, her best pug buddy teaches her that it’s okay to make mistakes.
11. I will love you always by Hans Wilhelm
It can be difficult to talk about the passage of a pet with a young person. This book teaches young dog lovers that it’s OK to grieve and share in the joy of celebrating life.
12. Sachi the scarred little shelty Linda Greener
Life is hard and scary. Sachi has fears, too, but this insightful pup overcomes those struggles. For children to learn to face their fears and come out on top, this puppy teaches them resilience and self-love.
13. Sachi’s adopted little brother Linda Greener
Introducing siblings can be of any kind. Sachi helps her family as they foster their new puppy. Kids will eat these life lessons about dog rescues, and maybe even their new human siblings. 😜
14. Trans puppy By Suzanne and Nancy Wu
A boy named Freddy befriends a puppy named Denver and soon learns that the dog does not have a family of its own. This is a story about love and starting a new family.
15. Good dog, Carl by Alexandra Day
Carl is supposed to be watching a new human being in his home: a new baby girl. When Carl’s day coincides with his newfound humanity, he drops in on fantastical and absurd events to keep all kinds of readers interested.
16. where is the party From Ruth Chan
Well Well. So maybe this is about screenshot. But Georgie invites all of his animal friends to the party – including the pups!
Featured image via Sashi the Scared Little Sheltie