The Best Picture Books About Dogs
One of the great joys of reading to kiddos during COVID era Zoom classes was meeting all the new puppies and beloved family dogs. Whether you have a dog as part of your family or not, pups can bring a whole lot of love and joy to story time. We put together a list of our all-time favorite picture books celebrating little dogs with big personalities!
1. Can I Be Your Dog?
The perfect read-aloud story. A very dextrous dog named Arfy writes a series of letters to everyone on Butternut Street, looking for a home. As his rejection letters pile up, he starts to worry he will never find a home... until an unexpected friend comes along with a request of her own! Part of our Pets Collection or this duo.
Gaston, a petit French bulldog, loves his poodle sisters Fifi, Foofoo, and Oohlala, but can't help noticing he doesn't quite fit in with his family. A celebration of all things French and the families we choose, this is sure to be a new family favorite. Use of a French accent is highly encouraged. Part of this duo.
Wildly entertaining, witty, and brilliant. Bobby wants a shark for his birthday, and is very disappointed when his parents bring home a puppy instead. Even though the dog is destructive like a shark, and can swim like a shark, Bobby insists that shark-lovers cannot be converted to dog-lovers... or can they? Part of our Pets Collection
4. Love is My Favorite Thing
We have fallen in love with Plum, the exuberant pup who tries very hard to be good, but finds mischief irresistible. Plum has lots of favorite things—catching sticks, her bear, her bed—but really, LOVE is her absolute favorite thing. This is an adorable book about the power of unconditional love. Available as a single book.
5. Rosie the Truffle Hound
In this charming and quirky story, our indomitable bike-riding, scent loving hero introduces readers to the joys of both kinds of truffles - chocolate and fungi. Children will delight in discovering loads of fun details tucked into the whimsical drawings.