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!
Gaston 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.
Landshark: 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?
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.
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.
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!