Best Dog Books

I read dog books for weeks on end, but finally decided that, at some point, I needed to decide I was done. There are simply too many books about dogs to read them all, but I have now read a lot of them, and here is my list of the best dog books for children - the pick of the litter, you might say… that I have read. Of course, I couldn’t do a list of best dog books without including a few grown up books that I love, so they are on the list too!  I hope you find this list helpful, and I invite you to send me the names of your favorites if they somehow aren’t featured here! Enjoy!!

Fair warning, this is a loooong list!  So if you don’t feel like reading about every title, use these links to find the section you’re interested in:

Best in Show Dog Books:

The Forever Dog Cover Image
By Bill Cochran, Dan Andreasen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060539399
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - April 3rd, 2007

Dog Breath!: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780439598392
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 2004

Hondo & Fabian Cover Image
By Peter McCarty, Peter McCarty (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780805063523
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 2002

I Don't Want a Posh Dog! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316033909
Availability: Special Order
Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - June 2009

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316053181
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 2009

The Other Dog Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811852289
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chronicle Books - February 1st, 2006

Pretzel Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780395837337
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - August 25th, 1997

Poor Puppy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596432703
Availability: Special Order
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 24th, 2007

Wrapped in Love Cover Image
By Jan Johnston, Maria Eugenia (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781934706725
Availability: Special Order
Published: Blue Apple Books - July 15th, 2009

You're a Good Dog, Carl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312371302
Availability: Special Order
Published: Square Fish - October 2nd, 2007

Lost and Found: Three Dog Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811864015
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chronicle Books - July 1st, 2009

Goldie Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780439793797
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Apple - September 2006

Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the Woof Society Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805079579
Availability: Special Order
Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 1st, 2007

Fight for Life Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142408629
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - May 10th, 2007

White Fang Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141321110
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - June 19th, 2008

The Call of the Wild Cover Image
By Jack London, Melvin Burgess (Introduction by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141321059
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Old Yeller Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064403825
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Published: HarperTrophy - December 23rd, 2003

Lassie Come-Home Cover Image
By Eric Knight, Marguerite Kirmse (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312371319
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Published: Square Fish - September 18th, 2007

Sounder Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064400206
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Published: HarperTrophy - December 24th, 2002

Because of Winn-Dixie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763644321
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 10th, 2009

Dog Gone Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780312561130
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Published: Square Fish - April 28th, 2009

A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439717007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 2007

Everything for a Dog Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312386511
Availability: Special Order
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 1st, 2009

Along Came a Dog Cover Image
By Meindert Dejong, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780064401142
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Published: HarperCollins - September 24th, 1980

Love That Dog Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064409599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Joanna Cotler Books - April 8th, 2008

Ginger Pye Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152025052
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Odyssey Classics - September 2000

The Underneath Cover Image
By Kathi Appelt, David Small (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416950592
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Published: Atheneum Books - January 5th, 2010

A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401323523
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hyperion - August 1st, 2009

The Art of Racing in the Rain Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061537967
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 9th, 2009

Guardians of Being Cover Image
By Eckhart Tolle (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Patrick McDonnell (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781577316718
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Published: New World Library - October 2009

Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780060817091
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 11th, 2008