Dog Day Books

August 30th, 2017 by

dogsNational Dog Day was last weekend, on August 26th, so we must celebrate with a good old-fashioned barklist! Oops. I mean, booklist.

Like many Rovers and Spots out in the world, I did some digging and retrieved our Books About Dogs booklist — but doggone it, it’s been eight years since we made that list, so I’ve added some more suggestions!

Check out these pawesome books featuring dogs:

  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Wolfling by Sterling North
  • Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
  • Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • A Dog’s Life by Ann M. Martin
  • The Good Dog by Avi
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  • Pet Trouble series by T.T. Sutherland
  • Hank the Cowdog series by John R. Erickson
  • Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey
  • The Survivors series by Erin Hunter
  • A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
  • Maxi’s Secrets (Or, What You Can Learn from a Dog) by Lynn Plourde
  • Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

If you have a favorite book featuring a puppy, leave a comment below!

— Nancy

Nancy loves dogs, but is super allergic, so she’ll just have to make do with hugging her fictional puppies instead. 🎵 sad trombone 🎵

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Photo from Flickr user scuglik, under Creative Commons license

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

September 29th, 2015 by

Where the Red Fern Grows_Wilson RawlsSubmitted by Casey, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book was exciting and sad at the same time, in the book you are always waiting to see how Billy ( the main character ) gets what he wants.

A Dog’s Way Home by Bobbie Pyron

June 15th, 2015 by

Submitted by Maddy, Age 14 from California

Rating: ★★★★★

I loved your book! I have read it a million times by now. It reminds me of the bond I share with my dog. I think that you should make a sequel to a dogs way home about how tam is adjusting to life in the city

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

February 5th, 2015 by

Where the Red Fern Grows_Wilson Rawls
Submitted by Marko, Age 11 from Puerto Rico

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is the best because it is about a boy who loves his dogs and goes on many journeys with them and his family is selling their farm.

A Dog’s Way Home by Bobbie Pyron

February 22nd, 2012 by

Submitted by Allison, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

if you like books that leave you hanging you have to read this book.It’s about a girl and her dog getting in a car crash and the dog gets lost but is determined to get his way home it is a sad and happy book and perfect for everyone to read

White Fang by Jack London

December 5th, 2009 by

white_fang_jack_londonReviewed by: blake, Age 10 from Indiana

Rating: ★★★★★

After being born in a cave White Fang and his siblings are starving. Tragectly White Fang is the only survivor, so him and his mom have to work together to stay alive. and when White Fang went hunting on his own he got attacked by a hawk. Then he goes to a river and falls in, he can’t swim. Does he survive? Read this book to find out. I’ve told you to much so you NEED to read this NOW!!!!!!

Sheep by Valerie Hobbs

December 1st, 2009 by

sheep-by-valerie-hobbsReviewed by: Mary, Age 9 from Indiana

Rating: ★★★★★

Right now you probably thinking this is a book about sheep. Right? Well it’s not. It’s about a dog whose true home gets burned down in a fire. So he goes from home to home trying to find a true companion and friend. Some are kind and nice and some are evil and cruel. Do you dare to read this book?

Schnauzer Chance to Read Some Paw-some Dog Puns

September 4th, 2009 by

Dog Week on Kidsmomo is over, but you can always re-live it over and over again by listening to our podcast, doggone it!

And while you listen to us bark on and on about books with dogs (seriously, I bark in the podcast), maybe you’d like to check out this photo gallery of some of our friends’ canine BFFs. We hounded our pals for pictures, and we’re sharing them with you!

— Nancy

PS – Did you guys enjoy my dog puns? No? Oh, nevermind. You guys are a ruff crowd!

Thanks to Brent, Erica, Annie, Gaurav, Pam, Mike, Bruno, Kelly, Peggy, and Connie for their pup pics!

Kidsmomo Podcast #2: “Who Let the Dogs Out?”

September 1st, 2009 by

Well, scoop my poop and throw me a bone — it’s time for a new Kidsmomo podcast! And this time, we’re going to the dogs:

In which we make fools of ourselves, aka “Mystery Book Theater Re-cap” and sniff out our favorite books about dogs:

    Download the MP3 (10.1 MB)

And when you’re done listening, don’t forget: our next theme is LOL-hilarious books! So watch our latest Mystery Book Theater video and check out these funny books.)

— Nancy and Karen

Book Trailer: Hotel for Dogs

August 24th, 2009 by

This book trailer for Hotel for Dogs was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Dogs theme. For more on Hotel for Dogs, check out our “Who Let the Dogs Out?” podcast.

What happens when two siblings and their friends unite behind one shared purpose? TRICK QUESTION, because siblings can never stop bickering long enough to unite! At least, that’s what happens in Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan!

Sound familiar? That’s probably because the book was made into a movie, starring Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin. For our thoughts on the book vs. the movie, check out our podcast!

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