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Barkingly brilliant children’s books about dogs

Looking for the PAWFECT book? From plucky pugs to shaggy sheepdogs, there is so much to love in this selection of canine capers for all ages.

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Where’s Mr Dog?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2

Babies and toddlers will adore this lift-the-flap book starring Mr Dog and his friends. With bold, stylish artwork and soft, tactile felt flaps, this is sure to become a firm favourite with your little one.

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Flip Flap Dogs

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5

What happens when you mix a Beagle with a Poodle? That’s a boodle, of course! With over 121 canine creations and hilarious rhymes, the whole family will love to join in creating seriously silly pooches with this ingenious flip flap book.

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This is a Dog

Written by Ross Collins
2-5

Dogs just love attention – and the star of Ross Collins’ brilliantly funny picture book is no exception. This mischievous hound has gatecrashed the My First Animals book causing chaos in his wake. Perfect for toddlers and younger children, this is a joyful introduction to lots of different animals and full of brilliant surprises along the way.

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A Forever Home for Tilly

Written by Linda Chapman Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7

Twins Grace and Jack love animals so much they’ve set up the Forever Homes rehoming service from a shed in their back garden. When they rescue Tilly, a lonely little cockapoo puppy in desperate need of attention, they are determined to find her the PAW-fect owner and the loving home she deserves. The start of an adorable series for young animal lovers.

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Pugly Bakes a Cake

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Gemma Correll
5-7

Pugly is a little dog with a BIG dream – to make the yummiest cake ever and become a super famous professional baker. Joined by his feline ‘frenemy’ Clem and a meddling evil squirrel, be prepared to howl with laughter as one hapless hound sets to work… with disastrous results!

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A Sheepdog Called Sky

Written by Helen Peters Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon
7-9

Jasmine lives on a farm and spends lots of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. When she discovers an abandoned sheepdog puppy whimpering in the grass, she knows she has to think fast to save the little dog’s life, as well as regain its trust. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith and James Herriot for a new generation.

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I, Cosmo

Written by Carlie Sorosiak
9-12

Cosmo loves his best friend Max more than anything in the world – and will do anything to keep his family together. There’s just one problem… Cosmo is a golden retriever. This charming and original story about one dog and his humans is sure to warm your heart. If you’ve ever wondered what your pet may be thinking, this is the book for you.

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