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Children’s Books About Dogs

From daring escapades to heart-warming stories of friendship, these children’s books about dogs are a delightful treat for young readers, offering a paw-sitively wonderful blend of adventure and life lessons. Here you’ll find engaging picture books, read aloud books and chapter books for early readers, all exploring the wonderful world of dogs, ideal for celebrating International Dog Day! This collection of books about dogs is perfect for children aged 2-7.

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This is a Dog

Written by Ross Collins
2-5
A hilarious paperback picture book from the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator, Ross Collins, about a mischievous dog who steals the limelight. Uh-oh! An excitable (but very loveable) dog has found his way into this First Animals book and he will NOT let any of the other animals take their…
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D is for Dog

Written by Em Lynas Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
2-5
Bound into this playful and energetic rhyming text featuring an adorable cast of dogs. Whether it's getting marvellously muddy, leaping and lolloping or hiding under the bed with a stolen slipper, a dog's life is so much FUN. This hilarious alphabet celebration of canine capers is perfect for dog lovers…
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Charlie Chooses

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Nicola Slater
2-5
A funny, reassuring picture book about dogs, tricky choices and friendship - with artwork by bestselling illustrator Nicola Slater! Charlie does NOT like to choose. He can't make up his mind between chocolate or vanilla ice cream, stripy or spotty underpants . . . or whether he wants the lights…
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Wigglesbottom Primary: Super Dog!

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Becka Moor
5-7
Laugh-out-loud school-based fun in two-colour stories, perfect for encouraging independent reading! Life at Wigglesbottom Primary is often lived on the edge. Is that a superhero dog on the school roof? YES! Is the lunchtime mashed potato really, really weird? YES! Does Susie Keys own an alien egg? YES! So what…
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Peekaboo Dog

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
A new dog-themed title in the hit novelty series with multiple sliders and a mirror! Easy-to-use peekaboo sliders, a funny rhyming text and surprise mirror ending combine in this stylish and interactive board book for babies and toddlers! With a total of 10 smooth mechanisms to push, pull or turn…
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Baby Faces: Little Dog, Where Are You?

Illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan
0-2
Find your baby's face in this delightful new lift-the-flap book with a mirror on every page! One thing is for sure - babies love mirrors! This brand new series of board books aims to enhance early mirror play as very young children will enjoy finding their own face on every…
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A World of Dogs

Written by Carlie Sorosiak Illustrated by Luisa Uribe
7-9
Written by bestselling children's author (and accidental American Dingo-owner) Carlie Sorosiak, this gorgeous treasury of fascinating facts and amazing real-life stories is the perfect gift for dog lovers. Throughout human history dogs have been by our side, paw prints following our footprints wherever we roamed. In this collection of fascinating…
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Puppy Talk

Written by Dr Jess French Illustrated by Penelope Dullaghan
2-5
'Let's go and play' dog or 'had a bad day' dog? Learn exactly what your favourite canine is trying to tell you in this friendly and funny first board book about dog and puppy body language! In this beautifully illustrated board book, vet and TV presenter Dr Jess French provides…
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Just Right For Two

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
0-2
A little dog discovers that, sometimes, the best things in life are right under your nose. Dog thinks he has everything he needs in his big, blue suitcase. It's perfect for all the little treasures he's collected, and he's sure that he doesn't need anything else to keep him happy.…
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Doggy School

Written by Paige Braddock
5-7
Peanut, Butter and Crackers are back and off to doggy school in the third hilarious graphic novel for pet lovers and fans of The Secret Life of Pets. Crackers and floppy-eared puppy Peanut are off to doggy school! But when the two dogs are separated, Peanut is left to fend…
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Ruffles and the Cosy, Cosy Bed

Written by David Melling
2-5
Ruff! Ruff! Meet Ruffles, the playful puppy who faces all the tricksy troubles of pre-school life in this new picture book series from bestselling author and illustrator David Melling. Just like every preschooler, Ruffles the puppy experiences all the ups and downs of daily life as he learns about the…
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Puppy Problems

Written by Paige Braddock
5-7
A goofy new puppy turns the lives of two rescue pets upside down in this hilarious graphic novel for pet lovers and fans of The Secret Life of Pets. Butter and Crackers are rescue pets living their best (and quiet) lives. Butter, a laid-back cat, has access to all the…
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Ruffles and the New Green Thing

Written by David Melling
2-5
Ruff! Ruff! Meet Ruffles, the playful puppy who faces all the tricksy troubles of preschool life in this brightly coloured new picture book series. There's a new green thing in Ruffles' bowl and he does NOT like it. Not. One. Little. Bit. But look! Ralph has come to play. Ruffles…
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A Forever Home for Pip

Written by Linda Chapman Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
Grace and Jack have a plan - to find purrfect homes for purrfect pets! Nine-year-old twins Grace and Jack run the Forever Homes rehoming service. Whether it's a cheeky puppy or a shy kitten, they're determined to pair every animal with their perfect person - and have lots of adventures…
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Flip Flap Dogs

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5
What do you get if you cross a Whippet with a Chihuahua? Why, that's obvious, it's a Whippihuahua! And how about a Beagle with a Poodle? That's a Boodle, of course! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this Flip Flap book is…
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Ruffles and the Cold, Cold Snow

Written by David Melling
2-5
Ruff! Ruff! Meet Ruffles, the playful puppy who faces all the tricksy troubles of pre-school life in this new picture book series from bestselling author and illustrator David Melling. Today it is snowing and the teeny, tiny kittens want to play outside! Ruffles loves the teeny, tiny kittens but Ruffles…
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Pugly Solves a Crime

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Gemma Correll
5-7
When Pugly hears that Big Sal the guinea pig has been GUINEA PIG-NAPPED he knows it's time for him to become a PUG-TECTIVE! Is GLITTERPUFF the fancy poodle, or TINY the dramatic chihuahua behind the crime? Maybe it's Big Sal HIMSELF! Time for Pugly to put on his special DETECTIVE…
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A Forever Home for Tilly

Written by Linda Chapman Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
Grace and Jack have a plan - to find purrfect homes for purrfect pets! Nine-year-old twins Grace and Jack run the Forever Homes rehoming service. Whether it's a cheeky puppy or a shy kitten, they're determined to pair every animal with their perfect person - and have lots of adventures…
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Ruffles and the Teeny Tiny Kittens

Written by David Melling
2-5
Ruff! Ruff! Meet Ruffles, the playful puppy who faces all the tricksy troubles of preschool life in this new picture book series from bestselling author and illustrator David Melling. Just like every preschooler, Ruffles the puppy experiences all the ups and downs of daily life as he learns about the…
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A Forever Home for Bella

Written by Linda Chapman Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
Grace and Jack have a plan - to find purrfect homes for purrfect pets! Nine-year-old twins Grace and Jack run the Forever Homes rehoming service. Whether it's a cheeky puppy or a shy kitten, they're determined to pair every animal with their perfect person - and have lots of adventures…
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Ruffles and the Red, Red Coat

Written by David Melling
2-5
Ruff! Ruff! Meet Ruffles, the playful puppy who faces all the tricksy troubles of preschool life in this new picture book series from bestselling author and illustrator David Melling. Just like every preschooler, Ruffles the puppy experiences all the ups and downs of daily life as he learns about the…
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