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Does your child love dogs and reading? Spend some time reading these awesome dog-themed books!

Max Goes to the Moon

by Jeffrey Bennett

You can listen to astronaut Mike Hopkins read Max Goes to the Moon from the International Space Station! View here.
Dex: The Heart of a Hero

by Caralyn Buehner

A scrappy Dachshund learns that no matter how small you are, you can still do big things.

Accompanying lesson plans can be found here.

Absolutely Lucy #1: Absolutely Lucy

by Ilene Cooper

A story about friendship and loyalty; a shy boy makes friends through his Beagle puppy—This version is for 2nd/3rd grade but there are also versions for younger readers (Level 3 Step Into Reading)

Accompanying discussion questions and answers can be found here.

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

by Lisa Papp

Madeline doesn’t like to read until she meets Bonnie, a library dog.
Officer Buckle and Gloria

by Peggy Rathman

A fun, silly picture book about a police officer and his dog Gloria.

Accompanying lesson plans can be found here.

Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test

by Cynthia Rylant

Mudge goes to an obedience class.

Accompanying lesson plans can be found here.

No Better Friend: Young Reader’s Edition

by Robert Weintraub

Discover an extraordinary tale of friendship and survival between a man and a dog in World War II.

Accompanying lessons can be found here.

Peyton Goes to the Dog Show

by Lee Canalizo

Peyton meets lots of amazing breeds at the dog show.

Accompanying lesson plans can be found here.

Sashi the Scared Little Sheltie

by Linda Greiner

A true story about a little dog who loses her home, but soon finds the perfect family for her.

Accompanying lesson plans can be found here.

Soaring Soren: When French Bulldogs Fly

by Deborah Stevenson

An inspiring true story of a little dog with a big dream, and an even bigger heart.

Accompanying lesson plans can be found here.

Trevor Becomes a Good Citizen

by Martha Barnes

Trevor loves his new home and receives just the right training to become a good citizen!

Accompanying lesson plans can be found here.

Good Dog, Carl

by Alexandra Day

Carl causes chaos, but also brings love in this classic.

Accompanying lesson plans can be found here.

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