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Children's books about dogs

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They're man's best friend, so we had to dedicate a booklist to them. This booklist features classic reads as well as newer books, all about different dogs and canines. Although there may be a couple of cats thrown into the mix too.    

Have a look at our great collection of books featuring dogs for children aged three and older.

  • Dogger

    Shirley Hughes
    Random House

    When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is desolate.

  • Kipper's Birthday

    Mick Inkpen, Illustrator: Mick Inkpen
    Hodder Children's Books

    Kipper is working hard preparing for his birthday. He bakes a very interesting cake to share with his friends and makes beautiful invitations but is too tired to deliver them.

  • Fleabag

    Helen Stephens
    Alison Green Books

    A small, scruffy dog visits the park every day and looks longingly at the other dogs who all have people to take for walks.

  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

    Lynley Dodd

    This hilarious rhyming story follows Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy, as he sets off for a walk in town

  • Claude in the City

    Alex T Smith
    Hodder Children's Books

    Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life! When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude heads for the city, where pigeons, beret shops and robberies await.

  • Oh No, George!

    Chris Haughton
    Walker Books

    George is a dog with a big personality and he LOVES cake, rubbish bins and chasing Cat.

  • The Adventures of Tintin

    Hergé Translated by Michael Turner and Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper

    Resourceful junior reporter Tintin embarks on a series of exciting international adventures, accompanied by his faithful dog Snowy, in this favourite series.

  • A Walk in the Park

    Anthony Browne
    Walker Books

    A welcome republication for an Anthony Browne classic from 1977. Two children from very different backgrounds (and their dogs) make friends where their parents cannot.

  • A Dog Called Flow

    Pippa Goodhart Illustrated by Anthony Lewis
    Troika Books

    This is a powerful story that clearly leads its reader through the struggles of dyslexia. But it is also an adventurous tale of a boy and his dog and the powerful friendship between them.

  • Space Dog

    Mini Grey
    Jonathan Cape

    Visually and graphically inventive, packed with tongue-in-cheek humour and witty details, this comic-style picture book delights in subverting the conventions of epic space adventure!

  • Philomena - The Cat Who Thinks She’s a Dog

    Jessie Wall
    Wacky Bee Books

    Philomena is a cat with an identity crisis. Having been brought up with a puppy, she is now convinced she is actually a dog herself. The plot is simple but fun, and carries a gentle message about being yourself.