Passionate About Pups: Picture Books

Janice Boland
A dog named Sam fetches the wrong things, swims in the wrong places, and keeps everyone in the house awake when he can't go to sleep at night.
Marjorie Flack
Angus, a little dog, learns that the grass is not always greener on the other side when he sets off to seek new adventures and becomes lost.
Jules Feiffer
"Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. And so is his mother, who repeats, "Bark, George." And George goes, "Quack, quack." What's going on with George?
Norman Bridwell
Meet Clifford, the biggest, reddest dog on his street and his owner, Emily Elizabeth. Having a friendly dog who is bigger than your house can lead to some funny problems.
Saxton Freymann
Dog figures carved out of different fruits and vegetables "act out" such phrases as "Bad dog," "Sick as a dog," and "Doggy bag."
Cynthia Rylant
God created Dog Heaven, a place where dogs can eat ice cream biscuits, sleep on fluffy clouds, and run through unending fields.
Emma Dodd
"Dog is back and into as much trouble as ever. The clumsy canine finds an alphabet's worth of adventure as he patrols his neighborhood..."
Dav Pilkey
It's time for Mouseopolis' First Annual Barbecue Cook-Off. But just when the fun is about to begin, the irresistible aroma of barbecue sauce awakens the most frightening creature known.
Maya Gottfried
In this heart-stealing picture book, fine artist Robert Rahway Zakanitch gives us 16 masterful, soulful, impossibly expressive portraits of dogs, and Maya Gottfried wonderfully captures their voices and inner personalities in 16 enchanting poems. It2s a doggie delight! These dogs beg to be patted, tickled, scratched, and ruffled. Which one will be your best friend?
Gene Zion
Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves everything . . . except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away. He plays outside all day long, digging and sliding in everything from garden soil to pavement tar. By the time he returns home, Harry is so dirty he looks like a black dog with white spots. His family doesn't even recognize him!
Cynthia Rylant
Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge. Check out all of Henry's and Mudge's adventures for beginning readers.
Bob Graham
When Kate and her parents visit the animal shelter, an adorable puppy charms them, but it is very hard to leave an older dog behind.
Rosemary Wells
When McDuff and his new French-speaking neighbors' dog are enrolled in obedience school, it seems as though McDuff has not learned his lessons.
Pippa Goodhart
In this charmer, Pudgy, a puppy, and Lucy, a little girl, are both sad and lonely . . . until they meet and become the best of friends!
Susan Meyers
Rhyming text follows the life of all sorts of puppies from when they are born "with eyes shut tight," through moving in with a new family and "getting bowls and beds and names," to learning how to do things grown-up dogs do.
Lynn Reiser
Puppies from one to ten are counted and sorted according to their different features.
Margaret Wise Brown
"Born at sea in the teeth of a gale, the sailor was a dog. Scuppers was his name." A dog that has always wanted to go to sea finally realizes his dream.
Philemon Sturges
Have you ever wondered why dogs always sniff each other when they meet? Find out the answer when this rhyming story solves the mystery.
Lyn Rossiter McFarland
A small stray dog is accepted into a household full of cats by learning to "fit in", but when his mistress is hurt, he demonstrates that being a dog is not all bad.