Dogs

The Next-Door Dogs

By Colby Rodowsky

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Although terrified of dogs, nine-year-old Sara forces herself to face a Labrador retriever and a Dalmatian when she must help her next-door neighbor, who has fallen and broken her leg.

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Star In The Storm

By Joan Hiatt Harlow

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Set in a 1912 Newfoundland fishing village, this is old-fashioned in all the best ways: a page-turning plot; a likable heroine facing tough choices with courage and humor; loving, principled parents; and a great dog, in both size and heart.

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A Dog Like Jack

By DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan

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After a long life of chasing squirrels, licking ice cream cones, and loving his adoptive family, an old dog comes to the end of his days. JE Fic DiS

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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Dog Heaven

By Cynthia Rylant

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God created Dog Heaven, a place where dogs can eat ice cream biscuits, sleep on fluffy clouds, and run through unending fields. JE Fic Ryl

Suggested for ages 3 - 9

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Goodbye, Max

By Holly Keller

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Ben blames his parents for the death of his dog, Max, and does not want the new puppy they brought home. JE Fic Kel

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Jim's Dog Muffins

By Miriam Cohen

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When Jim's dog is killed, the other first graders are sad too and go through the same natural reactions. JE Fic Coh

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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The Old Dog

By Charlotte Zolotow

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When a young boy finds his old dog dead one morning, he spends the rest of the day thinking about all the good times they had together. JE Fic Zol

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Toby

By Margaret Wild

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When the family realizes that their old dog, Toby, is dying, they all express their love for him in different ways. JE Fic Wil

Suggested for ages 6 - 10
 

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Up in Heaven

By Emma Chichester Clark

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When Arthur's dog Daisy dies, she watches over him from heaven and eventually helps him find a new puppy. JE Fic Chi

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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Kipper's Book of Weather

By Mick Inkpen

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Kipper the dog experiences rain, sun, snow, ice, fog, wind, hail, and finally, a rainbow.

Suggested for ages 1 - 4

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