Kids Books About Dogs
It's no secret that the Brilliant Books team is fond of dogs. We absolutely love to meet our customers' canine companions — and we're known for our Brilliant dog bowls out in front of the store (currently in safe-keeping during our storefront's construction).
Recently, when our bookseller Sam was sorting through new kids' books, she realized that an incredible number of recent releases feature dogs. Funny dogs, smart dogs, big dogs, and small dogs; all kinds of loveable canine characters are appearing in great new releases!
These are just some of the dog-themed books that Sam discovered. If you know a young reader who loves dogs half as much as we do, then these are the books for you!
The Night Wild
by Zoë Tilley Poster
A picture book debut following a dog's fantastical moonlit adventure and a wild new friendship. Sam particularly likes the book's art: "Gorgeous illustrations that are hand-done, with pencil and graphite powder, creating the perfect dreamy moonlight setting." Ages 3-5.
Everywhere With You
by Carlie Sorosiak & Devon Holzwarth
A story of friendship—and the power of stories. Two next-door neighbors, a girl and a dog, build a heartwarming relationship rooted in make-believe. Both beautiful and touching, with stunning mixed-media illustrations from Holzwarth. Ages 4-8.
Is This Your Class Pet?
by Troy Cummings
An adorable letter writing dog helps a class pet on the loose get back to its classroom in this companion to the New York Times bestseller Can I Be Your Dog?, and I Found a Kitty! Sam says "Can I Be Your Dog? is one of my favorites, this new companion is just as charming and funny." Ages 4-8.
Every Dog in the Neighborhood
by Philip C. Stead & Matthew Cordell
"Two of my favorite authors team up again for a quirky and comical story full of so many layers, you'll want to read it over and over." — Sam. In this fun new picture book, dog enthusiast Louis and his eccentric Grandma set out to count every dog in the neighborhood when they find out about city hall’s woefully inadequate record keeping. Ages 4-8.
Wednesday & Woof: Catastrophe
by Sherri Winston & Gladys Jose
Can Wednesday and her service dog, Woof, sniff out Mrs. Winter’s missing cat before her big trip? This is the beginning of a fun new chapter book series with full-color illustrations. Each chapter ends with a visual record of how many chapters, pages and words the reader has completed, making this a great choice for recluctant readers! Ages 6-9.
Bound for Home
by Meika Hashimoto
From the author of The Trail, this heartwarming tale of survival and adventure follows three unlikely friends and their quest to make it home together. Perfect for fans of animal adventure and survival stories. Ages 10-12.
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