Great "Dog" Books
List your favorite books about dogs, our favorite four-legged companions.
101 Death in Bloodhound Red (Jo...
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102 Emily and Einstein
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 3,240 ratings
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103 Bark, George
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 6,947 ratings
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104 Jock of the Bushveld
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 369 ratings
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105 The Dog Who Rescues Cats: T...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 551 ratings
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106 Animal Appetite (A Dog Love...
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107 The Loop
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 6,705 ratings
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108 Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Sel...
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 1,112 ratings
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109 The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick...
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110 Henry and Ribsy (Henry, #3)
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111 The Dogfather (A Dog Lover'...
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112 The Barker Street Regulars ...
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113 The Wicked Flea (A Dog Love...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 207 ratings
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114 Evil Breeding (A Dog Lover'...
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114 Ten Little Bloodhounds
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116 Bride & Groom (A Dog Lover'...
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116 Blind Bloodhound Justice
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 293 ratings
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118 The Case of Jack the Nipper...
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119 Kashtanka
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 173 ratings
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120 Hound at the Hospital (Anim...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 410 ratings
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121 The Dogs of Babel
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 12,792 ratings
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122 What the Dog Did: Tales fro...
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123 Boy's Life
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 10,961 ratings
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124 Red Dog
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,569 ratings
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125 The Time Traveler's Wife
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 872,390 ratings
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126 Greyfriars Bobby
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126 To Say Nothing of the Dog (...
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128 Go, Dog. Go!
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129 Gaits of Heaven (A Dog Love...
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130 Zoo Vet: Adventures Of A Wi...
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131 All Shots (A Dog Lover's My...
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132 The Last Dog on Earth
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132 The Hunt of Her Life: A cap...
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132 Dogschwitz
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132 Tell Me How You Say Good Night
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136 All The Little Graces
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4.81 of 5 stars 4.81 avg rating — 26 ratings
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137 Dog Days
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 127 ratings
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138 A Small Furry Prayer: Dog R...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 723 ratings
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139 It's Just a Dog
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 246 ratings
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140 Outside the Dog Museum
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,157 ratings
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140 Heart of a Dog
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 13,735 ratings
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140 Bones Would Rain from the S...
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143 Saving Cinnamon: The Amazin...
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144 Nose Down, Eyes Up
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145 The Labrador Pact
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145 Dog-Ma, the Zen of Slobber
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147 The Lovely Bones
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,128,441 ratings
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148 To Dance with the White Dog
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149 Life of Pi
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 736,517 ratings
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150 Letters From Wolfie
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150 Anyone But You
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 14,027 ratings
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152 The Search
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 26,217 ratings
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153 The Secret Life of Bees
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 715,384 ratings
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153 The Knife of Never Letting ...
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155 The Kite Runner
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,195,988 ratings
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156 A Dog Named Christmas
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157 The Encyclopedia of the Dog
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 163 ratings
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158 Hachiko Waits
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 988 ratings
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159 Smoky Mountain Tracks (Rain...
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160 Harry Potter and the Half-B...
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161 Follow My Leader
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,626 ratings
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162 Only One Woof
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 469 ratings
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163 Bristle Face
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 62 ratings
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164 Champion Dog: Prince Tom
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 104 ratings
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164 A Pedigree to Die For (Mela...
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166 Five on a Treasure Island (...
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167 Nop's Hope
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 82 ratings
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168 Harry the Dirty Dog
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 29,218 ratings
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169 Lucky Dog
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 117 ratings
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169 Lucky For Me
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169 Cracker!: The Best Dog in V...
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169 Puppies in the Pantry (Anim...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 808 ratings
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169 Ella in Europe: An American...
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169 Saving Zasha
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169 DOGGITUDE: What Dogs REALLY...
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169 Hounded: The Lowdown on Lif...
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169 Dogs: A Startling New Under...
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169 Adventure-Pom!
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169 The Case of the Wayward Fae...
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180 Rose in a Storm
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180 For Bea
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 102 ratings
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180 Conversations with My Old D...
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180 Jack of Hearts
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180 The Hidden Life of Humans
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185 Julius Winsome
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 550 ratings
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185 Lucky Goes to Sea
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185 The Gordonston Ladies Dog W...
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185 Don't Dump the Dog: Outrage...
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189 Angel in a Fur Coat
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189 City
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 5,709 ratings
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189 Coyote Autumn
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 248 ratings
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192 Hotel For Dogs
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 504 ratings
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192 The Dog
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 182 ratings
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192 I Thought You Were Dead
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 796 ratings
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192 Sick Puppy
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 14,360 ratings
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192 Old Dogs Are the Best Dogs
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4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 190 ratings
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192 Diamond Willow
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,638 ratings
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198 Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stori...
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198 Bad to the Bone: Memoir of ...
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198 Lives of the Monster Dogs
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547 books · 1,190 voters · list created August 18th, 2008 by Laura.
Tags: dogs, pets
82 likes · like
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Ilze
Ilze
514 books
24 friends
Susan
Susan
2474 books
128 friends
Meghann
Meghann
299 books
17 friends
Seth
Seth
1981 books
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Aly
Aly
89 books
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Chris
Chris
421 books
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Mattie
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143 books
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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura Best dog books:
The Boss Dog, by MFK Fisher
Flush, by Virginia Woolf
Lad a Dog, by Albert Payson Terhune


message 2: by Martina (new)

Martina My fave is 101 Salivation, it's a collection of dogs photos by Rachael Hale. I think she made wonderful photographs of the dogs. The pictures always made me smile ;) I'm so grateful to have that book :)


message 3: by Derya (last edited Oct 17, 2010 09:15AM) (new)

Derya Flush: A Biography introduces us a great story, evolving around Elizabeth Barrett and her pet Flush. Yet, I cannot call it an ordinary "dog book", because it's heavily focused on the British social class system, and it has a strong philosophical depth.


 ~☆ Alice♥♥ Laura wrote: "Best dog books:
The Boss Dog, by MFK Fisher
Flush, by Virginia Woolf
Lad a Dog, by Albert Payson Terhune"


I also loved Lad a Dog.


Julia, a dog lover Best Listopia list yet!!


message 6: by Mark (new)

Mark How about some kids books about dogs?

"Rosie, A Visiting Dog's Story" and "May I Pet Your Dog?"
by Stephanie Calmenson


message 7: by Karen (new)

Karen There are a couple of books on this list that have the word "dog" in the title that aren't really about dogs at all. "Dog Years' would be one of them, but it's a great book for other reasons!


 ~☆ Alice♥♥ Karen wrote: "There are a couple of books on this list that have the word "dog" in the title that aren't really about dogs at all. "Dog Years' would be one of them, but it's a great book for other reasons!"

There are numerous lists here that don't care about content as they only want the word in the title so that could be what caused the confusion. I just voted on one of those.
I hope a librarian will delete the ones that don't fit here. They are the only ones who can do it.


message 9: by Karen Gail (new)

Karen Gail Brown One Good Dog is a great book, also Water for Elephants is one of my all time favorite books.


message 10: by Karen Gail (new)

Karen Gail Brown Do, Kyle TRL, you will love it.


message 11: by Alice (new)

Alice Anna Quinlan wrote a good one - wasn't it just called Good Dog?


message 12: by Patti (new)

Patti The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant was a great book about the famous football player who was convicted of dog fighting. It gave a lot of information, some not so pretty about the ins and outs of the inhumane treatment of this terrible sport. But it did have a happy ending for many of his fighting dogs. Avery good read.

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man by Michael Hingson was the best dog book I have read in quite a while. It's about a blind man who survived the 9-11 attack thanks to his Guide Dog who helped him and 76 others get out of Tower 2 before it went down and got him to safety. At the Dog Hero Awards this year his guide dog was awarded 1 award and ended up being the Hero of the Year!!! Get this book, you won't be sorry!!


message 13: by therese (new)

therese Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant is a wonderful book for children or anyone who has lost a beloved pet.


message 14: by Maddie (new)

Maddie Lou i love all those books i am reading a really good one now its about a dog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 15: by Henryetta (new)

Henryetta There are books on the list that do not even mention a dog in the title or in the pages of the book. They seem to come for one member. One of the books that do not belong is "Fifty Shades of Grey"! Others are the Harry Potter books, Twilight, The Lovely Bones, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splended Suns, The Life of Bees, etc. Hopefully the member will edit her list or a librarian will remove the books.


message 16: by Julie (new)

Julie Angel by my side by mike ligenfelter is a wonderful dog story as well.


message 17: by Carolina (new)

Carolina Why is Water for Elephants here?


message 18: by Yuliya (new)

Yuliya Carolina wrote: "Why is Water for Elephants here?"

Water for elephfants SHOULD BE DELETED from this list. There are a little about of the dog, but it's not a main line of story and in almost any books would be something about dogs


message 19: by Rosanne (new)

Rosanne pellicane She Came From Heaven/Rosanne Pellicane

A tribute to my dog Whimsey, but then I think all dogs are gifts from above.


message 20: by Carole (last edited Dec 13, 2012 02:38PM) (new)

Carole Pivarnik Great list! It sure brought back a few memories, scrolling through and seeing some of the dog books I read and loved as a kid (not to mention more recently)! Definitely worth a vote for many of them!

Added my own book, Doggitude, too.


message 21: by Book'd (new)

Book'd Carolina wrote: "Why is Water for Elephants here?"

Exactly what I thought too!


message 22: by Book'd (new)

Book'd Yuliya wrote: "Carolina wrote: "Why is Water for Elephants here?"

Water for elephfants SHOULD BE DELETED from this list. There are a little about of the dog, but it's not a main line of story and in almost any ..."


Removed.


message 23: by Book'd (new)

Book'd Kyle ~Special K: Rebel Leader~ wrote: "The Guardian is my favorite dog book."

So it is mine! :)


message 24: by Jay (new)

Jay David Rosenfelds mystery series with lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful dog Tara


message 25: by Feather (new)

Feather Dust I love this list! Bravo!


message 26: by Julia (new)

Julia The Underneth by Kathi Appelt-Wonderful story! My daughter read this in 5th grade. Very sad, but a great read.
&
The Boy Who Spoke Dog by Clay Morgan (The Boy Who Returned from the Sea-2nd book) These are two books by son really enjoyed when he was in elementary school.


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