11 National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs
This amazing book dives into the world of canines and explores what makes them so lovable. From fun facts to an Expert’s Corner, this book has it all. Your child will surely be sharing the new information they have learned with you and everybody they know. There are also lots of fun activities to keep your kids interested and busy.
This is most definitely one of the best books for dog owners with kids. Children will not be able to get enough of the cute puppy photos, and you may even learn something about canines while sharing this book with your kids. National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs: All the Canine Facts, Photos, and Fun You Can Get Your Paws On! by Becky Baines is filled with information all about the characteristics that define dogs, the different breeds, and their daily lives.
The Expert’s Corners provide exciting, real-life experiences with dogs from an actual National Geographic explorer. Baines also answers some of kids’ most common questions about canines, like “why do dogs roll in smelly stuff?” This book also includes a chart for decoding canine moods and takes an in-depth look at the dog family including wolves, coyotes, and jackals. To top it all off, there is even information at the end of the book about rescuing dogs and how to get involved. This title is best suited for kids in grades 3-6.
22 101 Dog Tricks
This one is more for you or your older child to enjoy. With what seems like a never-ending list of tricks and activities, this title is great for new dog owners or owners looking to train their dog to follow commands. Sundance and Chalcy even gives readers an idea on how long it will take the average dog to learn each trick. Every trick is rated on a difficulty scale and also has a list of prerequisites to get you started quickly.
One of the nicest things about 101 Dog Tricks is that there are tips and trouble-shooting advice along with each trick which cover common problems dog owners may face while their pets are trying to learn it. The tricks range from simple, common things like sit, fetch, and shake hands, to more unique tricks like picking up toys and putting them in a toy box and fetching drinks from the fridge. This book will certainly inspire your child to do more with your family pet.
33 Living with Kids and Dogs…
Living with Kids and Dogs… Without Losing Your Mind: A Parent’s Guide to Controlling the Chaos by Colleen Pelar will also teach you ways to help your dog through each stage of your child’s life, from introducing a baby to your dog, all the way through their teen years. This book will help set your family up for successful dog ownership with minimum effort. This title is one of the best books for dog owners with kids, and is definitely a must-have on your bookshelf.
Whether you already have a dog and you’re bringing home a new baby, or you already have a child and would like to get a puppy, this book will help you understand how to foster a healthy relationship between the child and the dog. The last thing you want is for your child to be part of the ever-growing statistic of children that have been bitten by dogs. Pelar understands that the blame cannot fall on the child or the dog, but rather both sides must be taught to respect and love each other.
In Van Fleet’s captivating book, twenty different breeds demonstrate opposites, action words, synonyms, and more. There are also ten different touchable textures that provide loads of interactive entertainment for your child. Your son or daughter will thoroughly enjoy playing along with these adorable dogs.
Pull one tab and a wet pup shakes his fur dry, and another tab shows a cute pug wag his tail. This book will not only expose your child to many different dog breeds, but it will also teach them about new concepts and introduce them to a lot of new vocabulary. This book is great for children under 4, but older children may get bored with it easily.
55 Your First Dog!
Easily outlined and informative, Your First Dog! A Children’s Book About Owning & Caring For Dogs by Brian G. Johnson is great for kids of all ages. It is a sensational gift for parents to give to their kids if they do not want to be the ones to have the workload fall completely on them. Your children will be drawn in by the exciting and amusing illustrations, and the text will inform them about the needs and requirements of a four-legged friend.
If you don’t have a dog just yet, this book would be an excellent selection to purchase before you adopt a puppy. Selecting a dog is a major decision and Johnson expert advice on many suitable breeds along with pictures of each one. He mainly focuses on discussing the size, temperament, and trainability of each breed. It will help walk your family through choosing a breed that will meet their needs and fit their lifestyle.
66 My Dog!
My Dog!: A Kids’ Guide to Keeping a Happy and Healthy Pet by Michael J. Rosen not only goes through the basics of feeding, grooming, and handling, but it includes lots of information on dog training too. Rosen teaches children how to train a dog with detailed illustrations. It includes tips on teaching simple action commands like “stay”, “sit”, and “come” as well as behavioral commands including “speak” and “thank-you.”
One of the most interesting bits of information in this book is the section on simple health checks that children can perform on their dogs to keep their pets happy and health. Rosen also added a How to Speak Dog section that ensures your child and your dog form a lasting bond. This book also comes with an included field guide to 75 of the most common dog breeds.
77 Just Me and My Puppy
The little boy in this book brings home a puppy he found and has to deal with the work of caring for it; teaching that puppies are not just playmates but a lot of work as well.
Though they are always worth it in the end, kids do not always understand the work involved in raising a puppy and caring for your pet for their entire life. Just Me and My Puppy introduces your child to the idea of having a dog join the family, and the illustrations are whimsical and entertaining. This book is best suited for children under 8 years old.
88 Everything Dog
This book asks the simple questions that many kids often ask like “do dogs cry?” and also delves into some of the more unique questions including “do dogs come from dinosaurs?” The book is rated for children ages 8 to 11, but older children would certainly benefit from a lot of the information and younger children would be entertained with the colorful pictures.
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It doesn’t detract from the books usefulness, but there is no formal arrangement to this book, which may be slightly confusing to some children. In total, over 30 dog-related questions are answered and explained in this book. There are also fact circles on some pages to explain and expand on more elaborate points.
Sandra Boynton is a very popular American children’s author, songwriter, and cartoonist. Since 1974, she has written and illustrated over fifty children’s books including five New York Times Bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold. To say she knows what she is doing when it comes to children’s literature is an understatement.
Doggies is printed on thick board pages so it is suitable for even the youngest child. Although most children older than 6 might get bored quickly with this book, it may entertain even them. It features non-traditional texts and humorous illustrations, so you will probably enjoy reading it as much as your child loves hearing it read aloud.
1010 Walter the Farting Dog
The children in the story love Walter, but their father has a different opinion of the smelly little dog. He insists Walter must go back to the pound, but that night a burglar breaks into the families home. Walter uses the chance to be a hero and show the family just how great a dog he really is.
This is a heartwarming story with an excellent moral. Walter the Farting Dog explains how tough it can be to care for a dog, but that no matter what, you will have to find a way to deal with their flaws because they become part of your family. This book is a great fit for any age child.