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Our Canine Best Friends


Give these beginning readers about our cuddly best friends a chance.


Henry and Mudge in the Green Time

Cynthia Rylant, Suçie Stevenson

For Henry and his big dog Mudge, summer means going on a picnic in the park, taking a bath under the garden hose, and going to the top of the big green hill.

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Thunder Doesn't Scare Me!

Lynea Bowdish, John Wallace

When thunder makes a young girl and her dog afraid, they decide to make as much noise as the storm.

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When Tiny Was Tiny

Cari Meister

When Tiny was a puppy, he fit inside a shoe. He fit in a bag, and he even fit in a pocket. Then Tiny grew, and now he is too big for his doghouse. He is too big to lick his friend's face--yuck! Young readers will enjoy this sweet, funny story ab

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Penny and Clover, Up and Over

Erica S. Perl

Learning to read doesn't need to be ruff with this rhyming tail about a pair of lovable pups! Penny is a small, frisky puppy. Clover is a big, careful canine. While Penny has no problem jumping over a log, Clover isn't so sure she can do it

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I Am Jax, Protector of the Ranch

Catherine Stier

Spend a day in the life of a livestock guardian dog! Jax the Great Pyrenees has a big job. After the Texas sun goes down, it’s up to him and two other LGDs to protect their ranch from predators. But when the lead dog gets hurt, Jax and a young pup

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Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery

David A. Adler

Detectives are supposed to find things, but one day at the park, Bones loses just about everything: his magnifying glass, his dog, and even his detective bag. Can Detective Jeffrey Bones find the things he lost?

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Go, Dog, Go!

Philip D. Eastman

Whether by foot, boat, car, or unicycle, P. D. Eastman's lovable dogs demonstrate the many ways one can travel in this condensed, board-book version perfect for babies and toddlers.

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Dog's New Coat

Margaret Nash

When Dog gets a new spotted coat he quickly decides he does not like it, but every time he tries to get rid of the coat it comes back to him.

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Marley: Messy Dog

John Grogan

When Mommy decides to surprise Cassie with a newly painted bedroom, Marley wants to help. But by the time he's done, the messy dog is in need of a little help himself!

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Stella

Thea Feldman

Stella is a real dog. She is a special dog with an important job. Stella is a therapy dog and she creates happiness wherever she goes. That makes her a hero to many people. Read her story to find out more about Stella and what makes her a hero dog.

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A Dog for Each Day

Lynea Bowdish

Describes Bertha McCain's seven dogs, one for each day of the week.

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Dog Meets Dog

Bernice Myers

Big Dog and Little Dog meet, become friends, and have adventures together.

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