Totally Fun Things
to Do with Your Dog
(Play with Your Pet) by Maxine Rock
Games and activities for
Kids and Canines…
Everything from basic training to frisbee throwing and jumping
through hoops…. Literally. This book’s upbeat language
and fun content make it a sure winner! What fun to try, and
even better, to read to a willing pet!
Complete Dog Book for Kids (AKC)
by American Kennel Club
This official publication of the American Kennel Club will be
a favorite with dog lovers. It advises readers on buying a dog,
responsibilities, rewards, and how to match a dog with one's situation.
More than 100 breeds, photos included, with information on history,
appearance, health, and "fun facts”, and good advice
about nutrition and health issues.
• Tips for finding the right dog for you
• Health care and training basics
• Information about the world of purebred dogs, from Junior
Showmanship competitions to the informal Canine Good Citizen program
Dog: What Kids Really Want to Know About Dogs (Kids' FAQs) by
Everything Dog is not a typical dog book… it answers Kids'
FAQs in an informal, kid-friendly way. What's a dog's tail for?
“How come my dog never seems to watch TV with me?”
“Can dogs remember stuff?” Author and journalist Marty
Crisp has carefully researched the answers to these types of questions,
and shares them here. Did you know that dogs date back 30 million
years? Did you know that dogs whose ears perk up can hear better,
while those whose ears droop down can smell better? Perfect for
young readers who are animal lovers, and for kids who are always
Dog's Best Friend: An Activity Book for Kids and Their
Dogs by Lisa Rosenthal, John Caruso
This guidebook helps children establish friendships with their
dogs and develop responsibility by caring for them... For Parents:
discusses things to consider before bringing a dog home, how to
choose the right one for your family, foster dog care as a preliminary
tryout, and more. The main text covers puppy care, "creature
comforts," safety, food, games, and projects. More than 60
activities including crafts, recipes, and games are suggested,
as are helpful hints to make vet visits and travel with pets easier.
Concluding sections have an extensive reading list.
Riley : A Kid's First Lab Puppy by Doug
Take a rambunctious boy, an equally high-spirited Labrador puppy,
and parents who want to channel these restless energies in positive
directions. Add to this combination of yips and yells and puppy-dog
tales several real lessons that kids and adults can use to train
their own retriever puppies – and the result is a delightful
children's storybook that can be read aloud and shared with the
…By participating in the hands-on training of Riley, Tyler
learns important lessons about friendship, discipline, and responsibility
– lessons he applies in the nick of time to help save his
young dog from impending disaster.
Raising Riley will be read enthusiastically by all kids and adults
who own a dog or anticipate getting one. And children who have
read Raising Riley will come away with not only a good story,
but the basis for training their own pet.
The Ball, Slim (Real Kids Readers. Level 1)
by Marcia Leonard, Dorothy Handelman
A beginning reader illustrated
with clear, full-color photographs of people and props dramatically
placed on all-white backgrounds. The books feature twins Tim and
Jim playing with their dog. The characters' exaggerated expressions
provide readers with obvious picture clues. These phonics-based
stories are appropriate for beginning readers, and include suggestions
for reading with children, and helpful phonics guidelines. Kids
will enjoy the simple antics of these characters and have successful