Picture Books ~ Dogs

Linda Bailey

Stanley's Party

JUV 398.8.B1534sp

Stanley is a good dog, but one night when his humans are out, he can't help throwing a wild party. 2003.


Caralyn Buehner

Superdog: The Heart of a Hero 
JUV 398.8.B8615s
Tired of being overlooked because he is so small, a big-hearted dog named Dexter transforms himself into a superhero. 2004

Peter Catalanotto
Daisy 1,2,3

JUV 398.8.C281da

The twenty Dalmatians in Mrs. Tuttle's obedience class each know who they are -- and so does clever Mrs. Tuttle. Her assistant, Doris, doesn't have a clue. 2003


Andrew Clelments


JUV 398.8.C5914do

When a homeless dog shows up at the back door, a family takes him in, feeds and bathes him, and names him Mooch, but as the day draws to a close, the kids await to see if Mooch will be allowed to become a new member of the family. 2007

Polly Dunbar

Dog Blue
JUV 398.8.D9114d
Bertie, who loves the color blue and really wants a dog, finally gets his wish even though the dog he meets is white with black spots. 2004

Bob Graham

Benny: An Adventure Story
JUV 398.8.G7602b
When Benny the dog steals the show from Brillo the magician, he is forced to look for a new home where his rare talents such as juggling and tap dancing will be appreciated. 1999


Stephen Huneck

Sally Goes to the Beach

JUV 398.8.H8934s

Sally, a black Labrador retriever, goes to the beach, where she enjoys various activities with other visiting dogs. 2000


Emily Jenkins


JUV 398.8.J4157s

Dumpling, a lonely dog with no sense of smell, moves with his family to the country and makes a new friend who takes some getting used to. 2008


Jordan, Sandra

Mr. and Mrs. Portly and Their Little Dog, Snack

JUV 398.8.J7663m

Snack is a very happy puppy when Mrs. Portly adopts him, but when persnickety Mr. Portly returns from a fishing trip, he banishes Snack to a doghouse until their mutual love of art, and a thief, bring them together. 2009.

Maira Kalman

What Pete Ate From A-Z
JUV 398.8.K124w
In this alphabet book, a child relates some of the unusual things eaten by Pete the dog, including an accordion, a lucky quarter, and cousin Rocky's underpants. 2001

David Lloyd

Polly Molly Woof Woof
JUV 398.8.L755p
The happy barking of Molly and her dog friends spreads happiness to their owners. The reader is asked to bark and sniff at various points in the story. 2000

Susan Meddaugh

Martha Speaks

JUV 398.8.M465m
Problems arise when Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup. 1996

Dianne Ochiltree

Pillow Pup
JUV 398.8.O163p
 Maggie the pup's favorite treat isn't a dog biscuit or a bone. It's a pillow! 2002

Marc Simont

Stray Dog
JUV 398.8.S612s
When a little dog appears at a family picnic, the girl and boy play with him all afternoon, and they name him Willy. At day's end they say good-bye. But the dog has won their hearts and stays on their minds. 2001

Art Spiegelman

I'm a Dog
JUV 398.8.S7547i
A dog explains how he came to be a book after falling foul of a wizard's curse. 1997

Helen Stephens

JUV 398.8.S8334p
 Victor, a very well-behaved dog, tries misbehaving in order to please his friend Butch but finds that it does not suit him. 2003


Mark Teague

LaRue For Mayor

JUV T221l

With Mrs. LaRue injured and in the hospital, Ike decides to uphold justice and take the laws of Snort City into his own paws. 2008

Margaret Wild

Pocket Dogs
JUV 398.8.W6437p
 Biff and Buff are two very small dogs who are happy to travel in Mr. Pockets's pockets, until Biff falls through a hole one day. 2001