Here is a collection of dog related books I've read, or have had recommended to me. Alphabetical by Subject, Title, then Author.
For your child, or just the young at heart. I bought “Busy Doggies” under the auspices of gifting it to my little neice, but I just can’t let go. It’s such a pure, simple, dog-lover’s delight.Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery
, by James and Deborah HoweI had to post the s
ynopsis, because this is (notice "is" not "was" - no shame whatsoever) one of my all-time favorite books...Harold the dog and Chester the cat are the contented pets of the kind Monroe family. Their life is gentle and quite--until the Monroes bring home a new pet, a rabbit they've named Bunnicula because they found it at the local movie theater while watching a screening of DRACULA. Bunnicula looks like your run-of-the-mill bunny to Harold, but Chester insists that Bunnicula has fangs, and the black markings on his white fur make it look like he's wearing a cape. Then something strange starts happening--all the vegetables in the Monroe house are suddenly dry and shriveled, as if they've had all their juices sucked out of them. And could those be fang marks? Is Bunnicula really a vampire rabbit? (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunnicula for a list of the 20 other books featuring the Bunnicula characters)Busy Doggies
, by Beverly Sparks and John SchindelClifford, the Big Red Dog
, by Norman BridwellAn entire series devoted to this loveable guy.Doggies
, by Sandra BoyntonHarry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion Another little-Jen favorite. Kipper
, by Mick InkpenI just love hearing my neice, Maya's little voice in my head talking about her favorite PBS doggy, "Kippah."Lily the Lost Puppy
, written by Jenny Dale, illustrated by, Frank RodgersAdmission: never read this, just fell in love with Frank Rodgers' cover.Poky Little Puppy, The
, written by Janette Sebring and illustrated by Gustaf TenggrenSally Goes to theMountains
, by Stephen HuneckRead his whole woodblock illustrated series.
Whistle for Willie, by Ezra Jack Keats
Here I found an old favorite, “Big Dog, Little Dog” in Spanish. I’m sure plenty of other can be found in translation.
Perro Grande...Perro Pequeno: Un Cuento De Las Buenas Noches, por P. D. Eastman
These are books that sounds great, but as I’ve never read them, I cannot actually recommend them.
Life is Good!: Lessons in Joyful Living
Doga: Yoga for Dogs, by Jennifer Brilliant and William Berloni
It was bound to happen. I mean, who does the best Downward Dog anyhow?
, by Trixie Koontz, Dean Koontz (Editor)Yes, The Dean Koontz. Here, jumping out of his professionally spooky voice, he apparently is demoted to editing his dog, Trixie.Living With Dogs: Tales of Love, Commitment, and Enduring Friendship
by Henry Korman and Mary Ellen KormanI & Dog
, by The Monks of New SketeMy Lead Dog Was a Lesbian: Mushing Across Alaska in the Iditarod-The World's Most Grueling Race
, by Brian Patrick O'DonoghueMy Therapist's Dog: Lessons in Unconditional Love
, by Diana WellsThree Dog Bakery Cookbook: Over 50 Recipes for All-Natural Paw-Lickin
Treats for Your Dog
, by Dan Dye, Mark BeckloffWho Moved My Bone: A Guide for Multi--Dog Households
, by Theresa MancusoHeath:
For the Life of Your Dog: A Complete Guide to Having a Dog From Adoption and Birth Through Sickness and Health
, by Greg Louganis and Betsy Siino SikoraYes, the Greg Louganis.Humor:Mutts Sunday Afternoons
, by Patrick McDonnellNew Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons, TheI love this one by, Danny Shanahan, Published in The New Yorker May 8, 1989
Why Dogs are Better than Men
, by Jennifer Bermanhttp://www.jenniferberman.com/pages/product/product.htmlMy husband and I love all her comics in The Funny Times. Jennifer's online comic page is currently under construction.Mutts: My absolute favorite breed. Just Mutts: A Tribute to the Rogues of Dogdom
, by Gene Hill and Steve SmithI just love this little guy on the cover! I keep hearing Jack's voice in my head saying, "Just Mutts!"Mostly Mutts: Unforgettable Photographs of Man's Best Friend
, by Darwin
WiggettMy new favorite photographer.
Mutts: America's Dogs
, by Brian Kilcommons, Michael Capuzzo
Underdog: A Celebration of Mutts, The, by Julia SzaboNon-Fiction:Getting Lucky: How One Special Dog Found Love and a Second Chance at
, by Denise Flaim, Susan MarinoI haven't read this yet, but my friend, Poppy, brought it back for me from The Martha Stewart Show. Apparently the authors were guest staring; She said she was very moved. I'm looking forward to starting it!
Touring and Travelling:
DogFriendly.com's United States And Canada Dog Travel Guide
, by Len Kain and Tara
KainDog Lover's Companion to New York City, The
, by Christian J. Lau and Joanna DowneyNovels:
Sight Hound, by Pam Houstonhttp://www.pamhouston.net/sighthound.htmlI love Pam Houston so much. I've read everything by her. She seems to me the soul sister of Dar Williams, if that makes any sense. Well, I guess it does, becuase Pam quotes Dar in one of her books.Timbuktu: A Novel
, by Paul AusterFun, quick, very Auster, written from our dog hero's point of view, but never cheesy.Science:
Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: And Other Unexplained
Powers of Animals
, by Rupert Sheldrake
Dogwatching, by Desmond Morris
Dog Is My Co-Pilot: Great Writers on the World's Oldest Friendship, from the editors of Bark
James Herriot's Dog Stories, by James Herriot
Literary dog: Great contemporary dog stories, The, by Jeanne Schinto
Old Dogs Remembered, by Bud Johns
Cesar's Way: The Natural, Commonsense Guide to Understanding And Correcting
All Common Dog Problems, by Cesar Millan
How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog
Owners, by Monks of New Skete
How To Talk To Your Dog, by Jean Craighead George