Books for Young Children

The Detective Dog

by Julia Donaldson

Age 3-7

Julia Donaldson has produced yet another gem of a children's book. The enchanting story of Nell the dog with a keen sense of smell and a pile of missing school library books. You are guaranteed to be asked to read it again and again.

What will children learn? Interesting fact about dogs' sense of smell and how they can "see" things through it the way we can not even start to imagine. Dogs also make wonderful listeners and love to be read to! What a wonderful way to spend time in a company of your dog and a good book.

"Let's Get a Pup!" said Kate

by Bob Graham

Age 3-7

A touching story of a family adopting not one but two rescue dogs from a rescue cenre. It will bring joy and smiles to children's faces and will tug at your heartstrings. A delightful story of compassion and warm feeling we get afterwards.

What will children learn? Compassion and that we all deserves a chance for a better life no matter their apperarance and age.

Who wants to be a poodle I don't

by Lauren Child

Age 4-8

This is a delightful story of pampered poodle Trixie Twinkle Toes Trot-alot-Delight longing to be treated like a real dog and allowed to paddle in puddles. Will her oh ever so glamorous owner Mademoiselle Verity Brulee realize that? Lovely text  accompanied with Lauren Child's unmistakable illustrations.

What will children learn? To see the world from dog's point of view.

Laika : Astronaut Dog

by Owen Davey

Age 5-8

Laika was a stray on the streets of Moscow, chosen to be the first animal launched into orbit. Meet the amazing dog whose brave journey into space paved the way for humankind to follow. This version of Laika's story has a twist ending which will leave you in tears. May all stray dogs find their loving families they dream of. Beautifully written and illustrated by Owen Davey.

What will children learn? Facts about what dogs have done for humankind but most importantly that they long for and deserve a loving home.