What could be better than curling up with a dog on your lap and a book in your hand? Well, how about if the book were about dogs? There are a ton of great dog books out there, covering a broad range of genres and reading levels. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites for the whole family to enjoy, all of them under $10.
by Sara Swan Miller
This sweet book is designed to stimulate and delight both dogs and children! It’s accessible and encouraging to early readers; they can practice reading aloud to the dog with this interactive book. Stories are addressed to the dog, and include reminders of “what a good dog you are.” I have personally seen dogs totally entranced by this book.
Walter the Farting Dog ($7.37)
by William Kotzwinkle
Okay, hear me out: the premise is a little crude, but it is HIGHLY RELATABLE. I mean, doesn’t everyone,from time to time, feel like a relentlessly stinky rescue dog in need of love ? No? That’s just me? Well, maybe you’ll identify with the family that loves their smelly dog! This is a fun picture book for younger kids.
The Knife of Never Letting Go ($6.70)
by Patrick Ness
Warning: Don’t pick this one up unless you like crying. This is a compelling, addictive sci-fi novel about a young boy living in a world of men infected with a virus that makes all thoughts audible. Sounds pretty rough, right? At the center of the story is the boy’s friendship with his dog, whose thoughts he can hear. Get ready to fall hard for them both.
Flush: A Biography ($9.99 on Kindle)
by Virginia Woolf
For the erudite dog lover: Inspired by the personal letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Virginia Woolf wrote this account of the life of their dog, imagining a dog’s eye view of the lives of the great poets.
Dog Lovers’ Adult Coloring Book ($7.40)
You’ve probably heard by now of the therapeutic benefits of coloring, and may have experienced it firsthand. But combined with your love of dogs…this is a “peanut butter meets chocolate” moment, people. We may have hit #peakchill.
Marnie the Dog: I’m a Book ($6.58)
by Shirley Braha and Marnie the Dog
Marnie took the internet by storm with her heartwarming rescue story and oh my god that face! Even if you’re unfamiliar with her adorable Instagram account, this book is a must-have for cuteness enthusiasts.
by Cat Warren
A captivating exploration of the science behind dogs’ remarkable sense of smell that weaves together scientific data and the author’s personal narrative. As informative as it is hard to put down, you’ll walk away from this book knowing a whole lot about cadaver dogs (yes, really) and the strength of the dog/human bond.
No matter their age or interests, there’s a book out there for every dog lover. Hit the couch and snuggle up with a dog and a dog book for maximum enjoyment. Happy reading!