“Paws to Read” Books for Summer Reading

2014 Summer Reading Program “Paws to Read”

For Little Ones (ages two – five)

Pet ShowSwenson, Jamie. Boom! Boom! Boom!

Bruel, Nick. Bad Kitty School Daze.

Helakoski, Leslie. Doggone Feet!

Kulka, Joe. My Crocodile Does Not Bite.

Taylor, Thomas. The Pets You Get.

Cocca-Leffler, Maryann. A Vacation for Pooch.

Best, Cari. Ava and the Real Lucille.

Teague, Mark. Dear Mrs. Larue: Letters from Obedience School.

Keats, Ezra Jack. Pet Show!

LaRochelle, David. The Best Pet of All.

Morrison, Cathy. I Want a Pet!

Sauer, Tammi. Me Want Pet!

Siegel, Randy. My Snake Blake.

Meddaugh, Susan. Martha Speaks series.

Frazee, Marla. Boot and Shoe.

For Early Readers (ages five – six)

Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge series.  mr putter

Rylant, Cynthia. Mr. Putter and Tabby series.

Bridwell, Norman. Clifford the Big Red Dog series.

Heilbroner, Joan. A Pet Named Sneaker.

McKinlay, Megan. Duck for a Day.

Ries, Lori. Good Dog, Aggie.

Capucilli, Alyssa. Biscuit series.

Palmer, Helen. A Fish Out of Water. 

Moving-Up Transitional Books (ages six – eight)

BorisJoyner, Andrew. Boris Gets a Lizard.

Gallagher, Diana. Pet Friends Forever series.

Nees, Susan. Class Pets.

Barshaw, Ruth. Best Friends Fur-Ever.

Winkler, Henry. How to Scare the Pants off your Pets.

Wells, Rosemary. Ivy Takes Care.

McKay, Hilary. Lulu series.

Cleary, Henry. Henry and Ribsy.

Cameron, Ann. Spunky Tells All.

DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson series.

Averill, Esther. Jenny the Cat series.

For Tweens  (ages nine – twelve)

Lean, Sarah. A Dog Called Homeless.  Cheshire Cheese Cat

Woodrow, Allan. The Pet War.

Howe, James. Bunnicula series.

Ibbotson, Eva. One Dog and His Boy.

Beck, W.H. Malcolm at Midnight.

Burnford, Sheila. The Incredible Journey.

Rylant, Cynthia. Every Living Thing.

Mowat, Farley. Owls in the Family.

George, Jean Craighead. There’s an Owl in the Shower.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Shiloh series.

Cowley, Joy. Chicken Feathers.

Birney, Betty G. Adventure According to Humphrey.

Jennings, Patrick. My Homework Ate My Homework.

Angus, Sam. Soldier Dog.

Deedy, Carmen Agra. The Cheshire Cheese Cat.

Applegate, Katherine. The One and Only Ivan.

DeFelice, Cynthia. Wild Life.

Nuzum, K.A. The Leanin’ Dog.

Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows.

Bauer, Michael Gerard. Just a Dog.

Santat, Dan. Sidekicks.

Stine, R.L. Little Shop of Hamsters.

Feiffer, Jules. A Room with a Zoo.


Pet ProjectWheeler, Lisa. The Pet Project: Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses.

Katz, Susan. Oh, Theodore! Guinea Pig Poems.

Singer, Marilyn. Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom.

MacLachlan, Patricia. Cat Talk.


Moberg, Julia. Presidential Pets.   ER Vets

Townsend, John. Amazing Animal Helpers.

Turner, Pamela S. Hachiko: the True Story of a Loyal Dog.

Jackson, Donna M. ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room.

Herriot, James. James Herriot’s Treasury for Children.

King-Smith, Dick. I Love Guinea Pigs.

George, Jean Craighead. A Tarantula in my Purse.

Selbert, Kathryn. War Dogs: Churchill and Rufus.

Katz, Jon. Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm.

Muntean, Michaela. Stay! The True Story of Ten Dogs.

Penny Peck, San Jose State Univ. School of Library and Information Science

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