10 Best Pet Books for Young Readers – Pet Day

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How’s your relationship with your favorite furry friend? Pet Day – 11th Apr, 2016 is a chance to show your cat, dog, tortoise even your crazy goat some love.

But wait, we don’t own pets at home. It’s probably the perfect time to get one.

At almost 6, my son really wants a pet of his own even though he gets to play with his grandparent’s pet dog whenever he visits them. It is also not practical for us to own one.  So, I did the next best thing. I read books about pets to him. If you have young kids and have pets or are thinking about getting one in the near future, these 10 books are perfect for the little animal lovers at home!

A compilation of books that we absolutely adore about pets, about getting them, about wanting some unusual pets and more!

10 Best Pet Books for Young Readers10 Best Pet Books for Young Readers - Love Your Pet Day - A compilation of books about pets & loving them that are perfect for the young animal lovers at home.


This Moose Belongs to me by Oliver Jeffers

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Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=0763627631&Format= SL250 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=artsyccom 20ir?t=artsyccom 20&l=li3&o=1&a=0763627631 The boy in this story wanted a pet that could run, fetch and cuddle, but instead he gets a Goldfish! He names him Norman. The boy tries to swap the fish with no luck. Eventually, the boy accepts Norman, and won’t trade him for the world. It is a lovely reassuring story and “ Not Norman” has a completely different climax at the very end. See the video of the book  

Let’s get a pup by Bob Graham

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What pet to get by Emma Dodd

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B011T7Q9K2&Format= SL250 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=artsyccom 20ir?t=artsyccom 20&l=li3&o=1&a=B011T7Q9K2 A little boy wants some wild animal as pets, and he enlists them to his mom who with calm, reassuring words lets him know why they could not have those animals as pets. Adorable book, with big pictures, perfect for the 2 plus animal lovers.  

The New Puppy by The Anholts

9781408302101 us The Anholts in the forward, have mentioned that this story is completely inspired by the time when their child had wanted a pet. Vintage illustrations add warmth to this already beautiful story.

My Cat Just Sleeps by Joanne Partis

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Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

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The Pigeon wants a Puppy by Mo Willems

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=1423109600&Format= SL250 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=artsyccom 20ir?t=artsyccom 20&l=li3&o=1&a=1423109600 This story is about how the Pigeon wants to have a puppy and constantly keeps telling the readers about how it will try to take care of the puppy and love it. However, what will the Pigeon think when its wish actually comes true? IF you enjoy the Pigeon series, you will love this one as well.

Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=0399226168&Format= SL250 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=artsyccom 20ir?t=artsyccom 20&l=li3&o=1&a=0399226168 Officer Buckle is boring students every day with his safety talks. Students and don’t pay any attention to him. Then one day, Officer Buckle gets a side-kick named Gloria. While Officer Buckle is up before the audience, Gloria is play acting the tip right behind him. Suddenly the children are sitting in their seats, laughing and enjoying the show. Amazing book, highly recommended!

What Pet Should I Get? (Classic Seuss)

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10 Best Pet Books for Young Readers - Love Your Pet Day - A compilation of books about pets & loving them that are perfect for the young animal lovers at home.

So what do you think of our list – 10 Best Pet Books for Young Readers . Are these your favorites too? Do you have more suggestions for us? Leave us a comment below and we’d be sure to check out the books.

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