D is for Dog Booklist- Alphabet Activities For All Ages

D is for Dog - 15 Books About Man's Best Friend on Vicki-Arnold.com

Life has been kind of crazy around our house. For the last week or so, we’ve been dealing with some sinus issues. We owe a big thanks to the lovely, steady weather we’ve had around here. And, yes, that is sarcasm.

We had a day of weather in the 50’s and after the polar vortex weather of January and most of February, it might as well have been in the 80’s. My kids spent the day running around outside and 3 of the 4 ended up with runny noses the next day. Sigh.

Anyways, you didn’t really come here to read some whiny drivel, did you? No, you came to see what fun alphabet activities we did for D. Well, actually, you may have come for E because that is what is on the schedule for today, but alas, sick kids = less blogging time = no D post the last two weeks.

Can you forgive me?

So this week, I have your D booklist and next week, I will have a post for E. And, Lord willing, it will have some activities with it because I have a science experiment I’d like to do for it, too.

D is for Dog Booklist

Remember, I list the title, author, and include the library call number for the book in parentheses so you can find the titles easily at your local library. You can click on any title link to order the book from Amazon, if you prefer to build your own library. I like to do a little of both. Ok, a lot of both.

Board Books for Toddlers

I had to include this little section because my little guy just loves these books too much to leave them out.

  • Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman (Easy Eastman) – My two year old almost has this one memorized. It’s quite adorable to listen to. We own this little book.
  • Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray (Easy Murray) – This library find will probably be added to our board book collection soon. He loves to point out all the doggies in the book. I love the vintage feel to the illustrations.

Dog Picture Books

These books are fun picture books either about dogs or feature dogs.

  • Dancing Dogs by Philip Ross Norman (Easy Norman) – A fun story about the classic dynamic between dogs and cats. (Not on Amazon.)
  • Don’t Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs by Wendy Wahman (j636.7 qW137 2009) – A silly how-to book on the do’s and don’ts of meeting new dogs.
  • Name That Dog! Puppy Poems from A to Z by Peggy Archer (j811.54 qA672n 2010) – My favorite is the Doberman Pinscher named Thor.
  • Dog Blue by Polly Dunbar (Easy Dunbar) – A sweet story about a boy who loved the color blue and wanted a dog.
  • Boo ABC by J.H. Lee, Photographs by Gretchen LeMaistre (Easy Lee) – A photographic alphabet journey with the “world’s cutest dog” which is a pretty accurate title. My toddler picked it up and kept saying “cute, cute” as he looked at the cover.
  • Hachiko by Pamela S. Turner (j636.700952 T951 2004) – A true story about a loyal dog from Japan.

Non-Fiction Dog Books

These books tend to have more words than pictures, but are still suitable for preschoolers and elementary students.

  • Ordinary Dogs, Extraordinary Friendships by Pam Flowers (j636.7 F644 2013) – An inspirational book with 11 short stories about loyalty, courage, and compassion.
  • Hero Dogs: Courageous Canines in Action by Donna M. Jackson (j636.7 qJ12 2003) – Lots of stories here of how dogs are helpful in crisis situations.
  • Farm Dogs by Kathryn Clay (j636.7 C619 2013) – A short book with info on the jobs that dogs perform around a farm.
  • Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz (j636.7 K19 2011) – Kind of a day in the life book told with photos and a fun narrative.
  • Great Pets: Big Dogs by Joyce Hart (j636.7 H325 2008) – Lots of information in this book.
  • Dogs Have Puppies by Emily J. Dolbear (j636.707 D661 2001) – My kids love this series of books (Animals and Their Young) and I do, too. Each book is full of photos of cute baby animals!
  • 101 Adorable Breeds: Dogs by Rachael Hale (636.71 qH163 2008) – 101 breeds, with 101 photos. This is a great book.

Today, that is all I have for you. Maybe in the future I will get the chance to make you a corresponding printable. Have a great time reading about man’s best friend!

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