What are the best books about dogs for children under twelve ?

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    #1Lessons from Shadow: My Life Lessons for Boys and Girls

    Lessons from Shadow: My Life Lessons for Boys and Girls

    Lessons from Shadow: My Life Lessons for Boys and Girls is a cultural picture book for children written by Shadow Bregman. It was first published in February 27, 2017 by AuthorHouse.


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    Judith Campbell
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This has to be the most heartwarming story about a rescue dog I have ever read. What's especially appealing about this book is that it is best appreciated by the little ones, children under twelve. It's about a rescue dog, but not in the sense of the dog being a recipient of kindness. It’s about a dog teaching others. Life lessons from an adopted but wise dog--children won't find any better. "
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    #2Dog Called Kitty

    Dog Called Kitty
    Dog Called Kitty by Bill Wallace is a great tale about a boy and his dog that shows kids how to treat animals with respect. It is an entertaining book for young readers.


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    Brandon Carpenter
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This is a great book for kids especially if they love animals it is a must have!"
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    #3James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories

    James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories
    James Herriot, one of the world's most famous vets writes in this book fifty different stories of his favorite animal, his dogs. Dogs of every size and breed are featured in this book, which will be enjoyed by every animal lover.


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    Bryan Brewer
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I like this book since it has various stories. It is a safer bet than a book with only one story."
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    Champ by Marcia Thornton Jones tells the story of a former champion show dog that goes through a difficult situation. It is a wonderful text that also teaches great values.


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    Liu Hou
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Who'd think a book about a three legged dog could be so endearing? Yet, it is, and teaches a valuable lesson. This is perfect for children to learn from."
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    #5Lassie Come-Home

    Lassie Come-Home

    After Joe's father loses his current job, they have no choice but to sell Lassie, but no matter how many times they sell him and how many different houses he lives in, he always manages to get back to Joe's house. To put an end to this situation, they send him to the remotest part of Scotland... but this is no challenge to Lassie. 


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    Rachel Soto
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Lassie Come-Home is a great classic children's book for the elementary age group. Our hero is of course Lassie, a collie, who is a constant companion and friend to Joe. This book will be loved by all."
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    #6The Trouble with Tuck

    The Trouble with Tuck
    The Trouble with Tuckt tells the story about a little girl and her dog Tuckt, a golden Labrador. It is a great tale, and a must book for anyone who loves animals.


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    Sonia Vásquez
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This book is so endearing. I read this to my kids at the daycare. They loved it so much and a few even made Tuck their imaginary dog friend. So cute!"
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    Mo, by Michelle Booth, is an amazing story for kids about a dog who can't bark but can talk. It is for sure an unusual tale that engaged kids' imagination.


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    Teresa Harvey
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "My children love these books! The characters are so real and enjoyable."
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    #8The 101 Dalmatians

    The 101 Dalmatians

    This book is the original novel about the story of 101 dalmatians who get stolen by Cruela de Vil, in order to skin them for their fur. Pongo and Missis are a couple of dalmatians who get most of their baby dogs stolen, and with the operation 'Twilight barking' they rescue them before it's too late. 


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    Ronald Herrera
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This classic novel is one of the greatest tails about dogs that there is. It will give you child a sense of satisfaction and entertainment as you read through the story to the end. Many lovable, and a couple not so lovable, characters will enthrall your child in the story and keep them wanting to read more and more. A great book, for any age."
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    #9I, Jack

    I, Jack

    I, Jack is a lovely book written by Patricia Finney that tells the adventures of Jack, a yellow Labrador Retriever. With a lot of humour, this text is perfect for kids who love dogs.


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    Crystal Lewis
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "I, Jack is a fantastic book for kids that love dogs. If your son or daughter just can't get enough of furry critters, check this book out."
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    #10Ladybug Girl

    Ladybug Girl
    Ladybug Girl by David Soman is a cute tale about the adventures of a girl with her basset hound dog Bingo. It is a lovely book full of imagination and beautiful illustrations.

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    Rose Douglas
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Very good book for small girls."
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    #11Where's Spot?

    Where's Spot?

    Where's Spot? is a children's book written by Eric Hill that contains colourful illustrations and simple texts. This bestseller (since 1980) is a "must-have" for parents that love to read bed stories to their kids.


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    Ruth Hansen
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "Where's Spot? i dont know, do you? Where's Spot? is a great book for the younger children. All 3 of my kids have enjoyed this book at bedtime. It was always a favorite, with my kids asking to hear it every few nights. Eric Hill has written many books for children I cant count how many Spot books their are. Where's Spot? though, that's the original short tale with amazing illustrations."
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    #12The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the first book in the Oz series written by L. Frank Baum which tells the story of Dorothy and her dog named Toto after they find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. 


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    Shirley Ford
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A definite classic, with a lovely relationship between a little girl and her dog. I have to admit after reading this book when I was nine years old, I begged my mother for a dog about a hundred times because I needed a companion to get thru the unknown future dangers with. I think this book is great for kids, it's whimsical, magical, and transports you to another world that you've never known. "
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    #13Mapping Penny's World

    Mapping Penny's World

    Mapping Penny's World is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy. It aims to teach children how to make maps by telling the story of Lisa and her dog, Penny, as they try to map Penny's favorite trails and places.


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    Jonathan Montgomery
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "A super cute book. Kids will love it. The main character in the dog are so adorable in this book. "


Best What are the best books about dogs for children under twelve
1Lessons from Shadow: My Life Lessons for Boys and GirlsBooks 33 Paid
2Dog Called KittyBooks 31 Paid
3James Herriot's Favorite Dog StoriesBooks 28 Paid
4ChampBooks 24 Paid
5Lassie Come-HomeBooks 17 Paid
6The Trouble with TuckBooks 12 Paid
7MoBooks 8 Paid
8The 101 DalmatiansBooks 7 Paid
9I, JackBooks 4 Paid
10Ladybug GirlBooks 3 Paid

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