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10 books about dogs
Pick up one of these featured titles on dogs in May 2021.
The Dog Encyclopedia for Kids by Tammy Gagne
This book was published 4 years ago by Capstone Young Readers and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are born with extra toes. Dalmatians are born without spots. Some Siberian Huskies have one blue eye and one brown eye. Learn all about the characteristics of various dog breeds and much more! Packed with amazing photographs and fun facts, dog owners and fans will get an in-depth look at these curious, lovable canines.
James Herriot's Dog Stories by James Herriot
This book was published 6 years ago by Griffin and takes approximately 15.5 hours to read.
In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have come to love so much. Fifty memorable tales move us to both laughter and tears, and Herriot's personal introduction and notes make this tribute by a master storyteller to man's best friend a book to read, reread, and be treasured for years to come.
National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs: All the Canine Facts, Photos, and Fun You Can Get Your Paws On! by Becky Baines
This book was published 9 years ago by National Geographic Kids and takes approximately 2.1 hours to read.
Dogs are man's best friend! They are intelligent, inquisitive, compassionate, and funny! Their friendliness combined with their ability to connect to humans make dogs one of the most loved animals in the world. "Everything Dogs" explores the world of these extraordinary animals! Kids will learn all about the characteristics that define dogs, their daily lives, the different breeds, and much, much more! Packed with fun facts and amazing photographs, features "Expert's Corners" that provide exciting, real-life experiences with dogs from a National Geographic explorer, and cool and interactive activities, kids will get an in-depth look at these curious, furry, and lovable creatures--
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz
This book was published 11 years ago by Scribner and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
A psychologist offers insight into the canine mind, drawing on current cognitive research to illuminate a dog's perceptual abilities and the experiences that shape dog behavior, with stories about the author and her canine friend.
Bring Jade Home: The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone and the People Who Searched for Her by Michelle Caffrey
This book was published 3 years ago by Farcountry Press and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
Imagine your dog, suddenly lost in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park. Alone. At night. Surrounded by wolves and grizzly bears. Day after day, week after week. How far would you go to find your dog? Time is running out. Predators. Frigid nights. A dangerous landscape. Starvation. Bring Jade Home is the gripping true story of Jade, a young Australian shepherd, who disappears into Yellowstone's wilderness after a horrific car wreck. Despite their injuries and against doctor's orders, her owners David and Laura leave the Trauma Center to begin a desperate search - can they find Jade before it's too late? The perfect read for dog lovers and wilderness enthusiasts alike, Bring Jade Home is the heartwarming tale of the owners, park employees, and huge search effort to bring Jade home. This story will melt your heart and renew your faith in dogs - and people.
Pawverbs for a Dog Lover’s Heart: Inspiring Stories of Friendship, Fun, and Faithfulness by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley
This book was published last year by Tyndale Momentum and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
A dog's love is one of life's greatest blessings. Your dog doesn't ask you to be anyone other than yourself. When you're with your dog, you don't have to worry about what you say or what you look like; all your canine friend wants is you (and food, and belly rubs, and treats). But dogs are even more than our best friends--they can be our wise teachers, sharing lessons that stay in our hearts forever. Every day, they show us the value of listening and loyalty; what it means to trust and obey; and the importance of just sitting with someone and being a friend. God has given us animals, ultimately, to point us to Himself--to the One who is always there and who loves unconditionally. Pawverbs for a Dog Lover's Heart is a collection of stories with beautiful photographs, each featuring a real-life animal and sharing a principle from the book of Proverbs. You'll not only find inspiring and heartwarming tales, but spiritual truths to touch your heart and remind you of God's unfailing love, wisdom, and grace.
Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds by Nancy Hajeski
This book was published 5 years ago by Firefly Books and takes approximately 17.9 hours to read.
Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds packs in a lot of information. Illustrations, text, charts, tables and icons make it an ideal reference for all dog lovers, who will enjoy flipping through the pages. The over 450 breeds are thoroughly researched and represent canines from around the world. They range from rare breeds for the dog lover that wants something different, to the favorite breeds that make for a reliable choice. There are ancient breeds and modern breeds, including the "designer dogs" that have become so popular in recent years. The over 450 breeds are organized into various categories, such as type (which share loosely common ancestry and traits), purpose, and more. For example, Spitz-Type Dogs typically have thick and dense fur, pointed ears and muzzles, and puffy tails that curl up and over their rears. They descend from ancient breeds that came from Arctic regions. Spitz dogs include the Akita, Canaan, American Eskimo, and the Pomeranian. Each breed is described on one page and includes these details: English and any alternative names, place of origin and year of first known introduction Icons and keys indicating all available coat colors; exercise requirements; graph indicating average weight, height and life expectancies At a Glance chart rating Intelligence; Ease of training; Affection; Playfulness; Good guard dogs; Good with children; Good with other dogs; and Grooming required. Descriptive text and a brief history of the breed Two color photographs, one adult and one puppy. Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds is a fabulous reference. In addition to the hundreds of breeds of all type, origin and purpose, the book includes the many designer breeds developed over the last couple of decades, making it undoubtedly the most up to date and detailed breed book currently available.
Devoted: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life With Dogs by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
Category: Plants & Animals
This book was published 8 years ago by National Geographic and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
A gift book collection of inspiring dog stories combines uplifting photographs with accounts of canine companions who comfort veterans, detect cancer, learn to surf and engage in rescue operations.
A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose, 1) by W. Bruce Cameron
Category: Family Life
This book was published 5 years ago by Forge and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
A Dog’s Purpose—which spent a year on the New York Times Best Seller list—is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. A Dog’s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone (Zombieland, TV’s Gilmore Girls). The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media will be distributed by Universal Pictures. Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose. Bailey's story continues in A Dog's Journey, the charming New York Times and USA Today bestselling direct sequel to A Dog's Purpose.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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