The Best Fiction Books with Dogs for Dog Lovers of All Ages

If you love to read and love dogs, then here is a list of the best dog books for all ages. Whats better than reading a book about a dog that becomes the hero or follow the adventures of funny dogs getting into trouble! Curl up next to your pup and grab one of these books to read ​and bond with your dog.

Books with Dogs for Kids Grade K-8

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Marley's Big Adventure

Author: John Grogan
 Grades K - 3 

Marley has is a series of books, so if you like this one about Marley's Big Adventure, you can continue to read about other adventures. 

​A Dog by any Other Name is Not the Same

Author: ​JG Piper
 Grades ​​​K - ​​​4 

​Reviewed ​by my 10 year old daughter.

This is a fun book that talks about different dog breeds, their personalities and what makes them ​each unique. ​Beautiful illustrations, a great book to read with the entire family. 

Fire Dog Heroes

Author: Linda Bozzo
 Grades 2 - 4  

​Reviewed ​by my 10 year old daughter.

I enjoyed this book because it explains how fire dogs are trained, what they do when working do and then what they do when they can not work any more.

​Tornado

Author: Brian Dennis
 Grades ​2 - 5 

​A story is told about a dog that appeared from a tornado, and how special this dog was. The story is told by Pete ​they wait out the tornado they are experiencing at the moment.

Nubs

Author: Brian Dennis
 Grades 3 - 5 

Reviewed by my 10 year old daughter.

Nubs is a true story about a dog that wants to find a human to call his own. Once he found that person, which happens to be a Marine, he will do anything to stay with him, even if it means searching 70 miles for him.

I liked reading this book because it shows why you should never give up on the things you love. I also like this book because it shows a true story about a miracle.

Clementine For Christmas

Author:
Daphne Benedis-Grab
Grades 3 - 7  

Reviewed by my 10 year old daughter.

This was a fun book to read about how three kids: Josie, Oscar, and Gabby find a way to save Christmas.

I like this book because shows that if you do something good, then you may get something good in return.

The Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes

Author: Marlane Kennedy
 Grades 4 - 7  

​Reviewed ​by my 10 year old daughter.

I like this book because it is about rescuing a dog and shows how to never give up and keep trying even if something does not work the first time. I also like this book because Charlotte helps people in need and at the same time she gives a dog a good home.

Mountain Dog

Author: Margarita Engle
 Grades 4 - 7  

Reviewed by my 10 year old daughter.

Tony's mom gets arrested for of teaching dogs to fight, her son has to go to his uncle's house. I like this book because they have a search and rescue dog and Tony gets to go on rescue missions with his uncle and his dog.

Cracker the Best Dog in Vietnam

Author: Cynthia Kadohata
 Grades 5 - 8  

Reviewed by my 10 year old daughter.

I like this book because it shows what a veteran and a war dog does and what they go through. It also shows how you might not be good right now but after you try hard in training you can be the best.

Books with Dogs for ​Teens ​and Adults

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​Dogsong

Author: ​Gary Paulsen​
 Grades 7 - ​9 

​This auth​or has a way to keep kids captivated in the story. 

War Dogs

Author: Rebecca Frankel
 Grades 7 - 10  

If you enjoy reading about military dogs and their work and how they are trained, this will be a great read for you. The authors experience is evident in the story line.

Doglands

Author: Tim Willocks
 Grades 7 - 12  

A fun story told through the dogs perspective. A dogs courage and adventure will keep you captivated and maybe even shed a tear.

​A Dog's Purpose

Author: ​​W. Bruce Cameron
 Grade​ ​9 to Adult  

​The Dog Who Saved Me

Author: ​Susan Wilson
 Grade​ ​9 to Adult 

​One Good Dog

Author: Tim Willocks
 Grade​ ​9 to Adult 

​Lessons from Tara

Author: ​​​David Rosenfelt
 Grade​ ​9 to Adult  

​​James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories

Author: ​​James Herriot
 Grade​ ​9 to Adult 

Who Let the Dog Out?

Author: ​Andy Carpenter
 Grade​ ​9 to Adult 

​Make sure to comment below if you've read any of these books, or have a favorite dog book you'd like to add to the list.

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About the Author Debi@RescueDogs101

Debi McKee is a life-long dog lover and owner, volunteers for Fetch WI, fostering rescue dogs, performing home visits and more. She also attends every dog training seminar available to her, and is continually looking for ways to build her knowledge of dog adoption, health and training. Her goal is to guide you through every step of your dog journey. Read her story and learn about the dogs behind Rescue Dogs 101. If you have a question, please feel free to send Debi a message here.

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