10 Delightful Dog Books Perfect for Young Children
Posted on November 23, 2018
by Patti L
Harry the dog likes everything, except baths, so he runs away from home. But does he really want to give up a warm home and loving family?
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Harry has many fun adventures in town, and manages to become so dirty, he no longer looks like a white dog with black spots. He becomes hungry and tired, and heads for home, hoping his family does not think he really ran away. But once home, his family does not recognize this black dog with white spots! How will Harry prove he’s their dog? Published originally in 1956 in black and white, this delightful book was re-released in 2002 with color added by the original illustrator, Margaret Bloy Graham.
Three more “Harry” books are listed below, along with other fun dog books.
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To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories, but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).
This is the latest in a series of blog posts exploring some of the things we love about these books.