There are so many fabulous books about amazing animals, it was hard to narrow this list down. From lively characters to fun facts about the animal kingdom, we’ve included something for all ages here – even the littlest of animal lovers!
If you love to teach and learn new topics through literature; naturally find a variety of books about pets. Check out some of these books about pets for kids that the booksellers have listed below. Hope it helps you in your journey of learning more about pets and maybe even becoming a new pet owner.
If you're looking to adopt a new animal or just want to teach your kids about pets and pet care, here are some books to get you started.
What Pet Should I Get? by Dr Seuss
This new addition to the Dr Seuss library shows how it can be difficult to choose a pet and make decisions. With Seuss’s signature fun rhymes and language, this is perfect for any child. It also includes a note about Seuss’s own pets.
Let’s Get a Pup! Said Kate by Bob Graham
After Kate’s cat dies, she convinces her parents to get a dog. Graham’s book celebrates the idea of rescuing an animal and the idea that the pet chooses you, as Kate wants a puppy but falls in love with an older dog.
Sparky! by Jenny Offill, illustrated by Chris Appelhans
While in no way advocating getting a sloth as a pet, this is a very sweet book about accepting pets for what they are, rather than what we want them to be.
Dog Training for Kids by Vanessa Estrada-Marin
As dog-training advocate Vanessa Estrada-Marin writes, “Your loyal buddy is counting on you to teach them how to manage in your world.” What a wonderful way to reframe the concept of pet responsibility, right? This entertaining and accessible guidebook empowers kids to take over training, from the basics of leash manners all the way up to super-fun obstacle courses.
Children are naturally drawn to animals, whether in real life or in fiction. Find a set of favourite children's books about pets and animal friends. from the booksellers listed here.