Book Scouts: Pet Reads

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is “Tails and Tales”, so all summer we’re highlighting books about animals!

In the video below, School Age Program Coordinator Jennifer Johnson shares some of her favorite stories about pets. And you can find even more books about pets in the following list. These books are intended for kids ages 5-12.

Click the titles to browse and put them on hold to pick up at the Circulation Desk or curbside. Call (423) 434-4458 for more information on any of these books. You can also request a Book Bundle about pets and our librarians will pick some books for you!

Picture Books

Bad Dog by Mike Boldt

Cats are a Liquid by Rebecca Donnelly

Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home by Guojing

Champ and Major: First Dogs by Joy McCullough

Truman by Jean Reidy


Beginning Reader

Otter: What Pet Is Best? By Sam Garton


Graphic Novels

Cassandra: Animal Psychic (series) by Isabelle Bottier

Pets On the Loose! (series) by Victoria Jamieson

Chi’s Sweet Home (series) by Konami Kanata

Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

Katie the Catsitter by Colleen Venable


Juvenile Fiction

Saving Marty by Paul Griffin

Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings

Hissy Fitz by Patrick Jennings

A Tomcat’s Tale by Hannah Johansen

Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet (series) by Jacqueline Kelly

The Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes by Marlane Kennedy

Dogs of World War II (series) by Kirby Larson

Good Dog, McTavish by Meg Rosoff


Juvenile Nonfiction

Why Do Cats Meow? By Nick Crumpton

Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets by Ann Love

If You Want a Friend in Washington: Wacky, Wild & Wonderful Presidential Pets by Erin McGill

Dog on Board: The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Gidget the Surfing Dog by Elizabeth Rusch

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