Picture books
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DogBoswell's Life of BoswellClaude the DogDogboyHuntedSmelly BillSome

Spy DogSpy DogSpy DogSpy DogSpy DogSecret
            SantaTeacher's PetJoke BookSpy PupsSpy Pups Prison Break

A New Beginning #1Muddy Paws #2Cloud Capes #3Star of the Show #4Party Dreams #5A Forest Charm #6Twirling Tails #7
School Mischief # 8Classroom PrincessFriendship ForeverThe Perfect SecretSparkling SkatesSpellbound at SchoolSunshine Shimmers

Boswell's Life of Boswell (Evelyn Leavens)

Written and beautifully illustrated by the author.

Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (1976)

Claude the Dog - A Christmas Story (Dick Gackenbach)

Claude is a happy Basset Hound, who lives with a good family; at Christmas, his humans give him lots of presents. Claude has a friend, Bummer, who isn't so lucky...

Publisher: Sandpiper (1984)

Dog (Matthew Van Fleet) 

Twenty dog breeds for children to play!

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (2007)
Brian Stanton

Dogboy (Christopher Russell)

Brind, an English boy, lives like a dog in Sir Edmund's kennels, with the best Mastiffs in the Kingdom. When his master goes to war (against France), he and the dogs go along. Glaive is the leader of the Mastiffs — and Brind's best friend. The war is tough, there are many casualties. And, surprise — they find a friend among the French: Aurélie, who hates the "locust pigs", but has no choice than joying them to survive.

The sequel: Hunted.

Publisher: Greenwillow Books (2006)
Reading level: ages 9-12

Dogmagic (Holly Webb)

"Eleven-year-old Lottie is enjoying life at her uncle's magical pet shop. Ariadne the witch is giving magic lessons to Lottie and her familar, Sofie the dachshund. Even school is becoming fun now that she has a new best friend, Ruby. But can Lottie trust Ruby? What would her new friend say if she knew Lottie had magical powers?"

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (2009)
Reading level: Ages 9-12

Hunted (Christopher Russell)

"Brind, who was raised with Sir Edmund's pack of hunting dogs, is the huntsman of Dowe Manor. Together with his best friend, the mastiff Glaive, and the rest of the pack, he protects Sir Edmund, Lady Beatrice, and their foster daughter, Aurélie. But suddenly a tragedy strikes, one that Brind cannot prevent. In a fit of grief, Sir Edmund throws Brind, Glaive, and Aurélie — and her puppy, Gabion — out of the manor. Everywhere they turn, the vicious and lethal Black Death closely follows, as though they are bringing it with them. Can they evade this invisible enemy, as well as the angry mobs, the rogue soldiers, and the other sinister figures now threatening them?"

Publisher: HarperCollins  (2007)
Reading level: Ages 9-12

Magic Puppy (Sue Bentley)

"Storm is the only young wolf left from his family in the magic Moon-claw pack after the evil wolf, Shadow, wounds his mother and destroys everyone else. With the rest of the pack now scattered, Storm's mother is too weak to protect Storm so she sends him to our world as a magic puppy where his magical powers can grow. But Storm must find a friend here to help him hide from the evil Shadow."

So, Storm takes the form of a different dog breed each time he manages to be adopted by a little girl...

A New Beginning (Labrador Retriever), Muddy Paws (Border Collie), Star of the Show (Cocker Spaniel), Cloud Capers (Jack Russell), Party Dreams (Dalmatian), School of Mischief, Classroom Princess, Snowy Wishes, A Forest Charm, Sunshine Shimmers (Yorkshire Terrier), The Perfect Secret (Beagle), Twirling Tails, Sparkling Skates (Scottish Terrier) and Friendship Forever.

Publisher: Puffin

Adventures of Monty, the Dog Who Wears Glasses: "Monty, the Dog Who Wears Glasses", "Monty Bites Back", "Monty Must Be Magic" (Colin West)

Monty is a nearsighted dog... when he looses his glasses, trouble ahead!

Publisher: A & C Black (Childrens books)

Smelly Bill (Daniel Postgate)

Bill smells bad. He hates baths. He is very smart and always manages to hide when his human family decides he NEEDS to be washed. But Billy's destiny is to be changed!

Publisher: NorthSouth (2007)
Reading level: Ages 4-8

Some Dog! (Mary Casanova)

Good natured Basset Hound George has a good life — the man and the woman with whom he lives treat him like a son. He is not a dog who likes adventure, he has a peaceful existence. But, his days of tranquility end when a stray named Zippity comes to live with the family. The mutt is annoying: he likes to fetch, swim, run and chase. The horror! How George will face this new way of life?

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2007)
Illustrations: Ard Hoyt

Spy Dog (Andrew Cope)

Andrew Cope tells the adventures of Lara (Licensed Assault and Rescue Animal), a mongrel who used to work for the British secret service as an undercover spy dog; adopted as a pet by the Cook family, she ends up working in some mysterious cases, anyway... Lara's pups Spud and Star also have a series of their own: Spy Pups!

Publisher: Puffin
Illustrations: Chris Mould (1-4)
Illustrations: James de la Rue (5 & Spy Pups)