To no surprise, our four-legged friends are popular topics for authors around the globe. Reading is wonderful, and it makes it even better when a dog is the main character in a book. Today we are going to share our list of classic dog books.
- “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls – This is a 1961 children’s novel featuring the story of Billy and his two pet Coonhounds.
- “Clifford the Big Red Dog” by Normal Bridwell – This is a 1963 tale of a little red dog who grows to be the size of a house!
- “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London – This is one of the oldest books about dogs, dating to 1903!
- “Shiloh” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor – This is a contemporary classic from 1991 about the adventures of a Beagle rescued by Mary Preston.
- “Lassie Come Home” by Eric Knight – This full-length novel was published in 1940, making the female Collie one of the most famous fictional dogs.
- “Sounder” by William H. Armstrong – This is a 1961 young adult novel that explores important themes like race.
- “101 Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith – This 1956 children’s novel is about Dalmatian puppies stolen by the evil Cruella de Vil.
Sometimes it’s best to unplug from the electronics and read a good book. We hope you consider reading one of the most popular dog books we mentioned above. There are so many more to choose from outside of this list as well! Happy reading!