Pets are valued family members, so frequently feature in books. Here are our recommendations for books on pets.
“You can fall in love with an animal in a book almost as easily as you can one of your own pets.” Catherine Rayner in the best books on pets for younger kids.
We also have a reader list of the best literary cats.
The Call of the Wild and White Fang
by Jack London
The Killing of Wolf Number Ten: The True Story
by Thomas McNamee
The Secret World of Red Wolves: The Fight to Save North America's Other Wolf
by T DeLene Beeland
The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids
David W. Macdonald and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri
Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History
Xiaoming Wang and Richard Tedford
Next time you look at your cute pooch, remember its DNA is the same as that of a wolf. José Castelló, author of the delightful field guide, Canids of the World: Wolves, Wild Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, Coyotes, and Their Relatives recommends some of the best books to read on dogs and other canids.
Feathered, scaly or furry, children form powerful and enriching bonds with their pets. If you don’t have room in your house (or lifestyle) for a multitude of birds and beasts—you can always read about them in books! Catherine Rayner, one of the UK’s leading creators of children’s picture books and devoted animal lover, recommends her favourite illustrated picture books celebrating pets.
Dogs are like wolves and should be fed raw meat and bones, says the author and founder of Honey’s Real Dog Food company. He chooses the best books on dog food.