Children love pets. They are good company, playful, active. However, owning a pet is a big responsibility. That is where the children’s books about pets come in handy.
There are plenty of books available in the market, written for different age groups and topics. Books about caring for pets are a must for any pet owner. And books on how to cope with the death of a pet helps children process grief.
If you are looking for books about any particular type of pet, check the other lists below.
Children’s books about different types of Pets
12 Best Children’s Books About Pets
Picture books about pets
Margie Palatini and Bruce Whatley
This one is a hilarious picture book every parent and child would relate to. Elizabeth wants a pet and tries her best to convince her reluctant parents. However, they do not agree. Finally, one day, she adopts Doug, a bug. He is the ideal pet. A laugh riot with beautiful pictures for children till 8 years old. Check here on Amazon.
This book is a classic timeless Dr. Seuss. A brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet. However, they just can not decide on one. Written in typical Dr. Suess rhythmic style, along with bright pictures, this book is sure to strike a chord with the young ones. Check here on Amazon.
National Geographic Kids
Read about all types of pets your child can adopt in the National Geographic book. The choices are plenty – starting with the fish, kitten to dogs – this book has all covered along with how to take care of them. A pet picture book for toddlers to kindergarteners, this one has colorful pictures along with age-appropriate texts for kids. Check here on Amazon.
Louie, the foodie dog is alone and yarns to be part of a family. Follow along with Louie in his search for a perfect family, and meet many new people. A charming picture book about a pet finding a home. Perfect for toddlers to beginner readers bedtime story. Check here on Amazon.
Children’s books about pets – read aloud
Angela DiTerlizzi, Brendan Wenzel
Join the pet show and meet all different kinds of pets. While there are the usual pets like cats, dogs, etc, unusual pets like snakes also find a place in this book. Written in rhythmic style describing each pet, this book is a perfect read-aloud book for any class or individual. It is a charming book, sure to be hit with kids from preschool to grade3. Check here on Amazon.
This is a fun read-aloud book about a boy and his pet dragon. With tips on how to pick a pet dragon, what to feed them and how to handle a misbehaving dragon, this book a laugh riot. The illustrations match the fun theme of this book. Ideal for small children till age 7 years old. Check here on Amazon.
Paulette Bourgeois , Brenda Clark
A storybook about the responsibilities which come with owning a pet. One of the classic Franklin storybook – this book is sure to strike a chord with many kids asking for a pet. A quick and fun read with beautiful illustrations, perfect for bedtime. Check here on Amazon.