Check out this list of interesting dog books for your dog-loving little one. Starting with real stories of military dogs trained for missions to funny fictional dog stories at school, how to train pet dogs, amazing dog facts, and more – these books have everything a child would love to read about dogs. Fun learning for 9-10 year-olds!
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12 Best Dog Books For 4th-5th Graders
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Whether you are looking for a book to read aloud or one for your child to read by herself, the above dog books for 4th & 5th graders are sure to have something your child will love.
Read the story of Cairo – a military working dog who became famous after the SEAL team mission on Osama Bin Laden’s compound. This one is the story of the brave warrior dog, written in a child-friendly version. (Ages 8-12 years)
Read about two food-loving dogs Sassy and Waldo as they wear a trench coat and go to school, where everyone mistakes them for a new kid. Untill one day where they have to stay back and the fun starts. The food puns a hilarious. A laugh-out-loud book about dogs. (Ages 8-12 years)
This one is a kid’s guide to decoding dog body language. Full of helpful information along with bold pictures make this an interesting read. Don’t miss out on the helpful sidebar from experts. (Ages 8-11 years)
Find 22 fun science activities a child can do with dogs. Check your dog’s pulse. Can dogs whistle? Can dogs see colors? The easy step-by-step instructions are accompanied by cool photographs. A must have book for inquisitive canine lovers. (Ages 8-12 years)
Eight brave and courageous dogs compete for the coveted Hero gold medal. The stories of bravery are unique and told from the voice of the person whose life is changed by this heroic action. A much-loved dog book for your child. (Ages 7-11 years)
A Labrador retriever, bull terrier, and Siamese cat set out for an adventure through the Canadian wilderness to find their human family. The dangers of the way only make them stronger. A much-loved classic dog book. (Ages 8-12 years)
An emotional story about how a boy Jack finds his voice. Jack thinks poetry is for girls. But until one day, when he learns to express his feelings for his beloved dog Sky through poetry. An inspiring book about expressing emotions for tweens. (Ages 9-11 years)
Do you know that Dalmatians are born without spots, or Icelandic Sheepdogs are born with extra toes? learn all these and much more in this dog encyclopedia. Your child will learn about the characteristics of various dogs with some amazing photographs and fun facts. This one is a perfect book for a 5th grader dog lover. (Ages 9-12 years)
If your child has a pet dog at home or is asking to get one, this is the perfect book. Authored by Vanessa Estrada Marin, the director of a sought-after dog-training program for kids, this book is a must-have. It breaks down the lessons into simple, easy-to-understand steps. Pretty soon, your child will be equipped to handle the responsibility of caring for a dog. (Ages 8-12 years)
Can some dogs sing? Who was the first dog movie star to become famous? Read about such silly, fun facts about dogs in this book. Filled with astonishing facts, amazing stories, and lively pictures, this nonfiction dog book is sure to delight the readers. (Ages 8-12 years)
It is a dog-related mad libs book. With 21 silly and made-up “fill-in-the-blank” stories about labradors, Pomeranians, poodles, and more, this book is a laugh riot. Your child can play this in a group at home with family, friends. Or take this book on a long road trip and make the journey enjoyable. (Ages 8-12 years)
This book is based on the real story of Joey, a small Pitbull puppy, in this touching book. Joey was sick and abandoned, but finally gets adopted by Pam (the author of this book). A great book to introduce kids to Pitbulls. The beautiful illustrations complement the story well. A book for older kids, your fifth grader would surely love it. (Ages 9-12 years)
Listen to the read aloud of Rags Hero Dog of WWI – based on a true story