The best pet books

Erin McGill Author Of If You Want a Friend in Washington: Wacky, Wild & Wonderful Presidential Pets
By Erin McGill

The Books I Picked & Why

Cecil the Pet Glacier

By Matthea Harvey, Giselle Potter

Cecil the Pet Glacier

Why this book?

Maybe you are looking for a conventional pet? or maybe not? Ruby, the main character thought she might want a cat or dog but found loyalty in a less conventional pet. This whimsical book will leave readers with a different outlook on pet possibilities.


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I Want a Dog

By Jon Agee

I Want a Dog

Why this book?

So maybe you want a dog, but have you considered other pets? The main character visits an animal shelter in search of a dog, but a persistent shelter manager urges her to consider other options. Join her in this humorous search for the perfect pet. What will it be? It may open reader's eyes to endless unexpected pet possibilities.


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The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

By Mo Willems

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

Why this book?

You REALLY want a puppy, right? So does the pigeon! He doesn’t just want a puppy, he wants one right now. The pigeon tries convincing the reader he will take care of his new puppy. Until... the puppy appears. Maybe this is the perfect book for parents to help a puppy wanting child see what it is like to have a puppy… in a sneaky way.


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The Bread Pet: A Sourdough Story

By Kate DePalma, Nelleke Verhoeff

The Bread Pet: A Sourdough Story

Why this book?

Cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, but what about a less expected pet? Maybe sourdough starter as a pet is the perfect start to caring for pet!?! The main character, Cora, promises her uncle that she will keep the pet alive. She does not anticipate how fast her pet will grow. How will she come up with a solution? And fast? This charming unexpected pet book also includes recipes. 


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Children Make Terrible Pets

By Peter Brown

Children Make Terrible Pets

Why this book?

What happens when a bear finds a little boy in the woods? Is he the perfect pet Lucy, the bear, has been waiting for. Join Lucy and the little boy (affectionately names Squeaker) on their day of adventures and see whether or not children do indeed make terrible pets?


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