Dog picture books seem to be in much more abundance than cat picture books, but I did find a few that combined both dogs and cats. I’m giving away most of these newly published picture books. Please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom to win.
How about you? What are your favorite dog or cat picture books?
HUGE Cat and Dog Picture Book GIVEAWAY
Bow-Wow-Meow by Blanca Lacasa, illustrated by Gómez
I thought I’d start off my cat and dog picture book list with this hybrid picture book about a dog who is really a cat deep down inside. It’s a story about being true to yourself, and the gratification when your family does as well. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Raymond by Yann & Gwendal Le Bec
My husband says that in his next life, he wants to come back as our family dog. It’s true. Our dog has it made. Raymond in this picture book, doesn’t realize how good his doggy life was until he gets a high powered job in Dogue Magazine and becomes a Very Important Dog. Sometimes the simple pleasures in life are best. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
A Day With Dogs by Dorothée de Monfreid
Kids who like Richard Scarry’s books will like this similar type of information book with everything labeled. In this case, though, it’s a dog’s world and they are running the show. The dogs take us through a house and all its rooms AND the items in each room. This is perfect for little ones who are learning words and how the world works. [picture book ages 2 and up]
Migloo’s Weekend by William Bee
Fans of Where’s Waldo? will enjoy searching for Migloo and other items indicated on the pages. Unlike Where’s Waldo, there’s more of a storyline. In this case, it’s about Migloo’s busy weekend. For more search and find picture books, see my Top 5 Best Seek and Find Picture Books list.[search and find picture book, ages 3 and up]
One Hundred Sausages by Yuval Zommer
Scruff the dog loves sausages but when one hundred sausages go missing from the butcher’s shop and he is blamed, he has to take matters into his own paws and find the real culprit. I love the illustrations in this funny dog caper story! For more humorous dog & cat picture books, please check out this list by Maria Gianferrari: 10 Hilarious Dog and Cat Picture Books. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Kings of the Castle by Victoria Turnbull
Have you noticed how dogs help us make friends? It’s the case for George, who meets a monster from the sea but has trouble communicating with it. His dog Boris bridges the gap, and they all work together to build that amazing sand castle of George’s dream. Kids who like friendly monsters will love this book! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Pour Louie by Tony Fucile
Things take a turn for the worse for Chihuahua Louie when an interloper enters his home in the form of a new baby! Adjusting is hard! I have other books for those about to acquire a new sibling, but I love this one because it’s funny and easy to relate to. [picture book, age 3 and up]
Barkus by Patricia Maclachlan, illustrated by Marc Boutavant
This looks like a picture book from the outside in terms of size and illustrations but it’s actually an early chapter book! Try this with young kids who are reading independently at an early age. The stories are short, fast-paced, and funny. And they all tie in at the end. [early chapter book series, ages 5 and up]
The Rise of the Rusty Robo-Cat by Mike Lowery
This is a great book for summer reading because it’s both a story and a doodle journal combined, but in the form of a graphic novel. Kids that like to draw will enjoy this series. [early chapter book series, ages 7 and up]
Young Wolf’s First Howling by Laura McGee Kvasnovsky & Kate Harvey McGee
Since the wolf is the dog’s ancestor, I’ve included this picture book about a young wolf learning to howl, but with its own musical twist. This parent/child tutoring session reminds me of teaching my oldest how to drive! Pair with Maria Gianferrari’s Coyote Moon for another picture book to explore dogs’ wild ancestors. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
The Dog Book by Lorenzo Clerici and The Cat Book by Silvia Borando
In the same way that Press This gets kids to interact with a regular book without pull tabs or flaps, this book gets the reader to respond to the dog/cat on the pages. It’s a fun concept and especially good for kids who want a dog/cat as a pet. [picture book, age 2 and up]
Shake, Wiggle & Roll, Heads and Tails by Carli Davidson
Photographer Carli Davidson captures 9 different dog friends in each of these two charming board books. She has both mixed breeds and pure breeds at play in her books. [board books, ages 1 and up]
Huge Dog and Cat Picture Book Giveaway
I’m giving away three book bundles from the books in this post. To win, please fill out the Rafflecopter below. I can only mail to U.S. addresses due to the high cost of shipping.
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