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Dogfish
Author: Gillian Shields
Illustrator: Dan Taylor
How this book may help: This book would be a good choice for a child who can't have their desired pet for practical reasons.
The boy in this story really wants a dog, but his mum can't see why as he has a perfectly good pet... read more

Tags: dog, pet

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Harry and Hopper
Author: Margaret Wild
Illustrator: Freya Blackwood
How this book may help: To comfort a child who has lost a loved one. It may be a good starting point for a discussion about bereavement and grief.
Harry and his dog Hopper have done everything together, ever since Hopper was a jumpy little puppy.... read more

Tags: loss, loneliness, imaginary friend, emotions, dog, death, bereavement, sadness

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Let's Get a Pup!
Author: Bob Graham
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Pet care, responsibility, rescue centre/dog's home, love and friendship.
Kate asks her mum and dad if they can get a puppy. They visit a rescue centre and pick Dave the... read more

Tags: dog, pet

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The New Puppy (Usborne First Experiences)
Author: Anne Civardi
Illustrator: Stephen Cartwright
How this book may help: Introduces some common and practical aspects of owning a pet.
This book, which is appealingly illustrated by Stephen Cartwright, simply describes some common... read more

Tags: dog, pet

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A Dog Called Rod
Author: Tim Hopgood
Illustrator: Tim Hopgood
How this book may help: This would be a good choice if you are trying to discourage a child from owning a pet that wouldn't be suitable or practical for their household. It also may make a child realise there is sometimes hard work and inconvenience associated with pet ownership.
Elsa lives with her dad on the top floor of a high-rise block of flats. She likes watching the... read more

Tags: dog, pet

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Dan and Diesel
Author: Charlotte Hudson
Illustrator: Lindsey Gardiner
How this book may help: Gives a positive view of disability. The blind central character (Dan), in partnership with his faithful guide dog (Diesel), feels like he can 'conquer the world'. The book skilfully reflects the vulnerability Dan feels when he is separated from Diesel.
Dan's little brother narrates the tale of Diesel the 'wonder dog' and his relationship with his... read more

Tags: relationships, love, dog, blindness

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The New Puppy
Author: Laurence Anholt
Illustrator: Catherine Anholt
How this book may help: A positive yet realistic view of what it's like to have a pet in the house. It shows that initial enthusiasm can wane but that it’s important to stay the course with an animal.
Anna, a little girl who lives in a house with her parents and smaller brother, loves dogs. But all... read more

Tags: dog, pet

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Do You Still Love Me?
Author: Charlotte Middleton
Illustrator: Charlotte Middleton
How this book may help: This could help a child overcome feelings of jealousy and learn to become friends with someone they may have seen as a rival. It could also help a child cope with their feelings when a new baby comes into the family.
Anna has a faithful dog called Dudley and Dudley wakes up early, eats a hearty breakfast, plays... read more

Tags: cat, dog, friends, jealousy

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Please Don't Torment Tootsie
Author: Margaret Chamberlain
Illustrator: Margaret Chamberlain
How this book may help: This book emphasises the importance of taking good care of pets.
‘PLEASE don’t torment Tootsie, or provoke Poochie. Don’t madden Mutley, or disturb... read more

Tags: cat, dog, pet, violence

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Up In Heaven
Author: Emma Chichester Clark
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A lovely book to help children with loss
Daisy, the dog, has grown old and can no longer keep up with her boy, Arthur. One day she wakes up... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, dog, emotions, loss, love, pet

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Vet (First Time)
Author:
Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: A visually appealing book for young children which shows children bringing their pets to see a vet. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations may encourage them to talk about the experience and ask questions.
The book depicts children of various ethnic backgrounds bringing their pets to a vet's surgery.... read more

Tags: cat, dog, loss, mice, pet

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I Don't Like Gloria
Author: Kaye Umansky
Illustrator: Margaret Chamberlain
How this book may help: Jealousy and rivalry amongst siblings and young children
Colin the dog is not pleased - no-one has asked him if it's O.K. for Gloria the cat to come and... read more

Tags: cat, dog, jealousy, sibling

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Sammy In The Sky
Author: Barbara Walsh
Illustrator: Jamie Wyeth
How this book may help: For children who have lost a pet
Sammy, the 'best hound dog ever', becomes ill and eventually dies. The family keep his memory... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, dog, pet, sadness

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Collywobble
Author: Malachy Doyle
Illustrator: Petra Brown
How this book may help: The story shows that appearances are not always as they seem. It has an underlying message that even the youngest and weakest can achieve great and unexpected things with enough determination.
Working sheepdog Bess has a litter of puppies: all are big and strong, except one (Collywobble) who... read more

Tags: being different, confidence, dog, persistence

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Manners at the Park
Author: Arianna Candell
Illustrator: Rosa M.Curto
How this book may help: The Manners books show children how to resolve small difficulties they might face in their daily lives. These stories help children to develop their social skills early in a fun and friendly way.
Publisher's summary: "In this story, Lily, Julia, Peter, Jim and the other children all play in the park. They learn to..." read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, dog, environment, helping, manners, pet, road safety, sharing

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