Holiday Dog Books for Kids

These holiday books make great gifts for the dog-loving kids on your list.

Posted: December 16, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

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Do you know any kids who love dogs? Stuff their stocking with one of these entertaining reads this holiday season.

“Mo Smells the Holidays: A Scentsational Journey”
By Margaret Hyde with illustrations by Amanda Giacomini
This interactive storybook incorporates real-life scents with Mo’s holiday adventures. Follow along as Mo takes treats to the local animal shelter and helps trim the Christmas tree. Readers sniff seasonal smells like pumpkin pie and gingerbread through fun Hint-of-Scent stickers placed on the story pages. For more scent-centered fun, check out the other books in the “Mo’s Nose” series: “Mo Smells Red” and “Mo Smells Green.”


“A Very Marley Christmas”
By John Grogan with illustrations by Richard Cowdrey
Mischievous Marley is back in this entertaining children’s book. With so much excitement around the holidays, the famous Labrador Retriever can hardly contain himself. Marley is always ready for action, whether that means taking down some Christmas lights or doing his business on the Christmas tree. With snow – and Santa – on the way, what could go wrong? Find out in this holiday tale.


“The Dog Who Saved Santa”
By True Kelley
It’s getting busy at the North Pole, and the elves and young Santa’s dog Rodney are working hard. There’s only one problem: Young Santa has been pretty lazy! When Christmas Eve comes and Santa falls asleep in the sleigh, Rodney has to take matters into his own paws. Can Rodney whip Santa into shape in time for Christmas? You’ll have to read it to find out.


“Justice in Winter”
By Nathaniel Huizenga with illustrations by Ryan Huizenga
The first book in the new “Justice the Dog” series introduces readers to Justice, a sweet dog who lives with her animal friends on a farm. She’s a happy and energetic dog who just wants to help, but when she bothers the gray cat, she makes a feline enemy. The cat is determined to get revenge, but will she succeed? Maybe those animal friends will come to Justice’s aid.


“Christmas with Rita and Whatsit”
By Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod with illustrations by Olivier Tallec
Christmas is coming, and there’s so much to be done! Rita and her dog Whatsit have got quite a to-do list, but it’s not a problem as long as they can do it together. Whether writing to Santa, decorating the tree (with sausages) or preparing a snack for the big man and his reindeer, the two can do it all. Now if only they can stay in bed!

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

12/16/2009 11:49:09 PM

Sound great.

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S   Phoenix, AZ

12/16/2009 4:38:18 PM

What great gift ideas! One of the best gifts you can give a child is a book. And it's even better when a parent will sit down and read the book with their child.

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s   Three Oaks, MI

12/16/2009 3:35:13 PM

These sound cute

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

12/16/2009 3:26:36 PM

Cute!

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