Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Children's Pet Books. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Wish

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

Don't miss Barbara O'Connor's other middle-grade work―like Wonderland; How to Steal a Dog; Greetings from Nowhere; Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester; and more! A touching, New York Times –bestselling story about a girl and her dog, perfect for young animal lovers. Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all. From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places. This title has Common Core connections.

  • Author: Barbara O'Connor
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Reprint edition (August 29, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1250144058
  • Dimensions: 5.21 x 0.66 x 7.64 inches


2. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

This must-have paperback boxed set includes the first three books in the winning and wacky My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish illustrated chapter book series, from New York Times –bestselling author Mo O'Hara. Zapping Frankie the goldfish back to life with a battery was the best thing Tom's ever done. A BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with incredible hypnotic powers is a great pet to have on your side when your big brother is an evil scientist whose plans regularly need to be thwarted. Join Tom and Frankie as they go on incredible adventures involving revenge plots, evil scientist older brothers, a Super Electric Zombie Eel and other paranormal pets! The boxed set includes My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish , The SeaQuel, and Fins of Fury Praise for My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: A New York Times bestseller! "The book is packed with bonkers humour. . . . Anyone who likes books by Dav Pilkey would seriously love this book." ―Biteso, for The Guardian .com Praise for The SeaQuel: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: " My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish had everything a boy could want. When your first book is absolutely perfect, children do expect you to carry on the same vein. Thankfully, Mo has pulled it off again with a sequel just as good as the original." ―The Bookbag Praise for Fins of Fury: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: "Mo O'Hara writes stories that children can imagine themselves taking part in―and that is a large part of the magic." ―The Bookbag

  • Author: Mo O'Hara
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Box edition (October 10, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1250157829
  • Dimensions: 5.63 x 1.95 x 8.25 inches


3. Karen's Kittycat Club (Baby-sitters Little Sister Graphic Novel #4) (Adapted edition) (4) (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

Karen wants to start her own club! Karen's best friend Hannie just got an adorable new kitten. Their neighbor Amanda has a cat, too, and Karen has grumpy old Boo-Boo. Now that they all have cats, Karen comes up with a great idea. She wants to start a Kittycat Club! What will the club do? Karen can't baby-sit like her big sister Kristy... but she can cat-sit! Will anyone want to hire Karen and her friends?

  • Author: Ann M. Martin
  • Publisher: Graphix; Adapted edition (July 20, 2021)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1338356212
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches


4. Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet (Disney Storybook (eBook))

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

Fetchin' Findo is Donny's new toy dog—and he looks and acts like a real pet, too! He can even find a bone. But when Doc throw the bone for Findo, he brings back one of her toys instead. Doc suspects Findo needs a checkup, so she brings him to her clinic. But Findo can only bark...he can't tell Doc how he's feeling, so Doc gets the McStuffins Veterinary Clinic ready. Read along as Doc helps Findo fetch again!

  • Author: Disney Book Group
  • Publisher: Disney Press; Nov edition (September 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks


5. The Best Seat in Second Grade (I Can Read Level 2)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

Sam has the best seat in second grade—right next to George Washington, the class pet!  Sam brings his hamster buddy on the class field trip to the science museum…but disaster strikes when George jumps from Sam’s pocket into the museum’s Hamster Habitat. “Carter’s expressive watercolor illustrations help bring the kids in room 75 and their furry pet to life,” commented Kirkus . The Best Seat in Second Grade is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

  • Author: Katharine Kenah
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (August 1, 2006)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.19 x 9 inches


6. The Most Magnificent Thing

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. “She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!” But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails, repeatedly. Eventually, the girl gets really, really mad. She is so mad, in fact, that she quits. But after her dog convinces her to take a walk, she comes back to her project with renewed enthusiasm and manages to get it just right.For the early grades' exploration of character education, this funny book offers a perfect example of the rewards of perseverance and creativity. The girl's frustration and anger are vividly depicted in the detailed art, and the story offers good options for dealing honestly with these feelings, while at the same time reassuring children that it's okay to make mistakes. The clever use of verbs in groups of threes is both fun and functional, offering opportunities for wonderful vocabulary enrichment. The girl doesn't just “make” her magnificent thing --- she “tinkers and hammers and measures,” she “smoothes and wrenches and fiddles,” she “twists and tweaks and fastens.” These precise action words are likely to fire up the imaginations of youngsters eager to create their own inventions and is a great tie-in to learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

  • Author: Ashley Spires
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2013)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1554537044
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 0.6 x 9.65 inches


7. Strictly No Elephants

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

“A sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale.” — The New York Times Book Review “Sweet and affirming.” — Kirkus Reviews “ With a gentle message of inclusion and helping others, this title reaches beyond a mere friendship story.”—School Library Journal “Heartening.”— Booklist In this bestselling and internationally beloved picture book, the local Pet Club won’t admit a boy’s tiny pet elephant, so he finds a solution—one that involves all kinds of unusual animals. Today is Pet Club day. There will be cats and dogs and fish, but strictly no elephants are allowed. The Pet Club doesn’t understand that pets come in all shapes and sizes, just like friends. Now it is time for a boy and his tiny pet elephant to show them what it means to be a true friend. Strictly No Elephants has been sold around the world and is heralded as a pitch-perfect book about inclusion. Imaginative and lyrical, this sweet story captures the magic of friendship and the joy of having a pet.

  • Author: Lisa Mantchev
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; Illustrated edition (October 27, 2015)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1481416474
  • Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 10 inches


8. The Pigeon Wants a Puppy

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

He really, really, REALLY wants one. He'll take really good care of it! What's the matter--don't you want him to be happy? The latest book in the best-selling Pigeon series is the funniest one yet.

  • Author: Mo Willems
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children; Illustrated edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1423109600
  • Dimensions: 9.25 x 0.38 x 9.25 inches


9. Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

"Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!"--Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series. "Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had."--Max Brallier, author of the New York Times Best Seller The Last Kids on Earth Klawde is not your average cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant... and he's about to become Raj Banerjee's best friend. Whether he likes it or not. Klawde had everything. Sharp claws. Fine fur. And, being the High Commander of the planet Lyttyrboks, an entire world of warlike cats at his command. But when he is stripped of his feline throne, he is sentenced to the worst possible punishment: exile to a small planet in a quiet corner of the universe... named Earth. Raj had everything. A cool apartment in Brooklyn. Three friends who lived in his building. And pizza and comics within walking distance. But when his mom gets a job in Elba, Oregon, and he is forced to move, all of that changes. It's now the beginning of summer, he has no friends, and because of his mother's urgings, he has joined a nature camp . It's only when his doorbell rings and he meets a furball of a cat that Raj begins to think maybe his luck is turning around... Heavily illustrated, with a hilarious, biting voice that switches between Raj and Klawde's perspectives, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges as two fish out of water begin to find their footing in strange new worlds.

  • Author: Johnny Marciano
  • Publisher: Penguin Workshop; Illustrated edition (February 26, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Animals
  • ISBN: 978-1524787202
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.83 x 7.3 inches


10. Why Rabbits Eat Poop and Other Gross Facts about Pets (Gross Me Out)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Pet Books - August 2021

Did you know that some pets eat poop? It's true. And there's even one pet that will eat its own tank mates! Learn more about the gross things pets do and why they do them. You'll never look at your pets the same way again!

  • Author: Jody Sullivan Rake
  • Publisher: Capstone Press (November 1, 2014)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks