Best Dog Books Ever.

A Listmania! list by M. Laiuppa "MLIS, NBCT, Patriotic American" (Citizen, CA USA)
The list author says: "My latest favorites as much as this list will hold."
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
1.  The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein
The list author says:
  "You'll cry, you'll read, you'll smile and then you'll cry again. You'll love Enzo."
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Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale
2.  Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale by Dan Dye
The list author says:
  "If you've ever bought any Three Dog Bakery products for your dog, you might want to know something about the inspiration to create this business. Meet Gracie and her adopted siblings, the three dogs and how Gracie's delicate stomach created a multi-million dollar business."
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Sheep
3.  Sheep by Valerie Hobbs
The list author says:
  "Valerie Hobbs just has a special way of getting inside a dog's head. Here is the story of a sheep dog from puppyhood to finally becoming Jack."
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Listen!
4.  Listen! by Stephanie S. Tolan
The list author says:
  "A great book to pair with Sheep or Ann M. Martin's A Dog's Life. This is about a girl looking for a dog, rather than a dog looking for a home. Both are going through a process of healing and need each other, without even realizing it."
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A Dog's Life: Autobiography of a Stray
5.  A Dog's Life: Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin
The list author says:
  "A great book to pair with Listen! by Tolan or Sheep by Valerie Hobbs. Yet another story of a stray dog looking for a forever home, but you'll love every page."
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Everything for a Dog
6.  Everything for a Dog by Ann M. Martin
The list author says:
  "Companion to Ann. Martin's A Dog's Life, we learn what happened to Squirrel's brother, Bone. More upbeat."
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Ella in Europe: An American Dog's International Adventures
7.  Ella in Europe: An American Dog's International Adventures by Michael Konik
The list author says:
  "Meet the amazing Ella. Her Dad took her to Europe, then wrote a book about it. Ella took it all in stride but her Dad knew just how special Ella was and how unique her travels were. Delightful reading."
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Stanley's Party
8.  Stanley's Party by Linda Bailey
The list author says:
  "This is simply one of the many titles Linda Bailey has written about Stanley. Buy them all. Enjoy them all. All are equally humorous and delightful. My latest is Stanley's Sister."
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Martha Speaks Book and CD
9.  Martha Speaks Book and CD by Susan Meddaugh
The list author says:
  "The entire series of Martha books are great for kids. Martha speaks but only when she's eaten alphabet soup. The letters go to her brain and allow her to speak. This book and those that follow are one hilarious adventure after another."
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Walter the Farting Dog
10.  Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle
The list author says:
  "Like Stanley and Martha, Walter the Farting Dog is a series worth owning. All are hilarious. Walter the Farting Dog has the distinction of being a challenged book in the state of Wisconsin for containing the word fart 22 times. A fun book to own for the ALAs yearly Banned Books Week.

If you can, get the Walter plush too. It farts when you squeeze it."
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Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon
11.  Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon by Nick Trout
The list author says:
  "A day in the life of a vet. If you liked the All creatures great and small series, you'll appreciate reading of the experiences of Nick Trout and his veterinary practice. He has another book out too."
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Gaspard and Lisa Friends Forever (Gaspard and Lisa Books)
12.  Gaspard and Lisa Friends Forever (Gaspard and Lisa Books) by Anne Gutman
The list author says:
  "Gaspard and Lisa go to school and talk just like all of the other children and no one seems to notice they are dogs. Not all of the books have been translated into English so you can order through amazon canada. There is a reason they are called the Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa. There is a catastrophe in every book."
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Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog
13.  Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog by Pamela S. Turner
The list author says:
  "Hachiko's statue still sits in the train station in Japan, a popular meeting place. This is the story of a dog as loyal as Greyfriar's Bobby."
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Hachiko Waits
14.  Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman
The list author says:
  "Some liberties have been taken to flesh out the true story of a loyal dog waiting for a master who will never return. This is the Japanese Greyfriar's Bobby."
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Good Dog, Carl
15.  Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day
The list author says:
  "The book that started it all. Check out You're a Good Dog Carl if you'd like to have a lot of the stories without having to buy individual books. I like the individual books for the endpapers etc. Carl is fabulous. You'll absolutely believe this dog can babysit.

If you look carefully, you'll find a wirehair terrier in the background of many of the Carl books. He is Paddy from Paddy's Payday."
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Christmas Is Good: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Holiday
16.  Christmas Is Good: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Holiday by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "All of Trixie Koontz' books are great. I particularly like the Christmas one. Dean has done an excellent job of transcribing for Trixie. You'll fall in love with her too."
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Santa Paws (#1)
17.  Santa Paws (#1) by Nicholas Edwards
The list author says:
  "Get the boxed set or individual books. Great chapter books for tweens working their way into middle school books. I recommend the chapter books, not the picture book."
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Chip Wants a Dog
18.  Chip Wants a Dog by William Wegman
The list author says:
  "Buy all of the William Wegman books. Just buy them. And the DVDs too. Just do it."
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The Dangerous Book for Dogs: a Parody
19.  The Dangerous Book for Dogs: a Parody by Joe Garden
The list author says:
  "If you love parody and you know The Dangerous books for boys, you'll love this."
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A Day, a Dog
20.  A Day, a Dog by Gabriel Vincent
The list author says:
  "This is a picture book without words but hardly a book for babies. You'll reread (or relook) it and reread it and get more out of the pictures every time. A poignant story that will bring a tear and a smile."
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Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School (LaRue Books)
21.  Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School (LaRue Books) by Mark Teague
The list author says:
  "There are three Ike LaRue books. Get them all. All are hilarous. All are equally good. You won't be able to read just one."
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The Diary of Jinky: Dog of a Hollywood Wife
22.  The Diary of Jinky: Dog of a Hollywood Wife by Carol Raphaelle Davis
The list author says:
  "This is simply hilarious. He has a blog too."
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Hollywood Dogs
23.  Hollywood Dogs by Ann Lloyd
The list author says:
  "If you're at all curious about the real lives of animal actors, this is the book for you. I'd also recommend. I, Toto."
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I, Toto: The Autobiography of Terry, the Dog who was Toto
24.  I, Toto: The Autobiography of Terry, the Dog who was Toto by Willard Carroll
The list author says:
  "The autobiography of Terry, the dog that played Toto in the Wizard of Oz, told in her own words. Yes, Terry was so versatile, she also played a male dog."
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I'll Always Love You
25.  I'll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm
The list author says:
  "There are many books out about the loss of a pet, some better than others. I think this is one of the best. I would also highly recommend A Little Dog Like You by Rosemary Sutcliff, sadly out of print."
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Ivan the Terrier
26.  Ivan the Terrier by Peter Catalanotto
The list author says:
  "Beautiful watercolor illustrations. The text is simply a hoot."
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The Mightiest Heart
27.  The Mightiest Heart by Lynn Cullen
The list author says:
  "We don't know a lot about Gellert, or some of the exact circumstances but he was a real dog that did a really heroic thing. This book is illustrated beautifully. You can go to Wales and see the statue erected in his honor."
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Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books)
28.  Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books) by Joseph Slate
The list author says:
  "Get them all. And be sure to get the doll. Then check out the illustrator's page. Her dog *is* Miss Bindergarten, right down to her beautymark (which is also on the doll.) The books are alphabet books and appropriate for pre-K through primary but I would be wary of letting a child that young play with the Miss Bindergarten doll."
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Postcard Dogs
29.  Postcard Dogs by Libby Hall
The list author says:
  "This is a book of vintage postcards featuring vintage photographs of dogs. Some are poses with people and some studio photographs. Very little text but none is needed. You can see the relationship between dog and owner. There are single men and women posing with their beloved pets. Some family portraits in which the dog is included. Some are candid, some formal."
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Shep: Our Most Loyal Dog (True Story)
30.  Shep: Our Most Loyal Dog (True Story) by Sneed B. Collard
The list author says:
  "Like Greyfriar's Bobby and Hachiko, the U.S. has it's most loyal dog."
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Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch
31.  Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch by Lynne Barasch
The list author says:
  "There are several books out on Owney, mascot for the U.S. Postal service. This one was nominated for a California Young Reader Medal."
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Calico Dorsey
32.  Calico Dorsey by Susan Lendroth
The list author says:
  "Owney may have been a postal service mascot, but Dorsey of Calico, California was an actual mail carrier. When his master broke his leg and was unable to deliver the mail Dorsey delivered the mail to the miners around Calico for two years."
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A Dog About Town
33.  A Dog About Town by J. F. Englert
The list author says:
  "The first of three Bull Moose Dog Run Mysteries. Join Randolph the Labrador detective as he helps his master Harry solve mysteries and find his lost girlfriend Imogene."
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