Strictly No Elephants
by Lisa Mantchev
Today is Pet Club day. There will be cats and dogs and fish, but no elephants are allowed. Now it is time for a boy and his tiny pet elephant to show them what it means to be a true friend. Imaginative and lyrical, this story captures the magic of friendship and the joy of having a pet.
The Detective Dog
by Julia Donaldson
Peter’s dog Nell is always solving mysteries and finding all of Peter’s lost toys. When she’s not cracking cases, Nell goes to school with Peter and listens to the children read. But one day they arrive to find all the books have disappeared! Who could have taken them, and why? Nell's on the case!
This Moose Belongs to Me
by Oliver Jeffers
Most of the time, Wilfred's moose, Marcel, was a very obedient pet. But one day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moose as their own…Is Marcel really Wilfred’s pet after all? A beautifully-illustrated, witty and thought-provoking story, exploring the concept of ownership and wildlife.
The Great Dog Bottom Swap
by Peter Bently
The day has arrived for the Dogs' Summer Ball. It's so high class, that each dog must remove their bottom before they are allowed inside the hall. But in the middle of all the frivolity something unexpected happens and the dogs have to make a hasty exit... with or without the correct bottom!
Odd Dog Out by Rob Diddulph
It's a dog's life in the big city. But one dog doesn’t quite fit in and it’s lonely. She’s willing to travel all over the world to find her place, but it takes a different kind of journey to discover that where she’s meant to be is right back where she started. A beautiful story of diversity and celebrating uniqueness.
Kipper's New Pet by Mick Inkpen
Kipper's friend Pig only wants a pet for his birthday so Kipper buys him a hamster called Roly. But before he knows it, Kipper has missed the party and completely fallen for little Roly and cannot bear to give him away. A sweet story about the bond we can have with our pets.
Mog and the V.E.T
by Judith Kerr
One day Mog is chasing a butterfly when something happens to her paw. “She’ll have to go to the vee ee tee,” Mrs Thomas spells out. But Mog hates going to the vet! A great story for children to explore what happens to their pets at the vets.
Oliver & Patch
by Claire Freedman
Oliver is finding the city a lonely place but when he finds a lost dog he makes his first friend.The trouble is, he knows that someone is missing their dog just as much as he is loving having him, so, with a heavy heart, Oliver sets about doing the right thing.
Missing Jack by Rebecca Elliot
Toby's cat, Jack, is THE best cat EVER. But Jack is getting old - and Toby will miss his furry best friend terribly when he's gone. In this charming and beautifully illustrated book, explore the difficult subject of a child's first experience of the death of a pet with warmth and sensitivity.
If I had a Dinosaur
by Gabby Dawnay
A girl dreams of having her own pet. But what kind of animal would be best? As she plays with her toy dinosaur, inspiration strikes. When she sleeps, the dinosaur from her daydreams stands with its head poking through the window, making her dreams come true.
Thank Goodness for Bob
by Matthew Morgan
Max is a child who worries. A lot.
Thank goodness for Bob the dog, who shows Max that the best way to deal with worries is to share them with a friend. Told with sensitivity and a sense of fun, this story encourages empathy and illustrates the importance of talking about worries.
Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
Pig is bad-tempered, rude and he never, ever shares. Friendly sausage dog Trevor is always trying to persuade Pig to play, but without success. When Pig is asked to share his toys, his greed finally backfires and something unexpected happens to him. Will Pig the Pug learn his lesson at last? A hilarious picture book about learning to share.
by Lydia Monks
Spider wants to be a pet. But the family whose house she lives in are terrified of her! Whenever she tries to show them what a great pet she would make, they scream, ”AAAARRGGHH, SPIDER!” A delightfully funny story about fitting in, tolerance and making friends.
The Wild Woods by Simon James
Grandad and Jess are walking together in the woods when they see a squirrel. Jess wants to take it home with her as a pet, but Grandad says that you can't tame a squirrel. As Jess follows the creature deeper into the woods, she discovers more natural wonders and comes to understand that her grandad is right – the squirrel's proper home is the wild woods.
The Great Pet Sale
by Mick Inkpen
Everything in the pet shop must go, even the rat with half his whiskers missing! "I'm only 1p. Choose me" he calls. But first, the little boy must look through all the other animal bargains. A great story for introducing money and addition.