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6 Books for Dog and Cat Lovers
By: Jill Regal
As a pet person, you know there’s nothing as relaxing as curling up with a book—and your best friend. Since we’re a bit (okay, more than a bit) dog- and cat-obsessed ourselves, we decided to seek out books that feature our furry friends as the heroes. From bestsellers to coffee table staples, we’ve got the scoop on books for dog and cat lovers of all ages.
1. Find MOMO by Andrew Knapp
This “Where’s Waldo” style coffee table book features MOMO, a border collie traveling with their favorite person. If you enjoy the book, the fun doesn’t have to stop here: Find MOMO is part of a whole series that includes Find MOMO Coast to Coast, Let’s Find MOMO: a picture book, and Find MOMO across Europe.
2. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Told from the point of view of Enzo the dog, this bestselling novel had us reaching for more tissues. Follow Enzo and his human, a race car driver named Danny, as Enzo recalls his favorite memories and holds steadfast to the belief that if he tries hard enough, he can be reincarnated as a human. The cherry on top: This bestselling novel was adapted to a movie you’ll want to stream ASAP.
3. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat that Inspired the World by Vicki Myron
For lovers of both cats and non-fiction, the book Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat that Inspired the World offers the perfect feel-good reading. This true story starts in the farm town of Spencer, Iowa, where a local librarian discovers an abandoned kitten somebody left in the book-return slot. It doesn’t take long for Dewey to capture the hearts of this Midwestern town—and the whole country too.
4. The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
In The Traveling Cat Chronicles, we follow Nana the cat, a former stray, and his owner Satoru as they embark on a road trip across Japan. It’s easy to see why this book flew off bookstore shelves in Arikawa’s native country: This profound and captivating tale reminds us that life is about out connections with others—animal and human.
5. Tomorrow by Damian Dibben
Nothing can come between the bond of a dog and their person. In Tomorrow, which spans from the Middle Ages to the court of Versailles, the immortal canine hero of the same name travels through time just to find their best friend. For a story of never-ending love and loyalty, look no further.
6. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
Warning: Once you pick up the first book in this 5-part series, you won’t be able to put it down. This National Book Award-winning YA tale introduces you to the endearing Penderwick family, whose bond has been compared to the March sisters in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. During their summer vacation, they discover treasure, adventure, and fun with their family dog, Hound.
Turn reading time into quality time with your pet
Whether you want adventure or a reflection on what matters most, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for in these books for pet lovers. Pick a book, get your favorite beverage ready, and cuddle up with your best friend—a whole world awaits.
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