Six Books for When You Need Pet Therapy

Our School & Library Series Managing Editor, Sara Hoffmann, put together this list of books that would be great to help younger kids celebrate pets or just enjoy reading about them!

Hard Hat Cat!

Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 2
Of all the stray cats in Israel, a kitten sits high in a tree above girders, beams, cement mixers and cranes. Avi wants to adopt the friendly kitten although his mom—and the family dog—don’t like the idea. But every day the clever cat comes back, becoming a family’s “forever cat”!

Catch It, Jess! & Cat Nap

Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 2
Jess the cat keeps trying to catch things, from rats and balls to a quiet place to nap. In these fun-filled stories, young readers will delight in following Jess using carefully leveled text and bright illustrations.

Viv the Vet & Top Dog

Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 2
Meet kindly Viv the vet and her great dog in two illustrated stories. The leveled text will help young children enjoy learning to read.


Interest Level: Grade 1 – Grade 3
Boxers are energetic, fun loving, and sweet. Did you know that boxers come from Germany? Or that boxers can be trained as therapy dogs? Learn more about these intelligent canines!

Yorkshire Terriers

Interest Level: Grade 1 – Grade 3
Yorkshire terriers, also called Yorkies, are pint-sized dynamos! Readers will learn about Yorkie history, behavior, and how to best care for them in this engaging title.

Coming in August – Cats, Cats, Cats!

Interest Level: Grade 1 – Grade 4
Everyone knows that cats reign supreme on the internet! This guide educates readers about the life cycle and habits of domestic cats with social-media-inspired graphics and pictures of adorable feline stars.

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One thought on “Six Books for When You Need Pet Therapy

  1. Amy Law

    Pet therapy is awesome! Caring for animals helps kids learn empathy and responsibility. And pets return the favor with unconditional love. Win, win. These look like wonderful books to share the love. Love it!

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