National Dog Day

Wednesday, August 26 will be National Dog Day, opens a new window! See if your social media feed fills with pictures of your friends' and relatives’ perfect pooches. Who doesn’t like a funny photo of a pug or a corgi to lighten the day? Don’t forget the wonderful stories written about man’s best friend! Here are some of our favorite books and downloadable canine content to borrow or stream and download.

Adults

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein's novel shows human life through the eyes of Enzo, a golden retriever. Made into a feature film in 2019.

A Dog's Purpose

In his quest to find his life’s purpose, Bailey the dog is born again and again into a new life and another chance to find the meaning of life.

Children 

Because of Winn-Dixie

India finds a stray dog in the Winn-Dixie grocery store and the dog’s presence in her life precedes much of her life's positive development.

Where the Red Fern Grows

A story of a boy, his two dogs and their adventures hunting in the woods of the Ozarks.

Bunnicula

Harold the dog and Chester the cat think something's suspicious about their family’s new baby bunny.

Dog Man

Dog Man is born when doctors sew a dog’s head on a policeman’s body and he sets out to save the world from his evil nemesis Petey the cat.

Picture Books 

Walter, the Farting Dog

Walter the dog has gas which causes all sorts of problems but in the end saves the day.

Harry the Dirty Dog

Harry is a white dog with black spots. When he gets so dirty that he becomes a black dog with white spots, will his family recognize him?

Do you have a favorite book or movie about these happy hounds? Share it with us in the comments below!

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