*Kirkus STARRED REVIEW List of Dog Books

When I was a kid, I was on a constant hunt to find a good dog book to read. I wasn’t always successful. That’s why I created this blog, Dog Reads. I hope this site will become a go-to resource for kids, parents, teachers, and librarians on a quest for a good dog book.

By no means is this list an exhaustive list of dog books that have earned a starred review from Kirkus. If you know of other dog books that should be on this list, please feel to reach out to me with titles and I’ll be happy to include them on Dog Reads. As I include new titles, I’ll update this list. So feel free to check back as often as you’d like.

For a quick and easy reference, the list is in alphabetical order by title.

Click on the title and it will bring you to the Kirkus Review. Click on the author’s name and it will direct you to the Dog Reads interview.

Kirkus Starred Review List of DOG BOOKS:

A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean

Lara’s Gift by Annemarie O’Brien

Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer

Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle

Summer of the Wolves by Polly Carlson-Voiles

The Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pyron





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