12 Best #Dogs Books for Christmas #kindle

With all the “Best of” lists coming out as we wrap up 2016 — I figured why not add a pile of this year’s dog books to the mix? If you’re looking for stocking stuffers or other pet presents, there’s plenty of reading material to entertain the dog person in your life!

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FICTION

Lily and the Octopus (Steven Rowley)

Twelve Dogs of Christmas (David Rosenfelt)

Just Life (Neil Abramson)

Sit! Stay! Speak! (Annie England Noblin)

Earnest (Kristin Von Kreisler)

NON-FICTION

Being A Dog: Following the Dog into A World of Smell (Alexandra Horowitz)

Dogs and Their People (BarkPost)

The Secret Language of Dogs (Victoria Stilwell)

The Education of Will: A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog (Patricia McConnell) – Available Feb 2017

Let Me Tell You About Jasper: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog (Dana Perino)

Free Days with George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog (Colin Campbell)

Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home (Pauls Toutonghi)

Top 100 Books for #Dogs and their People!

Wesley Banks, author of the newly-released Faith in Every Footstep, has compiled a list of his Top 100 Dog Books using a complex, dog-eared algorithm of ratings, reviews, and sales (call it Moneyball for Mutts) — and It’s Just A Dog is proud to chew up the #30 slot!

Also, Mr. Banks is gifting a bundle of classic dog books this weekend — so check out his giveaway here on his website!

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Peanut Butter and #Dogs!

Peanut butter and jelly goes together like peanut butter and…dogs? That seems to be the hilarious theme discovered by Greg Murray for his brilliant new doggie photo book, For the Love of Peanut Butter. So, go to Kickstarter to help him — and all his models — satisfy their hunger! (SFGate)

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#Dogs and Their People…too!

The pooch-lovin’ publicity hounds at BarkPost are entering the book publishing biz soon with their dog owners’ crowd-sourced book, Dogs and Their People. And you don’t have to wait in line when it comes out if you pre-order at Amazon!

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“Old Faithful” Celebrates Senior #Dogs @a_pete_tweet

old faithful dogs of a certain age pete thorneTime catches up to all of us –– even our loyal dog friends. And if you’ve ever had the privilege of growing older with a pet, you’ve seen there is beauty and dignity in aging, as Pete Thorne documents in his graceful new doggie photo book, Old Faithful: Dogs of A Certain Age.

Those aren’t wrinkles — they’re laugh lines! (Pete Thorne Photo)

Christmas Eve Smackdown: #Cats vs. #Dogs Books!

When families get together over the holidays, some relatives can’t help talking smack — even when it comes to their favorite pet books! So, Carolyn Kellogg of the L.A. Times breaks down this year’s best cat vs. dog book stocking stuffers!

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Beloved Dog #Books!

beloved dog book maira kalmanIf you’re going to buy just one dog book for the holidays, I’d heartily recommend Maira Kalman’s Beloved Dog. It’s a gorgeous, colorful, witty publication –– and all about the love of a good dog!

And I’m not alone. See the heartwarming reviews in Brainpickings or Modern Dog!

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The Magical Fantastical Photicular #Safari Book!

safari photicular book dan kainen carol kaufmannI came across the new SAFARI: THE PHOTICULAR BOOK (Workman Publishing) at a local indie bookstore — and it just seemed to pop out at me!

Created by Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann, this ingeniously-designed hardback will make all wild animal lovers feel like kids in a candy store!

Wilma’s World Rocks The Art of #Dogs

Wilma’s World: Good Advice From A Good Dog, a charming new dog book snack from Chronicle Books, shows off the simple joys of artist Rae Dunn’s beloved Jack Russell terrier, Wilma. While it may not be as raucously funny as Wayne’s World, you’ll surely get a smile out of some of Wilma’s best tips to living the good life! (Amazon)

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#DogsofTwitter meet the #Dogs of Photo Books!

dogface barbara o'brienthe life and love of dogs lewis blackwellIf you’re a serious dog lover, then you probably enjoy cuddling up with a good dog book — especially ones with just pictures! Well, there’s a new litter of doggie photo books out there just in time for the holidays — Dogface (Barbara O’Brien), Dogs In Cars (Lara Jo Regan), and The Life and Love of Dogs (by master animal/nature photographer, Lewis Blackwell). Say woof!

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