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!
Alexandra Horowitz, author of the best-selling Inside of A Dog, is back with a new dog-delving science book, BEING A DOG: FOLLOWING THE DOG INTO A WORLD OF SMELL. Widely known for sniffing out drugs, bombs, and certain types of ancer, this book will surely open up our minds — and nostrils — to the infinite ways that dogs perceive the world around us! (NPR)
The New York Times recently reviewed a fresh batch of non-fiction books for pet parents — including a trifecta of new pup psychology titles, Pets on the Couch and Modern Dog Parenting, and Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days.
Bookbub, the big-time discount ebook site, now has two major dog books for sale at $1.99 — Meg Donohue’s Dog Crazy and Dog Years (by Mark Doty) — so get ’em while they’re hot!
On this 4th of July holiday weekend, why not snuggle up with a (somewhat) patriotic dog book? Bronwen Dickey’s excellent new non-fiction title, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, clears up the myths and misconceptions of America’s most demonized dog breed — and also shows the cruel part that humans have played in abusing this loyal animal’s reputation.
The @Midnight game show on Comedy Central referenced “#dogbooks” for its #hashtagwars segment last night — and the results were hilarious! (#DogBooks on @midnight)
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!
The Chicago Tribune has wrangled up a gang of pet books that should please just about any animal lover — from pet politics to Men With Cats to Chicken Soup for the feline soul! (Chicago Tribune)
If you’ve ever fallen down a hole and need a little help, that’s when you find out who your true friends are.
And Julie Barton found that friend in the bunker — er, rather, in Bunker, her beautiful Golden Retriever, as she writes about battling depression in the new touching memoir, Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself.
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!
Never let a human do a dog’s job…especially when it comes to finding the cure for cancer, says Arlene Weintraub in her new book, Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures. This non-fiction work is a both a scientific study on the huge impact dogs are having in cancer research, as well as a personal story detailing Weintraub’s own dire experiences in dealing with the loss of a loved one to this horrific disease that affects us all. An important read!
Have you ever wondered how Dean Koontz pumps out all those mystery novels? perhaps he has a ghostwriter…dog?
Whatever the case may be, if you want some good old-fashioned advice from this hot new dog columnist, then check out Koontz’s latest, Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn.
There’s only one thing better than curling up with a good book — and that’s curling up with your pet AND a book! So, Vanessa Morgan of the well-traveled Traveling Cats blog, is combining two of our favorite pastimes by putting on a great big Rafflecopter giveaway of pet books — and you can check it out HERE!
More than just a clever spin on the classic Disney title, All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn’t Learn in Veterinary School) is Dr. Jessica Vogelsang’s new humorous, touching memoir that details the three
amigos dogs that have impacted her life before and after becoming a vet.
You can read an excerpt here on Medium!
I 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!