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Books About Pets for Preschoolers

Celebrate the pets in your life with some of our favorite books about pets for preschoolers.  

Books About Pets for Preschoolers

Most preschool-age kids love animals of all kinds.  Help children celebrate their pets (or someone else’s pets) by sharing stories with them.  From silly and imaginative tales to more practical and informative reads, books about pets are always well-liked by preschoolers.  

Whether you choose to read books during a lesson about pets, a study of animals, or even just as a fun storytime read, pet-themed books are a great resource for homeschooling preschool.  

Check out these amazing pet-themed books for preschoolers!

Preschool Books About Pets

The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini

Imagine what it’s like to have different kinds of pets with this silly read.  Children will love learning all about Doug, who turns out to be a very unique pet.  

Little Kids First Big Book of Pets by Catherine Hughes

This National Geographic book is the perfect way to introduce pets to preschoolers.  Full of pictures and easy to understand descriptions, kids will discover all kinds of family-friendly pets.

Books About Pets for Preschoolers

Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings 

Learn about having a dog for a pet through the eyes of a dog who wants to be adopted.  This interesting book will give preschoolers a new perspective on owning a pet.  

Lola Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn

Teach little ones about the responsibilities of owning a pet as they read along with this cute story.  Young learners will be engaged by the colorful illustrations and the super sweet storyline.  

Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev

Enjoy this read that is full of unusual pets.  Preschoolers will gently uncover a moral about acceptance within this fun story.     

Do Not Wish for a Pet Ostrich by Sarina Siebenaler

Laugh out loud with this imaginative tale.  Little learners will be giggling the whole way through this crowd-pleasing story.  

Books About Pets for Preschoolers

Just Me and My Puppy by Mercer Mayer

Show young pet owners what it’s like to care for a puppy.  With simple text and colorful images, preschoolers will begin to understand the responsibilities that come with having a pet.

What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss

This silly Suess story is the perfect book for talking about pets with preschoolers.  With unique creatures and creative language, a message about making decisions is presented in a way that children will understand.  

May I Pet Your Dog? by Stephanie Calmenson

Show kids how to interact with someone else’s pet.  Presenting realistic experiences, this story is a great way for little ones to learn about different animal interactions.

Books About Pets for Preschoolers

How to Care for Your Dog by Janet Skiles

Share this color-and-learn guide with preschoolers during a pet-themed lesson, or just for fun.  Children will love using their imagination to color while learning about pet care at the same time.  

Pet-Themed Books for Homeschool

Whether preschoolers have their own pets at home, or are just simply curious about animals, books are a great way for preschoolers to learn.  Share some of these incredible reads with them during your next preschool storytime session.    

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