Picks of the Litter

Discover a list of just-right books featuring favorite cat and dog heroes!

Cute vs. Cute: Who’s the Cutest of Them All? Plus Stickers

Cute vs. Cute: Who’s the Cutest of Them All? Plus Stickers

Duckling vs. penguin chick. Panda vs. kitten. Bunny vs. guinea pig. It’s time to decide who are the most adorable baby animals. (Hint: kittens!)

Socks and Ribsy Pack

Socks and Ribsy Pack

by Beverly Cleary

Socks the tabby cat and dog-pal Ribsy are used to being spoiled and getting plenty of attention, until the family brings home a new baby. Now it seems like the only way to get attention is to cause some trouble!

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to Sleep?

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to Sleep?

by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant

The day is nearly over and mother wants little Kitty Cat to get ready for bed. But this kitten has so many reasons to stay up—like peek-a-boo games and toe tickling!

Hello Kitty’s® Princess Party

Hello Kitty’s® Princess Party

by Kris Hirschmann, illustrated by Sachiho Hino

Hello Kitty and Mimmy have cleaned their room, put on their tiaras, and prepared the box of dress-up clothes. Ding-dong—the other princesses have arrived! Let the party begin!

Mittens

Mittens

by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung

Nick is a patient and nice boy, but his new kitten is very shy and has trouble finding a safe and soothing place in the big, scary house.

Skippyjon Jones Pack

Skippyjon Jones Pack

by Judy Schachner

For the littlest cat in his litter, Skippyjon sure has the biggest ears—and if he thinks he’s a Spanish-speaking Chihuahua, then he must have the biggest imagination too!

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale

by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, illustrated by Barry Moser

Charles Dickens’s favorite inn has a new mouse-catching cat with a shameful secret—it’s not mice he wants to eat, it’s cheese!

Animal Stories: Sky the Unwanted Kitten

Animal Stories: Sky the Unwanted Kitten

by Holly Webb

Stubborn Olivia insists she doesn’t want a new cat, but she won’t be able to resist the world’s cutest kitten forever.will she?

Bad Kitty Box Set

Bad Kitty Box Set

by Nick Bruel

Why does this innocent kitty get such a bad rap? Messing with the dog and getting into the garbage is perfectly normal. And sofas are scratching posts.right?

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

by Laura Numeroff,
illustrated by Felicia Bond

Give a cat whatever they like, and they will return the favor by asking for more! So be a good human and fetch something sweet, hmmm?

Claws

Claws

by Mike and Rachel Grinti

Emma and her family move to a run-down trailer park, where she meets a talking cat who gives her magic abilities to help find her missing sister. Fur-raising!

Splat All Year Long Pack

Splat All Year Long Pack

by Rob Scotton

From the first day of school to his first kitty crush, Splat has a story for every season and always gives us a reason to meow out loud!

A Dog and His Girl Mysteries #1: Play Dead

A Dog and His Girl Mysteries #1: Play Dead

by Jane B. Mason and
Sarah Hines-Stephens

Dodge is a retired police dog with a nose for solving crimes. He recruits Cassie, a special kid who loves mysteries. Together they’re an unstoppable crime-fighting force!

Bad Pets: True Tales of Misbehaving Animals

Bad Pets: True Tales of Misbehaving Animals

by Allan Zullo

Some animals are misunderstood, and others are just bad to the bone! From a shoplifting seagull to a carjacking dog, these tales are full of laughs and maybe a few lessons too!

Scooby-Doo!™: Big Top Scooby-Doo! Junior Novel

Scooby-Doo!: Big Top Scooby-Doo! Junior Novel

adapted by Sonia Sander

This snack-loving Great Dane needs your help stopping a werewolf that’s been terrorizing the circus and stealing jewelry from audience members! (Jewelry is like collars for people.)

Dog in Charge

Dog in Charge

by K. L. Going,
illustrated by Dan Santat

This canine is a natural leader, so while his humans are away they put him in charge of five house cats. Now all those fish-breath fur balls are running around the house and making a huge mess!

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs Pack

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs Pack

Tails are sure to wag with this wonderful introduction to six different breeds, including floppy-eared beagles, feisty Chihuahuas, and loyal boxers.

LaRue Favorites Pack

LaRue Favorites Pack

by Mark Teague

Ike LaRue is a super-smart canine who takes matters into his own paws when people can’t seem to get things right. He stirs up trouble, solves cases, and even runs for office!

Legend of the Ghost Dog

Legend of the Ghost Dog

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Henry the beagle loves his new Alaskan wilderness home, until he and his humans hear of a scary legend: locals say the Shadow is older than the oldest animal, and not entirely of this world. Yipe!

Magical Puppy Pack

Magical Puppy Pack

All pups have a touch of magic to them, but these dogs pull off some amazing disappearing acts! Will these adorable dogs ever return to their owners’ open arms?

My Dog Is a Hero

My Dog Is a Hero

by Rebecca Camerena

These dogs have a big job to do! Meet all kinds of courageous canines, from police dogs to rescue dogs, guide dogs to guard dogs.

Puppy Readers Pack

Puppy Readers Pack

These sweet pups are a good example of why dogs make great best friends: they’re helpful, full of energy, and really good at making pizzas disappear!

Showoff

Showoff

by Gordon Korman

When an enormous Doberman named Luthor ruins the dog show and the winning chances of the best-in-show beagle, he ends up in the pound. Thankfully, a few smart kids are plotting to bust him out!

Sleepy Dog

Sleepy Dog

by Harriet Ziefert,
illustrated by Norman Gorbaty

This sweet dog and pet kitten are great friends who share playful dreams until morning. They’re sure to help even the antsiest humans fall soundly asleep.

All About Paws

In the fall of 2012, kids everywhere sided with either the Cats or the Dogs in a pledge to read every day and help make their team reading champs—while also helping to donate 1,000,000 books to kids in need. Reading at home for 20 minutes each day was all it took to get in on the fun!

Learn More About Paws

Paws for Reading is sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs ClassroomsCare and its literacy partners.
Paws for Reading is a registered trademark of Paws for Healing, Inc.

Paw Prints & Reward Treats

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Picks of the Litter

Discover a list of just-right books featuring favorite cat and dog heroes!
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