10 Books to Help Kids Choose, Care For and Train Their Pets

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According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, pet ownership in the United States is at an all-time high, with dogs and cats reigning as the most popular pets.  Other popular pets include fish, birds and horses. Whether your pet has fur or feathers, your local library can help you learn how to care for, train and play with your new companion.

Here are some of our favorite resources, all available for checkout.

A Kid’s Guide to Dogs: How To Train, Care For, and Play and Communicate With Your Amazing Pet! by Arden Moore

A Kid’s Guide to Cats: How To Train, Care For, and Play and Communicate With Your Amazing Pet! by Arden Moore

Caring For Your Fish by Adele Richardson

Cat Breed Guide: A Complete Reference To Your Purr-Fect Best Friend by Stephanie Warren Drimmer & Dr. Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.

Dog Breed Guide: The Complete Reference To Your Best Friend Fur-Ever by T.J. Resler & Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.

Little Kids First Big Book of Pets by Catherine D. Hughes

My First Puppy by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Small Pet Care: How To Look After Your Rabbit, Guinea Pig, or Hamster by Annabel Blackledge

Top 10 Birds For Kids by Wendy Mead

Vet in Training by Catherine Ard

Throughout September, we are sharing photos of library staff’s pets using the hashtag #petpicsfpl. Patrons have too! If you would like to get in on the fun, visit us on Facebook or twitter and post a pic of your pet!

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