New Perspectives Discussion Series

photo of book cover showing lady and dog on park bench 

For the Love of a Dog by Patricia B. McConnell

Resources for Further Exploration


Organizations and Online Resources


Books (asterisk * indicates title also available as Book on CD)

  • *Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross Country Adventure by David Rosenfelt
  • *Our Dogs, Ourselves by Alexandra Horowitz
  • *A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home by Sue Halpern
  • Always by my Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I’ve Loved by Edward Grinnan
  • *The Possibility Dogs: What a Handful of “Unadoptables” Taught Me About Service, Hope, and Healing by Susannah Charleson


Documentaries, Docuseries, and Videos


Elementary Level Books

  • Hello goodbye dog by Maria Gianferrari; illustrated by Patrice Barton
  • Dogs and Their People by Anne Lambelet
  • Stormy: A Story about Finding a Forever Home by Guojing
  • First Friend: How Dogs Evolved from Wolves to Become Our Best Friends by Kersten Hamilton; illustrated by Jaime Kim
  • What if My Dog Had Thumbs? By Mike Perry


Middle Grade Books


Teen Books

  • The History of the World in Fifty Dogs by Mackenzi Lee; illustrations by Petra Eriksson
  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  • Qaqavii by Miriam Körner
  • Warrior Dog (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Navy Seal and His Fearless Canine Partner by Will Chesney
  • Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson