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Pugs: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about pugs?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to pugs. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about pugs.

Our list includes picture books. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about pugs, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Pug Blasts Off to popular sellers like Pig the Pug.

We hope this list of kids books about pugs can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Thunder Pug
Written by Kim Norman & illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Welcome back the perfect pug-and-pig pair: Percy and Petunia. The two besties are inseparable–until Petunia wins a blue ribbon at the fair. Suddenly she’s too busy to play anymore. So when lonely Percy finds a faded comic book, he takes on a new persona: THUNDER PUG! But what’s a superhero without a sidekick? Will a little “Pink Lightning” (aka Petunia) come to his rescue?

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I Love You, Fred
Written by Mick Inkpen & illustrated by Chloe Inkpen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

From the father-daughter team behind I Will Love You Anyway comes another heartwarming tale about a sweatband-wearing pug.

Fetch! and Sit! and Stay! and Ball! and Walk! and Bed! I know those words… …but what is Fred?

Little ones will laugh out loud as you read Mick and Chloë Inkpen’s delightful second story all about a troublesome little dog who finally discovers his own name.

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Paws for a Cause
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7
The third book in a sweet and funny Branches series about a pug and his human, told from the pug's POV!
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The Three Little Pugs
Written by Noah Z. Jones
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Princess Pink has to shut down a shady car dealership run by the Three Little Pugs!<br></br><br></br>This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!<br></br><br></br>In the Land of Fake-Believe, Princess Pink meets the Three Little Pugs–the trickiest car dealers in town. They sold Scaredy-Pants Wolf an actual lemon instead of a car! Princess and her friend Moldylocks must work together to get their friend his money back. Princess will have to use her new karate moves to block, chop, and kick down this shady business for good!

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Pig the Pug
Written & illustrated by Aaron Blabey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Pig is a greedy and selfish Pug. He has all the bouncy balls, bones, and chew toys a dog could ever want yet he refuses to share with his poor friend, Trevor. Little does he know, however, that being greedy has its consquences. Join Pig as he learns to share - the hard way!

Young readers will love the irresistbly quirky and funny illustrations that are paired with a relatable lesson of learning to share with others. For dog and pet lovers everywhere.

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  • Pug Blasts Off - The first book in a sweet and funny new Branches series about a pug and his human, told from the pug's POV!

  • Pug's Snow Day - The second book in a sweet and funny Branches series about a pug and his human, told from the pug's POV!

  • Puppy Dog Pals: Pups on a Mission - Did you know that a dog’s sense of smell can be more than 1 million times stronger than ours? Or that pugs are prone to catching colds because of their super short noses? Join Bingo and Rolly on a <i>barktastic </i>mission and learn fun facts like these along the way! This reader with related facts comes with stickers and a quiz at the end of the book. </p>

  • Good Dad Diego - Diego is a dog, but he has one of the toughest jobs in the world. Is he a ninja? Nope. Is he a superhero? Nope. Is he a king or a police officer or the president? Nope. Nope. Nope. Diego is a DAD. And that requires the patience and fortitude of all of these positions combined . . . as Diego–an adorable pug–demonstrates in this laugh-out-loud photographic picture book. Admonitions and chores may be somewhat different for dogs: “Stop chewing on the furniture!” “Don’t eat cat barf!” But Diego does everything out of love . . . and we get to see the objects of his affection at the end of the story: pug puppies!!

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Pig the Fibber
Written & illustrated by Aaron Blabey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

The world’s bestselling pug is back!

Pig was a pug, and I’m sorry to say, he would often tell lies just to get his own way.

Pig the Pug tells lies to get what he wants and get Trevor the sausage dog in trouble. When Pig hatches a plan to get at the hidden treats in the back of the closet, his lies get Trevor thrown out of the house. Finally he’s all alone with those treats. What he didn’t expect was the bowling ball. Maybe this time Pig the Pug will learn his lesson.

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The Three Little Pugs
Written & illustrated by Nina Victor Crittenden
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Gordy, Jilly, and Zoie love to race, chase, and play pug-of-war. But most of all, they love snoozing in their big, cozy basket. Then one day just before their morning nap, the big bad cat decides to make himself at home in the pugs’ beloved basket! Will the pugs figure out how to keep him away before they get too sleepy?

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Chick 'n' Pug
Written by Jennifer Sattler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

It's a bird . . . It's a pug . . . It's: Chick 'n' Pug!

Chick lives for adventures. Pug lives for, well, sleep. In Chick's eyes, however, Pug can do no wrong. In fact, he is WONDERPUG! But with danger around every corner and a hero who's a little low on energy, it may be up to Chick to save the day and earn the prized role of sidechick (er, sidekick . . .)

From an exceptional new talent, this is a funny, heartwarming story of misplaced hero worship as well as the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat
Written by Sue Lowell Gallion & illustrated by Joyce Wan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-8

Pug and Pig are back for a heartwarming Halloween adventure in this adorable picture book that’s perfect for pet lovers of all ages. Halloween night has come to Pug and Pig’s house, and the darling duo is sporting matching costumes. The costumes are cozy. They glow in the dark. And they have masks! There’s only one problem—Pug hates wearing his. So he decides to rip it up and stay home. But Halloween just isn’t any fun for Pig without Pug! Can Pug find a way to be a good friend and get back into the Halloween spirit?

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Pig the Slob (Pig the Pug)
Written & illustrated by Aaron Blabey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5
An all-new Pig the Pug picture book from internationally bestselling author-illustrator Aaron Blabey.
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