Bow Wow Meow Book Club

Looking for a great book to read? This list will be updated regularly with animal-related books that might be just what you're looking for! Here are a few titles to add to your reading list!

For Those Who Love Books About Companion Animals (Dogs/Cats):

February: Following Atticus by Tom Ryan (2011)

Following Atticus is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world's beauty and its possibilities. Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to a close friend who died of cancer by attempting to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. Tom was middle-aged, overweight, and acrophobic (a fear of high places).

It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading Tom and Atticus across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog.

Atticus even has his own Facebook Page! Click here to check it out.

March: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen (plus three other titles that he has written)

A Street Cat Named Bob is an international sensation, landing on the bestseller list in England for 52 consecutive weeks and selling in 26 countries around the world. Now, James and Bob are ready to share their true story with the U.S. in this tale unlike any you've ever read of a cat who possesses some kind of magic.

When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

This instant classic about the power of love between man and animal has taken the world by storm and is guaranteed to be a huge hit with American fans as well.

Here are some other great titles; some are picture books for kids!

  • The World According to Bob
  • A Gift from Bob
  • For the Love of Bob
  • Bob: No Ordinary Cat
  • My Name Is Bob
  • Where in the World Is Bob?
  • Bob to the Rescue


Books Related to February Holidays

February 15 - Presidents' Day (observed)

  • First Pet:  Presidential Dogs, Cats, and Other Critters by The Associated Press

February 23 - International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day AND World Spay Day

  • Dog Treat Cookbook:  27 Pooch-Approved Homemade Recipes by Mindi Berg

Books Related to March Holidays

March 27 - Easter

  • House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit, 4th Edition Paperback by Marinell Harriman

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

  • Guinea Pigs:  The Essential Guide to Ownership, Care, & Training for Your Pet by Kate Pellham