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Dog Lovers Book Club - November 2018

Australian Dog Lovers Book Club November 2018 showing our three top picks

Christmas is coming ... If you're like us and can't bear the idea of a Christmas morning without books, you're in luck with a plethora of new releases and pawsome gift ideas from publishers.

We hope you'll enjoy browsing this super-sized edition of our Dog Lovers Book Club!


The first steps in emergency care for your best friends wellbeing
by Dr Alex Hynes 
First Call for Dogs book by Dr Alex Hynes from Bondi Vet TV show
This book is a must have for any dog owner. Dr Alex Hynes is an emergency veterinarian and director at Animal Emergency Service in Brisbane and one of the new faces of Bondi Vet

This book offers simple, concise and helpful information on the most common emergency illnesses and injuries for dogs. Through her years of emergency experience, Dr Alex Hynes wants to share her knowledge with dog owners including symptoms to look for, potential causes of illnesses, prevention and support, how to perform CPR, how to transport your dog to the vets, as well as what to expect when you arrive at the hospital.

You'll learn the first steps in emergency care for your furry friends including: Why is my dog vomiting? What foods are toxic to dogs? How can I tell if my dog is in pain? and much more ...

Number of pages: 107
Publisher: In House Print Media, 17th September 2018

RRP: $29.95 at  

by Kerry Greenwood 

Intrepid baker and erstwhile investigator Corinna Chapman returns triumphantly in her first adventure in seven years. 

The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood (Corinna Chapman series) book cover When a distraught Scottish veteran from Afghanistan is knocked unconscious, waking up to find his beloved ex-service dog missing, Corinna and her lover, Daniel, find themselves inextricably drawn into the machinations of a notorious underworld gang of drug runners. 

Corinna and Daniel need to pull together all the strings to find the connections between their wandering Scottish veteran, his kidnapped dog, a student dramatic society that's moved into Corinna's building, burglaries, and the threatening notes that begin to mysteriously appear in her apartment.

Between her forays into danger, there is still time in Corinna's life for tender encounters while the delicious aromas of newly baked breads, muffins and treats waft out of her bakery, Earthly Delights.

Paperback, 298 pages
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia, 1st October 2018

RRP: $29.99 from

by Jadan Carroll with illustrations by Molly Dyson

The best dogs of all time book by Jadan Carroll from Scribe Publications
Since the dawn of time, dogs have been the number one source of joy in this world. This is a book about the very best of them.

Powerful dogs, mythical dogs, heroic dogs, talented dogs, literary dogs, dogs who have changed the course of history, and dogs who have set the internet ablaze.

From the deeply misunderstood Cerberus - the multi-headed hound of Hades - to HachikĊ, Rin Tin Tin, and Duke - the thrice-elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota (who is an actual dog), the Best Dogs of All Times tells heart-warming, absurd, and informative stories of the most exceptional hounds to have bounded across the earth, their majestic tongues flowing in the breeze, and of the humans who love them.

Hardback, 112 pages
Publisher: Scribe Publications, 29th October 2018

RRP: $24.99 from

by The Book of Everyone

Wise(ish) Words for Dog Lovers by the Book of Everyone personalised gift for dog lovers
This is the perfect personalised gift for dog lovers of all ages this Christmas!

You can really take control by making most of the quotes your own, all set in a beautifully designed book with colourful illustrations throughout. 

Available in three formats (Paperback, Harcover and Deluxe), it can be printed with the recipient, sender and dog's name of your choice to appear throughout the book. 

It's a fun gift crammed full of wise facts about dogs! 

You can preview your creation before sending it to print!

RRP: $49.95-$79.95 at

written and illustrated by James Wadley
Drawn Free watercolour sketches of rescue dogs - book by James Wadley

Drawn Free is a collection of watercolour sketches of rescue dogs from around the world. 

Painted in beautiful, vibrant colours, each illustration comes with a short backstory - how pup and human came together to create a new future. 

Mostly happy stories, a few sad, but in the end a celebration of dogs who received a new beginning.

50% of profits for each book sale will be donated to benefit no-kill shelters and rescue organisations around the world. 

Softcover: 48 pages
Published: 1st October 2018

RRP: US$14.90 (free shipping in Australia) exclusively from

Simply use your unique code AUSTRALIANDOGLOVER to save 10% at the checkout!

by Catherine Pickles

For the quite (very) actual love of Worzel Wooface by Catherine Pickles - Hubble and Hattie
Worzel is still an enormous Lurcher with ‘issues,’ but his issues are now predictable. Now in his fourth year with his forever family, life is changing. As the children grow up and begin to spread their wings, Worzel's world should be more peaceful. But as life rolls on, a changing of the guard brings new challenges; challenges no-one seems ready to embrace, least of all the cats.

An over-enthusiastic encounter with a fish pond, a blackbird with a death wish, and a new arrival all conspire to ensure that whilst Worzel might be ready for an easy life, his family has other plans.

Mum, long-suffering Dad, five cats and two grown-up children all feature in Worzel’s fourth diary, bringing together poems, letters and advice that Worzel’s beginning to wonder if it's even worth offering any more.

The eagerly-awaited fourth instalment from Worzel, the literary Lurcher is funny, touching, honest, and very real.

Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Hubble and Hattie, 27th September 2018

RRP: $29.99 from


by Sam Angus 

Soldier Dog by Sam Angus book cover Macmillans Children's Book
Soldier Dog by Sam Angus is an emotional, action-packed, moving book set during the First World War.

'He'll always be true, faithful and brave, even to the last beat of his heart.'

It's 1917. In the trenches of France, miles from home in England, Stanley is a boy fighting a man's war. He is a dog handler, whose dog must be so loyal that he will cross no-man's-land alone under heavy fire to return to Stanley's side, carrying a message that could save countless lives. But this journey is fraught with danger, and only the bravest will survive.

As the fighting escalates and Stanley experiences the true horror of war, he comes to realize that the loyalty of his dog is the only thing he can rely on . . .

Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Macmillans Children's Book, 20th September 2018

RRP: $14.99 from 

by Jodi Kendall, illustrated by Pascal Campion

Twelve-year-old Josie must find forever homes for seven rambunctious foster puppies in this heartwarming sequel to The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City

Dog Days in the City book by Jodie Kendall - Dog Lovers Book Club Kids' Corner
Anytime Josie Shilling’s large family gets too chaotic, volunteering at the local animal clinic is the one place she can escape—and she loves working with the animals. But when a box mysteriously appears on the clinic’s front steps, Josie suddenly becomes responsible for seven adorable puppies! 

Taking care of her pig, Hamlet, last fall was a bit harder than she thought. So how is she ever going to handle a whole litter of mischievous pups and find the right homes for them all? This summer will bring big changes for Josie as she learns about growing up, letting go, and loving your pack no matter what.

Dog Days in the City is a heartwarming blend of coming-of-age and animal friendship story that will delight the younger dog lovers.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins, 2nd October 2018
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old

RRP: $33.99 at 

The Imaginary Tales Of The Real Dog Who Disappeared 

written and illustrated by Blair Reid

Coco Tales by Blair Reid book cover - Dog Lovers Book Club
Coco is a tiny dog believed to be an Australian silky terrier cross, but her breed is still a bit of a mystery. What her owner, Blair, does know is that this fun-loving dog has a taste for adventure.

Coco came into Blair’s life in 2008, in a city called Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia. Coco and Blair had an instant connection, but after two weeks of playing and cuddles, tiny Coco was stolen from her home! But fear not—Coco was returned after two weeks and the games and cuddles continued.

After relocating to Brisbane in 2013, Coco disappeared from Blair’s yard again! GASP!

In 2015, Blair received a call from RSPCA Noosa to say that someone had handed tiny Coco in! An excited Blair raced (responsibly and within the speed limit) from Brisbane to the shelter to collect her long-lost pooch! Where Coco went, how she got there and what mischief she got up to, no one knows. Until now … Read Book 1 (of 5) and follow Coco on her adventures!

Hardcover, 36 pages
Published 20th October 2018
For Ages: 3-9 years old

RRP: $20.00 from

Please note that $1 from all online purchases are donated to the RSPCA. 

by Sandra Dieckmann

The Dog That Ate the World book by Sandra Dieckman
He came over the pastures like a mean thunderstorm. Fast as lightening was the dirty dog.

All of the animals of the valley lived in peace and harmony until the big greedy dog appeared. He was so greedy that he gobbled up everything he could see! 

Happily for our animal friends, there was plenty of room for them all to live and play in the dog's big bad belly. Perhaps it's not so great to be the biggest and baddest animal in the valley after all...

This second book from widely acclaimed illustrator Sandra Dieckmann teaches kids an important lesson about the consequences of greediness. The great cast of characters help and support each other and are illustrated with dynamic textures and vibrant colour.

Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Flying Eye Books, 1st October 2018
For Ages: 4+ years old

RRP: $24.99 from

by Deena Baker,‎ illustrated by Andres Crego

Bear the Dog - a story about rescues eBook by Deena Baker
This eBook called 'Bear the Dog a Story About Rescues' is a story about the importance of adopting and rescuing animals. Because you never know if they are going to rescue you back. 

This is the story of how a dog that was found in a ditch and was going to be put down, found a new home. 

It is a story of how a simple adoption has brought purpose and joy in an unexpected way... How he found a new home with an Iraq War Veteran and a widow. 

RRP: US$4.21 from  


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