12 Cute Kids' Poodle Books

monty and the poodles

Monty and the Poodles

Monty and Ginger are best canine friends who want to reside together. The only problem is that Ginger is a fancy pooch who lives in a poodles-only mansion and Monty is a scrappy street dog who does not meet the requirements to move in with the rest of the poodles. Refusing to give up on their dreams of living together, the dogs come up with a plan to live where every breed is accepted. 




Children's Picture Books Featuring Poodles

Poodles are popular pets for good reason. They are highly intelligent, easily trainable, and love human companionship. Whether you rescue a dog from a shelter or buy one from a breeder, there is no doubt this dog will quickly adapt to your home and impress you with its intellect. The best thing is that they come in three different sizes. People who love large dogs will prefer the standard poodle which typically weighs between 45 and 70 pounds. For those that prefer smaller dogs, the miniature poodle weighing between 10 and 15 pounds is a good option. And for people who like tiny dogs, toy versions weighing between 7 and 10 pounds would be a perfect match. All of these varieties are features in the best children's books about poodles. Tiny dogs are tucked under little arms or inside small purses and toted around with their humans. Larger pooches take off on adventures of their in this collection of fun stories. 

the pumpernickel daffodil
The Pumpernickel-Daffodil

A young poodle is being groomed to perform in his very first dog show. He comes from a long lineage of successful blue ribbon winners, so the poor guy is feeling lots of pressure. All of the champions in his family expect Wodehouse Chili Pepper Pumpernickel the Third to take first place in the competition. When he scopes out the other dogs, he is not sure he has what it takes to win. A sweet story with a valuable lesson about finding one's own path in life.




the toughest cowboy

The Toughest Cowboy

The roughest, toughest cowboy in the Wild West is feeling a bit lonely. He decides a dog is the perfect companion for his long days on the ranch. Instead of choosing a typical cowboy dog, like a border collie or an Australian shepherd Grizz Brickbottom opts for a miniature poodle. With illustrations that a blend of cartoon and caricature, this is the perfect poodle book for kids who love cowboys.





A valuable story about a poodle who is suffering from a low case of self-esteem. Although Antoinette has a heart of gold, she feels like her clever, strong and fast brothers all have talents that overshadow her own. Then one day when her best pal's sister disappears in the park, Antoinette sets out on a mission to find the missing pup and a bit of herself along the way. 




 catch that dog

Catch That Dog!

Tweens will enjoy reading this action-packed mystery about a poodle who is on the run. His name is Masterpiece, a well-suited moniker about a dog who has known nothing but the best his entire life. A celebrity poodle who has starred on television, graced the covers of magazines, and lived alongside other superstars, Masterpiece finds himself in a bit of trouble. Some dognappers snatch him up in hopes of collecting a big ransom. The clever poodle manages to escape and spends some time living a hard life on the streets. When a little girl named Joanie stumbles upon the dirty, ragged pooch, she cleans him up and discovers his true identity. A generous reward for returning the poodle is on the line, but Joanie is not sure if she can give up her new best friend.


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Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea

Fluffy is a poodle who is accustomed to living a life of luxury. When this dashing canine sets out for a relaxing cruise, his vacation is interrupted by a some scurvy pirates who have their eyes on his riches. Ever the smart poodle, Fluffy uses his  charming ways to win over the burly bunch of pups. Kids will love this pirate-themed poodle book written in clever rhyme and humorous pictures.


pinkalicious puptastic

Pinkalicious: Puptastic!

A poodle is the perfect dog for a girl like Pinkalicious. When she is asked to watch a puppy for the weekend, she is over the moon with excitement, especially because the poodle happens to be her favorite color- pink!  At first the fluffy visitor is shy, but Pinkalicious has some fun ideas to help her new furry friend to feel more comfortable. A short, easy book for kids who are learning to read independently.





Lots of life lessons are packed into this darling book about Poodlena, a fancy dog who lives a pampered lifestyle. She spends hours primping her hair, powdering her body, and examining her reflection in the mirror. Her singular goal in life is to be the perfect pink poodle. One day when prancing through the park, Poodlena accidentally falls into a mud puddle. What seems like an unfortunate event actually turns Poodlena's life upside down, in the best possible way. She learns to let go of her desire to be perfect in exchange for a life of fun and freedom.


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Noodle the Poodle

Cute Noodle is going through a temporary crisis. He desperately wants to look like all the other dogs with straight hair. After many failed attempts to "fix" his curly locks, the little poodle learns a valuable lesson about learning to love his differences. 





An engaging, non-fiction picture book about poodles for kids who want to learn all about this breed. Large photographs of different types of poodles are paired with easy and informative text. Readers will enjoy examining all the features of the various dogs and perusing the glossary full of poodle terms and definitions.



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Nanny Paws

A cute book about a poodle who takes her job very seriously. Every day she takes good care of twins, Ally and Mae, by feeding, protecting, and playing with them. Even when the girls are sick, Nanny Paws finds a way to nurse them back to health. This short and sweet story about the love a dog has for her little humans is a favorite among preschoolers.



punk rocker poodle

Punk Rocker Poodle

Kids will have a rockin' good time reading about a dog who jams on a guitar and stomps around the house. Funky illustrations perfectly complement the text that reads like a rap. The frenetic pup dances and stomps through the rooms with a high level of energy, until he finally collapses for a nap. Sounds just a little bit like the toddlers who will love this funny poodle book.


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Stories for Kids Who Love Poodles

Poodles are high-energy dogs that require lots of physical activity. There are so many interesting facts about poodles. For instance, they have high mental acuity, so owners need to keep them stimulated indoors as well. Kids can have fun spending endless hours training their poodles to do tricks. These smart pups are also adept at solving problems around the house, similar to clever cats who are always up to mischief. It's important for family members to keep them busy or they may get into a bit of mischief when no one is looking. Keeping the house free and clean from dog hair is easy since poodles do not shed. They also crave human contact, making them loyal and constant companions who will follow family members wherever they go. The best kids' poodle books bring to life the spirit and personality of these bright dogs. Their problem solving and social skills are highlighted in tales of friendship, adventure, and plain silliness.




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