It’s time for children to Paws to Read!

Launched in the spring of 2023, the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Humane Education program seeks to create the next generation of compassionate animal advocates.

Two young girls sitting on the floor reading to a kitten who is laying in a blanket in one of the girl's laps.

Read along with us by selecting a book from our children’s reading list to learn more about animals.

Paws to Read Book List

1 to 4-years-old
Tails Are Not for Pulling, by Elizabeth Verdick

3 to 7-years-old
May I Pet Your Dog?, by Stephanie Calmenson
Jeannie Houdini A Hamster’s Tale, by Mary-Ann Stouck
So, What’s It Like To Be A Cat?, by Karla Kuskin
Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s a Dog, by Michelle Lander Feinberg
Hens for Friends, by Sandy De Lisle
Lucky Loki is Okey Dokey, by Bette M. Vogel

6 to 10-years-old
Looking Out for Sarah, by Glenna Lang
The Cormorant and the Clam, by Consie Berghausen
Oh, Theodore Guinea Pig Poems, by Susan Katz
Mrs. Crump’s Cat, by Linda Smith
The Forgotten Rabbit, by Nancy Furstinger
Buddy Unchained, by Daisy Bix

Learn more about ARL’s Humane Education programs, including reading to animal opportunities.