Nonfiction Reads About Our Furry Friends

Are you an animal lover looking to read more about our favorite furry companions?  If so, the Livingston Public Library is the perfect place to find pawtastic nonfiction books about our four legged (and even two legged) animal friends.  Here are some books that you can reserve for checkout, right now.

Screen Shot 2020-07-20 at 9.14.58 AMOur Dogs, Ourselves, and How We Live with Dogs Now by Alexandra Horowitz

This book is the celebration of the bond between dogs and humans.  Perfect for both the animal lover and the science fanatic, this read will have you immersed in exploring the bond between dogs and their owners.

Screen Shot 2020-07-20 at 9.15.03 AMLessons from Lucy: The simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry

Sometimes the best life lessons can come from our furry friends.  In this read, Barry turns to his dog Lucy, in order to find ways on how to live the best life possible through living in the moment, being comfortable as yourself, and letting go of grievances.

Screen Shot 2020-07-20 at 9.15.07 AMDewey: The Small Town Library Cat who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

Do you wish that the Livingston Public Library had a cat?  (I do!) This nonfiction tale is about a cat that was discovered in the library’s book drop and chose to make the inside of the library his home!


Screen Shot 2020-07-20 at 9.15.13 AMHow to Think Like a Cat by Stephanie Garnier

In this book you’ll learn to live just like our beloved felines- independent and stress free!


Screen Shot 2020-07-20 at 9.15.18 AMThe Parrot Who Owns Me by Joanna Burger

Burger adopted a 36 year old parrot about 15 years ago.  She didn’t expect it to be the most complicated relationship of her life thus far.  Moody, angry and neglected, Tiko, was not a friendly bird at all.  This story is about the two, bird and human, learning to trust each other.

Screen Shot 2020-07-20 at 9.15.24 AMThe Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young

Take a trip to a dairy farm in this nonfiction read and learn about the different personalities and traits of various cows.  From the differences in various types of mooing, to decision making, and sleep, cows truly are fascinating animals.

Screen Shot 2020-07-20 at 9.15.40 AMUnlikely Friendships- Dogs: 37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage by Jennifer Holland

In this collection you’ll explore 37 true stories about dogs and the friendships they have made with other animals.  From geese to horses, these tales of animal companionship will inspire you.

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

Livingston, NJ 07039, USA

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