The Dog Days of Summer (Reading)

It seems the only escape from this incredible heat wave we’re now experiencing is to curl up in a cool place with a good book. And we find our furry friends are no different! Scroll down to see our staff pets with their favorite books & to find out how to win a dog days of summer-themed prize this week – A.K.A. #barkweek!

Rawley loves a good picture book. His favorite new book is “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” by Grace Lin.

Every day while his mom is at work, Benji the doodle curls up in his bed to listen to NPR with his copy of Michelle Obama’s biography, “Becoming”.

Blue is a fan of Middle Grade fiction. She plans to pick up the latest in the “Dork Diaries” series once she finishes #14.

Olivia loves using books, as a vehicle for learning and as a pillow.

We love seeing our furry friends advocate for literacy!

And we’d love to see your pets with their favorite books!

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer (Reading) with us on social media! Share a photo of your pet with their favorite book on Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win a dog days-themed gift from the First Book Marketplace!

You can share your photo on either Instagram or Twitter. In order for your submission to be considered, you will need to tag First Book (@firstbookorg on Instagram, @FirstBook on Twitter) and include the hashtag #BarkWeek. You can enter one submission on Twitter and one on Instagram every day, for a maximum of two entries per day. We’ll choose our favorites daily – the winner will have their pet photo featured on Instagram and Twitter profiles!

While we love to see animals photos from all over the world, this giveaway is open only to U.S. residents, and not affiliated with Twitter or Instagram.