Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (Grand Central Publishing, $19.99) by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter, which has been topping the best-seller list the past few weeks.
John Grogan’s Marley & Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog, which still rules the paperback best-seller lists and has been made into a movie that’s to be released Christmas Day.
I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun (Gotham, $10) by Professor Happycat and icanhascheezburger.com: Putting 200 pictures of cats with funny captions in a book doesn’t quite capture the genius of the ingenious Web site, but the paperback still gets a laugh.
Greyhounds (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $24.95) by Barbara Karant: In her forward, author Alice Sebold calls the dogs both icon and silly beast, and she admires Karant’s ability to portray the retired greyhounds’ varied beauty and personalities.
Cat Capers: Catitude for Cat Lovers (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $24.99) by Gandee Vasan: Trivia, poems and musings accompany the revealing photos of cats. This is a companion book to Vasan’s 2007Dog Days.
From Baghdad to America: Life Lessons From a Dog Named Lava (Skyhorse Publishing, $23.95) by Jay Kopelman: A lieutenant colonel shares how the adoption of an abandoned puppy in Iraq helped a group of soldiers cope during the war. Then Kopelman describes how he and the dog readjusted to life back in the States.