One of the nice things about Harry the Dirty Dog and the other books about Harry is that while young children will love to have you read the books to them, beginning readers will enjoy reading the books on their own. Children who enjoy the books will probably also enjoy the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems and Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman, which also work as a read aloud and a read alone. If dogs are a favorite, I particularly recommend Norman Bridwell's Clifford Collection, which celebrates 50 years of Clifford the Big Red Dog.
(Cover art courtesy of HarperCollins)