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Shiloh

Age: 9-12 | Grade: Grades 3-5
Summary:
1992 Newbery Award Winner


Eleven-year-old Marty Preston loves to spend time up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia. Sometimes he takes his .22 rifle to see what he can shoot, like some cans lined up on a rail fence. Other times he goes up early in the morning just to sit and watch the fox and deer. But one summer Sunday, Marty comes across something different on the road just past the old Shiloh schoolhouses -- a young beagle -- and the trouble begins. What do you do when a dog you suspect is being mistreated runs away and comes to you? When it is someone else's dog? When the man who owns him has a gun? This is Marty's problem, and he finds it is one he has to face alone. When his solution gets too big for him to handle, things become more frightening still. Marty puts his courage on the line, and discovers in the process that it is not always easy to separate right from wrong. Sometimes, however, you do almost anything to save a dog.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $5.59

How to Steal a Dog

Age: 9-12 | Grade: Grades 4-6
Summary: One day Georgina has a home, a best friend, and plenty to eat. The next, she's living in a car with her mother and brother. Carrying on as usual isn't possible: washing up in a restaurant bathroom, doing homework by flashlight, losing her friend. Mom works two jobs, but it's not enough, so impatient Georgina decides to steal a dog, hoping to collect a reward. She picks her furry victim and makes careful plans--but she doesn't count on her conscience. In stripped-down, unsentimental prose, Georgina tells her own story, her words making clear her vulnerability and heartbreak as well as her determination and pride.

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Paperback: $5.59

Clifford the Small Red Puppy Board Books: Clifford's Animal Sounds

Summary: Your little one can meet and greet a duck, hen, sheep, and more in this durable board book sized for baby hands. Great for reading aloud, each page introduces a different creature and the fun sounds it makes, from the tweet of a little bird to the cluck of a hen. Tune your toddler's ear to the different sounds of animals, including the bow-wow of puppy Clifford!

Available Formats:

Board Book: $4.49

Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School (Audiobook Read-Along)

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-3
Summary: A dog laments his fate at obedience school through a series of hilarious letters home.

FORMAT: Paperback Book & CD

NARRATOR: TBA

When Ike Larue is "imprisoned" at the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy, he tries everything to get sent home - weepy letters to his owner, even illness. In reality, Brotweiler is more like camp than prison, but still, Ike's not cut out for life without Mrs. LaRue & his creature comforts. Finally, he runs away only to find himself back in Snort City - just in time to save Mrs. LaRue's life.




Biography:

Mark Teague is an award-winning children's book author/illustrator whose books include the How Do Dinosaurs series, his Dear Mrs. LaRue series, FIREHOUSE!, and recently his first novel, THE DOOM MACHINE, which received excellent reviews. Mark lives in New York state with his wife and their two daughters.

Available Formats:

Audio CD & Paperback: $6.99

How to Care for Your Cat: A Color & Learn Guide for Kids

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-3
Summary: Kid-friendly pictures to color and concise captions teach smart ways to interact with felines and explain how to be a cat's best friend. Tips include advice on grooming, transportation, play, and more.

This coloring book is a fun-to-follow guide for every family that owns a cat or is considering adopting one. Simple pictures and clear, concise captions teach smart, safe ways for children to interact and bond with their pets. Tips include the importance of vaccinations, fresh water and food, and litter-box cleanliness, as well as suggestions for grooming and training.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $3.19

How to Care for Your Dog: A Color and Learn Guide for Kids

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-3
Summary: Children and their parents will benefit from this excellent resource and its easy-to-color illustrations. Simple captions explain how to feed, groom, and train canine companions. Suitable for ages 4-8.

Children and parents alike will benefit from this excellent resource and its helpful suggestions for looking after the family dog. Thirty easy-to-color illustrations are accompanied by kid-friendly captions that offer tips on providing pets with a safe and healthy environment, including how to feed, groom, and train canine companions.

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Paperback: $3.19

Clifford's Good Deeds (8X8)

Age: 3-6 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-1
Summary: Clifford has a good heart, but whenever he tries to BE RESPONSIBLE and do good deeds for others, they always seem to backfire. In the end, he manages to save two children from a burning house, and then put out the fire. Finally, Clifford is a hero!


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Available Formats:

Paperback: $3.19

Audio CD: $6.96

Pet Hotel #1: Calling All Pets!

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 1-4
Summary: A fun, funny new chapter book series full of adorable pets and silly adventures!

Twins Meg and Charlie are moving into their great-great-aunt's hotel, and they're in for some surprises! The rundown hotel is full of cool old rooms, a rooftop garden, and even an elevator. There's also one big problem - it doesn't have any guests.

But when Meg and Charlie volunteer to look after a neighbor's golden retriever puppy, the fuzzy little furball gives them a great idea. They're going to transform their new home into an amazing hotel... for pets!

Contributors:

Kate Finch lives in a regular house with regular pets - but maybe she'll start a pet hotel of her own one day! Pet Hotel is her first series.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $3.99

Gaby, Lost and Found

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 4-7
Summary: A Latina main character, a lovable cast of shelter animals, and a very special friendship give this novel tremendous heart.

Gaby Howard loves volunteering at the local animal shelter. She plays with the kittens, helps to obedience train the dogs, and writes adoption advertisements so that the strays who live there can find their forever homes: places where they'll be loved and cared for, no matter what.

Gaby has been feeling like a bit of a stray herself lately. Her mother has recently been deported to Honduras, and Gaby is stuck living with her inattentive dad. She's confident that her mom will soon come home so that they can adopt Gaby's favorite shelter cat together, and start getting back to the way things used to be. When the cat's original owners turn up at the shelter, however, Gaby's plans for the perfect family seem to fall apart. But she's determined not to let go of her dream so easily.

Contributors:

Angela Cervantes is a writer and poet. Her poems and short stories have appeared in THE KANSAS CITY STAR and CHICKEN SOUP for the LATINO SOUL. She currently lives and writes in Kansas City where she founded the Latino Writers Collective.

Available Formats:

Hardcover: $11.89

Paperback - Spanish: $4.89

Clifford's Family

Age: 3-7 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-1
Summary: Meet Clifford's family! The Big Red Dog's mother, father, brother, and sisters are scattered all over a big city and live very different lives. They may all live apart, but they will always love each other. And they all make their owners very, very happy!

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Paperback: $3.19

The Call of the Wild

Age: 12-14 | Grade: Grades 6-8
Summary: Stolen from his home and family, a dog named Buck must quickly learn the harsh law of survival among the men and dogs of the gold-crazed North. His intelligence, courage, and cunning transform him into a feared leader. As wolves attack and men grow desperate, Buck must heed the call of the wild. Only the strong will survive.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $3.99

The Puppy Place #29: Mocha

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 2-5
Summary: Welcome to the Puppy Place - where every puppy finds a home!

Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home.

Charles and his family are visiting relatives in the country when a stranger drops off a puppy. Mocha, a Bernese Mountain dog, was running around on the highway without a leash or tags. Can Charles find this adventurous pup a perfect place to live?

Contributors:

Ellen Miles loves dogs, which is why she has a great time writing Puppy Place books. And guess what? She loves cats, too! That's why she also came up with the series called Kitty Corner. Ellen lives in Vermont and loves to be outdoors every day, walking, biking, skiing, or swimming, depending on the season. She also loves to read, cook, explore her beautiful state, play with dogs, and hang out with friends and family. Visit her website at www.EllenMiles.net.

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Paperback: $3.99

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