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Engle, Margarita.

Summary: When his mother is sent to jail in Los Angeles, eleven-year-old Tony goes to live with his forest ranger great-uncle in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where Tony experiences unconditional love for the first time through his friendship with a rescue dog.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Square Fish/Henry Holt and Co. 2014

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: J FICTION ENGLE

May, Kyla

Summary: "When Bella wins a poster-making contest at the animal shelter, she gets to be queen of the "Adopt-an-Animal" parade. That can only mean one thing... Bub the pug is her prince! But Bub has no idea what a prince does. Can he figure it out in time to help Bella be the best queen she can be?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Branches/Scholastic Inc. 2023

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: J FICTION MAY 9

Larson, Kirby.

Summary: In 1944, Hobie Hanson's father is flying B-24s in Europe, so Hobie decides to donate his beloved German shepherd, Duke, to Dogs for Defense in the hope that it will help end the war sooner--but when he learns that Duke is being trained for combat he is shocked, frightened, and determined to get his dog back.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic, Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: FIC LAR

Man-Kong, Mary

Summary: A book about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Beginning Readers, Call number: JE MAN-KONG

DiPucchio, Kelly

Summary: "A proper bulldog raised in a poodle family and a tough poodle raised in a bulldog family meet one day in the park."--Title page verso.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE DIPUCCHIO

Teague, Mark.

Summary: Gertrude LaRue receives typewritten and paw-written letters from her dog Ike, entreating her to let him leave the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy and come back home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2002

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: E TEA

Blabey, Aaron

Summary: Pig is a selfish pug who does not want to share his toys with his canine housemate, Trevor--until an accident teaches him the value of friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE BLABEY

Barrow, Randi G.

Summary: In 1945 Russia, those who own German shepherds are considered traitors, but thirteen-year-old Mikhail and his family are determined to keep the dog a dying man brought them, while his classmate Katia strives to learn his secret.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2013

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: T FICTION BARROW

Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Jack and Annie travel to a monastery in the Swiss Alps where, with the help of St. Bernard dogs and magic, they seek the second of four special objects necessary to break the spell on the wizard Merlin's beloved penguin, Penny.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F OSB

Eggers, Dave

Summary: Free dog Johannes' job is to observe everything that happens in his urban park and report back to the park's three bison elders, but changes are afoot, including more humans, a new building, a boatload of goats, and a shocking revelation that changes his view of the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION EGGERS

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: T FICTION EGGERS

Singer, Marilyn

Summary: "From morning to night, a cat and dog who live together show their innate feline and canine natures. The dog barks at the delivery man while the cat barely notices; the dog runs out to play when the children return from school, while the cat prefers to keep napping on the soft couch. Neither gets the better of the other in their rhyming interchanges, and by day's end they realize that, despite...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2022

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE SINGER

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE SINGER

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE SINGER

Blabey, Aaron

Summary: Pig the Pug often lies to get what he wants, and blames Trevor the sausage dog for his own misdeeds--but when his latest lie results in an accident and the loss of a tooth he finally learns his lesson (maybe).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE BLABEY

Gravett, Emily

Summary: Bursting with energy and fun, young children will love to count the dogs and the sausages, as well as looking out for all the funny details on each page. The book explores numbers one going up to ten, and ten going down to zero, touching on several simple concepts like half, all, more, less along the way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boxer Books 2023

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE GRAVETT

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE GRAVETT

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE GRAVETT

Derting, Kimberly

Summary: Cece, a budding and inquisitive scientist, and her equally curious best friend Isaac conduct experiments to see whether Cece's dog Einstein will eat his vegetables.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE DERTING

Casteel, Seth.

Summary: Photographs and simple, rhyming text reveal what goes on beneath the surface as various dogs swim to fetch their favorite toys. Includes facts about the different dog breeds depicted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2013

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE CASTEEL

Willems, Mo

Summary: Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock to play games with him, but during the winter things change for them both.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children 2010

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE WILLEMS

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE WILLEMS

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: [E] WIL

Cameron, W. Bruce

Summary: Trained as a search-and-rescue dog since puppyhood, Ellie can track and find people who are physically lost, but it is her owners, widower Jakob and lonely Maya, who challenge her to find a way to save people who are lost in other ways.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Starscape 2015

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION CAMERON

Maijala, Marika

Summary: Racing greyhound Rosie escapes the confines of the racetrack and bounds towards freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Elsewhere Editions 2023

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE MAIJALA

Kensky, Jessica

Summary: Rescue thought he'd grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog -- it's the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he's better suited to being a service dog, he's worried that he's not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE KENSKY

McKay, Sindy.

Summary: A boy dreams that he and his dog have fantastic adventures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Treasure Bay 1999

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

2 available in Stacks, Call number: PB NEW

Figueroa, Acton.

Summary: Emily Elizabeth, having learned about elections at school, nominates Clifford to be president of the dog park.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2004

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Beginning Readers, Call number: READER FIGUEROA

DeFelice, Cynthia C.

Summary: Being sent to stay with grandparents he hardly knows is hard enough for twelve-year-old Eric, whose parents are deployed to Iraq, but his grandfather's hostility and the threat of losing the dog he rescues causes Eric to run away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus and Giroux 2011

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: [Fic] DEF

Manushkin, Fran.

Summary: Katie Woo learns different ways to cope with the death of her dog.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2010

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: J FICTION MANUSHKIN

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Beginning Readers, Call number: J FICTION MANUSHKIN

Anderson, Scoular.

Summary: Stan the dog determines to make some changes in order to show everyone at the local dog show that he isn't lazy and clumsy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2007

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: J FICTION ANDERSON

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