Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Children's: National Dog Week

September 22nd starts National Dog Week and the Children’s Department is all ready! We’ve gathered our favorite books about man’s best friend! You can click on the title of any of the books to place a hold on them through JCLC. Be sure to check out a special dog themed Story Time on Tuesday and Wednesday! Also, you can call Dial-A-Story at 332 – 6617 to hear a great story featuring dogs!

Picture Books
Before You Were Mine by Maribeth Boelts
A little boy imagines the life his new dog had before he was adopted from a shelter. This endearing tale will bring a smile to any rescue dog and their owner.

Chowder by Peter Brown
Chowder has always been a little different. But being different made Chowder lonely. When a petting zoo opens, Chowder is determined to make friends with the zoo animals. But will the animals accept Chowder as one of their own?

Carl’s Afternoon in the Park by Alexandra Day (Series)
This series follows the day to day adventures of Carl, a loveable Rottweiler, and Madeleine, Carl’s three year old best friend. Together they get in and out of mischief.

Dogs by Emily Gravett
This story has a dog for everyone! Big dogs or small dogs, tough dogs or soft dogs, and stripy dogs or spotty dogs. This lovable book is simple, but still quite entertaining. There is even a surprise ending that will sure to put a smile on you and your child’s face!

Mutt Dog by Stephen Michael King
Mutt Dog is brave and fast and gentle and loyal and smart, but he's also hungry, and he doesn't have a home. Then one day his luck changes, and he at last finds a family--and a cozy, loving place to belong. With its humorous text and irresistible watercolor illustrations, this endearing story by Australian picture-book creator Stephen Michael King is certain to strike a chord with animal enthusiasts everywhere.

Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan
Dogs of all sizes and shapes take center stage in this picture book that is just too cute! Each spread features a dog (or two or three) and a succinct poem written from the canine perspective. Presented in a variety of fonts and type sizes that reinforce the meaning of the words, the poems offer odes to the various pleasures of life--sleeping in the sun and chasing balls--many of which aren't limited to dogs.

Early Readers and Non Fiction
Nubs: Story of a Mutt, Marine, and a Miracle by Brian Dennis
Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. But Nubs' life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. Nubs and Dennis will remind readers that friendship has the power to cross deserts, continents, and even species.

It’s About Dogs by Tony Johnson
Told through 40 free verse poems, It’s About Dogs, with its sweet water color illustrations, will definitely entertain your dog-loving family!

Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby
Pink was the runt of the pig litter. He was so small that the Kerby family didn’t think he would survive– so they brought him into the house where he met Tink, a new dachshund mom. When Tink saw Pink, she immediately adopted him into her family, and helped nurse him back to health. Pink thrived in his new family: the puppies didn’t mind that Pink looked nothing like them—he was just their size.

Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant (Series)
This classic story of friendship between a boy and his dog has been warming the hearts of parents and young readers for over 20 years.

Flawed Dog: The Shocking Raid on Westminster by Berkeley Breathed
Heidy and Sam the Lion, who is actually a priceless dachshund, are best friends. But Sam is framed by Cassius, a jealous poodle, and sent away. His journey back to Heidy is one filled with epic adventure!

Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
Henry Huggins's dog, Ribsy, is hopelessly lost and accidently gets in the wrong car! All Ribsy wants to do is go home to Henry. Instead, he's about to begin the liveliest adventure of his life.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Learn how an abandoned dog, at the local Winn-Dixie, helps Opal open up to her new town and the people in her life.

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Just grab the Kleenex as you and your child rediscovered the heartwarming story of a boy and his dog.

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The Newbery Winner from 1992 revolves around an 11-year old by, named Marty Preston, who befriends a mistreated Beagle.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Who hasn’t fallen in love with the story of Little Ann and Old Dan?

Check out the Dogs of the Children’s Department!!!!

Phoebe and Rumo


Lucky AKA Little Brother



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Super cute!

Before You Were Mine by Maribeth Boelts


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