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Guide Dogs for the Blind (Working Dogs)

by Howard Schroeder Phyllis Raybin Emert

From the book jacket: Can you imagine what it would be like to cross a busy street if you were blind? You will learn how "seeing-eye" dogs are trained. In this easy to read nonfiction book students grades 2 - 4 can learn about Buddy the first Guide dog in America, about which breeds are used for guide work, about different ways the dogs are trained, and what a blind person and dog to during class. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare. There is also a chapter on guide dog instructors, costs and a glossary of useful terms. Breeds represented are Labrador retriever, Golden Retriever, and German Shepherd Dog.

Hearing-Ear Dogs (Working Dogs)

by Howard Schroeder Phyllis Raybin Emert

Did you know a dog can be trained to "alert" deaf people to the sound of alarm clocks, doorbells, and other noises? Learn how these amazing canines are trained. For grades 2 - 4.

Lionel Richie (Centerstage)

by Howard Schroeder Teresa Koenig

Examines the life of the Alabama musician and songwriter who gained prominence with the Commodores and went on to a highly successful solo career.

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