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Small, feisty Siberian husky Togo--the overlooked sled-dog hero of the 1925 serum run to Nome--sets the record straight in Dog Diaries #4! When a diptheria epidemic breaks out in isolated Nome, Alaska, in January 1925, the only way to get life-saving serum to the town is by using dog-sled relay teams. Twenty teams participate, and the dog who inevitably gets credit for saving the town is Balto, lead dog on the final team which delivered the serum. But few people have ever heard of 12-year-old Togo and his musher Leonard Seppala, who carried the serum for almost double the length of any other team, and twice violated warnings to avoid perilous Norton Sound and instead ran straight over the frozen ice! With realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell--plus an appendix with information about Siberian huskies, sled dogs, mushers, and more--Togo's tale is perfect for middle-grade readers who love a spunky underdog!
It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society. Dogs of all different backgrounds and breeds have gathered together to listen to the diaries of twelve dogs from around the world and throughout history. Abu is the ruler of ancient Egypt, but Miu, the Royal Cat, continues to challenge him, except at night. Tidbit, born the runt of the litter, becomes a star singer at the Grand Ole Opry. Jip leads his blinded master back home from the Civil War. Mimi, a dog living in Paris, shares her tips on bathroom protocol and dinnertime etiquette. And eight more!Betsy Byars and her daughters, Laurie Myers and Betsy Duffey, the trio who brought you MY DOG, MY HERO and THE SOS FILE, have pooled their talents once again to write on a subject they love. DOG DIARIES is a collection of humorous and touching stories, complemented by Erik Brooks' black-and-white illustrations, that will appeal to dog lovers of all ages.
When a dog training school opens in Greenfield, the Boxcar Children bring Watch in to learn some new tricks! But at the very first class, a Dalmatian goes missing--did the dog run away, or was he stolen? And when a second dog vanishes at the next class, it's clear that the Aldens have a dog-gone mystery to solve!
Boxcar fans can enjoy three adventures about the Aldens, their dog, Watch, and many other canine companions together in one book!In The Mystery at the Dog Show, the children help take care of some amazing show dogs at Greenfield's first annual dog contest--but who's trying to ruin the day?Then, in The Guide Dog Mystery, the Aldens spend time at a service dog school and discover that someone has broken into the kennels to get to one very special dog!And in The Mystery of the Midnight Dog, the children visit a North Carolina town full of spooky legends, including one about a ghost dog who howls at midnight to warn of danger! Readers will have plenty of fun with the Boxcar Children and their four-legged friends in this new collection.
From the Book Jacket: These are the supurb stories of Albert Payson Terhune. The classic story, A Dog Named Chips, first published in 1931, is now available in a new large-print version. Born a ragamuffin mongrel, Chips had a longing for purple and fine linen, for all the luxuries of a millionaire's world. Escaping from home in a sports car, he insinuated himself into the heart of the ninth richest woman in America, dominated her household, patched up a budding romance, and even got himself abducted and held for ransom. But the climax of his career came in a brief visit to the Philadelphia dog pound. As a result of this excursion into unknown territory, Chips presented his unsuspecting mistress, with a litter of seven. In the end, Chips received her final triumph-a new and royal name-"Cleopatra, formerly Chips." Hilarious and exciting, this is a book for every dog lover.
[from the back cover] "Doggone! Okay, so the stray mutt that the gang finds near their dance school isn't the cutest dog they've ever seen... but the girls fall in love with him anyway. And they decide to make Toe Shoe their mascot. Only problem is, none of the gang's parents will let them have a dog. And then their enemy, Courtney, gets poor Toe Shoe thrown in the pound. Rocky, Zan, McGee, Mary Bubnik, and Gwen may be known for messing things up--but they're going to get their dog back if it's the last thing they do right!" There are more funny situations in store for these ballet school friends who like each other more than they like ballet. The Bookshare collection has the whole series. Catch up on any of the books in this series you've missed. Check out #1 The Terrible Try outs, #2 Battle of the Bunheads, #3 Stupid Cupids, #4 Who Framed Mary Bubnik, #5 Blubberina, #6 Save D.A.D., #7 The King and Us, #8 Camp Clodhopper, #9 Boo Who?, and #10 A Dog Named Toe Shoe.
Man's best friend goes to war. Chuck and Ajax are partners, and they're good at their job. Chuck leads Ajax through the jungles of Vietnam, and Ajax sniffs out hidden, deadly traps before they can hurt US soldiers. The war is almost over now, and the Army is grateful for Chuck's service. They want to give him a medal. But their plans for Ajax are less noble. Suddenly, Chuck is forced to answer two impossible questions: Is his loyalty to Ajax or to the US Army? And just how far is he willing to go to protect his partner? DOG TAGS is a series of stand-alone books, each exploring the bond between soldier and dog in times of war.
Man's best friend goes to war. Two enemy soldiers. One uneasy alliance. Miguel is a medic in the US Army. Stationed in a remote Belgian forest during World War II, he's expecting a quiet tour of duty. But the Nazis have other ideas. They launch a surprise attack . . . one that separates Miguel from his entire division. Alone and lost in enemy territory, Miguel discovers an abandoned dog, left behind by German forces. The dog could be just the ally Miguel needs to get out of the forest alive. There's a catch, though. The dog has been trained by the Nazis to see Miguel as the enemy. Can a young soldier teach an old dog new tricks? DOG TAGS is a series of stand-alone books, each exploring the bond between soldier and dog in times of war.
When his dog, Harry, is grounded for nipping another dog, Mike wonders how he'll ever make it through the baseball game against the Robin Hood Arrows.
It's a fun twist on the classic baseball story in this laugh-out-loud adventure from Matt Christopher. A Level 3 Passport to Reading title perfect for readers just about ready to read independently. Description:Mike has a special relationship with his dog, Harry. They can read each other's minds! Harry is able to help Mike out with tips about the opposing players on the baseball field, but Mike's having trouble with his pitches--and the buddies need to work together to save the game!
Mike's football team is really put to the test when Harry, his telepathic dog, has to stay home. Can the team win without Harry's supernatural advice?
Emily and her dog Zack suddenly discover that they can see ghosts.Now, they set out to help one ghost in particular who needs their help the most.
Emily has dreams of drowning. Night after night, she's being sucked under - until the third night. She realizes it's not just a dream. It's really happening to someone - or something. On the rocky shore outside her house, Emily finds a large dog. He's barely alive, but she's determined to save him. She can feel his pain - and his determination to live. The dog is brought to the vet. And with Emily's help, he starts to improve. But is the bond between the girl and her dog something more? She can see what he sees, feel what he feels. And Zack seems to be able to read her mind, too. Is it possible that together, Emily and Zack can do more than read each other's minds? Can they turn their powers to helping other people?
When dogs go missing, one boy will find out why. And the answer is out of this world.Nothing gets past Logan. When he observes that the neighborhood's dogs are mysteriously vanishing, he suspects nothing less than a full-scale alien dognapping invasion. The adults don't believe him, of course, so he enlists his friends to investigate and soon they make a shocking discovery.Now man's best friend needs help. Fast. Suddenly, Logan and his team are on a mission unlike anything known to man. A hilarious, heartwarming tale of hound-saving heroics, Invasion of the Dognappers will be gobbled up by middle-grade readers.Ages 8-12
Owning a pet can teach a child responsibility, patience, confidence, and the satisfaction of a job well done--and best of all, it's fun! Over 60 inventive activities and crafts such as Can Do Canine Show and Dog Day Story teach kids about taking care of their pooch pal while promoting a long-lasting relationship. Games such as musical chairs, burying bones together, and throwing a frisbee and flyball; fun things to make such as a rag rug, a pooch pillow, and a puppy bed; and yummy treats to cook such as crunchy dog biscuits and a dog food cake get kids involved with taking care of their dog's needs while teaching healthy care-giving techniques and fostering a deep friendship. In addition, A Dog's Best Friend includes information about dog obedience training; a reading list of children's animal books; listings of Web sites, pet-care resources, and animal organizations and events; and amusing trivia for dog lovers.
When Harvey stops by Sabrina's house with Macdougal, the dog he's pet-sitting, he finds Sabrina elbow-deep in brownie batter. She's trying to bake like anormal teenager--without using her powers. But with some of her ingredients missing and her electric mixer on the blink, Sabrina decides to conjure up a little magical help. Suddenly, Sabrina's mixing spell goes horribly haywire, bouncing into the dining room and zapping Harvey and Macdougal. Now Harvey's in canine chaos and his voice is coming out of the golden retriever's drooling jaws! With the Quizmaster on her case and her best friend chasing cats, Sabrina's in the doghouse--unless she can find the trick that will get rid of Harvey's dog days for good!
Newbery Honor author Ann Martin's "heartwrenching and heartwarming" (Kirkus) dog story, now in paperback, with After Words bonus material. Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself, and in the process makes two friends who in very different ways define her fate.
[From the dust jacket:] On the first morning of the world, a man and a dog forged a solid friendship. Ever since, in cultures all around the globe, dogs have been our faithful companions--inseparable, dependable, loyal, and loving. Gerald and Loretta Hausman retell thirteen tales that capture the spirit of our beloved friend, the many-faceted dog. Here are trickster dogs, like the well-meaning but forgetful husky who accidentally brought Death to the world. Here are guardian dogs, like the wolfhound who was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect his master's baby. Here are super dogs, like the poodle who could speak four languages, catch bullets with his teeth, and change shape. Here, too, is the story of that first man and dog and the promises they made--and many more. The Hausmans beautifully evoke the varied cultures that nourished each tale--from that of the Nyanga people of Africa to that of the Ainu of Japan and the Siberian Eskimos of Unisak--and their rich storytelling style makes each an irresistible read-aloud. Barry Moser's brilliant watercolors gracefully pay homage to thirteen different breeds. So, dip into these pages and enjoy finding your own best friend--in the mythic proportions every dog deserves.
At the airport, Beto moved diligently among the luggage coming off a plane from Central America. He picked out one suitcase and alerted an officer: Three pounds of cocaine were discovered inside. A highly paid narcotics agent? No, Beto is a handsome golden retriever--just one of the thousands of dogs currently being used to block the flow of drugs across our borders, find missing persons, and hinder the work of terrorists. From the Department of Agriculture's Beagle Brigade to aggressively trained German shepherds, these incredible, highly skilled animals are saving time, money, and lives! Because of their extraordinary scenting ability, dogs are superior to machines in many types of detection. Animal champion Patricia Curtis and photographer David Cupp offer a fascinating look at how handlers and dogs work together to do a job that is exciting, challenging, sometimes dangerous, and mostly rewarding.
Daddy says, "Most folks got a north star in their life-something that gives their life extra meaning. Mine is music." Without even thinking, I say, "Mine is Tam." Abby knows that Tam, her Shetland sheepdog, is her north star, and she's pretty certain she's his, too. But when an accident separates Abby and Tam, it feels as though all the stars have fallen out of the sky and nothing will ever be right again. As the days between them turn to weeks, then months, dangers and changes fill up Abby's and Tam's lives. Will they ever find their way home to each other? Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, A Dog's Way Home is an unforgettable tale of the many miles, months, and mountains that divide two loyal friends-but that can't possibly keep them apart.
In the old days there were songs...Something is bothering Russel Susskit. He hates waking up to the sound of his father's coughing, the smell of diesel oil, the noise of snow machines starting up. Only Oogruk, the shaman who owns the last team of dogs in the village, understands Russel's longing for the old ways and the songs that celebrated them. But Oogruk cannot give Russel the answers he seeks; the old man can only prepare him for what he must do alone. Driven by a strange, powerful dream of a long-ago self and by a burning desire to find his own song, Russel takes Oogruk's dogs on an epic journey of self-discovery that will change his life forever.<P><P> Winner of the Newbery Honor
In the summer of 1980 before she starts junior high school in Santa Rosa, California, Tracy, who was adopted from Vietnam when she was six years old, finds an old ammo box with a dog tag and picture that bring up painful memories for both her Vietnam veteran father and her.
Twelve-year-old Mitchell got involved with the wrong kid this past summer, and the prank they played led to an elderly woman's injury. Now he finds himself at the police station--his "sentence" is to chat online with a nursing home resident twice a week for the next month. Mitch isn't thrilled; what could he and some "old" person possibly talk about? But Mitch's new online friend has a personality all her own. Her name is Wootie Hayes, and she has plenty to talk about: how she got her name, how much she misses her own home, and how she detests bingo. But she also wants to know about Mitch's situation. Without expecting it, they help each other face the truth and begin a new friendship in the process.
Twelve-year-old Mitchell played a prank that led to an elderly woman's injury. Now he finds himself at the police station--his "sentence" is to chat online with a nursing home resident twice a week for the next month.
Have you ever wanted to hold a little piece of the impossible? Lavishly illustrated in full color, The Doldrums is an extraordinary debut about friendship, imagination, and the yearning for adventure from author-artist Nicholas Gannon. A modern classic in the making, The Doldrums is for readers of inventive and timeless authors such as Brian Selznick and Lemony Snicket.Archer B. Helmsley wants an adventure. No, he needs an adventure. His grandparents were famous explorers . . . until they got stuck on an iceberg. Now Archer's mother barely lets him out of the house. As if that would stop a true Helmsley. Archer enlists Adelaide--the girl who, according to rumor, lost her leg to a crocodile--and Oliver--the boy next door--to help him rescue his grandparents. The Doldrums whisks us off on an adventure full of sly humor, incredible detail, and enormous heart.With approximately twenty pieces of breathtaking full-color artwork, as well as black-and-white spot illustrations, and gorgeous, literary writing, Nicholas Gannon proves himself to be a distinctive new voice with his middle grade debut. Be in it for the limitless imagination. For the characters who capture your heart. For the rich world you'll want to settle into. But most of all, be in it for the friendship. That, after all, is the true adventure.