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Responsible Pet Owner Month

Celebrate Responsible Pet Owner Month with these titles from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Ghost of Cutler Creek

The third book about Allie Nichols, "ghost magnet" Allie Nichols has hardly laid the last spirit to rest when she's sure that another one is trying to reach...

"...The third book about Allie Nichols, "ghost magnet" Allie Nichols has hardly laid the last spirit to rest when she's sure that another one is trying to reach.... The third book about Allie Nichols, "ghost magnet" Allie Nichols has hardly laid the last spirit to rest when she's sure that another one is trying to reach her. But how can Allie help a ghost who won't speak? All she has to go on is a sound -- a sort of whine -- and a smell. At the same time, a strange boy joins her sixth-grade class. ..."

Cynthia DeFelice Cynthia DeFelice

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Frances Foster Books

Sheep

The sheep closed in around him like a big, woolly blanket. The puppy had never been so scared or so excited in his life. Soon he was racing, feinting,...

Valerie Hobbs Valerie Hobbs

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A Neal Porter Book

Hogwood Steps Out

A Good, Good Pig Story

THE GOOD, GOOD PIG GETS HIS OWN PICTURE BOOK, PERFECT FOR YOUNG READERS. Christopher Hogwood is definitely a pig with personality! He’s bright, curious, and...

By Howard Mansfield and Barry Moser

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Mr. Wellington

An acclaimed playwright's first work for children...A gentle and thoroughly original animal story Young Jonathan finds a small, frightened squirrel on the...

By David Rabe and Robert Andrew Parker

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Henry Holt and Co.

Don't Lick the Dog

Making Friends with Dogs

Meeting a new dog is exciting, but it can also be scary. This humorous how-to manual shows kids the best ways to interact with unfamiliar dogs, providing...

Wendy Wahman Wendy Wahman

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Roaring Brook Press

Bad Kitty

From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time....

"...From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time..... From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. S..."

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

BAD KITTY IS BACK (AND BADDER THAN EVER!) when she is forced to take a bath in this hysterical new illustrated how-to for young readers. The following are...

"...BAD KITTY IS BACK (AND BADDER THAN EVER!) when she is forced to take a bath in this hysterical new illustrated how-to for young readers. The following are.... BAD KITTY IS BACK (AND BADDER THAN EVER!) when she is forced to take a bath in this hysterical new illustrated how-to for young readers. The following are some items you will need for Kitty’s bath: one bathtub, plenty of water, dry towels, a suit of armor, a letter to your loved ones, clean underwear (because stressful situations can caus..."

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty

It's Bad Kitty's birthday, and you're invited! Bad Kitty's second illustrated novel is packed with deadpan humor, rich tidbits of cat information -- and even...

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Madlenka's Dog

"Inspiring memories in the old and imagination in the young, the dog is a noble beast indeed, and Madlenka's Dog's resonant intergenerational connections make...

"..."Inspiring memories in the old and imagination in the young, the dog is a noble beast indeed, and Madlenka's Dog's resonant intergenerational connections make.... Another delightful romp around Madlenka’s city block Madlenka wants a dog! She doesn’t really care what kind, so long as it’s a dog that she can put on a leash and walk around the block. But her mother and father say NO! What is Madlenka to do? It just takes some imagination . . . Madlenka’s friends on the block all play along, rememb..."

Peter Sís Peter Sís

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Some Dog!

George was once a bouncy pup; now his pace is steady and slow. Still, he feels special. Then – “Ya-yippity, yappity, yeep-yeep-yeep!” – a stray dog bristling...

By Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt

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Square Fish

Dog Whisperer

The Rescue

An adopted girl, an abandoned dog—together, can they save lives?

"...An adopted girl, an abandoned dog—together, can they save lives?. 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 ..."

Nicholas Edwards

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Dog Day

Ben and Ellie have a new teacher. But wait a minute – the new teacher is a dog named Riff! With Riff in charge, reading, writing, and arithmetic are abandoned...

By Sarah Hayes and Hannah Broadway

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Feiwel & Friends

Everything for a Dog

In this companion to her acclaimed 2005 novel, A Dog’s Life, Ann M. Martin tells the parallel stories of a stray dog (the brother of the dog featured in A...

Ann M. Martin Ann M. Martin

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Dog Biscuit

Hungry Bridget ate a biscuit . . . a dog biscuit! It tasted good – salty and sweet at the same time – but dog biscuits are meant for dogs, not people. Bridget...

Helen Cooper Helen Cooper

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Henry Holt and Co.

My Dog, My Hero

'My Hero' to Be Chosen: Eight finalists will compete tonight for the title My Hero. The winner will wear the coveted gold Hero medal. These brave and...

By Betsy Byars, Laurie Myers, Betsy Duffey and Loren Long

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One-Dog Canoe

Sometimes – the more the merrier I set off one morning in my little red canoe. My dog wagged his tail. “Can I come, too?” “You...

By Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt

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How to Steal a Dog

Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don’t do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you’re in a bad fix and you...

Barbara O'Connor Barbara O'Connor

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Henry Holt and Co.

Cats to the Rescue

True Tales of Heroic Felines

Do cats really have a sixth sense? War hero, world traveler, adventurer, bodyguard—not the first descriptions that come to mind when we think of cats. But...

"...Do cats really have a sixth sense? War hero, world traveler, adventurer, bodyguard—not the first descriptions that come to mind when we think of cats. But.... Do cats really have a sixth sense?   War hero, world traveler, adventurer, bodyguard—not the first descriptions that come to mind when we think of cats. But in this collection of true stories about the fascinating behavior of cats around the world readers will meet Grover, who saved his owners’ lives when their house caught fire. And Suga..."

By Marilyn Singer and Jean Cassels

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The Cat's Tale

Why the Years Are Named for Animals

WHY ARE THE YEARS IN THE CHINESE CALENDAR NAMED AFTER ANIMALS? A young girl and her grandmother learn that being far apart in years doesn’t mean they have...

"...WHY ARE THE YEARS IN THE CHINESE CALENDAR NAMED AFTER ANIMALS? A young girl and her grandmother learn that being far apart in years doesn’t mean they have.... WHY ARE THE YEARS IN THE CHINESE CALENDAR NAMED AFTER ANIMALS?  A young girl and her grandmother learn that being far apart in years doesn’t mean they have nothing in common. Mao the cat and her master, Willow, are less than thrilled when Willow’s grandmother, her Nai-Nai, carelessly omits the important role of Cat from her story. Mao pro..."

By Doris Orgel and Meilo So

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The Cat Came Back

This handsome book has a built-in audience -- the thousands of children who have delighted in Fred Penner's music and signature song, The Cat Came Back. The...

"...This handsome book has a built-in audience -- the thousands of children who have delighted in Fred Penner's music and signature song, The Cat Came Back. The.... This handsome book has a built-in audience -- the thousands of children who have delighted in Fred Penner's music and signature song, The Cat Came Back. The story is simple: old Mr. Johnson is driven round the bend by a pesky cat who just won't let him nap in peace. The familiar words and infectious rhythm invite children to join in and..."

By Fred Penner and Renee Reichert

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Feiwel & Friends

The Cat on the Mat Is Flat

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, comes a collection of Dr. Seuss-style rhymes for elementary school readers. ...

"...From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, comes a collection of Dr. Seuss-style rhymes for elementary school readers. .... Muck?! Uck! YUCK!   Is it just bad luck when the truck of a duck gets stuck in the muck?   Nine silly rhymes, and a pig that slimes, from a writer voted BEST by The New York Times!   WARNING:  This book may self-destruct if used to teach a lesson.   “…The rat chased the cat. The rat chased the cat with the baseball bat. Around and around an..."

By Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

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Roger Priddy Roger Priddy

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Henry Holt and Co.

Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

"Mama Cat has three kittens, Fluffy, Skinny, and Boris. Whatever Mama Cat does, Fluffy and Skinny are right behind, climbing the wall, digging in the sand,...

"..."Mama Cat has three kittens, Fluffy, Skinny, and Boris. Whatever Mama Cat does, Fluffy and Skinny are right behind, climbing the wall, digging in the sand,.... "Mama Cat has three kittens, Fluffy, Skinny, and Boris. Whatever Mama Cat does, Fluffy and Skinny are right behind, climbing the wall, digging in the sand, chasing leaves. All Boris seems to do is nap. Will he ever wake up and join the fun?" Using her own cats as models, Denise Fleming has captured the moods, expressions, and antics of a..."

Denise Fleming Denise Fleming

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The Cat Who Walked Across France

An unforgettable tour of France The cat and the old woman have lived happily together for many years in the stone house by the sea. But when the old woman...

By Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben

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