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No Dogs Allowed

Ready, Set, Dogs! (Volume 1)

Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole; illustrations by Heather Ross

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Kate and Lucie are best friends. Kate is neat and Lucie is messy. Kate wakes up early and Lucie loves to sleep in. But both girls love, love, love dogs!

Unfortunately, Kate and Lucie live in apartments where dogs are not allowed. Instead of real dogs, they have dog T-shirts, dog sheets and pajamas, and dog books. But nothing is quite the same as having a real dog.

One day, the girls discover sparkly pink dog necklaces at the thrift store and try them on. But when they admire themselves in the mirror and give each other high fives, there is a pop and a whoosh and the girls are turned into dogs! Now it seems like Kate and Lucie won’t need their own pet dogs . . . because they’ll be having furry adventures of their own!


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The Lucky Find
Early one morning the clock radio went off in Kate Farber’s room. Kate popped up in bed. Wonka-wonk! Amos-on-the-Airwaves was honking a horn into the microphone.
Is there a car in here? thought Kate.
She looked around her room for cars. Of course there weren’t any. It was just Amos finishing his traffic report. Amos Adams was Tuckertown’s favorite radio announcer, and everyone loved to listen to him.
Amos had stopped honking and started barking. Woof-arf-yip!
Kate looked around her room. It was as neat as a pin, and there were
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REVIEWS

Praise for No Dogs Allowed

"Good-natured banter and silliness move the story along at a brisk pace." —Publishers Weekly
 
Stephanie Calmenson
Awards:
PBS Storytime selection
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal 

Missouri School Librarian’s “Show Me Readers” Award
Horn Book Fanfare Best Book
ABA Pick-of-the-List selections
ALA Notable Children's Video
IRA/CBC Children's Choice
Parents Magazine Best Books of the Year
 
DINNER AT THE PANDA PALACE  - A PBS Storytime Book
 "...bouncy, rhyming verse and an innovative cast of characters give this counting book zip ... Only after many rereadings will little ones get their fill." – Publishers Weekly. "
 
ROSIE - A VISITING DOG'S STORY
"Rosie's real-life adventures make for one of the outstanding nonfiction titles of the year." – Smithsonian Magazine. 


 
MAY I PET YOUR DOG?
The How-to-Guide for KIDS Meeting DOGS (and DOGS Meeting KIDS)
“Required reading for every dog lover!” – Lisa Von Drasek, Children’s Librarian, Bank Street College


Joanna Cole
Awards:
NEA Foundation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Parent’s Choice Award
Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild
IRA/CBC Teacher's Choice and Children's Choice
NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
Irma Simonton Black Award
Golden Kite Award, Honor Book
Horn Book Fanfare
Parents Magazine Best Books of the Year
Reading Rainbow
 
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR
"...fanciful yet scientifically accurate romp" in which "weighty information is buoyantly supported by energetic, cartoony illustrations." - PW, starred review
 
YOU CAN'T SMELL A FLOWER WITH YOUR EAR
"Cole's lively text, with examples drawn from daily life, presents some quite complicated scientific information about how the five senses work." Booklist
 
I'M A BIG BROTHER         
“Cole has successfully captured the youngsters’ voices, making it easy for readers to identify with them.” —School Library Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole; illustrations by Heather Ross

  • Stephanie Calmenson’s books have been called “marvelous” (Publishers Weekly), “lyrical”, “hilarious” (School Library Journal), and “sweet, funny, and right on the mark” (Booklist). A former teacher, children’s book editor, and Editorial Director of the Parents Magazine Press Read-Aloud Book Club, she has written such favorites as Dinner at the Panda Palace; Late for School; Rosie, a Visiting Dog's Story; and May I Pet Your Dog.

    Joanna Cole is the author of the Magic School Bus franchise, which has been a pillar of Scholastic’s success over the past twenty years or more. Joanna, a former elementary school teacher, has also written many bestselling and long-lived picture books for children, including Bony-Legs; Hungry, Hungry Sharks; and How You Were Born.

    Heather Ross is the creator of Crafty Chloe and the illustrator of many books including Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World and Mo Wren, Lost and Found. She lives in New York with her family.

  • Stephanie Calmenson
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No Dogs Allowed

Ready, Set, Dogs!

Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole; illustrations by Heather Ross

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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