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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Ready, Set, Dogs!

In the Ready, Set, Dogs! series for young readers, Kate and Lucie are best friends who would each love to have a dog. But they both live in apartments where dogs are not allowed. One day, the girls discover sparkly pink dog necklaces at the thrift store, try them on—and find themselves transformed into dogs!

Now, in these fun and magical tales by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole, illustrated by Heather Ross, Kate and Lucie won’t need their own pet dogs…because they’ll be having furry adventures of their own.

“This fun, quick read will have young dog lovers sitting up and begging for the next book in the series.”—School Library Journal (on No Dogs Allowed)

  • Hot Diggity Dogs
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    • Hot Diggity Dogs

    • Ready, Set, Dogs! (Volume 2)
      Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole; illustrations by Heather Ross
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    • Dog-lovers Kate and Lucie are back with more four-legged adventures! A new hot dog stand opens in town and the girls rush to try it out. The food is delicious, and the company is hard to beat—Molly...

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  • Teacher's Pets
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    • Teacher's Pets

    • Ready, Set, Dogs! (Volume 2)
      Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole; illustrations by Heather Ross
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    • In Cole Calmenson's Teacher's Pets, Kate and Lucie are best friends who love, love, love DOGS. But just because they can't have dogs of their own doesn't mean they can't MAGICALLY turn into...

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  • No Dogs Allowed
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    • No Dogs Allowed

    • Ready, Set, Dogs! (Volume 1)
      Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole; illustrations by Heather Ross
      Square Fish

    • 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...

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Stephanie Calmenson

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

Joanna Cole, author of a wide range of highly acclaimed books, including How You Were Born, is best known for her popular Magic School Bus series. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Phil, and their two guinea pigs, Chuck and Wee Chuck.

Joanna Cole

Heather Ross

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.