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For Laika

The Dog Who Learned the Names of the Stars

text by Kai Cheng Thom, illustrated by Kai Yun Ching
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dogs, death & dying, exploration & discovery, aeronautics & astronautics

The heart-rending story of Laika, the brave canine space traveller.

By two of the co-creators of the acclaimed children's book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea: the moving and beautifully told story of Laika, the dog who learned the names of the stars. Laika is an orphaned stray dog who lives in the streets of Moscow in the 1950s in …

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Mad About Meatloaf (Weenie Featuring Frank and Beans Book #1)

by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Alexandra Bye
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: humorous, humorous stories, dogs

Meet Weenie, a meatloaf-obsessed wiener dog, and his best friends Frank and Beans in this hilarious early graphic novel for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and The Bad Guys.

Weenie loves his human, Bob. He loves his guinea pig friend Beans and his cat friend Frank. He loves naps, adventures and sharing. In fact, Weenie loves pretty much everything (except …

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Swish, Slosh

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Jacqui Lee
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: sounds, imagination & play, dogs

Swish Slosh follows the onomatopoeic escapades of a young child and their dog as they delight in the tactile joy of getting messy.

This toddler-friendly book is composed entirely of sounds and adults and children alike will delight in a sweet story that calls to be read aloud with joyful emphasis and humorous inflection. Woosh swoosh slosh splosh— …

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Willy's New Pup: A Story from Labrador

English Edition

by Sherry Blake, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, winter sports, dogs

When Willy's friend Sid comes to visit, he brings Willy a surprise—a new pup! Willy's new pup is strong and fast, but he needs a lot of training before he can become the new lead dog. When Willy finally decides his new pup is ready for his first hunting trip, something happens that puts the dog's strength and bravery to the test. Based on true ev …

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My Dog Banana

by Roxane Brouillard, illustrated by Giulia Sagramola
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, dogs

This silly yet sophisticated picture book will make kids AND parents laugh—the perfect story for reading aloud! 

For fans of Strictly No Elephants

A child takes a dog for a walk. At least, so the child insists. But nobody else sees a dog! Neighbors try to figure out why a child is walking a banana on a leash, while the child tries to make them unde …

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The 1-Dogpower Garden Team

by Alison Lohans, illustrated by Gretchen Ehrsam
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, values & virtues, dogs

Sophie loves her dog, Max. Max loves Sophie. But he also loves to dig. Can Sophie find a way to stop Max from digging up Mom’s garden?

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Trop tard pour jouer!

by Lawrence Schimel, illustrated by Elīna Brasliņa, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: lgbt, humorous stories, bedtime & dreams, dogs

Une petite fille se prépare à se coucher, mais son chiot Rex insiste pour jouer à la balle. Il l’interrompt pendant l’heure du conte, mais elle l’ignore. Enfin, en dernier recours, Rex lui vole son ours en peluche et s’enfuit. Ses papas le pourchassent partout dans la maison et finissent par récupérer le toutou. Maintenant, il est temp …

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Ruff Day

Charlie's Rules #2

by Sigmund Brouwer, illustrated by Sabrina Gendron
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, cats, dogs, friendship

There's no rulebook for living on a veterinary farm for sick animals — unless you make one yourself!

Eleven-year-old Charlie Dembinski likes to keep his life organized and quiet. This is a challenge when you live on a farm where your mother runs a veterinary clinic for the local livestock, neighbors’ pets and sometimes rescued wildlife. To compl …

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