Dogs

Let's Get a Pup! Said Kate

By Bob Graham

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When Kate and her parents visit the animal shelter, an adorable puppy charms them, but it is very hard to leave an older dog behind.
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New Dog Breeds Recognized by the AKC

This week, three "new" breeds were recognized by the American Kennel Club to the 164 already recognized. All three could be good family dogs for the right family, but each one requires firm training, early socialization, and lots of activity to allow it to lead the best life possible. From Iceland to Germany to Italy, these breeds' official American recognition has come slowly but is certainly sweet as all three have been the verge of extinction.

Hotel for Dogs

By Lois Duncan

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Liz and her brother wind up with nine stray dogs that need homes but must be kept a secret.
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Once I ate a Pie

By Patricia MacLachlan, Emily MacLachlan Charest and Katy Schneider (illustrator)

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Thirteen dogs tell their stories in simple poems. J 811 Ma
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No Roses for Harry

By Harry Zion

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Harry the dog finds a graceful way to dispose of his new sweater with roses on it.
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The Thieves of Ostia : a Roman Mystery

By Caroline Lawrence

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In Rome in the year 79 A.D., a group of children from very different backgrounds work together to discover who beheaded a pet dog -- and why. Learn a little Latin as you read. Enjoy the background information on the homepage: http://www.romanmysteries.com/pages/50-Home_Page
Recommended for ages 9 and up.

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Mac

Long before Lassie became a famous film star there was another collie who was courted by movie directors. This remarkable "dog with a human brain" had his day in a Fredericksburg court room and escaped the death penalty.

Fight for Life

By Laurie Halse Anderson

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Maggie’s grandmother runs an animal clinic, Dr. Mac’s place, so Maggie knows her way around animals who are in danger. When she learns that the abused and sick puppies flooding the clinic are from an illegal puppy mill, she knows that she has to find out who’s running it, where it is—and save the rest of the dogs.
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Dog Den Mystery

By Darrel & Sally Odgers

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When someone steals an old boot, Jack doesn't care. Then someone steals his squeaker bone. And his blanket. And Red’s ball. Now Jack DOES care. Who is the thief of Doggeroo? How will Jack solve the case of — the DOG DEN MYSTERY?
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