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Our Best Friends: Dogs

Sterling, Best Dog Ever written and illustrated by Aidan Cassie

Sterling the dog has always wanted a home. But no home has ever wanted him. So when Sterling sees a sign on the side of the Butlery Cutlery Company advertising free “shipping to homes around the world,” he is determined to become the most terrific fork ever!

Found by Jeff Newman

While Jenn is seeking Prudence, her big, sleek and shiny, black and white dog, she meets and falls in love with Roscoe, a scruffy little golden dog.

Old Hat written and illustrated by Emily Gravett

After buying one outrageous hat after another in an attempt to keep up with the latest fashions set by his teasing animal friends, Harbet the dog learns that true happiness comes from being yourself.

Tiny and the Big Dig by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Tiny is a small, but very determined dog and right now he smells a big bone buried deep in the earth of the garden–and he is going to get that bone no matter how far down he has to dig.

Floaty by John Himmelman

Mr. Raisin is a bit of a grump. He lives all alone in a little house, and he likes it that way just fine. One day, a mysterious basket appears on Mr. Raisin’s doorstep. When he opens it up, it seems there’s nothing inside… until he notices a floating dog bobbing along his ceiling.

Rescue & Jessica : a Life-changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky

When he is paired with a girl who has lost her legs, Rescue worries that he isn’t up to the task of being her service dog.

A Stone for Sascha written and illustrated by Aaron Becker

A young girl, still reeling from her dog’s death, finds solace while picking up stones on the beach during her family’s vacation.

Ben and the Scaredy-dog by Sarah Ellis

Ben was upset when his friend Peter moved away, but now the new neighbors are moving in across the street and Ben can’t wait to go say hello and make friends. That is, until he notices that this family has a pet dog; and unlike his sister and brother, Ben isn’t so sure around dogs.

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Bow-Wow Classification!

Dogs by Emily Gravett

This book presents a good opportunity to talk about how there are different breeds of the same kind of animals. Use a size comparison chart you can find online to laminate and cut apart so children can divide breeds into classification groups of small and large dog breeds. This classification sorting activity could also be extended to other breed characteristics, for example, which dogs have brown (black, white, spotted, long, short) hair?Tails? Ears? Etc.

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