book lists


Chapter Books:

Catherine Jacob, Puppy Club: Luku’s Big Surprise (2022)

Puppy Club #1

Jaya and her friends are desperate for a puppy of their own. So when Jaya’s aunt, who runs Underdogs Rescue Centre, tells Jaya that new dog Lulu is expecting puppies it feels like the girls’ best chance to get their parents to agree. It’s time for Operation Paw-fect Puppy!”

Jenny Dale, Teacher’s Pet (1997)

Puppy Patrol #1

First in a brand-new, hugely appealing dog series set in busy King Street Kennels. Comprising boarding kennels, a dog training school, as well as a rescue mission for stray and mistreated canines, the Kennels provides the ideal venue for doggy adventures and misadventures of all kinds. Here the owners’ children – Neil, Paul and Sarah – rescue, care for and love a host of adorable animals. In Teacher’s Pet, Dotty the Dalmatian (owned by Neil’s new teacher) fails all her tests at the King Street Kennels’ training school. Dotty’s been thrown out of dog schools all round the country. Can Neil turn Dotty into a star pupil – and get on his teacher’s good side?”


Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie (2000)

Kate DiCamillo’s first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper—a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, the inspiration for a popular film, and most especially, a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages. It’s now available in a paperback digest format certain to bring this tale’s magic to an even wider circle of fans.

The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket—and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known, and together they meet the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE. They meet Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but sees with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours, then lulls them with his guitar.

Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother. But because of Winn-Dixie or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship—and forgiveness—can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.”

Cynthia Kadohata, Checked (2018)

“Hockey is Conor’s life. His whole life. He’ll say it himself, he’s a hockey beast. It’s his dad’s whole life too—and Conor is sure that’s why his stepmom, Jenny, left. There are very few things Conor and his dad love more than the game, and one of those things is their Doberman, Sinbad. When Sinbad is diagnosed with cancer, Conor chooses to put his hockey lessons and practices on hold so they can pay for Sinbad’s chemotherapy.

But without hockey to distract him, Conor begins to notice more. Like his dad’s crying bouts, and his friend’s difficult family life. And then Conor notices one more thing: without hockey, the one thing that makes him feel special, is he really special at all?”

Фрауке Шойнеманн и Антье Циллат, Пауль и Сникерс, детективы на четырёх лапах: Первое дело таксы (2021)

Пауль и Сникерс, детективы на четырёх лапах №1

Пауль – щенок таксы, гордится своей родословной. Сникерс – толстый рыжий кот, ходит вечно лохматым. Казалось бы, что может быть между ними общего? Но на самом деле и Пауль и Сникерс обожают детей и готовы прийти им на помощь в любое время! А ещё они суперклассные хвостатые детективы! Берегитесь, злоумышленники! Мяу и гав!

Рррав! Позвольте представиться: меня зовут Пауль фон Таксенвальд, я из старинного рода жёсткошёрстных такс! Мне очень повезло: меня приютила семья Фипса и Билле! Я просто обожаю этих ребят, а ещё свою косточку и мягкую подушку! И я был бы самым счастливым щенком на свете, если бы не… СНИКЕРС! Этот толстый соседский кот самый злой в округе! Он постоянно меня задирает! Но недавно я узнал о нём ТАКО-О-ОЕ! Выведал его большущий секрет! Оказывается, Сникерс совсем не тот, за кого себя выдаёт. Он отнюдь не случайно сбегает по ночам и встречается с бандой других кошек. Они точно что-то замышляют. И я, Пауль фон Таксенвальд, выясню, что именно. Клянусь резиновой уточкой!”

Юз Алешковский, Кыш, Двапортфеля и целая неделя (1970)

Книга о дружбе первоклассника, Алёши Сероглазова, и его щенка, Кыша.

Юз Алешковский, Кыш и я в Крыму (1975)

Продолжение книги “Кыш, Двапортфеля и Целая Неделя”.

Надежда Остроменцкая и Наталья Бромлей, Приключения Мальчика с Собакой (1959)

В книге рассказывается о том, как мальчика Клеона и его собаку Льва пираты похитили с острова Сицилия и привезли в Италию. Это случилось как раз в те дни, когда Спартак и семьдесят его товарищей бежали из школы гладиаторов в Капуе. Множество приключений, полных лишений и опасностей, пришлось претерпеть Клеону-сицилийцу и его верному другу Льву, прежде чем они попали в лагерь восставших рабов, которыми руководил Спартак.”

Nonfiction Books:

Elizabeth Carney, National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs (2011)

Chocolate or vanilla? Creamy peanut butter or crunchy? Cats or dogs? On some matters in life, every kid must take a stance. Ever since the first youngster in history had a pet, cats vs. dogs has been a hotly debated issue at recesses and lunch tables worldwide. Which one’s better? Smarter? This reader presents the facts in fun and informative fashion. Kids will love the stimulating Level 3 text as they decide the answer to this question for themselves.”


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