In Cuba’s “special period in times of peace” of 1991, Liana and Amado find love after their severe hunger gives both courage to risk government retribution by skipping a summer of labor to seek food. Told in their two voices plus that of the stray dog that brought them together.
Fred is a sixth-grader reeling from the loss of his beloved dog, Casey. Every day he walks home from school bouncing Casey’s old worn-out tennis ball. One day, the ball falls down a sewer grate, and Fred can’t bear to leave it down there.
When Wolf finds a fact-filled book in the library, he thinks he will at last outsmart his clever cousin Dog. Who knows more about robots, dragons, knights, and pirates? And what about setting traps, playing tricks, and chewing bones?
Jake can’t wait for his uncle to meet Kamik, and to see what an obedient puppy he is becoming. Jake’s uncle is a great musher, who has won many dog sledding races, and if Kamik is good enough, Jake hopes today might be the day that Kamik finally gets to run with a dog team!
Juana loves many things drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogotá, Colombia, and especially her dog, Lucas, the best amigo ever. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, solving math problems, or going to dance class.
Alone on the SS Kennel, Space Dog is zooming through the vast deeps of space when he’s awoken by a distress call: Someone’s saucer has crashed into thick cream and is sinking fast! Space Dog must help. But everyone knows that Space Dogs and Astronauts are sworn enemies.
There are lots of dogs at the Rescue Center. But Kate and her mom and dad know they want Dave the moment they see him. He’s small and he’s cute and he’s a perfect fit for the end of Kate’s bed. In fact, Dave is everything a puppy could be.
In this holiday picture book, a companion to Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman, a little boy builds a snow puppy next to his snowman—in hopes of getting a real puppy for Christmas. That night the Snowman comes to life and takes the boy and the Snowdog on an adventure to the world of Snow People. But the best is yet to come on Christmas morning, when a real, live puppy is waiting under the tree.