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Recommended Reading: Featured Reading


Recommended Reading: Featured Reading

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“Let’s Get a Pup!” Said Kate

Category: Featured Reading, Picture Books

By Bob Graham, 2001

When Kate and her parents go to the animal shelter to adopt a puppy, it’s love at first sight – twice! The young family decides that two dogs are better than one – especially when one is wee and bouncy, and the other “old and gray and broad as a table.” A fun way to introduce the joys – and struggles – of pet ownership.

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Call the Horse Lucky

Category: Featured Reading, Picture Books

By Juanita Havill, 2010

When visiting her grandmother, Mel discovers a neglected horse. Moved by the sight of his sad, glazed eyes and protruding ribs, Mel initiates a rescue; the horse is transported to a rescue ranch, where Mel learns about horse care. When Lucky recovers and moves to a horse therapy ranch, Mel is thrilled that she can volunteer there and continue to bond with the horse she helped save.

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Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends

Category: Elementary Non-Fiction, Featured Reading

By Rob Laidlaw, 2014

In this book meet kids who are making a difference for cats around the world. Animal advocate Rob Laidlaw brings readers a hopeful, inspiring look at the issues facing domesticated and feral cats. This read is guaranteed to inspire and empower readers of all ages.

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Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets

Category: Books for Teachers, Chapter Books, Featured Reading, Jr./Sr. High Non-Fiction

By Allie Phillips, 2011

Do you love cats, dogs and other pets? Do you want to do more to help protect and advocate for these pets, but don’t know where to start? Defending the Defenseless is for anyone who wants to join a growing crusade to bring animal protection to its rightful place in a civilized society, to protect animals from harm inflicted by humans, and allow them to live happily in an environment that appreciates their unique qualities. Regardless of career or lifestyle, anyone can become an advocate for pets in a growing movement to defend the defenseless. This book guides readers through the variety of ways they can help companion animals and…

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Shiloh

Category: Chapter Books, Featured Reading

By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 1992

When 11-year-old Marty chances upon a mistreated beagle pup, he is not prepared for the ethical questions he has to face. Should he return the dog to its owner, only to have the animal abused again? Should he tell his parents? Should he steal food to help the poor creature? As Marty grapples with these questions, it will prove thought-provoking for readers young and old alike. Two sequels – Shilo Season and Saving Shilo – complete the trilogy.