Pasture Bedtime

Charlie, an eleven-year-old boy, likes to keep his life organized and quiet while living on a ranch where his mother runs a veterinary clinic. When Charlie’s mom hires a bookkeeper to come live on the farm, the bookkeeper brings her daughter, Amy Ma, with her, and Amy is anything but quiet! Amy’s constant questions and […]

Fred Stays with Me!

Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorces, Fred Stays with Me! follows a girl and her dog from one parent’s house to the other’s, giving her a sense of stability and comfort. The story addresses and expresses a child’s concerns, highlights the bond that can form between children […]

Before You Were Mine

Before You Were Mine tells the story of a little boy imagining what life might have been like for his new dog before he adopted him. Maybe he had a family that loved and cared for him but the family moved and couldn’t care for him anymore. Maybe he lived with someone who wasn’t ready […]

The Way I Love You

The Way I Love You tells the story of a girl’s bond with her dog through simple words and pictures. This book can be used as an introduction to the special bonds and relationships that people can form with others and animals. A discussion on how to safely interact with dogs can also be had […]

Saying Goodbye to Lulu

Saying Goodbye to Lulu tells the story of a young girl’s love for her dog and her struggles to say goodbye to her. Though she is deeply saddened about the death of her beloved pet and misses her very much, over time, the girl discovers that the memories she has of Lulu will live on […]

Sammy in the Sky

Sammy in the Sky is a first person narrative of a young girl coming to terms with her aging and sick dog and trying to comprehend his death. When Sammy dies, the family keeps his spirit alive by celebrating his love of chasing bubbles, by holding a special celebration. Why use this book? Highlights the […]

How Smudge Came

How Smudge Came tells the story of a woman who finds a stray dog that she takes to her group home. Not being allowed dogs in her home, Cindy must keep Smudge a secret which means taking him with her to a hospice where she works as a cleaner. A bond between Cindy and Smudge […]

Buddy Unchained

Buddy Unchained tells the story of a once mistreated dog living in a new home. Buddy lives with a family, who takes great care of him, but that was not always the case. Buddy was found one winter day chained outside, and it was not until Buddy was helped from his situation that he started […]

Kamik an Inuit Puppy Story

Kamik an Inuit Puppy Story tells the story of a frustrated boy who receives advice from his grandfather about the importance of building a friendship with his puppy, Kamik. Jake is having a difficult time with the way his new puppy is behaving, but becomes optimistic after listening to stories from his grandfather on the […]

Max Talks to Me

Max Talks to Me tells the story of a boy and how he communicates with his dog, Max and the special bond that they have. Even though Max cannot speak in words, the reader discovers that when the boy watches and listens to Max, that he does ‘talk’ to the boy, through his behaviour and […]

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