Oh, Theodore!

Oh, Theodore! Guinea Pig Poems is a collection of poems that tells a story about a boy and his new pet guinea pig. Students will notice some of the responsibilities involved in having a guinea pig as a pet, through figurative language and poetry. Learning about and recognizing the value of responsibility can empower students […]

It’s Raining Cats and Cats!

It’s Raining Cats and Cats! tells the story about what could happen if a cat is permitted to have litters upon litters of kittens. The story begins with a boy, Jim, concerned about his cat after returning home from getting spayed. Jim asks his mother why Molly got spayed, and to help answer the question […]

Not Norman

Not Norman tells the story of a boy who learns the value of his new pet goldfish. At first, the boy is disappointed that his pet, Norman, is just a goldfish. Norman was not the pet he wanted or imagined since fish can’t play fetch, chase toys or be petted. As the story progresses, and […]

Are You Ready for Me?

Are You Ready for Me? walks the reader through the responsibilities of owning a dog. Learning about and recognizing the value of responsibility can empower students to make good choices for themselves and consider how their actions affect others, animals and the environment. While learning about the responsibilities of owning a dog is crucial for […]

I will love you anyway

This is a story about a family who is having trouble with their dog. The dog won’t sit, stay or fetch and constantly escapes from the back yard, so his family contemplates getting rid of him. This story showcases the importance of training your pets and illustrates what can happen if you don’t! Why use […]

Millie’s Chickens

Raising the chickens in her backyard, Millie is responsible for caring for her birds from sunrise to sunset. The importance of being responsible and meeting the chicken’s needs (food, water, shelter, enrichment, safety, etc.) is covered in this story. Why use this book? Demonstrates caring for a chicken. While the type of care changes based […]

Tulip Loves Rex

Tulip loves to dance. When she meets Rex, a dog who also likes to ’dance’, an instant bond is formed. This is a story about friendship, doing what you love, and sharing that with someone special. Why use this book: Showcases that animals (dogs) are unique just like humans. Tulip isn’t like other girls, and […]

Cookie’s Fortune

This story depicts a stray dog named Cookie as she searches for food, shelter and comfort. The compelling story, as well as illustrations, help elicit feelings of empathy and compassion towards Cookie and will have readers cheering for a happy ending. Why use this book? Showcases what life is like for a stray dog and […]

JJ The American Street Dog and How He Came to Live in Our House

Maya wants a dog. When her parents finally decide to buy her one, a stray dog comes into her life. While unsure at first, Maya’s mom agrees to let Maya take the dog in, and they name him JJ. While looking for his owner, Maya and her family learn about homeless animals and how they […]

Our Dogs, Ourselves: How we live with dogs (Young Readers Edition)

For your students who love dogs, this book is for them! Author Dr. Alexandra Horowitz runs a dog cognition lab studying how pet dogs think and behave. The book explores the connection we share with our dogs, which includes all of the things we do for them, including buying them treats and toys, choosing a […]

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