The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I

In this true story, students will learn about two war heroes, a man and his donkey. During the First World War in the battlefields of Gallipoli, Jack Simpson assisted in battle as a stretcher bearer, facing the bullets and bombs while carrying wounded soldiers back to safety. Soon enough, there was an insufficient amount of […]

Bunny the Brave War Horse: Based on a True Story

This book retells a true story of two soldiers who were brothers and their horse, Bunny, who fought in the First World War together. Bunny the horse was chosen as one of the 18 horses that were sent to Europe to fight as part of the 9th Battery Canadian Field Artillery. Throughout the story students […]

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

In this story, students will learn about how a bear named Winnipeg (Winnie) became one of today’s most popular characters in children’s literature, Winnie the Pooh. Cole asks his mom, the great granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn, , to tell him a bedtime story about a bear. Cole comes to learn how he got his […]

Sergeant Billy: The True Story of The Goat Who Went to War

This book features a true story about your not so typical war hero. Sergeant Billy was a goat who was adopted by a platoon of soldiers in the First World War. Throughout this story, students come to be inspired by Sergeant Billy’s bravery as they read about his journey as a goat who traveled from […]

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 […]

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship tells the inspiring true story about a girl, named Jessica, whose life has not turned out how she thought it would. Jessica, who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, relies on Rescue, her service dog, to help her accomplish everyday tasks. Based on a real-life partnership, this heartwarming […]

Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound

This story of how Beth, who is blind, travels safely around the city–to work, shopping, even to baseball games–with the help of Hanni, a specially-trained Golden/Labrador Retriever, is a touching tale of mutual devotion and teamwork.

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