Friday, May 18, 2018

Ready to Go Book Display: Dogs

Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go! Book Display." Once a month we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. We are looking at books featuring some of our favorite four legged friends. This month is dogs! (Check out our Cats Display.)

Recommendations for Adults:

Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel (Oct 2012)

An award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist presents 80 underwater portraits of canine pals, each with their own unique personalities depicted in the bubbles, paws in mid-paddle and billowing ears. 

For all the love and attention we give dogs, much of what they do remains mysterious. This book uses the latest science on dog cognition and emotion to share new information and myth-bust about about our furry friends. 

Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet's Journey by Stephen Kuusisto (Mar 2018)

A blind poet describes his relationship with his first guide dog and how it changed his life and gave him a newfound appreciation for travel and independence. 

A Dog's Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron (May 2017)

Traces the story of Bella, a dog who is drawn to Lucas Ray, only to be separated from him by rules that disallow pitbulls in their Denver community, a situation that compels the puppy to travel back to the person she loves.

Recommendations for Teens:

Dog Shaming by Pascale Lemire (Sep 2013)

Based on the web phenomenon Dog Shaming and containing photos that are all-new and exclusive to the book, this hilarious album showcases adorable snapshots of shamed pups confessing their biggest - and grossest - sins.

Shelter Dogs in a Photo Booth by Guinnevere Shuster (May 2016)

What better way to showcase adoptable dogs than by letting their true personalities shine in a photo booth!

Presents selections from the popular Twitter account that combines photographs of dogs with ridiculous captions.

Your Robot Dog Will Die by Arin Greenwood (Apr 2018)

In the near future, the few surviving dogs are studied in a sanctuary, Dog Island, where seventeen-year-old Nano Miller tests robotic dogs, seeks her missing brother, and her experiences her first romance. 

Soldier Dog by Sam Angus (Apr 2013)

Follows the World War I experiences of Stanley, who upon joining the war effort to escape his father is assigned to the experimental War Dog School, where he trains a Great Dane with whom he attempts to find his missing soldier brother.

Recommendations for Kids: 

Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs by Jacky Davis (Mar 2018)

While at the farmers' market with her mama, Ladybug Girl spies some rescue dogs and, together with the Bug Squad, finds one of them a forever home.

Good Dog by Dan Gemeinhart (Mar 2018)

Brodie the dog returns from the afterlife to save his boy. 

Learn about dogs, famous and infamous and otherwise, throughout history.

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey (Aug 2016)

The heroic adventures of Greg the police dog who, after being injured on the job at the side of his police officer companion, makes history through a life-saving surgery that transforms him into Dog Man.

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensey (Apr 2018)

When he is paired with a girl who has lost her legs, Rescue worries that he isn't up to the task of being a service dog. 

Let's Find Momo! by Andrew Knapp (Apr 2017)

In this board book, fan-favorite Internet sensation border collie Momo hides within lavishly detailed, photographic spreads that also invite children to search for other hidden objects.

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