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Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home Cover Image
By Guojing
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771768
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 17th, 2019

Do you have a dog? Do you love the comfort of home? Have you ever felt loved? Do you love beautiful art? Do you have a heart? Do you want it to grow three sizes?

Flip through this book. If your heart isn't aching by the end, you're a liar.


Review by Halley

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Dominic: A Picture Book Cover Image
By William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312371449
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Square Fish - October 2nd, 2007

An undiscovered classic concerning the life, times and travels of a canine gentleman adventurer and transcendentalist.  What a beautiful, wise, fierce, life-loving book this is! Like the Pooh books, there's an astonishing amount of wisdom here.

 

This novel features some challenging vocabulary, but it’s a great read for 4th to 5th graders--perhaps even advanced 3rd grade readers.  And having read it twice, I can testify: adults also will adore it.


Review by Adam

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Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062693396
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 27th, 2018

Craig Grossi signed up for the Marines soon after the attack on 9/11. Upon arrival in Afghanistan he was told three unofficial rules: No beer, no porn and no dogs. With dogs, there was some concern about rabies, but mainly it was about the danger of distraction. Within days Craig had met Fred, a happy-go-lucky stray, who scrounged for food around the encampment. Craig started to feed him scraps and a vital friendship was born. The only question was how to get Fred out of Afghanistan and back to the states. This book is a dog story and a road trip, but it's also an exploration into the long road back to normal for our veterans.


Review by Mark B.

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Raymond Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763689506
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Candlewick - May 9th, 2017

A hilarious story of a family dog who enters the corporate world to discover the struggles of being over-worked, pressed for deadlines, under-vacationed, and missing out on quality human time. Adults will appreciate the attention to detail in the illustrations while kids will enjoy the story of the talented Raymond, the dog who's trying to have it all and learns what really matters most along the way.


Review by Nicole