A Kansas City Children’s Book Award for Grades 1–3
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Marley, a lovable Labrador retriever, is always getting himself into trouble. Some may say he is the world's worst dog. But those who know and love Marley understand that nothing can stop his loyalty, exuberance, and passion—not even the Grogans' screen door! How this big, rambunctious dog becomes the heart of the Grogan family is the story of Marley.
My Life in Dog Years is a book for every dog lover and every Paulsen fan--a perfect combination that shows vividly the joy and wisdom that come from growing up with man's best friend.
From the Hardcover edition.
Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish.
Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing.
When Annabelle returns from summer camp, her life is totally different. She's moving to a new house with her mom's new boyfriend, and that means starting sixth grade at a brand-new school. Birchwood Middle School is very different from her old all-girls elementary-the boys practically run wild in the hallways. And at home, Annabelle's new puppy is taking over the house and chewing on her clothes. But the puppy came with a training manual, so Annabelle might be able to get one thing under control. Unless . . . can you train a boy the way you train a dog?
Look for the other books in this series, Girls Acting Catty, and Everybody Bugs Out!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Contains everything you need to know about choosing the right dog for you and your family. All the most popular dog breeds are featured, with appealing colour pictures of each and a detailed analysis of their character and temperament, appearance, health and hereditary problems and ease of training.
Celebrating 50 years of a beloved classic!
Nothing's surprising in the North household, not even Sterling's new pet raccoon. Rascal is only a baby when Sterling brings him home, but soon the two are best friends, doing everything together--until the spring day when everything suddenly changes.
Rascal is a heartwarming boyhood memoir that continues to find its way into the hearts of readers fifty years later. This special anniversary edition includes the book's classic illustrations restored to their original splendor, as well as a letter from the author's daughter, and material from the illustrator's personal collection.
"Everyone should knock off work, sit beneath the nearest tree, and enjoy Rascal from cover to cover."—Chicago Tribune
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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"Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail."
― Josh Billings
German Shepherds are intelligent, versatile and faithful dogs. They have outstanding characteristics, and excel in almost anything they do. This breed is well known and among the 10 most popular breeds in the U.S. But, what makes them so popular?
To begin with, their skills extend beyond the home. They are used in law enforcement, serving with police and even the military. They also help with special needs. For example: With those who are handicapped and require constant attention.
However, their skills do not end there. Does the name Rin-Tin-Tin ring a bell? He was quite famous and appeared in many movies and shows. He was so popular he received hundreds of fan letters, sometimes thousands per week!
And after the World Trade Center disaster, faithful German shepherd dogs risked their lives to comfort rescue workers and help find those who were missing.
German shepherds are also excellent watchdogs. Their alert and often suspicious nature, can serve to protect both you and your family from strangers. However, this aspect of their personality may not appeal to you, if you are looking for a more guest friendly dog.
This breed has a high energy level. Originally when this dog was first bred, it was for working purposes. The idea was to help herd flocks, get them into groups and so on.
This all day task helped to shape a strong and high energy dog that requires a lot of activities to keep their attention. It is important to take note of this part of their personality. Why? Well, if they do not get the attention they need their boredom (even frustration) will shine through, with lots of barking and chewing. Depending on how loud it gets, it may drive you up the wall!
Despite this aspect of their personality, there is no doubt German Shepherds are amazing dogs, and a wonderful asset to any home. And with proper training and loving attention, they will stand by you through thick and thin. Not a bad description to add to the list of… man’s best friend!
Ten Dog Breeds
Bestselling author John Davidson presents "Dogs For Kids – Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers". Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with Dogs. This is one of over 30 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series. http://AmazingAnimalBooks.com
The series is known as one of the most beautiful on the kindle. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color kindle.
Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful animal: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.
*** You and your kids will love learning about Dogs***
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What would you like to receive as a Christmas present? A toy? Book? That does not sound bad. But how do you like to have something lively, adorable and playful? All in a single package. Yes, you guessed it right. The dog – A man’s best friend.
Had a bad day? Feeling low? Then its time to have a dog. There is nothing more comforting than the feeling of someone anticipating your return from work. That friendly bark, affectionate lick and the deep imploring eyes as if understanding all what you mean are some comforts no other animal could provide except for a dog, of course.
This faithful animal could be a true companion throughout your life standing next to you. Working alongside humans from the good old days, these creatures have proven to be loyal friendlier than many of our human friends. The relationship we share with dogs is special and nobody can deny that. They have a special place in our heart.
Join us as we explore about the top 10 dog breeds while discussing about the interesting facts about each breed in detail to understand what makes them stand out from the rest. This is an opportunity to make your own choice before heading to a pet store or.. look for the perfect Christmas present.
Level 1 DK Readers feature read-together stories for children just beginning to learn to read. They use short, simple sentences, simple vocabulary, word repetition, and large type. Strong visual clues and special picture dictionary boxes help children with new words. Lively stories feature characters and topics that are familiar to young children.
DK Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies.
DK Readers is a multi-level learning-to-read program combining DK's highly visual style with appealing stories at five graduated levels. Stunning photographs and engaging, age-appropriate stories are guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge. DK Readers allow progression from stories for beginning readers with simple sentences and word repetition through to stories with rich vocabulary and more challenging sentence structure for proficient readers. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with leading literacy experts.
Meet Gabe. Gabe had an important job: He used his canine sense of smell to find weapons before they hurt anyone. Gabe saved lives! When he wasn’t sniffing out explosives in Iraq, Gabe spent his time cheering up wounded soldiers in the hospital and visiting schools across the United States! Read his action-packed story to find out more about what he did and what made Gabe a hero dog!
Emerging readers will love discovering the inspiring, action-packed story of a different heroic dog in each book of the Hero Dog series.
©2014 American Humane Association. The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ is a trademark of the American Humane Association.
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #18: Dogs in the Dead of Night, they had lots of questions. How do St. Bernards help find avalanche survivors? Who are some of the most famous war dog heroes? What breeds make good service dogs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.
Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.
Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid?
Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader
Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure
Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures
Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Learn about hedgehogs in this fact-and-photo-filled book that is just as cute as the animals themselves! Did you know that the name for a baby hedgehog is a hoglet? Or that hedgehogs make good pets because they prey on common garden pests? This nonfiction reader will teach kids how to take good care of these unique creatures.
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A few Labrador facts you may like to know.
A few German shepherd facts you may like to know.
A few Poodle facts you may like to know.
A few Rottweiler facts you may like to know.
A few Boxer facts you may like to know.
A few Golden retriever facts you may like to know.
A few Beagle facts you may like to know.
A few Terrier facts you may like to know.
A few Bulldog facts you may like to know.
A few interesting Dachshund facts you may like to know.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
‘Man’s best friend.’ Is this the way you feel about your dog? I am sure you do! But do you know why domestic dogs are called man’s best friend? It’s because of their great loyalty, companionship and close relationship with humans over the years.
A dog will stick to your side through thick and thin, just like a real friend. And there are amazing stories which prove this fact. If you would like to read some of them, ask your parents to help you search online.
So, can you think of a particular dog you like? Many people have their own favorite and over the years, the American Kennel Club has published a list of the most beloved dogs. Can you guess which ones made the list?
Of course people’s likes and dislikes tend to change over time, but for most of us, our love for dogs remain the same. How do you think the dogs feel in return?
Did you know a dog can predict your behavior instinctively? He can ‘scent’ what you will do way before you do it. I know mine does. He always knows when I’m going to bathe him, and does his best to run away!
The University of Abertay in Dundee actually did a study and found this to be true. A dog’s ability to ‘predict our desires’ is so keen, perhaps future generations of dogs won’t need that much training! Pretty neat, don’t you think?
For this reason and more, dogs are renowned around the world for their constant devotion, and their right to be called… ‘Man’s best friend.’
Born on a crocodile farm in Zambia's untamed South Luangwa Valley, the puppy seemed different from his littermates. Too quiet. Unresponsive. Terriers are usually full of energy and bouncing off walls. But not this one. Nobody wanted him. Enter Anna and Steve Tolan—former police officers who had left behind their life in England to live in the African bush. People thought the Tolans were a bit different, too. The peculiar puppy suited them perfectly. They named him Bulu, or "wild dog" in the local Nyanja language.
Living in the bush, Bulu not only found his voice, he also found his calling as a foster parent to the orphaned baby animals—including warthogs, monkeys, elephants, baboons, bushbucks, and buffalo—cared for by the Tolans. But Bulu's protective nature led him into terrifying situations in the wild. It's a miracle he survived! But survive he did, disarming people with his wacky ways and nurturing once-unwanted creatures like him until they too could be set free. Bulu's story is a joyful confirmation of dogs as unique spirits, capable of love, compassion, and bravery.
Packed with vivid descriptions of encounters with crocodiles, lions, leopards, poisonous snakes, armed poachers, and more—and illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs—Bulu: African Wonder Dog is a great resource for meeting Common Core State Standards that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
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10 Important Facts about Puppies
Best Ways to Care for Puppies
How A Puppy Grows, Develops and Behaves
How to Choose a Breed
So Many Different Types of Puppies to Choose From
How To Train Puppies Quickly And Easily
How Save Money on Dog Vaccinations
Introduction to Dog Breeds
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10 Important Facts about Puppies
More than likely, if you have a puppy, you might be wondering how to properly integrate this new animal into your life. Puppies require quite a bit of attention and love, as well as proper training when you are just starting out. Although they can be the most adorable creatures on the planet, they can also cause a considerable amount of problems. Depending upon the type of breed that you're working with, they may or may not be very easy to train. Regardless of how much work it will take, if you truly love animals, and want your puppy to grow up to be a healthy loyal friend and protector, there are a few tips and strategies you ought to know. In this article, we will present 10 facts about puppies that you ought to know.
1 - Puppies are born after a 63 day gestation cycle, which means the mom is only pregnant for 63 days.
2 - Puppies are born almost helpless, but they have several natural instincts the moment they are born.
3 - Puppies instinctually are able to nurse right after birth, and will spend a large portion of their time feeding and sleeping.
4 - The first couple weeks, puppies will be unable to open up their eyes.
5 - In the first few months of their life, they will grow very rapidly developing both physically and socially.
6 - Despite an independent nature, they learn quite a bit from their littermates soon after they are born.
7 - Puppies require quite a bit of socialization, meaning you will have to spend a great deal of time with them in order to familiarize them with their surroundings.
8 - Every puppy needs to be taken to the veterinarian within two months of their birth, not only for a check-up, but to get the initial shots that they will need.
9 - Puppies need to be dewormed at an early age, and they should also be checked for potentially deadly conditions such as Parvo.
10 - At some point, puppies will have to be potty trained, something that should start about two months after they are born.
Although there are many more facts about puppies that you can learn, the best thing you can do is learn from experience, and also apply all of the techniques that you learn from books, the Internet, and people that have successfully trained puppies before. Having a puppy is a wonderful experience, but it takes hard work and dedication to allow them to become healthy adult dogs that you will love for many years to come.
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Want to know what dogs are thinking? What they feel, and what they can spell with that great big nose of theirs?
Here’s your chance to experience the world nose first, from two feet off the ground. What do dogs know, and how do they think? The answers will surprise and delight you as dog owner and scientist Alexandra Horowitz explains how our four-legged friends perceive their daily worlds, each other, and us! This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.
As a young pup, Pudsey always knew he was somehow different to other puppies. While his brothers and sisters contented themselves with chasing their tails, he sat apart, hoping for something more. Pudsey: A Pup Star's Story tells the story of his incredible, inspirational journey, straight from the dog's mouth.