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Surfer Dog

Eric Walters (author) Eugenie Fernandes (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814363

What is the true meaning of friendship? Follow along as a boy meets up with his friend - a dog who faithfully waits for him every day so they can ride out to the beach together to surf. The boy doesn't own the dog and he doesn't know who does, but their daily routine has created a special bond. Award-winning author Eric Walters navigates the waters of a unique friendship alongside the vibrant illustrations of Eugenie Fernandes, who brings the bumpy roads, rugged beach paths and rolling waves of the tropics to life. Sometimes the most poignant relationships in a child's life are the ones between friends.

Gerbils

Bobbie Kalman, Rebecca Sjonger (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197900

Gerbils may be small, but theyre very active! In Gerbils readers will discover the many responsibilities and delights of having a pet gerbil. They will learn about: different kinds of gerbils; what gerbils should eat; creating a great cage; grooming for healthy gerbils; proper handling; and caring for multiple gerbils.

Goldfish

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley Mac Aulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197917

It is fun to watch colorful goldfish swim around a tank, but the care of these little animals can be challenging! Easy-to-understand text and vivid photographs will help children ensure that their pet goldfish have long, healthy lives. Children will learn about: different goldfish breeds; baby goldfish; setting up the fish tank; how to feed a goldfish; and cleaning the fish tank.

Guinea Pigs

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197924

Although guinea pigs are roly-poly, they aren't actually pigs! These cute rodents make great pets for children who like to interact with animals. The full-color photographs, clear illustrations, and easy-to-understand text in Guinea Pigs explain: all the breeds available; preparing a comfortable home; play-time tips; grooming fur and teeth; the sounds guinea pigs make; and when to visit a veterinarian.

Poodles

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197993

Poodles are a very popular breed of dog. Through the use of detailed illustrations, photographs, and text, this book gives children advice on how to care for these attractive and friendly dogs. Poodles fully explains training and grooming requirements specific to this breed. Children will also learn about the temperament of the breed, how to groom a poodle properly, and how much exercise a poodle needs.

I Like Cats! and Other Purr-fect Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374809

Meow! There are so many kinds of cats, but they all seem to have one thing in common: they love mischief! Tex and Indi deal with Cow interrupting their projects. Jesse and his parents decide what to name their cat. Another family ends up with too many cats who won't go away! Stories by Highlights for Children, Lissa Rovetch, and Joy Cowley.

The Great Dinosaur Hunt and Other Dino-Mite Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374830

Dino tales! It took over 150 years to finally unravel the mystery surrounding this particular dinosaur. A man named Don gets his lifelong dream of having a dinosaur named after him. A scientist solves the mystery of a wounded Ice-Age creature. Fossil footprints lead to an important discovery. Stories by Dougal Dixon, "Dino Don" Lessem, Gail Jarrow, and Melissa Stewart.

Deuling Dinosaurs and Other Real Dino Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374847

Real dinosaurs! Read about Triceratops' horns and their purpose. Did you know that there are animals alive today that move similarly to dinosaurs? Sometimes museums display copies of dinosaur fossils instead of the real thing. Learn how the Smithsonian made an exact copy of a dinosaur skeleton. A dinosaur fan's dreams came true as he watched a dinosaur skeleton being rebuilt. Stories by Sharon Pochron, Cheryl M. Reifsnyder, Ph.D., Suzanne McIntire, and Don Lessem, Dinosaur Editor.

Baby Bear's Bed and Other Forest Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374861

The green forest! Baby Bear explores the forest looking for the perfect bed. Different forest animals prepare for the long winter ahead. Jack Rabbit doesn't believe it is going to rain. He talks to his forest friends who can smell the rain, and they all tell him that it is coming soon. Cheeper is learning how to sing. Can he learn before he must leave the forest? Stories by Lucinda H. Kennaley, Dale Cross Purvis, Gay Kamber Seltzer, and Highlights for Children.

Mrs. Dooley's Dog Dilemma and Other Pawsome Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374878

Woof, woof! Mrs. Dooley has six dogs, but her house is too small. What will she do? When everyone else leaves for school, a girl spends her time with her best friend-- a dog named Sam. Rosie the dog loves smelling the neighborhood smells, but nothing smells as good as home. Autumn thinks that when her dog howls, it is a sad sound. However, when she meets Laura and her beagle, she learns that sometimes a howl means something else. Stories by June Swanson, Nancy K. Wallace, Ruth Donnelly, Nancy White Carlstrom, and Erin Berger.

Rebecca Rides the Trail and Other Real Horse Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374885

Giddy-up! Read about Rebecca who rides her horse, Snickerdoodles, for 98 miles on the Texas Independence Trail each year. Are you ready to learn how horses talk and communicate through body language? Janet trains guide horses, and John tames the wildest horse by making friends with it. Stories by Mary Ann Hellinghausen, Leslie Wyatt, Shannon Teper, and Deborah Kearney.

The Adventures of Spot: Curious Creatures

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374601

All kinds of creatures! Why is Spot barking? Spot is a very curious dog. He finds worms in the yard, a mouse in the house, birds in the sky, and even a strange tower made of blocks. Spot needs to be careful when he explores! Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.

Tex and Indi: All Types of Animals

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374397

Animals! Tex and Indi pretend to be animals at the playground. On a rainy day, they stay inside and draw animals with their sister Arizona. Tex and Indi visit animals on a farm and at the zoo. The whole family goes to the animal shelter to rescue a kitten. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

The Timbertoes: Meeting Animals

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374489

Animals! The Timbertoes try to protect their garden from hungry animals. The Timbertoes copy an otter. A goat rings the porch bell. Tommy hears peeper frogs for the first time. Stories by Rich Wallace and Marileta Robinson.

The Timbertoes: Understanding Wild Animals

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374496

Wild Animals! A bird uses the thread from Tommy's hat to build a nest. While on a family trip, the Timbertoes see a moose. The Timbertoes hear a mysterious noise, while camping. Summer is even making the animals hot. Stories by Rich Wallace and Marileta Robinson.

Flopping Frogs and Other Real Frog Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374250

Frogs! Learn about the unique jump of the Tailed Frogs in the Pacific Northwest. Figure out where the mysterious sound of a thousand bells comes from. Discover the dangerous journey of a wood frog. Get a close look at the tiny "famous" frogs from the rain forest. Stories by Pamela Brunskill, Barbara Cole, Carole Smith Berney, and Chris Dietel.

Ask Arizona: Getting to Know Animals

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374304

Taking care of animals! Arizona learns that farm work isn't easy. Arizona's family adopts a kitten from the animal shelter. While Arizona's family pet sits a labradoodle, Cow has a hard time accepting the canine visitor. Arizona discovers that pets without fur are just as fun as pets with fur and just as much responsibility. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Night Walk and Other Nighttime Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374014

In the Dark! Find the lights in the scary night. What do sheep count to fall to sleep? Enjoy a silly story about when the lights go out… dancing. Learn how bats can fly at night and how they drink water in flight. Stories by Maggie Murphy, Amy S. Hansen, Noelle Poulet, Alison Pearce Stevens, Ph.D., Marianne Mitchell, and Marileta Robinson.

Saving Snow Leopards and Other Real Big Cat Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374090

Big cats! Learn how radio collars aide in conservation and answers to questions, such as, "why can't humans run as fast as cheetahs?" Follow researchers as they track Siberian tigers. Find out about efforts to conserve snow leopards in the wild. Stories by Andy Boyles, Pamela S. Turner, Linda Zajac, and Highlights for Children.

Birds

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514468

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about caring for a pet bird and bird behaviors.

Cats

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514475

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about caring for a pet cat and cat behaviors.

Hamsters

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514512

This search-and-find books invites early readers to look for new vocabulary and pictures while giving simples facts about caring for a pet hamster.

Dogs

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514482

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while learning simple facts about caring for pet dogs and puppies.

Guinea Pigs

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514505

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about caring for a pet guinea pig and their behaviors.

Fish

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514499

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about caring for a pet fish.