Land Shark

Written by Beth Ferry and illustrated by Ben Mantle

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The only thing Bobby wants for his birthday is a pet shark. So you can imagine his disappointment when his parents get him...a puppy. Everyone knows shark lovers can never become dog lovers. Or can they? Full of humor and heart, this book explores the idea that sometimes, getting exactly what you don't want turns out to be exactly what you need.

Bob's Rock

Written by Ann Hassett and illustrated by John Hassett

Bob’s friend Max has a dog. Bob has a rock. Max’s dog can do tricks. But so can Bob’s rock! Can it do everything the dog does? This funny, minimalist story uses patterns, repetitions, and comparisons to create a satisfying read-aloud experience.

I Love Kisses

Written by Sheryl McFarlane and illustrated by Brenna Vaughan

love kisses. I'll bet that you do too! Wake up sleepyhead kisses Raspberry jam and bread kisses... There are lots of kinds of kisses in the world, and they all say something different. Award-winning author Sheryl McFarlane's new book celebrates the best part about kisses; while each one is unique, they all say "I love you!"

Dogs

Written by Emily Gravett

Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and color are bounding through this irresistible book. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolor illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will long to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. This is a wonderfully satisfying book with a twist in the tail.

Barkus

Written by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Marc Boutavant

Meet Barkus. Barkus is loyal. Barkus is generous. Barkus is family. The exuberant Barkus and his lucky young owner whirl and twirl across the pages of this delightful pre-chapter book series from award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan. The accessible text is ideal for even the newest independent reader, while the warm, humorous story and energetic illustrations will appeal to picture book readers as well as advanced readers.

Barkus Dog Dreams

Written by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Marc Boutavant

Barkus is back! With new tricks. New friends. And lots more fun. The lovable Barkus and his lucky young owner romp through the pages of this delightful series from Newbery Medal–winning author Patricia MacLachlan. The simple text told in short chapters is just right for children ready to take their first steps toward reading on their own.

Surfer Dog

Written by Eric Walters and illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

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.

The Other Dog

Written by Madeleine L’Engle and illustrated by Christine Davenier

Reissued in hardcover to coincide with the movie release of A Wrinkle in Time, here is a true tale of dog-meets-baby from Newbery Medal–winning author Madeleine L'Engle! Based on Madeleine L'Engle's own poodle's experience coping with a new baby in the house, this sprightly picture book presents a familiar domestic drama with an utterly charming new twist. Tongue-in-cheek wit, endearing illustrations, and a revealing author's note make this a publishing event to celebrate!

Cool Cat versus Top Dog

Written and illustrated by Mike Yamada

The annual midnight race around the block, Pet Quest, is upon the neightbourhood. The rivalry between the two fastest kids on the block, Cool Cat and Top Dog, is reaching fever pitch, and to make matters worse, the two challengers live in the same household. Their competitiveness looks set to cost them the race - can they find a way to work together before all is lost? A fast-paced, prank-filled romp - full of heart - from celebrated new talent Mike Yamada.ÿ

A Dog Called Bear

Written by Diane Fox and illustrated by Christyan Fox, Diane Fox

A funny picture-book story about finding a perfect dog—and discovering a true friend.Lucy loves dogs. She has always wanted a dog. She's read the books and bought the toys and plastered her walls with dog pictures. She's ready for a dog of her own. When Lucy sets out in search of a canine companion, she meets a frog, a fox, and finally a "lost dog" called Bear. Bear doesn't look like any dog Lucy's seen before, but Lucy decides to give Bear a chance anyway . . . with hilarious results. Love triumphs int his funny story of unexpected friendship.

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