The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene

The Underdogs

c.2016, Ecco                                    $27.99 / $34.99 Canada                         352 pages   Your dog did it again. You were just thinking about going for a walk, and he starting bouncing before you said a word. He hopes to share your snack before … Continue reading

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Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare by Gene Barretta

Lincoln and Kennedy

c.2016, Henry Holt and Company              $17.99 / $24.99 Canada             40 pages   You’re not the only kid in the world who likes ice cream. Lots of kids do; everybody loves a good treat. Other people like biking, puppies, candy, … Continue reading

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Morgue: A Life in Death by Dr. Vincent Di Maio and Ron Franscell

Morgue

c.2016, St. Martin’s Press                   $26.99 / $37.99 Canada                      268 pages   “What happened?” We blurt it out without thinking; it’s a common question when someone has died unexpectedly. What happened, where did it happen, why, how…?  Knowing the answer can … Continue reading

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Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs That Protect and Serve by Nancy Furstinger, foreword by Ronald L. Aiello

Paws of Courage

c.2016, National Geographic              $12.99 / $15.99 Canada                      160 pages   To you, your dog is a hero. Nobody else protects you from spiders and shadows.  Nobody does a better job of warning you about summer storms or friends a-knocking. You … Continue reading

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Famous Nathan by Lloyd Handwerker with Gil Reavill

Famous Nathan

c.2016, Flatiron Books                        $26.99 / $37.99 Canada                      320 pages   Mom always loved you best. I can beat you at that. You got more than me, more from Santa and a bigger birthday cake. I was Dad’s favorite, I’m better … Continue reading

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The Dog Merchants by Kim Kavin

The Dog Merchants

c.2016, Pegasus Books                       $27.95 / $35.95 Canada                336 pages   You’ve been saving for months. Every extra penny, every found dollar, money earmarked for splurging, it all went in an account, and all because you saw a little furry … Continue reading

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Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches by Marcia A. Zug

Buying a Bride

c.2016, New York University Press         $30.00 / higher in Canada             305 pages   Your package finally arrived. You placed the order weeks ago, and the waiting began. Every day, you checked your mailbox, certain that it would come, and you … Continue reading

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Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

Being Jazz

c.2016, Crown Books for Young Readers     $17.99 / $23.99 Canada             272 pages   There’s nothing special about you. You’re just an ordinary kid, nothing unique – except, there is. You have your own thoughts, passions, creativity, and sense of … Continue reading

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Bailey: Puppy Pals by Susan Hughes

Bailey: Puppy Pals

c.2016, Sourcebooks                         $5.99 / higher in Canada                       112 pages   That collection you’ve got is really growing. You’re always looking for things to add to it, and your friends and family know what you need to fill in the … Continue reading

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Born for This by Chris Guillebeau

Born for This

c.2016, Crown Business                     $26.00 / $34.00 Canada                      320 pages   You have a job. It’s fine. Really, it’s nothing earth-shattering. You show up, do the work, get paid, go home, and do it again the next time. Sometimes, you’re miserable … Continue reading

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