Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen$8.99 $8.27
Overall our favorite children’s book published in the last several years. It’s the story of a fox and his boy who are separated by war, and by the boy’s father, and their journey to find each other again. It’s a heartbreakingly beautiful, very honest story.
Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao$8.99 $8.27
Another favorite, and soon to be a movie! Ivan, a silver-backed gorilla living an unhappy life in a small mall circus, becomes compelled to use his ability to create artwork to help his new friend, Ruby, a baby elephant abused by the ring-master, to escape. Amazingly based on a true story.
Spencer Quinn$7.99 $7.35
Spencer Quinn’s Bowser and Birdie series is a very entertaining middle-grade mystery series about Birdie, an eleven-year-old girl living with her grandma in the Louisianan bayou, and her adopted dog, Bowser. As with Quinn’s Chet and Bernie series for adults, this one is narrated entirely by Bowser, the very lovable, loyal, happy-go-lucky mutt. Just as Chet, his nose, ears, and brains make him an excellent sleuth. The only thing we don’t get about Bowser is that he doesn’t really understand how great cats are! Maybe he’ll learn in a future book…
Cammie McGovern$6.99 $6.43
Chester and Gus by Cammie McGovern is a moving, heartfelt middle-grade novel about an endearing therapy dog and the autistic boy he is assigned to help.
Victoria J. Coe$7.99 $7.35
Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe is a charming book for middle-grade readers about a dog learning to adapt – and love – his new home. You’ll cheer for little Fenway as he tries hard to understand the changes he and his girl, Hattie, are going through and devises not-so-good ways to make things better. And there’s a whole series out now!
Jessica Kensky, Patrick Downes, et al.$16.99 $15.63
Moving picture book by Boston Marathon Bombing survivor Jessica Kensky about a girl who, like her, becomes a double amputee, and her beloved service dog.
Michael Northrop$9.99 $9.19
Jacky Davis and David Soman$17.99 $16.55
Josh Funk and Stevie Lewis$17.99 $16.55
Maribeth Boelts and David M Walker$16.98 $15.62
Dan Gemeinhart$16.99 $15.63
Alison Oliver$17.99 $16.55
Maya Gottfried and Robert Rahway Zakanitch$17.99