Thursday, February 20, 2014

Love Your Pet Day!

Happy Love Your Pet Day! Today is a chance to show your cat, dog, tortoise, ferret, gerbil, bird, or goldfish how you really feel about them. It's a day for treats, pampering, maybe a belly rub, and all the the attention that the little guy or gal can handle!

I love my pet! This is my sweet but very playful, 3-year-old cat, Benjamin:

Do you like to read stories about pets? Today's the day! Here are a few suggestions:

Kids and middle grade readers:

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Everything For a Dog by  Ann M. Martin

The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens

The Chocolate Cat by Sue Stainton

Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco

Wings by William Loizeaux

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

Julia Gillian (And the Art of Knowing) by Alison McGhee

The Leanin' Dog  by K.A. Nuzum

The Desperate Adventures of Zeno and Alya by Jane Kelley


Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby

Dogsong by Gary Paulsen

Straydog by Kathe Koja

Stray: A Novel by Stacey Goldblatt

The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt

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