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Mocha by Miles, Ellen.


Charles and his family are visiting relatives in the country when a stranger drops off a puppy. Mocha, a Bernese mountain dog, was running around on the highway without a leash or tags. Now this adventurous pup needs a place to live.

Nov 20, 2015
Rootin' tootin' cow dog by Krulik, Nancy E., author.

Rootin' tootin' cow dog

"Yeehaw, Sparky is off to the Texas rodeo to find himself a job! There he eats delicious-smelling BBQ, watches mutton chasing and barrel racing, and even helps a new friend become a rodeo dog. But as Sparky heads home, he still doesn't have a job himself. Wait, he has the very best job of all--being Josh's best friend!"--

Nov 20, 2015
Heidi Heckelbeck might be afraid of the dark by Coven, Wanda.

Heidi Heckelbeck might be afraid of the dark

Going to her first sleepover, Heidi tries to hide her fear of the dark, with a little help from her Book of Spells.

Nov 20, 2015
Horrible Harry and the top-secret hideout by Kline, Suzy, author.

Horrible Harry and the top-secret hideout

"When his best friend Doug discovers his top-secret hideout, Harry enlists his friends' help to save it from being developed into an apartment building"--

Nov 20, 2015
Go fetch! by Krulik, Nancy E., author.

Go fetch!

When Sparky is left home alone, he bites his magic bone and winds up in Washington, DC! The US capital has statues, a monument that looks like a giant stick, and a big white house with a huge yard. His new dog friend says he's happy roaming the city without his family, but Sparky isn't so sure he feels the same. Can Sparky find a way to change his new friend's mind, and also find his way home?

Nov 20, 2015
Pup art by Krulik, Nancy E., author.

Pup art

"The magic bone transports Sparky to Paris, where his new French bulldog friend helps him find food as delicious as it is hard for Sparky to pronounce. In return, Sparky decides to help him find a human friend of his own"--

Nov 20, 2015
Swimming pool mystery by Widmark, Martin, 1961- author.

Swimming pool mystery

It's Christmastime in Pleasant Valley and the town is getting ready to celebrate. But when all the lockers at the Pleasant Valley swimming pool are emptied during the Big Holiday Swim, it looks like Christmas won't be very merry. Once again, Jerry and Maya use their super sleuthing skills to help the police chief track down the mysterious thief before he ruins Christmas for the whole town.

Nov 20, 2015
Bunjitsu Bunny's best move by Himmelman, John, author, illustrator.

Bunjitsu Bunny's best move

As Isabel, the best bunjitsu artist in her class, continues to practice her skills, she also grows in her understanding of how to use her strongest weapon--her mind.

Nov 21, 2015
Amelia Bedelia dances off by Parish, Herman, author.

Amelia Bedelia dances off

When Amelia Bedelia's aunt gives her dance lessons as an early birthday present, she agrees to give it a try and soon finds herself making new friends and discovering that there is something to like about many different kinds of dancing.

Nov 21, 2015
The mystery of the icy paw prints by Paris, Harper, author.

The mystery of the icy paw prints

"While visiting Alaska, Ethan and Ella follow some icy paw prints that lead to a brand-new mystery"--

Nov 21, 2015
Daisy by Miles, Ellen, author.


"Charles is so happy to be fostering Daisy, the cutest Boston terrier. She loves being around people and even other dogs. But when Daisy is left alone, she chews things up. And Charles can't stay with her all the time. Will he be able to help this puppy find a new home?" --

Nov 25, 2015
Too big to run by Hapka, Cathy, author.

Too big to run

"Zach's mom has a new patient--a giant dog named Maxi who has been helping her owner train for a marathon. Maxi's knees can't handle all that running and now she needs an operation. Time for the kids in the Pet Rescue Club to help! Together they find a way to raise money for Maxi's surgery and come up with a great way for Maxi to find the perfect new career!"-

Nov 27, 2015
Lucy's holiday surprise by Cooper, Ilene, author.

Lucy's holiday surprise

With still unnamed twin baby sisters at home, Bobby, owner of an boisterous pet beagle, is worried that his parents will have no time to celebrate Christmas.

Nov 27, 2015
Ruffleclaw by Funke, Cornelia Caroline, author, illustrator.


"An earth monster decides to move in with a human family"--

Nov 27, 2015
Spinny icky showdown by Keller, Laurie.

Spinny icky showdown

Arnie the talking doughnut and Peezo participate in a television game show, competing against other local teams in a series of challenges which include facing Nick "The Pumpernator" Pumpernickel, and still manage to solve a mystery.

Nov 27, 2015
Little Shaq by O'Neal, Shaquille, author.

Little Shaq

Seven-year-old Shaquille O'Neal, a talented basketball and video game player, learns to share the spotlight with his cousin Barry when the youngsters work together to earn money by watering plants.

Nov 27, 2015
Shaun the Sheep. Flock to the seaside by Howard, Martin (Martin J.), author.

Shaun the Sheep. Flock to the seaside

"The Flock thinks it's headed fro a day at the beach, but just when the smell of salt water is in the air. the Farmer's truck takes a turn into the Great-Piddlington-on-Sea Annual Farm Extravaganza. Bitzer's ready to compete for the gold cup for best sheepdog against his archrival, Top Dog, and his fancy eHerder ... if only he wasn't missing his Flock! Can Bitzer and Shaun work double time to round up the sheep from their beach shenanigans?" -- Back cover.

Nov 27, 2015
Lola Levine is not mean! by Brown, Monica, 1969- author.

Lola Levine is not mean!

Second-grader Lola has a wonderful family, a great teacher, and the best friend ever, Josh, and they all help her feel better after she is teased and forbidden to play team sports at recess for having accidentally hurt classmate Juan during a soccer game.

Nov 27, 2015
How to hug an elephant by Winkler, Henry, 1945- author.

How to hug an elephant

When Hank gets lost during a field trip to the zoo, it turns into an adventure he will never forget.

Nov 27, 2015
The ghost at the fire station by Butler, Dori Hillestad, author.

The ghost at the fire station

When the fire station's new dog, Sparky, finds a ghost at the door of the TV room, Kaz and Claire investigate, hoping the ghost may be one of Kaz's relatives.

Nov 27, 2015
Captain Awesome and the mummy's treasure by Kirby, Stan.

Captain Awesome and the mummy's treasure

"Captain Awesome ventures into the depths of a museum to reclaim a mummy's ancient treasure"--

Nov 27, 2015
The bard and the beast by Quinn, Jordan.

The bard and the beast

Prince Lucas would rather be enjoying the outdoors with his best friend, Clara, than learning to play the lute, until a visiting bard demonstrates the power of music.

Nov 27, 2015