Monday, July 22, 2019

Bears! Bears! And more Bears!

Backyard Bears by Amy Cherrix

We see them in the backyard, digging through trash. But what doing we really know about bears? (Here's a hint...Goldilocks was all wrong.) Bears are so much interesting than our stories about them. Backyard Bears takes us into the lives of city bears. What a great pick for reluctant readers!

A Coyote in City Park?

A Pup Called Trouble by Bobbie Pyron

Ever been to a city park? Possums, crows, dogs. You’d expect to see them. But a coyote pup? How did he get there? Trouble finds himself there after his curiosity and impulsivity take him away from the wilds and into a world he knows nothing about. Think of Watership Down,and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, and you’ll have the flavor and feelings of A Pup Called Trouble.  This is a good choice for reluctant readers. Who doesn’t want to read about a coyote trapped in the city?

Books for Animal Lovers...and Who isn't?

 A Dog's Way Home by Bobbie Pyron 

Adventure. Danger. Sadness. Everyone will face these someday. That’s why I connected with A Dog’s Way Home.Abby and her dog Tam are in terrible car accident. Tam, crate and all, is thrown into a rushing river that carries him far away. But It’s more than a dog separated from owner story. It’s about the courage Tam the dog and his owner Abby show as they look for one another. And thankfully, there’s a happy ending! I love books that show the human and animal spirit.