Second Chance by Sandra J. Gerencher

Subtitle: How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism & His Shelter Dog Stars: **** Summary: The timeless tale of a boy (with autism) and his (shelter) dog. All characters in the story are based on Sandra’s real life family.  Tribute Books (2009)Children’s Non-fictionAges 9-1228 pages This is a really sweet story that would appeal to… Read More »

BARK up the RIGHT Tree: Lessons from a Rescued Dog by Jessie & Ruth Tschudin

Stars: ***1/2 Summary: Jessie the dog was abandoned by her lifelong family. At the very same time, Ruth had an unusual premonition. It all came together as Jessie barreled her way (quite literally!) into the lives and hearts of the Tschudin family. Jessie will steal your heart, too, as she shares her intimate story and… Read More »

Choosing To Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master by Kat Tansey

Stars: ****1/2 Summary: Choosing to Be is a magical story about becoming fully present and achieving the true freedom of enjoying life just as it is. Guided by her inscrutably wise and perceptive Buddha master who just happens to be a Maine Coon cat, and inspired by his comical little brother who is the essence… Read More »

The Adventures of Songha: The Amazing Savannah Cat by Linda R. Caterine

Stars: *** I received this book for review through Bosick Communications. It’s being counted towards the What an Animal! Challenge. Summary: “The Adventures Of Songha” is the story of a rare exotic cat, as seen through the eyes of Songha, a beautiful Savannah cat. Songha is half African Serval leopard and half domestic cat, and… Read More »

Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen

Stars: **** I picked this up because I need a Q author for the A to Z Challenge. I love dogs and I’ve been meaning to read a book by Anna Quindlen. This is basically a short memoir of the last little bit of the life of her black lab Beau. The book starts off… Read More »

Aliens from Earth: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems by Mary Batten

Stars: *** Illustrator: Beverly J. Doyle Publisher: Peachtree 2003 32 pages Ages 8-12 This book is being counted towards the Planet Earth 2008 Challenge. This is a non-fiction picture book about animals and plants that make their way into ecosystems they shouldn’t be in and how they can totally mess up the ecosystem they are… Read More »

Working Like A Dog by Gena K. Gorrell

Stars: ***** Children’s Non-Fiction 160 pages Tundra Books – Sept 2003 I received a copy of this book for review from Tundra Books. This book is aimed at ages 10 and up however it’s got so much information that it would work as adult non-fiction too! I loved it! I enjoy reading books about dogs… Read More »