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Sign of the Moon (Warriors: Omen of the Stars #4)
Erin Hunter

HarperCollins, 2011

The end of the stars draws near. Three must become four to battle the darkness that lasts forever. . . . The dark forces that have driven a rift between the four warrior Clans are growing stronger. Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw now know that unless they can unravel the true meaning behind the prophecy that binds them, the warrior code could be destroyed forever. While Lionblaze remains focused on protecting ThunderClan from another ...
  
  











  



  
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Laura Hillenbrand

Random House, 2001

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile ...
  
  











  



  
To Fetch a Thief: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)
Spencer Quinn

Atria Books, 2011

In the third book in the brilliant New York Times bestselling series featuring a lovable and wise dog narrator, Chet and Bernie go under the big top to solve the most unlikely missing persons (and animals!) case ever. Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comes to town. ...
  
  











  



  
These High, Green Hills (The Mitford Years #3)
Jan Karon

Penguin Books, 1997

The third novel in the popular Mitford series, by the bestselling author of  At Home in Mitford  and  Somebody Safe with Somebody Good   In These High, Green Hills we're once again in Mitford, a southern village of local characters so heartwarming and hilarious you'll wish you lived right next door. At last, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, has married his talented and vivacious neighbor, Cynthia. Now, of ...
  
  











  



  
The Sound and the Furry: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)
Spencer Quinn

Atria Books, 2014

In the sixth entry in the New York Times bestselling mystery series that the Los Angeles Times called “nothing short of masterful,” Chet and Bernie are handed a hard case in the Big Easy. Chet and Bernie, the best canine/human P.I. team in the business, encounter a prison work crew that includes Frenchie Boutette, an old pal they sent up the river. Frenchie begs Bernie to go find his brother Ralph, a reclusive inventor who has ...
  
  











  



  
The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family
Matt Groening, Ray Richmond

It Books, 1997

It's hard to believe that the Simpsons have been around for more than a decade. Today, The Simpsons is the longest-running animated series of all time (dethroning The Flintstones in February 1997), and an intrinsic part of pop culture. The Simpsons Complete Guide to your Favourite Show is a celebration of this family's phenomenal decade. Arranged by season, the book covers each episode of the television show, with the special episodes ...
  
  











  



  
A Dangerous Path (Warriors, Book 5)
Erin Hunter

HarperCollins, 2004

ShadowClan has a dark new leader, but will he be satisfied with his power now -- or does his desire for revenge burn even more strongly? Fireheart fears that there is a connection between the rise of Tigerstar and the terrible dreams that haunt his nights, murmuring of danger and death. Meanwhile, a mysterious and vicious threat unlike any other has invaded the forest, placing every cat's life in peril. Fireheart's beloved leader has turned her ...
  
  











  



  
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Irene Gut Opdyke

Anchor, 2001

In My Hands began as one non-Jew’s challenge to any who would deny the Holocaust. Much like The Diary of Anne Frank , it has become a profound document of an individual’s heroism in the face of the greatest evil mankind has known. In the fall of 1939 the Nazis invaded Irene Gut’s beloved Poland, ending her training as a nurse and thrusting the sixteen-year-old Catholic girl into a world of degradation that somehow gave her the ...
  
  











  



  
Winterdance: Fine Madness of Alaskan Dog-racing
Gary Paulsen

Orion mass market paperback, 1998

Gary Paulsen was in his forties, an internationally famous children's writer. Then he was overtaken by his passion, a passion for Alaskan dog-racing and a passion for the wild, beautiful landscape of the Arctic. WINTERDANCE is the story of this passion. It is a powerful, almost unbelievable adventure, told with humour, pathos, vitality and excitement.
  
  











  



  
Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life
Steven Wolf, Lynette Padwa

Algonquin Books, 2013

Comet’s Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts ...
  
  











  



  
Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs
Nona Kilgore Bauer, The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Kennel Club Books, 2006

This is the first major publication to salute the canines that served America in the recovery missions following the terrorists' strikes on America. A testament to man's best friend and his most critical role in American history, this book pays tribute to 78 canine heroes and their handlers, retelling their heart-stirring stories and photographically capturing many defining moments of the days that followed September 11th, 2001. Nona Kilgore ...
  
  











  



  
On the Edge of Nowhere
James Huntington

Epicenter Press, 2002

His father is a white trapper, his mother an Athabascan Indian who walks a thousand miles in winter to reunite with her family. Thus, Jimmy Huntington learns early how to survive on the land. Huntington is only seven when his mother dies, and he must care for his younger siblings. A courageous and inspiring man, Huntington hunts wolves, fights bears, survives close calls too numerous to mention, and becomes a championship sled-dog racer.
  
  











  



  
Red Hammer: Voodoo Plague Book 4 (Volume 4)
Dirk Patton

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

An old enemy rises, revealing plots within plots as the survivors struggle to reach safety and find the missing. Those infected by the virus are getting smarter and deadlier. As the world continues to crumble, some are lost while new dangers appear at every turn. In the most sweeping story so far in the Voodoo Plague series, Red Hammer ratchets up the danger and intensity.
  
  











  



  
Dogsbody
Diana Wynne Jones

Firebird, 2012

The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried - and found guilty - by his heavenly peers for a murder he did not commit. His sentence: to live on the planet Earth until he can carry out a seemingly impossible mission - the recovery of a deadly weapon known as the Zoi. The first lesson Sirius learns in his lowly earthly form is that humans have all the power. The second is that even though his young mistress loves him, she can't protect either of them. The ...
  
  











  



  
Cat Telling Tales (Joe Grey Mysteries)
Shirley Rousseau Murphy

WilliamMr, 2011

“Joe Grey and Dulcie aren’t your ordinary feline detectives. Murphy’s raised the stakes of the feline sleuth genre.” — Kirkus Reviews “These Joe Grey mysteries will stay popular for many years to come.” — Tampa Tribune Mystery fans and cat lovers alike rejoice. The infallible feline sleuthing team of Joe Grey, Dulcie, and Kit return in Cat Telling Tales —author Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s seventeenth ingenious whodunit ...
  
  











  



  
Adopting the Racing Greyhound
Cynthia A. Branigan

*Howell Book House, 1992

People who adopt an ex-racer have spared an intelligent, elegant creature from either being destroyed immediately or sold for research-and this book discusses virtually every conceivable situation that a person adopting a Greyhound is likely to encounter. It includes both the proud history of this oldest of all purebred dog families, as well as fascinating stories from people who have decided to adopt.
  
  











  



  
Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs
Nona Kilgore Bauer

Kennel Club Books, 2011

Dog Heroes of September 11th -- A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs, now in its Tenth Anniversary second edition, is the first and only major publication to salute the canines that served our nation in the recovery missions following the terrorists’ strikes on America. In his foreword to this edition, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani says, “No American could be unmoved by the stories and images of these dogs and their ...
  
  











  



  
Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals
Karen Dawn

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2008

The animal rights movement has reached a tipping point. No longer a fringe extremist cause, it has become a social concern that leading members of society endorse and young people embrace. From Michael Vick's dog fighting scandal to CNN’s airing of the eye-opening film Blackfish, animal rights issues have hit the headlines—and are being championed by students and senators, pop stars and producers, and actors and activists. Don't you want to ...
  
  











  



  
Every Living Thing (All Creatures Great and Small)
James Herriot

St. Martin's Griffin, 2005

James Herriot's final work and last in his beloved series of animal stories This fifth and final of James Herriot's heartwarming story collections brings back familiar friends (including old favorites such as Tricki Woo) and introduces new ones, including Herriot's children Rosie and Jimmy and the marvelously eccentric vet Calum Buchanan. As James grows older, he finds that change comes even to his beloved Yorkshire---but not necessarily bad, ...
  
  











  



  
Dogsbody
Diana Wynne Jones

HarperTrophy, 2001

The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried for murder by his heavenly peers and found guilty. His sentence: to be reborn on Earth as a dog until such time as he carries out the seemingly impossible mission imposed on him. In his Earth guise, Sirius, renamed Leo, truly lives a dog's life. Although he is the pet of a girl who loves him, both child and dog are mistreated by the family with whom they live. But the worldly obstacles Leo faces are minor when ...
  
  











  








   



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