Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update!                          July 2017 Issue 2
The Bookies Newsletter
From Puppy to Partner

A Day for Dog Lovers!
Curious about how rambunctious puppies are trained to become calm and attentive assistance dogs? So are we! On Saturday, July 29th, between 2-4 p.m., we're co-hosting an event with Canine Companions for Independence.

Three dogs will be joining us in the store: a puppy, a young dog who is ready to start at dog university (learn more about that on the day), and a fully-trained assistance dog who will be demonstrating how he helps his owner. And, because, smart though these dogs are, they still have a slight difficulty with talking, their handlers will be there to tell us their stories.

Marianne and Dubarry 
We have a special interest in this, because, as many of you may already know, one of our own Bookies, Marianne, is an experienced puppy raiser, and for the last 18 months she has been bringing her latest puppy, Dubarry, into work with her. So we've all been part of the team that has helped socialize Dubarry and make him ready for the next step: dog university. (OK, so Marianne has really done the work, but we've patted and played with him!)

Dubarry is almost ready to leave Marianne and move on to the next stage of his training, so we thought this was the right time to celebrate the organization he is a part of.

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

Volunteer puppy raisers, like Marianne, provide Canine Companions puppies a safe home and healthy diet, take them to obedience classes, submit a monthly report, provide socialization opportunities, and give lots of love.

These dogs go on to do amazing things:
  • Service dogs assist adults with physical disabilities by performing daily tasks.
  • Hearing dogs alert their partners, who are deaf and hard of hearing, to important sounds.
  • Facility dogs work with clients with special needs in a visitation, education, criminal justice or health care setting.
  • Skilled companions enhance independence for children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Bring the kids and join the fun with Dubarry and his friends as we celebrate all things dog! 

New in Dog!

A Dog_s Way Home
A Dog's Way Home
W. Bruce Cameron
Set in Denver, this new adventure story from the author of A Dog's Purpose shows the incredible love between a dog and her human. When Bella is picked up by animal control she is sent to a Colorado foster home 400 miles away from her owner in Denver. But she's not going to let the distance and the wild Colorado country stop her from trying to get home.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone
Paul Toutonghi
This true story about the Marshall family and their search for their pet is as filled with tension and heartbreak as any novel. The instant Fielding Marshall's dog, Gonker, disappears in the woods by the Appalachian trail, a clock starts ticking. If Gonker doesn't get medication for a serious illness within 23 days, he will die.

Tuesday_s Promise
Tuesday's Promise
Luis Carlos Montalvan and

Will_s Red Coat
Will's Red Coat
Tom Ryan
Tom Ryan doesn't get what he expects when he adopts Will, an elderly deaf and blind dog. Instead of a mellow, relaxed dog, he gets a frightened and aggressive animal who bites. But Tom doesn't give up on him and this is the story of Will's transformation. By the author of Following Atticus.

New in Dog for Kids

Found Dogs
Found Dogs
Erica Sirotich
An inspiring book for young dog lovers! Meet the dogs at the shelter and count them up as you get to know them. Then, even better, count back down again as, one-by-one, the dogs are adopted and go home to their new families! Adorable illustrations and lively rhyme.

Bow-Wow: A Bowser and Birdie Novel
Spencer Quinn
Fun and mystery combine in this new middle grade novel, the third in the Bowser and Birdie series. Birdie and her dog Bowser are hot on the trail of mystery when a shark is spotted in the swamp near their home town of St. Roch, Louisiana. And then the town's best fisherman disappears...

The Big Bad Woof
The Big Bad Woof
Walker Styles
An engaging mystery for early readers, featuring simple language and illustrations on every page! An art thief is stealing the precious artworks of Pawston, leaving behind a card that says: The Big Bad Woof Strikes Again! Can Rider solve the mystery? This is the eighth in the popular Rider Woofson series.

And don't forget these favorite dog characters for kids! Click on the photo to be taken to a page showing their books!

Where_s Spot_
Eric Hill
A toddler favorite!
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Normal Bridwell
The big red dog has been around since the 1960s!
Alyssa Satin Capucilli 
The stories featuring this endearing and mischievous puppy are perfect for early readers.
Walter The Farting Dog
William Kotzwinkle
Who'd have thought a few farts could make a dog so popular?
Good Dog Carl
Alexandra Day
Carl gambols through wordless books, picture books and readers--always fun!
The true story of this brave dog comes in versions for all ages!
Linda Petrie Bunch
Photographs and rhyme are the hallmark of Hannah's books.

Mia Coulton
Hugely popular series of little readers featuring photos of Danny the labrador.

We could talk dog books forever, but this newsletter would run to hundreds of pages. So come to the store on Saturday, July 29th, to check out the dogs, these books and many more!