Children's Corner

Publishing is in my blood especially Children's Publishing which makes Children's Corner a natural outgrowth of my Good Reads page.

The books listed here are children's favorites pertaining to cats and dogs. Some titles are old, some are new. All, in my opinion, are classics:

Bunnicula series by James Howe is a first-hand account by Harold the dog describing how he and Chester the cat begin to suspect their newest family member is a vampire. This is great reading for Halloween or anytime. (ages 8 to 12)

Catwings 4 volume series by Ursula K. Le Guin & S. D. Schindler
Catwings, Catwings Return, Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings and Jane on Her Own: A Catwings Tale tell an enchanting story of a most unusual mother cat and her equally unusual offspring. (ages 4 and up)

Harry series by Gene Zion & Margaret Bloy Graham
I'm familiar with 2 of the titles in this 4-book series, Harry the Dirty Dog and No Roses for Harry. Both books follow Harry's misadventures. Harry and the Lady Next Door and Harry by the Sea, the remaining titles in this collection, I am sure are as charming as the others. (ages 4 to 8)

Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling for Mrs. Norris, Crookshanks, the owls and all the imagined creatures. (ages 3 and up)

Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore is the story of a black cat with a great routine for food and lodging that eventually turns into too much of a good thing. (ages 4 to 8)

A Dog's Life: Autobiography of a Stray by Ann N. Martin is a book that educates children on the realities of life for animals without homes. (ages 8 to 12)

Our New Puppy by Isabelle Harper and Barry Moser is about two young girls experiencing the arrival of a new puppy who comes to live with their family and older dog. The girls learn some very important lessons about life from the experience. (ages 3 and up)

The Snow Lambs by Debi Gliori is a picture book about a family dog missing in a snow storm after helping a young boy and his father bring in their sheep. The boy spends an apprehensive night wondering where the dog is and if she will return home safely. (ages 4 and up)

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