Lammie Pie, Private Eye by Barbara Beard
Great for ALL ages!
* BSR would like to thank Barbara for her support. A portion of the proceeds from each book is donated to Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc.
South Carolina hunters first bred the Boykin spaniel during the 1900s to provide the ideal dog for hunting. They needed a small dog compactly built for boat travel and retrieving.
L. W. (Whit) Boykin (1861–1932), a planter and sportsman, lived in the Boykin community just outside of Camden, South Carolina. He, along with his relatives, the Canteys, experimented with many breeds to resolve the problems posed by carrying large dogs in their boats. With selective breeding and a little luck, Whit developed a small multipurpose retriever now known as the Boykin spaniel. This little friend is called the dog that doesn’t rock the boat. The Boykin spaniel is the state dog of South Carolina.
The First Boykin Spaniels, by Lynn Kelley
Grade Level Preschool-3
Through the charming and delightful voice of one of the Palmetto State's own Boykin spaniels, Lynn Kelley narrates the life and history of the South Carolina state dog. When Dumpy, a gregarious and affectionate puppy, follows Mr. White into church one Sunday, he never suspects that he will soon find a new home or family. After discovering Dumpy's innate talent as a hunter, Mr. White sends his beloved pet to his friend, Mr. Boykin, in order for Dumpy to learn to become a true hunting dog and a South Carolina legend. Through Lisa Gardiner's vibrant illustrations and Kelley's engaging narration, this tale of South Carolina's state dog offers young readers a quirky tale of this South Carolina original.
The Boykin spaniel breed originated in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in the early twentieth century. By the year 2000, more than 16,000 Boykins internationally had been registered with the Boykin Spaniel Society. Now recognized by the American Kennel Club, the Boykin spaniel continues to be a popular hunting dog and beloved family pet.
A Boykin Spaniel's Activity Book of Favorite Things by Sarah Nell Blackwell
BSR is very grateful that a portion of the proceeds of this book is donated back to BSR.
* Note: This book is available for download here: http://wingshotcollection.com/book-boykin-spaniel-activity-book.html
This custom designed activity book that's been compiled for our next generation of dog handlers, trainers and hunters.
Includes 16 pages of coloring and activity pages showing off a Boykin Spaniel’s favorite things!
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
A heart-tugging dog adoption story told through letters--deeply sincere and almost desperate pleas for a forever home--from the dog, himself!
This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he'd make. His letters to prospective owners share that he's house broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to live with cats! But, no one wants him. Won't anyone open their heart--and home--to a lonesome dog? Readers will be happily surprised to learn just who steps up to adopt Arfy.
Troy Cummings's hilarious and touching story is a perfect gift for a child wanting a dog, and for pet adoption advocates. It also showcases many different styles of letter writing, making it appealing to parents and teachers looking to teach the lost art of written communication.
Rescue & Jessica by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes
Age Range: 5 - 9 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire.
Rescue thought he’d grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog — it’s the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he’s better suited to being a service dog, he’s worried that he’s not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns out that Rescue can help Jessica see after all: a way forward, together, one step at a time. An endnote from the authors tells more about the training and extraordinary abilities of service dogs, particularly their real-life best friend and black lab, Rescue.
101 Amazing Facts About Dogs by Jenny Kellett
Good for All Ages
It's hard not to love dogs, in fact 1 in 3 American families have at least one pooch! But how much do you and your kids know about your puppy or dog?
In this best-selling dog book for kids (or adults!) by leading non-fiction author, Jenny Kellett, you and your pooch-loving child will learn over 100 of the most amazing dog facts!
WOOF! 100 Fun Facts about Dogs by Elizabeth Carney
Grade Level 1-4
Kids will dig learning all about dogs in this new National Geographic Kids Reader.
The level 3 text provides accessible yet wide-ranging information for fluent readers. Plus, the book includes 100 fun facts for quick and quirky information on all kinds of dogs, from tiny Chihuahuas to gargantuan Great Danes! The Fact Readers bridge the gap between fun knowledge nuggets and informative sustained reading.
Teddy The Shelter Dog by Tony & Maridee Feeherry
Grade Level: P-4
A moving tale of a big black dog with one brown paw who is hurt in an accident and finds himself in the Animal Shelter. One day Teddy is adopted by a family, despite their fears that he might be too big and too wild to be a good pet. Teddy goes through a final adventure before he comes home for good to his Forever Home. Inspired by the true stories of adopted pets, this compelling adventure will enchant dog lovers of all ages. Introducing kids aged 5 – 12 to the joys of animal adoption, Teddy the Shelter Dog is a must-have for dog lovers, pet parents, teachers and activists. In one adventure to find a forever home, this story introduces readers to the plight of shelter dogs as well as broader concepts such as animal adoption, home and family. With richly imagined illustrations this book shows readers the basics of animal rights in an easy-to-understand, teachable format.
Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs by David Woman & Jacky Davis
Age Level: 3-5
Grade Level: P-K
Ladybug Girl and her friends help at a dog-adoption fair and discover that even the littlest things can make a big difference in this tenth hardcover in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series.
Lulu is excited to meet all the rescue dogs when the pet-adoption fair comes to her local farmers' market. She wants to take all of them home--but she already has Bingo, and Mama says one dog is enough for their family. That doesn't mean Lulu can't help, though. It's time for Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad--her friends Grasshopper Girl and Bumblebee Boy--to step in! The Bug Squad can do all kinds of little but important things, like brush the dogs, play with them, and bring them water and food. And then Lulu comes up with the perfect plan to help the dogs find their forever homes. Her idea is such a success that the Bug Squad knows they'll be back again next week. Together, they can help every dog get adopted.
This beloved series is celebrated for its gentle, authentic, and imaginative exploration of kid-emotions and -truths.
Pet Rescue Club: A Puppy Called Disaster by Rose Hopkins
Age Level: 6-9
Grade Level: K-3
A tornado strikes town! And Janey worries about her friends, her neighbors, and the Third Street Pet Shelter. The shelter is intact, but overflowing with animals separated from their owners and in desperate need of some help! Time for the Pet Rescue Club to pitch in!
When Janey starts a blog where people can share cute pet photos and stories, she never imagined she’d receive a heartbreaking photo of a skinny, abandoned dog. She calls on her friends Lolli, Zach, and Adam to help – and that’s just the start! When these animal-loving fourth graders discover how many animals need help in their suburban hometown, they can’t just sit by and do nothing. The shelter is at capacity and supplies are running low. Can Janey, Zach, Lolli, and Adam help find more room and food for all the pets in need? And will they ever find the owner of the nameless tiny puppy found wandering through town? Quick thinking and teamwork help save the day in this story that helps teach kids emergency preparedness and shows that kids can make a difference in the world around them!
Pet Rescue Club: A New Home for Truman by Catherine Hapka
Age Level: 6-8
Grade Level: 1-3
Welcome to the Pet Rescue Club! Collectible bookmarks with every book feature the real-life stories! Animal-crazy Janey can’t have any pets of her own because of her father’s severe allergies. Her overly-indulgent parents try to make it up to her by giving her everything else she wants, including the latest model tablet computer. So Janey uses the tablet to create a blog where kids can post cute photos of their dogs and cats.
When Janey starts a blog where people can share cute pet photos and stories, she never imagines she’ll receive a heartbreaking photo of a skinny, abandoned dog. Janey isn’t sure what to do, so her friends Lolli and Adam get involved to try to help the poor creature. They also enlist hyper Zach from their class at school. He might be annoying, but his mom is a vet who works with the local animal shelter. Can the four of them save the dog – and maybe start a pet rescue club to help other animals in need?
Based on the real-life dog named Harry Truman adopted from the ASPCA. See Harry Truman's sweet photo and read about his heart-warming story on the bookmark included with every book!
Jack's Tale by Kaleigh Mills
Age Level: All
Jack dreamed of a home where he would be loved, always. Jack's rough and tumble life led him through challenges and near misses. When Jack meets the family he's destined to always be with, he'll stop at nothing to go home with them. This heartwarming story is appropriate for all ages.
Ellie's Story by W. Bruce Cameron
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 4-6
From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture!
Ellie's Story is a heartwarming illustrated novel adapted for young readers from the beloved and New York Times bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron.
Ellie is a very special dog with a very important purpose. From puppyhood, Ellie has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. She can track down a lost child in a forest or an injured victim under a fallen building. She finds people. She saves them. It's what she was meant to do.
But Ellie must do more. Her handlers—widowed Jakob, lonely Maya—need her too. People can be lost in many ways, and to do the job she was born to do, Ellie needs to find a way to save the people she loves best.
Ellie's Story is an inspiring tale for young animal lovers. Adorable black-and-white illustrations by Richard Cowdrey bring Ellie and her world to life. A discussion and activity guide at the end of the book will help promote family and classroom discussions about Ellie's Story and the insights it provides about humankind's best friends.
The Adventures of Ms Addie Pants the Rescue
by Wendy Van de Poll
Age Level: 0-10
Grade Level: P-6
Love is to be shared, but Ms. Addie Pants was left on the side of the road with no one in sight. She wondered if there someone who would find her and give her a home she never had? Will her dreams ever come true? Discover Addie’s outcome in this timeless children's picture book about love healing fear between a girl and her dog.
This children's pet book on dogs is a true story about a puppy in Texas that finds a home in New Hampshire. This book's main theme is that Love Heals Fear. It is about a strong little girl that is determined to save Addie and make her safe. It starts with abandonment and scary trucks zooming by.
Then she is discovered on the side of the road by a rescue hero who puts her on a plane with other puppies.
No one steps up to claim Addie when she arrives in NH but Addie hopes it is the little girl she saw waving to her when they were landing. It then describes the adventures of landing in Annie’s arms.
This children's ebook will delight many ages from birth to adult.
Forever Home by Kaleigh Mills
A Forever Home is a touching and heartwarming story for all doglovers. It tells the story of Bailey, from her own viewpoint, who begins her life in circumstances beyond her control. She longs for love and to live in home where she will be cared for. This short story follows her adventures from her start and through the trials she faces to reach her Forever Home. This is the first book of a new series that will introduce you to Bailey and each of her friends and how they all find their way home.
NaLa's Adoption Adventure by Emma Phipps & Rob Anderson
Grade Level: 1-6
This story about pet adoption and animal rescue, told from the point of view of a young girl named Emma and a pregnant stray dog named Nala. In this beautifully illustrated children's book you follow Nala as she is lonely in the forest and taken to the animal shelter where she meets her foster mom. She gives birth to her litter of puppies and they are taken to the local pet shop to be adopted by families that can care for them.
The pet shop is where 9-year-old Emma meets Nala, after finding her while researching rescue dogs online, for the first time! They have a chance to bond while at the adoption event at the pet store and become best friends. Will Emma's family decide to adopt Nala as their furry friend and take her to a new forever home?!
This story is not only fun and beautiful, but also teaches kids the importance of adopting animals. Our hope is that this book can show children and adults alike that they can save an animal's life by adopting dogs, cats, and other animals instead of buying them directly from the store.
9-year-old Author Emma Phipps and her Uncle Rob believe this is the best book to show kids and adults about the process and awesomeness of adopting animals! They have also listed trusted resources in the back of this book (and a free online mini-course with purchase) to help aid you in your animal adoption search! Thank you to all of you for purchasing this book and helping animals in the process!
Crazy Daisy the Foster Dog by Gramma G.
Age Level: 3-18
Grade Level: P-12
So you want to get a dog, eh? or are your kids bugging you for a puppy? Find out a little about what is involved.. Join Daisy on her CRAZY adventures - getting rescued, fostered, then adopted! Real & heartwarming - based on a true story
Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
From an animal behaviorist and dog enthusiast comes an adorable, “engaging, and comprehensive” (School Library Journal) guide to understanding how our canine friends see the world based on the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Inside of a Dog—now adapted for a younger audience!
Want to know what dogs are thinking? What they feel, and what they can spell with that great big nose of theirs?
Here’s your chance to experience the world nose first, from two feet off the ground. What do dogs know, and how do they think? The answers will surprise and delight you as dog owner and scientist Alexandra Horowitz explains how our four-legged friends perceive their daily worlds, each other, and us! This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.
Danny Dog by Sid Shapira
Recommended for kids 4-8
Based on a true story, the award-winning Danny Dog – A rescue dog finds his forever home is the heartwarming story of an adorable little dog. Found on the street, he was taken in and cared for by a pet rescue organization. The little dog endured dashed hopes and disappointment before finally experiencing the joy of finding his forever home. This uplifting story, geared toward children (ages 4 and up), serves to teach them two valuable lessons:
1) The importance of giving pets a second chance.
2) The vital role of pet rescue organizations in securing a forever home.
Danny’s endearing story – from the street to his forever home – will be an inspiration to both children and adults, alike.
Danny Dog is a 2015 winner of a Family Choice Award which recognizes the best in children's and parenting products.
May I Pet Your Dog by Stephanie Calmenson
Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Children encounter dogs wherever they go: in the park, on the sidewalk, at their friends’ homes. Sometimes it’s love at first sight, on both sides—but not always. The right way for a child to approach a dog to ensure that the first connection is a complete success begins with this question to the owner: “May I pet your dog?” Using Harry the dachshund as a gentle guide, Stephanie Calmenson addresses this valuable yet overlooked topic with care and precision, and Jan Ormerod’s warm illustrations portray a wide variety of breeds and personalities and depict situations that are realistic but never scary. Unique and straightforward, this is the essential guide to bringing children and dogs together—for kids and parents alike.
Before You Were Mine by Maribeth Boelts
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Adopting a shelter dog can come with many questions, but also endless love.
A little boy imagines what life was like for his new dog before he adopted him from a shelter. Maybe he had a boy who loved him, but the family had to move and couldn't keep him. Maybe he belonged to someone who didn't appreciate how mischievous puppies can be. Maybe he was treated badly, and now he can be shown all the love he's been missing. This boy wonders about all of these things, but maybe they don't matter. Because now, his dog is home.
Winner of the Humane Society KIND Children's Picture Book Award and the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, this touching story celebrates all who support, care for, and adopt shelter dogs.
Listen! by Stephanie S. Tolan
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 4 - 6
Charley knows a lot about pain. She endures it when she walks on her newly shattered leg, she sees it when her father buries himself in an eighty-hour work week, and she runs from it when she sees photographs her mother took before her death. Then one day, Charley meets a wild, abused dog that knows as much about pain as she does, and, despite herself, she feels an immediate connection and vows to help him. But how will one heartbroken girl help mend the battered spirit of an untamable dog?
A Dog's Life by Ann M. Martin
Age Range: 9 - 12 years
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself, and in the process makes two friends who in very different ways define her fate.
Everything for a Dog by Ann M. Martin
Age Range: 9 - 12 years
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Bone is a stray dog, all alone in the world, looking for a safe place to call home. Charlie is devastated by the death of his older brother, but at least he has his brother’s dog to comfort him. All Henry wants is a dog of his own, and even when his best friend moves away, his parents still won’t let him have one. Bone, Charlie, and Henry don’t know each other, but their lives are about to connect in a very surprising way. Because dogs, and dog lovers, have a way of finding each other . . .
Save a Spaniel by Cathy Mitchell
Recommended for kids 16-18
This novel follows a rescue dog as she travels to a permanent and loving home and a job as a therapy dog in a nursing home. Grounded in studies of dog behavior and psychology, the book starts at an animal shelter in upstate South Carolina, where Star, a Boykin Spaniel, faces euthanasia, and follows her through rescue and into homes in Columbia, SC; Atlanta, GA; Ocracoke, NC and Asheville, NC. It describes, unsentimentally, the challenges a rescue dog faces while adapting to new owners.
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