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The Children’s Book Review | August 29, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

This list of books for dog lovers is one that I’ve been compiling for a while, waiting for an opportune moment—the right doggone moment—to let it of the leash for all of you to enjoy.

The Dog Days of summer seemed like it would be the right moment, especially when I received an e-mail from Emily Pourciau of Random House Children’s Books that began with: Usher in the DOG DAYS of summer with titles from Random House Children’s Books!

So, I waited patiently for the Dog Days of summer to arrive. Very patiently! Only to have them arrive by surprise, stay for two days, and then disappear. Well, I hope they come back; however, even if they don’t, I know all of you dog lovers will find joy in the following books.

The Children’s Book Review | August 18, 2010

You may be looking for a book to ease the nerves of a child beginning their first day of school or entering a new grade. Perhaps you just want to find your daughter a good read that puts her back into school mode. Maybe you want your son to start thinking about school topics; such as, math. Whatever your needs, I know you’re going to find a book that is just right for you and your child.

As I work on my own family’s back-to-school needs—hello, Pre-K—time is of the essence; so, I’ve included the publisher’s synopsis for each of these fabulous school themed books.

By Peter Lerangis, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 18, 2010

Welcome to the 7th stop of The 39 Clues blog tour. We are thrilled to host Peter Lerangis! Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win books 1-7 of this exciting and groundbreaking series.

The teacher looked distressed as she greeted me.  “I can’t believe what happened to my class,” she said.

I braced myself.  Behind her, hundreds of excited kids were filing in to the gym.  They sat in sections based on the colors of their shirts: red, blue, green, gold, representing the four branches of the Cahill family.  Most were dressed as 39 Clues characters.  Jonah Wizard (with his bling) and Nellie Gomez (with her punk attire) were very popular — but also a set of twins dressed as fish (Saladin’s red snapper), a girl in a three-piece suit (Jonah’s dad), and a guy dressed as Nellie.