Bentley’s Buddies Recommended Summer Reads

Here is a list of the Buddies favorite books!!!  Have fun reading some of these books over the Summer!!

 

Rusty

Moose, The Reading Dog by Beverly Timmons

Moose! The Reading Dog is inspired by the true story of a therapy dog. Moose shares his story about finding his forever home and learning how to become a registered therapy dog. In the final chapter, Moose reflects on his journey and describes his love for helping children become better readers. Along the way, readers learn about hard work and the importance of finding and pursuing one’s dream.

Bentley

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog  by Lisa Papp

Madeline Finn DOES NOT like to read. Not books. Not magazines. Not even the menu on the ice cream truck. Fortunately, Madeline Finn meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading out loud to Bonnie isn’t so bad. When Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn’t mind. Madeline Finn can pet her until she figures the word out.

Maggie

Because of Winn Dixie by Katie DiCamillo

When ten-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her preacher father, she doesn’t know what to expect. She is lonely at first–that is until she meets Winn-Dixie, a stray dog who helps her make some unusual friends. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to let go of some of her sadness and finds she has a whole lot to be thankful for.

Mikey

Rocket Learns to Read by Tad Hills

Learn to read with this New York Times-bestselling picture book, starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird. Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally… learns to read all on his own!

Kiva

My Buddy by Audrey Osofsky

A young boy with muscular dystrophy tells how he is teamed up with a dog trained to do things for him that he can’t do for himself.

Zoey

The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin

J.J. Tully is a former search-and rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. So he’s not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to track down their missing siblings. Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. begins to track down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding something? Are there dark forces at work–or is J.J. not smelling the evidence that’s right in front of him?

Monique

Tuesday, Tucks Me In by Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan

As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalvan in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.

Teddy

Before You Were Mine by Maribeth Boelts

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.”

Bagheera and Mowgli

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by the English author Rudyard Kipling. Most of the characters are animals such as Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear, though a principal character is the boy or “man-cub” Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. The stories are set in a forest in India; one place mentioned repeatedly is “Seonee”, in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Sherlock

All the Danny the Dinosaur books by Syd Hoff

“Danny and the Dinosaur” is a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year Award by Syd Hoff and it is about how a young boy named Danny starts playing with a friendly dinosaur who has come to life when in a museum that Danny goes to.

Riley

Nubs, the Story of a Mutt, A Marine, and a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle by Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, Mary Nethery. Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving. But Nubs’s life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis.