Tag Archives: Pets

Two generals and a dog

Ms. Wendy encountered this ad while enjoying Fourth of July fireworks on TV, and shared it with the rest of the Children’s Services Department:

As librarians, we all enjoyed that the letter about the dog is in the Library of Congress! (Follow the link above and click on “original document” to see it.)

When we hear a good story, one of our first thoughts is usually to ask “Is there a children’s book about this?” In this case, it turns out that there is!

George Washington and the General’s Dog by Frank Murphy
Recounts events in the life of George Washington which focus on his fondness for animals.

Rescue Cats

Did you know that two Fountaindale librarians volunteer at the animal shelter, taking care of cats? Here are some new stories about rescuing and bringing home cats and kittens.

Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper
A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats.

A Cat Named Swan by Holly Hobbie
After surviving on the streets, a homeless cat discovers the joys of living with a human family.

Cat on the Bus by Aram Kim
Using onomatopoeia, this almost wordless story tells of a homeless cat who finds shelter on a bus where she meets a cat-loving Asian grandfather.

Little Night Cat by Sonja Danowski
When Tony, a little boy, bravely offers his stuffed animals–including his favorite toy cat–to the animal shelter to raise money for the needy dogs and cats, it touches his mom’s heart. Later that night when Tony misses his toy, she gives him her old stuffed cat. He embraces it with such care and devotion that his mom rewards him in a way that he never imagines.

Lola Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
More than anything Lola would like a cat, but first she must learn how to care for it.

Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes; illustrated by Sue Cornelison
A family of refugees is accidentally separated from, and then reunited with, their pet cat.

Quick Pick: Lady Day

Mister and Lady Day
Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her by Amy Novesky

A kid-friendly introduction to a famous singer, and her dear pet.

More great programs in July!

Live reptiles are used in hands-on teaching.

Live reptiles are used in hands-on teaching. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Children’s Services is hosting excellent entertainment outside of the library so everyone can drop on in!  All ages, preschoolers with adult.

Dave Di Naso’s Traveling World of Reptiles, Tuesday, July 16, 2:00 – 3:15 PM at Central Park Pavilion behind Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook

Spend an afternoon meeting some amazing animals.  You can even pet the fascinating creatures!  You will learn what reptiles make good pets and what ones do not.