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Mutt-i-grees® Recommended Reading

With a background in library science and literature, Kay, the Mutt-i-grees® Librarian, regularly features new book suggestions and literacy activities you can use at home and in the classroom.

If there is a book or movie you use with your students that you’d like to recommend, please contact Kay at [email protected].


What Kay is reading this month:

Wish by Barbara O’Connor

Eleven-year-old Charlie moves to a new town to live with family she barely knows. It’s there she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart. Charlie is overcome with desire to give Wishbone the loving home that she is also searching for. In “Wish” we get a heartwarming story with genuine characters who teach the protagonist about the importance of family and friendship.

They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel

A picture book that explores perception, curiosity and imagination through the eyes of a cat. Each character in the story sees the cat in a different way, making for a visual and engrossing journey through various points of view. To the dog, the cat looks skinny and scrawny; to the mouse, the cat is all teeth and giant claws! The publisher also offers a free activity kit and discussion to download that comes with a drawing, a cat mask and a pin on the collar cat game.