This Fall, National Geographic Kids Books are simply “PAW-some!” With the titles below, kids can learn all about courageous dogs with jobs, whip up some purr-fect cat science, figure out their favorite breed of fur-friend and learn how to choose, care for and train their pet — feathered, furry, scaly or shell-covered! Perfect for the at-home library, lap reading with the kiddos and holiday gift giving, these books are great for the cat and dog-obsessed and for families looking to bring home their first four-legged friend.
* Stella the Search Dog – Courageous(and ridiculously cute!) bloodhound Stella spends an exciting day at work as a Virginia police search dog, tracking scent trails, riding in a helicopter, and even saving a lost hiker.* Dolley the Fire Dog – Learn all about Dolley’s important role as a fire dog in Loudoun County, Virginia as this Labrador retriever visits the site of a fire, trains to sniff out flammable items, and teaches kids about fire safety.* Tiger the Police Dog – Together with his handler Aida, Belgian Malinois Tiger is a member off the Washington, D.C. police department. Readers join Tiger on a typical day “on the job” where he visits a police academy, trains to sniff out important items, patrols famous landmarks, and keeps us all safe.* Willow the Therapy Dog – Willow is a rescued greyhound and a therapy dog in Washington, D.C. Willow has a very important job cheering people up and making them feel better and shares her day with young readers as she visits a hospital, helps children read at a library book party, and brings smiles to people who need them.
Veterinarian, San Diego Humane Society President and passionate animal welfare champion Dr. Gary Weitzman debuts two companion titles that are an excellent reference for families who are bringing home their first four-legged friend.
Dog Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Best Friend Fur-Ever (ages 8-12, HC, $19.99) From dachshunds to Dalmatians and poodles to pugs, this comprehensive guide gives an overview of more than 400 different dog breeds. Each profile includes the breed’s “dog stats”: country of origin, size, coat color and pattern, grooming difficulty, exercise needs, and “K-9 qualities.” With the help of veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman and dog behaviorist Amanda Kowalski, kids will also learn how to choose the right dog for them, how to take care of their new furry friend, and how to understand their behavior. Fantastic feature spreads cover dogs in popular culture, dog ancestry, how to prepare for your perfect pooch, and so much more.Cat Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Purr-Fect Best Friend (ages 8-12, HC, $19.99) From Russian Blues and Munchkins to Maine Coons and Persians, this comprehensive guide gives an overview of 71 different cat breeds. Each profile includes the breed’s “cat stats”: country of origin, size, coat color and pattern, grooming difficulty, and cat-titude. With the help of veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman and cat behaviorist Mieshelle Nagelschneider, kids will also learn how to choose the right cat for them, how to take care of their new feline friend, and how to understand its behavior. Fun feature spreads cover cats in popular culture, prehistoric cats, and the house cat’s wild cousins.
Little Kids Big Book of Pets(ages 4-8, HC, $19.99) In the next book in the hit Little Kids First Big Book series, readers learn all about pets with fur, feathers, fins, scales, and shells–and how to find and care for the perfect pet for their family.From cats to dogs to guinea pigs to birds to fish to snakes and more, this reference book introduces kids to a wide variety of family-friendly pets. Readers learn which kinds of animals make good pets and which ones are better off staying in the wild, along with how each type of pet eats, sleeps, and plays. Packed with more than 200 colorful photos, the book also provides information on animal breeds, characteristics, and behavior and includes tips for training pets. Filled with fun facts and designed for interactive learning.