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By Tedd Arnold. 2015
It's time for a field trip! Fly Guy and Buzz are going into a bat cave to learn all about… bats. With straightforward text, humorous asides, and kid-friendly full-bleed photographs throughout, young readers will love learning all about these nocturnal creatures. Tedd Arnold really brings nonfiction to life for beginning readers! Learn all about bats with Fly Guy!
By Sara Driscoll. 2019
FBI handler Meg Jennings and her search-and-rescue dog, Hawk, are on the trail of a killer hiding where others fear… to tread . . . For Meg Jennings and her K-9 companion, Hawk, exploring a deserted building is an exciting way to sharpen their skills without the life-or-death stakes they face as part of the FBI&’s Human Scent Evidence Team. But deep in an abandoned asylum, Hawk finds the body of an elderly woman. Soon, Meg learns of more elders found dead in neglected urban structures. Meg is sure a murderer is on the hunt, and she can prove it if she can just find a connection. It will take the expert coordination of her whole team, along with help from Clay McCord and Todd Webb, to uncover the means, let alone a motive. And to stop someone who has operated in the dark for so long, Meg will need to risk more than she has to give . . . &“This is the sort of crime novel that gives readers a little bit of everything: it&’s a thriller, a procedural, and a detective story—and a good yarn, too.&” —Booklist
By Elizabeth Ridley, Marika Meeks. 2019
GET READY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ONE INCREDIBLE DOG … Marika Meeks fell in love with Stella the moment she saw… her. The adorable pit bull puppy had been abandoned in a cold field in winter—but her warm, friendly eyes and boundless affection could melt anyone’s heart. Even so, Marika wasn’t sure she was ready to adopt a dog. As a busy entrepreneur, wife, and mother of two daughters, Marika’s life was crazy already. She was recovering from stage-three breast cancer, and her family was still reeling from her brush with mortality. But Marika couldn’t deny the way Stella made her feel—the pure joy of this sweet-natured dog’s unconditional love—and she knew in her heart what her family needed … In a leap of faith, the Meekses welcomed Stella into their home, and thanks to this incredible dog, the daily pressures of work, stress, and Marika’s health problems seemed to slip away. As Marika’s cancer receded and her family found renewed vitality, she began sharing Stella’s story with the world. Now an international social media star, Stella helps Marika to spread their heartfelt message of advocating for pit bull breed awareness, explaining the benefits of pet ownership, and supporting shelters and other organizations that save animals’ lives. If you’ve ever experienced the joy that only an animal can bring—or felt the healing power of a pet’s unconditional love—you’re going to adore Incredibull Stella.
By Melinda Metz. 2019
Inspired by the true story of a kleptomaniac cat who stole his way into America&’s heart . . . KITTENS CABOODLE… As a tabby cat with criminal tendencies, MacGyver is always a whisker away from trouble. But when he stumbles upon a litter of four motherless kittens, he really has his paws full. It&’s clear Mac has to take care of the cuddly little furballs, at least until he finds them each a human. That&’s not going to be easy though. Not when Mac&’s the prime suspect in a series of thefts at Storybook Court—and his loving but concerned owners, Jamie and David, have put him under house arrest. As if that could stop a clever cat like Mac . . . HUMANS CANOODLE With four hungry little mouths to feed—and two local detectives on his tail—MacGyver has his work clawed out for him. He&’s determined to sniff out the real thief. But when he gets a whiff of romance in the air, he can&’t resist a little matchmaking, too. One of the detectives seems awfully fond of the aspiring actress who moved into the neighborhood. And his partner looks like she could use a hug, too. With a little help from those adorable kittens, Mac is sure that love will save the day. Because when it comes to stealing hearts, this cat&’s out of the bag . . . RAVES FOR TALK TO THE PAW &“Filled with romance and adorable kitty antics . . . a light and cozy read!&”—Modern Cat &“Surpassingly cute story of a matchmaking cat determined to pair off his human with a neighbor through the power of stinky laundry.&”—Kirkus Reviews
By Sue Pethick. 2019
A dream job it’s not. But for Emily Prentice, working as a seafood inspector in Ketchikan, Alaska, takes her one… step closer to becoming a marine biologist. And it’ll give her a first taste of independence from her overprotective mom and the doctor boyfriend she’s pushing into Emily’s arms. Emily’s certainly not looking for romance . . . until a huge dog knocks her down and sends her flying into fish goo. It’s love at first sight for Emily and Bear, whose handsome owner, Sam, becomes flummoxed when the fallen worker in the hard hat turns out to be a pretty young woman. Emily and Bear begin a beautiful relationship, with Sam in tow. And before long the attraction between the humans becomes undeniable. But separation and a dangerous undertaking soon leave Emily wondering if she’ll lose Sam before she gets to tell him how she really feels . . . Bear wants his humans staying together, and before he’s done, both Emily and Sam will learn one essential canine truth: A dog is the only one on earth who loves you more than you love yourself.Praise for Sue Pethick’s Novels “Quirky characters abound in this gentle romantic comedy with a hint of suspense. But it’s the comic scenes featuring Shep that steal the show. . . . Readers who delight in tales about the bond between people and their dogs will enjoy.” —Booklist on Please Don’t Feed the Mayor“A light, heartwarming read perfect for a wintry afternoon at home or a sunny beachvacation.” —RT Book Reviews on Pet Friendly “Filled with romance, drama, and family love . . . a fun, light hearted read that is sure to give you warm fuzzy feelings. ”—Modern Dog on The Dog Who Came for Christmas “Witty and emotional. . . . Grab a treasured pet and a box of tissues before sitting down to read this endearing tale.” —RT Book Reviews on Boomer’s Bucket List
By Samantha Glen. 2001
"Sinjin the badly burned black cat. . .who survived to welcome others home Victor the abandoned Australian Shepherd mix. .… . the capo among dogs Tyson and Tommy, two tiny black kittens. . .who had something to teach us allDiscover Best Friends A Place Where Every Animal Is Safe. . .Loved. . .And Never, Ever KilledIn the summer of 1982, a group of young men and women pooled every penny they had and bought 3,000 acres of high desert called Angel Canyon, Utah. It was to become the most famous "no--kill" animal sanctuary in the world. . .a haven for over 2000 furry and feathered friends including stiff--legged Benton who is "chairpurrson" of the TLC club. . .the infamous Goatie, comforter of horses. . .Baa Baa Ram Das, the sheep who teaches lessons. . .and Amra, the gigantic Malamute who is sheriff of Dogtown backed up by his deputy Rhonda, the tiny terrier who took one look at him and fell in love.
By Helen Brown. 2009
The Beloved #1 International BestsellerTenth Anniversary Edition &“We&’re just going to look.&” Helen Brown had no intention of adopting a… pet when she brought her young sons to visit a friend&’s new kittens. But the runt of the litter was irresistible, with her overlarge ears and dainty chin. When Cleo was delivered weeks later, she had no way of knowing that her new family had just been hit by an unthinkable tragedy. Helen was sure she couldn&’t keep her—until she saw something she thought had vanished from earth forever: her son&’s smile. The reckless, rambunctious kitten stayed. Through happiness and heartbreak, changes and new beginnings, Cleo was the glue that affectionately held Helen&’s family together. Rich in wisdom, wit, heart, and healing, here is the story of a cat with an extraordinary gift for knowing just where she was needed most. With a New Afterword by the Author &“A remarkable memoir . . . Helen Brown opened my heart.&” —Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author &“An absolute must.&”—Cat World
By Elizabeth Ridley, Joal Derse Dauer. 2017
“An uplifting story with tremendous heart. I couldn't put it down.” —Helen Brown Joal Derse Dauer was donating blankets at… a local no-kill shelter when an injured and despondent dog caught her eye. With three “fur babies” already at home, Joal wasn’t looking to adopt another dog. But there was something special about Sadie . . . With patience, hope, and plenty of love, Joal saw her canine companion grow in strength and joy. And before long, she discovered that sweet Sadie had transformed her life in ways she never could have imagined. Joyous and inspiring, Saving Sadie is a triumphant story about the power of unconditional love and second chances—for humans and animals alike. “A triumphant tale of second chances that shows how patience, hope, compassion and love can truly transform lives.” —Modern Dog “I fell in love with Sadie as you will, too.”—Fern Michaels “Saving Sadie will lift your spirit and open your heart. A must-read.”—Jodee Blanco “What a wonderful book—moving and inspirational, touching and heartwarming.” —Sue Pethick
By Helen Brown. 2018
From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a funny and moving account of her life-changing month as a… foster mother—to a homeless cat named Bono. When Helen Brown arrived in New York for a much-anticipated visit, a fellow animal lover talked her into fostering a shelter cat. Helen visualized a sweet-natured cuddler who blinked and dozed a lot. What she got at Manhattan’s Bideawee shelter was a wide-eyed and unpredictable Persian with a punked-out haircut and a feisty attitude. Bono had become homeless during Hurricane Sandy, had survived a serious infection, and needed daily medications. As a “special needs” cat, he was an unlikely candidate for adoption. But as affection between them grew, Helen resolved to see that Bono found his forever home. She didn’t know that he would change her life in ways she never dreamed possible and teach her lessons she would cherish ever after. Just as this sweet, beleaguered, and hopeful guy deserved a fresh start, Helen too was ready for new beginnings. And so began a heartwarming, uplifting, lasting kind of love . . . Praise for the works of Helen Brown “A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open.” –Booklist “An absolute must.” —Cat World “Brown gives inspiration with her witty, adventurous story.” —RT Book Reviews “Brown writes eloquently about women, daughters, and felines.” —Kirkus Reviews
Do all dogs and cats really go to heaven? Yes, they do! The death of your beloved pet can be… one of the most heartbreaking losses you'll ever endure. But recovery isn't only about closure. You also want to know where your best friend has gone.After the intense, unexpected grief he experienced following the loss of his own companions, animal lover and biblical scholar Gary Kurz set out to prove that there are indeed pets in Paradise. After devoting countless hours of research, he now shares his inspiring insights to bring you a richer understanding of animals and their souls. You'll finally find answers to common questions about animals and the afterlife--and you'll also get a 30-day devotional to help you work through your grief.If you've ever loved and lost a pet, or if you know someone who has shared a special bond with a furry face and a cold, wet nose, you'll welcome this amazing book's reassurance that love and loyalty are truly eternal, and that someday, you and your pets will be together again."For those of us who love our pets so passionately, Gary Kunz thoughtfully and thoroughly gives hope that death is not the end for our furry, scaled, and feathered friends." --Francine Hornberger, co-author of So You Think You Know about Cats?
By Gary Kurz. 2013
How will we meet our beloved pets in the hereafter? Will our pets look and act the same in heaven… as they did in life? Will the reunion last for eternity or only for a precious few fleeting moments? While coping with the loss of a cherished pet, solace can be found in knowing that one day we'll meet our furry friends in heaven. But how can the idea of eternity with our devoted companions provide comfort if we don't understand what that future will look like? Drawing on Scripture, Gary Kurz helps grieving people understand the mystery of death, painting a pragmatic, yet comforting portrait of the reunion we will have with God and our animal confidants in heaven. Uplifting, compassionate and wise, Furry Friends Forevermore transforms grief to hope, allowing pet lovers to take comfort in the knowledge that we will indeed meet our cherished best friends once more.
Mommy, will I ever see Buddy again? How do we explain to our little ones that their beloved pets have… gone home to be with the Lord? Do our loyal animal companions understand how deeply they are missed? For children, the sudden loss of a precious pet can inspire difficult questions about life and death. How can we reassure mourning youngsters that our dearly departed pets have found everlasting peace? Gary Kurz, acclaimed author of Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates and Wagging Tails in Heaven, provides thoughtful guidance on soothing a child’s heartbreak after the passing of a beloved four-legged friend—affirming that through their unconditional love, every one of them has a unique place in heaven. Sensitive and insightful, When Is Buddy Coming Home? reveals the power of faith in the wake of grief, uplifting animal lovers of all ages with the comfort that separation from our loved ones—including those with paws, tails, and wings—is only temporary.
By Gary Kurz. 2011
The Truth About Cats And Dogs And Their Existence In Heaven...Will our departed pets greet us on the other side?… Are their spirits watching and protecting us right now? Will they be happy? If you've ever loved and lost a pet, you understand the power of a truly special bond. Animal or human, we are all God's creatures-and the love we share must surely be eternal. In this enlightening book, author Gary Kurz offers surprising and comforting evidence of an animal afterlife. You'll discover what the Bible says about the souls of animals; how pet angels devote themselves to humanity; what your dog or cat might look like in heaven; and what to expect when you're reunited on a spiritual plane. You'll also hear amazing firsthand accounts of "ghost pet" visitations, animal communications from beyond, and heartwarming tales of heroism, loyalty, and everlasting love. Deeply moving and truly inspiring, Kurz's book goes beyond his acclaimed Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates-proving once and for all that the pets we cherish will stay with us throughout eternity.... "For those of us who love our pets so passionately, Gary Kurz thoughtfully and thoroughly gives hope that death is not the end for our furry, scaled, and feathered friends." -Francine Hornberger, co-author of So You Think You Know About Cats?
By Sara Driscoll. 2018
FBI Special Agent Meg Jennings and her search-and-rescue K-9 companion confront the fury of nature—and the more dangerous nature of… man . . . In the wake of a devastating hurricane, Special Agent Meg Jennings and her Labrador, Hawk—invaluable members of the FBI’s Human Scent Evidence Team—have been deployed to Virginia Beach. Amid debris and the buried cries for help, the most alarming discovery is yet to come—a teenage girl hiding in the Great Dismal Swamp. Her name is Emma—a disheveled runaway lost to the sordid underbelly of a Virginia sex-trafficking ring. Its leader has disappeared in the chaos—along with other victims. Meg joins forces with Special Agent Walter Van Cleave and uncovers a vast network of abuse rooted in some of the most influential powers in Virginia. Now as Meg’s investigation digs deeper, she’s making some very dangerous enemies. And one by one, they’re coming out of the storm to stop her. “Tense and exciting, Sara Driscoll has created a new power couple, Meg and her FBI K-9, Hawk.” —Leo J. Maloney, author of Arch Enemy “Exceptional. . . . The descriptions of the teamwork between dog and human are detailed and dramatic. . . . Readers will hope this series has a long run.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Reviw)
By Bo Hoefinger. 2009
Witty commentary and hilarious observations.--Dog LivingLet's get this clear right away: I'm a dog. I'm 1'10" and weigh 63 lbs,… and although I'm a mutt on the outside, I'm a purebred on the inside. My good nature comes from the Golden Retriever side of the family, while my stubbornness is clearly from my Chowchow bloodlines. I've got Rastafarian ears, a black tongue for licking, and paws that should be on a dog twice my size.I type 60 words a minute. My name is Bo, and this is my story. From shelter dog reject to beloved pet and popular doggie blogger, Bo Hoefinger's life has been anything but ordinary. Join this incorrigible canine as he welcomes us into his life, complete with his wacky "parents," a constipated feline housemate, and chipmunk warfare. Bad to the Bone is an unforgettable, laugh-out-loud tale of love and loyalty that reveals the true heart of a modern American family.
By Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Shawn Thompson. 2010
Kusasi is a three-hundred-pound male who could rip your arms and legs off like daisy petals if he wanted. Princess… was taught sign language by a researcher and had a limited ability to combine vocabulary. . ..For centuries the shaggy red orangutan lived in peaceful seclusion in the jungles of Southeast Asia and kept the ancient secrets about its quiet, contemplative nature. But that time has come to an end, as one of the earth's most intelligent creatures has, sadly, also become one if its vanishing species. "I went up a muddy brown river called the Sekonyer into the jungles of southern Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo, to see orangutans as they really are and to know them the way they deserve to be known. . ."In The Intimate Ape, journalist Shawn Thompson brings together a global assemblage of primatologists, conservationists, and volunteers to reveal the intricate life of these majestic primates. As he travels through the steamy rainforests of Sumatra and the jungle river valleys of Borneo, visiting nature preserves and observing conservation programs, Thompson describes the emotional and intellectual lives of orangutans and recognizes the people who have committed their lives to understand, protect, and ultimately rescue this powerful yet sensitive relation of humanity. "An extraordinary book that adds to our understanding of the animal world." --From the Foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson After 17 years as a reporter, photographer, and editor at newspapers in Ontario, Shawn Thompson became a full-time assistant professor in the journalism department at Thompson Rivers University, in British Columbia, Canada. He has traveled the world to find orangutans and interview orangutan scientists, including trips to Sumatra and Borneo (the only places in the world where orangutans are found in the wild), Java, the Philippines, Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States. He lives in the small city of Kamloops, in the mountainous interior of British Columbia. This is his sixth book.
By Hal Borland. 1961
During a fierce snowstorm, an abandoned and hungry animal howls at the back door of nature writer Hal Borland's farmhouse,… announcing the beginning of a transformational friendship Hal Borland and his wife Barbara have recently moved onto a hundred-acre farm in northwest Connecticut, where both hope to write and live in harmony with nature. From his New England home, Borland travels the country searching for material for his New York Times "outdoor editorials"--but soon nature comes searching for him, in the form of a miserable, half-starved, deeply trusting, black-and-white foxhound mutt that wanders onto the farm during a blizzard. The dog, Pat, becomes a member of the family and teaches Borland that, often, our most immediate connection to the natural world is through the animals we live with.
By Sam Potthoff, Sue Hubbell. 1988
A New York Times Notable Book: "A melodious mix of memoir, nature journal, and beekeeping manual" (Kirkus Reviews). Weaving a… vivid portrait of her own life and her bees' lives, author Sue Hubbell lovingly describes the ins and outs of beekeeping on her small Missouri farm, where the end of one honey season is the start of the next. With three hundred hives, Hubbell stays busy year-round tending to the bees and harvesting their honey, a process that is as personally demanding as it is rewarding. Exploring the progression of both the author and the hive through the seasons, this is "a book about bees to be sure, but it is also about other things: the important difference between loneliness and solitude; the seasonal rhythms inherent in rural living; the achievement of independence; the accommodating of oneself to nature" (ThePhiladelphia Inquirer). Beautifully written and full of exquisitely rendered details, it is a tribute to Hubbell's wild hilltop in the Ozarks and of the joys of living a complex life in a simple place.
By Eric Laws, Anja Pabel, Rebecca Winkler, Clive Phillips, Eric Brymer, Andrew McLean, Professor Noel Scott, Melville Saayman, Daniel Turner, Professor Xavier Font, Mucha Mkono, Ann Suwaree Ashton, Liv Baker, Sumanth Bindumadhav, Sarah Blaine, Naphawan Chantradoan, Saranphat Chotmanakul, Qingming Cui, Susanna Curtin, Charlotte Day, Nilakshi Galahitiyawe, Vivek Gurusamy, Nicole Hausler, Jeffrey Dale Hobbs, Claire Jenkinson, Professor John Koldowski, Naut Kusters, Shilpa Mahbubani, Somyot Ongkhluap, Piengpen Na Pattalung, Kannapa Pongponrat, Bongkosh Rittichainuwat, John Edward Roberts, Andrea Saayman, Jan Schmidt-Burbach, Alokparna Sengupta, Vinathe Sharma-Brymer, Ramona Strödecke, Daminda Sumanapala, Marjorie Van Strein, Isabelle Wolf, Honggang Xu. 2021
Elephant tourism is a growing activity in many countries across Asia and Africa and is popular with tourists from all… parts of the world. Elephant tourism has grown rapidly, providing the only viable way for elephants and their owners to survive since the banning of logging. Old logging camps have been developed into sanctuaries for some elephants, but many other camps were established as entertainment centres, resulting in serious welfare issues for the elephants and their mahouts. The profits from elephant tourism in Asia have encouraged African operators to follow a similar business model. This book draws attention to the need for a comprehensive and rigorous focus on local solutions to improve the welfare of captive elephants, their mahouts and local residents, and to enhance tourists' experiences of elephant tourism. It achieves this by: - Critically reviewing recent research into elephant tourism. - Providing contemporary analytical case studies of elephant tourism policy and practice. The Elephant Tourism Business will contribute to a better understanding of how elephant tourism is organised, regulated and promoted, both in elephant areas and tourist origin countries. It identifies priorities for future research into elephant tourism and provides a unique, authoritative resource for researchers, elephant managers and administrators, and tourism managers. The book will be of interest to academics and practitioners with backgrounds in conservation, the environment, tourism and veterinary sciences, and will appeal to tourists keen to experience elephants in person.
By Maria Birmingham. 2019
How are humans different from other animals? This is a question scientists have long tried to answer. As it turns… out, some of the very things researchers once though distinguished humans—our creativity, our problem-solving ability, our capacity for planning or abstract thought—actually make us very similar to other animals! This nonfiction book introduces several different behaviors that humans and other animals share, including farming, teaching, laughing, building, mourning, communicating, grooming, playing, traveling, using tools, and working together. Narrated by a funny and friendly ant, this book is packed with humor and playful phrasing to bring lightness to the exploration of animal behavior. Brought to life by bright and wacky cartoon-style illustrations, Acting Wild will leave kids with the understanding that acting like an animal is simply in their nature.