The Honest Truth, by Dan Gemeinhart

Summary: A boy named Mark, tired of being sick with cancer, conceives a plan to climb Mount Rainier, and runs away from home with his dog, Beau–but with over two hundred miles between him and his goal, and only anger at his situation to drive him on, nothing will be easy, and only his best friend, Jessie, suspects where he is heading.

Scholastic

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Honey, by Sarah Weeks

Summary: When she suspects that her father has a girlfriend, Melody and her best friend are determined to figure out who it is and why it is a secret.

Scholastic

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Unleashed, by Gordon Korman

Summary: Luthor the Doberman, a former attack dog, has a good home with Savannah Drysdale, but every time a certain truck passes he goes into a frenzy, while Griffin Bing is caught up in trying to beat his rival, Darren Vader, at an invention contest.

Scholastic

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Woof: a Bowser and Birdie Mystery, by Spencer Quinn

Summary: Bowser is a mutt, just adopted by eleven-year-old Birdie Gaux and her grandmother, but when they all get home to Grammy’s bait and tackle shop in the bayou they discover that their prize stuffed marlin has been stolen–so Bowser decides to investigate, and things quickly become complicated and dangerous.

Scholastic

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Secret of the Mountain Dog, by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Summary:  An adventure-hungry girl and an enormous Tibetan mastiff share a journey in the Catskill Mountains, where a boy and his teacher seek to reopen an abandoned monastery to find a mysterious statue.

Scholastic

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Rain Reign, by Ann Martin

Summary:  Struggling with Asperger’s, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.

Feiwel and Friends

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The Watcher, by Joan Hiatt Harlow

WatcherSummary:  After Wendy is kidnapped by her own mother, the only way she can survive wartime Germany is with the help of a special dog and the family she never knew she had.

Margaret McElderry Books

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