Wolf, by Valerie Hobbs

WolfSummary:  Jack has found a home and a purpose on a farm, keeping a flock of sheep safe from coyotes and training pups to do the same, but now he and his boy, Luke, must face a rabid wolf that threatens them all.

Farrar Straus and Giroux

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Truth of Me, by Patricia MacLachlan

Truth of MeSummary: Robbie and his dog, Ellie, spend the summer at his grandmother Maddy’s house, where Robbie learns many things about his emotionally distant parents and himself.

Katherine Tegen Books

Aces Wild, by Erica Perl

Aces WildSummary:  Eleven-year-old Zelly Fried’s parents will not allow her to have a slumber party until she teaches her mischievous puppy, Ace, to behave, but with Grandpa Ace around nothing is ever simple.

Knopf

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The Mesmer Menace, by Kersten Hamilton

Mesmer MenaceGadgets and Gears #1

Summary: Daring dachshund Noodles narrates as evil Mesmers bent on world domination arrive at the Amazing Automated Inn, where eleven-year-old inventor Wally Kennewickett, aided by Noodles and the inn’s automatons, tries to foil their plans.

Clarion

Duke, by Kirby Larson

DukeSummary: In 1944 Hobie Hanson’s father is flying B-24s in Europe, so Hobie decides to donate his beloved German shepherd, Duke, to Dogs for Defense in the hope that it will help end the war sooner–but when he learns that Duke is being trained for combat he is shocked, frightened and determined to get his dog back.

Scholastic

Lara’s Gift, by Annemarie O’Brien

Laras GiftSummary: In 1914 Russia, Lara is being groomed by her father to be the next kennel steward for the Count’s borzoi dogs unless her mother bears a son, but her visions, although suppressed by her father, seem to suggest she has special bond with the dogs.

Knopf

Misadventures of the Magician’s Dog, by Frances Sackett

Misadventures of the Magicians DogSummary:  On his twelfth birthday, Peter chooses, or is chosen by, a strange, talking dog that teaches him magic in order that they might rescue a self-destructive wizard, aided by Peter’s younger sisters, Celia and Izzy.

Holiday House

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