Sweet, gentle “perfect” dog to be killed in Brooklyn, NY

Update: She is safe with Second Chance Rescue! A sweet, virtually perfect dog sits on death row in Brooklyn, NY, because her owners moved and dumped her to die at the shelter. Sensi lived with kids and a small dog -- she loves everyone. The owner said, "Sensi does not have any behavior issues." In … Continue reading Sweet, gentle “perfect” dog to be killed in Brooklyn, NY

‘The Fate of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen is the fabulous last book in the inspiring ‘The Queen of the Tearling’ trilogy

The trilogy that began with "The Queen of the Tearling," continued with "The Invasion of the Tearling," now ends with "The Fate of the Tearling." The books seem almost prescient -- especially the last book. The world in the trilogy is a new continent where a group of people live together. They are those who left … Continue reading ‘The Fate of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen is the fabulous last book in the inspiring ‘The Queen of the Tearling’ trilogy

Angel stayed with dead owner for five days; now she is terrified at shelter

Update: Angel has RESCUE!! She is safe. Thank you to everyone who shared her plight on social media! She lies in her kennel shaking. She has lost her home and her owner, and now she's confused and heartbroken. She doesn't know why she's in a kennel, alone and unloved. This traumatized and depressed dog who … Continue reading Angel stayed with dead owner for five days; now she is terrified at shelter

‘Fanny in France’ is the story of a chef’s (Alice Waters) daughter including recipes perfect for a young cook

"Fanny in France" is written by Alice Waters, the chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, and Fanny's mother. Waters advocated for organic and locally grown food long before it was popular. She received the prestigious Légion d'Honneur from the French government in 2010. She wrote the book with the help of Bob Carrau and … Continue reading ‘Fanny in France’ is the story of a chef’s (Alice Waters) daughter including recipes perfect for a young cook

‘Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas’ by Jonathan W. Stokes: Indiana Jones for middle grade readers

Is Addison Cooke the new Indiana Jones for middle school kids? In "Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas," Jonathan W. Stokes seems to be using all his screenwriting skills to create an action story that would be movie-perfect. Addison Cooke's life is not an ordinary one. He and his sister Molly live with … Continue reading ‘Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas’ by Jonathan W. Stokes: Indiana Jones for middle grade readers

Humane Society of Tampa Bay turns away dog because he is heartworm positive; he was from Humane Society of Pasco County

Bernie is safe today no thanks to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. This "no-kill" shelter has recently been on the receiving end of many unhappy posts on Facebook. At the end of October, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) took in a dog from Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center. He was named Spatola. … Continue reading Humane Society of Tampa Bay turns away dog because he is heartworm positive; he was from Humane Society of Pasco County

8 perfect picture books for Christmas reading

  Santa is set up in the local malls, and it's time to think about picture books about Christmas. Here are eight books that celebrate Christmas and the winter season. "Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes" by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm will make everyone smile as Babymouse gets her first picture book. It's … Continue reading 8 perfect picture books for Christmas reading

Nonfiction picture books for young and older readers: 4 Biographies and a Holocaust book

There are lots of great picture books for those looking for nonfiction reading material for kids. Biographies about such diverse figures as the first female presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, actor Leonard Nimoy, baseball giant Casey Stengel, and blind Louis Braille would fascinate and inspire readers. A fact-filled book about the Holocaust will -- one might … Continue reading Nonfiction picture books for young and older readers: 4 Biographies and a Holocaust book

10,000 Puppies and Cats Imported to FL County Leads to Shelter Overcrowding and Euthanasia

In Hillsborough County, Florida, not all dogs are equal. Some homeless dogs are flown in on planes to be adopted while other homeless dogs are killed in the county shelter. Over 10,000 dogs and cats were euthanized at the county shelter between 2013 and 2015. Yet during that same time period, the Humane Society of … Continue reading 10,000 Puppies and Cats Imported to FL County Leads to Shelter Overcrowding and Euthanasia

Rescue Devastated That Their Injured Dog Was Killed Before They Arrived

A Florida Rescue, No Paw Left Behind, is devastated that one of their rescues, a dog who was adopted four years ago, was killed after being found injured by Miami Dade Animal Services (MDAS). ShelterMe talked with Jacquelyn Johnston, the founder of No Paw Left Behind. "This should never have happened," she said. "The dog … Continue reading Rescue Devastated That Their Injured Dog Was Killed Before They Arrived

‘A Torch Against the Night’ by Sabaa Tahir: Sequel to NYT bestseller ‘An Ember in the Ashes’

Sabaa Tahir, in "A Torch Against the Night," the sequel to "An Ember in the Ashes," manages to write a fabulous second book. The story of Elias, his best friend and now-enemy Helene, and Laia continues, laced with magic, adventure, and mystery. This tale set in ancient Rome features soldiers with silver masks that become … Continue reading ‘A Torch Against the Night’ by Sabaa Tahir: Sequel to NYT bestseller ‘An Ember in the Ashes’