No Christmas Miracle for Princess; ‘No-kill’ shelter killed her 5 days before Christmas

Princess was abandoned by her family at a county shelter just weeks before Christmas. Rescuers on Facebook were working frantically trying to save her. Because Miami Dade Animal Services proclaims that they are "no-kill" and that they keep animals for months if that's what it takes to get them homes, rescuers probably thought they had … Continue reading No Christmas Miracle for Princess; ‘No-kill’ shelter killed her 5 days before Christmas

‘Max Helsing and the Beast of Bone Creek’ by Curtis Jobling: Scary sequel in the ‘Max Helsing’ series

"Max Helsing and the Beast of Bone Creek" is Curtis Jobling's latest monster book. It's the sequel to "Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse," the first in the middle grade series. This time, Max and his friend Syd are taking the summer off, abandoning their monster-hunting to relax at summer camp. Or are they? Where … Continue reading ‘Max Helsing and the Beast of Bone Creek’ by Curtis Jobling: Scary sequel in the ‘Max Helsing’ series

‘Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies’ by David Lubar is filled with quirky, creepy tales for kids

"Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales" is by prolific author David Lubar. He alternates between writing for middle grade readers and young adult readers and is able to shape his writing to best suit each age group. In his "Weenies" series, he compiles groups of short stories that range in … Continue reading ‘Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies’ by David Lubar is filled with quirky, creepy tales for kids

‘A Blind Guide to Normal’ by Beth Vrabel is a touching middle grade novel about tragedy, friendship, family and humor

In "A Blind Guide to Normal," Beth Vrabel investigates the scars that events leave on lives, the scars that we see as well as the ones that we can't see but which are just as painful. In "A Blind Guide to Normal," Richie Ryder Randolf and his mother move in with his grandfather when his … Continue reading ‘A Blind Guide to Normal’ by Beth Vrabel is a touching middle grade novel about tragedy, friendship, family and humor

‘Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel’ by Chris Grabenstein is a funny, clever middle grade mystery

"Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel" is by Chris Grabenstein, the popular middle grade author of "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" and "Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics." In this new novel, Grabenstein tells the story of P. T. Wilkie, a middle school teller of tall tales. P. T. lives with his grandfather and his mother at … Continue reading ‘Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel’ by Chris Grabenstein is a funny, clever middle grade mystery

‘Jingle: A Swindle Mystery’ by Gordon Korman is a perfect middle grade Christmas story

Better than "A Christmas Carol," better than "It's a Wonderful Life," is "Jingle" by Gordon Korman. Why? Because it's filled with not only sneaky-but-very-clever children, it's also filled with funny ferrets and daring Dobermans. (Only one of each, actually.) Like the other adventures in the "Swindle" series, this one features Griffin Bing, the "man with … Continue reading ‘Jingle: A Swindle Mystery’ by Gordon Korman is a perfect middle grade Christmas story

‘A Million Worlds With You’ by Claudia Gray: Last in the Firebird trilogy

"A Million Worlds With You" is the last book in the "Firebird" trilogy by Claudia Gray that started with "A Thousand Pieces of You," and continued with "Ten Thousand Skies Above You." The trilogy ends just as beautifully as it began. Marguerite is an artist who grew up in a family of scientists. She is … Continue reading ‘A Million Worlds With You’ by Claudia Gray: Last in the Firebird trilogy

Volunteers are worried that Buddy, a sweet senior dog, will die while county shelter refuses to respond to emails

All the volunteers who sent emails to Miami Dade Animal Services requesting information about Buddy, a senior dog who is urgently in need of rescue or adoption, received back the following automated response: When a shelter kills animals almost daily, receiving communication from the public, from prospective rescuers and adopters, should be of paramount importance. … Continue reading Volunteers are worried that Buddy, a sweet senior dog, will die while county shelter refuses to respond to emails

‘Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel’ by W. Bruce Cameron Is Perfect for Reading in Preparation for the Movie

For anyone who has ever loved and lost a dog, "A Dog's Purpose" is a bestselling novel that will capture your heart. "Bailey's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel" is one of the many stories W. Bruce Cameron wrote in "A Dog's Purpose," which is coming to the big screen in January, 2017. While "A Dog's Purpose" … Continue reading ‘Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel’ by W. Bruce Cameron Is Perfect for Reading in Preparation for the Movie

Court case puppy urgently needs rescue from crowded kill shelter

Mickey was rescued! He is safe. Micky is just a puppy. He should be learning house manners, going to obedience school, getting treats and long walks. Instead, he is living in a concrete kennel. Micky is described as a "big, goofy, baby." He was brought to the San Bernardino City Shelter because of a court … Continue reading Court case puppy urgently needs rescue from crowded kill shelter

5 dogs to die tomorrow in Florida shelter

Kasey is one of the dogs to be killed tomorrow. On her Facebook thread, a comment says that she is young and friendly with dogs and cats. A slow proper introduction is always recommended.  Kasey is ID #47811. She is only around one year old and is located in Pen G9. https://www.facebook.com/136510243142818/videos/1036938036433363/ Abby is a … Continue reading 5 dogs to die tomorrow in Florida shelter

Dog friendly in shelter video to be killed for “aggression” according to shelter

Update: Lester was rescued! Those who helped make sure that instead of being killed, Lester will be safe with a rescue said that social media helped get Lester extra time and saved his life!! Volunteers and animal rescuers are furious that Lester, a male dog at Miami Dade Animal Services is on the euthanasia list … Continue reading Dog friendly in shelter video to be killed for “aggression” according to shelter