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Here are some fun books that have lots of interesting facts about dogs!

Give a Dog a Bone

Give a Dog a Bone: Stories, Poems, Jokes, and Riddles about Dogs, By Joanna Cole, Stephanie Calmenson, Scholastic; Reprint edition (August 1, 1999)
Popular children's book authors Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson bring together dog poems by Rudyard Kipling, Myra Cohn Livingston and others; a rebus story; canine facts and photos; jokes, riddles and stories. Ages 7-10

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Everything Dog, by Marty Crisp, 2003
From Publishers Weekly:
Organized by questions phrased the way a child might pose them, Everything Dog: What Kids Really Want to Know About Dogs by Marty Crisp answers a plethora of queries, from "Do dogs come from dinosaurs?" to "Do dogs cry?" (No, the author says, "They use body language [tail between legs, head down] or sounds [howls and whimpers]" to express grief). Great photographs of adorable pups and adult dogs emphasize the author's answers. Ages 8-11.

How Smart is Your Dog

How Smart is Your Dog?: 30 Fun Science Activities with Your Pet, by D. Caroline Coile; Sterling; (May 28, 2003)
Your dog will act "smarter" if you know more about how he "thinks." Enter the world of canine senses--how your dog sees, hears, smells, tastes, and touches differently from you, and how a dog's life and aging process differ from yours. You even learn to read your dog's mind-brain function, intelligence, memory, and learning abilities--based on its biological origins. The most fun part is the experiments to test your dog's health, reflexes, vision, and scent; or even trace its behavior back to the wolves that are its ancestors. Grades K-5


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