New Release Books by Kate Klimo

Kate Klimo is the author of Dog Diaries #14: Sunny (2019), Dog Diaries #13: Fido (2018), Dog Diaries #12: Susan (2018), Dog Diaries #11: Tiny Tim (Dog Diaries Special Edition) (2017) and other 72 books.

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Dog Diaries #14: Sunny

release date: Jul 23, 2019
Dog Diaries #14: Sunny
Fans of dog stories and the RMS Titanic, take note! This new entry in the Dog Diaries series—based on a true story—is narrated by a pampered Peke that survived the fateful voyage! Sun Yat-Sen—aka Sunny—enjoys the finer things in life. Noble canine companion to globe-trotters Henry and Myra Harper, Sunny doesn''t even like to walk, preferring instead to be carried! Sunny and the Harpers are traveling on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic—the biggest, finest ship in the world. So imagine Sunny''s horror when he learns he must stay in the Titanic''s kennel with eleven other dogs, not in the Harpers'' luxurious stateroom! It''s . . . unthinkable! But only four days into the voyage, Sunny learns the true meaning of tragedy when, hidden inside Myra''s fur coat, he escapes the sinking ship in a lifeboat. Based on a true story, with realistic black-and-white illustrations throughout and a fact-filled appendix that includes information about the RMS Titanic, Pekingese dogs, and more, this is historical fiction for middle graders who don''t realize they like historical fiction!

Dog Diaries #13: Fido

release date: Dec 11, 2018
Dog Diaries #13: Fido
A stray dog''s moving tale about life with Abraham Lincoln—our sixteenth American president and a true animal lover! Meet Fido—a "yaller" mutt who was Abraham Lincoln''s constant companion and pampered family pet at the time he was elected President. Smart, friendly, and frightened of loud noises, Fido was uniquely positioned to witness American history . . . when he wasn''t trying to hide under a piece of furniture! Young readers will hear from Fido about Abraham Lincoln''s love for all creatures (great and small), his unique methods of child-rearing, his most famous speeches—including the Emancipation Proclamation—and the tragedy that cut short his life. With realistic black-and-white illustrations throughout and a fact-filled appendix including information about Abraham Lincoln the animal lover, animal cruelty laws, and more, this is historical fiction for middle graders who don''t realize they like historical fiction!

Dog Diaries #12: Susan

release date: Jan 09, 2018
Dog Diaries #12: Susan
Queen Elizabeth II''s corgi Susan spills secrets of life in the Royal Family! Gifted to Princess Elizabeth on her 18th birthday, Susan was the cherished companion of the future monarch—even joining the princess on her honeymoon in 1947! Eight years later, she was in attendance when Elizabeth was crowned Queen. How does a Royal Corgi spend her days? What goes on in the Corgi Room in Buckingham Palace? Susan reveals all, along with details about Elizabeth''s work as a lorry driver during World War II—where she learned to take apart an engine and put it back together! With realistic back and white illustrations throughout and a fact-filled appendix, this is the kind of historical fiction that reluctant middle-grade readers will bow down to with respect!

Dog Diaries #11: Tiny Tim (Dog Diaries Special Edition)

release date: Aug 01, 2017
Dog Diaries #11: Tiny Tim (Dog Diaries Special Edition)
Charles Dickens'' Havanese sheds light on the writing of A Christmas Carol in this Dog Diaries Special Edition! Like the Spirit of Christmas Past, Timber—aka Tiny Tim—journeys from Victorian England to the present to reveal what life was life for the man who "invented" Christmas! Given as a gift to Dickens during a book tour, small, shaggy "ridiculous" Timber became the great writer''s constant companion. And whether at Dickens'' feet while he acted out his stories before writing them down, or entertaining Dickens'' vast litter of ten children before a blazing Yule log, Tiny Tim''s tale is as lively as a holiday jig! Featuring an embossed and gold foil-trimmed cover, plus 16 pages of Dickens-inspired crafts and recipes, this Dog Diaries Special Edition makes the perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. With realistic black and white illustrations throughout and a fact-filled appendix, this is the kind of historical fiction that reluctant middle-grade readers beg for!

Dog Diaries #10: Rolf

release date: Jan 10, 2017
Dog Diaries #10: Rolf
A dachshund loses a leg and finds his life''s calling—as a therapy dog! Scrappy dachshund Rolf von Noodle may be missing a hind leg, but he''s got attitude and can-do spirit to spare! If anything, his tripod status gives him something special: real empathy for people overcoming physical challenges. And as his owner Mindy discovers, it makes him an ideal choice to become a therapy dog. With realistic black-and-white illustrations and an appendix that includes photographs and information about the American Kennel Club''s Canine Good Citizen program, therapy dog training, tripod dogs, and more, this is the kind of fact-based fiction reluctant middle grade readers sit up and beg for!

Horse Diaries #13: Cinders (Horse Diaries Special Edition)

release date: Jul 26, 2016
Horse Diaries #13: Cinders (Horse Diaries Special Edition)
In this Horse Diaries–meets–Dog Diaries Special Crossover Edition, a horse with a bad reputation meets his match in a no-nonsense fire dog and the biggest, hottest flames Chicago has ever seen! In the 1800s, firefighters needed horses to pull the fire trucks. But horses spook easily and run away from fire—so they needed fire dogs. Cinders is a dappled gray horse with a bad reputation. When he first arrives at the firehouse, he refuses to even enter his stall. But a kind man, his daughter, and a smart dalmatian named Sparky convince him he’s made to be a firehouse horse. Will he learn to brave the flames in time to stand up to the biggest, fiercest, most frightening fire the city has ever faced? Get the dog’s side of the story! Read Dog Diaries Special Edition: Sparky.

Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler

release date: Jan 26, 2016
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler
A Step 3 Biography Reader about Theodor Geisel and his transformation from a doodler into the beloved Dr. Seuss. Little Ted Geisel always had a sketchpad and pencil in hand. He was a Boy Scout with a penchant for creating zany creatures. He grew up with a love of books and words from his mother, and his inventor father spawned a wildly imaginative and perfectionist side. It’s no wonder that these qualities led to the beloved work of Dr. Seuss, the Great Doodler. Follow his career as an ad man, political cartoonist, creator of forty-five indelible children’s books, and Pulitzer Prize winner. Not bad for a lifelong doodler! Includes fun facts and several of Dr. Seuss’s original sketches and artwork! Selected as one of the Best Children’s Books of the Year-2017, by the Bank Street College of Education and Children’s Book Committee! Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own.

Dog Diaries #8: Fala

release date: Jan 05, 2016
Dog Diaries #8: Fala
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Scottie dog Fala helps run a nation! As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s nearly constant companion, Fala the Scottish terrier was in the unique position to witness the workings of the U.S. presidency. And now for the first time, the sassy Scottie shares his story with readers—from his idyllic puppyhood spent chasing squirrels through his adulthood spent chasing dignitaries around the world with FDR! This entertaining tail (that is, tale) gives middle-graders a dog’s-eye view of the events leading up to the United States entering World War II, as well as a look at the private side of FDR’s life in a wheelchair. Based on primary source material, with realistic black-and-white illustrations and an appendix including information about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, World War II, Scottish terriers, and more, this is the kind of historical fiction that begs to be read by reluctant readers. It’s a perfect choice for supporting Common Core State Standards.

Dog Diaries #9: Sparky (Dog Diaries Special Edition)

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Dog Diaries #9: Sparky (Dog Diaries Special Edition)
"A firedog from the Maxwell Street fire station tells the story of the Great Chicago Fire"--

Dog Diaries #7: Stubby

release date: Jul 07, 2015
Dog Diaries #7: Stubby
A scrappy stray becomes one of the greatest dogs in military history! Stubby the war dog narrates the story of his life--from his days as a stray to his time on the battlefields of France! Adopted by Private John Robert Conroy in 1917 when the dog wandered into training camp, Stubby soon became the mascot for the 26th Yankee division--even learning how to salute! When the men were shipped out for France, Conroy smuggled Stubby on-board . . . and the rest is the kind of incredible true story that dog-crazy middle graders sit up and beg for! By the end of the war, Stubby had served in 17 battles, been injured by mustard gass and grenade; found and captured a German spy; shaken hands with Woodrow Willson; and become the first dog given rank in the United States Armed Forces!

Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie

release date: Jan 06, 2015
Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie
George Washington’s transformation from farmer to Father of Our Country—as told by his dog Sweetlips! Sweetie was the finest foxhound in George Washington’s kennel. But Sweetie’s idyllic days at Mount Vernon were cut short when her master was chosen to represent Virginia at the first Continental Congress in Philadelphia—which he attended with Sweetlips by his side. Follow their journey from the hunt country of Virginia to the battlefields of the Revolutionary War in this meticulously researched, unique historical novel. With realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell, an appendix including information about George Washington and the history and breeding of American foxhounds, plus links to the primary source material on which the book is based, this is the kind of historical fiction that dog-loving middle graders—and educators—sit up and beg for!

Togo

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Togo
"Sled dog Togo--the true hero of the 1925 Serum Run--narrates the story of his life working with musher Leonard Seppala"--

Dash

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Dash
"An English Springer Spaniel''s tale of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony"--

Dragon Keepers #6: The Dragon at the North Pole

release date: Sep 24, 2013
Dragon Keepers #6: The Dragon at the North Pole
Perfect for readers who’ve finished Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series but who aren’t quite ready for Harry Potter, this accessible fantasy series is imaginative and adventure-filled! “Funny and wonderfully written. A tall-tale adventure that will grab readers!” —Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series In The Dragon at the North Pole, Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy wake on Christmas morning to a winter wonderland—it snowed overnight! Knowing that their dragon, Emmy, has never seen snow before, they hurry to the barn only to discover that she’s disappeared. She’s left a note behind: “Gone to help Santa.” Santa?! Can it be true? With the help of two pairs of magic snowshoes, Jesse and Daisy visit the North Pole to find out!

Dog Diaries #3: Barry

release date: Aug 06, 2013
Dog Diaries #3: Barry
Barry der Menschenretter—a.k.a. Barry—the most famous St. Bernard dog in history, tells the story of his life for the first time. Eight-thousand feet above sea level, in the treacherous pass in the Alps between Italy and Switzerland, the monks of the hospice of St. Bernard have, since the 11th century, kept dogs to help them rescue travelers lost in the snow. In time, these dogs became a breed unto themselves, named for the hospice. They are responsible for helping over 2,000 travelers who might otherwise have frozen to death. With great modesty, Barry tells not just about his own heroic exploits (saving over 40 lives, including that of a 12-year-old boy frozen in a cave), but about his daily life in the hospice, his close relationship with the brothers who train him, and about the other hospice hounds with whom he teams up to guide lost travelers and save lives. With realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell—plus an appendix with information about St. Bernards, the Great St. Bernard Hospice, and much, more—Barry''s tale is perfect for dog-crazy middle-grade readers!

Centauriad #2: A Gathering of Wings

release date: May 28, 2013
Centauriad #2: A Gathering of Wings
In A Gathering of Wings, Malora leaves the safety of Mount Kheiron for the bush and the bustling city of the Ka in search of Sky, the stallion who used to lead Malora''s herd of horses. Accompanied by her closest friends, Malora is faced with making decisions about her future in new ways.

Twinky the Dinky Dog: Read & Listen Edition

release date: May 28, 2013
Twinky the Dinky Dog: Read & Listen Edition
The world treats Twinky like a dinky dog. The only problem is that Twinky doesn''t feel dinky. What can a little dog do to prove the age-old adage that size doesn''t matter? With engaging characters, easy-to-follow plots, and popular topics, Twinky The Dinky Dog is an ideal Step 3 reader for children who are ready to begin reading on their own.

The Dragon in the Sea

release date: May 14, 2013
The Dragon in the Sea
Jesse and Daisy and their dragon friend, Emmy, try to recover a Thunder Egg from merpeople who stole it from Daisy near the Inn of the Barking Seal, where the cousins are visiting their grandmother Polly.

Daughter of the Centaurs

release date: Jan 15, 2013
Daughter of the Centaurs
Alone after her village is destroyed by Leatherwings, young Melora and her father''s horse, Sky, survive on their own with a herd of wild horses until she finds a new home with a civilization of centaurs.

Dog Diaries #2: Buddy

release date: Jan 08, 2013
Dog Diaries #2: Buddy
A German shepherd—the first dog trained at Dorothy Eustis''s famous Seeing Eye guide-dog school for the blind—looks back at her life. Chosen for her intelligence, obedience, and willingness to learn, Kiss knows there is more to life than chasing balls and chewing bones. She is a Noble Creature and Great Things await her. But after spending months learing to take care of her beloved trainer Jack, why does he suddenly want her to take care of Morris—a strange, clumsy man who wants to wants to change her name to Buddy? Could it be that Morris needs Kiss to take care of him even more than Jack did? Based on a true story, and featuring realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell (plus an appendix with information about German shepherds, the history and training of guide dogs, hosting guide-dog puppies, and much more), this canine confessional is pitch-perfect for smart, dog-crazy, early middle-grade readers!

Dog Diaries #1: Ginger

release date: Jan 08, 2013
Dog Diaries #1: Ginger
Born in a puppy mill, Ginger the golden retriever looks back on her life and the various people who have "owned" her. Abruptly separated from her mother, littermates, and the wire cage that was her whole world, Ginger is shuttled from one harrowing situation to another until she finally escapes, living as an outlaw with a pack of wild dogs. But freedom doesn''t feel so good once she becomes hungry and cold and sick. Will Ginger ever find a furever family to call her own? With realistic black-and-white illustrations by renowned illustrator Tim Jessel, and an appendix featuring information about puppy mills, breed rescue groups, animal shelters, choosing a pet, and the history of golden retrievers, dog-crazy early middle-grade readers will beg for more!
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