August 26, 2016 is National Dog Day. I don't need to remind you that the Hoover Public Library has lots of great books about dogs. But I do need to highlight two recent releases highly recommended by your friendly neighborhood librarians.
Recommended by Mr Justin:
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz (2016)
J 636.7 HOR
Do you want to know what dogs are thinking? What they're feeling? Now you finally can. The answers will surprise and delight young readers as scientist and dog-owner Alexandra Horowitz explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.
Recommended by Miss Katie Jane:
No Better Friend: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II by Robert Weintraub (2016)
J 940.54 WEI
This is the incredible true story of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain's Royal Air Force, and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met as prisoners of war during World War II. Judy, who became the war's only official canine POW, was a fiercely loyal dog who sensed danger-warning her fellow prisoners of imminent attacks and, later, protecting them from brutal beatings. Frank and Judy's friendship, an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances, is one of the great recently uncovered stories of World War II.