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Welcome to the Pet Rescue Club! The series begins when Janey starts a blog where people can share cute pet photos and stories. She never imagined she’d receive a heartbreaking photo of a skinny, abandoned dog. She calls on her friends Lolli, Zach, and Adam to help—and that’s just the start! When these animal-loving fourth graders discover how many animals need help in their suburban hometown, they can’t just sit by and do nothing…
Career Day has the Pet Rescue Club thinking about their futures, and Adam has decided that he wants to be a baker! Why not test out recipes with a fundraising bake sale for the Third Street Shelter? While planning for the big day, they find a sick dog behind a dumpster and bring her to the clinic. Seeing her condition makes the Pet Rescue Club work even harder to raise money at the bake sale. The poor pup needs time and care to begin to trust people again, but soon shows that she might just be a superhero in disguise! Will the kids find Bailey the Wonder Dog a rescuer of her own?
Read a book and help save a life: 5-7% of the purchase price of every ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Pet Rescue Club book goes directly to the ASPCA® so they can continue their mission of helping the helpless, with a minimum donation of $50,000 through December 2019.
Brenda Scott Royce is a lifelong lover of beasts and books—and whenever possible her work combines the two. She’s served as editor of Zoo View, the award-winning magazine of the Los Angeles Zoo, for more than a decade. Her children’s books include two titles in the ASPCA’s Pet Rescue Club series— Champion’s New Shoes and Bailey the Wonder Dog. Her award-winning comedic novels Monkey Love and Monkey Star chronicle the misadventures of Holly Heckerling, a stand-up comedienne who befriends a monkey while juggling career and romantic entanglements.Brenda likes to say that she majored in monkeys in college (she earned a bachelor’s degree in primatology and anthropology from California State University, Fullerton) and that some of her best friends are chimpanzees (she worked as a chimp keeper at a wildlife sanctuary). She lives in Glendora, California.
Dana Regan grew up in a small village in northern Wisconsin. It was very cold and snowy, so she migrated south to St. Louis to get her BFA in Illustration from Washington University. It was very hot, so she traveled west to Kansas City and made greeting cards. It was a very big company, so she set up a small studio in her home to freelance and illustrate children’s books. It was just right. She is living happily ever after. But she misses the cold and snow. Dana has written 10 books and illustrated more than 85 books for children.
Steve James was born in Midland, Texas, in 1973, the fifth of nine children. He has always enjoyed making pictures. Steve received his BFA in illustration from Brigham Young University where he studied traditional painting techniques. Since then, he has worked in the entertainment industry as an illustrator and concept artist. Steve latched on to digital art at an early age. He first used a computer tablet on the TI-99/4a in 1983 and is happy he his is not limited to eight colors today. He now finds the computer a wonderful tool for getting what is in his head out where other people can see it. Steve enjoys running around town like a crazy man and wishes his body would not break down so much. Many people believe he only runs as an excuse to fuel his shoe collecting habit and dress like a superhero. He now lives in Lehi, Utah, with his wife and crazy cat.