Trooper, a three-legged dog, remembers his life as a stray, before he was adopted.
Show Me Readers Nominees 2016-2017
Mogie: The Heart of the House
A rambunctious puppy finds a home at the Ronald McDonald House, a place that houses sick children and their families while they undergo treatment.
The Tooth Fairy Wars
A determined young boy and a no-nonsense Tooth Fairy tussle over who gets to keep his baby teeth.
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
Here is the incredible story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the Avon River in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. When Elizabeth decides to stretch out across a two-lane road, the citizens worry she might get hurt or cause traffic accidents, so a group of volunteers tows her out to sea. But Elizabeth swims all the way back to Christchurch. The volunteers catch her again and again -- each time towing her farther, even hundreds of miles away -- but, still, Elizabeth finds her way back home.
A proper bulldog raised in a poodle family and a tough poodle raised in a bulldog family meet one day in the park.
A Mom for Umande
Because his own mother is too young to take care of him, Umande, a newborn gorilla, is fed and cuddled by human zookeepers until a surrogate mother is found.
I Love You Just Enough
A young girl finds a wood duckling separated from his family and teaches him to swim, hunt for bugs, and how to fly.
Strongheart: the World's First Movie Star Dog
When silent movie director Larry Trimble decides to put Strongheart, a police dog, into his movies as the lead actor, he must first train him to play with toys and walk like a regular dog, but Strongheart becomes a sensation until his military training leads to trouble, and possibly the end of his career. Includes author's note on the real Strongheart.
Ninja Red Riding Hood
In this twist on "Little Red Riding Hood," a certain wolf trains to be a ninja in order to catch his prey, but he is not the only one mastering a martial art.