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Action Book Club: Asheville Humane Society

We're starting a new all ages book club at Spellbound called the Action Book Club. We'll read about a subject and then take concrete action to make our community a better place. We'll meet every other month, with the current theme and a list of suggested books at every reading level announced ahead of time. Pick one for the whole family to read together or everyone who wants to wants to participate can read a book on their own. At the meeting, we'll gather to take part in an easy and fun service project that ties in with the theme. The youngest kids may need help from an adult, but everyone should be able to participate.

For our very first meeting, we're excited to partner with Asheville Humane Society. We'll be making these fun no-sew toys for dogs and cats. Staff at the Humane Society will give them to animals in the shelter and in their foster program to provide fun, comfort, and stimulation. Dogs and cats need good toys just like kids do! 

While we sit and make the toys (with plenty of instruction and all materials provided), a representative of AHS will join us to talk about how they help homeless pets in our city and how you, no matter how young or old you are, can find a way to help, too. We may even have time to chat about some of the books we read, too!

Here's a list of some of our favorite books about pets, for babies, kids, teens and adults. Please join us on October 4th!

All ages. No purchase required. 

There are so many wonderful books out there about pets, those with a home and those in need of a home. This is just a sampling of some newer books (and a few classics) to get you primed for or book club meeting and service project with Asheville Humane Society. Books for the youngest readers are at the top of list; scroll down for suggestions for older readers, including books for adults at the end. 

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Address: 
640 Merrimon Avenue
inside The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
Asheville, NC 28804
Books: 
Lola Gets a Cat Cover Image
By Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781580898454
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - May 15th, 2018

Good Rosie! Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763689797
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 4th, 2018

The Very Very Very Long Dog Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492654452
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - December 5th, 2017

Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs Cover Image
By David Soman (Illustrator), Jacky Davis
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399186400
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - March 20th, 2018

The Lost Kitten Cover Image
By Lee Lee, Komako Sakai (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781776571260
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gecko Press - April 1st, 2017

The Stray Dog Cover Image
By Marc Simont, Marc Simont (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064436694
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 27th, 2003

Little Critter: Just Pick Us, Please! (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062431424
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - October 17th, 2017

Jelly Bean (Shelter Pet Squad #1) Cover Image
By Cynthia Lord, Erin McGuire (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545635974
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 26th, 2014

The Everything Book of Dogs and Puppies Cover Image
By DK
$12.99
ISBN: 9781465470102
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DK Children - June 12th, 2018

The Everything Book of Cats and Kittens Cover Image
By DK
$12.99
ISBN: 9781465470096
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DK Children - June 12th, 2018

Saving Winslow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062570703
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 11th, 2018

Raymie Nightingale Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763696917
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524767570
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

Dog Days in the City Cover Image
By Jodi Kendall, Pascal Campion (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062484567
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - October 2nd, 2018

Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays Cover Image
By Peg Kehret, Greg Farrar (By (photographer))
$7.99
ISBN: 9780807573365
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 1999

Shiloh (Shiloh Quartet) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689835827
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - June 23rd, 2010

Shelter Dogs in a Photo Booth Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449477844
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - May 3rd, 2016

Whippoorwill Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780544813564
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2016

Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062377234
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - February 21st, 2017

Bodie on the Road: Travels with a Rescue Pup in the Dogged Pursuit of Happiness Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781510732933
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - June 5th, 2018

Bono: The Amazing Story of a Rescue Cat Who Inspired a Community Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780806538457
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Citadel - May 29th, 2018

Love Unleashed: Tales of Inspiration and the Life-Changing Power of Dogs Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781426219061
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: National Geographic - March 6th, 2018

Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062693389
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - October 31st, 2017

Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492614074
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks - October 6th, 2015

Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345531209
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 4th, 2015

Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781681777931
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pegasus Books - August 7th, 2018