ROXIE READS INDEX
Joy Behar comedian and co-host of the View and owner of two mutts Gracie and Tallulah has written two children’s books about dogs:Sheetzucacapoopoo:My Kind of Dog and Sheetzucacapoopoo 2: Max Goes to the Dogs by Joy Behar
Second Chance How Adoption Saved A Boy with Autism and His Shelter Dog by Sandra J. Gerencher -All characters in the story are based on Sandra’s real life family. Read along as this adopted dog adjusts to his new home and the boy with autism who befriends him.
My Senator and Me: A Dog’s-Eye View Of Washington, D.C. By Senator Edward “Ted” M. Kennedy(February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009).A children’s book and video that follows Senator Kennedy and his beloved Portuguese Waterdog Splash through a busy day in Washington, D.C., from press conferences to meetings with school groups to committee discussions to a floor vote. Splashy is the narrator. Listen and watch excerpts and also watch a video of the late Senator Kennedy hitting tennis balls to Splashy.
ONE INCREDIBLE DOG! KIZZY BY CHRIS WILLIAMS AND JUDITH FRIEDMAN(ILLUSTRATOR) – spend the day with Kizzy a Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) as he visits classrooms, the home of an elderly stroke victim, a speech-therapy clinic, and a facility for troubled teens.
Shaggy Muses author and clinical psycologist Maureen Adams says “It’s all right to be madly in love with your dog.” Listen to Maureen Adams discuss her book Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton, and Emily Brontë with Patricia McConnell and Larry Meiller
Billy Collins United States Poet Laureate (2001 – 2003) read along with him as you watch him read his two poems Dharma and The Reverant. Listen to Another Reason Why I Don’t Own a Gun, and Sept 4/ 2001 interview on NPR when he was appointed United States Poet Laureate