Pet Trouble

Pet Trouble #1: Runaway Retriever

  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Mass Market Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (April 15, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0545102413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545102414

Parker hadn’t considered getting a dog, but when playful Merlin, the golden retriever, comes into his life, Parker is thrilled. The two are inseparable from day one–because whenever Parker tries to leave, Merlin escapes his fence or cage and follows him! Can anything make this lovable dog sit and STAY?

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Pet Trouble #2: Loudest Beagle On the Block

  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Mass Market Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (April 15, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0545102421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545102421

Ten-year-old Ella lives for music, and with the school talent show coming up, she doesn’t have time for anything else. So when her aunt’s beagle comes to live at her house, Ella doesn’t think she has time for a dog — especially when it turns out that every time the beagle hears music, she wants to sing along!  And her voice is definitely NOT angelic.  How is Ella supposed to win the talent show when all she can hear every time she rehearses is AAOOOWWAAAOOOOOO?

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Pet Trouble #3: Mud-Puddle Poodle

  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (July 1, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 054510243X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545102438

Rosie loves everything to be pretty and organized, so when she’s finally allowed to get her own dog, she chooses an adorable, precious little poodle. But when it turns out her princess would rather get messy than sit on a fancy pillow, will Rosie be able to handle the mischievous pup?

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Pet Trouble #4: Bulldog Won’t Budge

  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Mass Market Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (November 1, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0545103002
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545103008

Eric can’t wait to get a dog he can run around and play with, like his friend Parker’s golden retriever. But Meatball the bulldog doesn’t seem to be the run-around-and-play type. Even when they go for a walk, Meatball sits down on the sidewalk! Can Eric get this stubborn bulldog to get up and go?

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Pet Trouble #5: Oh No, Newf!

  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Mass Market Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (February 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0545103010
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545103015

Heidi always thought that she was energetic enough for any dog. She loves to play and run around and wants a big, enthusiastic dog to play with her and love her. But Yeti the Newfoundland might be a little more love than Heidi bargained for. He’s HUGE, and massively furry, and everything he does — jumping, wrestling, flopping — makes the whole house shake. Heidi loves Yeti, and she loves how much he loves her … but is there really room enough for both of them?

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Pet Trouble #6: Smarty-Pants Sheltie

  • Reading level: Ages 8 and up
  • Mass Market Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (May 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0545103037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545103039

Noah is new in town and nervous about making friends. So when his mom suggests taking their Shetland sheepdog, Jeopardy, to agility training, Noah is ready to give it a try — and in fact, he meets a lot of other kids (and dogs) at class. But Jeopardy is so embarrassing! She barks, she runs away — the other kids are going to think Noah and his dog are totally weird! How can he get his shouty Sheltie under control?

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Pet Trouble #7: Bad to the Bone Boxer

  • Reading level: Ages 8 and up
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (August 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 054520271X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545202718

Michelle’s new boxer is a handful. He’s huge, he has tons of energy, and he chews everything in sight! Worst of all, Michelle’s best friend Rosie doesn’t want Tombo playing with her poodle, Buttons. Michelle wants to prove to everyone that her new pet isn’t bad — but how can she make him be good?

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Pet Trouble #8: Dachshund Disaster

  • Reading level: Ages 8 and up
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (November 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0545202728
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545202725

Readers voted online to choose the next PET TROUBLE dog — and the dachshund was the runaway winner!
Charlie can’t wait to have a dog of his own, and King is just what he wished for: playful and very loyal. So loyal, in fact, that he doesn’t like anyone else — Charlie’s brothers, the family’s other pets, other people… Can Charlie find a way to make King part of the group? Or is this dachshund an un-trainable tyrant?

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