The Puppy Place Series

The Puppy Place Series
Author: Ellen Miles
Reading Level: 3.0
Guided Reading Level M
Lexile Level for Book 1: 760L
My Recommended Age: 7 and Up

Finding this series was a happy moment in the life of my daughter.  She was a struggling reader, who had started (and not liked) several other kinds of books.  We were at the point of discouragement.  So, I went in to Barnes and Noble and asked if they had any suggestions to which they said..."No, but this is where we keep the early chapter book series" (don't you love minimum wage employees).  Anyway, I sat down on the floor and started looking and found Goldie.  As we have a much-loved Golden Retriever, I knew I had found a keeper!


The Puppy Place series is about two kids, Charles and Lizzie Peterson, who really want a puppy.  Their mom, however, doesn't think their family is quite ready.  So they "baby-sit" cute little puppies, who are transitioning to a new home. 


This is a delightful series for those early readers who either love dogs, or as in my daughter's case, didn't love the Junie B. series.  For any family who has a dog, wants a dog, or even just laughs at all the funny things dogs do, this is wonderful book for them.  There is nothing offensive in these, unless you count puppy accidents, which are to be expected.

As of right now, there are twenty books in the series.  I have not read them all, but made it through several before I left the fun for my daughter.  I would definitely keep the first few in order, and then it doesn't matter so much. 


Here is a list in order:


Goldie
Snowball
Shadow
Rascal
Buddy
Flash
Scout
Patches
Noodle
Pugsley
Princess
Maggie and Max
Cody
Honey
Bear
Lucky
Chewy and Chica
Baxter
Jack
Sweetie
 
Happy Reading
~Liz

1 comment:

  1. My daughter desperately wants a dog and loves this series as well.

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