Reading Group Guide: Teddy Tales

16-Teddy_Tales-Reading_Group_GuideWhat kind of dog is that?

Teddy, the rescue dog, is a mixed breed of love, fun, and curiosity. When he comes to live with Kay and Sam, their neighbor boy, Josh, learns that kids and dogs have a lot in common. And everyone joins in the adventures.

Teachers, counselors, parents, and grandparents will enjoy reading Teddy Tales with children, as a pet-assisted guide to discuss:

• adoption  • bullying  • caring for pets  • choices in eating  • going to school  • grief and family illness  • making friends  • running away  • scary haircuts  • sleepovers  • the meaning of family  • unique qualities

Teddy’s friends invite you to share his adventures: 

Teddy Tales is a seriously fun look at how caring for a special dog can help us better understand our own choices and behavior.”

—Otto Fad, Jr., professional animal behaviorist

 

Teddy Tales is delightfully told and insightfully written. Combining her ability to craft a story with her counselor’s heart, Spruill uses the ordinary adventures of a dog to give us all a deeper understanding of what it means to truly experience healthy, balanced living.”

—Sandra Doran, Ed.D., Executive Director, TheTeacherTrack.com; SchoolDreamsUnlimited.com

 

Teddy Tales is a must-read for anyone who loves dogs or children—or both! It is a true story, told with compassion, insight, and humor.”

 —Patti Boyle, President, Buddies for life, Inc., Orlando, Florida

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Summer Reading List for Students

Looking for interesting books to spark summer reading? Check out these fun reads at the local library, bookstore, or online. If titles aren’t available in the library system, kindly request they be added.

This list includes a variety of books for all reading levels. From AR* (Accelerated Readers) to chapter books—ignite reading interest for students this summer!

  1. G’DAY: Aints*M. W. Adams
  2. DOWN UNDER: Kussins*M. W. Adams
  3. OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters*M. W. Adams
  4. Eli’s BalloonCandace Ruffin
  5. Frozen FloppiesJohn Hope
  6. Parts of Speech Parade: New York CityIrina Dolinskiy
  7. Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous! A Story About Being a Boy*Christa Carpenter
  8. Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being a Girl*Christa Carpenter
  9. Eddie, That’s Spaghetti! A Story About Being a Dog*Christa Carpenter
  10. Little Miss Grubby Toes, Plays with Fire!*Eddie Price
  11. Little Miss Grubby Toes, Steps on a Bee!*Eddie Price
  12. Little Miss Grubby Toes, Falls in the Pool!*Eddie Price
  13. Scribble Dee Sophie: A Story for Young Artists and Their ParentsKaren Spruill
  14. Teddy Tales: The Adventures of a Rescue Puppy and His Friends*Karen Spruill
  15. King for a Day, the Story of Stories*Mark Wayne Adams
  16. Good NightMareMark Wayne Adams
  17. Miss Mary’s Missing Book BagMark Wayne Adams
  18. Field of DreamsMark Hoog
  19. Treasure IslandMark Hoog
  20. Dream MachineMark Hoog
  21. Your SongMark Hoog
  22. Magic MountainMark Hoog
  23. Johari’s JoyCarol Hensel
  24. Lu and the Earth Bug Crew, Zap the Energy Spikes—Derek Sabori
  25. Guinea in My Cap?Wanda Hughes
  26. Lost in Boston*Jane R. Wood
  27. Ghosts on the Coast: a Visit to Savannah and the Low Country*Jane R. Wood
  28. Trouble on the St. John’s River*Jane R. Wood
  29. Adventures on Amelia Island: a Pirate, a Princess, and a Buried Treasure*Jane R. Wood
  30. Voices in St. Augustine*Jane R. Wood
  31. Jace’s Adventure in the Forbidden ForestDiane Harper
  32. Jace’s Adventure at Crystal LagoonDiane Harper
  33. A Dolly, A Dog, and A Camper—Kay Whitehouse
  34. Dolly Becomes a Scout—Kay Whitehouse
  35. A Hand Truck Named Dolly—Kay Whitehouse
  36. Dinosaurs Living in MY HAIR?Jayne Rose-Vallee
  37. The Rocket Ship Bed TripN. Jane Quackenbush

Meet Karen Spruill: “Teddy Tales” & “Scribble Dee Sophie”

Karen Spruill, M.A., L.M.H.C., is looking forward to art projects with her new grandson. She is a counselor, blogger and award-winning book author. She believes art is awesome therapy for children and adults. Karen lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, and rescue-dog, Teddy. Their two married children, and grandson live nearby. Karen’s Books:

Teddy Tales

  1. Florida Publishers Association President’s Award Silver Medalist – 2012

    Scribble Dee Sophie

“Thanks for helping me bring Teddy Tales to life! I look forward to marketing together and more projects. Keep creating dreams!” – Karen Spruill