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Our New Book!

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A new book by Lauren Tarshis, the New York Times bestselling author of the “I Survived” series!
Illustrated by Lisa Bronson Mezoff.

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Our dogs know everything about us, but they love us no matter what! Our joyful and hilarious book about a boy and his dog is an ode to self-acceptance and unconditional love.

Resources for teachers & caregivers

Downloadable Activity Sheets

See how you can use Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose to help kids learn how to talk about their feelings as it models kindness and empathy. Our resources include:

  • SEL pre-K curriculum guide
  • Sentence starters for talking about feelings
  • Ideas for exciting read-alouds
  • And more…

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It's about unconditional love and acceptance. Enjoy.

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