Dog Days

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Larry can’t stop thinking about the growling dog in the alley. He already has three strays in his backyard. How can he afford to take care of another one? When his brother Paul points out a strange mark in the alley, Larry has a mystery to solve. What is the dog protecting? What is really going on in that dark alley?

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2004
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 80
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.4
Text Type Fiction—Mystery
BISACS JUV044000, JUV002070, JUV028000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.625 x 7.3125
Lexile 630
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 75506
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

“Lubar has given parents and teachers of reluctant male readers something to cheer about . .. This gentle story with a laudable hero will draw young boys in as they recognize themselves in Larry, and it will keep them turning pages as his problems mount. . . will leave them wishing it had lasted longer.”

School Library Journal

“The suspense in this easy-to-read chapter book will carry readers through to the end. The relationship between the brothers is warmly depicted, as Larry looks out for and spends time with Paul. A good transition novel for young readers on to chapter books”
School Library Journal

Author: David Lubar

David Lubar has written more than twenty books for young readers, including Hidden Talents, Flip, Invasion of the Road Weenies, Punished, and My Rotten Life. His novels are on reading lists across the country, saving countless students from a close encounter with Madame Bovary. His short stories have appeared in the collections of such respected anthologists as M. Jerry Weiss, Don Gallo, and Michael Cart, and in a variety of magazines, including Boy's Life, READ, and Nickelodeon. He has also designed and programmed many video games, but he'd much rather spend his time writing books and hanging out with librarians. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with his wife and a variety of cats.