Spring 2021

Spooky Helps Danny Tell the Truth

From the Series Helper Hounds

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Danny is scared to tell the truth. After he saw someone steal some bikes, now he has to see that person in court and tell what he did. To help calm Danny’s fears on the big day, his parents call the Helper Hounds—and there’s no better pup for the job than Spooky. Spooky was involved in a crime herself—she lost her leg after being shot by a police officer who thought she was dangerous. Will Spooky’s best calming tricks give Danny the courage to tell the truth in court?

Format Your Price
978-1-63440-917-9
$9.74
978-1-63440-920-9
$6.99
978-1-63440-923-0
$16.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 72
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039050, JUV002070, JUV021000
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 5.5 x 7.5
Lexile 640
Guided Reading Level S
Features Endnote, Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Caryn Rivadeneira

Caryn Rivadeneira dreamed of two things as a kid: being a writer and having lots of dogs. Both came true. Caryn and her rescued pit bull live in the Chicago suburbs.

Illustrator: Priscilla Alpaugh

Priscilla Alpaugh holds a BFA in painting and illustration, as well as an MFA in illustration. She has painted murals, mailboxes, and traffic light boxes. Now Priscilla works creating beautiful images for children's books.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Helper Hounds

An early chapter book series about specially trained emotional support dogs who help the kids who need them most. Meet these uncommon heroes with wet noses and big hearts. These stories are told from the point-of-view of the helper hound so that young readers can easily relate to the… View available downloads →