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Before there was Max, there was Mike. A true story much like the touching movie, Navy SEAL Dogs explores the incomparable relationship between trainer and military dog.
From the author of Team Dog, Trident K9 Warriors gave readers an inside look at the Navy SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors-who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save lives. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them.
This special edition re-telling presents the dramatic tale of how Ritland discovered his passion and grew up to become the trainer of the nation's most elite military working dogs. Ritland was a smaller-than-average kid who was often picked-on at school-which led him to spend more time with dogs at a young age. After graduating BUD/S training-the toughest military training in the world-to become a SEAL, he was on combat deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling.
Ritland started his own company to train and supply working and protection dogs for the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, and other clients. He also started the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live long and happy lives after their service.
Navy SEAL Dogs is the true story of how Mike Ritland grew from a skinny, bullied child, to a member of our nation's most elite SEAL Teams, to the trainer of the world's most highly skilled K9 warriors.
What makes tigers terrific? Tigers are the largest cats in the world, but did you know that they can’t purr? They also like swimming to cool down on hot days! Readers will love learning about tigers, from their unique stripes to their sharp claws in this book that presents information in a highly visual way for young readers. A special section in the back discusses the tiger’s endangered status and the importance of jungle conservation.
Meet Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician who worked at NASA in the early 1950s until retiring in 1986. Katherine’s unparalleled calculations (done by hand) helped plan the trajectories for NASA’s Mercury and Apollo missions (including the Apollo 11 moon landing). She is said to be one of the greatest American minds of all time.
A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus inspiring careers for math lovers. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!
Meet Gabe. Gabe had an important job: He used his canine sense of smell to find weapons before they hurt anyone. Gabe saved lives! When he wasn’t sniffing out explosives in Iraq, Gabe spent his time cheering up wounded soldiers in the hospital and visiting schools across the United States! Read his action-packed story to find out more about what he did and what made Gabe a hero dog!
Emerging readers will love discovering the inspiring, action-packed story of a different heroic dog in each book of the Hero Dog series.
©2014 American Humane Association. The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ is a trademark of the American Humane Association.
Favorite characters from The Cricket in Times Square star in another fun new adventure for beginning readers.
Harry Cat loves the theater. One night he jumps in and lands a part in a big Broadway play. But now Tucker Mouse is home alone and misses him terribly. How will Harry find time for his friend Tucker?
Did you know that elephants don’t like ants? Or that they have amazing memories, use their ears as fans to keep cool, and use mud as a natural sunscreen? They are also one of the few species of animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror…and their eyelashes can be up to five inches long! Readers will love learning about elephants in this book that presents amazing facts in a highly visual way for young readers. A backmatter section discusses threats to elephants and what people are doing to help keep elephants safe.
Readers will love learning about what makes snakes “super,” like how they can dive deep underwater, can only swallow their food whole, glide through the air, and more! Plus you can learn how snake venom is being used for medicinal purposes!