Helper Hounds

Written By: 
Illustrated By: 
M , N, P and S
590 - 650
to come

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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 story. Each book centers around a different emotional support dog, and how the dog helps kids process emotional experiences and overcome obstacles. The helper hounds are here to assist kids dealing with bullying, grief, making new friends, and facing their fears!

Ages 6 to 9   Grades 1 to 3   Reading Level 2   72 pages    5.5" x 7.5"  

Book Features: soft & simple original ilustrations, end-of-book tips for SEL social/emotional support needs, Fun Facts about the breeds, diversity throughout.

Read an interview with the Author Caryn Rivadeneira.

Free Lesson Guides

Schools & Libraries

Individual Library-bound titles: $12.99 (List) / $9.74 (S&L)

2-book Fall 21 Add-On Set: 978-1-72844-373-7
$25.98 (List) / $19.49 (S&L)
8-book Complete Hardcover Set: 978-1-72844-372-0
$103.92 (List) / $77.94 (S&L)

Softcover ($6.99 each) and multi-use ebook editions also available.

Available directly from our distributor Lerner Publisher Services.

2020 Moonbeam Bronze Medal Winner:  Best Chapter Book Series

2020 Northern Lights Book Award: Early Reader/Chapter Books Series


From The Feathered Quill:

"Penny Helps Portia Face Her Fears is an excellent addition to the Helper Hounds series that helps children learn to deal with their fears. With Penny's help, readers will recognize that while dreams can sometimes be scary, understanding and facing your fears, particularly with the help of a fluffy dog friend, is possible and indeed, can be a fun and positive experience."

From Kirkus Reviews:

"A positive message of hope and love."  (Noodle)

"Should appeal to dog lovers and anyone who needs reassurances...Doggone encouraging." (the series)

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Audiobok editions now available.

Price: $9.74
Dimensions: 7.5 in × 5.5 in × 0 in