Chapter Books

The author meeting with an Avalanche Rescue Dog
on a research trip for the A DOG’S DAY series.

A Dog’s Day Books

I Am Jax, Protector of the Ranch

By Catherine Stier
Illustrated by Francesca Rosa

Meet Jax – a brave dog that protects animals on the ranch from hungry wild predators!

My name is Jax, but my job title is livestock guardian dog. At least, that’s what I’ve heard my human ranch owner tell visitors. During the day, I may look big and slow, but at night, when a predator aims to make a meal of my sheep, I’m as quick as I can be.

Reviews

Book #1 of the Kirkus Starred Review Series!

“In the first of a new series about working dogs, Jax, a Great Pyrenees, describes his efforts to protect his flock of sheep through a long, scary night…A thrilling and very worthwhile choice for emergent readers.” –Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Canine lovers rejoice…Give to all animal-loving readers looking for an early chapter book series to get into. –School Library Journal

I Am Ava, Seeker in the Snow

By Catherine Stier
Illustrated by Francesca Rosa

Meet Ava – a determined dog trained to rescue people after an avalanche!

My name is Ava, and I’ve trained to be an avalanche rescue dog practically my whole life! My humans say I can hold my own with the best avy dogs on the mountain. But sometimes I wonder. We’ve never been called out to a real avalanche rescue – at least not yet.

Awards and Honors

Book #2 of the Kirkus Starred Review Series!

I Am Sammy, Trusted Guide

By Catherine Stier
Illustrated by Francesca Rosa

Meet Sammy – a dedicated guide who accompanies Jessie, the most important person in his world, as she navigates her university campus, thrills an audience with her singing solo and plans for her very bright future!

My name is Sammy, and I’m a guide dog. That means I help people get to where they need to be. My human’s name is Jessie. We are still getting to know each other and there is a lot to learn! But I have I have to stay focused. She’s counting on me!

Awards and Honors

Book #3 of the Kirkus Starred Review Series!

I Am Bella, Star of the Show

By Catherine Stier
Illustrated by Francesca Rosa

Meet Bella – a Jack Russell terrier who was born to steal the show!

My name is Bella, which my family says means “beautiful” in some languages. I happen to think it’s a name that suits me just fine. In my work as an actor dog, I’m cute, clever and never miss a cue. So far, my dog brother has gotten all the best roles, but I know my big break is coming. I just need to be ready!

Awards and Honors

Book #4 of the Kirkus Starred Review Series!

I am Skye, Finder of the Lost

By Catherine Stier
Illustrated by Francesca Rosa

Coming Soon – Releasing April 2021

Meet Skye – a border collie training to follow her nose to find and rescue people in trouble!

Awards and Honors

Book #5 of the Kirkus  Starred Review Series!

I Am Tucker, Detection Expert

By Catherine Stier
Illustrated by Francesca Rosa

Coming Soon – Releasing April 2021

Meet Tucker – an adorable member of the Beagle Brigade with an important job at the airport!

Awards and Honors

Book #6 of the Kirkus Starred Review Series!