Bound To Stay Bound

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 Buddy files : the case of the missing family
 Author: Butler, Dori Hillestad

 Illustrator: Tugeau, Jeremy

 Publisher:  Whitman
 Pub Year: 2010

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 131 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 178347 ISBN: 9780807509128
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Subjects:
 Golden retriever -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Missing persons -- Fiction
 Mystery fiction

Price: $18.41

Summary:
Buddy the dog risks everything when he leaves his new family to investigate what happened to Kayla and her father.

Series:
Buddy Files, Bk. 3


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 136395
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 2.70
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 49348

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 2.RF Fluency
   Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Fluency

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (09/01/10)
   Booklist (05/01/10)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/01/2010 In this third installment of the Buddy Files, the adorable golden retriever is still trying to determine why his original owners haven’t returned to claim him. When he notices relatives clearing out the house, the pet detective embarks on a daring journey, putting his sleuthing skills to use and calling upon the canine “Network” to help him find his missing family. Effective twists and turns, humor, and the possibilities of becoming a school therapy dog and learning to read ease the bittersweet conclusion. Buddy’s burying of a valuable guarantees more interactions with both his old and new families and future mysteries to enjoy. - Copyright 2010 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 09/01/2010 Gr 1–3—Lackluster titles for early chapter-book readers. Poor Buddy. He's a sweet pup that has lost his family, specifically his best human friend, Kayla. He is adopted by Connor and his mother but the mysterious disappearance of his first family continues to haunt him. In Mixed-Up Mutts, Buddy must put aside his concern for Kayla and help two dogs who have been switched. The pugs, Jazzy and Muffin, look a lot alike so when they go to the same dog park one day, they accidentally return home with the wrong owners. Thanks to Buddy's quick thinking and his ability to get himself out of a number of tight spots, the dogs are reunited with their families. In Missing Family, Buddy is able to focus on his concern over the loss of his first family. He stows away in a moving van when he observes some mysterious people moving his old family's furniture. In the end, Buddy finds Kayla and her father but he's not allowed to stay with her and is eventually reunited with Connor. If you have young readers who absolutely love dogs, then they might be satisfied with this series. However, Mary Labatt's stories about Sam, the Dog Detective (Kids Can) are more satisfying.—Julie Shatterly, W.A. Bess Elementary School, Gastonia, NC - Copyright 2010 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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