Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond,

Bloomsbury/Walker, 2012

Dogs have helped soldiers in wartime for hundreds of years. In the 20th century, dogs played critical roles in wartime—carrying messages and locating injured soldiers during WW1 and locating enemy soldiers and protecting bases in WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. They saved many lives of both civilians and warriors by detecting deadly explosives hidden in buildings and planted on roads in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Awards for this book include the Mitten Award from the Michigan Library Assoc., the Charlotte Award from the New York State Reading Association, and the Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award from the North Dakota Library Assoc. It also appears on the following lists: American Library Assoc. Notable Children’s Books, Best Children’s Books of the Year from the Children’s Book Committee, the International Reading Assoc. Teachers’ Choice reading List, and more.