Summer Reading Week 3: Pet Pals

This week we’ll go “mutts” with a positively paw-some show, craft, recipe, and special guest. Plus, we have an author AND an illustrator who will teach us how to draw our own pets! Find all these fun activities in your missions section of ReadSquared.



SHOW DAY: SUCH A LIBRARY! When Page and Kenny leave the house, their pets, Philo, Moxie, and Pip like to read books, watch TV, and play on the computer. What do they watch? A live action/animated show about a wacky librarian, a magic book and, of course, lots of animals. Based on the book SUCH A LIBRARY! By Jill Ross Nadler *Chicken Art by Esther Van Den Berg

CRAFT DAY: Pet Pop Up Books With an old file folder and a pair of scissors, kids can create their own magical pop up books!

Materials and Directions Here

AUTHOR/Illustrator Day: Author Donna Gephart and illustrator Francesca Chessa We have two special guests today, Author Donna Gephart and illustrator Francesca Chessa who will talk about their picture book GO BE WONDERFUL! Which features a spunky girl named Daisy and her pet dog, Mr. Bonkers. We’ll also get a sneak peek at Donna’s new novel for older readers, ABBY TRIED AND TRUE. Visit Donna at: and Francesca at:

MASHUP DAY: Pet Pal Open Face Sandwiches This delicious treat is part art project and part recipe, and all you need is a slice of bread and any fixins’ you can find around the house.

Recipe and Directions Here

GUEST DAY: Jamie Katz, Pet Detective Yup, pet detectives are really a thing, and Jamie Katz (her REAL name!) is one of the best as Kenny and Jill (aka Page Turner) found out first hand when Jamie helped them find their lost cat, Philo. Jamie will introduce us to her sniffer dogs, Gable and Fletcher and show kids how she trains them to help find lost pets.


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