Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story

By James Patterson , with Steven Butler
Read by Steven Butler

The Dog Diaries Series: Book 1


Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • $28.99

    ISBN: 9781549177354

Runtime: 1.55 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English



Here’s a Middle School story for young readers—told through the eyes of Rafe Khatchadorian’s misbehaving mutt, Junior! When rule-breaking Rafe has to train his new dog in obedience school, you know things are about to get really ruff!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I’ve been waiting for ages to tell my story, and now it’s finally happening! Being Rafe’s dog isn’t always easy, but it is always exciting! I’ve got so much to tell you about:

  • How I protect the yard from birds, raccoons, squirrels, raccoons, mail carriers…and did I mention raccoons?
  • Sniffing pooch posteriors for the latest canine news.
  • And the terrifying monster hiding in the hall closet: the vacuum cleaner!

These were all the most paw-some parts of my doggie life—until the evil Mrs. Stricker threatened to send me back to the pound if I didn’t learn to behave. Now Rafe and I have to go to obedience school and win the trophy for Best Trained Dog…or else!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Patterson and Butler’s rollicking story will catch—and hold—the attention of young readers, especially those of the dog-loving variety.” Publishers Weekly
“Junior is a dog of great enthusiasm [with an] endearingly canine first-dog voice…The broad humor and fast pace will likely entice many a reader turned off by longer, more deliberative tales…This series opener is a romp in the park. Kirkus Reviews



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Author Bio: James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.55
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English