School events at Carrboro Elementary

Author Nancy Castaldo will visit Carrboro Elementary on 9/18!  
At 1:30pm the author will discuss her writing and autograph copies of her book.  
Nancy Castaldo is a writer, photographer, environmental educator, and naturalist.  She has written many non-fiction books for children and several have been honored as a Smithsonian Notable Book For Children, a NSTA Recommended title and a Junior Library Guild Selection.  

Pre-order Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World by following the instructions below; your copy will be delivered to the school on the day of the author's visit!  


Click on the link(s) below to ADD TO CART

Be sure to list your SCHOOL, STUDENT'S NAME and TEACHER NAME in the COMMENTS section during checkout.


Use coupon code "SCHOOL EVENT" for a special 15% off discount on Sniffer Dogs!  The discount will be reflected in your cart at checkout. 


Choose "pick up at store" for your delivery method, pay online and we'll deliver the books to
school for you! Or, if you can't make it, mention in the "notes" section
that you'd like a signed copy waiting for you at the store
(personalized or otherwise).


About Sniffer Dogs:

Anyone who has ever spent time with a dog knows that dogs love sniffing!

They sniff out hidden food, dirty socks, and the visitor who comes to the door.  But some dogs work with police officers, soldiers and even scientists to put their “sniffers” to work.  Sniffer dogs make use of the amazing biology behind their noses to protect people from bombs, catch criminals smuggling drugs, or help researchers locate a hard to find snail in a forest.

 A dog’s nose is so sensitive that if a human could see as well as a dog could smell, we would be able to see the small letters on an eye chart from four (four!) miles away.  Is it any wonder then that dogs can be trained to find missing people in piles of rubble or a certain flower blooming amongst hundreds or thousands of other smells?

In Sniffer Dogs you will meet many dogs and their handlers and learn all about their jobs. Some of these dogs are raised from birth to detect blood sugar levels in their owners.  Others are rescued from animal shelters and their boisterous personalities help make them excellent sniffer dogs. Featuring a balance between science and social science,Sniffer Dogs will appeal to dog lovers and science lovers alike.  



ISBN-13: 9780544088931
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harcourt Brace and Company, 7/2014