The Adventures of the Poodle Posse Series: Canine Kicks for Young Readers–Dog Books for Kids that are Pure Fun!




NEW! Once upon a Poodle  is the newest release. This time, a full-color, whimsically- illustrated picture book ‘prequel’ to the Poodle Posse series. The story goes back in time, before the posse began. How did Woody and Archie wind up together? In the same family? This tale brings it all together as it follows mini-poo Woody who is on a search for a new brother. Several attempts bring chaos into the house as feathers fly (a goose in the bathtub?), nuts are cracked (a squirrel on the kitchen counter?), gardens are harvested (a bunny pulling up the garden?)and more, in this tale that embraces fun, problem-solving and learning what family is all about. Perfect for Preschool/Kindergarten and picture book lovers of all ages.

“Once upon a Poodle will lend particularly well to parental read-aloud. Colorful illustrations capture the fun personalities and events as Woody experiences a wide range of potential brother candidates, and kids will relish the lively, positive story of a little dog who holds on to hope and never gives up.” –D. Donovan, Senior Editor, Midwest Book Review

“Chrysa Smith’s Once upon a Poodles, the story of a mischievous poodle’s search for a friend, is a great way to introduce a new sibling to a young child.” –Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban, PhD; Author of Two Moon Princess, The King in the Stone


The Adventures of the Poodle Posse is an easy reader series; a perfect transition from picture to chapter books.

Dog Books for KidsStories of a dozen pages +/- contain adorable b/w illustrations and activity/comprehension sections in the back of the book—great for use in class or at home. This is simply an adorable series of dog books for kids. So what’s the series all about?

Where poodles go, trouble is sure to follow–in the funny, silly and sometimes clever antics retold in The Adventures of the Poodle Posse. Follow the trails of Woody, Archie, Daisy and the ever-growing posse of four-legged characters that keep their loving owner, Mrs. Flout, on her toes, spun around and baffled, as her furry little family brings her joy, unexpected twists and turns and a few life lessons along the way.



The Adventures of the Poodle Posse: Case of the Missing Steak BoneThe Case of the Missing Steak Bone/Who Let the Dogs Out?

True events led to the first story in the series: A comedy of errors has the posse chasing their own tales as they search for the missing bone. Upstairs, downstairs, in my lady’s chamber? You never know where you might find a bone and a little brotherly love along the way. Who Let the Dogs Out, The second tale in the book, twists a few real life events into one doggone good adventure that supports the benefits of animal rescue—to both their owners and maybe, well maybe, grudgingly them as well. A new sister in the midst? It might shake things up just a bit.

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The Princess & the Frenchmen/No Dogs Allowed

The Adventures of the Poodle Posse: The Princess and the FrenchmenBook two adds another member to the posse. This time, it’s a girl and she is bringing a whole new vibe to the household. A diva, princess, girls’ girl. She sweeps in like a tornado and her brothers aren’t too sure about this new family member. But after a bullying incident, the boys do the right thing and step up to the plate, defending her despite their reservationsNo Dogs Allowed, The second tale takes readers to the shore, as the posse has to rethink it’s beach vacation when they realize that dogs are not allowed. No Dogs Allowed is a testament to learning how to reset your sails when the wind is blowing the wrong way. It’s harder for some than others to adapt to change, but sometimes, it brings with it, a whole new, fun adventure.

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Creepy TailsThe Adventures of the Poodle Posse: Creepy Tails

A Halloween story for kids. Who doesn’t love this holiday? Well, turns out, not everyone. Creepy Tails follows the posse on a walk around the block, but only one problem. Our little diva doesn’t want to be creepy or scary, so doesn’t dress up. When all of the other female trick-or-treaters turn out to look just like the little princess, she realizes that trying something new might not be all bad. A little twist at the end introduces yet another member to the posse family.

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Trouble Down Under

The Adventures of the Poodle Posse: Trouble Down UnderThe fourth member of the posse is a leaping, jumping bundle of fur who loves nothing better than to cuddle up and burrow under blankets and piles of laundry. So what better fun than meeting up with another burrowing fellow during the bleak midwinter? Adventure ensues when this member of the posse goes missing in this Groundhog Day bookTrouble Down Under. And their mom learns an important lesson about patience along the way.

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A Very, Merry Mixed-Up Christmas

The Adventures of the Poodle Posse: A Very, Merry, Mixed Up ChristmasWhat a delightful time! Snowflakes, presents and poodles. Poodles? Why, of course.
In a Very Merry, Mixed-Up Christmas, you’ll experience the excitement that the holidays hold, the angst that Santa feels when Elfluenza strikes, the combined efforts of all the creatures of the North Pole to keep Christmas on track and a very unexpected and delightful present. An activity section in the back of the book provides amusement for ‘good little girls and boys.’ This is a wonderful Christmas story for kids.

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MCA_Logo_Color_150@2_PrintThe short children’s series is a recipient of a silver Mom’s Choice Award for excellence in Juvenile Fiction, an endorsement from the Dove Foundation for excellence in family-friendly media and a top pick on DoveAnyAge-e1386941510770Amazon’s Children’s Bookshelf.