Fall 2023

History of Pets

Series of 6 titles

With its reader-friendly and interactive approach, History of Pets presents a high-interest introduction to key social studies curriculum topics. Each book explores the history of how humans in different cultures and geographic areas have interacted with common pets, including when, where, and who first came into contact with each kind of animal and how these wild animals ended up becoming the pets we know and love today. Bright, full-color photographs complement the carefully leveled text to make reading easy and fun. Each title includes an infographic, a map, sidebars, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index to aid comprehension.

Format List Price Library Price Qty
$161.94 $113.70
$210.00 $157.50
$186.81 $143.70
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: The History of Pet Birds The History of Pet Birds 2.7
Cover: The History of Pet Cats The History of Pet Cats
Cover: The History of Pet Dogs The History of Pet Dogs
Cover: The History of Pet Fish The History of Pet Fish
Cover: The History of Pet Lizards The History of Pet Lizards
Cover: The History of Pet Snakes The History of Pet Snakes
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category C3 Social Studies, New!
Subject Animals, History
Copyright 2024
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2023-08-01
BISACS JNF003030, JNF003170, JNF003000
Dewey 636.7
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 530-570
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Booklist Review of History of Pets

The History of Pets series offers a fresh take on a perennially popular topic while introducing beginning readers to basic nonfiction-text features. Brief chapters use simple declarative sentences reinforced by labeled or captioned photos and data models, including charts and maps. All text passages appear in highlighted blocks of color, and occasional prompts (“Did you know?” “What do you think?”) encourage moments of self-reflection and quick checks for understanding. Vocabulary words appear in bold font and are defined in a glossary. Birds reveals that these feathered animals have been kept as pets for over 1,000 years in China, where people often take their parakeets out for walks. Dogs reports that European kings and queens used to love their tiny pups so much that they had special pockets sewn into their clothes so they could carry them around. According to Fish, Ancient Romans used to keep saltwater fish as pets—and one such inchthyophile even designed special jewelry for his favorite moray eel. In Lizards, readers will learn that these animals live on every continent except Antarctica and are often smuggled from on country to another to be bred as exotic pets. The eye-catching covers and accessible content make this series equally effective for building literacy skills, small-group instruction, or independent reading.