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Dog Watch Series:
written by Mary Casanova
illus. by Omar Rayyan
Alladin 2006-2008
Trouble in Pembrook
(Book 1) 978-0374371333

Dog-Napped
(Book 2) 978-0689868115

Danger at Snow Hills
(Book 3) 978-0374371333

To Catch a Burglar
(Book 4) 978-0374371333

Extreme Stunt Dogs
(Book 5) 978-0374371333

The Turtle-Hatching Mystery
(Book 6) 978-1416947837

The stars of Dog Watch begging for a treat—it's hard, hungry work being the inspiration for a series of books!
Kito and Chester in winter. (Dog Watch stars and Mary's dogs).
The village clerk's office in Ranier, Minnesota...where dogs are registered in a big book and are then allowed to roam free.
Here's a photo of the real “Chester? in Mary's life.
A local dog and the inspiration for Schmitty in Dog Watch.
Dog Watch
You can follow Kito, Chester and the whole Pembrook gang through five different mystery adventures. With Kito and Chester on the case, Pembrook is sure to be safe.

Listen to a sample of a full-cast recording of Dog Watch: Trouble in Pembroke.

A complete version of this recording can be purchased via Icebox Radio Theater's website.

You can also listen to an interview with Mary Casanova about the Dog Watch series from PRX's "Real Good Words" program series. Also included is an interview with Deborah Wiles. Real Good Words is produced by KAXE Northern Community Radio.

Dog Watch 1 from Autographed books!
Trouble in Pembrook
by Mary Casanova
Illustrated by Omar Rayyan
Published by Aladdin 2006
ISBN-13: 978-0689868108 (pb)

Pembrook dogs are on the case!

A ripped down sign, a broken fire hydrant, and now Tundra, the alpha dog of Pembrook, is missing! There's trouble brewing in this quiet Minnesota town, and none of the humans seem to notice. But the dogs do! They can smell it in the air.

So the dogs of Pembrook—Kito, Chester, and the rest of the gang—form Dog Watch, a canine version of Neighborhood Watch. Together, they set out to uncover the person (or animal) behind the vandalism in town and to find Tundra. Hopefully they're not too late!

Listen to Mary read from the first Chapter of Trouble in Pembrook.

Dog Watch 2 from Autographed books!<
Dog-Napped!
by Mary Casanova
Illustrated by Omar Rayyan
Published by Aladdin 2006
ISBN-13: 978-0689868115 (pb)

Missy and Muffin are missing!

Fall is not Kito's favorite time of year—too many strange smells and spooky sightings. All of it makes Kito nervous: Something bad is going to happen.

At the fire hydrant his fears are confirmed. Missy and Muffin are missing! No one's seen them for days. They could have just wandered off, but Kito doesn't believe it. When four puppies also disappear, Kito is sure they've been dog-napped!

Kito, Chester, and the rest of the Dog Watch team set out to find the dog-napper and rescue their friends—before it's too late!

Dog Watch 3 from Autographed books!
Danger at Snow Hills
by Mary Casanova
Illustrated by Omar Rayyan
Published by Aladdin 2006
ISBN-13: 978-0689868122 (pb)

Something is lurking in the woods!

Is it a dog? A wolf? Or maybe even a bear? Whatever it is, it's causing a lot of trouble in Pembrook—scaring kids and getting into the garbage. Dog Watch is on the case, but it has to work fast. A new person in town has decided that all dogs should be on leashes or behind fences. If Kito and the gang can't find out who is behind the trouble, they could lose their precious freedom forever!

Dog Watch 4 from Autographed books!
To Catch a Burglar
by Mary Casanova
Illustrated by Omar Rayyan
Published by Aladdin 2006
ISBN-13: 978-0689868139 (pb)

There's trouble in town!

A thief has struck Pembrook! Dog Watch is on the case, but they're running out of clues. Kito and the gang set a trap, but when it goes awry, they realize they're dealing with a professional.

So Kito and Chester try again, putting their own home at risk. This time, it has got to work!

Dog Watch 5 from Autographed books!
Extreme Stunt Dogs
by Mary Casanova
Illustrated by Omar Rayyan
Published by Aladdin 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1416947820 (pb)

Is Chester off to Hollywood?

When the Extreme Stunt Dog show comes to Pembrook, village dogs start working on their stunts in hopes of being picked for the big Hollywood show. But Kito senses that there’s something dark going on beneath the glitter, and he has to prove it before Chester runs off with the show.

Dog Watch 6 from Autographed books!
The Turtle-Hatching Mystery
by Mary Casanova
Illustrated by Omar Rayyan
Published by Aladdin 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1416947837 (pb)

When Kito, Chester, and Schmitty head to Mexico with their owners, they plan on taking a vacation from their Dog Watch duties, until they discover that someone is destroying sea turtle nests on the beach.  But can these Minnesota dogs uncover the mystery without getting locked up in a pound ?south of the border??

Just for Fun!
Pembrook Map
Follow Kito and Chester's
adventures with your
own Pembrook map!
Click to download or open the map in Adobe Acrobat.
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