For Kids and Their Grown-Ups: “Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose” by Lauren Tarshis; illustrated by Lisa Bronson Mezoff

Review by Laura Frantz, collection development librarian

A young narrator shares how he always follows the rules and does his best. Until he reveals only his dog knows what truly happens. His dog knows all his secrets like what really happens to the broccoli, how big he dreams, how he helps keep the monsters away and, of course, the nose picking. A funny and tender look at the unconditional love between a child and pet dog.

Lauren Tarshis is well known as the author of the “I Survived” series and enters the picture book realm with this winning debut. Illustrator Lisa Bronson Mezoff’s watercolor artwork captures all the hijinx and heartfelt moments between a boy and his pet. Many readers will rejoice in a story that showcases your authentic self. Connect with Tarshis at our upcoming Meet the Author event on Nov. 30 at 4:30 pm.