Filled with humor and adventure, these illustrated chapter books take a look at life in the backyard from the well-intentioned but misguided viewpoint of two confused canines — Down Girl and Sit.

Smarter than Squirrels cover#1 Smarter than Squirrels

Down Girl and Sit protect their masters from all the things that can go wrong in the neighborhood: They bark at paperboys, guard the garbage cans and keep mischievous squirrels at bay. But when Here Kitty Kitty moves in next door, their daily routines are turned topsy-turvy.
A Gryphon Honor Book — Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

On the Road-small#2 On the Road
When Rruff invites Down Girl on a road trip, Down Girl knows she’s in for a big adventure. With her best friend Sit along for the ride, the fun begins. These two dogs never know where they’re going, but one thing’s certain. When they hop into a car, they’re sure to drive everyone crazy!
2008 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner — Texas Library Association

Bad to the Bone-small#3 Bad to the Bone
It has finally come to this. Down Girl and Sit go to obedience school — where they work very hard at training their masters to behave.
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book 2008
Home on the Range#4 Home on the Range
Down Girl and Sit accompany their masters to a dude ranch, where they encounter stampedes, scary lizards and even scarier “squirrels” that live in holes in the ground.
Junior Library Guild Selection

A clever, comedic series about a dog’s view of life — Booklist

The charming first-canine point of view really works here — partly because Nolan keeps her dog’s voice steady and humorous, and partly because she really seems to think like a dog. — Kirkus Review

The perfect next step for readers who have outgrown easy-to-reads — School Library Journal