A common theme of the Charlotte Helen Bacon Foundation is the power and positive influence of animals–and particularly dogs–in our everyday lives.
Two children’s books have been published to further illustrate this human and canine connection. The proceeds from our book sales directly support programs for the Charlotte Helen Bacon Foundation. Through our Charlotte’s Litter program, we have donated over 4000 copies of Good Dogs, Great Listeners and The Dogs of Newtown to schools and their students nationwide.
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Good Dogs, Great Listeners –The Story of Charlotte, Lily and the Litter
The book illustrates the strong bond between Charlotte and her dog Lily, and shares Charlotte’s joy, bold imagination, and her discovery of reading along the way. Good Dogs, Great Listeners is being used in classroom settings and educational environments to support literacy and reading development.
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. The goal of the program is to promote literacy, entertain families and provide an activity for the community during these difficult times.
The Dogs of Newtown
The Dogs of Newtown shares the story of the therapy dogs that visited Newtown schools after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The story is told through the voice and eyes of an eleven year old boy who was inspired by the therapy dogs that helped so many. Throughout, Guy pays tribute to these dedicated friends and helpers in an honest and heartfelt testimony. The Dogs of Newtown is being used in schools to support social and emotional development through the human and canine connection. This book also empowers children to be the author of their own story.
“Dear Guy, Thank you for donating the Dogs of Newtown. I really enjoyed the book. I liked this book because I love dogs and that is why some day I hope to get a dog. Your book inspired me. When my teacher was reading, I was really paying attention. Thank you for the book.”
3rd Grade Student, Consolidated School District of New Britain
“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bacon, I love your book. Your dogs look cute and your names are Charlotte, Lily, and the Litter. And your dogs are nice. And now I read it in school with my teacher. Her name is Mrs. Tara.”
1st Grade Student, DiLoreto School
“Dear Guy, Thank you for donating this wonderful and sweet book. It made me smile when my teacher read it. I felt bad for the things everyone went through. I loved the details you put in your book, the Dogs of Newtown. It’s the sweetest thing ever!”