Harley the Hero
An exciting picture book inspired by a real-life classroom service dog with themes of friendship, neurodivergence, and courage.
Harley the service dog is on the job! He goes to school every day with Ms. Prichard to make sure she feels safe. Their students are a lot of fun, but Harley can not play with them while he is wearing his work vest. They write him lots of letters instead, and everything is perfect in the best, most quiet class in the whole school. Until the day the old stage curtains catch fire. As the fire alarm blares and chaos erupts, Harley remembers that Ms. Prichard is not the only human in his class who gets upset by loud noises.Show full description
Inspired by a true story, Harley the Hero celebrates the work of service animals and the normalization of neurodivergence. Author-illustrator Peggy Collins brings Harley and his class to charming life and concludes with a note from the author about the real dog behind the fictional Harley. Winner of the 2022 Blue Spruce Award!