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Just in time for holiday shopping: Three new books for little ones tell the stories of real-life animals.

Christmas Is Good! Trixie's Guide to a Happy Holiday (Hyperion) by Trixie Koontz, edited by Dean Koontz, gathers seasonal tips from the bestselling author's golden retriever: "If caught being naughty, look cute. Always works."

Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library (Little, Brown) by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter, illustrated by Steve James, is a charming picture-book version of the bestseller about a kitten left in the return books slot.

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle (Little, Brown) by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery is the amazing true story of a wild dog in Iraq that bonded so closely with a U.S. Marine that Nubs crossed 70 miles of snowy desert to find his master — and now lives with him in San Diego.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: Famously furry 11/20/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 20, 2009 11:58am]

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