Charlie is an anxious dachshund who worries that something terrible might happen if he doesn't keep to his daily rituals. After he is called upon to help rescue a friend and the emergency disrupts his routine, Charlie discovers that he doesn't have to be ruled by habit and that change can have really positive outcomes.
Madeline Finn does not like to read. Fortunately, she meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading aloud to Bonnie isn't so bad. When Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn't mind. As it turns out, it's fun to read when you're not afraid of making mistakes. Bonnie teaches Madeline that it's Okay to go slow, to keep trying, and to get support from a friend.
New dogs need love. But who is caring for the rescue dogs waiting to be adopted from the animal shelter? Madeline Finn is determined to give these dogs the same happy life that she gives her new puppy, Star, and with the help of friends with books and blankets she knows exactly how to do it.