Cameron has written another top-notch entry in the Julian and Huey series, this time from the brothers’ pup’s perspective . . . A Gem.
— School Library Journal, starred review
With a jacket showing a winsome pup only Cruella de Vil could dislike, this is a beginning chapter book that begs to be read.
— The Horn Book Magazine

Spunky Tells All

written by Ann Cameron

Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Local Bookstore


  • A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2012
  • A 2012 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award honor book
  • A 2012-2013 Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Award selection
  • A 2014 Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award nominee
  • Texas's Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District--Spunky Tells All has won inclusion in Houston schools' 2013-2014 "Horned Toad Tales" reading list.  In the coming year, 110,000 young Houston readers will have the chance to choose their favorite book from the twenty on the list.

Spunky the dog would be happy to share all of his secrets, if only his human family spoke his language. But no matter how hard he tries to talk, it's all "yerf!" to them. Through a series of unfortunate miscommunications, his family decides that Spunky wants a friend--specifically, a cat. Spunky can't imagine anything worse than having to share his family, especially Huey and Julian, with the snobby Balinese Fiona. But when headstrong Fiona keeps getting into trouble and it's up to Spunky to save her, he is astonished to find that being her protector has given his life new purpose and meaning. The latest addition to the beloved Huey and Julian series, which includes the popular The Stories Julian Tells (featured on an Oprah.com summer reading list).
Castillo’s perfect black-and-white spot drawings capture the energy and intelligence of both animals as they begin the careful dance of new friendship . . . Readers ready for chapter books will delight in seeing the world through Spunky’s eyes and powerful nose.
— Kirkus, starred review
I loved going back inside Huey and Julian’s world, but this time, through the eyes of the wise and loyal Spunky. A book with humor, heart, and a lovable dog. Who could ask for more?
— Barbara O’Connor, author of How to Steal a Dog