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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Animal Stories

Poppy the Pirate Dog's New Shipmate
Poppy the Pirate Dog's New Shipmate By Kessler, Liz (Book - 2014 ) J KESSLER Available in some locations

Annotation: Dalmatian Poppy the pirate dog gets a new little brother, but the "brother" is not all that she expected--or wanted. Ages 2-6 years

Moses The True Story of An Elephant Baby By Perepeczko, Jenny (Book - 2014 ) J599.671392 PER Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:Meet Moses, an orphaned elephant baby from Malawi, Africa, who is curious, loving, and full of mischief! Ages 6-12

Motordog By Cyrus, Kurt (Book - 2014 ) E CYRUS Available in some locations

Annotation:Flip orders a "perfect pet" from the Internet but neither the leash nor the remote control may be enough when Motor Dog decides to go after Scoot the Cat. Ages 3-6 years

Owen & Mzee
Owen & Mzee The Language of Friendship By Hatkoff, Isabella (Book - 2007 ) E599.635139 HAT Available in some locations

Annotation:Continues the story of the unusual friendship between Owen, a young orphaned hippo, and Mzee, a 130-year old Aldabra tortoise. Ages 6-12 years

The World According to Humphrey
The World According to Humphrey By Birney, Betty G. (Book - 2004 ) J BIRNEY Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 39 copies

Annotation:Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher. Ages 6-9

Extraordinary Jane
Extraordinary Jane By Harrison, Hannah E. (Book - 2014 ) E HARRISON Available in some locations

Annotation:Jane the dog doesn't have a unique talent in the circus like the rest of her family, until the ringmaster discovers what is truly special about her Ages 3-5

Kali's Story
Kali's Story An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue By Curtis, Jennifer Keats (Book - 2014 ) E599.786 CUR Available in some locations

Annotation:"Follow the photographic journey of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) as he is rescued and whisked away to the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English). Villagers care for him until a plane flies him to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage - Ages 5-9

ABC Zooborns
ABC Zooborns By Bleiman, Andrew (Book - 2012 ) E591.392073 BLE Available in some locations

Annotation:"Calling all animal enthusiasts! It's time to scamper through the alphabet with a herd of irresistible zoo babies. Featuring adorable animal photos, a zippy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest ABC book ever to hit the shelves!" Ages 3-6

Animals Welcome
Animals Welcome A Life of Reading, Writing, and Rescue By Kehret, Peg (Book - 2012 ) J636.083209 KEH Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:A proprietor from a Washington State wildlife sanctuary shares true stories about some of the most remarkable animals she has worked with, including a mother cat and kittens who were shot with a pellet gun, a bear who was targeted by a poacher. Ages 9-12

Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie By DiCamillo, Kate (Book - 2009 ) J DICAMILLO Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 67 copies

Annotation:Ten-year-old Opal has trouble making friends in her new town, until a big, ugly dog at the Winn-Dixie store comes crashing into a grocery display and into her life, changing everything. Ages 9-12

The Cheshire Cheese Cat
The Cheshire Cheese Cat A Dickens of A Tale By Deedy, Carmen Agra (Book - 2011 ) J DEEDY Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 39 copies

Annotation:A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unlikely alliance at London's Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance. Ages: 8-12

Chester By Watt, Mélanie, 1975- (Book - 2007 ) E WATT Available in some locations

Annotation:As the author/illustrator attempts to create a picture book about a mouse in a house, her rotund feline Chester sends the mouse packing and attempts to rewrite the story with his handy red marker. Ages 5 and under

The Diary of A Killer Cat
The Diary of A Killer Cat By Fine, Anne (Book - 2006 ) J FINE Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 31 copies

Annotation:Tuffy the pet cat tries to defend himself against accusations of terrifying other animals and murdering the neighbor's rabbit. Ages 6-8

Dog Lost
Dog Lost By Lee, Ingrid, 1948- (Book - 2008 ) J LEE Available in some locations

Annotation:After living happily in a warm home with an eleven-year-old boy, a pit bull terrier is forced to survive on the streets, where its brave deeds surprise many residents who dislike or fear pit bulls. Ages 9-12

The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook By Rocklin, Joanne (Book - 2012 ) J ROCKLIN Available in some locations

Annotation:As ten-year-old Oona and younger brother Fred conspire to break their sick cat Zook out of the veterinary clinic, Oona tells the story of Zook's previous lives. Ages 9-12

Hachiko Waits
Hachiko Waits By Newman, Lesléa (Book - 2009 ) J NEWMAN Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 80 copies

Annotation:Professor Ueno's loyal Akita, Hachiko, waits for him at the train station every afternoon, and even after the professor has a fatal heart attack while at work, Hachiko faithfully continues to await his return until the day the dog dies. Based on a true story. Ages: 9-12

A Home for Dixie
A Home for Dixie The True Story of A Rescued Puppy By Jackson, Emma, 1992- (Book - 2008 ) E636.70832 JAC Available in some locations

Annotation:This book describes the excitement of meeting a rescued dog, Dixie, and the process a family goes through as they adopt her.

Hoot By Hiaasen, Carl (Book - 2002 ) J HIAASEN Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 57 copies

Annotation:Three middle-school students fight to save the endangered burrowing owls living on the construction site of Mother Paula’s All-American Pancake House. Ages 9-12

Kate & Pippin
Kate & Pippin An Unlikely Love Story By Springett, Martin (Book - 2012 ) E SPRINGETT Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 16 copies

Annotation:Photographs and simple text reveal the true story of a fawn which, abandoned by her mother and brought to live on a farm, is raised by Kate, a Great Dane which has never had puppies of her own. Ages 5-12

Little Dog Lost
Little Dog Lost The True Story of A Brave Dog Named Baltic By Carnesi, Mônica (Book - 2012 ) E636.7 CAR Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 10 copies

Annotation:In this true story, a little dog finds himself flowing down a river on a piece of ice and is washed out to sea before he can be rescued. Ages: 5 - 9

Lost and Found
Lost and Found Three Dog Stories By LaMarche, Jim (Book - 2009 ) E LAMARCHE Available in some locations

Annotation:Three stories about being lost, being found, finding home, and, most importantly, about the dogs that help us find the way. Ages 5-8

Luck By George, Jean Craighead, 1919- (Book - 2006 ) E GEORGE Available in some locations

Annotation:In a Texas marsh, a girl untangles a young sandhill crane from a plastic six-pack holder. In beautiful illustrations, the story follows this young sandhill crane on his journey from northern Canada to the Platte River. This book is a fabulous introduction to a remarkable birds' Ages 6-8

The Mouse Family Robinson
The Mouse Family Robinson By King-Smith, Dick (Book - 2008 ) J KING-SMITH Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 21 copies

Annotation:After a close call with the cat who stalks the hallways, a family of wild mice, including adventurous, young Beaumont and elderly Uncle Brown, emigrates to a more mouse-friendly house down the block. Ages: 6-10

Nate the Great and the Big Sniff
Nate the Great and the Big Sniff By Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman (Book - 2001 ) E SHARMAT Available in some locations

Annotation:Three stories about being lost, being found, finding home, and, most importantly, about the dogs that help us find the way. Ages 6-10

Nubs The True Story of A Mutt, A Marine & A Miracle By Dennis, Brian, 1971- (Book - 2009 ) E636.70929 DEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war, became part of Dennis's human "pack" until duty required the Marines to relocate a full 70 miles away--without him. So began an incredible journey that would take Nubs on a mission that would touch the hearts of people all over the world. Ages 6-8

Ribsy By Cleary, Beverly (Book - 2007 ) J CLEARY Available in some locations

Annotation:Separated from his owner, Henry Huggins, in a shopping center parking lot, an ordinary city dog begins a string of bewildering adventures. Ages 9-12 Edit annotation

Shelter Dog Blues
Shelter Dog Blues By White, Jamie (Book - 2010 ) J WHITE Available in some locations

Annotation:A collarless Martha lands in an animal shelter and makes new animal friends on whose behalf she organizes a dog show to help them find families.

Shiloh By Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds (Book - 2000 ) J NAYLOR Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 62 copies

Annotation:When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to mistreat his dogs. Ages 9-12

Socks By Cleary, Beverly (Book - 2008 ) J CLEARY Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 45 copies

Annotation:The happy home life of Socks the cat is disrupted by the addition of a new baby to the household. Ages 9-12

War Horse
War Horse By Morpurgo, Michael (Book - 2007 ) Y MORPURGO Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 55 copies

Annotation:Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master. Ages: 9-12 and up

The World's Greatest Elephant
The World's Greatest Elephant By Helfer, Ralph (Book - 2006 ) J791.320929 HEL Available in some locations

Annotation:Born on the same day in the same German town, Bram and his elephant, Modoc, grew up side by side with an incredible bond that would lead to a series of adventures with danger at every turn. Ages 9-12

Young Fredle
Young Fredle By Voigt, Cynthia (Book - 2011 ) J VOIGT Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 24 copies

Annotation:Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators in the outside world. Ages 6-8


These are books about animals and with animals as the main characters. This list includes picture books, chapter books and graphic novels as well as fiction and nonfiction. Ages 2-12 years

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