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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Animal Stories

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

Akimbo and the Elephants
Akimbo and the Elephants By McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- (Book - 2005 ) J MCCALL SMITH Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 27 copies

Annotation:Poachers are killing the elephants on the African game reserve! Can young Akimbo stop these dangerous criminals in time? Ages 6-8

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

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: 8 on 59 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 Cat Who Went to Heaven
The Cat Who Went to Heaven By Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane, 1893-1986 (Book - 2008 ) J COATSWORTH All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A little cat comes to the home of a poor Japanese artist and, by humility and devotion, brings him a miracle. 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 45 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
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

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 101 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

Henry and Mudge and Annie's Perfect Pet
Henry and Mudge and Annie's Perfect Pet By Rylant, Cynthia (Book Plus CD - 2011 ) ECD FIC RYL Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:Although Henry's cousin Annie likes his dog Mudge, when she gets her own pet she decides that a bunny will be perfect for her. Ages 5-8

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
Hoot By Hiaasen, Carl (Book - 2004 ) Y HIAASEN Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 48 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 20 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: 2 on 11 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
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

Mama
Mama A True Story in Which A Baby Hippo Loses His Mama During A Tsunami, but Finds A New Home, and A New Mama By Winter, Jeanette (Book - 2006 ) E599.635139 WIN Available in some locations

Annotation:As the year comes to a close, take a quiet moment to reflect. This amazing book tackles the tragedy of the 2004 Asian Tsunami by presenting a true story of hope, friendship and compassion. Partner this book with Owen and Mzee: the true story of a remarkable friendship by Isabella Hatkoff to see photographs of the real-life Owen and Mzee. Ages 5 and under

The Mouse Family Robinson
The Mouse Family Robinson By King-Smith, Dick (Book - 2008 ) J KING-SMITH Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 25 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 Holds: 1 on 75 copies

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
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

Ragweed
Ragweed By Avi, 1937- (Book - 1999 ) J AVI Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 24 copies

Annotation:Ragweed, a young country mouse, leaves his family and travels to the big city, where he finds excitement and danger, and sees cats for the first time. Ages 9-12

Ribsy
Ribsy By Cleary, Beverly (Book - 2007 ) J CLEARY Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 64 copies

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 Holds: 1 on 13 copies

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
Shiloh By Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds (Book - 2000 ) J NAYLOR Available in some locations

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
Socks By Cleary, Beverly (Book - 2008 ) J CLEARY Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 51 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

The Story of A Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly
The Story of A Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly By Sepúlveda, Luis, 1949- (Book - 2003 ) J SEPULVEDA Available in some locations

Annotation:A seagull, dying from the effects of an oil spill, entrusts her egg to Zorba the cat. Zorba promises to care for the egg until it hatches, then teach the chick to fly. But what does a cat know about learning how to fly? Ages 9-12

War Horse
War Horse By Morpurgo, Michael (Book - 2007 ) Y MORPURGO Available in some locations Holds: 2 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

Winter's Tail
Winter's Tail How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again By Hatkoff, Juliana (Book - 2009 ) J639.979533 HAT Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 13 copies

Annotation:The rescue and rehabilitation of a young Atlantic bottlenose dolphin who received an artificial tail after being badly injured when caught in a crab trap. Ages 8-12

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: 3 on 26 copies

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

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Poachers are killing the elephants on the African game reserve! Can young Akimbo stop these dangerous criminals in time? Ages 6-8


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