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By Jane Smiley. 2014
Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her… father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life. Followed by "A good horse". Grades 5-8. 2014.
By Gilbert Morris. 1998
Dixie meets Stripes, the white Bengal tiger at the Circus where her aunt is a vet. When someone lets him… loose, can Dixie lure him back before there is big trouble? Sequel to "Dixie and Jumbo". Followed by "Dixie and Dolly". Grades 3-6. 1998.
By Jean Little. 1986
Ben is afraid of animals, thunderstorms, new places and people. When Aunt Rose gives him a big Labrador retriever for… his birthday, Ben does not know how to tell her that the dog terrifies him. Grades 4-7. 1986.
By Christine McDonnell. 2009
Dog wants to play. When? Today! But no one will play with Dog. Not the chick or the lamb, the… calf or the pig. Poor Dog! Isn’t there one playmate who will play with Dog all day long? With its structure of rhyme and repetition, this is the perfect book to prepare children for reading. Grades P-2. 2009.
By Dick King-Smith. 1998
A compilation of stories which comprises : "ESP", about Eric Stanley Pigeon who can predict horseracing winners. "Horse Pie", about… Jenny the donkey's determination to save two Shire horses from a terrible fate. "The Guard Dog", about a scruffy little mongrel whose ambition is to become a guard dog. Grades K-3. 1998.
By Kenneth Oppel. 2007
It is 65 million years ago, and Dusk and his family are chiropters, small tree-dwelling mammals that glide and feed… on insects. Most of the colony is uncomfortable with Dusk's flying and use of echolocation, but when an outcast group of carnivores attack, they appreciate Dusk's ability to guide them and keep them safe, despite deadly predators and betrayals from within and outside of the colony. Grades 5-8. 2007.
By Erica Silverman. 2010
By Erica Silverman. 2009
One day Cocoa, Cowgirl Kate’s horse, shows up inside the house, uninvited. Cowgirl Kate takes Cocoa on a tour, and… Cocoa promises to return to the barn after having a snack. But once Cocoa discovers the refrigerator, he wants to live in the kitchen. K-3. 2009.
By Erica Silverman. 2008
By Sonny Brewer. 2007
While Brewer is on a book tour in San Francisco, his golden retriever Cormac vanishes from their Alabama home. What… follows is an extraordinary adventure, as Brewer travels door-to-door searching for information, only to discover the trail leads far beyond Alabama. 2007.
By Erica Silverman. 2007
Cocoa the horse does not want Cowgirl Kate to go to school without him. He feels left out when Cowgirl… Kate does her homework and brings home a new friend. But Cowgirl Kate shows Cocoa that he is still her best friend. K-3. 2007.
By Erica Silverman. 2007
Cowgirl Kate’s horse Cocoa wants to wear cowboy boots, not horseshoes, and play hide-and-seek by his rules. Cocoa also helps… Cowgirl Kate practice roping and shows her, in his own way, that they are partners. K-3. 2007.
By Erica Silverman. 2006
By Robert Lawson. 1996
By James A Michener. 1993
Michener uses excerpts from his past novels to create an anthology that traces the animal experience throughout earth's history. The… author has often written about animals to remind people what a significant enrichment to human life animals can be. His one new piece tells of the ongoing battle between a fair-minded colonel and a bird-feeder-invading squirrel. Some strong language and some violence. c1993.
By H. A Rey. 1975
An inquisitive little monkey's curiosity gets him into one scrape after another when he escapes from the zoo to search… for his friend, the man with the yellow hat. Grades K-3. 1975.
By H. A Rey. 1963
By Roger Ethier. 1995
The author tells his daughter how a young Canada goose was separated from his migrating flock, was wounded, and landed… on a tiny island in Chesapeake Bay. Nursed back to health by "Petite Mom," the author's mother, the goose is unable to fly but still finds a mate, who returns to the island each year with their offspring. Grades 4-7 and older. 1995.
By Lesley O'Mara. 1989
This collection represents the best of cat stories, chosen for cat lovers by cat lovers. Included are stories by P.G.… Wodehouse, Doris Lessing, Patricia Highsmith and many others. The cats in this volume are as varied as those in real life: comic, heroic, spoiled and fat. 1989.
By Gloria Skurzynski, Alane Ferguson. 1999
Jack, twelve, and his younger sister Ashley accompany their parents to Mesa Verde National Park, where their veterinarian mother is… investigating reports of an attacking cougar. With them is a conniving temporary foster girl, thirteen-year-old Lucky, who has been separated from her scam-artist father. For grades 4-7. 1999. (National parks mystery ; 3)