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By Eric Walters. 2014
After Morgan’s backyard is flooded by the nearby river, her dog, Shire, finds a baby beaver that has been washed…out of its den. Realizing that its parents aren’t coming back, Morgan must quickly learn to care for the beaver, which she names Sammy. Morgan’s parents warn her that he can’t stay with them forever. Will Morgan be able to find a safe home for Sammy?
By Joan Betty Stuchner. 2015
In this sequel to Bagels Come Home!, Josh, his younger sister, Becky, their parents and Bagels head off on a…three-day trip to Sasquatch Lake. But the vacation gets off to a rocky start. The cabin is a bit more “rustic” than advertised, with a few too many holes in the roof. Then Josh starts catching glimpses of a hairy figure in the woods nearby. When household items begin disappearing, from pickles to pj’s to Becky’s birthday cake, the family heads out to investigate, with Bagels in the lead. Who’s behind the mysterious happenings at Sasquatch Lake? And could Sasquatches be real?
By Eric Walters. 2014
Nine-year-old Skye has always had a fascination with flying. She’d love to be a pilot someday, like both of her…parents, but deep down she really wishes she could be a bird. When Skye’s parents take her to Costa Rica, she is thrilled about all of the beautiful exotic birds she’ll get to see. What she doesn’t realize is that her parents have three big surprises planned, and each will offer her a different opportunity to feel what it’s like to fly. From snorkeling with baby sea turtles to parasailing out on the open ocean to zip-lining through the Costa Rican rainforest, Skye will have more than one chance to fly like a bird before this trip of a lifetime is through.
By Joan Betty Stuchner. 2015
All aboard! The Bernsteins are heading off on a cruise, and Aunt Sharon offers to take care of the family…pets, Lox (the fish), Creamcheese (the cat) and Bagels, an energetic puppy with a talent for escaping. Trouble is, Bagels is up to his usual disappearing act. When he turns up unexpectedly on the cruise ship, Josh and his little sister, Becky, must keep Bagels hidden. But when an onboard mystery begins to unfold involving two potential spies and a mysterious woman with a secret envelope, Bagels just might be able to help crack the case! Bagels on Board! is the third book in the series about Bagels Bernstein, following Bagels Come Home! and Bagels the Brave!
The classic children&’s tale of a man who could walk with the animals, talk with the animals, grunt and squeak…and squawk with the animals . . . John Dolittle was not your average doctor. He was known as a quiet, capable physician who lived a simple life in a simple house with his sister. His true love was for animals. He even kept a menagerie of wildlife in his very home, which ended up scaring away his two-legged human clientele. But after his parrot, Polynesia, teaches him the secret to speaking with animals, Dolittle finds a new calling as a veterinarian. He uses his gift to understand, help, and heal the furred and feathered of the world. As his fame spreads, he&’s soon called upon to travel far from his small English village to the jungles of Africa, where an epidemic is threatening the entire monkey kingdom. It seems only Doctor Dolittle can save the day.
By Mike Berenstain. 2020
A trip to the beach leads the Berenstain Bear cubs to an imaginary pirate adventure in this entry in the…classic New York Times–bestselling series.Hoist the sails and run up the Joly Roger! Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear embark on a high seas adventure full of cannonballs, scallywags, and—of course—treasure! X marks the spot for Captain Cub, Brown Bear the Pirate, and Honey Bones on the isle of their imagination.The Berenstain Bears books have been loved by generations, and with well-known characters and beautiful illustrations, this picture book is perfect for little adventurers.
By Sheila Kilpatrick. 2013
It&’s Anastasia Pickering&’s birthday and that means a dog is in the forecast!—as well as a lesson on patience and…trust. Anastasia&’s Rain, a book of magical proportions, not only teaches children the value of a positive attitude and the virtue of patience, it also teaches the importance of listening to the guidance of one&’s fairy/inner wisdom. Children ages four to nine will marvel at the magical raindrops that appear each time Anastasia finds herself in a pickle, and they&’ll cheer her on as she resolves the problem by listening to the sage advice of Patience, her ponytail-riding fairy. This book, along with its beautiful artwork, is a teaching tool in values and life lessons that every parent will appreciate!
By Sean Williams, Garth Nix. 2018
From two New York Times–bestselling authors, two knighted friends go on a quest with their magical swords to protect their…kingdom from evil.Odo and Eleanor are excited to be knights. Only . . . nobody’s asking them to go on a quest. So they’re stuck at home, using their trusty and talkative swords to defend their village when there’s cause for defense. But mostly it’s just . . . waiting for something bigger to come along. When that “something bigger” finally comes, Odo, Eleanor, and their swords, Biter and Runnel, are plunged into a quest that will take them (as all good quests must) to unfamiliar lands, where they will fight unseen enemies and unlock unbelievable secrets in order to prevent an unbearable impostor from taking the crown. Also, they will need to keep an eye out for dragons.As they did with Have Sword, Will Travel, fantasy masters Garth Nix and Sean Williams have crafted a tale full of fire, laughs, and twists for adventurous readers of all ages.
By Lois Duncan. 2010
Andi and her canine friends are back for their biggest adventure yet—Hollywood! Third in the series starting with Hotel for…Dogs (made into the hit movie).When Andi’s brother Bruce wants to enter a dog-themed film-making contest, Andi jumps at the opportunity to become a screenwriter. But neither of them expects what happens next—a producer wants their movie! Can Andi and Bruce’s show (and dogs) go Hollywood?“A delightful reading experience.” —VOYA Magazine
Choose to be a vampire—or not—in this scary Goosebumps adventure that’s packed with more than twenty super spooky endings.You buy…something called “Vampire in a Can.” At first you think it’s just a goofy vampire costume with a cape, plastic fangs, and a tattoo of teeth marks. But then you find a packet in the bottom of the can labeled: DANGER-KEEP AWAY!If you try to open the packet with your teeth, it rips in your mouth. Uh-oh. Looks like you’ve been transformed into a vampire—and you’re really thirsty. If you decide not to open the packet, your dog sinks his teeth into it. Now your cute little poodle has become a ferocious vampire dog! Can you save your pooch before he bites off more than he can chew? The choice is yours . . . Reader beware—you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS!
By Brandon Mull. 2016
Save the spirit animals in this gripping special edition in the New York Times–bestselling series, tied to the new multiplatform…Fall of the Beasts arc.All across the world, legends are appearing. Great Beasts—once the most powerful beings in Erdas—are being summoned as spirit animals. Bonded to special kids, they unite the human and animal worlds.But a mysterious stranger is hunting these legends, just as they are reborn. And he’s crushing anyone who stands in his way. These are the stories of those stolen legends, and of the young heroes who will stop at nothing to get them back. These are the Tales of the Fallen Beasts.
By Kathryn Lasky. 2018
From the author of Guardians of Ga’Hoole, “nature, magic, and legend combine to create a world like no other” in…a tale of polar cubs on a rescue mission (Kirkus Reviews).For generations, the noble polar bears have ruled the Northern Kingdoms. But now, their society is on the brink of collapse. A group of power-hungry bears has seized control, and darkness is creeping across the snow. Cubs First and Second don’t know any of this. Although they’re twins, they couldn’t be more different. First loves imagining stories, while his daring sister, Second, wants to live them. When their mother is taken prisoner, the cubs’ world falls apart. They know they have to rescue her, but how can two cubs who’ve barely learned to hunt survive a treacherous journey across the ice? Their only chance is to learn to trust each other and—even more important—trust themselves. But survival is only the beginning. And soon, these two unlikely heroes find themselves at the heart of a battle unlike anything Ga’hoole has ever seen.“Readers will lose themselves in the life-and-death adventure of the cubs and succumb to human feelings of fear, loss, and hope . . .” —Booklist“A series opener that promises to deliver action and adventure.” —School Library Journal
By Louis Charbonneau. 1989
A lively and thoroughly researched novel of Lewis and Clark’s nineteenth century adventures, including journal entries from Lewis’s loyal dog,…Seaman.In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set forth to explore and map the West, forging a trade route to the Pacific coast. Though their adventures and contributions to American history are well known, a vital member of their team was nearly forgotten by time. Amid the soldiers, cartographers, and boatmen, one particular explorer in The Corps of Discovery stands out: Seaman, Captain Lewis’s Newfoundland dog.Seaman is more than a just a companion. He is a skilled hunter, a talented scout, and a fierce guardian, frequently risking his own life to save his master’s. Along with Seaman, Sacajawea, and the intrepid pioneers in their party, Lewis and Clark face countless dangers—starvation, deadly storms, and hostile tribes—as they attempt to achieve President Jefferson’s ambitious assignment.Based on expedition journals and other historical documents, Trail is a gripping retelling of a true American adventure that vividly captures the inspiration, courage, and imagination of the Westward Expansion.
By Laura Dower. 2001
Madison can&’t reverse her parents&’ divorce, but helping animals in need is a great distractionHolidays can be extra hard when…your parents are divorced, and Madison is facing her first Thanksgiving since the &“big D.&” She&’s used to having a full house, but when her relatives from Chicago can&’t make it, she feels like there&’s nothing to be thankful for this year. &“Trying to be fair and square is impossible when you feel like part of a triangle,&” she points out. There has to be a way to get in the holiday spirit, and a volunteer job at the local animal shelter is just the distraction Madison needs!
By Betsy Byars. 1973
There&’s no such thing as a colt with wings—is there?When Charles arrives at his Uncle Coot&’s Texas ranch from back…East, he&’s sure that books have taught him everything he needs to know about horses. He wants to prove he&’s a cowboy just like his uncle, a retired movie stunt rider, who knows Charles is out of his element. But when a neighbor&’s mare gives birth to a miraculous colt with wings, Charles and Coot realize that they both have much more to learn. They grow to love the colt, named Alado, or &“Winged One.&” Still, it&’s no easy feat caring for a mythical creature, especially when it can fly. Can Charles and Coot protect Alado—and each other? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars including rare images from the author&’s personal collection.
By Holly Webb. 2023
'You think the foxes are travelling down river to look for a new home?'The swan hesitated, but eventually he nodded.…'They could be.'The otters who live on the Greenriver have only just begun to recover from last year's flood when a swan arrives with news of a new threat: a clan of foxes is travelling closer and closer to the holt. Legends that have been passed down from otter to otter and beaver to beaver portray the foxes as sneaky, cruel creatures. Soon, the tenuous peace that has been brokered between the otters and beavers is threatened by this news. The otter holt and beaver lodge each believe a different course of action should be taken. It is up to Sedge and Silken to find a way to unite the two communities and protect their home from this new threat, if they can...From million-copy selling Holly Webb comes a modern classic - another gorgeously-written animal epic, set on the Greenriver. Perfect for fans of Pax.(P) 2023 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
By Rachel Bright. 2015
An adorable bedtime picture book with a positive message about friendship and overcoming shyness. From Rachel Bright, the bestselling author…of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could.Little Mouseling lives with her family in Wintermouse Wood. She loves having a big family, but she's so small that she often gets left out when her older brothers and sisters go out to play. Can this shy little mouse find a best friend to stay by her side? This gentle, rhyming story is perfect for sharing with your little one at bedtime.Look out for The Koala Who Could: Winner of the Sainsbury's Book Prize 2017!
By Ron Roy, Kayla Whaley. 2023
Inspired by Ron Roy's A to Z Mysteries series, this bright and modern animal adventure story is perfect for budding…young chapter book readers. This time, Abbi and her friends are determined to rescue a lost bat!Solve Animal Mysteries from A to Z! Abbi, Lydia, and Daniel love to watch bats flying around their neighborhood after sunset. Nature is so cool! But then they hear an unnatural sound in Abbi's home. Is it a ghost? Or something scarier? With help from her trusty dog Barkley, Abbi and her friends will shine a light on the truth!Don't miss the first book in this series: A to Z Animal Mysteries #1: The Absent Alpacas.Did you know there's an original A to Z Mysteries series that has been beloved by kids for generations? Check out all 40 books in the A to Z Mysteries series by Ron Roy where kids Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z in their hometown and beyond!
By Dan Thompson. 2023
It is time to meet the rest of the zoo with the best party ever! This graphic chapter book series…purr-fectly balances fun (feline!) friendship with social emotional learning!Tig wants to throw a party! The zoo has so many amazing animals, and he hasn't a chance to meet everyone yet! Lily is worried about meeting the rest of the zoo. What will they think of her? Will she be able to make new friends...or will everyone be scared of the giant tiger inviting them over for dinner?
By JaNay Brown-Wood. 2023
Adorable dogs + a sprinkle of magic + a celebration of social emotional learning!Yip! Yip! Hooray! A little magic can…save the day!The Love Puppies are thrilled to hear that Jayden wants to enter a baking competition. But when practice ends in disaster, Clyde wonders if they’ll be able to boost Jayden’s confidence in time. This mission might be over before it starts if Jayden decides not to compete! How can the pups help him see that practice makes perfect?With a little bit of magic and a whole lot of kindness, the Love Puppies are here to help kids overcome some tough social situations. Because with the power of love, anything is paw-sible!