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Animal Stories


Atwater, Richard and Florence.   Mr. Popper's Penguins. (j F Atwater)
The unexpected delivery of a penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper.

Avi.  Poppy. (j F Avi)
A deer mouse and her family want to move into a field of corn, but a terrifying owl stands in the way.

Bagnold, Enid.  National Velvet. (j F Bagnold)
An English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase.

Bryant, Bonnie. Saddle Club series. (J Series)
Carole, Stevie, and Lisa, the new student at Pine Hollow Stables, decide to form the Saddle Club.

Burnford, Sheila.  The Incredible Journey. (j Paperback)
A cat, a bull terrier, and a Labrador retriever travel 250 miles through the wilderness to find their family.

Byars, Betsy.  The Midnight Fox. (j F Byars)
Tony discovers a black fox in the forest and tracks her to her den.

Cleary, Beverly.  The Mouse and the Motorcycle. (j F Cleary)
A reckless young mouse makes friends with a boy and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

Cleary, Beverly. Ralph S. Mouse. (j F Cleary)
The further adventures of Ralph, who goes to school and instigates an investigation of rodents.

Cleary, Beverly. Ribsy.  (j F Cleary)
Separated from his owner in a shopping center parking lot, a dog begins a string of adventures.

Estes, Eleanor.  Ginger Pye.  (j F Estes)
The disappearance of their puppy and a mysterious man's arrival bring excitement to the Pye children.

Farley, Walter.  The Black Stallion. (j F Farley)
Alec is rescued from a shipwreck by a wild stallion, who tows him to a deserted island.

Fox, Paula.  One-Eyed Cat.  (j F Fox)
A boy shoots a stray cat with an air rifle, suffers from guilt, and eventually assumes responsibility for it.

George, Jean Craighead.  Julie Of the Wolves. (j F George)
Julie is lost on the barren tundra of Alaska and adopted by a wolf pack.

Gipson, Fred.  Old Yeller.  (j Paperback)
The story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country of the 1860s.

Henry, Marguerite.   King Of the Wind. (j F Henry)
An Arabian stallion is brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed.

Henry, Marguerite.   Misty of Chincoteague.   (j F Henry)
An orphaned brother and sister work to earn the money to buy a wild pony that has won their hearts.

Howe, Deborah.   Bunnicula. (j F Howe)
Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their new baby bunny must be a vampire.

Hunter, Erin. Warriors. (j Series)

Wild and wonderful things are happening in this kitty adventure series.

Jacques, Brian. Redwall (j Series)
Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find a legendary sword with which to fight the evil rat Cluny.

King-Smith, Dick. Babe: the Gallant Pig  (j F King-Smith)
A piglet arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success.

King-Smith, Dick. The Cuckoo Child (j F King-Smith)
With the unknowing help of his pet geese, Jack Daw decides to raise an ostrich on his father's farm.

Lasky, Kathryn. Guardians of Ga'Hoole. (j Series)

Follow Soren and his feathered friends in flight in this fast-paced adventure series.

Lawson, Robert. Rabbit Hill (j F Lawson)
What happens when the animals of Rabbit Hill learn that new folks are moving into the big, empty house.

Lisle, Janet. Forest (j F Lisle)
Amber's invasion of an organized forest community of squirrels starts a war between humans and beasts.

London, Jack. Call of the Wild (j F London)
Buck, a dog, is abducted from his home and thrust into the merciless world of the Arctic North.

Morey, Walt. Gentle Ben (j F Morey)
Traces the friendship between a boy and a bear in the rugged Alaska Territory.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Shiloh (j F Naylor; j paperback)
Marty tries to hide a lost beagle from his family and the dog's mean owner, who mistreats his dogs.

O'Hara, Mary. My Friend Flicka (j F O'Hara)
A ten-year-old boy sets his heart on taming a wild-spirited filly.

Rawlings, Marjorie. The Yearling (j F Rawlings)
A boy living in the Florida backwoods is forced to decide the fate of a fawn he has lovingly raised as a pet.

Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows  (j F Rawls; YA F Rawls)
Billy trains his dogs to be the finest hunters in the valley, proving loyal and brave in the face of danger.

Seidler, Tor. Mean Margaret (j F Seidler)
The lives of a pair of newlywed woodchucks, a squirrel, a snake, a skunk, and some bats are all turned topsy-turvy by a tyrannical toddler named Margaret.

Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty (j F Sewell)
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

Sheldon, George. Tucker's Countryside (j F Sheldon)
A city cat and mouse go to the country in Connecticut to visit their friend, Chester Cricket.

Steig, William. Abel's Island (j F Steig)
Abel, a mouse, is castaway on a deserted island and struggles to survive and return to his home.

White, E. B. Charlotte's Web (j F White)
Wilbur, the pig, is to be the Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.



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