Category Archives: Animal Stories

Moo

Moo by Sharon Creech Grades 4 & up When both Reena’s parents are laid off from their jobs, she suggests they move to Maine. She is quite surprised when they actually take her up on the suggestion, leaving their apartment … Continue reading

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Maxi’s Secrets

Maxi’s Secrets by Lynn Plourde Grades 4 & up Timminy is not excited to be moving to the small town where his father is set to be the Assistant Principal at the middle school. He is even less excited that … Continue reading

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Wing and Claw, Books 1 & 2

Forest of Wonders by Linda Sue Park Grades 3 & up Raffa is the son of apothecaries and a very talented young apothecary himself. He sees and hears things as he is combining herbs that allow him to create perfect … Continue reading

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The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown Grades 4 & up When a crate carrying an advanced robot with artificial intelligence washes up on a remote island, curious sea otters press the power button and set in motion a chain of … Continue reading

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FunJungle Mysteries

Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs Grades 3 & up Henry the Hippo, the not-so-beloved mascot of FunJungle, has just been found dead in Hippo River, possibly murdered. Since the FunJungle management wants to keep it on the down low, Teddy … Continue reading

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Waiting for Unicorns

Waiting for Unicorns by Beth Hautala Grades 4 & up Talia’s father is a scientist who studies whales. The summer after her mother dies, he brings Talia with him to Churchill, Manitoba in the Arctic Circle while he studies beluga … Continue reading

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Centaur Rising

Centaur Rising by Jane Yolen Grades 4 & up Arianne is growing up on a horse farm in the mid-60s with her mother and her younger brother, Robbie. Her rockstar father left them after Robbie was born with severe birth … Continue reading

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The Orphan and the Mouse

The Orphan and the Mouse by Martha Freeman Grades 3 & up (I really wish this book had a better cover. It short sells the exciting story inside by havingĀ a really boring cover.) Caro is a an orphan living in … Continue reading

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The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure and The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure

The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin Grades 1 & up Those four crazy chicks from Doreen Cronin’s The Trouble with Chickens are back, but this time they are the ones solving the mysteries. When a squirrel comes … Continue reading

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Mouseheart

Mouseheart by Lisa Fiedler Grades 4 & up Hopper and his siblings Pinky and Pup are growing up in a comfortable life in a pet shop, until the day they find out they are being raised as “feeder” mice — … Continue reading

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