Category Archives: Animal Stories

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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My Life Is a Zoo series

How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Jess Keating Grades 4 & up Jess Keating perfectly captures the painful reality of middle school in this fabulous series! Ana Wright is the daughter of zoologists and granddaughter … Continue reading

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Firefly Hollow

Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee Grades 2 & up Firefly isn’t like the other fireflies, she wants to fly to the moon. Cricket isn’t like the other crickets, his dream is to become a great catcher. Vole is the last … Continue reading

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Ice Whale

Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George Grades 4 & up When Toozik, a Yup’ik Eskimo boy, witnesses the birth of a Bowhead Whale (or Ice Whale) in 1848 he knows that he has seen something miraculous and that their spirits … Continue reading

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A Handful of Stars

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord Grades 4 & up Lily’s dog Lucky is almost completely blind, and what Lily wants more than anything is to raise the money for him to have the surgery that might save his … Continue reading

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Threatened

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer Grade 7 & up After Luc’s mother and baby sister die, he is taken in by Monsieur Tatagani and forced to work off his mother’s debt. All of this changes when a stranger arrives in Franceville, … Continue reading

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Danger in Ancient Rome

Danger in Ancient Rome by Kate Messner Grades 2 & up Another fun entry into the Ranger in Time series! In this adventure, the time traveling golden retriever finds himself in Ancient Rome where a couple of boys training to … Continue reading

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Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones Grades 3 & up I loved this book! Sophie and her parents have just moved from Los Angeles to her Great-Uncle Jim’s farm in the country. Her father lost his … Continue reading

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Spirit’s Key

Spirit’s Key by Edith Cohn Grades 4 & up Spirit Holden’s family has the ability to see the future by holding a person’s house key. Now that she is twelve, Spirit is waiting to receive this power. Unfortunately, nothing is … Continue reading

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Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible & Of Mice and Magic

Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon Grades 1 & up Harriet Hamsterbone is an ogre-fighting, cliff-jumping, prince-rescuing, hilarious princess! Cursed at birth to prick her finger on a hamster wheel when she turns twelve, she knows that she … Continue reading

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