Absolutely Lucy (age 7-10)
by Ilene Cooper
animals ... friendship
Publisher comments: Bobby Quinn is shy. In fact, hes so shy, he has trouble making friends. But that changes when he gets a squirmy little puppy for his birthday. Unlike Bobby, Lucy isn't shy at all. And to his surprise, she keeps dragging him into all sorts of adventures and friendships, too!
Wild Times at the Bed and Biscuit (age 7-10)
by Joan Carris
adventure ... enterprise ... animals
Publisher comments: Ever since Grampa Bender opened his doors (and veterinary skills) to a despondent Canada goose, a cranky muskrat, and two tiny but rebellious fox kits, his animal boarding house has been turned upside down. Luckily, Ernest the mini-pig is on hand to marshal the other animals into being good hosts — but since wild things are, well, wild by nature, it has been trickier than he imagined. Plus Ernest is trying to train Sir Walter, the Scottish terrier puppy who is the newest addition to the family. But what if Sir Walter doesn’t want to be told what to do and decides that running wild like a fox sounds like lots of fun?
Bad Kitty Series (age 7-10)
by Nick Bruel
animals ... humor
Here comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- with hilarious results.
title: Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
title: Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray
title: Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray: the Uproar at the Front Door
title: Bad Kitty Meets the Baby
title: Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty
Pocket Cats Series (age 7-10)
by Kitty Wells
fantasy ... school ... animals
Publisher comments: When Maddy first wakes up to find a tiny, living, breathing cat on her pillow, she can't believe her luck. Greykin tells her that he and the other ceramic cats have bonded with her and will now come to life whenever she needs help helping others.
title: Paw Power
title: Shadow Magic
Oliver, Clarence, and Violet (age 7-10)
by James Stevenson
adventure ... animals
Catalog: Oliver, a beaver, decides to build a ship and leave his pond to look for greener pastures, but finds that all his animal friends want to accompany him.
Only One Woof (age 7-10)
by James Herriot
realistic ... animals
Catalog: Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.
Just Grace Series (age 7-10)
by Charise Harper
animals ... mystery ... humor
Publisher comments: Grace loves cats. She also loves taking pictures of cats and drawing Not So Super comics. She doesn't like Sammy Stringer, a boy in her class. She's got lots and lots of ideas, and when her neighbor's cat goes missing, Grace does her best to make Mrs. Luther feel less lonely. But as the mystery of the missing cat continues, Grace's well-intentioned plan backfires, and she finds herself in a bit of trouble. Maybe, just maybe, Sammy Stringer will help her through.
title: Just Grace
title: Still Just Grace
title: Just Grace Walks the Dog
title: Just Grace Goes Green
title: Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu
title: Just Grace and the Snack Attack
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain (age 7-10)
by Alice Dalgliesh
humor ... animals
Publisher comments: ``There are no bears on Hemlock Mountain, No bears, no bears at all...'' Or so young Jonathan is told by the grown-ups as he sets out alone over Hemlock Mountain. But as Jonathan discovers on the cold winter night, grown-ups don't always know...
White Bird (age 7-10)
by Clyde Robert Bulla
animals ... growing up ... family ... historical
John Thomas, a boy who lives in the woods of Tennessee with his stern guardian Luke, leads a lonely, solitary life. One morning after a storm, he finds an injured bird and makes his pet. When another young boy steals White Bird, John Thomas sets out on his own to find his pet.
Ghost Dog (age 7-10)
by Eleanor Allen
spooky ... animals
Kim wants a dog more than anything but her parents don't want a dog in the house. Then one night Kim meets Rex, a big, loyal and lovable dog; an excellent guard dog, but also a ghost.
Alison's Puppy (age 7-10)
by Marion Dane Bauer
friendship ... animals
All Alison wants is a puppy for her birthday.
Where the Buffaloes Begin (age 7-10)
by Olaf Baker
the arts ... animals ... folklore
After hearing the legend retold by the tribe's oldest member, Little Wolf hopes to someday witness the beginning of the buffaloes at the sacred lake.
The Case of the Elevator Duck (age 7-10)
by Polly Berends
animals ... mystery
Chronicles the adventures of an eleven-year-old detective which resulted from finding a duck in the elevator of his apartment building.
A Dog on His Own (age 7-10)
by Mary Jane Auch
humor ... friendship ... animals ... adventure
Catalog: After a daring escape from the animal shelter, Pearl, Peppy, and K-10 -- so named because he is one step above all the other canines -- explore the outside world while moving from one adventure to another.
The World According to Humphrey (age 7-10)
by Betty Birney
animals ... school ... friendship
Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.
title: The World According to Humphrey
title: Friendship According to Humphrey
title: Trouble According to Humphrey
title: Adventure According to Humphrey
title: Summer According to Humphrey
title: School Days According to Humphrey
Emmaline and the Bunny (age 7-10)
by Katherine Hannigan
friendship ... animals
Publisher comments: Emmaline lives in a very tidy town, but Emmaline is not tidy. Emmaline likes to hop, hop, hop and holler, "Hoopalala!" And, more than anything, Emmaline wants a bunny. Orson Oliphant is mayor of the town. He is very tidy. Orson Oliphant does not like hopping and hollering. And, more than anything, Orson Oliphant does not like animals. He has banished them all, including bunnies. But there is still one special, secret place in town where animals can hop and fly and be free—a place where there is a bunny. Is there a way for Emmaline to have a bunny of her own?
Star of Wild Horse Canyon (age 7-10)
by Clyde Robert Bulla
Catalog: A young boy accompanies his father and uncle on a wild horse roundup, tames a horse he particularly likes, and loses him when, in a storm, the pasture fence gets broken.
My Secret Unicorn Series (age 7-10)
by Linda Chapman
fantasy ... animals
Catalog: Lauren Foster receives a gentle, gray pony for her very own when her family moves to the country; but after reading a story about a pony that turns into a snow-white unicorn, Lauren begins to wonder about her pony.
title: The Magic Spell
title: Starlight Surprise
title: Flying High
title: Dreams Come True
Kitten Friends (age 7-10)
by Jenny Dale
adventure ... animals
Frisky and friendly, our kitten friends love adventure.
title: Felix, the Fluffy Kitten
title: Bob, the Bouncy Kitten
title: Lucy, the Lonely Kitten
title: Nell, the Naughty Kitten
title: Patch, the Perfect Kitten
Evangeline Mudd Series (age 7-10)
by David Elliot
adventure ... animals ... humor
Publisher comments: Learning to swing from the rafters, eating peanut-butter sandwiches with her feet . . . Evangeline Mudd has had an unusual childhood. Her primatologist parents have taken their child-rearing cues from the golden-haired ape, whose lifestyle they deeply admire. But things take a drastic turn when Evangeline's parents are called away on a research trip to the Ikkinasti Jungle, then mysteriously fail to return, leaving it up to their dauntless daughter to find them herself! David Elliott's comical, offbeat tale introduces a winning heroine as it whisks readers off on a wild adventure.
title: Evangeline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apes of the Ikkinasti Jungle
title: Evangeline Mudd and the Great Mink Escapade
Sneaky Pony Series (age 7-10)
by Hadley Higginson
friendship ... adventure ... animals
Publisher comments: Meet Catherine Corey Keegan Dana (everyone calls her Keeker). What she wants most of all is a pony. Meet Plum. Plum is a Shetland pony (who's known to be a teeny bit sneaky). She rarely, if ever, thinks about little girls. She certainly doesn't want one. When Plum moves to Keeker's farm, Keeker faces the challenge of winning a pony's trust and friendship. And when Plum and Keeker find themselves lost in the woods, they learn that working together is the best way to get out of a fix.
title: Keeker and the Sneaky Pony
title: Keeker and the Horse Show Showoff
title: Keeker and the Sugar Shack
title: Keeker and the Springtime Surprise
title: Keeker and the Pony Camp Catastrophe
Pony-Crazed Princess Series (age 7-10)
by Diana Kimpton
mystery ... princesses ... animals
Publisher comments: In this series, Princess Ellie trades her fancy crown and sparkly dresses for her riding helmet and boots to hang out at the Royal Stables with her four ponies and her best friend Kate. In the first book, Princess Ellie to the Rescue, there is a mysterious stranger watching Princess Ellie. When her pony Sundance goes missing, Ellie is convinced that the stranger has something to do with it. It is up to Ellie to figure out who the stranger is and rescue Sundance before it is too late.
title: Princess Ellie to the Rescue
title: Princess Ellie's Secret
title: Princess Ellie's Mystery
title: Princess Ellie's Starlight Adventure
title: Princess Ellie's Camping Trip
title: A Surprise for Princess Ellie
Tarantula Power! (age 7-10)
by Ann Whitehead Nagda
humor ... school ... animals
Publisher comments: Richard is forced to work with the class bully on an "Invent a Cereal" project. Inspired by the class pet, a tarantula, Richard tries to keep the bully from picking on a younger student.
The Perfect Cat-Sitter (age 7-10)
by Ann Whitehead Nagda
humor ... animals
Publisher comments: When Rana's family has to leave for India, Susan promises to look after their pets. But things don't go exactly according to plan: Tiger the cat gets sick, a deer gets stuck in the Christmas lights, and her friend Richard gets hurt trying to help her! And then Tiger goes missing. How is Susan ever going to get things right?
Hello, Star (age 7-10)
by Carolyn Haywood
family ... animals
Spending the summer in the country with her grandparents, five-year-old Star has a chance to make friends with raccoons, swans, and other animals both domestic and wild.
Only One Woof (age 7-10)
by James Harriot
adventure ... animals
Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.
A Boy and a Boa (age 7-10)
by Abby Israel
school ... animals
When Marvin's pet boa constrictor gets loose in the library, Marvin and his friends begin a frantic pursuit.
The Silver Pony: a Story in Pictures (age 7-10)
by Lynd Ward
animals ... fantasy
Told only in pictures, this is the story of a lonely farm boy who confuses his dreams of adventure on a winged pony with reality.
Maybelle in the Soup (age 7-10)
by Katie Speck
animals ... humor
Maybelle is a lovely, plump cockroach. She lives in her own cozy little home under the refrigerator of Mr. and Mrs. Peabody. Maybelle knows it's best to stay hidden away, but she simply adores food. Just once she would love to taste something yummy before it hits the floor! When the Peabodys invite a Very Important Guest for dinner, Maybelle can't resist. She takes a teeny taste, and splashes into the biggest adventure of her life!
The Puppy Place Series (age 7-10)
by Ellen Miles
friendship ... animals
Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. They have a puppy of their own named Buddy, but they also foster dogs that need help finding new homes.
title: Goldie
title: Snowball
title: Shadow
title: Rascal
title: Buddy
title: Flash
title: Scout
title: Patches
title: Pugsley
title: Noodle
title: Princess
title: Maggie and Max
Rainbow Magic: The Pet Fairies Series (age 7-10)
by Daisy Meadows
animals ... fantasy ... magic ... adventure
Publisher comments: The Pet Fairies have one of the most important jobs in Fairyland! They work with their special pets to make sure that all animals find safe homes. But now Jack Frost has stolen the magical pets! Could they be lost forever?
title: Katie, the Kitten Fairy
title: Bella, the Bunny Fairy
title: Georgia, the Guinea Pig Fairy
title: Lauren, the Puppy Fairy
title: Harriet, the Hamster Fairy
title: Molly, the Goldfish Fairy
title: Penny, the Pony Fairy
A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat (age 7-10)
by Gail Gauthier
animals ... friendship ... humor
Sam's house would have been the perfect place for Brandon to go after school. The big-screen TV is on all the time, and Sam is a boy. Instead, Brandon's mom sends him to Hannah's, where he is forced to play imaginary games in which Hannah is always the hero. Even the cat, Buttercup, gets more exciting roles than Brandon. Then a new neighbor moves in with a tiny dog who is actually quite fierce. He gives Hannah lots of material for games, but when Buttercup defends her territory with some malicious tactics, reality becomes much more exciting than fiction.
Snakes Are Nothing to Sneeze At (age 7-10)
by Gabrielle Charbonnet
family ... animals
Although he's not furry and her best friend thinks he's yucky, Annabel loves her new pet snake.
The Invisible Dog (age 7-10)
by Dick King-Smith
magic ... animals
Events conspire to turn Janie's imaginary harlequin Great Dane into a real dog.
Lassie Come-Home (age 7-10)
by Rosemary Wells
friendship ... animals
A collie undertakes a 1000-mile journey in order to once again meet her former master at the school gate. Retelling of Eric Knight's classic tale.
Smudge: the Little Lost Lamb (age 7-10)
by James Herriot
adventure ... animals
Smudge is an adorable black-and-white lamb, who lives in Farmer Cobb's farmyard with his mother and many other animals. One fine spring day, though, Smudge decides to see the world outside Farmer Cobb's fence, and finds himself on a glorious adventure-until he discovers that he can't get back in.
It Goes Eeeeeeeeeeeee! (age 7-10)
by Jamie Gilson
friendship ... animals ... school
Patrick, the new boy in Richard's class, is always causing trouble, but his work on a science project about bats helps him make new friends.
Hawk Hill (age 7-10)
by Suzie Gilbert
friendship ... nature ... animals
Pete moves to a new town and discovers a rehabilitation center for birds of prey.
Triffic, the Extraordinary Pig (age 7-10)
by Dick King-Smith
friendship ... humor ... animals
An amusing tale of a piglet who teaches animals and humans what really matters most.
No More Animals! (age 7-10)
by Lucia Monfried
Charlie has some unusual pets, but when he adds a skink to his collection his mother thinks he's gone too far.
Down Girl and Sit: Smarter Than Squirrels (age 7-10)
by Lucy Nolan
animals ... humor
Recounts the adventures of a rambunctious dog who thinks her name is Down Girl and her next door neighbor, Sit, as they try to keep the world safe from dangerous squirrels, the paper boy, and a frightening creature named Here Kitty Kitty.
sequel: On the Road
Burton and Stanley (age 7-10)
by Frank O'Rourke
After discovering a pair of lost West African storks who can communicate in Morse code, Mr. Kraft, a depot agent on a railroad line, tries to help them return home.
The Next-door Dogs (age 7-10)
by Colby Rodowsky
friendship ... animals
Although terrified of dogs, nine-year-old Sara forces herself to face a Labrador retriever and a dalmatian in order to help her next-door neighbor, who has fallen and broken her leg.
A Brand is Forever (age 7-10)
by Ann Herbert Scott
Despite the fact that Gramp has designed and made a special brand to be her own, Annie is distressed about the upcoming branding of her beloved orphaned calf Doodle.
The Call of the Wild (age 7-10)
by Oliver Ho
historical ... adventure ... nature ... animals
An shortened version of Jack London's classic tale of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.
Akimbo and the Lions (age 7-10)
by Alexander McCallSmith
adventure ... animals
When Akimbo and his park ranger father unintentionally capture a lion cub near an African game park, Akimbo wants to keep the cub.
Akimbo and the Crocodile Man (age 7-10)
by Alexander McCallSmith
adventure ... animals
Akimbo goes to the rescue of a zoologist who is injured on his father's game preserve.
Akimbo and the Snakes (age 7-10)
by Alexander McCallSmith
adventure ... animals
On a trip to the snake park with his Uncle Peter, Akimbo has an adventure involving a deadly green mamba snake.
Akimbo and the Elephants (age 7-10)
by Alexander McCallSmith
adventure ... animals
On the African game preserve where his father works, Akimbo devises a dangerous plan to capture a ring of elephant poachers.
Third Grade Pet (age 7-10)
by Judy Cox
animals ... humor ... school
Fearing for the safety of Cheese the rat, Rosemary takes him home!
The Enormous Crocodile (age 7-10)
by Roald Dahl
animals ... humor
The Enormous Crocodile loves to make his meals of fresh, juicy children, and the town near his river is full of them. He's got the disguises and clever tricks to catch them--or so he thinks. Even though the Enormous Crocodile may be wicked and cunning, the other animals in the jungle know just how to foil his plans.
The Magic Finger (age 7-10)
by Roald Dahl
animals ... magic ... humor
The Gregg family loves hunting, but their eight-year-old neighbor can't stand it. After countless please for them to stop are ignored, she has no other choice--she has to put her magic finger on them. Now the Greggs are a family of birds, and like it or not, they're going to find out how it feels to be on the other end of the gun.
The Latchkey Dog (age 7-10)
by Mary Jane Auch
animals ... family
Sam's efforts to help his dog Amber adjust to being home alone all day cause his mother to worry that Sam is spending too much time by himself.
Black Beauty: the Greatest Horse Story Ever Told (age 7-10)
by Caryn Jenner
historical ... animals
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters in this retelling of Anna Sewell's classic story.
Beware the Mare (age 7-10)
by Jessie Haas
friendship ... animals ... enterprise
Gramps gets a good bargain on an apparently perfect bay mare for Lily, but because the horse is named Beware he suspects that there may be something wrong with her.
sequel: Be Well, Beware
Tornado (age 7-10)
by Betsy Cromer Byars
adventure ... animals ... nature
A tornado appears in the distance, and Pete, the farmhand, gathers everyone into the storm cellar. While they wait for the storm to pass, he tells the family about the dog dropped down by a tornado when Pete was a boy. Named Tornado, Pete's pet was no ordinary dog, and his story is no ordinary tale.
Not My Dog (age 7-10)
by Colby Rodowsky
animals ... friendship ... realistic
Eight-year-old Ellie desperately wants a puppy, and she's not happy when her parents tell her they're adopting a full-grown dog named Preston who belonged to a distant relative.
The Magic Squad and the Dog of Great Potential (age 7-10)
by Mary Quattlebaum
realistic ... animals
After visiting the Humane Shelter, ten-year-old Calvin wants to help every dog there but finds it an almost impossible job.
Mush, a Dog From Space (age 7-10)
by Daniel Pinkwater
science fiction ... animals ... humor
Kelly Mangiaro, who has wanted a pet for as long as she can remember, gets more than she bargained for from her new dog, Mush.
My Dog, Cat (age 7-10)
by Marty Crisp
realistic ... friendship ... animals
It's bad enough being a boy with a girl's name, but now Abbie's dog is making him a target for bullies. He's worried about being seen with his aunt's ``sissy'' dog... but feisty Catullus proves that big isn't necessarily better!
The Pony Pals Series (age 7-10)
by Jeanne Betancourt
adventure ... friendship ... animals
Each book finds our pals in a new equine adventure.
title: I Want a Pony
title: A Pony For Keeps
title: A Pony In Trouble
title: Give Me Back My Pony
title: Pony to the Rescue
title: Too Many Ponies
title: Runaway Pony
title: The Wild Pony
title: The Girl Who Hated Ponies
title: The Blind Pony
title: Circus Pony
title: Detective Pony
title: Don't Hurt My Pony
title: Ghost Pony
title: Good-bye Pony
title: He's My Pony
title: Keep Out, Pony!
title: Magic Pony
title: The Missing Pony Pal
title: Moving Pony
title: Ponies From the Past
title: Ponies on Parade
title: Pony-4-Sale
title: The Pony and the Haunted Barn
title: The Pony and the Missing Dog
title: Pony Problem
title: Pony-Sitters
title: The Saddest Pony
title: Stolen Ponies
title: Western Pony
title: The Winning Pony

Sat Aug 25 11:55:25 2012
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