Bestselling Animals Books for Teen & Young Adults

Here are the top 30 bestselling animals books for teen & young adults. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Trade Paperback Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, In (The Inheritance Cycle)

by: Christopher Paolini
Release date: Oct 23, 2012
Number of Pages: 880
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The complete Inheritance cycle, available for the first time in a paperback boxed set!
Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr each include a special full-color foldout poster!
 
The Inheritance cycle is the unforgettable, worldwide bestselling saga of one boy, one dragon, and a world of adventure. When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he and his dragon, Saphira, are thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands. . . .

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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

2. Business Cat: Money, Power, Treats

by: Tom Fonder
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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Boss. Billionaire. Business maverick. Cat.

The only big-business tycoon boasting his own private executive litter box and luxury mega cat condo, the dashing Business Cat misses meetings because he’s stuck in trees, sends emails while napping on keyboards, and demands to be let out, then in, then out again.

This debut volume of the popular online comic The Adventures of Business Cat collects all the fan favorites plus a generous bonus of all-new material, for value-added experience and high employee satisfaction. 

Cat lovers and office workers of the world: meet in the break room and unite!

 

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Comics & Graphic Novels > Comic Strips

3. Sharks (Discovery Kids)

by: Parragon Books
Release date: Jun 05, 2015
Number of Pages: 80
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Discover the underwater world of sharks. Using stunning photography and incredible actions shot, Sharks takes you on a fascinating the visual journey of theses ocean greats, revealing their incredible secrets along the way. Satisfy the curiosity of the most inquisitive minds and uncover sharks and their amazing story with this concise reference book for all the family. Features key information on the habitats, behavior, and feeding habits of sharks. Profiles the key species, including the Great White and the Hammerhead sharks. Discover how sharks have adapted to perfectly suit their surroundings. Learn about the dangers sharks encounter and how we can protect and conserve shark populations.
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Teen & Young Adult > Education & Reference > Reference

4. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Jan 25, 2011
Number of Pages: 432
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All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

5. How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond

by: Cesar MillanMelissa Jo Peltier
Release date: Sep 14, 2010
Number of Pages: 320
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From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog.

For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives–as well as those who have already brought a dog home–Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, “Yes, you can raise the perfect dog!” It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs.

Based on Cesar’s own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together.

Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar’s friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend.

#1 New York Times bestselling author, Cesar Millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, including:

• what to expect from each stage of your puppy’s development
• quick and easy housebreaking
• the essentials of proper nutrition
• the importance of vaccinating–and of not over-vaccinating
• creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, boundaries, and calm-assertive leadership
• how to avoid the most common mistakes owners make raising puppies and young dogs
• how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem
• unique exercises and play to bring out the best in every breed

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Health, Fitness & Dieting

6. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides (Hardcover))

by: NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
Release date: Dec 12, 1981
Number of Pages: 928
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With more than 700 mushrooms detailed with color photographs and descriptive text, this is the most comprehensive photographic field guide to the mushrooms of North America. The 762 full-color identification photographs show the mushrooms as they appear in natural habitats. Organized visually, the book groups all mushrooms by color and shape to make identification simple and accurate in the field, while the text account for each species includes a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.
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Science & Math > Biological Sciences > Animals > Butterflies

7. Life of Pi

by: Yann Martel
Release date: May 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 326
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The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.

The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them “the truth.” After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional–but is it more true?

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Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Sea Adventures

8. Waterfire Saga, Book Four Sea Spell (A Waterfire Saga Novel)

by: Jennifer Donnelly
Release date: Jun 14, 2016
Number of Pages: 368
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At the end of Dark Tide, Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga, Astrid leaves her mermaid friends to confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force behind the rise of the monster Abbadon. Orfeo possesses one of the six talismans that the merls need in order to keep the monster locked up forever. But without the ability to songcast, how will Astrid be able to defeat the most powerful mage in history? Meanwhile, Serafina and her Black Fins train goblin troops for battle against her uncle Vallerio’s death riders. Will Sera ever see her beloved home–and her beloved Mahdi–again, or will the Volneros take over the mer realms while Orfeo takes on the gods themselves? Nothing less than the fate of the underwater world is at stake in this breathtaking finale.
Praise for Deep Blue

“A richly imagined novel. Themes of conquering fear and believing in oneself are woven throughout, along with an acknowledgment of humans’ environmental impact on the sea and its inhabitants. Despite the high stakes and a few frightening moments, the story is never over serious; it’s just right for readers who have grown up with, but aged out of, The Little Mermaid and the Disney Fairies franchise.”

Publishers Weekly

“A fantastic addition to the genre of mermaids, this book will also appeal to readers of action and those who appreciate usurped leaders taking back their kingdom. It starts with a common enough concept: a royal girl who is worried about her betrothal and about love. Donnelly then adds layers of complexity to the tale and weaves her story into that of Atlantis. Friendship, trust, and responsibility are major themes as Sera struggles to grasp that she is really her kingdom’s only hope. Quick-witted, loveable characters and a well-planned fantasy world make this an all-encompassing book. Readers will eagerly await future volumes and the answers they will provide.”

VOYA

“Best-selling Donnelly (Revolution, 2010) builds an alluring mermaid civilization and history, filled with painterly descriptions of Sera’s underwater palace and its unearthly architecture, her sumptuous wardrobe, and the menagerie of half-human, half-marine animal denizens. There’s also plenty of romantic tension with handsome mermen, strife between merls (that’s girl mermaids) from rival regions, and some powerful female friendships amid the fast-paced plot, filled with wondrous magic.”

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Being a Teen

9. Animal Farm: 1984

by: George OrwellChristopher Hitchens
Release date: Jun 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 400
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ANIMAL FARM

George Orwell’s classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. It is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones’s Manor Farm into Animal Farm–a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that proves disastrous. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is reestablished with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: But some Animals Are More Equal Than Others. . . .

1984

In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.

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Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Satire

10. Maximum Ride Box Set (Maximum Ride, School’s Out Forever, Saving the World)

by: James Patterson
Release date: Oct 12, 2010
Number of Pages: 1392
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Be there from the beginning of Max’s story with this sleek and sophisticated boxed set featuring newly redesigned series covers.

Gift set includes:

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1)
School’s Out–Forever (Maximum Ride #2)
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride #3)

Gift set also includes a bonus teaser with an exclusive excerpt from Angel (Maximum Ride #7) and a Witch & Wizard teaser!

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Survival Stories

11. Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle)

by: Christopher Paolini
Release date: Oct 23, 2012
Number of Pages: 880
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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Animals

12. Redwall (Redwall, Book 1)

by: Brian JacquesGary Chalk
Release date: Sep 30, 2002
Number of Pages: 352
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Perfect for fans of C. Alexander London’s The Wild Ones, and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.

The question in this first volume is resoundingly clear: What can the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey do to defend themselves against Cluny the Scourge and his battle-seasoned army of rats? If only they had the sword of Martin the Warrior, they might have a chance. But the legendary weapon has long been forgotten-except, that is, by the bumbling young apprentice Matthias, who becomes the unlikeliest of heroes. Teeming with riddles, humor, unforgettable characters, and high-bounding adventure, the original Redwall, the launching point for a series that has captured the world’s attention, features seven full-color illustrations by renowned illustrator Troy Howell. This new paperback edition is a must-have for both longtime fans and first-time readers.

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy

13. His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)

by: Philip Pullman
Release date: Apr 10, 2007
Number of Pages: 933
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The Golden CompassThe Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series that has graced the New York TimesWall Street JournalSan Francisco ChronicleBook Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the living—and the dead—will rely on them.

Phillip Pullman’s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach.

Honors and Praise for His Dark Materials:
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel

A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time

“Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years.” —The Washington Post
 
“Very grand indeed.” —The New York Times

“Pullman is quite possibly a genius.” —Newsweek

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Science Fiction & Fantasy

14. Dogs

by: Lewis BlackwellTim Flach
Release date: Oct 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 216
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Since the wolf first snuck into the caves of our ancestors to take warmth from the fire, dogs have been man’s constant companion. Dogs, multi-award-winning photographer Tim Flach’s stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Equus, delves deep into the psyche of this enduring bond with Canis familiaris to present an exquisite study of “man’s best friend.”

 

From specimens on show at Crufts and Westminster to shelter dogs lovingly rescued by volunteers; from the grace and agility of racing greyhounds to adored domestic companions; from Afghan hounds to Hungarian komondors to Chinese crested, the images featured in Dogs promise to deliver one of the most appealing, popular, and exciting photographic tributes to dogs ever published. 


Praise for Dogs:
“The dogs he captures in these pages are, by turns, soulful, expressive, and winsome– and all of them
are stunning.” 
–Entertainment Weekly 

“This book will appeal to all ages. I know this because it was lying around our house on Thanksgiving Day and everyone wanted a look at it — from college-age to senior citizen. They all oohed and aahed. If you’re a dog lover, or even a dog liker, it’s a keeper.” 
–The Christian Science Monitor 

“Featuring profiles of dozens of canines, Dogs is a divine collection of images that spotlights the endearing characteristics of different pooches, elevating them to divine status. Whether it’s a troubled-looking Bloodhound or a demure Dalmatian, Flach’s subjects establish a direct connection with the viewer, dog-lover or otherwise.” 
–Flavorwire.com

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Arts & Photography > Photography & Video > Collections, Catalogues & Exhibitions

15. Brian’s Hunt (A Hatchet Adventure)

by: Gary Paulsen
Release date: Mar 13, 2012
Number of Pages: 112
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Millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, and Brian’s Return know that Brian Robeson is at home in the Canadian wilderness. He has stood up to the challenge of surviving alone in the woods. He prefers being on his own in the natural world to civilization.

When Brian finds a dog one night, a dog that is wounded and whimpering, he senses danger. The dog is badly hurt, and as Brian cares for it, he worries about his Cree friends who live north of his camp. His instincts tell him to head north, quickly. With his new companion at his side, and with a terrible, growing sense of unease, he sets out to learn what happened. He sets out on the hunt.

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature

16. The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery

by: Graeme Base
Release date: Sep 20, 1993
Number of Pages: 32
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When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates in style by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. But a mystery is afoot, for in the midst of the games, music, and revelry, someone has eaten the birthday feast. The rhyming text and lavish, detailed illustrations each provide clues, and it’s up to the reader to piece them together and decide whodunit! “The fun of poring over the pictures is matched by the enjoyment derived from the textwitty, ingenious verses.” — Publishers Weekly Graeme Base is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Animalia (Puffin), The Sign of the Seahorse, and most recently, The Discovery of Dragons.
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Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Mystery & Detective

17. Seraphina

by: Rachel Hartman
Release date: Dec 23, 2014
Number of Pages: 528
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Lyrical, imaginative, and wholly original, this New York Times bestseller with 8 starred reviews is not to be missed.  Rachel Hartman’s award-winning debut will have you looking at dragons as you’ve never imagined them before…
 
In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side – while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer.

The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being.

When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive—and dashing—Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult… while its discovery could mean her very life.
 
“Will appeal to both fans of Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series and Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown.” —Entertainment Weekly

“[A] lush, intricately plotted fantasy.” —The Washington Post

“Beautifully written. Some of the most interesting dragons I’ve read.”
—Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Medieval

18. The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

by: Sandy Ransford
Release date: Oct 12, 2010
Number of Pages: 224
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The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia by Sandy Ransford is a fantastic gift for children who dream of having a horse or pony of their own. There is a clear introduction to the horse followed by chapters explaining horse and pony care, riding lessons, and breeds. The encyclopedia is packed full of gorgeous photographs of horses and ponies — showing how they look, what they do, and where in the world they are found. And of course every horse lover wants to ride, and The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia takes the novice rider from first mount to cantering and galloping.
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Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides > Sports

19. The Call of the Wild

by: Jack London
Release date: Jul 01, 1990
Number of Pages: 64
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Jack London’s novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. The author’s restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement, and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of these sometimes harrowing experiences — and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx — came the inspiration for novels of adventure that would make him one of America’s most popular writers.
The Call of the Wild, considered by many London’s greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man’s world and returning to nature. Adventure and dog-story enthusiasts as well as students and devotees of American literature will find this classic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

20. A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle)

by: Ursula K. Le Guin
Release date: Sep 11, 2012
Number of Pages: 320
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Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to restore the balance.

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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

21. The Call of the Wild: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels)

by: Jack London
Release date: Nov 09, 2010
Number of Pages: 72
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Buck is a four year old shepherd dog living a pampered life as an estate dog. His life changes when he is suddenly kidnapped and sold into service during the Klondike gold rush, for he is made to haul heavy sleds through the deep snow fields. Being in a new environment, he soon discovers his dominant primordial instinct. He learns not only to survive, but also flourishes in it.

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is a masterpiece in both its style, which set a standard for generations to come, and for its genre, raising adventure writing to the level of classic literature. Exciting and entertaining, Buck’s story is also intelligent and thought provoking – a story for all ages.

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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Literary

22. I’m Only in This for Me: A Pearls Before Swine Collection

by: Stephan Pastis
Release date: May 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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Includes Bill Watterson’s collaborated cartoons!
Are you tired of America’s broken politics, tired partisan bickering, and really lame newspaper comics? Well, Stephan Pastis can’t help you with the first two. But he, along with Rat, Pig, and the rest of the animal crew from Pearls Before Swine, voted the Most Reprehensible Comic Strip in the Continental U.S. by the League of Easily Offended and Unfunny Citizens*, are doing their best to make the American comic great again.

In I’m Only in This for Me, the Pearls gang dares to tell the hard truths that the country needs to hear: the importance of prioritizing cheese over everything else, the sadly ignored capacity of bears to solve all of life’s problems, and the crucial Recognition Gap between women in bars and semi-obscure cartoonists with delusions of grandeur.
 
But beneath all the selfishness, absurdity, bungling crocs, and bazooka-wielding ducks, Rat, Pig, Goat, and Zebra continue to find that friendship can make life warmer, humor can make stupidity less annoying, and cheese really does make everything way, way better.
 
Lastly, this collection features the triumphant return of a legendary comics icon: Stephan Pastis! (And also some weirdo named Bill Watterson.)
 
 
 
*Not an actual group or award

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Comics & Graphic Novels > Comic Strips

23. Animal Farm

by: George Orwell
Release date: Nov 20, 1990
Number of Pages: 144
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George Orwell’s famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”
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Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Satire

24. The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

by: Philip Pullman
Release date: May 22, 2001
Number of Pages: 432
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The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.

But what Lyra doesn’t know is that to help on of them will be to betray the other…

A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman’s award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children’s Fiction
Published in 40 Countries

“Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years.” —The Washington Post

“Very grand indeed.” —The New York Times

“Pullman is quite possibly a genius.” –Newsweek

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

25. The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven

by: Brandon MullBrandon DormanBrandon Dorman
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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The 3.5 million fans who bought Fablehaven know the series has many imaginative mythical creatures especially dragons. Every one of the dragons has a name and a special power and they all look different and are described in words, but they existed only in our imagination….UNTIL NOW. The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven is the first visual discovery of the creatures in the series and is written as if the reader is the new caretaker of the Fablehaven preserve. It has all sorts of insider’s knowledge the new caretaker of Fablehaven would have to know, such as dragon tears are very powerful in making potions but they are extremely difficult to come by and cruel people have been known to torment young dragons just to collect tears! So don’t YOU want to be their caretaker? Entries detail important information about artifacts large and small, a complete bestiary of creatures (from fairies to trolls to satyrs), a guide to identifying demons, dragons, and wizards as well as valuable insights into the other magical preserves. Scattered throughout the book are colorful fairies that also mark some of the characters, artifacts, and creatures that will be featured in the upcoming sequel series, Dragonwatch.
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Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Wizards & Witches

26. Mossflower (Redwall, Book 2)

by: Brian JacquesGary Chalk
Release date: Sep 30, 2002
Number of Pages: 432
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The thrilling prequel to Redwall, a must-read for any fan of the fantastic series.

The clever and greedy wildcat Tsarmina becomes ruler of all Mossflower Woods and is determined to govern the peaceful woodlanders with an iron paw. The brave mouse Martin and quick-talking mouse thief Gonff meet in the depths of Kotir Castle’s dungeon. The two escape and resolve to end Tsarmina’s tyrannical rule. Joined by Kinny the mole, Martin and Gonff set off on a dangerous quest for Salamandastron, where they are convinced that their only hope, Boar the Fighter, still lives.

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy

27. The Immortals Quartet: Wild Magic; Wolf-Speaker; Emperor Mage; The Realms of the Gods

by: Tamora Pierce
Release date: Sep 29, 2015
Number of Pages: 1440
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Experience the legend, adventure, and wild magic of the Immortals quartet, now available in a collectible boxed set with new cover art and afterwords from the acclaimed author of this beloved fantasy series, Tamora Pierce.

Set in the magical medieval world of Tortall, the Immortals quartet follows the adventures of Daine, a brave young orphan with a mysterious “wild magic,” the power to talk to animals, a quest to hone her magical skills and discover the truth of her parentage, and a duty to protect the kingdom from creatures of myth and nightmare.

This paperback boxed set includes original afterwords from Tamora Pierce for each book in the collection: Wild Magic, Wolf-Speaker, Emperor Mage, and The Realms of the Gods.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

28. Woodsong

by: Gary Paulsen
Release date: May 08, 2007
Number of Pages: 144
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A LIFE AS EXCITING AS FICTION

Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod — the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race — hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish.

Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing.

A School Library Journal Best Book

A Booklist Editors’ Choice

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Sports & Outdoors > Winter Sports > Iditarod & Dog-Sledding

29. The Knife of Never Letting Go (Reissue with bonus short story): Chaos Walking: Book One

by: Patrick Ness
Release date: Jul 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 512
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The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling new covers — and a bonus short story in each book.

Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction

30. Creative Haven Floral Design Color by Number Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)

by: Jessica Mazurkiewicz
Release date: Sep 17, 2014
Number of Pages: 96
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Cluster of dogwood blossoms and pansies, sprightly arrays of tulips and daffodils, and dazzling depictions of roses, bleeding hearts, lilies, and other flowers provide a garden of coloring delights. Each of the 46 images features numbers corresponding to a coloring key — or use the colors of your own choice. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Floral Design Color by Number and other Creative Haven® coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.

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Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > Themes > Plants & Animals

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