Best Animals Books for 11 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 animals books for 11 year olds. 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. Sir Sydney Dinkum (Volume 1)

by: Martha GoldMarc Reilly
Release date: Oct 21, 2014
Number of Pages: 222
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KOALA BEAR SEEKS KNIGHTHOOD
Can you imagine Crocodile Dundee as an animal? Paddington Bear in shining armor? Or Winnie the Pooh on a noble steed? Meet Sir Sydney Dinkum a rascally koala bear from the Outback of Australia who believes he can be The World’s Next Big Hero. Like Dr. Doolittle he has the super power to talk to all animals, including humans! Like Don Quixote, he believes it’s his job to right the wrongs of the world! But is this just an Impossible Dream? Can a koala really be dubbed knight? Can a little marsupial armed with a boomerang make a difference in the world? Or will Sydney make a mess of things, as usual? The only way to find out is to join Sir Sydney Dinkum on his whacky adventures. Don’t Delay! Add to Your Cart Today! Read More for Reviews and Testimonials!

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”A koala bear with a quest, a reluctant wombat and a beautiful deaf dromedary heroine begin their riotous adventures to right the wrongs of the world… should become a chapter book classic.” Shirley Batenton, Interstate Library System

”…(the humor is) reminiscent of the Paddington Bear series.” R.B. Simpson, Blog Review

”Fantastic story, funny for both young and old.” Rizwai Assan, Online Book Review

”Readers of this book will be encouraged to follow their dreams and also be creative in life. …one book that everyone should read.” Angela Aaron Nyanchamba, Kenyan Children’s Book Review

”This trio will steal your heart” B.D. Ellington, Kudos

”Well done to the authors Martha Gold and Marc Reilly, you have put together a well written and illustrated children’s adventure book.”Ben Johnson, Australian Review Blog

”… offers the same level of humor that kids love without any of the violence. ” Nicole Tuhin, PBC (Parents Book Club)

”Sydney is cool! Really cool!” Lucas (age 10) Portola, CA.

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A noise from overhead stopped Sancho in his tracks. At first he thought it might just be his imagination, but as he took another step a voice called out, “Please don’t leave us!” He scanned the surrounding trees but he couldn’t see a thing. He’d never heard of talking trees, but on such a strange day as this he assumed anything was possible.
Just then Sydney returned. “Come on, Sancho! We haven’t got all day!”
“But, Sydney!” cried Sancho, “I think these trees are talking to me!”
Sydney stared up into the thick blanket of leaves. “Hello,” he called. “Is anyone up there or has my friend lost his marbles?”
To both their amazement, a small boy dropped out of a nearby tree and landed just a few steps from where they stood. “Hello,” said the boy. “My name’s Chip Horn.”
“I see,” said Sydney, “and do you live all alone up there in that tree?”
Chip giggled. “Oh no,” he said, “my mother and father are up there as well. But they’re too scared to climb down. I told them the crocodile was gone, but now they’re not so sure about you.”

SIR SYDNEY SUPPORTS THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA FOUNDATION

The Australian koala is in danger of extinction. A portion of all book proceeds are donated to the AUSTRALIAN KOALA FOUNDATION.

SIR SYDNEY’S WEBSITE OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!! Go to “About the Authors” for details

“…a fantastic website which offers wonderful free activities for kids as well as great guides for teachers and parents.” Jeannette Marshall, Teacher and Parent

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

2. The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ: A Novel

by: Martha RitterMatt Ryan
Release date: Jul 29, 2014
Number of Pages: 236
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A charming, classic adventure tale about the scary, crazy, and heart-thumpingly joyful plunge into connecting with others

A mute, nameless foxhound has spent her life in a laboratory cage. She has never seen the sun. When she gets rescued, Dottie, a diva ladybug with a heart as big as her hat, helps the dog understand the world and find a home with Olivia, a restless, solitary girl seeking comfort that her new pet cannot supply.

The isolated dog and the hesitant girl must face their fear of connecting. They learn to tame each other, let go, survive adventures, and find the courage to trust as they search for their place in the sun.

The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ— lyrical and approachable, with resonant details–has both humor and heart. Although intended for children eight through twelve, its classic unfolding and off-beat characters tickle the fancy of adults as well. It is both an adventure story and a tale with many layers–about overcoming obstacles, mining experience for what matters, and doing what is necessary, though not always desirable, for friendship. Ultimately, it is about the joy of a hard-won connection.

The classic illustrations–with a contemporary edge–reflect this fresh, poignant, wise, and sometimes downright wacky book.

“Not since Kafka has an insect risen to this level of artistic genius.”–Dottie

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

3. The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes

by: Kenneth Libbrecht
Release date: Dec 08, 2011
Number of Pages: 50
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Double Tap to Zoom.

Before a snowflake melts on your tongue, it makes an epic journey. This is the story of that journey, step by step, from a single snowflake’s creation in the clouds, through its fall to earth, to its brief and sparkling appearance on a child’s mitten. Told by Kenneth Libbrecht, a scientist who knows snowflakes better than almost anyone, the story features his brilliant photographs of real snowflakes, snowflakes forming (in the author’s lab), water evaporating, clouds developing, ice crystals, rain, dew, and frost–all the elements of the world and weather that add up, flake by flake, to the white landscape of winter. Aimed at readers from 6 to 12, this spectacular full-color e-book gets to the heart of one of nature’s most magical phenomena while making the wonder of the snowflake all the more real.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Photography

4. Animals on Parade

by: Molly Burke Hamilton
Release date: Nov 23, 2013
Number of Pages: 28
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From toddler to tween – and their parents – Animals on Parade will keep everyone engaged in this lighthearted and educational book on animals. More than two dozen animals are presented through poetry, providing facts that are detailed enough to really learn something (at a 6th grade level), but playful as well to read to even a kindergartner. The watercolor illustrations make for great prints to frame and hang, while the poems are fresh and original (and easy for even the most tired adult to read at the end of a long day).
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Children’s Books > Animals

5. The Dreamer, The Schemer & The Robe (The Amazing Tales of Max & Liz, Book Two)

by: Jenny L. Cote
Release date: Aug 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 400
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Winner of the 2010 Gold Award from the Readers Favorite Book Review and Awards!

After saving Noah and family from the evil stowaway Charlatan aboard the ark in The Ark, the Reed, & the Fire Cloud, heroes Max and Liz, along with faithful mates Kate and Al, earn immortality and a directive from God to serve as His envoys for pivotal points in human history. They have waited for centuries for a word from the Maker; now they learn they are to work behind the scenes in the life of Joseph. In The Dreamer, The Schemer, & The Robe the fate of an entire nation rests in their paws.

All looks hopeless for the young teenager as Joseph s brothers sell him into slavery in Egypt. Has Charlatan returned to Egypt to once again stop Max and Liz from accomplishing their mission? With the help of two new characters, a British archeologist mouse and a forlorn camel, they must combat the forces of evil that are out to thwart their plans, leading them into mysterious adventures with pyramids and mummies. If Max and Liz fail in this mission, all of Egypt will suffer from famine, and the Hebrew nation will never be born.

Abounding in life lessons on struggle, enduring trials, forgiveness, and redemption, The Dreamer, The Schemer, & The Robe is a nonstop thriller filled with twists and turns, side-splitting humor, treachery and heartache, hope and redemption.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

6. Clan Apis

by: Jay Hosler
Release date: Apr 27, 2008
Number of Pages: 158
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Active Synapse proudly presents the only official hardcover edition of the award-winning Clan Apis! The life cycle and natural environment of the honeybee becomes the story kernel for Dr. Jay Hosler, a professor of biology as well as a cartoonist and storyteller. Opening with a honeybee-centered creation myth, we work through the many real biological, sociological, and ecological changes affecting the life of Nyuki, a brand new honeybee. The interior pages are fully illustrated with clean lines in crisp black and white. The text itself is a combination of authoritative science wrapped in a witty dialogue replete with humor, pubescent angst, terrible puns, heart-warming charm, and so much more. Nyuki matures as her colony undertakes migration to a new hive, is beset upon by enemies, and hibernates through a winter that yields to a revitalizing spring. The bee characters are nicely individualized as are the friendly plants and other talking insects that figure into their lives. All in all, this is the sort of wholesome story that will appeal to everyone, readers and non-readers alike, while sneaking in a little science education as a bonus. Suitable for all ages and makes an excellent gift.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

7. Walter’s Not So Peaceful Definitely Not Relaxing But Oh So Awfully Courageous Adventure

by: Nancy Early
Release date: Nov 30, 2011
Number of Pages: 53
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This book was a National Finalist in the tough division of Children’s Fiction. This book is Full Color! So if you device displays in color you get the full effect of terrific drawings. Walter and Squirt have adventure after adventure. This book is just right for bedtime or anytime. And wait until you meet Mr. Bob! Your kids will love “Walter’s Not So Peaceful, Definitely Not Relaxing But Oh So Awfully Courageous Adventure” Clyde Eggerton, Author “The Night Train” and “The Bible Salesman.” Nancy Early has written a wonderful warmhearted book that has all the elements that children love: an exciting adventure in the woods that includes making new friends, having lots of fun and helping each other when things get a little scary! I can’t wait to share her incredible story with my nieces and nephews. Michelle Boyajian, Author “Lies of the Heart” How come the books I read as a child didn’t have such beautiful color illustrations and cute animal drawings? And a terrific story to boot. It is sure to enthrall and be enjoyed by all and especially kids. Walter the Raccoon has no tail, no friends and really wants someone to pal with. Ah ha! Will Squirt the Possum be the one? He is so adorable. Read and find out what happens. This book is in hardback, paperback and eBook and all versions are in full color inside and out. And don’t forget to check back for more of Nancy’s stories. “The Adventures of the Two Petunias” is sure to be just as delightful. The Publisher
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Children’s Books > Animals

8. How One Little Polar Bear Captivated The World (Knut)

by: Craig HatkoffJuliana HatkoffIsabella HatkoffDr. Gerald R. Uhlich
Release date: Nov 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 40
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When Knut was born, the first polar bear cub at the Berlin Zoo in more than thirty years, he was no bigger than a snowball and unable to care for himself. His mother, a rescued East German circus bear, didn’t know how to take care of Knut and rejected him. Knut would have died if it weren’t for Thomas Dorflein, a zookeeper who nurtured Knut, feeding him, sleeping with him, and giving him the love and attention Knut needed to thrive. But Thomas wasn’t the only one who adopted Knut. The adorable little polar bear captured the world’s attention, and now Knut is loved around the globe.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

9. Old Granny Fox

by: Thornton W. Burgess
Release date: Dec 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 124
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“I never yet saw a young Fox who didn’t think he knew all there is to know — and you’re just like the rest!” Old Granny Fox says this to Reddy Fox, who thinks it will be as easy as pie to steal Farmer Brown’s chickens by daylight and then elude Bowser the Hound. But in this entertaining tale of the winter woods, it turns out even wise Old Granny Fox can be caught napping!

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Children’s Books > Animals

10. Roscoe Riley Rules #7: Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin

by: Katherine ApplegateBrian Biggs
Release date: Aug 25, 2009
Number of Pages: 100
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Pumpkin Contest

If Roscoe guesses the weight of a giant pumpkin, he’ll be a winner! Easy, right? But a little black cat keeps trying to cross his path! Will the bad-luck kitty ruin Roscoe’s chance to win?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

11. Montague: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue

by: Mary GregoryRoger Kabler
Release date: Jun 17, 2013
Number of Pages: 54
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An amazingly illustrated children’s book follows the adventures of a Pit Bull rescued by an upscale New Yorker.

“A magical adventure for kids & dog lovers of all ages. Thanks for the wonderful message that we are responsible for the care & training of our canine companions.” – Amazon Verified Review

A thoughtful afterward focuses on the respect we should have for dogs.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

12. Bear (The Puppy Place #14)

by: Ellen Miles
Release date: Sep 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 80
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Brrr! It’s cold! Snuggle up with a happy husky in this winter adventure.

10-year-old Lizzie Peterson and her family are on an adventurous winter vacation in snowy Vermont when she meets Bear, an adorable husky called lazy and then abandoned by his sled-dog racing team. Lizzie falls in love with Bear, and rescues him when he gets lost during a big snowstorm. Will Lizzie be able to find Bear a home where he is appreciated? When she meets Fern, a young musher, Lizzie goes on the ride of her life–and thinks she may have found the answer.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

13. The Secret of the Shamrock (Chime Travelers)

by: Lisa M. HendeyJenn Bower
Release date: Jul 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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When Patrick has to work on his church’s cleaning team on a Saturday, he thinks his weekend fun is ruined. But when the old church bells start chiming, Patrick and his pet frog, Francis, are suddenly taken back through time to ancient Ireland. Will the strange shepherd he meets be able to help him get home, or will Patrick be stuck taking care of sheep in the rain and mud forever? Find out in The Secret of the Shamrock.

Book 1 in the Chime Travelers series, exciting new chapter books ideal for children in grades 2-5.  

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

14. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #3: Soul Eater

by: Michelle PaverGeoff Taylor
Release date: Feb 20, 2007
Number of Pages: 336
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Torak has survived the summer and his heart-stopping adventure in the Seal Islands. He and Wolf are together again. But their reunion is all too short-lived. As mid winter approaches Torak learns the worst from the White Fox clan. The Soul-Eaters have snatched Wolf and will sacrifice him. Desperate to rescue him, Torak hatches a perilous plan and one which he must carry out alone. He will find the Soul-Eaters and infiltrate the cult.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

15. The Diary of a Different Dog: Rugby Jones (Stop Bullying, Making Friends, Being Kind, Picture Books) (Life with Rugby Jones Book 3)

by: Claudia BroomeClaudia Broome
Release date: Mar 28, 2016
Number of Pages: 38
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*2016 Family Choice Awards – Gold Winner*
*2016 Special Needs Book Awards – Gold Winner Children’s Book – Ages 2-6*
*2016 Special Needs Book Awards – Bronze Winner Children’s Book – Ages 7-11*

“I’ve always been different because I don’t have a tail.

But that’s okay. I don’t swim like a whale.

Except for the tail, I was like other dogs.

I could run and play and jump over logs.

Then everything changed the day I got hurt.

I had to get wheels because my back legs didn’t work.”

Based on a true story, this heartwarming tale comes “straight from the dog’s mouth.” Rugby is a lovable, loving and kind rascal who understands kids and life. His story will captivate children of all ages as well as the adults who read to them. Rugby’s personality has a magnetism that connects with children in a very special way. Written in his endearing eight year old voice, Rugby offers a convincing message to everyone who reads about him or listens to his story. He offers understanding and encouragement to those who must deal with and overcome any difference or adversity. Rugby teaches the all-important lesson that kindness and acceptance shown by children and adults alike will make the world a better place for all.

Filled with colorful and meaningful images that children will relate to and understand, The Diary of a Different Dog is a rhyming picture book meant for younger children.

Rugby has become a hero for the many children who read or had read to them The “Tail” of Rugby Jones – A Rascal’s Journey from Disability to Ability. Now Rugby hopes to become a hero for your younger child too. This is the first book in his new series: Life with Rugby Jones

*****In a thoughtful and creative follow-up to her earlier book The “Tail” of Rugby Jones, author Claudia Broome has developed this timely book that combines the essentials of the anti-bullying message along with the message of inclusion. The Diary of a Different Dog: Rugby Jones cleverly utilizes a real-life handicapped dog, which is humanized into the book’s narrator. Rugby Jones describes his adversity from an accident, how he overcame it to thrive, and how others can learn to thrive in a diverse environment that includes multicultural and multi-racial issues. This book’s imaging is superb, which is an essential feature for very young readers. Claudia Broome has created another quality book that every kindergarten and elementary school guidance counselor and child therapist should have as a resource.
Dr. Philip J. Shapiro Ormond Beach, Florida

*****Once again Claudia Broome uses her pal Rugby Jones, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, to enchant children with a story that celebrates the broad range of physical, cultural, and personal differences among people living in any community, and the everyday heroism of children who make the choice to be kind and empathic toward those who are often marginalized because of their disabilities or other differences. Beautifully illustrated using bold graphics and vibrant colors, The Diary of a Different Dog belongs on the shelves of schools, libraries, and homes nation-wide.
Janet Sasson Edgette, PsyD, LLC

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

16. The Fairy Swarm (The Imaginary Veterinary)

by: Suzanne SelforsDan Santat
Release date: Oct 27, 2015
Number of Pages: 240
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Ten-year-olds Ben Silverstein and Pearl Petal have had quite a busy summer as apprentices of Dr. Woo, veterinarian for imaginary creatures. Together, they’ve encountered all sorts of magical beasts–a sasquatch, a lake monster, a dragon, a unicorn, a griffin, and even a leprechaun!

When a swarm of sugar fairies escapes into Buttonville, Pearl and Ben are tasked with catching the mischievous creatures. But with know-it-all Victoria getting in the way, the quest will prove difficult. Can Ben and Pearl protect the townspeople, keep the fairies safe, and outsmart the dangerous poacher, Maximus Steele?
In this thrilling finale to the Imaginary Veterinary series, Suzanne Selfors delivers an incredible adventure, filled with twists, turns, and tons of fun that is anything but imaginary!
This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Fairy Swarm. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!
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Children’s Books > Animals

17. Christian the Lion

by: Anthony BourkeJohn Rendall
Release date: Mar 10, 2009
Number of Pages: 128
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As Ace and John, two friends, are searching for holiday gifts in London, they come across a lion cub for sale in Harrods, the famous department store! Unable to bear the thought of leaving the cub, Ace and John take him home and name him Christian. After a year of fun and mischief Christian has grown up, and Ace and John realize that their pet needs to be among other lions and deserves to live free, in his natural environment. Luckily, friends help introduce Christian to the African wild.

Christian the Lion tells the riveting true story of one animal’s ability to adapt to life in the wild, and captures the unexpectedly enduring connection between man and animal.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Lions, Tigers & Leopards

18. The Farmer

by: Mark LudyMark Ludy
Release date: Aug 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 64
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The farmer is a gentle, hardworking man who loves his animals and tends his fields with strong, caring hands. When a series of disasters destroys his crops, he is forced to sell some of his cherished animals to survive until the next planting. He passionately hopes he will be able to buy back his four-legged friends after the next harvest. The illustrations are richly detailed and filled with life and emotion. Children will delight in discovering the tiny details hidden in the illustrations and finding Squeakers the Mouse in each one. This is a story of hardship and loss, but it highlights growth, joy, friendship, and forgiveness.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

19. Zoo of Emotions

by: Teneisha JonesAmy Churchwell
Release date: Dec 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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Zoo of Emotions is a read-aloud illustrated children’s picture book that teaches simple and complex emotions using the alphabet, rhythmic prose and colorful illustrations. By combining kid-friendly artwork, roll-off-the-tongue rhymes, and a fun exploration of the alphabet, Zoo of Emotions is set to become a favorite bedtime or anytime classic.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Zoos

20. The Medallion (The Bernovem Chronicles) (Volume 3)

by: Victoria Simcox
Release date: Aug 30, 2016
Number of Pages: 260
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This time Kristina’s stayed on in the magical land, to join Hector Mysteria, in the search for the wizard, Azaril Crimson, who’s hidden Bernovem’s Book of Prophecy in the forsaken land of Jalmara. Sentiz is also back and in search of a key item-the Medallion-that she’ll need in order to cast her final spell to rule Bernovem. Things would be much easier for her, if only the whereabouts of the Medallion were known. Join Kristina as she continues her adventure, on her dangerous journey, where she’ll soar high above the land and seas, on the back of a dragon, barely escape the clutches of death, as well as meet someone from her past she’d never dreamed of seeing in Bernovem.
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Children’s Books > Animals

21. How to Draw Insects (Dover How to Draw)

by: Barbara Soloff Levy
Release date: Nov 18, 2009
Number of Pages: 64
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Simple drawing guide for kids show how to create 30 accurate images, including a grasshopper, monarch butterfly, tarantula, caterpillar, cicada, praying mantis, walking stick, scorpion, carpenter ant, Japanese beetle, inchworm, centipede, termite, and other insects. Step-by-step lessons are accompanied by blank practice pages.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

22. VERY YOUNG RIDER

by: Jill Krementz
Release date: Oct 12, 1977
Number of Pages: 127
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A ten-year-old girl relates her experiences as she and her pony train and prepare for riding competitions.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

23. Barnyard Kids: A Family Guide for Raising Animals

by: Dina Rudick
Release date: Aug 15, 2015
Number of Pages: 160
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Would you like to start your child on a journey of self-reliance and love of the outdoors?

A sustainable source of ideas to help your children learn the ins and outs of animal husbandry, Barnyard Kids encourages children to get outside, enjoy nature, and reap the benefits of their hard work.

This fun and creative book by Dina Rudick will guide your family through fun opportunities learning about keeping chickens, milking cows, and rearing sheeps.

It’s time to get your little farmhands dirty. Help them grow to be fruitful, self-sufficient, happy, and healthy!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

24. Princess Ponies 2: A Dream Come True

by: Chloe Ryder
Release date: Mar 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 131
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On an enchanted island, far, far away, princess ponies can talk and play. Eight golden horseshoes give the ponies their magic, but when the shoes go missing from the castle, only a true pony lover can save the princesses and their home.

A Dream Come True
It’s field day on pony island and Princess Sophie’s best friend, Angie is competing. Sophie wants to cheer her on, but she knows she and Pippa should keep looking for the missing horse shoes. Will Sophie have to choose between her old friend and her new friend? Or is it okay to have two best friends?
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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

25. The Uninvited Visitors (Starfoot and Brown Books) (Volume 2)

by: Rhoda Canter
Release date: Mar 05, 2014
Number of Pages: 288
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5 Stars-an IndieReader Best Book of 2014.

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
Back on mysterious Bald Head Island, North Carolina, a teenage girl and eleven-year-old boy are in trouble, and Chihuahua detectives Starfoot and Brown are on the case.
Isabel is a gifted, fifteen-year-old saxophone player, whose scientist father is in danger on the other side of the world. He texts Isabel a frightening message that sends her into hiding on Bald Head Island.
Jordy is a boy unlike other boys. On a school trip to the island, he follows his curiosity into the woods and finds himself separated from the rest of his class.
Fate comes to fruition when Isabel and Jordy meet and instantly strike up a friendship. But Starfoot and Brown smell danger in the air, and it’s blowing straight toward these two talented young people. The detectives must use every bit of their cunning and creativity to help their new friends find safety.
What follows is a frolicking adventure of mystery, friendship, and growing up, decorated with plenty of laughs to make the journey truly enjoyable.
Author Rhoda Canter’s follow-up to The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is a touching, and harrowing, tale of fear of the unknown, coming-of-age, and the desire for a fresh start at life.
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Children’s Books > Mysteries & Detectives

26. Monarch Magic! Butterfly Activities & Nature Discoveries

by: Lynn Rosenblatt
Release date: Sep 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 96
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Stunning photos take children inside the chrysalis right through the process of emerging as a majestic monarch. Children learn by doing as they raise and release butterflies, chart the monarch’s migration across North America, and create their own wing symmetry. Over 40 butterfly activities in all. 75 color photos. 27 illustrations.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

27. The Dangerous Christmas Ornament

by: Bob Siegel
Release date: Jan 27, 2015
Number of Pages: 148
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What kid could resist the chance to wish for anything he wanted even if he knew he was flirting with certain danger every single time he made the wish? Twelve year old Mike Owen has received a special present from his eccentric Aunt Loureen, a magic Christmas ornament. The ornament functions as a kind of Aladdin’s lamp but with a unique twist: Each time Mike’s wish is granted, something bad happens to another person who was with him at the time the wish was spoken. This, of course, sets up a chain reaction of trouble and adventure. Weighing his own desires against the consequences to those around him, Mike learns a valuable lesson about choices and personal responsibility while experiencing a non-stop adventure with extremely unusual turns.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

28. Turbo Gets A Home

by: Mary Anderson LeeKaliArt Hong Kong
Release date: Dec 04, 2015
Number of Pages: 54
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An abandoned little dog survives in the wilderness until he is rescued and taken to a shelter, and then adopted by a kind lady. This book teaches children that animals have feelings; that there are “helpers” all around us; even in unfortunate circumstances we can always have hope for better outcomes; and the benefits of adopting a rescued pet. The book includes discussion questions at the end to engage children in dialogue about their thoughts and feelings brought out by the story. A compelling tale based on a true story for ages 6 – 12.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

29. Hobo Finds a Home

by: HoboSusan Ferretti Gage
Release date: Nov 17, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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In this true story, written by Hobo the cat, a little kitten leaves the farm, has big adventures, makes a new friend and finds a new home. Full-color illustrations by Susan Gage.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

30. Jala and the Wolves

by: Marti Dumas
Release date: Feb 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 98
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Do You Believe in Magic?
Jala does. So when a mirror appears in Jala’s room and transports her to the world of wolves — the fact that she’s become a wolf herself is only the beginning! Can she help her pack survive? And will she ever get back to her human family again?

Readers of classic fantasy like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Alice in Wonderland will adore this chapter book for young readers. Buy this delightful adventure today.
 
What Readers Are Saying:
 
“A lovely and whimsical read for any little girl or grown woman like myself.”
“Dumas taps into a fantasy that I believe many children probably have (sometimes pretending that they’re an animal, or in Jala’s case, becoming that animal) and what they can learn from that fantasy. Jala learns more about herself, her family, and her world through her adventure as a wolf and that translates to an added layer of discussion that you could have with your child while reading this book. This would make a lovely addition to any child’s ebook library.”
“Jala and the Wolves…reads like a Hindu fairytale with its quaint nature-filled charm and elegant magic. It reminds me of the books I read as a child – The Secret Garden and the like – and that makes it something I want to share with my daughter.”
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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

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