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Animals: Pets-Part 2

Whether you have pets or not, your young children will love these great books that highlight pets and the relationships they have with them. Here are a few books that will peak their interest because after all, the way to grow a reader is to give him books he'll love. The best news? You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card and when you've finished this list, just call your closest Richland Library location and the staff will recommend more titles for your animal lover.


Morgan R. Says: A pet with a pet!
Amazon Says: Meet Archie: Designer. Fashionista. Dog. Archie leads a quiet life with his faithful pet. That is, until he gets a sewing machine and his creativity starts to run wild. It's n more...
Amazon Says: Meet Archie: Designer. Fashionista. Dog. Archie leads a quiet life with his faithful pet. That is, until he gets a sewing machine and his creativity starts to run wild. It's not long before Archie's nimbleness with a needle catches the attention of his friends and fellow dog walkers. Soon, the entire city is straining at the leash for one of his couture concoctions... including a queen and her two very royal corgis. This enchanting, nearly wordless picture book about following your dreams wherever they may lead will inspire and delight readers of all ages. less...
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Dogs by Emily Gravett
Morgan R. Says: All types of dogs!
Amazon Says: Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and color are bounding through this irresistible book. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolor ill more...
Amazon Says: Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and color are bounding through this irresistible book. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolor illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will long to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. This is a wonderfully satisfying book with a twist in the tail. less...
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Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
Morgan R. Says: Can George resist the temptation of a delicious cake?
Amazon Says: Bold, hilarious artwork captures the innocent charm of affable George, a dog who is trying to be good — with disastrous results. George is a dog with all the best in more...
Amazon Says: Bold, hilarious artwork captures the innocent charm of affable George, a dog who is trying to be good — with disastrous results. George is a dog with all the best intentions. And his owner, Harry, has all the best hopes that George will be a well-behaved dog when he leaves him alone for the day. But when George spies a delicious cake sitting on the kitchen table, his resolve starts to waver. You see, George loves cake. . . . Uh-oh. What to do now? It’s so hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase and flowers to dig up! What ever will Harry say when he gets back? Chris Haughton’s fetchingly funny story and vibrant, retro illustrations are sure to lure dog lovers of all ages — and anyone who has ever met a temptation too good to resist. less...
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This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
Amazon Says: From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes the age-old tale of a boy and his moose . . . Wilfred is a boy with rules. He lives a ve more...
Amazon Says: From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes the age-old tale of a boy and his moose . . . Wilfred is a boy with rules. He lives a very orderly life. It's fortunate, then, that he has a pet who abides by rules, such as not making noise while Wilfred educates him on his record collection. There is, however, one rule that Wilfred's pet has difficulty following: Going whichever way Wilfred wants to go. Perhaps this is because Wilfred's pet doesn't quite realize that he belongs to anyone. A moose can be obstinate in such ways. Fortunately, the two manage to work out a compromise. Let's just say it involves apples. Oliver Jeffers, the bestselling creator of Stuck and The Incredible Book Eating Boy, delivers another deceptively simple book sure to make kids giggle. less...
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Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats
Morgan R. Says: Archie gets creative when entering the neighborhood pet show.
Amazon Says: Archie has the perfect pet to enter in the neighborhood pet show: the stray cat that followed him home. It's sure to win him a prize. But now the cat is missing! What will he more...
Amazon Says: Archie has the perfect pet to enter in the neighborhood pet show: the stray cat that followed him home. It's sure to win him a prize. But now the cat is missing! What will he do if the cat doesn't come back? Archie is a quick-thinking boy with a solution for everything-even a surprise last-minute entry for the pet show! less...
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Morgan R. Says: What is Ernest's crocodile capable of doing?
Amazon Says: Ernest's crocodile does not bite! It's very well trained. But when Ernest brings the crocodile to the school's pet show, his rival Cindy Lou gets very rude. Cindy Lou is sur more...
Amazon Says: Ernest's crocodile does not bite! It's very well trained. But when Ernest brings the crocodile to the school's pet show, his rival Cindy Lou gets very rude. Cindy Lou is sure her poodle Fifi will win best in show. She doesn't think Ernest's croc should be allowed to compete. But Ernest and his friend have some tricks prepared. They're going to prove that when a crocodile's not busy biting, it can really put on a show! less...
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Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty
Morgan R. Says: Hondo and Fabian spend their days quite differently.
Amazon Says: Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay home. A dog named Hon more...
Amazon Says: Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay home. A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause more trouble? And who will have more fun? Peter McCarty's exquisite illustrations and understated wit turn an ordinary day in the lives of two pets into a rare delight. Hondo and Fabian is a 2002 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and Notable Children's Book of the Year, and a 2003 Caldecott Honor Book. less...
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Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka
Amazon Says: "A must for Daisy fans everywhere," declares School Library Journal in a starred review. With the same emotional intensity that he brought to his New York Times bestselling more...
Amazon Says: "A must for Daisy fans everywhere," declares School Library Journal in a starred review. With the same emotional intensity that he brought to his New York Times bestselling, New York Times Best Illustrated, and Caldecott Medal-winning picture book A Ball for Daisy, Raschka has created a story that explores fear as only he can. Any child who has ever felt lost will relate to Daisy's despair upon finding herself in an unfamiliar part of the park after chasing a squirrel. In a nearly wordless picture book, Daisy encounters the unease of being lost and the joys of being found. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers, teachers, parents and, of course, the legions of Daisy fans out there. less...
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Wanted: The Perfect Pet by Fiona Roberton
Morgan R. Says: What pet will Henry end up with?
Amazon Says: Henry wants a dog more than anything in the world?more than a cowboy costume, even more than an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. So he puts an ad in the newspaper to find t more...
Amazon Says: Henry wants a dog more than anything in the world?more than a cowboy costume, even more than an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. So he puts an ad in the newspaper to find the perfect pet. Far away, a lonely duck who desperately wants a friend reads the ad. He has the clever idea to disguise himself as a dog and apply for the job of Henry?s best friend. But his cover is quickly blown when he isn?t very good at catching balls and his floppy ears and tail fall off. Henry is disappointed for a moment, until he thinks of all the amazing things this duck CAN do, and realizes he?s found the perfect pet after all. Fiona Roberton?s irresistible illustrations and utterly charming characters will win the hearts of readers of all ages. less...
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Morgan R. Says: Can a dog and a cat become friends through the art of dance?
Amazon Says: Mr. Putter knows what he likes, and dancing is not on the list. But his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry has been watching ballroom dancing on TV! She talks the reluctant Mr. Putter int more...
Amazon Says: Mr. Putter knows what he likes, and dancing is not on the list. But his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry has been watching ballroom dancing on TV! She talks the reluctant Mr. Putter into coming along for an evening at the Crystal Ballroom, along with fine cat Tabby and good dog Zeke, of course. The ballroom is full of sparkles—and surprises. What a wonder! less...
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Me Want Pet! by Tammi Sauer
Morgan R. Says: A caveboy explores owning a variety of pets.
Amazon Says: Cave Boy wants a pet more than anything. Can he find one that the whole family will agree on? Cave Boy has lots of things. Rocks. Sticks. A club. But no pet! Cave Boy more...
Amazon Says: Cave Boy wants a pet more than anything. Can he find one that the whole family will agree on? Cave Boy has lots of things. Rocks. Sticks. A club. But no pet! Cave Boy decides he must have a pet, but his parents object. He brings home animal after animal in hopes of overcoming his parents’ steadfast resistance, but his attempts are unsuccessful—until he finds a Dodo bird that is literally on the verge of extinction. And in a twist ending on a classic concept, Cave Boy and his family discover it’s worthwhile to have animal friends around. With snappy text that is short, fun, and young, Me Want Pet! makes for an ideal read-aloud for the milk-and-cookies set.  less...
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My Snake Blake by Randy Siegel
Morgan R. Says: Blake just may be the smartest snake ever.
Amazon Says: What's green, and slithery, and smooth, and ...smart? My snake Blake, that's who! When my dad brought him home, he curved and twisted his body and spelled out "hello." And wh more...
Amazon Says: What's green, and slithery, and smooth, and ...smart? My snake Blake, that's who! When my dad brought him home, he curved and twisted his body and spelled out "hello." And when my mom was worried he might bite, his response was "relax." This hilarious story about the friendship between a boy and his rather exceptional pet is brought to life by the simple yet delightful drawings of award-winning artist Serge Bloch. less...
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Morgan R. Says: Getting a puppy is an exciting and rewarding responsibility.
Amazon Says: The bestselling DK Readers series has a fresh new look featuring redesigned jackets and interiors, and up-to-date vocabulary throughout. In DK Readers, stunning photographs co more...
Amazon Says: The bestselling DK Readers series has a fresh new look featuring redesigned jackets and interiors, and up-to-date vocabulary throughout. In DK Readers, stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging age-appropriate stories, creating a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these captivating books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade four. With DK Readers, children learn to read — then read to learn! less...
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A Pet for Miss Wright by Judy Young
Morgan R. Says: Miss Wright the writer is in the market for a pet.
Amazon Says: Miss Wright is a writer. She enjoys her work. Each day she sits at her desk and writes stories with marvelous characters who live exciting lives. But, except for the click-cli more...
Amazon Says: Miss Wright is a writer. She enjoys her work. Each day she sits at her desk and writes stories with marvelous characters who live exciting lives. But, except for the click-click-click of the keyboard, it is quiet in Miss Wright’s office. Too quiet. And too lonely.So Miss Wright decides she needs a pet to keep her company.But finding the perfect pet may not be as easy as it sounds. A mynah bird is too quiet, a cat makes her sleepy, and a hamster running around on its wheel makes Miss Wright dizzy. What’s a lonely writer to do?As the happy ending to her story, Miss Wright finds not only the perfect pet but also the perfect helpmate to her work. less...
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Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Morgan R. Says: Harry is not only dirty, but also smart and lovable.
Amazon Says: Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves everything . . . except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away. He plays outside all day long, digging and sliding more...
Amazon Says: Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves everything . . . except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away. He plays outside all day long, digging and sliding in everything from garden soil to pavement tar. By the time he returns home, Harry is so dirty he looks like a black dog with white spots. His family doesn't even recognize him! less...
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