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Animal books for Children KEYWORDS: RELATED: Alligators & CrocodilesBearsBirdsCatsDinosaursDogsFarm AnimalsGeneralHorses

Macmillan's collection of animal books.

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Feiwel & Friends

The Cat on the Mat Is Flat

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, comes a collection of Dr. Seuss-style rhymes for elementary school readers. ...

"...From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, comes a collection of Dr. Seuss-style rhymes for elementary school readers. .... Muck?! Uck! YUCK!   Is it just bad luck when the truck of a duck gets stuck in the muck?   Nine silly rhymes, and a pig that slimes, from a writer voted BEST by The New York Times!   WARNING:  This book may self-destruct if used to teach..."

By Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is the final collaboration from this bestselling author-illustrator team. Young readers will enjoy Baby Bear’s quest to...

"...Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is the final collaboration from this bestselling author-illustrator team. Young readers will enjoy Baby Bear’s quest to.... Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is the final collaboration from this bestselling author-illustrator team. Young readers will enjoy Baby Bear’s quest to find Mama, and they’ll revel in identifying each of the native North American animals that appear along the way. The central focus on the special bond betwe..."

By Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

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Henry Holt and Co.

Boo's Dinosaur

An early chapter book from Newbery Medal winner Betsy Byars When Boo brings home a dinosaur that only she can see, her brother Sammy, doesn’t want to...

"...An early chapter book from Newbery Medal winner Betsy Byars When Boo brings home a dinosaur that only she can see, her brother Sammy, doesn’t want to.... An early chapter book from Newbery Medal winner Betsy Byars   When Boo brings home a dinosaur that only she can see, her brother Sammy, doesn’t want to encourage her antics. Boo and her dinosaur are inseparable until Boo says good-bye to the dino quite suddenly. When Sammy sees how sad his sister is, he understands Boo’s need for..."

By Betsy Byars and Erik Brooks

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Henry Holt and Co.

Pig Little

From the bestselling author of the Black Lagoon series comes a sweet toddler book about a young pig’s day at the beach. Pig Little loves everything about...

"...From the bestselling author of the Black Lagoon series comes a sweet toddler book about a young pig’s day at the beach. Pig Little loves everything about.... From the bestselling author of the Black Lagoon series comes a sweet toddler book about a young pig’s day at the beach. Pig Little loves everything about going to the beach—the drive there, the sand, the ice cream, and making hills and holes. (He is great at making hills and holes.) But all days, even ones at the beach, must ..."

By Mike Thaler and Paige Miglio

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Roaring Brook Press

Bad Kitty

From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time....

"...From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time..... From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all..."

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Black Beauty

Whether he's working as a carriage horse on a grand country estate, or being ridden through the night on a lifesaving mission, Black Beauty's loyalty and sweet...

By Anna Sewell and Ian Andrew

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Roaring Brook Press

A Beautiful Girl

On her way to market Jenna makes four new friends. Along with Baby Elephant, there’s Robin, who thinks Jenna has a very silly beak; Fly, who wonders where her...

"...and convincingly captures the world of a child in a beautiful and winning picture book about..."

Amy Schwartz Amy Schwartz

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Roaring Brook Press

Old MacDonald Drives a Tractor

Old Mac's tractor isn't just for getting around the farm. It also pulls a seeder, follows a combine, and even helps him get his animals to the country fair....

"...Old Mac's tractor isn't just for getting around the farm. It also pulls a seeder, follows a combine, and even helps him get his animals to the country fair..... Old Mac's tractor isn't just for getting around the farm. It also pulls a seeder, follows a combine, and even helps him get his animals to the country fair. Along with the bouncy, rhyming text, Don Carter's vivid dimensional art showcases each piece of equipment and includes all of kids' favorite farm animals, provi..."

Don Carter Don Carter

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Henry Holt and Co.

Maybelle in the Soup

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...

"...who will be welcome back any day.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review..."

By Katie Speck and Paul Rátz de Tagyos

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A Poet's Bird Garden

Natalie’s pet bird, Chirpie, escapes from her cage and flies outside. There’s only one thing to do: call the poets! Priyanka, Vincent, Lily, Pendleton, and...

"...Journal   "Beautiful to look at."—Kirkus Reviews   "Delightful."—School Library Journal   "Reading..."

Laura Nyman Montenegro Laura Nyman Montenegro

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When Doc the bear arrives at the dump from his former home in a children’s hospital, he’s not sure what kind of life awaits him. But the friends he finds there...

"..., starred review: Fellowes, a British actor, director, producer and Oscar-winning screenplay writer..."

By Julian Fellowes and S. D. Schindler

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Bloom!

A Little Book About Finding Love

A fickle little pig realizes that love is more about what’s on the inside than the outside in this winsome debut.

"...as cotton candy, this saga of a pig in love will win over kids and grownups alike. Van Lieshout’s loosely drawn pen and ink illustrations . . . wring Oscar-winning expressions from the slenderest curves..."

Maria van Lieshout Maria van Lieshout

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Hogwood Steps Out

A Good, Good Pig Story

THE GOOD, GOOD PIG GETS HIS OWN PICTURE BOOK, PERFECT FOR YOUNG READERS. Christopher Hogwood is definitely a pig with personality! He’s bright, curious, and...

"...in a cozy barn snuggling with the other barnyard animals, Hogwood is itching to get out and wallow..."

By Howard Mansfield and Barry Moser

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Carl's Summer Vacation

Carl and Madeleine are supposed to be napping while Mom and Dad get the summer cabin ready for company, but this lovable canine and his charge have better...

"...on Carl's back.”  —Kirkus Reviews “The text is minimal and rightly so, as Day knows just how to make..."

Alexandra Day Alexandra Day

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Wild at Heart

Animal Stories

The stories in this delightful anthology feature a wide variety of animals--from geese and otters to lions and mules. The impressive list of contributors...

"...The stories in this delightful anthology feature a wide variety of animals--from geese and otters to lions and mules. The impressive list of contributors.... The stories in this delightful anthology feature a wide variety of animals--from geese and otters to lions and mules. The impressive list of contributors includes three Nobel laureates. Classics such as Jack London's The Call of the Wild..."

Michael Morpurgo

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Starlight Goes to Town

The other hens in Farmer Brown’s Tennessee henhouse think that Starlight LaPoule – (hush! Her real name is Ethel Fae Klucksworth) – is short a few feathers....

"...Reviews “Allard once again appeals to his readers' precocity with snarky dialogue, silly specificity..."

By George Booth and Harry Allard

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Riding High

Billie and her beautiful gray gelding, Valentine's Kiss, are three-day eventing naturals--winning every regional trial they enter. But suddenly, Billie loses...

"...Billie and her beautiful gray gelding, Valentine's Kiss, are three-day eventing naturals--winning every regional trial they enter. But suddenly, Billie loses.... Billie and her beautiful gray gelding, Valentine's Kiss, are three-day eventing naturals--winning every regional trial they enter. But suddenly, Billie loses interest in the sport and avoids training with her beloved horse. While her rivals say that she's lost her nerve, the truth is that Billie witnessed a terrible accid..."

Donna King

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Henry Holt and Co.

Barnyard Banter

Cows in the pasture, moo, moo, moo. Roosters in the barnyard, cock-a-doodle-doo . . . It’s another noisy morning on the farm, and all of the animals are...

"...Cows in the pasture, moo, moo, moo. Roosters in the barnyard, cock-a-doodle-doo . . . It’s another noisy morning on the farm, and all of the animals are.... Cows in the pasture, moo, moo, moo. Roosters in the barnyard, cock-a-doodle-doo . . . It’s another noisy morning on the farm, and all of the animals are where they should be—except Goose. Where is Goose? Young children will enjoy clucking, mucking, mewing, and cooing while they search for Goose on every gorgeously illustrated ..."

Denise Fleming Denise Fleming

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Henry Holt and Co.

Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp

Brown Shoes is going on vacation. Betty is staying with Mrs. Pink Slippers, but Mrs. Pink Slippers does not like dogs. So Buster will be going to . . . Cowboy...

Denise Fleming Denise Fleming

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Hondo and Fabian

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...

Peter McCarty Peter McCarty

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Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

With more than two million copies sold, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has opened up a world of learning to a generation of children. For this...

By Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

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Thirty-five years after their first groundbreaking collaboration, the creators of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do...

"...Thirty-five years after their first groundbreaking collaboration, the creators of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do.... Thirty-five years after their first groundbreaking collaboration, the creators of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? reunited to address the important topic of animal conservation in Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Spanish-speaking and bilingual children will love hav..."

By Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle and Teresa Mlawer

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Priddy Books

Funny Faces Millie Cow

Ideal for babies and toddlers Wacky characters and funny rhymes Touch and Feel Lights and Sound...

Roger Priddy Roger Priddy

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Ideal for babies and toddlers Wacky characters and funny rhymes Touch and Feel Lights and Sound...

Roger Priddy Roger Priddy

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