Animal Adventure
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  • Adams, Richard. Plague Dogs
  • Adams, Richard. Shardik (giant bear mistaken for a god)
  • Adams, Richard. Watership Down,
  • Armstrong, William. Sounder
  • Avi. The Good Dog
  • Avi. Poppy series,
  • Bradley, Bruce. Hugh Glass Mountain Man
  • Branford, Henrietta. Fire, Bed & Bone
  • Brooks, Walter. “Freddie" books (talking pig, lots of troubles) which are suitable to grade 6.
  • Burnford, Sheila. The Incredible Journey
  • Butterworth, Oliver. The Enormous Egg
  • Cleary, Beverly. Strider
  • Clement-Davies, David. Fire Bringer
  • Clement-Davies, David. The Sight
  • Clements, Aaron. The Cold Moons (badgers seek a new community).
  • De Bernieres, Louis. Red Dog: an Australian story.
  • Eckert, Alan. Incident at Hawk's Hill. Briefly, it is the story of a shy, lonely six-year-old who wanders into the Canadian prairie and spends a summer under the protection of a badger. It is a fiction book based on a true event.
  • Farley, Walter. Black Stallion (Black Beauty, National Velvet,etc.)
  • Garfiled, James. Follow My Leader
  • George, Jean Craighead Julie of the Wolves
  • Gipson, Frederick. Old Yeller
  • Grahame, Kenneth. Wind in the Willows
  • Harlow, Joan Hiatt. Star in the Storm
  • Hobbs, Will. Jason's Gold, dog
  • Horwood, William. Dunctan Wood,
  • Howe, James. Morgan's Zoo
  • Jacques, Brian. Redwall series
  • James, Mary. Shoebag
  • Jarvis, Robin. The Crystal Prison
  • Jarvis, Robin. The Dark Portal
  • King-Smith, Dick. books about Babe the Gallant Pig (and other adventuresome animals).
  • Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book
  • Lawrence, Iain. Ghost Boy, dog & elephants
  • Lawson, Robert. Rabbit Hill
  • LeGuin, Ursula K. CatWings
  • Lofting, Hugh. Dr. Doolittle.
  • London, Jack. Call of the Wild and others
  • Mikaelsen, Ben. Rescue Josh Maguire
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Great Escape,
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Shiloh
  • O’Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • Petry, Ann. Tituba of Salem Village, cat
  • Rawlings, Marjorie. The Yearling
  • Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Saunders, Marshall. Beautiful Joe (a classic for all dog lovers)
  • Sebestyen, Ouida. Out of Nowhere, dog
  • Seidler, Tor. A Rat's Tale
  • Seidler, Tor. The Wainscott Weasel
  • Smith, Roland. Jaguar.
  • Smith, Roland. The Last Lobo
  • Smith, Roland. Thunder Cave,
  • White, E. B. Charlotte's Web