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Readership Targeted Lists
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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
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