Alexander, Lloyd  Time Cat : the Remarkable Journey of Jason and Gareth

Jason and his magic cat Gareth travel through time to visit countries all over the world during different periods of history.

Armstrong, William  Sounder

Sounder, a great coon dog, gets shot and runs away when his owner was arrested for stealing a ham to feed his family.  The family must learn to cope to being without their father and their beloved dog.

Baglio, Ben M.  Dog at the Door

Who would abandon a mother-to-be?

Baglio, Ben  Kittens in the Kitchen (Animal Ark Series)

At Animal Ark, Mandy Hope helps her parents treat animals of all shapes and sizes. Even outside the clinic, Mandy can’t resist helping any animal in need. But when a stray cat gives birth in Mr. William’s kitchen, he is absolutely furious. Can Mandy and her friend James find homes for four newborn kittens in just one week?

Baglio, Ben  Into the Blue (Dolphin Diaries Series)

Jody can’t believe her dolphin voyage has begun. A whole world of discovery awaits her aboard the Dolphin Dreamer. But an unexpected passenger threatens to spoil the trip of a lifetime. And when a sudden storm puts Jody’s life in danger, who can she turn to for help?

Betancourt, Jeanne  I Want a Pony (Pony Pals Series)

Bryant, Bonnie  Horse Crazy (Saddle Club Series)

Carole and Stevie are happy to find that Lisa, the new student at Pine Hollow Stables, shares their enthusiam for riding and horses and, as their friendship grows, the three girls decide to form the Saddle Club.

Burnford, Sheila Every  Incredible Journey

A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the wilderness to find their family.

Cleary, Beverly  Henry and Ribsy

Henry Huggins makes a deal with his father–if Henry can keep his dog Ribsy out of trouble for a month, he can go fishing with his father.  Ribsy does his best to make Henry lose the deal.

Denzel, Justin  Sampson, Yankee Stallion

Sampson, a big stallion, and his young master show bravery and determination when they come to the aid of the patriots during a bitter winter in the New England Berkshires during the Revolution.

DiCamillo, Kate  Because of Winn-Dixie

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie

Doty, Jean Slaughter  Dark Horse

A special brown horse helps Abby realize her dream of taking part in first-class competition riding.

Erickson, John  The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

The first of a very funny series. Hank the Cowdog is Head of Ranch Security at a Texas ranch.

Farley, Walter  Black Stallion

Saved by a wild black stallion he has freed during a shipwreck at sea, then rescued by a southbound freighter, a 17 yr old boy befriends the horse, trains and rides him to victory in a match race.

Gipson, Fred  Old Yeller

A stray dog is adopted by a frontier family.  Old Yeller becomes a real help to the family.

Grahame, Kenneth  Wind in the Willows

Tales of four animal friends who live on the English countryside–Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

Henry, Marguerite  Justin Morgan Had a Horse

An unusual work horse raised in Vermont and known originally as “Little Bub” becomes the sire of a famous American breed and takes the name of his owner, Justin Morgan.

Howe, James  Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery

Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to  warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.

James, Will  Smoky the Cowhorse

Describes the experiences of Smoky, the mouse-colored horse, his birth on the range, his capture by humans, through his work in the rodeo and on the ranch, and his eventual old age.

Kehret, Peg  Saving Lilly

Erin and David refuse to go on a field trip when they find out that the Circus abuses their animals, especially Lilly, the Elephant.  They are determined to save her from being sold to a hunting park! Can they save her in time?

Krailing, Tessa  Jilly the Kid (The Petsitters Club Series)

When a group of children forms a club to babysit animals, they end up with a pet goat which leads them on a series of wild adventures.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds  Shiloh

When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog’s real owner, a mean-spirited man known to mistreat his dogs.

Ryden, Hope  Wild Horse Summer

Alison spends her thirteenth summer on a ranch in Wyoming where she learns to ride a horse and where Kelly, who is blind, helps her overcome an old fear.


Adler, C.S.  One Unhappy Horse

Things are difficult for Jan and her mother after her father’s death, and when her beloved horse needs an operation, Jan reluctantly gets money from an  elderly woman whom she has befriended.

George, Jean Craighead  Julie of the Wolves

While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

Hobbs, Will  Jackie’s Wild Seattle

Shannon and her younger brother spend the summer with their uncle in Seattle and help out at a wild life rescue center.

Hunter, Erin  Into the Wild (Warriors Series)

For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by mysterious deaths, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all

Oppel, Kenneth  Silverwing

When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called “Runt” becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.

Young Adult

Jacque, Brian  Redwall

When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall’s inhabitants destroy the enemy.