Animals - Fiction

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Nine to Twelve

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Malcolm at Midnight Cover Image
By W. H. Beck, Brian Lies (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547681009
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 4th, 2012

A small rat, posing as a classroom pet mouse, proves himself to be a “critter of valor and merit.” This exciting, satisfying animal mystery deserves a sequel. Black-and-white pencil and powdered graphite illustrations. (8-11)


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On the Road to Mr. Mineo's Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374380021
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 2nd, 2012

Stella is determined to catch a one-legged pigeon she calls Harvey, but it seems that everyone else in her South Carolina town is too. (8-11)


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The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061992254
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Published: HarperTorch - January 17th, 2012

Ivan, a silverback gorilla, must entertain customers in the tacky Big Top Mall. Can Ivan’s artistic talents save a baby elephant from the same fate? Soulful half-tone illustrations add dimension to the animal characters. (8-11)


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One Dog and His Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545351966
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2012

Hal, a pampered ten-year-old, wants one thing—a dog. But the dog is rented and goes home after the weekend. What can Hal do? (8-12)