Animals

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Ages Five to Nine
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Chick-O-Saurus Rex Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442451865
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2013

Chick learns that chickens are descended from dinosaurs and is inspired to be brave! 

 


Glasswings: A Butterfly's Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803737426
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Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2013

A butterfly lands in the city and, with her new friends, helps build a city garden and thrives there.

 


Trouper Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545100410
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 29th, 2013

A three-legged dog finds his boy and his home (based on a real rescue story).

 


A Pet Named Sneaker: The Wildfire Series Cover Image
By Joan Heilbroner, Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780307975805
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013

Colorful, cartoon-like illustrations accompany this story of a pet snake who proves to be far more than meets the eye.

 


Poppy the Pirate Dog Cover Image
By Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763665692
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 27th, 2013

A family of four and Poppy, their fearful Dalmatian, seek the perfect pirate boat ride.

 


Squirrels on Skis Cover Image
By J. Hamilton Ray, Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780449810811
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2013

In this far-fetched, rhyming tall tale, an intrepid girl reporter tries to lure away the squirrels invading her town.

 


All about Ellie Cover Image
By Callie Barkley, Marsha Riti (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442457881
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Published: Little Simon - January 1st, 2013

When Ellie gets a starring role in the spring play, she neglects her friends and the animals in the Critter Club shelter.

 


Amy and the Missing Puppy Cover Image
By Callie Barkley, Marsha Riti (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442457690
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Published: Little Simon - January 1st, 2013

The rescue of a Saint Bernard puppy leads Amy and her friends to start an animal rescue center.

 


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Bugs in My Hair! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545143134
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Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - August 27th, 2013

Larger-than-life, exaggerated illustrations and some well-chosen words tell the tale of fighting a lice infestation.

 


Henry's Map Cover Image
By David Elliot, David Elliot (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399160721
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Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

Henry draws a map of his beloved farmyard, but when the animals move, is his map still accurate?

 


I'm a Frog! (an Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423183051
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 15th, 2013

Piggie decides she is a frog and Gerald worries about his friend and himself, until he finds out what it means to pretend.

 


Musk Ox Counts Cover Image
By Erin Cabatingan, Matthew Myers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596437982
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 3rd, 2013

Humorous animated illustrations follow an ox that refuses to stay on his assigned page as "number 1", causing chaos in this hilarious math romp.

 


My Crocodile Does Not Bite Cover Image
By Joe Kulka, Joe Kulka (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780761389378
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Carolrhoda Books - March 1st, 2013

Cindy Lou insists that Ernest's lovable giant crocodile is dangerous, until she gets a surprise comeuppance.

 


White Fur Flying Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442421721
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 8th, 2014

Silent nine-year-old Phillip moves next door with his aunt and uncle.  It takes the warmth of Zoe's family and a dog who loves him to get him talking.

 


One Gorilla: A Counting Book Cover Image
By Anthony Browne, Anthony Browne (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763663520
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 12th, 2013

Bold colors and expressive faces portray primates in this surprising counting books.

 


Parrots Over Puerto Rico Cover Image
By Cindy Trumbore, Susan L. Roth (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781620140048
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Published: Lee & Low Books - October 20th, 2013

In a burst of brilliant colors, the parrots of Puerto Rico are presented in ingenious cut-paper and fabric collages.

 


Python Cover Image
By Christopher Cheng, Mark Jackson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763663964
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 26th, 2013

Large mixed-media illustrations show Python warming up, molting, hunting, and reproducing.

 


See What a Seal Can Do Cover Image
By Chris Butterworth, Kate Nelms (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763665746
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 6th, 2013

Discover the surprisingly active life of a gray seal as it dives deep into the sea in search of food.

 


Stripes of All Types Cover Image
By Susan Stockdale, Susan Stockdale (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781561456956
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - April 1st, 2013

Learn why okapis, turkeys, cactus bees, and many other animals have stripes.

 


A Butterfly Called Hope Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781607188544
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Published: Arbordale Publishing - August 10th, 2013

Hope finds a butterfly and learns to identify and care for it in this story of the life cycle of a monarch. Photographs show its development at each stage.

 


The Eagles Are Back Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803737716
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Published: Dial Books - March 21st, 2013

In the 1950s, when the bald eagle was in danger of extinction, a ranger placed an egg from Alaska in a local nest in the hope that it would be adopted.

 


Ferdinand Fox's First Summer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607186144
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Published: Arbordale Publishing - February 10th, 2013

The first summer of a litter of foxes is described in detail.

 


Flight of the Honey Bee Cover Image
By Raymond Huber, Brian Lovelock (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763667603
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 10th, 2013

Travel along with Scout as she leaves the hive in search of a nectar and pollen to make delicious honey.

 


Frog Song Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780805092547
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - February 5th, 2013

Lush illustrations in tempera, watercolor, and pencil illuminate facts about various frogs around the world.

 


Here Come the Humpbacks! Cover Image
By April Pulley Sayre, Jamie Hogan (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781580894067
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 1st, 2013

Learn how humpback whales are born, nurture their young, behave in pods, and migrate - and how we can protect them.

 


Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452107141
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 24th, 2013

How many sets of antlers will a caribou grow and shed in a lifetime? How many egg sacs will a spider spin? Includes math challenges.

 


Beavers Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780823424122
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Published: Holiday House - September 1st, 2013

Full-page and close-up labeled illustrations bring common and unique facts about beavers and their habitats to life.

 


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Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons Cover Image
By Sara C. Levine, T. S. Spookytooth (Illustrator)
$26.65
ISBN: 9780761384649
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Published: Millbrook Press - October 1st, 2013

What animal would you be like if your finger bones reached your feet? If you had no arms? Guess and compare your skeleton to other animals'.