Animals - Nonfiction

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

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Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs Cover Image
By Michaela Muntean, K.C. Bailey (Illustrator), Steve Kazmierski (Illustrator), K. C. Bailey (Illustrator), Stephen Kazmierski (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780545234979
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Press - April 1st, 2012

Ten abandoned dogs and one injured acrobat create a circus act based on love and understanding (5-9).

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Waiting for Ice Cover Image
By Sandra Markle, Alan Marks (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580892551
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 1st, 2012

Captivating watercolor illustrations and lyrical text chronicle an orphaned polar bear’s fight for survival in the Arctic. Author’s note and additional facts included (6-9).

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The World's Greatest Lion Cover Image
By Ralph Helfer, Ted Lewin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399254178
Availability: Special Order
Published: Philomel Books - July 5th, 2012

A lion born in Zambia is rescued after the death of his parents and is brought to a California Reserve where he appears in many movies. Dramatic illustrations (6-9).