Animal books recommended by KidsPost readers


August 13, 2013

KidsPost readers suggested other good books about animals.

There are magical animals in the Avalon: Web of Magic series by Rachel Roberts (recommended by Charlotte Braceland of Fairfax).

A girl befriends a stray dog in Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie (Sabrina McGarvey of Arnold).

If My Mom Were a Platypus by Dia Michels looks at how a variety of animals are born and grow (Jason Lopez of Clinton).

Kids transform into animals in The Invasion by K.A. Applegate (Abby Kurtz of Chevy Chase).

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France by Shannon Jones (Emilia Williams of Orlando, Florida) follows a cat who travels in a hot-air balloon.

A rabbit named Kenny has to stop a dragon and a knight from entering a fight to the death in Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi (Samantha Brem of Arlington).

Urban Animals by Isabel T. Hill (Kenan Pratt of New York City) explores the decorative stone animals that are carved into buildings around New York.

Colin Meloy’s Wildwood (Sydney Sloat of Haymarket) is the story of a girl whose brother has been kidnapped by crows.

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Two sheep and a flock of turkeys are missing in Escape From Silver Street Farm (ages 6 to 9) by Nicola Davies. This follow-up to Davies’s “Welcome to Silver Street Farm” is a tale of three kids — Meera, Karl and Gemma — who are about to open a farm in the city. Just before the grand opening, several of the animals disappear. The kids, the farm’s adult manager and a ram named Kenny must track them down.

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