Animal Books

Kids love animals -- and they love books about animals, too. From dog books to bear books to bunny books and pig books, our list of favorite animal "tails" is full of great picks.

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AGE
3
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Spare text and evocative art capture dog's beach adventure.
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By Jorey Hurley
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Kids will connect with Kitten and her dilemma.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2010)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Old Bear finds Little Cub, ends loneliness in sweet story.
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By Olivier Dunrea
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Award winner is an especially fun read-aloud.
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By Cari Best, Karen Beaumont
(2007)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
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By Eric Rohmann
(2007)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Beatrix Potter's first and one of her best.
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By Beatrix Potter
(2003)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Homespun tale of an uppity cat and grumpy old man.
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By Terry Farish
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Garden critters offer relatable lesson on kindness, sharing.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Terrier adapts to new Paris home in charming dog tale.
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By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Misfit moose defies expectations in funny movie-shoot tale.
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By Richard T. Morris
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Mouse makes a ballerina his friend in charming tale.
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By Jan Carr
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
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By Michael Bond
(2008)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lots of laughs on the farm in fun, silly chicken tale.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
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By E.B. White
(2003)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Gentle, much-loved classic delights all ages.
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By E.B. White
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
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By Dick King-Smith
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
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By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
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By W.H. Beck
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Great story, characters make mouse journey instant classic.
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By Richard Peck
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
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By Wilson Rawls
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
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By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)

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