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10 Hungry Rabbits - Anita Lobel
ISBN: 9780375868641
One by one, 10 very hungry rabbits find 10 very yummy vegetables for Mama Rabbit's soup pot. Caldecott Honor Book artist Anita Lobel combines learning to count with color concepts in this mouth-watering celebration of good things to eat.

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Bear and Bee - Sergio Ruzzier
ISBN: 9781423159575
A hungry bear discovers that bees are not terrible monsters who never share their honey.

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Cute and Cuter - Michael Townsend
ISBN: 9780375857188
Cute pup Sir Yips-a-lot is best friends with his owner Janie Jane, until a cuter new pet comes along and threatens to replace him.

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Dog vs. Cat - Chris Gall
ISBN: 9780316238014
Dog and Cat do not get along. But when they're forced to share a room, they agree to be on their best behavior...until Dog won't stop sniffing. Cat won't stop primping. Dog won't stop howling. Cat won't stop scratching. And when it comes to the litter-box...sharing is not an option!

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Froggy Gets a Doggy - Jonathan London
ISBN: 9780670014286
Froggy and his little sister Polly want a dog of their own, but Doggy proves harder to train than Froggy anticipated.

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Katie and the Puppy Next Door - John Himmelman
ISBN: 9780805094848
Katie the dog learns that sharing can be fun when she becomes friends with the playful puppy next door.

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Kitten's Summer - Eugenie Fernandes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554537211
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
A beautifully illustrated picture book introducing toddlers to animals in the farmyard and the woods on a rainy summer day.

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Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop - Anna Dewdney
ISBN: 9780670013296
Llama Llama does exercises and performs such activities as hops, jumps, thumps, bends, taps, streches, and bows.

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Mama Built a Little Nest - Jennifer Ward
ISBN: 9781442421165
A delightful exploration of the incredibly variety of nests birds build for their babies, illustrated by a Caldecott Honoree.

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My Humongous Hamster - Lorna Freytag (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805099188
What happens when your pet hamster is humongously hungry and eats up all the food he can get his sneaky little paws on? He gets HUMONGOUS, of course!

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Pet for Fly Guy - Tedd Arnold
ISBN: 9780545316156
What is the right pet for Fly Guy? In the first zany, hilarious Fly Guy picture book, Buzz tries to help Fly Guy find the right pet.

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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons - Eric Litwin
ISBN: 9780062110596
Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing.

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Snow Dog, Sand Dog - Linda Joy Singleton
ISBN: 9780807575369
Ally is allergic to dogs but fortunately the dogs she makes from materials found in nature come to life each season.

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Sparky! - Jenny Offill
ISBN: 9780375870231
A child takes a sloth named Sparky as a pet.

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Who Has These Feet? - Laura Hulbert
ISBN: 9780805089073
In a lively guessing game format, find out why the feet of tree frogs, and those of eight other animals, are perfectly adapted to their habitats. Illustrated with brightly detailed paintings, this simple, informative text will have children looking at feet in a whole new way.


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Beginning Chapter Books

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Amelia Bedelia Goes Wild! - Herman Parish
ISBN: 9780062095077
Amelia Bedelia has an amazing idea! She decides to build a zoo in her backyard. Better yet, she invites all her friends to bring their pets and help plan the exhibits and rides. But when a real, live squirrel monkey escapes from the real city zoo, Amelia Bedelia's backyard zoo becomes the talk of the town!

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Case of the Fire Alarm - Dori Hillestad Butler
ISBN: 9780807509135
Buddy is starting his work as a therapy dog at Four Lakes Elementary School, where Connor attends and Mom is the principal. On his very first day, he accidentally knocks down a little kid on the playground...

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Fast and the Furriest - Andy Behrens
ISBN: 9780375859229
The overweight and unathletic son of a famous former football star discovers that his equally fat and lazy dog is unexpectedly--and obsessively--interested in competing in dog agility contests.

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Miniature World of Marvin and James - Elise Broach
ISBN: 9780805091908
When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.

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Poppy the Pirate Dog's New Shipmate - Liz Kessler
ISBN: 9780763667511
Dalmatian Poppy, the pirate dog, is lonely after her kids go back to school, so they decide to get her a friend. The friend is not at all what Poppy expected--or wanted.

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Secrets According to Humphrey - Betty G. Birney
ISBN: 9780399257964
Humphrey is back in his tenth adventure in the beloved middle-grade series! So many secrets are flying around Room 26 that Humphrey can barely keep track. Mrs. Brisbane knows a student is leaving, but Humphrey can't figure out which one.

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Trickster - Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0142410837
When he and the other volunteers at Dr. Mac's veterinary clinic go to help out at Quinn's Stables, David makes several serious mistakes and must prove he can be trusted before Mr. Quinn will let him even be around the spirited horse that David wants to ride.

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Waiting for the Magic - Patricia MacLachlan
ISBN: 9781416927457
When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a ca.t


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Chapter Books for Older Readers

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Ice Dogs - Terry Lynn Johnson
ISBN: 9780547899268
Publication Date: 2014-02-04
In this survival story set in Alaska, fourteen-year-old Vicky and her dog sled team find an injured sledder in the wilderness.

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Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford
ISBN: 0385322798
A doughty young Labrador retriever, a roguish bull terrier, and an indomitable Siamese cat set out through the Canadian wilderness to make their way home to the family they love.

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My Friend Flicka - Mary O'Hara
ISBN: 0060845953
Through his intense devotion to the colt Flicka, a young boy, living on a Wyoming ranch, begins to learn about responsibility and gain a better understanding of his brusque father.

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One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate; Patricia Castelao (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061992254
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

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Poached - Stuart Gibbs
ISBN: 9781442467774
Twelve-year-old Teddy Fitzroy is the prime suspect when FunJungle's newly-acquired koala goes missing, thanks to a prank staged by middle school bully Vance Jessup.

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Rain Dragon Rescue - Suzanne Selfors
ISBN: 9780316225571
Someone or something is stealing from the peaceful residents of Buttonville. But is the thief from the real world...or the imaginary one? Ben and Pearl are about to find out.

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Runaway Ralph - Beverly Cleary; Louis Darling (Illustrator); Tracy Dockray (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780380709533
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
Ralph runs away looking for freedom but winds up a prisoner at a summer camp.

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Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ISBN: 9780689316142
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

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Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo; Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0763617229
Publication Date: 2003-08-25
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

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Welcome to Dog Beach - Lisa Greenwald
ISBN: 9781419710186
Twelve-year-old Remy loves the traditions of Sea Gate, the island where her family spends every summer vacation, but after her grandmother and a special dog die, and her relationship with best friends Bennett and Micayla changes, Remy takes comfort in the company of the island's Dog Beach--where she hatches a plan to bring her friends closer and recapture the Sea Gate magic.


Early Readers

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Back in the Saddle - Catherine Hapka
ISBN: 9780061255397
The Pony Scouts' last visit to Jill's farm was one they'll never forget-that was the night Surprise, the baby foal, was born!

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Charlie the Ranch Dog - Ree Drummond
ISBN: 9780061996559
While Charlie, a sleepy basset hound, tells about the busy life of a ranch dog, his best friend Suzie, a Jack Russell terrier, is getting the work done.

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Hello, Mommy ZooBorns! - Andrew Bleiman
ISBN: 9781442443822
This irresistibly endearing book of baby animal photos celebrates the bond between mother and child.

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Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House - Cynthia Rylant
ISBN: 0689811535
While Henry's parents are at a Sweetheart Dance on Valentine's Day, he and his dog Mudge have a wonderful time staying at Mrs. Hopper's house, where they enjoy tea and music and dressing up in various costumes.

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Listen to My Trumpet! - Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423154044
When Piggie plays her new trumpet for Gerald, the elephant decides he must be honest in his response.

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No Fooling - Dori Chaconas
ISBN: 9780670014293
Cork is a muskrat who likes small, safe adventures. Fuzz is a possum who likes big, exciting adventures. When Fuzz convinces Cork to go with him on a snowy exploration in the eighth book of this popular series, both friends discover how brave they really are.

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Marley - John Grogan
ISBN: 9780062074843
Marley is back in an I Can Read adventure! When Marley and his family are out for a walk around town, they are pleased to be invited into the fire station for a tour!

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Snuggle Buddies - Courtney Carbone
ISBN: 9780736481588
Find out how Rapunzel first meets her lovable pony named Blondie in this Little Golden Book. Girls ages 3 to 7 will love reading about the Disney Princess and her new Palace Pet!


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