Tag Archives: Animals

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (1961)

Mr Pierce, my 5th grade teacher,  read aloud to our class every day after lunch in our basement classroom at Garfield Elementary in Boise, Idaho.  It was a magical 30 minutes.  He probably read 8 books to us during that year, … Continue reading

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My Friend Flicka, Thunderhead, Son of Flicka & Green Grass of Wyoming by Mary O’Hara (1940 – 1946)

My Friend Flicka   Ken is a daydreamer.  When he should be helping with the horses, he’s staring at the clouds.  When homework is due, he’s dreaming of the colt he hopes his father will one day give him.  But his … Continue reading

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The Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth by Lloyd Alexander (1963)

The Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Garth   Young Jason is thrilled (and not completely surprised) to discover his cat Gareth can talk!  Like most of us, Jason had often heard that cats have nine lives, but Gareth … Continue reading

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The Big Red Series by Jim Kjelgaard (1945 – 1953)

If your children enjoy animal stories or adventure stories — or both! — they’ll love Jim Kjelgaard’s novels.  Between 1941 – 1969, Jim Kjelgaard wrote more than 40 children’s novels filled with heroic animals who know to tell their own … Continue reading

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Tales from Dimwood Forest series by Avi (1995 – 2009)

Avi (Edward Wortis) is one of the most prolific children’s authors of our time.  So far he’s published more than 70 books, won the Newbery Medal and received the Newbery Honor Award twice.  His Tales from Dimwood Forest are some … Continue reading

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Henry Reed Series by Keith Robertson (1958 – 1986)

Henry Reed’s father is an American diplomat serving in Europe, but thirteen year old Henry spends his summers living with an aunt and uncle in Grover’s Corner, New Jersey.  This is where the adventures begin for Henry and a neighbor … Continue reading

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Tornado by Betsy Byars (1996)

While a twister rages outside the storm cellar, Pete the farm hand, keeps the family (hiding in the storm cellar) calm and entertained with tales of his dog from long ago named Tornado. When Pete was a little boy, a … Continue reading

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