When her teacher assigns a report about animals and all the popular animals get snatched up, Ellie McDoodle is stumped for a topic. Then a neighbor goes on vacation and asks Ellie to watch her African gray parrot, and it seems her problem is solved. Unfortunately, a new problem pops up almost immediately when the parrot flies the coop—literally. With help from a librarian, a zookeeper, some good friends, and Ellie's own pet-obsessed family, the bird comes home— but will Ellie finish her report in time?Filled with cartoons, diagrams, lists, games, and plenty of witty asides, Ellie's newest adventure is a perfect pet primer and just might inspire some creative doodling, too.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/3/2010Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!This touch-and-feel book invites babies and toddlers to pet and play with the most imaginative pets of all. Based on Dr. Seuss’s celebrated classic, this book of pettable pets has fur, feathers, flaps, slide tabs, and cardboard rings to ring Dr. Seuss’s adorable antlered Gack! From the Zed with just one hair on its head and the Wink that likes to drink pink ink, to the bluehaired pet that is fun to brush–the whole family will love bringing theseBook Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 8/23/2005Pages: 14Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
When Ava and her sister Arlie see the "Write a Poem / Win a Pet" sign in Mr. Noah's pet shop window, Ava is sure the prize is going to be a dog and convinces Arlie to enter the contest with her. The girls write the best poem they can, and while waiting and hoping to win, they decide that "Lucille" would be the perfect name for a dog. But when Mr. Noah finally announces that they have won, Ava is so disappointed when she sees the prize, a parakeet, that she says, "You're not the real Lucille!" Ava must discover for herself that with a little patience, a little imagination, and a lot of love, her new pet will be every bit as much fun as a dog—and a fine friend besides.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/4/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Do your drawings look more like one-dimensional cartoon characters than real animals? With this step-by-step guide, you'll be creating realistic drawings of your pets and other animals in no time! The secret is seeing and drawing animals as simple shapes that fit together like a puzzle. Next, you create a convincing sense of dimension with shading. It's that easy! Moving on to the details, Hammond shows you how to accurately draw: Different kinds of eyes and noses Various types of hair and furfrom squirrel's tail to a lion's mane Animal texturesincluding the wrinkles of an elephant's skin, scales on a fish and the muscular build of a horse The intricate patterns on fogs, zebras, birds and other animalsBackgroundsincluding how to use contrast close up and how to make distant things look soft and far away. Illustrated demonstrations guide your every step. And best of all, you'll see the difference in your drawings right away!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/15/1996Pages: 80
Pet wanted Max wants a furry pet. Emma wants a pet too, but she's allergic to animals with fur. When Emma finds the perfect animal, will Max like his sister's strange pet? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/26/2004Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A fearless fur and feather escape.Viva la revolution!Mr. Walnut just might be the world's meanest pet shop owner! His pet shop is cold and dark, and the animals all live in very small cages. When a little girl named Mina can't find her pet bunny, she's sure that she must have gotten scooped up by Mr. Walnut. Can Mina save her beloved pet and lead the other animals to freedom?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Fifty years after the publication ofRobert the Rose Horse comes Joan Heilbroner's second Beginner Book-A Pet Named Sneaker,with illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre.A madcap tale reminiscent of The Cat in the Hat, Go, Dog. Go!, and A Fish Out of Water, Sneaker is the story of a pet-store snake who longs for a real home. When he is finally adopted by Pete-a young boy charmed by Sneaker's uncanny ability to twist himself into different shapes-Sneaker not only proves himself a good pet, but proves to be a good student (sneaking into school with Pete and learning to read and write a good citizen (saving a drowing toddler at a community pool and a goodwill ambassador for the entire animal kingdom (inspiring the community to open the pool to all animals)! With delightfully understated, wickedly funny illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre, this is a fantastic, funny book that will sneakily get beginning readers reading on their own!
In a society where genetically perfect girls are kept as pets, Ginger discovers her glamorous life hides a dangerous world of black markets, ownership, and slavery.Kate Birch's PET melds the feel of The Handmaid's Tale with the historic underground railroad and wraps it in a glamorous-and dangerous-bow.Man's best friend just got a little prettier.Ever since the government passed legislation allowing people to be genetically engineered and raised as pets, the rich and powerful can own beautiful girls like sixteen-year-old Ginger as companions. But when Ginger moves in with her new masters and discovers the glamorous life she's been promised isn't at all what it seems, she's forced to choose between a pampered existence full of gorgeous gowns and veiled threats, or seizing her chance at freedom with the boy she's come to love, risking both of their lives in a daring escape no one will ever forget.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/1/2014Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
The timeless classic -- the perfect gift for everyone's favorite child. The Little Fur Family tells of a little fur child's day in the woods. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed "all soft and warm," and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/2/1985Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Zoe's family rescues dogs in need. There is always the sweet smell of dog and a warm body looking to cuddle or play. There is always a new dog to be saved, and loved. Fur flies everywhere. It covers everything. Zoe's house is never silent. The house across the street is always silent these days. A new family has moved in and Phillip, the boy, has stopped speaking. He doesn't even want to try. Saving dogs and saving boys may be different jobs, but Zoe learns that some parts are the same. Both take attention and care. They take understanding and time. And maybe just a bit of white fur flying. From Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, White Fur Flying is an endearing tale of companionship and hope that is "beautifully told, quietly moving, and completely satisfying" (Kirkus Reviews).Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/8/2014Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Zoe's family rescues dogs in need. There is always the sweet smell of dog and a warm body looking to cuddle or play. There is always a new dog to be saved and loved. Fur flies everywhere. It covers everything. Zoe's house is never silent. But the house across the street is always silent these days. A new family has moved in and Phillip, the boy, has stopped speaking. He doesn't even want to try. Zoe knows that saving dogs and saving boys are different jobs, but she learns that some parts are the same. Both take attention and care, understanding and time. And maybe just a bit of white fur flying.
Bratzillaz Pet- Wingzy (Meygana Broomstix) Glam gets wicked with Bratzillaz! These Bratz are the only fashion dolls that help girls achieve their dreams with special witch powers, wicked glam fashions and adorable mischievous pets! Each pet belongs to a Bratzillaz characterAdorable and collectible pets have sound and light featuresWingzy (pet of Meygana Broomstix) has light-up eyes and real flapping wingsProduct Measures: 2.5" by 1.63" by 3.5"Recommended Ages: 8+ years
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew are out to solve the case of a stolen stuffed animal.River Heights has gone gaga over Make-a-Pets! Nancy and her friends are excited to make their own cuddly stuffed animals—and play the online game Petopia that goes along with Make-a-Pet animals.But when Nancy’s friend, Violet, discovers that Hoppity, her Make-a-Pet, is missing, the Clue Crew is called on to help find the missing bunny. It seems there are a few possible suspects—including Violet’s best friend, Sonia, who claims Violet stole the idea about Hoppity from her. Could Violet’s best friend be the culprit? Or is the real thief even more of a surprise? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/3/2012Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
SSeventeen-year-old Bonnie Baker has grown up on TV-she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker's Dozen. Since the show's cancellation, Bonnie has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it's about to fall apart . . . because Baker's Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie's mom and the show's producers won't let her quit and soon the life that she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own-even if it means being more exposed than ever before.Heather Demetrios' Something Real is the winner of the Susan P. Bloom PEN New England Discovery AwardBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/4/2014Pages: 403Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Gawain is a loyal and true goose serving as chief guard of the royal treasury. He’d been happy enough with his life at home tending his garden and making sketches of architectural masterpieces. Now he’s being charged with stealing from the treasury. Gawain is certain of his innocence, but he can’t prove it. Will the real thief come forward to save Gawain, or will he live in exile forever?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/2/2007Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
The Real Boy, Anne Ursu's follow-up to her widely acclaimed and beloved middle-grade fantasy Breadcrumbs, is an unforgettable story of magic, faith, and friendship.On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy named Oscar. Oscar is a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the village, and spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his master's shop grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscar's world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it.But now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the forest will keep his island safe. Now, even magic may not be enough to save it.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/24/2013Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Set in contemporary Israel, this powerful novel is narrated in real time by many voices: Sixteen-year-old Thomas, from Berlin, seeking answers to questions about his grandfather, a Nazi officer in World War II. Vera from Odessa, reclaiming her Jewish heritage. Baruch Ben Tov, a Holocaust survivor. Sameh Laham, illegally employed at a diner. His boss. Sameh’s friend Omar. A Palestinian doctor in an Israeli hospital. A mother. A soldier.A newscaster . . .Minute by minute, hour by hour, these lives and many others unfoldand then intersect in one violent moment on a highway outside Jerusalem. Each is drastically and irrevocably changed. What do secrets, hopes, dreams, and future plans mean after such a catastrophe? Can what was destroyed be made whole again?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/24/2006Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Ben s looking for a point guard for his basketball team and he s sure he s found his man in Hud, a talented kid from the local rec center who s new to Ben s school. Hud can run, pass and shoot at top speed. But he s not much of a team player. Can Ben convince Hud to leave his hot shot style back on the asphalt?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/2011Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
A family of foxes, bunnies, and bears teach each other about the power of love from sunrise to sunset. Follow along and see that love is present in all the little things. Janet Lawler creates a charming story that will bring a smile to every child's face in this sweet celebration of the nature of unconditional love.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/23/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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