Animal-Real

  • Sounder by William H. Armstrong

    Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South.

  • Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

    Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness.

  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket--and comes out with a dog.

  • The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

    Young Alec Ramsay is shipwrecked on a desert island with a horse destined to play an important part in his life. Following their rescue their adventure continues in America.

  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

    Set in the rough wilderness of early frontier Texas, "Old Yeller" is the tale of Travis and his big, yellow dog, Old Yeller. They're left to care for the farm when his father leaves on a cattle drive.

  • Hoot by Carl Hiassen

    Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

  • Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    One summer Sunday, eleven-year-old Marty comes across something different on the road just past the old Shiloh schoolhouses -- a young beagle -- and the trouble begins. What do you do when a dog you suspect is being mistreated runs away and comes to you?

  • How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor

    Half of me was thinking , Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking , Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it.

  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

    Billy and his two dogs ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains -- and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley.

  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

    A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

  • Akimbo and the Elephants by Andrew McCall Smith

    Ivory poachers are killing grown elephants for their tusks and leaving the calves to die. When the authorities fail to turn up new leads, ten year old Akimbo sets out to save the elephants by posing as a hunter himself.