Shiloh

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Shiloh

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Age: 8 +

Interests: dogs, pets, animals, morality and ethical dilemmas, country life More

The Napping House

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The Napping House

text by Audrey Wood

illustrations by Don Wood

Age: 2+

Interests: grandparents, pets, napping

 

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Call it Courage

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Call It Courage

by Armstrong Sperry

Age: 10+

Interests: survival, boats, ocean, sea creatures, storms, Polynesia, islands

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Harry and Hopper

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2010

Harry and Hopper

by Margaret Wild

illustrations by Freya Blackwood

Age: 3+

Interests: dogs, pets, death, grieving, fathers, single parents

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The Post Office Cat

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1976

The Post Office Cat

by Gail E. Haley

Age: 4+

Interests: cats, history, London, post office

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Ginger Pye

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1952

Ginger Pye

by Eleanor Estes

Age: 6+ (read to) ; 9+ (independent reading)

Interests: dogs, pets, family, mystery

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The Incredible Journey (1963)

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The Incredible Journey

Released: 1963

Rated: G

Length: 80 min

Age: 3+

Scary Factor: various dangerous situations for animals are rather tamely presented, not disturbing at all, and no notable injuries are sustained; cat is swept away in river but later rescued; a man shoots at dog rummaging in garbage can, but mainly to scare him away; cat is chased by a lynx but escapes

Interests: pets, cats, dogs, wilderness, nature, Canada, adventure

Next: read the book The Incredible Journey

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The Incredible Journey

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The Incredible Journey

by Sheila Burnford

Hodder and Stoughton, 1961

127 pp. – 11 chapters

Age: read to – 7+               independent reading – 9+?

Interests: pets, cats, dogs, wilderness, adventure

Next: 1963 Disney movie The Incredible Journey

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Shortcut

Shortcut

by David Macaulay

Houghton Mifflin, 1995

64 pp.

Age: 6+

Interests: mystery, trains, animals, birds, pigs, horses, balloons, cars, boats

Also by this author: Black and White, Cathedral: The Story of its Construction, The Way Things Work

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A Ball for Daisy

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2012

A Ball for Daisy

by Chris Raschka

Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011

32 pp.

Age: infant+

Interests: dogs, pets, wordless books

Also by this illustrator: The Hello, Goodbye Window

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