The following titles are found in the J Fiction area.
Ackerman, N. SPIRIT HORSE. During the 1770’s, a Siksika boy tries to track down and tame the legendary spirit horse.
Armstrong, W.H. SOUNDER. A young black boy, angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed, grows in courage and understanding with the help of his dog, Sounder.
Bagnold, E. NATIONAL VELVET. A 14-year-old girl wins a horse in a raffle, and becomes famous after she trains and enters him in competitions.
Baur, M.D. RUNT. Runt, the smallest wolf cub in the litter, seeks to prove himself to his father King and the rest of the pack and to earn a new name.
Byars, B.C. TORNADO. While waiting out a tornado in the cellar, a family listens to their farmhand tell the story of a dog that was blown into his life by a tornado when he was a boy.
Cleary, B. RIBSY. After being separated from his owner, Ribsy, a city dog, has a string of adventures.
Cross, G. GREAT AMERICAN ELEPHANT CHASE. In 1881, Tad and Cissie try to get an elephant to Nebraska while being chased by two unscrupulous villains.
DiCamillo, K. BECAUSE OF WINN_DIXIE (2000) India Opal describes her first summer in the town of Naomi,and all the good things that happen to her because of her ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Duncan, L. HOTEL FOR DOGS. Liz and her brother try to keep secret the fact that they have nine dogs and need to find homes for them.
Farley, W. THE BLACK STALLION. Shipwrecked Alex Ramsey tries to tame a magnificent wild horse.
George, J.C. JULIE OF THE WOLVES. A 13-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost after running away from home, but is befriended by a wolf pack. SEQUEL: JULIE.
George, J.C. THERE’S AN OWL IN THE SHOWER. The spotted owls cost Borden’s father his job as a logger, so Borden plans to kill any spotted owl he sees.
Gipson, F. OLD YELLER. At first Travis doesn’t like the stray dog, but it proves valuable to the family.
Haas, J. BEWARE THE MARE. Although the horse Gramps bought for Lily appears perfect, he suspects there may be something wrong with her since her name is Beware.
Harlow, J.H. STAR IN THE STORM. When a new law passes outlawing non-sheepherding dog, twelve-year-old Maggie tries to protect her beloved dog by keeping him hidden.
Henry, M. KING OF THE WIND. A mute stable boy tends to an Arabian stallion brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed.
Henry, M. MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE. When “The Phantom” and her colt are rounded up for the yearly auction, two children become determined to own a Chincoteague pony.
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Hooks, W.H. PIONEER CAT. When a young girl smuggles a cat aboard the wagon train taking her family to Oregon, it turns out to be the best thing she could have done.
Kehret, P. SAVING LILLY (2001) After writing a report on the dismal lives of circus animals Erin and David attempt to a mistreated elephant who is about to be sold to a hunting park.
King-Smith, D. LADY LOLLIPOP (2000) A quick-witted swineherd and a pig named Lollipop are royally rewarded after they reform a spoiled princess.
Kjelgaard, J. BIG RED. The action-packed tale of a boy and his dog who feud with a grizzly bear and have a run-in with a wolverine.
Korman, G. THE CHICKEN DOESN’T SKATE. Milo’s science project, Henrietta the chicken, becomes the mascot of their school’s hockey team and their only chance for a winning season.
Mazer, H. DOG IN THE FREEZER. Three unusual stories about a boy and his dog.
Mikaelsen, B. STRANDED. Kobi, who lost a foot in an accident, becomes more self-reliant and self-confident when she rescues two stranded pilot whales.
Morey, W. GENTLE BEN. In the Alaskan wilderness, Mark befriends a bear.
Mowat, F. OWLS IN THE FAMILY. The humorous true story of a family who raises two owls along with various other animals.
Naylor, P.R. SHILOH. Marty tries to hide a lost beagle from his family and its owner, a man known for mistreating his dogs.
Nelson, D. WILD VOICES. Short stories about two farm dogs and each of five wild animals: a fox, a lynx, a horse, a wolf and a puma.
Newman, L. HACHIKO WAITS. The true story of Hachiko faithfully waits for his owner at the train station every afternoon even after the professor has a fatal heart attack while at work.
North, S. THE WOLFLING. Robbie raises a wolf-pup, determined to prove to his family and neighbors that a wolf is as loyal and hardworking as any dog.
O’Hara, M. MY FRIEND FLICKA. A young boy is determined to befriend a rebellious horse.
Platt, C. WILLOW KING. Physically-challenged Katie saves a crippled foal from euthanasia.
Rawls, W. WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS. The coming-of-age story of a boy and his hunting dogs.
Slepian, J. THE BROCCOLI TAPES. Sarah, unhappy to leave her home in Boston, makes cassette tapes to send back home about the wild cat she befriends.
Taylor, T. TROUBLE WITH TUCK (1981) A young girl trains her blind dog to follow and trust a seeing-eye companion dog.
Terhune, A.P. LAD: A DOG. Heartwarming stories of a heroic, adventurous and devoted collie.
Wallace, B. RED DOG. Adam escapes from three cut-throat gold-diggers holding his family hostage, but his devoted red pup may lead the villains right to him.
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