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White Elephant

Sid Fleischman (2006), 112 pages
Illustrated by Robert Mcguire
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Category: Animal, Fiction, Historical
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Run-Run is a young elephant trainer in ancient Siam. After he displeases the prince, Run-Run is given a gift as a punishment- a sacred white elephant that must be pampered and fed and is not allowed to work for it's keep. How will Run-Run manage to support an extra elephant? Read this book to find out about the bond between men and elephants, and also to learn about giving a real white elephant gift!
Reviewed by: msp
Date read: 11/28/2009
ISBN-10: 0061131369
ISBN-13: 9780061131363
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White Fur Flying

Patricia MacLachlan (2013), 112 pages
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Category: Animal, Fiction
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Patricia MacLachan gives us another heartwarming tale. Twelve year old Zoe and 10 year old Alice come by their love of dogs naturally. Their father is a vet and their mother rescues Great Pyrenees. They have their own Great Pyrenees, Kodi, but their Mother is always bringing home another one or two until a good home can be found. The girls are excited when a new family moves in near them with a boy their age. But the boy, Phillip doesn't talk, and the people he lives with are his Aunt and Uncle, not his parents. When Mama's new rescue, Jack is brought to their home, Phillip immediately takes to him. The family can rescue dogs but can they rescue Phillip from his inability to speak?
Reviewed by: ewl
Date read: 2/19/2014
ISBN-10: 9781442421
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Who Is Driving?

Leo Timmers (2007), 32 pages
Illustrated by Leo Timmers
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Category: Animal, Picture Books
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A series of illustrations invite the reader to guess which animal is driving the pictured vehicle based on how he/she is dressed. The following page reveals the animal and also a destination.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/28/2009
ISBN-10: 1599900211
ISBN-13: 9781599900216
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Wild About Books

Judy Sierra (2004), 40 pages
Illustrated by Marc Brown
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Animal, Fiction, Humor, Picture Books
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A rhyming book about a librarian who drives her bookmobile into the zoo, this story is filled with lively illustrations for the young animal lover. The pictures are bright, dynamic, and engaging, and the rhymes are clever. Younger kids will enjoy the illustrations and the sound of the rhymes, while older picture book lovers can be exposed to new vocabulary as they enjoy the story.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 7/6/2009
ISBN-10: 037582538X
ISBN-13: 9780375825385
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Wild Born

Brandon Mull (2013), 202 pages
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Category: Adventure, Animal, Fantasy, Fiction
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This book is about four kids who find out that they are each bonded to spirit animals. These animals help their humans by giving them special abilities as the bond develops between them. However, a dark force called the Devourer is threatening their world, and people with spirit animals must join the fight to defend it. This is an action-packed fantasy novel that will be enjoyed by animal lovers everywhere!
Book Series: Spirit Animals
Awards nominated: Bluestem nominee 2017
Reviewed by: Kristen
Date read: 8/14/2015
ISBN-10: 0545599717
ISBN-13: 9780545599719
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