Allenby, Victoria. Timo Goes Camping. Camping is supposed to be fun. But Timo’s first-ever camping trip is not going so well. His friend Suki has a habit of laughing at things Timo doesn’t find funny, like how he read a book about camping to prepare for the trip, or how Hedgewick fell out of his boat! Timo can’t have fun when he’s anxious Suki is going to tease him. When his own friend is making him feel bad, can Timo find a solution and help everyone enjoy the trip?
Bar-el, Dan. Audrey (Cow): An Oral Account of a Most Daring Escape, Based More or Less on a True Story. Longing for a life filled with poetry and the green pastures beyond the farm where she is destined for the slaughterhouse, Audrey the cow enlists the help of human and animal friends to stage a daring escape.
Bearn, Emily. Tumtum and Nutmeg; Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall. Wealthy, married mice Tumtum and Nutmeg find adventure when they secretly try to help two human siblings who live in a tumbledown cottage with their absent-minded inventor father. (Level T)
Birney, Betty G. The World According to Humphrey (series) Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher. (Level Q)
Broach, Elise. The Miniature World of Marvin & James. When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.
Carris, Joan Davenport. Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit. The family animals at the Bed and Biscuit begin to feel slighted when Dr. Bender returns from a fire with something that occupies the time usually reserved for them. (Level O)
Cazet, Denys. Minnie & Moo and the Seven Wonders of the World.Minnie and Moo are the best of friends. Moo has her books. Minnie has her espresso machine. Farm life is good. Almost perfect. Until Moo overhears the not-so-good news that the farmer needs money so desperately that he must sell the farm. No! He mustn’t! Not if Minnie and Moo can help it. (Level M)
Cleary, Beverly. Ralph S. Mouse. A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling. (Level O)
Coe, Victoria J. Fenway and Hattie: Up to New Tricks. Even though Fenway is disappointed when his best human friend Hattie refuses to remove the Cone of Doom so he can care for his own injury, he is determined to cheer her up when she worries about her grandmother’s visit. (Level R)
Cowley, Joy. Snake and Lizard. Presents the adventures of Snake and Lizard, who, from their first meeting find themselves constantly arguing, but once they get to know each other, they realize they really do have many things in common.
Dahl, Roald. Fantastic Mr. Fox. Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family. (Level P)
Delaney, Michael. Obi, Gerbil on the Loose. Obi the gerbil must fend for herself in a dangerous household, consisting of a dog, three cats, a parrot, and a mouse hidden in the attic, when the Armstrongs go on vacation and instructions for taking care of Obi get lost.
Dillard, Sarah. Mouse Scouts. To earn their Sow It and Grow It badge, Violet, Tigerlilly, and the other Mouse Scouts plant a vegetable garden. (Level N)
Elliott, Rebecca. Owl Diaries. (series) The adventures of a young owl and her friends.(Level M)
Falatko, Julie. Two Dogs in a Trench Coat go to School. Sassy and Waldo are good dogs, who keep their house safe (from squirrels, mostly), and worry about their boy, Stewart, who always comes home from school smelling of anxiety; so the two dogs come up with a plan to help him – they will dress up in a trench coat and attend school, posing as a new student, to find out just what is bothering Stewart.
Freeman, Martha. The Orphan and the Mouse. In 1949 Philadephia, Mary Mouse and an orphan named Caro embark on an adventure when they team up to expose criminals and make the Cherry Street Orphanage a safe haven for mice.
Green, Poppy. A New Friend. (series) Eight-year-old Sophie Mouse is excited to return to school after the long winter break, but there is a new student – a snake – and Sophie and the other animals are afraid to sit near him, much less ask him to play with them, because they have heard snakes are awful.
King-Smith, Dick. Ace, The Very Important Pig. Farmer Tubbs’ amazing pig, Ace of Club, eventually winds up on television for his cleverness. (Level R)
King-Smith, Dick. A Mouse Called Wolf(paperback) A mouse with an unusual name shares his musical gift with a widowed concert pianist. (Level O)
Klimo, Kate. Dog Diaries Series.The dog diaries series tells a dog’s story in a new way – from a dog’s point of view! Focusing on a different breed for each book, these stories are based on true dog stories or on true-to-life situations. (Level S-V, depending on book)
Marentette, Meghan. The Stowaways. When Grampa, of the adventurous Stowaway family, goes missing, Papa refuses to lead the rest of the family on more explorations, but young Rory and Morgan find that Gran Stowaway knows what really happened to Grampa and is planning a rescue.
Messner, Kate. Rescue on the Oregon Trail. Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog – except for the squirrels – but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail. (Level T)
Reiche, Dietlof. I, Freddy.Freddy, a remarkably intelligent golden hamster, learns how to read and how to write on a computer and escapes captivity to become an independent and civilized creature. (Level O)
Seidler, Tor. Gully’s Travels. Gulliver leads a life of luxury with his master. But when his master falls in love with a woman who is allergic to dogs, Gulliver is sent to a new home. He finds himself with a family of raucous human beings and three mutts. But just as Gulliver begins to make a grudging peace with his new reality, he gets swept up in a harrowing new adventure.
Selden, George. The Cricket in Times Square. The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat. (Level S)
Smith, Alex T. Claude in the City. When Claude, a small, plump dog, and his friend, Sir Bobblysock, visit the city Claude heroically, if accidentally, stops a thief, then, when Sir Bobblysock becomes ill, Claude rushes him to a hospital and is mistaken for a doctor. (Level N)
Steig, William. Abel’s Island (paperback) Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home. (Level T)
Tellegen, Toon. The Squirrel’s Birthday and Other Parties. Readers are invited to Squirrel’s birthday party – and into a magical world of the imagination. A squirrel and an ant discover a mysterious feast with an invisible host in the depths of a forest. A whale and a seagull dance silently on a moon-drenched beach. A grasshopper pays a fortune for a speck of dust.
Van Draanen, Wendelin. The Gecko & Sticky: Villain’s Lair (series) When Thirteen-year-old Dave and his sidekick, a talking gecko named Sticky, try to retrieve an ancient Aztec powerband and its magic ingots from the evil villain, Damien Black.
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web. Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer’s Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. (Level R)
White, E.B. Stuart Little. The adventures of the debonair mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird that stayed for a few days in his family’s garden. (Level R)
White, E. The Trumpet of the Swan.Knowing how to read and write is not enough for Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter Swan; his determination to learn to play a stolen trumpet takes him far from his wilderness home. (Level R)
Yee, Wong Herbert. Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole. Mouse and his downstairs neighbor, Mole, discover that when they help each other, housecleaning and other daily tasks are much easier. (Level L)