A mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by John Butler
Owen & Mzee: the language of friendship by told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kuhumbu ; with photographs by Peter Greste
Owen and Mzee: the true story of a remarkable friendship by told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu ; photographs by Peter Greste
Tarra & Bella: the elephant and dog who became best friends by text and photography by Carol Buckley
Friends by written by Catherine Thimmesh
Miniature horses: cool pets! by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn
Caring for your hermit crab by Adele Richardson
Tricky tarantulas by Alex Kuskowski, author ; C.A. Nobens, illustrator
Bugs as pets by Jay F. Hemdal
Hilarious hedgehogs by Kelly Doudna, author ; C.A. Nobens, illustrator
The chinchilla handbook: filled with full-color photographs by Sharon L. Vanderlip; illustrations by Michele Earle-Bridges
If exotic locales do not fit your summer travel plans, here are some suggestions for reading and listening. Remember "travel" can be in your own backyard as well as "around the world."
Broaden children's listening horizons with:
Beyond our comprehensive selection in travel guides, these choices might catch adult interests:
Weird sea creatures by Erich Hoyt
Odd animal helpers by Gabrielle Reyes
Animal grossapedia by Melissa Stewart
Why vampire bats suck blood and other gross facts about animals by Jody Sullivan Rake
Ack! icky, sticky, gross stuff underground by Pam Rosenberg ; illustrated by: Beatriz Helena Ramos
Animal grossology: the science of creatures gross and disgusting by Sylvia Branzei ; illustrated by Jack Keely
Animal heroes: true rescue stories by Sandra Markle
War horse by Michael Morpurgo
Courageous canine: and more true stories of amazing animal heroes by Kelly Milner Halls
Dog heroes by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca
The winter horses by Philip Kerr
Soldier dog by Sam Angus
Horse heroes by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Early Chapter Books
Nate the Great and the lost list by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat ; illustrated by Marc Simont
Cam Jansen and the mystery at the haunted house by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Princess mix-up mystery by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
The deadly dungeon by Ron Roy ; illustrated by John Steven Gurney
The case of the double trouble detectives by James Preller ; illustrated by Jamie Smith ; cover illustration by R.W. Alley
Robot rumble by Franklin W. Dixon ; illustrated by Scott Burroughs
Middle Chapter Books
Are you my baby? by Kathleen Rizzi
Animal babies: around the house by [Vicky Weber]
Baby animals by Roger Priddy
Animal babies by Andrea Pinnington and Tory Gordon- Harris
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: spring babies by written by Erica Silverman ; painted by Betsy Lewin
Biscuit and the little pup by story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; pictures by Pat Schories
- Obtain an activity log from the CYS Activity Center.
- Read each clue and search the library to find a picture of the animal described.
- Write down the name and location of each animal you find.
- Submit your completed sheet at the Command Center to be entered into a drawing. Don’t forget to claim your Animal Lover: On The Scene badge online, too!
Wild born [electronic resource] by Brandon Mull
Flora & Ulysses [electronic resource]: the illuminated adventures by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell
The familiars [electronic resource] by Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson ; art by Peter Chan & Kei Acedera
Adventure according to Humphrey [electronic resource] by Betty G. Birney
Into the wild [electronic resource] by Erin Hunter
Extraordinary endangered animals by Sandrine Silhol and Gaëlle Guérive ; illustrations by Marie Doucedame
What's the difference?: an endangered animal subtraction story by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Joan Waites
Endangered animals by created and written by John Bonnett Wexo ; scientific consultant, Kurt Benirschke
100 things you should know about endangered animals by Steve Parker
Eyewitness endangered animals by written by Ben Hoare and Tom Jackson
Gingersnap [sound recording] by Patricia Reilly Giff
The cazuela that the farm maiden stirred [kit] by Samantha R. Vamos ; illustrated by Rafael López
Feast for 10 [kit] by Cathryn Falwell
Granny Torrelli makes soup [sound recording] by Sharon Creech
The Prince's breakfast [kit] by written by Joanne Oppenheim ; illustrated by Miriam Latimer
The great cake mystery [sound recording]: Precious Ramotswe's very first case by Alexander McCall Smith
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop [sound recording] by Kate Saunders
The great turkey heist [electronic resource] by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Katie Kazoo, switcheroo. Books 9-10 [electronic resource] by Nancy Krulik
The little red hen [electronic resource] by Paul Galdone
The little red hen [electronic resource] by Lucinda McQueen
Stone soup [electronic resource] by Marcia Brown
There was an old lady who swallowed a chick [electronic resource] by Lucille Colandro
There was a cold lady who swallowed some snow! [electronic resource] by Lucille Colandro
Carnivores [electronic resource] by Aaron Reynolds ; illustrated by Dan Santat
Candy bomber [electronic resource]: the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell
Little Pea [electronic resource] by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ; illustrated by Jen Corace
Hasty pudding, Johnnycakes, and other good stuff [electronic resource]: cooking in colonial America by Loretta Frances Ichord ; illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis
Mr. Putter & Tabby stir the soup [electronic resource] by Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Arthur Howard
The rule of three [electronic resource] by Megan McDonald
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film
The nut job [videodisc] by Open Road Films presents ; a Redrover Co. Ltd. and Toonbox Entertainment Ltd. and Gulfstream Pictures film ; produced by Wookyung Jung, Graham Moloy ; screenplay by Lorne Cameron, Peter Lepeniotis ; directed by Peter Lepeniotis
Fizzy's lunch lab. Fresh food 101 [videodisc] by created by Evan Sussman, Dave Schlafman ; directed by Mike Annear, Evan Sussman
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation
Looking for a book (or audiobook or movie) to complete a badge? Come into the library and grab a bundle. Bundles are two or three similar items which we've bundled together. Maybe they are read-alikes for a popular author, or perhaps they all share a theme. Convenient and fun--pick one up today!
Secret pizza party [electronic resource] — How does Racoon love pizza? Oh, let him count the ways. But someone is always chasing poor Raccoon away from his favorite food with a broom! What's a hungry raccoon to do? Plan an elaborate secret pizza party, of course!
The wiggles: yummy, yummy [electronic resource] — Sing along to funny tunes about numbers, food and favorite animal friends.
Noodle and doodle: all aboard with noodle and doodle [electronic resource] — Make delicious recipes and kid friendly creations to remember a special vacation using materials from around the home.
Noodle and doodle: noodly doodly things to make [electronic resource] — Encourage your child's sense of creativity with fun craft projects and kid-friendly recipes that families can make together.
In the night kitchen [electronic resource] — Sendak's classic comic fantasy of Mickey's adventures in the night kitchen tells us how we get our morning cake.
Fun food songs [sound recording] by Raffi — This CD has tasty assortment of songs that are sure to satisfy listeners of all ages.
Fun food songs [electronic resource] — Stream this tasty assortment of songs via hoopla.
Disney funny food songs [sound recording] — A CD of funny food songs.
Ratatouille [sound recording]: what's cooking? — A CD of songs inspired by Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille.
Ratatouille [sound recording] by music by Michael Giacchino — The CD soundtrack to the movie.
Strawberry Shortcake [sound recording]: strawberry jams — This CD of songs from the "Strawberry Shortcake" videos features a lot of--you guessed it--strawberries!
Charlie and the chocolate factory [sound recording]: original motion picture soundtrack by music by Danny Elfman — A CD of songs celebrating Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.