Fiction - Animals

Funny Fairy Tales

Red Riding Hood
By Reut Barak

The story of Funny Fairy Tales: Red Riding Hood is similar to the classic tale. There’s Red, her grandmother and the wolf. However in Reut Barak's version, the old lady is evil and has told Red the story of the wolf just to scare her!...

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To Yellowstone

A Journey Home
By Robert Scott McKinnon

If you like “incredible journey” type tales, To Yellowstone: A Journey Home by Robert Scott McKinnon is for you. Originally published in hardback in 1975, it’s a dramatic animal adventure story sprinkled with humor which follows an elderly elk pair (monarch bull and cow) who...

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Someone To Look Up To

A dog's search for love and understanding
By Jean Gill

Sirius, the main character in Someone To Look Up To by Jean Gill, is a large dog. To be precise, he's a Pyrenean Mountain Dog. That's a very impressive looking breed, but they are usually as gentle as they are big and make ideal family...

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Don't Call Me Chip

By Neil O'Donnell

Don’t Call Me Chip is an animal story for eighth-graders by Neil O’Donnell. Timothy, a chipmunk, lives under the verandah of Mike’s home. Mike is an elderly man who made friends with the animals who live in the woods. Their peaceful, happy way of life...

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Do Bomb Dogs Dream of Chasing Butterflies

By Kregg P.J. Jorgenson

If you like humor, military fiction, and dogs, Do Bomb Dogs Dream of Chasing Butterflies? by Kregg P. J. Jorgenson is for you. Written in tribute to the service of military working dogs and their handlers, and told by a talented and witty Belgian Malinois...

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The Pelican

By M. Naidoo

The Pelican by M. Naidoo tells the story of a young woman named Julia who receives the devastating news that she has terminal cancer. Only too aware of the terrible pain and anguish her mother had been through, having suffered the same condition, Julia vows...

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The Splendid and Extraordinary Life of Beautimus Potamus

By Peggy A. Wheeler

The Splendid and Extraordinary Life of Beautimus Potamus by Peggy A. Wheeler is a breath of fresh air that follows the adventures of a middle-aged hippo, Beautimus. Teaming up with her praying mantis friend, Samuel S. Goodwings, Beautimus finds herself in unexpected situations. When a...

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Stray Magic

A Fairy Tale for Dog Lovers
By Jackie Bouchard

Cara’s life seemed to be in a shambles. She and Todd had just divorced, and soon her only child, 18-year-old Winnie, would be leaving to start her freshman year at UCLA. Although it was only a few hours away from Cara’s San Diego home, she...

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Etta, the Brave

By Lee W. Collins

Etta has a unique gift. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s going to find out about it very soon. She’s off to her grandparents' cabin in the mountains for the summer. It’s a very isolated location, but she loves going every year. She shares...

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Becoming Animals

By Olga Werby and Christopher Werby

Becoming Animals by Olga and Christopher Werby explores an idea that probably few of us have ever thought about. What would it be like to inhabit and share an animal's brain? Would the humanity overtake the animal, would the animal display dominance or would it...

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