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Every Home Needs an Elephant

by Jane Heinrichs
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: elephants, emotions & feelings, city & town life, friendship

One hot summer’s day nine-year-old Sarah goes to the grocery store…and comes home with an elephant. Sarah's new elephant is not without its challenges, he has trouble fitting through doorways, knocks over everything in sight, is allergic to the neighbor’s cat and cowers at the sight of a mouse. But he also has a knack for arranging flowers an …

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Ollie

illustrated by Paola Opal
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: elephants

Ollie the elephant is Saffy's adorable best friend. Ollie wants to help his mother make a path through the forest, but he's not strong enough. Will he find a way to help? Bold and bright, the Simply Small books are perfect for little ones with growing minds. Meet all these cute baby animals that find clever ways to solve their not-so-small problems …

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What's in it for Me?

by LS Stone
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: elephants, diversity & multicultural

What's in it for Me? - Summer is only a month away, but things aren't going according to plan for fifteen-year-old Nick Bannerman. Nick dreams of making it big in music, and summer means scoring a deal for his band, mega parties, surfing in Tofino--and not much else. His best friend, Trevor, wants him to spend the summer with him in Africa building …

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Elephants Do Not Belong in Trees

by Russ Willms
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: elephants, humorous stories, new experience

"Elephants do not belong in trees. It’s not natural. It makes other animals uncomfortable."

This is the story of Larry, an elephant who wanted to live in a tree. This is a story about being the new kid and being a little bit different (okay, A LOT different). A story about acceptance and making friends. When Larry decides he wants to live in the b …

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The Elephant

illustrated by Peter Carnavas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: depression & mental illness, multigenerational, elephants, emotions & feelings

A jewel of a middle-grade novel about a resilient little girl who longs for her dad to break free from the elephant of his depression.

When Olive’s dad drags himself to work in the morning, the elephant goes with him. When he comes home again, so does the elephant. It’s always there, heavy and silent, casting a shadow of sadness over him. Olive …

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Elephant Secret

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: elephants, zoos

We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story set in an elephant sanctuary, featuring the perennial appeal of human-animal friendships.

Samantha (Sam) lives at the elephant sanctuary her dad runs and views the elephants there as much a part of her family as her single dad is. When a beloved elephant dies in childbirth, Sam develops a speci …

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Peep and Find: In the Jungle

illustrated by Jayne Schofield
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: jungle animals, elephants, reptiles & amphibians, baby animals, mammals

Peep through the windows and discover wonderful creatures in these beautifully designed board books. You will meet all sorts of jungle animals: iguanas, zebras, giraffes, tigers, hippos, parrots, lions, elephants and baby leopards! ! Every die-cut window reveals a raised cut-out shape that’s part of the image on the next spread. Simple rhyming te …

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Paseka

Little Elephant, Brave

by Ruth James, illustrated by Kent Laforme
edition: Hardcover
tagged: elephants

Based on a true story, Paseka: A Little Elephant, Brave is the incredible story of an orphaned elephant calf. Having escaped the poachers who killed her mother, Paseka now faces other dangers in the African savanna. But when she mistakes a safari jeep for her mother, the miraculous happens. Even once Paseka discovers it's a jeep, she keeps followin …

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