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Morgan's Pet Plot

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: pets

When Morgan meets his friend Charlie's golden retriever pup, he is a little envious and a little allergic. But he would really like a pet.
Finally Morgan and his parents come home with an albino rat. Morgan doesn't really like Snowdrop, but his pesky classmate Aldeen Hummelthe Godzilla of Grade Threegets along famously with it. She takes over and …

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A Taste of Perfection

by Laura Langston
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: pets, coming of age

New York City Public Library Books for Teens, 2003 Recommended List

A girl's best friend!p align=left">Erin Morris had the perfect summer planned. She would volunteer at the ASPCA, and prove she's old enough to own a dog. But then her dad loses his job and everthing changes. Despite her plans Erin finds herself shipped off to her grandmother's for t …

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A Cat Adrift

by Maria Coffey, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: Hardcover
tagged: pets

In this third story in the Teelo the Cat series, it is breakfast time on Cloud Island and Teelo is shocked to discover a rat nibbling at his food bowl. Immediately, he gives chase?all over the house, out the door, and up a tree. Just as Teelo is about to pounce, however, he hears a loud CCCC-RACK as the branch snaps in two. Teelo tumbles into the s …

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Julian

by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: dogs, pets

When May was little, she begged and pleaded for a dog. Now that she’s all grown up, she’s finally got him. Julian is a big-eared, high-spirited farm dog, whose job is to chase groundhogs out of the garden. In fact, Julian chases anything that moves, from cars to the neighbor’s horse. And he also chases May’s gentle black cat Victoria, and h …

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Emma's Emu

by Ken Oppel, illustrated by Kim LaFave
edition: Paperback
tagged: pets, beginner

Emma is contest crazy. The only problem is, she never wins anything. Then one day a huge crate arrives on her doorstep. This must be the best prize ever, thinks Emma. Breathless with excitement, she opens the crate to reveal - an emu!

What will Emma do with her remarkable new pet? And what on earth will her mother say?

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A Seal in the Family

by Maria Coffey, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: pets

One day while Teelo the cat waits on Cloud Island beach, he hears a strange and sad crying noise—a stranded young seal pup.

Victor names her Lucille and decides she should live temporarily in the bathtub. When Lucille is old enough, Victor tries to return her to the sea—but she is terrified of the now unfamiliar ocean. Victor devises a way to ge …

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