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Sloth at the Zoom

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Orbie
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: zoos, peer pressure, humorous stories, mammals

One day, a sloth accidentally gets delivered to the Zoom! She was supposed to be dropped off at the Zzzzzoo, a much more laid-back, slow-paced place. She had been looking forward to long, languorous naps while the sun gently warmed her belly. But at the Zoom, the zebras gallop so fast they leave their stripes in puddles. The monkeys climb so fast …


Arlo, Mrs. Ogg, and the Dinosaur Zoo

by Alice Hemming, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, zoos, school & education

A rip-roaring chapter book adventure – packed full of fun, laughs and dinosaurs!

"Wow!" I said. "This is no orni…dary zoo, I mean-" "IT'S A DINOSAUR ZOO!" shouted AJ.
Meet Arlo, a young boy who loves writing lists, dinosaurs and his best friends. Arlo and his friends are in Class 4X – a class with a reputation for scaring away teachers. T …


It's A Wild World

by S. Bear Bergman, illustrated by KD Diamond
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: lgbt, zoos

The other animals of the earth are SO interesting—thankfully, we have Derrick, Izzy and Abby to take us on a trip through the zoo and teach us some fauna-tactic facts! We aren’t the only creatures on this planet to love others of the same sex, change our genders or have complex family structures. Come along with these kids and learn a bit about …



by Annika Dunklee, illustrated by Brian Won
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: zoos, humorous stories

“An unusual…cast of animal characters makes this whimsical, charming story stand out.” —Kirkus Reviews
Readers will delight in this world of anthropomorphized animals, coming away with a lesson on the importance of the friends and family who help them find their way.” —Booklist
A platypus who thinks he is an emu finds his way home wi …


Elephant Secret

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
  • 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 …


Caillou: Family Fun Story Box

Includes 4 Board Books

illustrated by Eric Sévigny, adapted by Anne Paradis & Claire St-Onge
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: parents, zoos, siblings

Caillou loves spending time with his family, and so do young readers! These four amusing board books are packaged in a sturdy carry along box so that young readers can be with Caillou, wherever they go! Caillou at the Fun Fair At the amusement park, Caillou and his family get to ride the Ferris wheel, eat cotton candy and bring back a big souvenir. …

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