Ursula K. Le Guin (Paperback)
Genre: Fiction - Animal Fantasy; Book Theme: Animals
"Catwings" by Ursula K. Le Guin is a story about the adventures of four cats with wings as they leave the city and find a new home in the country. This easy-to-read animal fantasy book appeals to children in second and third grade. "Catwings" is a good chapter book to read aloud.
Sheila Burnford (Paperback)
Genre: Fiction - Adventure Books; Book Theme: Animals
"The Incredible Journey" by Sheila Burnford is a classic animal adventure book. Three animals-- a Siamese cat, a bull terrier, and a Labrador retriever-- make an incredible journey through the Canadian wilderness in search of their family and their home. The pets face hardship, starvation and wild animals on their adventurous journey. The last chapter, in which they find their owners, is very moving. "The Incredible Journey" is a great chapter book for children in 4th grade through 9th grade. Cat and dog lovers will especially love this heartwarming animal story.
Dr. Seuss (Hardcover)
Genres: Fiction - Picture Story Books, Humorous Stories; Book Themes: Animals, Rhyming Stories
"The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss is one of the best children's books and is well loved by preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers. In this classic children's book, a cat in a hat walks in on a rainy day, plays games with two children, a brother and a sister, and makes a big mess with the help of thing 1 and thing 2. "The Cat in the Hat" combines a humorous rhyming story, easy words, and playful illustrations. This children's picture book will help children learn to read.
Wanda Gag (Paperback)
Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals
"Millions of Cats" by Wanda Gag, a Newbery Honor Books award-winner, is a classic picture book that has delighted children for generations. An old man in search of a cat for his wife returns with millions of cats. Wanda Gag's black ink illustrations are detailed and appealing. "Millions of Cats" is a great read-aloud story to share with preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers.