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Tales with Tails: Animal stories for Upper Elementary Kids

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Tales with Tails: Animal stories for Upper Elementary Kids

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Are you tired of reading about humans? Interested in learning what life might be like from the eyes of your pet–or even the neighborhood squirrel? Check out the list below, which includes stories from the perspective of various animals, from rabbits and mice to dogs and otters. These novels and graphic novels are best for older elementary kids who are looking for tales from a bird’s (or a raccoon’s, or a bat’s…) eye view.

 

NOVELS

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
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Odder by Katherine Applegate

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Duet by Elise Broach

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
A True Home by Kallie George
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Journey Beyond the Burrow by Rina Heisel
Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien
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Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
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Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins

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Firstborn by Tor Seidler
Good Dogs with Bad Haircuts by David Sidorov
Appleblossum the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Charlotte’s Web by EB White

 


GRAPHIC NOVELS

Cat on the Run series by Aaron Blabey
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InvestiGators series by John Patrick Green
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A Cat Story by Ursula Murray Husted
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Pawcasso by Remy Lai
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The Flying Light by Yuanhao Yang
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~Abby Henkel, Library Assistant

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