Reading Suggestions From The BC Library: A Book With Non-Human Characters
The One and Only Ivan
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Call No: FANTASY FIC APP
The Good Good Pig
The author describes her unique friendship with a pig named Christopher Hogwood, a sickly piglet who helped her develop a new relationship with neighbors in her small-town community.
Call No: 636.4 MON
Byx, the last of the dairnes, sets out to find others of her kind and along the way meets new allies. The group soon uncovers a secret that threatens the lives of every creature in their world.
Call No: FANTASY FIC APP
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
Twelve-year-old Lillian, an orphan who loves roaming the woods looking for fairies when her chores are done, is bitten by a deadly snake and saved through the magical forest creatures.
Call No: FANTASY FIC DEL
The Tale of Despereaux
The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
Call No: FANTASY FIC DIC
A German shepherd is transformed from Etzel, a police dog in Berlin, to Strongheart, a silent movie star that will need his best acting skills to prove himself innocent of attacking a girl.
Call No: REALISTIC FIC FLE
The Murderer's Ape
Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she's an extraordinary individual. In overalls or in a maharaja's turban, this unique gorilla moves among humans without speaking but understanding everything. She and the Chief are devoted comrades who operate a cargo boat. A job they are offered pays big bucks, but the deal ends badly, and the Chief is falsely convicted of murder. For Sally Jones this is the start of a harrowing quest for survival and to clear the Chief's name. Powerful forces are working against her, and they will do anything to protect their secrets.
Call No: MYSTERY FIC WEG
A group of hardy Berkshire rabbits share many adventures together as they search for a safe place to establish a new warren after the destruction of their community.
Call No: FIC ADA ► Find eBook in Sora
Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own.
Call No: REALISTIC FIC PEN
The Wind in the Willows
Follows the escapades of four animal friends--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger--who live along a river in the English countryside.
Call No: FANTASY FIC GRA
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Animal Farm by George Orwell
Publication Date: 1990-11-20
Darkness of Dragons by Tui T. SutherlandQibli knows Darkstalker must be stopped. And he knows he could stop him -- if he had magic. With even a sliver of the ancient dragon's all-powerful scroll, Qibli could rewrite history the right way: end war forever; make every dragon happy; perhaps even cast a very small spell so that everyone would like him . . .
Publication Date: 2017-07-25
Pax by Sara Pennypacker; Jon Klassen (Illustrator)"After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back"--Provided by publisher.
Publication Date: 2016
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate; Patricia Castelao (Illustrator)Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope.