Animals

The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie
Smalls the sun bear and his friends are an unusual bunch. That's why they're known as the Misfit Menagerie. The four oddball animals live on Mr. Mumford's farm, where they play games and do tricks for neighborhood children. It's an idyllic...

27.05.2013

Animal Wisdom
How is it that pets are able to travel thousands of miles through unknown territory to reunite with their beloved humans? How can dogs detect cancer with up to a 98 percent accuracy rate, and foresee epileptic or diabetic seizures in their owners?...

17.08.2016

Wolf Shadows
Even though the sound of the wolves' howls sends chills down his spine, Seth would miss it if it ever stopped. He wants the wolf pack to thrive. But Seth's beliefs put him at odds with many who think the wolves threaten their livelihood -- Seth's...

07.10.2013

Mad Scientist Academy
Enroll in Dr. Cosmic's class of clever monsters at the Mad Scientist Academy as they solve the greatest challenges in science, in this perfect blend of adventure and exploration--it's the Magic School Bus for a new generation. Welcome to Mad...

18.05.2017

Sunshine Shimmers
This is a world of puppy adventure from the author of "The Magic Kitten" series, which has sold over a million copies! On holiday with her mum and dad in Spain, Della is feeling lonely and bored - her cousin Chloe couldn't make it at the very last...

23.03.2018

What Every Horse Should Know
In Cherry Hills' groundbreaking bestseller, "How to Think Like a Horse," she took an in-depth look at how horses think, learn, and respond to stimuli, and interpret human behavior. In this fascinating follow-up, "What Every Horse Should Know," Hill...

31.05.2015

Diablo (Diablo, #2)
"[Ricki, a 13-year-old girl,] soon discovered that strange and sinister things were happening at the stables, and Diablo seemed to be the target. Ricki had not been prepared for the fact that owning a horse can cause envy, and envy can quickly turn...

30.03.2015

Thunderhead / My Friend Flicka
Mary O’Hara Alsop, an American author, screenwriter, and composer, was born July 10, 1885, in Cape May, N.J., to Reese Fell Alsop and Mary Lee (Spring). She grew up in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., where her father was an Episcopal clergyman.In...

17.04.2017

Squirrel's Fun Day
Got to go, got to go, got to go, go, go! The energetic Squirrel is eager to make sure his friends have fun in four charming new (mis)adventures.Squirrel is busy, busy, busy — and determined to have a fun day! Mouse has...

26.12.2014

Dogs
From Utah’s Best Friend Sanctuary (featured on National Geographic’s Dogtown) to the temples of Northern Thailand, the uproarious yet bizarrely educational tales recounted in this collection offer an outrageously fresh perspective on the...

22.07.2018

Runaway Pony
One day jess, the owner of sandy lanes, was walking through the woods. After three hours of walking in the woods she saw a lost horse. It was tall, brown haired, and it had a white nose. Jess looked at it for a long time and decided to bring it home...

16.03.2014

Purr-Fect Crime
Note: This is an alternate cover edition of ISBN 155802249X.

30.11.2012

Wolf and Dog
Wolf and Dog are cousins.Wolf is wild and Dog is tame.Wolf lives in a forest on top of a hill.Dog doesn’t. Dog has a basket. And a boss.

10.01.2014

Lara and the Moon-Colored Filly (Hoofbeats: Lara and the Gray Mare, #2)
Nine-year-old Lara is the daughter of the r’-the leader of her cattle-raising clan. While she spends her days tending to the cattle, her heart lies with her beloved gray mare. When Lara goes to the highlands to set the cattle out to graze, she finds...

03.05.2015

Draft Horses and Mules
Meet the original horse power! Prized for their great endurance, splendid disposition, willingness to work, impressive stature, and versatility, draft horses and mules are making a strong comeback. Today, an estimated 5 to 10 percent of America's...

17.05.2018

Masquerade (Canterwood Crest, #16)
Canterwood Crest Academy cordially invites you to a costume party--with a special sweetheart surprise.Canterwood is known for its fabulous parties, and Halloween is no exception. Lauren Towers is especially excited for the big day. Not only is it...

20.11.2015

Riding Camp (Saddle Club, #10)
The three members of The Saddle Club -- Carole, Stevie, and Lisa -- are delighted when they get a chance to go to Moose Hill, a sleep-over riding camp in the hills of Virginia. It promises to be two wonderful weeks of riding, meeting new horse-crazy...

13.06.2016

Poochie-Poo
Apart from being so blooming cute, Poochie-Poo actually has quite a good message about peer pressure/fitting in (or at least, that's how I interpreted it). Victor is a good (and adorable) little dog who likes cuddles with his owner and is...

21.09.2017

Miracle Dog
The day Randy Grim got a phone call from a St. Louis animal shelter worker pleading with him to take yet another unwanted dog to his no-kill shelter, he had no idea that the dog would change his entire life. The dog had survived a horrifying...

04.12.2015

Dog Training in 10 Minutes
"Dog Training in Minutes" is Carol Lea Benjamin's dog-training book for the 1990s, geared specifically for people short on time but long on intention. Chapters cover:

03.03.2014

Ghost In The House (Magic Pony, #2)
Annie's pony poster comes with a magical surprise: Ned the pony comes to life!Annie's neighbor Penelope is sick and can't take care of her pony, Pebbles. Annie volunteers to help the normally snobby Penelope because of her love for...

22.09.2013

The Birder's Companion
"Answers to 450 common (and uncommon) questions about birds."Did you know that an extraordinary six million mallard ducks have been banded? And that an even more extraordinary one million of those have been recovered? Or that the female of a...

28.11.2013

Splat the Cat
Didn't like it! We've read a few other Splat the Cat picture books, some of which we liked quite a bit, such as 26.07.2017

One at a Time
This book actually made me very sad, which was the point of the book - and that's hopefully what anyone who reads it will feel. It was basically an affirmation of what I already know - I want to open an animal rescue one day and I want to make a...

23.06.2015

Canine Body Language
This book is an invaluable resource for any person who shares any portion of their life with dogs - whether through a pet/companion relationship or in their work (I had a student who is a volunteer at a shelter and her family who foster shelter dogs...

20.02.2014

The Beauty of the Beasts
THE BEAUTY OF THE BEASTS is a chronicle of many years Ralph Helfer spent as a Hollywood animal behaviorist, and is full of behind–the–scenes accounts of the many television programs and films in which Helfer's animals appeared, including Charlie's...

31.01.2015

Unbroken
All she has is her horseAfter her mother is killed in a riding accident, Harry and her untrained two-year-old colt are sent to live on Aunt Sarah and Uncle Clayton's Vermont hillside farm. There, spirited Harry must learn to live with her...

22.05.2015

Run Away Home (Phantom Stallion, #24)
Terri Farley is the author of Seven Tears into the Sea, the Phantom Stallion series for young readers and the forthcoming Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them (Fall 2015).Terri lives in the foothills of the...

29.02.2016

Barking Buoys
Grab your life preservers! You will need them before you embark on this turbulent true tale. Prepare for a valiant voyage through treacherous family dysfunction. Marking new territory, Barking Buoys, debuts dogs in a rescue role never before...

04.06.2015

Adventures in Kinship with All Life
You will greatly enjoy each of these heart warming, true stories, involving the special power of extrasensory perception in animals. They are also about a bond of trust that can exist between people and animals of all kinds. These...

28.03.2013

Elmer In The Snow
Elmer is in the midst of a complaint-fest by his friends who are finding the weather too chilly for their liking. Elmer takes the herd on a journey where they discover perhaps they are better off than they think. He guides his friends up a...

22.08.2014

Leader of the Pack
In this practical, straightforward training book by two animal behaviorists, readers will learn how to take a firm lead and the specific steps required to eliminate the aggressive attitude of their dog. Real-life examples and simple,...

11.10.2014

Monkeys on the Edge
Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) have a wide geographical distribution and extensively overlap with human societies across southeast Asia, regularly utilizing the edges of secondary forest and inhabiting numerous anthropogenic...

29.12.2013

Spirit
A complete retelling of the film featuring images from the movie. This popular, full color format is the story of Spirit, a stallion of the American West, and his quest to regain his freedom. Told from Spirit's point of view, this is the perfect...

15.07.2016

A Small Furry Prayer
Steven Kotler was forty years old and facing an existential crisis—which made him not too different from just about every other middle-aged guy in Los Angeles. Then he met Joy, a woman devoted to the cause of canine rescue. "Love me, love my dogs,"...

31.05.2014

Good Old Dog
Our dogs are living longer than ever thanks to enormous advances in medical treatment and a highly evolved understanding of what they need to thrive. No one knows this better than the faculty of the Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts, who treat...

01.12.2013

Macadoo of the Maury River
A sequel to Chancey of the Maury River, this heart-tugging story focuses on Macadoo — the gentle giant of the Maury River Stables.When Macadoo is just a colt, he challenges his father — a huge Belgian stallion — in...

21.11.2012

Western Pony (Pony Pals, #22)
When I was growing up I never thought of being an author. I was a terrible speller and didn't want to write any more than I had to. I wanted to be a tap dancer when I grew up. After a few years of teaching junior high and high school, I wrote my...

28.02.2014

The Secret World of Wombats
It turns out that author Jackie French didn't just make up the story in her much-loved picture book, 18.03.2017

Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
Over 400,000 copies of this treasured classic have been sold since its original publication more than 20 years agoThe book that is the definitive guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats is now completely updated and...

24.07.2016

Before and After Getting Your Puppy
Very few dog trainers have not been influenced by Dr. Ian Dunbar's dog-friendly philosophy. In the 1970s, Dr. Dunbar sparked a dramatic shift in dog training — away from leash corrections and drill-sergeant adult dog classes based on competitive...

14.12.2013

The Haunted Trail (Phantom Rider, #2)
From the author: I use Goodreads to keep track of books I've read. I don't use it to troll reviews of books I've written. Know that you can talk about my books safely here. Love them or hate them, I won't show up in comments to take issue or take...

13.12.2015

Scream of the White Bears
In the ice wilds of the fabled north, the lords of the moving mountains have always been the polar bears. Kings of the wild, the white bears have ruled since the beginning of time, believing that they were hurled to earth from the heavens. There is...

20.07.2018

Mother's Day Mess
Oh no! It's snowing so much, Harry and Emily's family can't drive to Grandma and Grandpa's for Christmas Eve. What will Christmas be like with no cookie baking, carol singing, or tree trimming with them? But Harry and Emily still find a way to make...

15.05.2015

I See, You Saw
This is a GREAT early reader. I'm not giving it 5 stars as a literary work, but as a motivator for early readers. Until you come to the last few pages it is full of easy-to-read beginning Kindergarten words. My daughter is a bit reluctant usually...

31.01.2014

Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs
In 1950, Velma Johnston was a thirty-eight-year-old secretary enroute to work near Reno, Nevada, when she came upon a truck of battered wild horses that had been rounded up and were to be slaughtered for pet food. Shocked and angered by this...

31.03.2015

Baboon
"A plane crash. A mysterious transformation. An adventure unlike any other."Fourteen-year-old Gerry Copeland has mixed feelings about flying back to his parents' research camp in the African savanna. While his biologist mom and dad study...

30.01.2015

Katie Up and Down the Hall
For families and animal lovers everywhere, Katie Up and Down the Hall is the transcendent tale of how three generations of strangers and an astutely intelligent dog create their own little family in a waterside community along the Hudson...

18.12.2016

The Lost Whale
The heartbreaking and true story of a lonely orca named Luna who befriended humans in Nootka Sound, off the coast of Vancouver Island by Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm.One summer in Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island,...

08.08.2013

Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats
Dr. Sophia Yin, author of the Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook, is a veterinarian, applied animal behaviorist, author, and speaker. Her passion for animals and their proper handling and restraint led her to spend hundreds of hours on this project -...

18.04.2016

I Love Snow!
Join Noodles the little white dog in a wintertime adventure!Join Noodles the little white dog in another zany adventure--this time it's snowing outside! Noodles is having fun making snow angels and catching snowflakes with his tongue. But...

29.04.2016

Picture Perfect
Orla is very excited about entering the local photo competition - especially since it's her chance to show that she can be as good at something as her sister. When she forgets to even take the lens cap off the camera, though, it isn't a good sign!...

05.01.2017

Angel Pets
One of the world's leading animal communicators shares amazing true stories to explain what our pets are really thinking Here, an internationally acclaimed animal healer and communicator reveals how animals talk to...

22.04.2018

Ginger (Dog Diaries, #1)
Born in a puppy mill, Ginger the golden retriever looks back on her life and the various people who have "owned" her. Abruptly separated from her mother, littermates, and the wire cage that was her whole world, Ginger is shuttled from one harrowing...

21.07.2017

Gift Horse (Winnie the Horse Gentler, #6)
Twelve-year-old Winnie Willis has a way with horses. Along with her dad and sister, Lizzy, Winnie is learning how to live without her mom--who was also a natural horse gentler. As Winnie teaches her horses about unconditional love and blind trust,...

19.11.2017

Racing Parker (Thoroughbred, #33)
Christina Reese is confident that her horse, Sterling, is ready for higher jumps. But Christina's trainer, Mona, won't let her move up to training level. Christina feels as if she and sterling are being held back unfairly.

13.04.2018

Squirrel Round and Round
In English and Mandarin Chinese, Belle Yang’s bilingual board books celebrate the natural world with simple concepts and beautiful, bold illustrations.Squirrel is busy all year long, from one season into the next and back...

27.09.2017

If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog 30.12.2017

Among Penguins
The year he graduated from college, twenty-two-year-old Noah Strycker was dropped by helicopter in a remote Antarctic field camp with two other bird scientists and a three-months supply of frozen food. His subjects: more than a quarter million...

29.05.2018

Gypsy Gold (Phantom Stallion, #23)
Terri Farley is the author of Seven Tears into the Sea, the Phantom Stallion series for young readers and the forthcoming Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them (Fall 2015).Terri lives in the foothills of the...

01.04.2014

Dragon's Delight
In a complete contrast to the other books in this series, this story is told from the perspective of the humans, leaving out the feeling that the story was written with horses in mind. If you were to dive deeply into coming up with reasons for this,...

07.02.2017

Another Piece of the Puzzle
From Pat Hastings and other experts, learn about the impact of puppy-rearing practices and socialization on a puppy's ability to develop happily and confidently in the challenging human world. Begins with an overview of developmental stages and...

26.11.2017

The Empty City (Survivors, #1)
The time has come for dogs to rule the wild. Lucky is a golden-haired mutt with a nose for survival. He has always been a loner—roaming the streets of the busy city and relying on his instincts to get by. Other dogs have Packs, but Lucky doesn't...

08.07.2014

Storm of Dogs (Survivors, #6)
The Storm of Dogs has begun—and no dog will escape its fury.Now that their ruthless former Alpha has left the Wild Pack and Sweet has taken his place, the dogs should finally be able to find peace in their new home. But they must constantly...

25.11.2017

One (Canterwood Crest, #18)
Jessica Burkhart has always surprised me with the Canterwood Crest Academy novels. Changing from Sasha to Lauren's point of view was a very big jump in plots and characters, but I felt that I was there for the whole ride, right from the...

14.08.2016

How to Run a Dog Business
The demand for skilled dog trainers, dog walkers, dog sitters and dog daycare operators has never been greater. To succeed in one of these fields, you'll need more than dog expertise you'll need business savvy as well. Written for the non-business...

26.01.2014

Arctic Wild
Lois Crisler and her husband spent 18 months living in the wild on the arctic tundra as part of a wildlife documentary film assignment, photographing and filming caribou migrations and raising two litters of free range (more or less) wolf pups...

12.06.2014

Dream Pony (Sandy Lane Stables, #5)
The fifth book in the popular Sandy Lane Stables series finds Jess Adams riding ponies at Sandy Lane and loving it! When the stylish Rychester Riding Stables down the road opens its doors, Jess doesn't imagine for one moment that it will make any...

03.10.2013

Santa Paws To The Rescue (Santa Paws, #3)
Storm of the Century!It was almost Christmas, the Callahans' favorite time of year. With Santa Paws safe at home, it was sure to be a wonderful holiday. No one could have guessed a devastating ice storm was about to hit their tine town....

17.03.2017

The Cat in the Window
People love their pets - cats more so than any other (or so the 'cats' would like to think). And if there is anything cat-lovers enjoy almost as much as stroking their beloved feline friends, it's reading about cats. In the tradition and style of...

21.01.2013

Eagle's Wings (Golden Filly, #2)
Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over seventy books, with sales of more than 2 million copies.She also writes for a wide range of magazines, and helps others reach their writing dreams by teaching at writers’ conferences...

16.05.2016

Coaching People to Train Their Dogs
A Resource Manual for Pet Dog Class Instructors Practical Information and expert advice for dog training instructors.

02.11.2017

Dog Breed Handbooks
Covers every aspect of dog care, including a full profile of the breed, day-to-day welfare, training, grooming, and exercise.

07.11.2017

Paws and Reflect
The truth is, our dogs are our children. We don’t have to straighten their teeth or send them to college, but we love them, feed them, groom them, sometimes even dress them up, just like we'd do with little boys and girls. Most dog owners, straight...

27.04.2013

Following the Last Wild Wolves
Born in Vancouver, Ian McAllister has become a leading Canadian advocate for coastal rainforest and marine wildlife protection. An award-winning author and photographer he is the founder of the wildlife conservation group Pacific Wild. He has spent...

29.12.2015

Dog Heroes
Dog Heroes: True Stories about Extraordinary Animals Around the World wasn't quite what I thought it would be. Each story has something different, there is usually a longer story about a particular hero (occasionally with background...

29.12.2014

Casper the Commuting Cat
Casper became a national celebrity when newspapers ran the story of the amazing cat that regularly took the No. 3 bus on journeys around his home town, Plymouth, in Devon. While his devoted owner Sue Finden had wondered where her elusive pet was...

15.07.2017

Family Friendly Dog Training
Describes a six-week program to get people and dogs off on the right paw. Clear descriptions of humane and scientifically-based methods to teach basic exercises including sit, down, come, heel, stay and no jumping up. As importantly, the book...

27.11.2014

Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse
Synopsis: "Internationally renowned horse trainers pays tribute to the horse that became his teacher."My Review: There were definitely things I liked and didn't like about this book. First the...

23.07.2016

Cursed (Howl, #6)
When Samara arrives home from her honeymoon with Luke, she finds herself keeping more secrets from her mate—and her pack—than ever before. When the Tala pack travels to the Catskills to find out if there’s a chance that Samara’s grandfather, Joe...

19.05.2015

Animals and the Kids Who Love Them
A boy and his dog, girls and their horses — the clichés click because they’re so often true. But some kids do more than play with their pets, and some animals do more than fetch and purr. These kids and animals love unconditionally, and through...

20.01.2015

A New Leash on Life
It's a canine celebration of the world's most adorable animals Devoted dog lovers and pals of puppies everywhere will give a bark of delight for this tail-wagging collection of funny photographs and encouraging words. New Zealand photographer...

07.04.2017

One on One
Have you always wanted to do private training, but didn't know how to go about it? This guide is like having a friend explain it all. You'll start with exercises to assess your current skills, learn about sales and scheduling, and view sample phone...

17.04.2016

National Geographic Kids Everything Big Cats
Bring on the Big Cats! No tame tabbies, these four big predators, the lion, leopard, jaguar, and tiger, are known for their powerful roars. Kids can prowl through the lion's to-do list and the tiger's steak dinner to learn all about the big 4, then...

17.11.2017

Een paard leert stappen (Romana en Ragebol, #1)
Als er iemand gek is van paarden dan is het Romana Albrink wel. Iedere dag droomt ze over de paarden van stoeterij Duinoord, waar ze vlakbij woont. Als Romana weer eens in gedachten verzonken langs de weilanden fietst, wordt ze ondersteboven gereden...

26.12.2013

Eternal Treblinka
The book examines the origins of human supremacy, describes the emergence of industrialized slaughter of both animals and people in modern times, and concludes with profiles of Jewish and German animal advocates on both sides of the Holocaust....

16.11.2013

Walking Ollie
Ugh....this man is so self-centered it's scary. Everything this dog does is because of HIM. If the dog doesn't listen, it's not because the dog has something fun to do, it's because the dog hates HIM. If the dog does this, it's because the dog hates...

03.03.2016

Autumn Trail (Saddle Club, #30)
It's Thanksgiving time at Pine Hollow Stables, and the three members of The Saddle Club have each decided to do one good deed to celebrate the holiday. Stevie has offered to do some chores around the stable; Carole's invited stuck-up Veronica...

17.08.2015

Mystery Ride (Saddle Club, #48)
American author of children's books. She is best known for creating the intermediate horse book series The Saddle Club, which was published from October 1988 until April 2001. The Saddle Club chronicled the adventures of thirteen-year-old Lisa...

17.09.2016

I'm a T. Rex!
A dinosaur book with humor and fun facts—perfect for the youngest dino fans!"I'm a T. rex!I ROARRRR and I romp!I GRRROWWLLL and I stomp! I'm a T. rex."In this brand-new Little Golden Book, a T. rex tells all...

11.05.2014

Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?
An engaging guide that illustrates the significance of birds throughout history Did the Cettia's Warbler inspire the opening notes of the last movement of Beethoven's Second Symphony? Who among a host of rivals wrote the best poem...

21.11.2017

Dinosaur Detectives
Track dinosaurs with the earliest fossil hunters and modern-day geologists! Read about their amazing discoveries! These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a...

08.12.2017

A Seal Called Andre
A very cute true story about a seal that became a "honorary harbor master" of Rockport, Maine for 20 years up until his death in 1986. It served as the inspiration for 1993 family film "Andre". A great book (quick read!) for any animal lover. Andre...

25.09.2017

The Tao of Equus
The Tao of Equus considers the mystical nature of horses and the magical connection between horses and humans. Equine therapist Linda Kohanov tells of an extraordinary spiritual awakening she experienced with her black mare, Rasa. This incident led...

28.12.2016

A Horse for Christmas (Thoroughbred: Ashleigh, #2)
Before Thoroughbred, Ashleigh Griffen lived at Edgardale, her family's farm in Kentucky. Nothing could be more perfect than life on the farm with her family, her favorite horses, and her best friend, Mona. Ashleigh loves helping with the...

20.05.2018

Cats! Cats! Cats!
This is a parents magazine read aloud book.The story is about kind hearted woman who loved cats, and every time she finds a homeless cat, she brings it home, but this soon becomes a problem because she runs out of room in her home, so she...

31.05.2016

Uc Davis Book of Dogs
An authoritative, up-to-the-minute guide for dog owners, breeders and trainers that includes everything they need to know about the health and well-being of their dogs -- written by the faculty of a distinguished school of veterinary medicine and...

08.02.2015

Penny
A reader from the bestselling Stablemates series, Penny features a Shetland pony!It's the day of Princess Isabella's coronation, and her fairy godmother sends her on a quest to help her become a good queen. At first, Isabella isn't sure...

19.08.2016

Under the Stars (Dolphin Diaries #4)
Dolphin Diaries is an exciting new series that explores all aspects of dolphins' relationships with mankind.Jody McGrath and her family are sailing around the world researching dolphins, and Jody records all their exciting adventures in...

26.02.2016