"A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray", by Ann M.Martin
****My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen (more of a collective
Born Free by Joy Adamson
****Isabella Hatkoff Owen & Mzee
Jean Craighead George has The Tarantula in My Purse
and 172 other wild pets.
Pamela Turner's Hachiko: the true story of a loyal dog.
Me by John Grogan
.****Balto - the sled dog that despite all odds, managed to get to a
town in Alaska to deliver critically
Andre the Seal - A seal from Rockport Maine.
**** Rascal by Sterling North
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
****PUPPIES, DOGS, AND BLUE NORTHERS, by Gary Paulsen. In it,
Paulsen reminisces about his dogsledding days and focuses on his lead
Misty of Chincoteague?
****Koko's kitten is the story of a gorilla in a zoo who adopts a
Have fifth graders each read a snippet over the
intercom each morning. One snippet is for PreK-2 and the other is 3-5.
It is a few sentences from a popular book, must include the main
character's name. Children can guess the title of the book. One winner
is chosen for each group per day. Rewards are either left over bookfair
books or a coupon to check out additional books.
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