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Reads for Animal Lovers


This week’s Guess the Librarian theme is animals—one we love, one we hate, and one we’d love to be. Here are some stories featuring prominent animal characters.

Middle Grade Books

  • A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
  • Moo by Sharon Creech
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Call of the Wild & White Fang by Jack London
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Young Adult Books

  • Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  • Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
  • Threatened by Eliot Schrefer
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Adult Fiction

  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad
  • The Bear by Andrew Krivak
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
  • Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt


  • Marley and Me by John Grogan
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  • H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  • Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter



Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.