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For ages 10 to 14, but adults will enjoy these books as well.
Marty Kingsbury Illustrated by Tatiana Messina Oricito, a Chilean pup, has never been alone. In all of his eight weeks on earth, his mother and littermates have made the world a smaller, friendlier, and more playful place. But now they are all gone. As the sun rises on a new day, Oricito realizes that he too must either find his way or stay and die.
Maribeth Boelts Two boys form a pooper scooper business (hence the PS) in order to raise money to buy a rottweiler puppy they believe will protect them from the bullies in town. The end up uncovering a crime along with all of that poop!
Chris Platt The heroine of this middle reader protects a newborn colt who is born with twisted legs our of empathy, having an imperfection in her own stance. "...a heartwarming story, which demonstrates the amazing capacity that humans and animals have to overcome disabilities and draw strength from each other."—Booklist
Michael Morpurgo By the author of War Horse, this tale, inspired by a true story, concerns the bombing of Desden and a zookeeper who is determined to keep a young elephant safe by staying in their garden. But when the home is bombed, the family must flee in the middle of winter, escaping the approaching Russian soldiers, and caring for an elephant!