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A Sick Day for Amos McGee
by Philip C. Stead Details
Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.
by Thyra Heder Details
Little T remembers that she was frightened last time her family visited the zoo but not why, so her creative family helps by imitating animals from A to Z until she recalls exactly what caused her fear.
If I Ran the Zoo
by Dr. Seuss Details
If Gerald McGrew ran the zoo, he'd let all the animals go and fill it with more unusual beasts--a ten-footed lion, an Elephant-Cat, a Mulligatawny, a Tufted Mazurka, and others.
Kali's Story: an Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue
by Jennifer Keats Curtis Details
Follow the photographic journey of orphaned polar bear Kali as he is rescued and whisked away to the Inupiat village of Point Lay.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?
by Eric Martin Details
Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper. Includes note to parents and teachers, and related activities.
by Adam Rex Details
The animals at the zoo have some unusual requests for a little girl who goes to visit.
Splat the Cat and the Cool School Trip
by Rob Scotton Details
When Splat the Cat and his class take a school trip to the zoo, all Splat wants is to see the penguins.
The Secret Zoo
by Bryan Chick Details
When his sister disappears, Noah, along with their best friends, Ella and Richie, sneak into the neighborhood zoo and delve into the unknown world of the animals, where they discover a great secret that the zoo is protecting.
What's New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos
by Kathleen Krull Details
A millennia-long history of animal keeping shares facts about what zookeeping has taught humanity and how individual lives have been profoundly shaped by the wild creatures found in zoos all over the world.
When Lulu Went to the Zoo
by Andy Ellis Details
After learning that the zoo animals yearn to be free, four-year-old Lulu takes them home with her.
Zoo Ah-choooo
by Peter Mandel Details
On a sleepy Sunday at the zoo, all the animals suddenly begin to sneeze.
Zoo Girl
by Rebecca Elliott Details
Zoo girl has no family. In the children's home, she feels lost and alone. On a trip to the zoo, she is accidentally left behind. But the animals love herand when she's discovered snuggled in a cage with the tigers by the zoo keepers and brought back to the orphanage, she doesn't want to go. Thankfully, the keepers know when they first see her that they have found a daughter at last, and return shortly with adoption papers to take her home with them. Zoo girl has found her family at last! Written with just one or two words a page, this simple tale about finding one's place in life is sure to resonate with children everywhere.
Updated 10/06/2014
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