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Woof, Purr, or Squeak: Books from an Animal's Perspective

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A Pack Divided
by Erin Hunter
For the first time Storm can remember, she has a place in a Pack, and the world that was devastated by the Big Growl is finally at peace. But tensions are rising among the dogs of the Wild Pack--and the greatest danger they face may come from within.
by Henry Cole
A young apprentice chipmunk in a guild of craftsanimals strikes up an unlikely relationship with a dragon who teaches him the meaning of true friendship.
Firefly Hollow
by Alison McGhee
Because their dreams of daring adventures go against the cautious teachings of their nations, Firefly and Cricket set out on their own, find a home with kindly Vole, and together help a grieving "miniature giant" named Peter.
Mutt's Promise
by Julie Salamon
When their owner moves away, two dogs are trapped in a puppy mill until they take matters into their own hands.
Return of the Forgotten
by Lisa Fiedler
Althought Felina the cat queen is gone, the subway tunnels are still dangerous, not only because of Hopper's rogue brother Pup and his arachnid companion Hacklemesh, but also due to a secret Firren has been hiding that worries her more than the disappearance of her daughter, Hope. Includes a bonus story, ATLANTIA RISING: How it All Began.
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Star Rise
by Kathryn Lasky
As the filly Estrella leads her herd north to good grass and water, the stallion Hold On, blinded in the canyon fire, is found by the human boy Tijo, who has an ability to understand horses that sets him apart from other humans--but when Hold On and Tijo catch up with the herd, Estrella must decide whether or not the horses should accept this boy or drive him away.
The Mysterious Abductions
by Tracey Hecht
Three unlikely nocturnal animal friends--Dawn the fox, Tobin the pangolin, and Bismark the sugar glider--form a brigade of the night to look into the mysterious disappearance of animals.
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The Nocturnals
The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs
by Cylin Busby
The story of cat Jacob Tibbs, runt of the litter, and his exploits on the high seas as a ship's mouser.
The Somewhat True Adventures of Sammy Shine
by Henry Cole
When his toy airplane crashes, a pet mouse becomes lost in the woods.
The Taken
by Inbali Iserles
Isla and her brother are two young foxes living just outside a human city, but one night Isla returns to her den to find it destroyed, and surrounded by strange, vicious foxes, so she takes refuge in the city while she masters foxcraft--the ancient magical arts of her kind.
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