Animal Chapter Books ( Grades 1-3)

Bechtold, Lisze.  Buster the Very Shy Dog Finds a Kitten.  Reader 3 B
Buster finds a homeless kitten and takes care of it, with help from Phoebe, the tabby, and the calico. In a second story, Buster and Phoebe take the new kitten, Tilly, to Gregory’s house to play. 

Broach, Elise.  The Miniature World of Marvin & James.  J FIC Broach
When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.

Calmenson, Stephanie.  No Dogs Allowed.  J FIC Calmenson  (SERIES)
Best friends and dog lovers Kate and Lucie live in apartments where dogs are not allowed, but a pair of unusual necklaces they find in a thrift store allow them to become dogs whenever they wish.

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin.  Bear Hugs.  Reader P D
Baby Bear decides that of all the hugs from Mama and Papa Bear, a group hug is best.

DiCamillo, Kate.  Mercy Watson to the Rescue.  J FIC DiCamillo  (SERIES)
After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.

Dowell, Frances O’Roark.  Sam the Man & the Chicken Plan.  J FIC Dowell
When seven-year-old Sam Graham, eager for some spending money, volunteers to look after a neighbor’s chickens, the experience inspires him to get his own chicken–a special bird named Helga.

Faber, Polly.  Mango & Bambang The Not-a-Pig.  J FIC Faber
An unlikely friendship blossoms between Mango, a little girl with an assortment of talents, and Bambang, an Asian tapir.

Kline, Suzy.  Horrible Harry and the Goog.  J FIC Kline.
When Horrible Harry’s pet cat, Googer, sneaks a ride and gets into the school building, third-graders Harry and Doug have to catch him before anyone else does, which means going into some forbidden places.

Leavitt, Lindsey.  The Big Move.  JPB L  (Commander in Cheese) 
Mice siblings who live in the White House prepare for a new president to move in.  SEQUEL: Oval Office Escape (2016).

Rylant, Cynthia.  Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Adventures.  Reader 2 R  (SERIES)
Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.

Rylant, Cynthia.  Mr.Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog.  Reader 2 R (SERIES)
When their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry hurts her foot, Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby agree to walk her dog for a week, not knowing what they are in for.

Surovec, Yasmine.  My Pet Human.  J FIC Surovec
A cat that enjoys his carefree life gets some treats and backrubs from the humans who have just moved into his favorite abandoned house, then sets out to train them properly, all the while protesting to his friends that he has no interest in being tied down to a human pet.

Ursula, Vernon.  Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible.  J FIC Vernon
Never a conventional princess, Harriet becomes an adventurer after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday, but after two years of slaying ogres, cliff-diving, and more with her riding quail, Mumfrey, things go awry at home and she must seek a prince to set things right. 

Vande Velde, Vivian.  Squirrel in the House.  J FIC Vande Velde
Chaos is wrongly blamed for a holiday disaster when he sneaks into the home of Cuddles the dog, who becomes his reluctant partner in a snowy search for a runaway child.

Willems, Mo.  The Story of Diva and Flea.  J FIC Willems
In the bustling city of Paris, a small yet brave dog, Diva, and an adventurous cat named Flea become two unlikely friends.

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