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Brigadier: Gentle Hero

Judy Andrekson (2009), 96 pages
Illustrated by David Parkins
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Animal, Nonfiction
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This moving book tells the story of how Brigadier was selected, trained and served as a horse in the Mounted Unit of the Toronto Police Department. From the time he came to Toronto for training, his gentleness and sense of horse humor made him a favorite of the officers in the unit. That same gentleness made him a favorite among the civilians he met while on patrol. Thus the loss of this majestic horse to a senseless act of violence was felt by the people of Toronto both police officers and civilians. The book also relates how the fate of this wonderful animal has impacted the Canandian Laws concerning the treatment of all animals.
Reviewed by: caroll
Date read: 1/29/2010
ISBN-10: 0887769047
ISBN-13: 9780887769047
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Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy

Dori Hillestad Butler (2010), 128 pages
Illustrated by Jeremy Tugeau
Audience: 1st Grade - 4th Grade
Category: Animal, Fiction, Mystery
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In this book, a boy is lost-not a dog. It has humor, twists and turns, and a likable canine character, Buddy. The mystery is solved with help from a few black-and-white illustrations. This is a mystery to be enjoyed by individual readers or to be read to younger readers.
Book Series: Buddy File
Awards nominated: Monarch Award Nominee 2012
Reviewed by: cjones
Date read: 4/13/2011
ISBN-10: 0807509108
ISBN-13: 9780807509104
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Bug, A Bear, & A Boy Go To School

David McPhail (1998), 32 pages
Illustrated by David McPhail
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
Category: Animal, Easy Reader, Fiction, Humor
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Three best friends, a Boy, a Bear, and a Bug, do everything together. They fly kites, paint pictures, go for rides and even go to school together. Make Boy, Bear, and Bug your best friends too! This heart warming story is beautifully enhanced by watercolor illustrations.
Similar books: Dot and Bob by David McPhail; A Place for Nicholas by David McPhail; Rick is Sick by David McPhail
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/24/2009
ISBN-10: 0439077834
ISBN-13: 9780439077835
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Bulu: African Wonder Dog

Dick Houston (2010), 336 pages
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Animal, Nonfiction
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This is the true story of Steve and Anna Tolan who retire early from the British Police force to become wildlife protectors in Zambia, Africa. The one thing they miss the most from their lives in England is a dog. Though warned by friends that having a dog in the African bush would only bring heartbreak, they go ahead and adopt a scrawny runt, a Jack Russell mix. Bulu, meaning wild dog, in the African language, quickly becomes part of the family helping to raise orphan warthogs, vervets, a baboon, a bushbuck and an elephant. He can charm and calm another animal like no one else. He stands his ground to protect his owners from anything from a lion to an alligator. He is nearly blinded by cobra venom, infected with a deadly virus from a tsetse fly, and barely survives a lion attack. Through it all, he shows remarkable strength, love, and courage for his human and animal family. This is a wonderful story for anyone who loves animals, adventure, and the rare and rich excitement of Africa.
Reviewed by: ewl
Date read: 10/4/2010
ISBN-10: 0375947205
ISBN-13: 9780375947209
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Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery

James Howe (1979), 112 pages
Illustrated by Alan Daniel
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Category: Animal, Classic, Fantasy, Humor
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The Monroes come home from a Dracula movie one night with a new addition to the household. They have found a baby bunny in a box of dirt in the back row of the theater. Chester, the cat, is convinced that this is a vampire rabbit and takes it upon himself to warn the Monroes of their impending doom. Harold, the dog and narrator, thinks Chester is nuts, but then how can he explain Bunnicula's sharp teeth or the way he seems to walk through the wire of his cage or the juiceless vegetables in the refrigerator. This is a laugh-out-loud read. If you like this one, look for other books in the Bunnicula series.
Similar books: Howliday Inn; The Celery Stalks at Midnight; Nighty-Nightmare; Return to Howliday Inn; Bunnicula Strikes Again; Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow
Awards nominated: 2012 Bluestem Award Nominee
Reviewed by: caroll
Date read: 7/13/2009
ISBN-10: 0689307004
ISBN-13: 9780689307003
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