April 18, 2019

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It was a lovely funeral for Fluffy, the best pet I ever had. I was pleased by the turnout at the mansion.
A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans (Dragon's Guide #1)
Yep, Laurence

A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans (Dragon's Guide #1)

By: Yep, Laurence
Recommended for grade(s): 5, 6

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet-a ridiculous notion! Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters- the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie's sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake's combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem before it's too late. --from Crown Books.

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Rare Beasts (Edgar & Ellen)
Charles Ogden

Rare Beasts (Edgar & Ellen)

By: Charles Ogden
Recommended for grade(s): 4, 5

Fire ants. Fraud. Footie pajamas. Twins Edgar and Ellen live alone —From their parents disappeared years ago, and who can blame them? —From in the quaint, little town of Nod's Limbs, in a grim, gray house overlooking the cemetery and the junkyard. They spend their days avoiding Heimertz, the mysterious accordion-playing caretaker and pestering Pet, a hairy, one-eyed creature of indeterminate species and gender and and wreaking havoc on the hapless citizens of Nod's Limbs. But wreaking havoc can incur expenses, so the twins come up with a unique fund-raising scheme: They'll nab the pets of Nod's Limbs and transform them into exotic animals they can sell for big bucks. Not a bad plan, if one of the purloined pets wasn't a lethargic python with a raging appetite.... —from the website of Simon & Schuster

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Martin's Mice
Dick King-Smith

Martin's Mice

By: Dick King-Smith
Recommended for grade(s): 3

Martin, a kitten, is branded a `wimp' by his siblings for his friendly interest in mice. He loves caring for them and can't understand their desire for freedom. Only when he becomes the pet of a big city apartment dweller does he realize why his pets deserted him. An engaging animal fantasy with plenty of humorous insight into the human condition, King-Smith's story has humor and a fast pace which will appeal to younger readers."" —from the website at Penguin Random House quoting School Library Journal

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Fins of Fury (Big Fat Zombie Goldfish #3)
Mo O'Hara

Fins of Fury (Big Fat Zombie Goldfish #3)

By: Mo O'Hara
Recommended for grade(s): 3

When Tom zapped Frankie the goldfish back to life with a battery, he certainly didn't expect him to become a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with incredible hypnotic powers. But it turns out that a zombie goldfish is a great pet to have on your side when your big brother is an evil scientist whose plans need to be thwarted. There's something fishy going on in the woods, as Tom and his best friend Pradeep take Frankie on a camping adventure. Could the Beast of Burdock Woods be real? Then, something weird is going on with Mark. He's actually being . . . nice! Meanwhile, paranormal pets (including a teleporting tortoise, a mostly invisible poodle, a levitating budgie, and a vampire kitten) are missing all over town. Can Tom and Pradeep find out what's going on before Frankie disappears? --From the website at Macmillan

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