Previous Selections

Pre-K and Kindergarten
 
If a Seahorse Wore a Saddle
A delightful rhyming story that teaches children to be kind. This high-spirited little seahorse will capture your heart.
Written and Illustrated by Dr. Mary Jane Flynn
47 pages




 Sadie Learns a Lesson
An engaging story about Sadie, the cat. Along with Sadie, children will learn about needs and safety issues for their pets and themselves.
Written and Illustrated by Jane Mathews
22 pages
 



The Blue Kangaroo at the Zoo
A fun story about the blue kangaroo who returns to the zoo and teaches children about wild animals and counting.
Written and Illustrated by Dr. Mary Jane Flynn
32 pages



Grade 1

 
A Bug C
A charming, alphabet book, featuring 26 different insects and zany ways to remember the letters. Children will learn to appreciate these wonderful, little creatures.
Written and Illustrated by Edna Romero
46 pages
 


It Happened to Herbie
The adventures of a hedgehog who becomes separated from his family and encounters  difficulties finding his way back home but is finally, joyfully reunited with his family.
Written by Michaela Friends
Illustrated by Tamara Greeno
32 pages
 

The Lost and Found Puppy
The touching, rhyming story of a brave little puppy left at the side of the road who sets out to find a good home experiencing several adventures along the way.
Written and Illustrated by Dr. Mary Jane Flynn
44 pages


Grade 2

Bustop the Cat And Mrs. Lin
The story of an abandoned cat who is befriended by a lonely woman, and how her act of kindness not only changes her life but also the lives of those around her.
Written by Amy Reichert
Illustrated by Donna Ryan
42 pages

 

The Adventures of Pilaf, Almondine and Tetrazzini
This is a fun story about three turkey brothers and the adventures they have searching for a home.
Written by Ethel Pochocki
Illustrated by Regan
42 pages
 

Grade 3

A Home For Ernie
The story of a lovable dog who finds himself with a succession of owners until he finally arrives at a loving and responsible home.
Written by Amy Reichert
Illustrated by Virginia Tawresey
42 pages
 
 
  


Sandy of Laguna
The inspirational story of a real life disabled bird and his wonderful impact on the lives of people around him.
Written by Joseph Bell
Illustrated by Ben Garrison
54 pages

 

 
Grade 4


Beautiful Joe
The classic, true tale of an abused dog who is rescued by a kind family and repas them with love and loyalty for their compassion.
Written by Marshall Saunders
Retold by Quinn Currie
Illustrated by Susan Heinonen
64 pages


Sully the Seal and Alley the Cat
The true and touching story about two unlikely friends, a rescued baby seal and a family cat.

Written by Lynn Whitehead with Mark Steilen
Illustrated by Donna Ryan
46 pages 


Webster's Coming Home Today
Cooper goes with his mom to pick up his dog, and best friend, Webster. Doubts and fears about Webster send Cooper on a brave adventure to help his pal.
Written by Joanne A. Reisberg
Illustrated by Tim Williams
48 pages


 Grade 5-8

Bravara, Eagle Thunderbolt
A folktale about a young eagle who becomes ostracized from his community. With the help of magpies, he learns to have confidence in his abilities and overcomes his fears. His leadership, strength and conviction result in the return to a better life for his community.
Written by Thomas Langeloh
Illustrated by Malcolm Wells
44 pages
 


Joey Moses
The true story of a woman and an animal who bond together in a unique support system, each saving the others life.

Written by Susan Duncan
Illustrated by Malcolm Wells
96 pages 

Lobo the Wolf
The classic true story of a legendary wolf who fought to live on his ancestral land in New Mexico, and of his strong devotion to his beloved mate. A fine book for addressing the issues of tolerance and respect for others.
Written by Ernest Thompson Seton
Special addition by Mark Steilen
Illustrated by Donna Ryan
65 pages


The Pacing Mustang
The classic true story of a heroic and famous stallion's fight to remain wild and free.

Written by Ernest Thompson Seton
Illustrated by Donna Ryan
68 pages

 


 
Not For Sadie
The true story of a cat who becomes ill and is coaxed back to health. Teaches colors, numbers and days of the week while addressing important issues young children may have, including feelings about being sick, being alone and needing help.
Written and Illustrated by Jane Mathews
41 pages



The Blue Kangaroo
A fun, rhyming story about a kangaroo that has escaped from the zoo. This book is a wonderful tool to teach students colors.
Written and Illustrated by Dr. Mary Jane Flynn
16 pages
 

 

 
Where Did Birdie Go?
A heart-warming story, of a baby bird who falls out of his nest and the kind family who rescues and returns him to his family.
Written by Michaela Friends
Illustrated by Duane Hoffman
32 pages 





I Thought I Heard a Tiger Roar
The amusing rhyming tale of a young boy with a vivid imagination who conjures up both humorous and scary visits from wild animals.

Written and Illustrated by Dr. Mary Jane Flynn
56 pages

 


Jonathan Jasper Jeremy Jones 
A rhyming tale of the transformation of a curious little caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly and the hazards it faces along the way.
Written by Bernice Holland
Illustrated by Duane Hoffman
44 pages













 

J.G. Cougar's Great Adventure
The true story of the adventures of a curious wild cougar who strays from his habitat and ends up in a Seattle city park where he is, fortunately, rescued and safely returned to his forest.

Written and Illustrated by Virginia Bishop Tawresey
46 pages

  












Goodbye, Jake
The story of a family coping with the loss of one of their beloved pets, Jake a red and black greyhound.  Jake’s passing is a young boy’s first experience with death. 
Written by Bam Schildkraut
Illustrated by Whitney Martin
48 pages



 
The Butterfly Garden
The true and moving story about a boy who finds a butterfly egg and how he and his class get involved in helping it and other butterflies.
Written by Judith Levicoff with Mark Steilen
Illustrated by Ben Garrison
44 pages
 
 




Kitty the Raccoon
The true story of a boy who rescues an abandoned, blind raccoon is both tender and funny, after many adventures, some good and bad, Kitty successfully returns to the wild.

Written by Jamie Stamper
Illustrated by Susan Heinonen
44 pages

Tweak and the Absolutely Right Whale
A delightful rhyming story of a whale who helps a shy dolphin develop self-esteem and how he is amply rewarded for his kindness.
Written by Patricia Bell Dubin
Illustrated by Regan
44 pages

 

William's Story
The true story of the life of a stray, plucky cat who is left to fend for himself when the girl who was feeding him moves. After several misadventures on the street, he is befriended by a caring young boy.
Written by Debra Duel
Illustrated by Donna Ryan
42 pages










Father Goose and His Goslings
The true story of how a man's childhood dream to fly with the birds becomes a reality. Bill Lishman's story has been featured on television programs, including "20/20" and was the inspiration for the movie Fly Away Home.
Written by Bill Lishman
Illustrated by Jack McMaster
63 pages




Little Annie of Christian Creek
The true and inspiring story of how an orphaned baby moose survives in the Wyoming wilderness against long odds. Includes beautiful photographs.
Written, Illustrated and Photographed by Thomas J. Sanker
49 pages
 


 
The Living Mountain
A dramatic story of the impact of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens on life in the area, as seen through the eyes of two children who learn how ladybugs, pocket gophers and fireweed help in returning life to the area. 
WrittenBy Rob Carson
Illustrated by Duane Hoffman
77 pages
 

Zangbu's Story
The true story of a Sherpa boy growing up in rugged Himalayan country who finds a way to qualify for one of life's most demanding jobs.
Written by Zangbu Sherpa with Diane Scott
Illustrated by Malcolm Wells
80 pages