Good Reads

Staff members of Stream Valley have enjoyed the following great books about animals!


You can find something for any age; support our county libraries and try them all!

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Author: Garth Stein

A Dog's Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me

Author: Jon Katz

Homer's Odyssey

Author: Gwen Cooper

Making Rounds With Oscar

Author: David Dosa, M.D.

Modoc: The True Story of The Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

Author: Ralph Helfer

Water for Elephants

Author: Sara Gruen

Cat Stories

Author: James Herriot 

A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

Author: Jon Katz

Wolf: The Journey Home

Author: Asta Bowen

Marley & Me

Author: John Grogan

The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family

Author: Jon Katz

Wesley The Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

Author: Stacey O'Brien

The Daily Coyote: A Story of Love, Survival, and Trust in the Wilds of Wyoming

Author: Shreve Stockton

Following Atticus:Forty-Eight High Peaks,One Little Dog, and Extraordinary Friendship

Author: Tom Ryan

Navy Seal Dogs:My Tale of Training Canines for Combat

Author: Michael Ritland with Gary Brozek & Thea Feldman


Author: Scott Cohen & Carolyn Doherty

You Had Me At Woof

Author: Julie Klam

Zamba: The True Story of The Greatest Lion That Ever Lived

Author: Ralph Helfer

The Dogs of Bedlam Farm: An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs,Two Donkeys, and Me

Author: Jon Katz

Guardians of Being

Author: Eckhart Tolle (with illustrations by Patrick McDonnel, creator of MUTTS comic strip)

A Lion Called Christian

Author: Anthony Bourke & John Rendall



Website: Garth Stein

Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish 

Author: Mark R Levin

Great Reads For Kids

The Call of the Wild

Author: Jack London

Part Of Me

Author: Kimberly Willis Holt

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Author: Richard and Florence Atwater

The Tale of Despereaux

Author: Kate DiCamillo

The Crows of Hidden Creek

Author: JoAnn Huston Niemela

The Sign of the Beaver

Author: Elizabeth George Speare

Old Yeller

Author: Fred Gipson


Author: William Howard Armstrong


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