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The Camel who crossed Australia by Bell Sing the camel has come from Pakistan to accompany Burke and Wills as they attempt to cross Australia from south to north, but Bell Sing yearns for water and freedom on a tough journey.
Call Number: Y JF FRE
Publication Date: 2008
Refections of a solitary hamster by Hamster can be selfish and narcissistic but his forest animal friends still love him, warts and all. In graphic novel format.
Call Number: SEN PIC F DES
Publication Date: 2009
The snow pony by Only Dusty can ride the wild Snow Pony. And no one but Dusty will trust her... Three years of drought have reduced the Riley's farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to breaking point. A trip to the mountains to muster their cattle promises a fresh start, but sudden violence erupts into the peaceful landscape... Now Dusty and her beautiful brumby are tested as never before. From the author of the remarkable bestseller The Quicksand Pony 'Lester tells a gripping yarn, brimming with classic pictures...Dusty emerges as a true mountain girl with a new friend who can match her in courage.' Stella Lees, Australian Book Review
Call Number: F LES
Publication Date: 2001
Cow girl by Growing up on the embattled Mawr Estate in South Wales, all Gemma sees are burglaries, muggings, sadness, and boredom. With a dad in prison and a mum who has given up hope, she, like everyone around her, is holding on to memories of the times when happiness wasn't so hard to find.
Call Number: F GEM
Publication Date: 2014
A horse called hero by It is 1940. As the Second World War escalates and London becomes a target for German bombs, Dodo and her horse-mad little brother Wolfie are evacuated to the country, away from everything they know. After weeks of homesick loneliness, they come across an orphaned foal. They name the horse Hero for surviving against the odds and together they raise him, train him, and learn to ride. Their days are suddenly full of life and excitement again, but the shadow of war looms over their peaceful existence, and soon Hero must live up to his name . . .
Call Number: F ANG
Publication Date: 2013
Rain Reign by Rose, a young girl on the autism spectrum, shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
Call Number: STF F MAR
Publication Date: 2018-01-02
Forest by This simple tale of renewal traces the fortunes of a forest, from abundance to degradation, and its return to its natural state. A quite sad story about cats that are discarded but a fabulous books by a brilliant author.
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Watership down by Watership Down is a classic adventure novel, written by English author Richard Adams, published by Rex Collings Ltd of London in 1972. Set in south-central England, the story features a small group of rabbits. Although they live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language (Lapine), proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel is the Aeneid of the rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.
Call Number: F ADA
Publication Date: 1972
The Wind in the Willows by The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley.
Call Number: F GRA
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
The dog Ray by Twelve-year-old Daisy has just died in a car crash. But in a twist of fate, and through a heavenly bureaucratic mistake Daisy ends up, not where she is supposed to be - but in the body of a dog. Daisy may now be inhabiting a dog's body, but inside she is still very much Daisy, and is as bouncy, loyal, positive, energetic as she ever was. Daisy's only thought is to somehow be reunited with her parents, who she knows will be missing her. And this is how she meets Pip, a boy who is homeless and on his own journey, and a lasting, tender and very moving friendship between boy and dog/girl is formed.
Call Number: STF F COG
Publication Date: 2015