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OLD - Animal Fiction for Grades 3–5

These animal stories can be found in Juvenile (J) Fiction, filed alphabetically under the author's name. Books in which the animals behave realistically are noted as such. Look for additional realistic animal series on our paperback shelves. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.
Armstrong Sounder    (Realistic)
Atwater Mr. Popper's Penguins
Auch A Dog on His Own
Averill Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories About Jenny Linsky
Avi Poppy
Beha Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog
Birney The World According to Humphrey
Bond A Bear Called Paddington
Brooks Freddy the Detective
Burnford The Incredible Journey    (Realistic)
Cleary Ribsy    (Realistic)
Cleary Socks    (Realistic)
Cleary Strider    (Realistic)
Cleary The Mouse and the Motorcycle
DeJong Along Came a Dog
Delaney Birdbrain Amos
DiCamillo Because of Winn-Dixie    (Realistic)
DiCamillo The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
Farley The Black Stallion    (Realistic / Many others by this author)
Farmer The Warm Place
Fine Diary of a Killer Cat
Frederick The Black Paw
Frederick The Black Paw
Gardiner Stone Fox    (Realistic)
Gipson Old Yeller    (Realistic)
Gleitzman Toad Rage
Grahame The Wind in the Willows
Haas Runaway Radish
Heidenreich Nero Corleone: A Cat's Story
Henry Misty of Chincoteague    (Realistic / Many others by this author)
Horse The Last Gold Diggers
Howe Bunnicula
Howe Morgan's Zoo
Hurwitz PeeWee's Tale
King-Smith Babe: The Gallant Pig
King-Smith Harry's Mad
Kipling The Jungle Book
Kjelgaard Big Red    (Realistic / Many others by this author)
Knight Lassie Come-Home    (Realistic)
Lawson Rabbit Hill
Lisle Forest
Lisle Highway Cats
Lofting The Story of Doctor Dolittle
Loizeaux Clarence Cochran, A Human Boy
Lubar Dog Days    (Realistic)
McCall-Smith Akimbo and the Elephants    (Realistic)
Milne Winnie-the-Pooh
Moore I'll Meet You at the Cucumbers
Napoli Ugly
Naylor Shiloh    (Realistic)
Naylor The Grand Escape
Newman Hachiko Waits    (Realistic)
Nolan Down Girl and Sit: Smarter Than Squirrels
O'Brien Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Oppel Silverwing
Reid Banks I, Houdini: The Autobiography of a Self-Educated Hamster
Rylant Gooseberry Park
Said Varjak Paw
Salten Bambi: A Life in the Woods
Schaffner Algonquin Cat: A Story
Selden A Cricket in Times Square
Sendak Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More to Life
Sewell Black Beauty    (Realistic)
Smith 101 Dalmatians
Steig Abel's Island
Stolz Cat Walk
Talbert The Trap    (Realistic)
Tamar Junkyard Dog    (Realistic)
Terhune Lad, a Dog    (Realistic / Paperback only)
Westera Sheep and Goat
White Charlotte's Web
White The Trumpet of the Swan
Wise Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

Last Updated: 3/13

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