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Dog Heaven

Cynthia Rylant - 1995
    Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.

Tops & Bottoms

Janet Stevens - 1995
    With roots in American slave tales, Tops & Bottoms celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship. “As usual, Stevens’ animal characters, bold and colorful, are delightful. . . . It’s all wonderful fun, and the book opens, fittingly, from top to bottom instead of from side to side, making it perfect for story-time sharing.”--BooklistThis title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories)

The Magic School Bus Hops Home: A Book About Animal Habitats

Patricia Relf - 1995
    The class wants to help look for her. Ms. Frizzle says, "The best way to find a frog is to be a frog!" So, the kids take a ride on the Magic School Bus. Join them as they shrink to frog size and learn all about animal habitats!

The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A Pop-Up Book

Keith Faulkner - 1995
    This talkative frog with a huge mouth just can't stop asking the creatures he encounters what they like to eat--that is, until he stumbles upon a creature who just loves to eat wide-mouthed frogs!

The Very Busy Spider

Eric Carle - 1995
    One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!This multi-sensory book allows children to feel the pictures as well as see them. And with its rhythmic text, The Very Busy Spider becomes an experience to touch, to see, and to hear."A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity."--The Horn Book, starred review"Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner."--Booklist, starred review.

Big Red Barn

Margaret Wise Brown - 1995
    A lulling text and exquisite illustrations follow the animals' day on the farm as they make their noises, play in the grass, and return to the big red barn to fall sound asleep.

The Incredible Journey

Sheila Burnford - 1995
    And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love. The Incredible Journey is one of the great children's stories of all time--and has been popular ever since its debut in 1961.

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Peggy Rathmann - 1995
    A glorious picture book." -- The Horn Book"Rathmann is a quick rising star in the world of chidren's books. In this book, she again shows her flair for creating real characters, dramatic situations and for knowing what will make young audiences giggle and think." -- Children's Book Review Magazine"Rathman brings a lighter-than-air comic touch to this outstanding, solid-as-a-brick picture book." -- Publisher's Weekly"A five-star performance." -- School Library Journal

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care / Feeding / Facilities

Gail Damerow - 1995
    This revised third edition contains a new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence, expanded coverage of hobby farming, and up-to-date information on chicken health issues, including avian influenza and fowl first aid.

Clifford and the Big Storm

Norman Bridwell - 1995
    Once again, the heroism and humor of America's favorite Big Red Dog saves the day--and Emily Elizabeth's grandparents' home--when the big storm comes.

Golden Filly Collection Two

Lauraine Snelling - 1995
    With Tricia as jockey and her father as trainer, the two have big dreams of winning the Triple Crown. Tricia has other pressures, too, like declining grades, a strained relationship with her mother, and the constant worry about her father's failing health. But Tricia's faith in God always gives her the strength to push her limits. Collection Two includes Shadow Over San Mateo, Out of the Mist, Second Win, Close Call, and The Winner's Circle.

Misty Morgan

Stephen Cosgrove - 1995
    A princess regrets her selfish behavior when her friend Morgan the unicorn disappears.

The Encyclopedia of the Dog

Bruce Fogle - 1995
    From the world's leading dog expert, this top selling DK classic has a stunning new look that includes 14 new breeds.

Horses of the Sun

Robert Vavra - 1995
    As in Vavra's most popular books, all are alone and running free in glorious natural settings: a white Arabian in a sun-washed desert; a black Friesian galloping in snowdrifts; a gray Andalusian amid violet flowers; a chestnut Arabian prancing in autumn leaves.These lush photographs are accompanied by poetry and are followed by text and drawing that profile each breed, highlighting the particularly outstanding traits of each horse depicted. Vavra pays special attention to the Andalusian, providing an essay on its romantic history. Presented on natural, handmade paper, Horses of the Sun fuses the beautiful simplicity of Vavra's earlier works with a new, fresh image of horses. For anyone who loves horses or simply appreciates the finest of photography, Horses of the Sun is a lovely gift -- a paean to this most beloved of animals.

Reflections of Eden: My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo

Biruté M.F. Galdikas - 1995
    In 1971, at age twenty-five, Galdikas left the placid world of American academia for the remote jungles of Indonesian Borneo. Living with her husband in a primitive camp, she became surrogate mother to a "family" of ex-captive orangutans - and gradually adjusted to the blood-sucking leeches, swarms of carnivorous insects, and constant humidity that rotted her belongings in the first year. Her first son spent the early years of his life at Camp Leakey with adopted orangutans as his only playmates. The wild orangutans Galdikas studied and the ex-captives she rehabilitated became an extended family of characters no less vivid than her human companions. Throatpouch, a huge and irritable grouch, fought off rivals for the right to claim adolescent Priscilla as his mate. Handsome Cara at first tried to rid the forest of its human intruder by hurling dead branches at Galdikas from the canopy above. Little Sugito, rescued from a cramped cage and returned to the jungle claimed Galdikas as his mother and clung to her fiercely, night and day, for months. A groundbreaking chronicler of the orangutans' life cycle, Galdikas also describes the threats that increasingly menace them: the battles with poachers and loggers, the illicit trade in infant orangutans, the frustrations of official bureaucracy. Her story is a rare combination of personal epiphany, crucial scientific discovery, and international impact - a life of human and environmental challenge. Reflections of Eden is the third act of a drama that has captivated the world: the story of a pioneering primatologist, a world leader in conservation, and a remarkable woman.

Dinner at the Panda Palace

Stephanie Calmenson - 1995
    But when the restaurant is totally full, will Panda make room for one more guest?This fun, rhyming counting book is celebrating 25 years in print!

Wild Ride: The Rise and Tragic Fall of Calumet Farm, Inc., America's Premier Racing Dynasty

Ann Hagedorn Auerbach - 1995
    The stable bred so many superstars that it became the standard by which all achievements were measured in the horse racing industry. But during the 1980s, a web of financial schemes left Calumet destitute.Wild Ride is Ann Hagedorn Auerbach's investigation of the fast-track, multibillion-dollar thoroughbred industry and the fall of Calumet -- the inside story of a debacle that extended further than anyone could have imagined. Spanning four generations, this fast-paced saga brings to life a gallery of colorful characters from Calumet's glittery past. Wild Ride shows the industry's transformation from a clubby blue-blood society where a handshake closed a deal to a high-stakes business bulging with bankers and scandalous deal making. When the Bluegrass Bubble exploded, one of America's largest family fortunes lay in ruins."A fascinating tale with a cast of characters worthy of Dickens -- or Runyon." -- Carl Desens, Business Week

The Wolf Almanac

Robert H. Busch - 1995
    Covers the natural history of the wolf, its role as a predator, and its interaction with humans, and discusses the wolf's current status around the world.

The Wolf Almanac, New and Revised: A Celebration of Wolves and Their World

Robert H. Busch - 1995
    It is considered the best reference on wolves of its kind.

Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays

Candace Savage - 1995
    But according to naturalist Candace Savage, “bird brain,” as a pejorative expression, should be rendered obsolete by new research on the family of corvids: crows and their close relations.The ancients who regarded these remarkable birds as oracles, bringers of wisdom, or agents of vengeance were on the right track, for corvids appear to have powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on a par with many mammals, even higher primates. Bird Brains presents these bright, brassy, and surprisingly colorful birds in a remarkable collection of full-color, close-up photographs by some two dozen of the world’s best wildlife photographers.Savage’s lively, authoritative text describes the life and behavior of sixteen representative corvid species that inhabit North America and Europe. Drawing on recent research, she describes birds that recognize each other as individuals, call one another by “name,” remember and relocate thousands of hidden food caches, engage in true teamwork and purposeful play, and generally exhibit an extraordinary degree of sophistication.

The Dog Who Rescues Cats: True Story of Ginny

Philip González - 1995
    A friend suggested he adopt a dog.Reluctantly he went to the shelter, where Ginny, a badly abused one-year-old pup,quickly won him over. Philip realized immediately that Ginny was no ordinary dog--she had an amazing sixth sense that enabled her to find and rescue stray and ailing cats.There's Madame,who is completely deaf; Revlon, who has only one eye;Betty Boop,who has no hind feet;and Topsy, a paralyzed kitten whom Ginny found abandoned in an empty building. Ginny and Philip have now rescued and found homes for over 200 cats, and they have over 60 "outdoor cats" whom they visit and feed twice daily. Even more than extraordinary, Ginny's angelic mission has given Philip a sense of purpose and a new lease on life. You will never forget the true adventures of Ginny, the dog who rescues cats.

Great White Shark

Richard Ellis - 1995
    It is based on extensive research into the scientific literature and lore of this superbly adapted predator, on analysis of historical records, and on the most up-to-date information. The book is illustrated with 238 photographs and drawings, 116 in color.

Travels With Boogie: 500 Mile Walkies and Boogie Up the River in One Volume

Mark Wallington - 1995
    And they did it. Then, undaunted, they took on the treacherous waters of the Thames. Not exactly as Mark had planned, however: this time his companion was to be the delectable Jennifer - but she was held up at the office, and when Boogie was dropped off at the kennels the other dogs complained.Travels with Boogie is a witty and fascinating account of a mismatched couple and of the people they meet and places they visit.

The Deer in the Wood

Laura Ingalls Wilder - 1995
    The youngest readers can share her adventure in these very special picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. These classic Little House illustrations bring Laura and her family lovingly to life.

Inch by Inch

Leo Lionni - 1995
    When a hungry nightingale threatens to eat him for breakfast unless he can measure her song, the inchworm calls on his craft and skill to creatively solve the dilemma.

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest

Steve Jenkins - 1995
    The smallest mammal, the Etruscan shrew, could easily sleep in a teaspoon. In a striking full-color collage, each spread of Biggest, Strongest, Fastest portrays an animal that stands out in the animal world as the largest, slowest, longest lived. Readers can see the animal's size in relation to something familiar, and a chart on the last page indicates the size, weight, and diet of each animal, as well as where it can be found in the wild. Biggest, Strongest, Fastest is an entertaining, informative introduction to the "world records" held by fourteen members of the animal kingdom.

The Butterfly Alphabet Book

Brian Cassie - 1995
    Jerry Pallotta and Brian Cassie's fun, informative text, accompanied by Mark Astrella's detailed and breathtaking illustrations, will be a sure favorite with both the young butterfly lover and the experienced lepidopterist!

Buttermilk Bear

Stephen Cosgrove - 1995
    A bunny and a bear want to be friends but each set of parents is prejudiced against the other animal group.

Legacy of the Dog: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Over 200 Breeds

Tetsu Yamazaki - 1995
    The beauty and majesty of over 200 breeds are dramatically presented in more than 900 full-color images by acclaimed photographer Tetsu Yamazaki, whose superb work also appeared in Chronicle Books' best-selling volume, Legacy of the Cat.Page after page features prize-winning dogs of every shape, size, and color, including all 134 breeds currently recognized by the American Kennel Club, as well as a fascinating selection of breeds rarely seen in other dog guides. A glossary and an index round out this invaluable treasury for pet enthusiasts and professional dog breeders alike.

Cat, You Better Come Home

Garrison Keillor - 1995
    One cold winter's night, the elegant Puff decides to run away from home. She goes to Europe, where she becomes fabulously rich as a TV cat food spokescat. It's the high life for Puff, dripping in diamonds and mink, until the day she meets disaster. Full color.

Treasured Tales from Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter - 1995
    Includes The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Pigling Bland.

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Little Dog

Maj Lindman - 1995
    They took him in and washed and fed him and wished out loud that they could keep him. But the next morning, Mother found a notice in the paper about a lost little dog.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1995 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up

The Company of Wolves

Peter Steinhart - 1995
    This authoritative and eloquent book coaxes the wolf out from its camouflage of myth and reveals the depth of its kinship with humanity, which shares this animal's complex complex social organization, intense family ties, and predatory streak.


Seymour Simon - 1995
    Acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon sets the record straight. Sharks are serious predators, but more people are killed in car accidents during a single holiday weekend than have been killed by sharks in the past hundred years.

Ghost Grizzles: Does the Great Bear Still Haunt Colorado?

David Petersen - 1995
    That is, until one September evening in 1979 when a hunting outfitter named Ed Wiseman was attacked by a four-hundred-pound golden-haired sow. The mauled but alive man (and the dead bear) confirmed what knowledgeable San Juan residents already knew: the Colorado grizzly was no ghost.What has happened since that encounter almost twenty years ago is the subject of this story about the bear and our own species in the wild -- and what the future may hold for both.

Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun: A Cherokee Story

Geri Keams - 1995
    This wonderful story by a renowned storyteller explains how light was brought to the dark side of the world.

The Adventures of Lowly Worm

Richard Scarry - 1995
    Then Lowly has a bike accident, and he thinks his fun is over. Get-well cards and a visit from his friends convince Lowly he'll be up and around in no time. Color illustrations.

Once there was a bull...frog

Rick Walton - 1995
    With the flip of a page, a toad becomes a toadstool, a dog becomes a doghouse, a cow becomes a cowboy and a stage becomes a stagecoach in this rollicking story that?s a true page-turner?in every sense of the word! ?Noteworthy for its clever design, this amusing tale?illustrates how art and placement of text can affect a reader?s perception of a story.? --Booklist ?Compound words are split for comic surprises?A high-energy read-aloud.? --Publishers Weekly

Watchdog and the Coyotes

Bill Wallace - 1995
    But Sweetie, The Great Dane, can't afford to bark -- or bite. After three little nips and three masters, the next stop is the pound. So when the burglar comes calling, he waves his tail. When coyotes come prowling, he tries to make peace -- as they howl in scorn. They promise they'll return -- to eat his food, his friends, Red the Irish Setter, Poky the Beagle, and Sweetie for dessert! If Sweetie can't protect them they'll all perish! How can he outfox twelve hungry coyotes?

Cousteau's Great White Shark

Jean-Michel Cousteau - 1995
    To learn more about this formidable ocean dweller, the Cousteau team mounted a two-and-a-half year expedition to the south coast of Australia involving some 40 scientists, divers, cameramen, and sailors. This is the story, in words, photographs, and drawings, of the study and all that was learned from it about shark behaviour and biology. Myths and lore about the great white are dispelled, leaving an indelible image of a powerful predator of the seas.

The Squirrel's Birthday and Other Parties

Toon Tellegen - 1995
    Brief, evocative, thought-provoking, and unlike anything else ever written, Toon Tellegen’s extraordinary tales are rich in unforgettable, even surrealistic images. A squirrel and an ant discover a mysterious feast with an invisible host in the depths of a forest. A whale and a seagull dance silently on a moon-drenched beach. A grasshopper pays a fortune for a speck of dust. Perfectly complemented by Jessica Ahlberg’s delicate illustrations, this collection is intelligent, moving, and funny.

Three More Stories You Can Read to Your Dog

Sara Swan Miller - 1995
    Maybe it's raining and your dog can't go outside. On days like this, you can always read a book. But most dogs can't read, even the smart ones. There is something really nice you can do for your dog, however. Read your dog the stories in this book -- and always remember to pet your dog while you read!

Inside a Barn in the Country: A Rebus Read-Along Story

Alyssa Satin Capucilli - 1995
    This rebus read-along story is sure to delight and educate children at the same time. Full-color illustrations.

Animals, Property and the Law

Gary L. Francione - 1995
    Kunstler in the Foreword. This moral concern for the suffering of animals and their legal status is the basis for Gary L. Francione's profound book, which asks, Why has the law failed to protect animals from exploitation? Exploring every facet of this heated issue, Francione discusses the history of the treatment of animals, anticruelty statutes, vivisection, the Federal Animal Welfare Act, and specific cases such as the controversial injury of unanesthetized baboons at the University of Pennsylvania. He thoroughly documents the paradoxical gap between our professed concern with humane treatment of animals and the overriding practice of abuse permitted by the law.

So That Others May Live: Caroline Hebard & Her Search-And-Rescue Dogs

Hank Whittemore - 1995
    Disaster team Canine Unit has been called "remarkable," "compelling," and "inspiring" by reviewers coast-to-coast. From the rubble of earthquakes in El Salvador to the tragic site of the Oklahoma City bombing, Caroline and her dogs convey an unforgettable lesson in teamwork and sheer bravery that is not to be missed. HC: Bantam.


Walt Morey - 1995
    When former Coast Guardsman Chris George and his drug-sniffing dog Mike stumble upon a package of heroin, they draw the attention of some sinister characters.

The Encyclopedia of Snakes

Christopher Mattison - 1995
    This beautifully illustrated book covers the most popular aspects of snake biology and is intended to be "the" most informative and comprehensive title on the subject yet published.

Where is My Frog?

Mercer Mayer - 1995
    On a fishing trip with Dad, Little Critter's frog hops out of the car. Is he in the log? No. Is he up a tree? No. Why, he's under the lily pad, of course!

How Smudge Came

Nan Gregory - 1995
    One patient is so blind with illness that he can barely see the dog; it looks like a smudge.But, oh, how nice to hold the puppy. What is Cindy to do? How will she care for Smudge?How Smudge Came was made into an award winning television movie and became an international best seller.Awards and Nominations: Winner of the 1996 Mr. Christie Book Award Winner of the 1996 Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Citation

The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour and Interactions with People

James Serpell - 1995
    They were probably the first animal species to become domesticated, but their relationship with humans has always been ambivalent. Dogs form strong attachments to humans, even in the face of rejection and punishment, voluntarily allying themselves to us as faithful companions, uncomplaining child-substitutes, enduring workers, and excellent hunters and guards. Yet they are also reviled as vicious killers, unclean scavengers and outcasts. In this book, the many facets of dog behavior are set in the context of the dog's place in our society. Based on firm scientific research, the book dispells many myths and stereotypes about our canine friends, and it will be the definitive reference work on dog behavior for many years to come. Dog-lovers with an interest in understanding how and why dogs behave as they do will find this fascinating reading.

The Perfect Puppy

Gwen Bailey - 1995
    The book gives you the latest behavioral information and emphasizes prevention.


Barbara Taylor - 1995
    Systematically organized for easy access to information. Quick reference section contains charts, lists, projects, glossary, and index.

Not Quite a Horsewoman

Caroline Akrill - 1995
    Engagingly witty, endearingly frank, sometimes surprising, but always amusing, Caroline Akrill reveals the frequent disasters and occasional triumphs of her long association with the world of horses. A book which will strike a chord with every horsewoman.


Stephen Cosgrove - 1995
    Join the whimsical characters in this beautifully illustrated tale that teaches youngsters how to deal with the challenges of their world, providing them with positive solutions to difficult problems.

Animal Liberation and Social Revolution

Brian A. Dominick - 1995
    Dominickwith Preface by Joseph M. Smith

Disney's The Lion King No Worries (A Little Golden Book)

Justine Korman Fontes - 1995
    They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colorful pictures. Parents have shared Golden moments with their children, thanks to the happy hours spent with the books.

Me First

Helen Lester - 1995
    As always, Helen Lester's wonderfully offbeat humor and Lynn Munsinger's whimsical illustrations result in a hilarious lesson about piggishness. The picture book duo of Lester and Munsinger has created six previous books, including the award-winning TACKY THE PENGUIN.

Follow the Moon

Sarah Weeks - 1995
    A newborn sea turtle, whose instinct is to "follow the moon" to find the ocean, is drawn instead by a glittering mirrored ball in a crowded danceclub. He is rescued by a young boy who helps him learn to listen to the voice inside his head.

Fields and Pastures New: My First Year as a Country Vet

John McCormack - 1995
    John McCormack moved his wife and kids to Choctaw County, Alabama, to start his first practice. Choctaw folk never had a licensed vet before, and, with few exceptions, they welcomed the red-headed doctor and the tireless care he gave their animals.Fields and Pastures New is the heartwarming story of young Dr. McCormack's first years in this deeply rural country, where mule-drawn wagons still bumped down dirt roads . . . where the local barbershop was the best place to catch up on the news . . . and where nobody ever let Doc forget his most embarrassing moments."I am proud to say that my closest friendships, outside my family, have been with my clients," Dr. McCormack writes. "I hope readers will get to know some of the workings of the small family farm, and how these down-to-earth people confront their hardships and disappointments with so much good humor."

Neither Man Nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals

Carol J. Adams - 1995
    According to Adams, the patriarchal mind constructs both women and animals as other, and sees them only in terms of their usefulness. Insofar as women participate in meat-eating, Adams argued, they are complicit in their own oppression. Although most of the essays were previously published, they have been largely inaccessible and so the collection is welcome. Some of the essays are geared to sophisticated academic audiences; most presume at least some acquaintance with feminist theory, but even general readers with an interest in animal rights should be intrigued by Adams's work.

Methuselah's Heart

Mary Elizabeth Edgren - 1995
    Taking dangerous risks, Pose and her friends try to learn more about their Maker and attempt reconciliation by helping their enemies.


Miranda MacQuitty - 1995
    Explore the incredible diversity of life in the sea--from the haunting, hour-long songs of humpback whales to the fantastic coral colonies that spawn all their young in a single night.

Good Owners, Great Cats

Brian Kilcommons - 1995
    From the basics of cat care to understanding their complex body language and vocalizations, they provide in-depth information on kittenhood and the adult cat, solid advice on feline problems and proven techniques for modifying behavior.

Raccoon at Clear Creek Road

Carolyn B. Otto - 1995
    Now Raccoon must find her way back to protect her kits.

Bruno the Carpenter

Lars Klinting - 1995
    There are up-close illustrations of each tool Bruno uses, as well as an accurate set of toolbox plans at the satisfying end of this book. Full color.

"What is That?" Said the Cat

Grace Maccarone - 1995
    "I heard", said the bird. This simple, rhyming, Level 1 "Hello Reader" features the very first sight words new readers learn. Full color.

A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic

E.C. Pielou - 1995
    It is packed with answers to naturalists' questions and with questions—some of them answered—that naturalists may not even have thought of.

How to Hide a Meadow Frog and Other Amphibians

Ruth Heller - 1995
    Ruth Heller shows how toads, salamanders, and other interesting amphibians are experts at camouflage. Watch them disappear! Full color.

Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings

Matthew Van Fleet - 1995
    This charming introduction to colors, shapes, and animals has been delighting children all over the world for ten years! There is a surprise on every peek-a-boo page, where textured shapes magically turn into colorful creatures perfect for toddler's touching.

In Search of Prehistoric Survivors: Do Giant 'Extinct' Creatures Still Exist?

Karl Shuker - 1995
    The question this book tries to answer is: How many more "extinct" species are out there, awaiting discovery? Colorfully illustrated accounts are given of contemporary encounters with winged beasts reminiscent of pterodactyls, with prehistoric giant vultures, and with sea creatures clearly related to plesiosaurian sea serpents. Here is the most complete account yet of the amazing discoveries which were dismissed as foolishness just a few years ago. 200 pages (12 in color, 50 b/w illus.)

House of Tribes

Garry Kilworth - 1995
    Pedlar, a yellow-necked mouse, has reached that point. Told to leave the Hedgerow and go on a long journey, the adventurous mouse says his farewells and sets out for a far-distant country knows as The House. Reaching his destination, Pedlar enters a strange new world inhabited by many warring tribes: the Stinkhorns of the cellar, the great Savage Tribe in the kitchen, the library Bookeaters, the Invisibles, the Deathshead and the rebellious 13-K Gang.

The Book of North American Owls

Helen Roney Sattler - 1995
    Features the twenty-one species of owls and all their vital statistics. Includes a detailed, illustrated glossary with maps showing residence and breeding ranges.

Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies

Harriet Peck Taylor - 1995
    Playing their own trick, they carry Coyote home without his salt. Coyote is completely confused—until the third time when Coyote wakes up at home with his salt and discovers the butterflies have been having a bit of fun.

I Went To The Zoopermarket

Nick Sharratt - 1995
    Come and shop at the zoopermarket, where the food is not all it seems! Tying in with Nick Sharratt's position as official illustrator for World Book Day 2006, this larger format edition, with its best cover yet, will ensure ZOOPERMARKET's continuing longevity.

The Brave Little Bunny

Linda M. Jennings - 1995
    Millie, a young lop-eared bunny, leaves her family's hutch and is finally on her own in a world of glorious fields and flowers. But Millie soon realizes that being in the wild means having to deal with hungry foxes and nasty wild rabbits. This lushly illustrated, charming story is perfect for anyone who's ever been a little scared of embarking on a new adventure away from home.

Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog

Wendy Volhard - 1995
    A complete revision of a ground-breaking reference.Designed to provide updated information found in the original book, as well as lots of new topics, and a new organization—this second edition is more user-friendly than ever!Readers will get the latest on:Healthful diets for dogs of every age and activity levelHow to modify your dog's diet to best meet seasonal needsNatural ways to keep your dog healthy throughout all stages of lifeHow to care for a dog in poor healthThe vaccine controversy—the pros, the cons and how to sort them out * Homeopathic remediesAlternative therapies, such as acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, chiropractics and use of medicinal herbs

The Great Animal Search

Caroline Young - 1995
    -- Brain-teasing picture puzzles with lots of items to spot.-- Beautiful realistic illustrations

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas

Paul Humann - 1995
    It also features photographs that are suitable for identification purposes.


Jackie Budd - 1995
    Written by an expert horsewoman, Horses provides solid information as well as inspiration. Meticulous illustrations provide a unique inside look at the workings of a stable and close-up views of different horse breeds. An illustrated glossary and index help make this a truly enlightening visual reference.

Beyond Prejudice: The Moral Significance of Human and Nonhuman Animals

Evelyn B. Pluhar - 1995
    Pluhar defends the view that any sentient conative being—one capable of caring about what happens to him or herself—is morally significant, a view that supports the moral status and rights of many nonhuman animals. Confronting traditional and contemporary philosophical arguments, she offers in clear and accessible fashion a thorough examination of theories of moral significance while decisively demonstrating the flaws in the arguments of those who would avoid attributing moral rights to nonhumans.Exposing the traditional view—which restricts the moral realm to autonomous, fully fledged "persons"—as having horrific implications for the treatment of many humans, Pluhar goes on to argue positively that sentient individuals of any species are no less morally significant than the most automomous human. Her position provides the ultimate justification that is missing from previous defenses of the moral status of nonhuman animals. In the process of advancing her position, Pluhar discusses the implications of determining moral significance for children and "abnormal" humans as well as its relevance to population policies, the raising of animals for food or product testing, decisions on hunting and euthanasia, and the treatment of companion animals. In addition, the author scrutinizes recent assertions by environmental ethicists that all living things or that natural objects and ecosystems be considered highly morally significant. This powerful book of moral theory challenges all defenders of the moral status quo—which decrees that animals decidedly do not count—to reevaluate their convictions.

Nature Cross-sections

Richard Orr - 1995
    Applying meticulously detailed cross-section illustrations to such objects as a bee nest and a tree, an informative exploration of the natural world explains how animals make their homes and why conservation is important.

Tracks, Scats & Signs

Leslie A. Dendy - 1995
    Children learn to identify a variety of different plant, animal and insect species.-- Helps children identify different species.-- Includes scrapbook pages, for notes or drawings.-- Features detailed true-to-life illustrations.

Nanta's Lion: A Search And Find Adventure

Suse MacDonald - 1995
    She has heard the hunter's stories about the lion that roams the plains. She wants to see the lion for herself. Nanta slips out of her village and walks and walks but never sees the lion. Where is he? Visual clues encourage young readers to join Nanta's search. Full-color illustrations.

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

Helen Gilks - 1995
    This book shows the best wildlife pictures taken by photographers worldwide.

My Little Book Of Wood Ducks

Hope Irvin Marston - 1995
    From mother duck's wait for her eggs to hatch to the fuzzy babies' first adventures tumbling out of the nest and into the pond, this beautifully illustrated book is ideal for introducing young children to the wonders of nature.

American Eskimo Dogs

D. Caroline Coile - 1995
    Traces the history of the breed, discusses care requirements, and includes information on training and common health concerns.

Leon Chameleon P.I. and the Case of the Kidnapped Mouse

Jan Hurst-Nicholson - 1995
    But just when he thinks Mr Woodland Mouse is safely on his way home, the plan goes horribly wrong...

Jambo: a Gorilla's Story

Richard Johnstone-Scott - 1995
    Jambo, Swahili for "Hello", hit the headlines in 1986 when he displayed great gentleness toward a little boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at Jersey Zoo, which was Jambo's home from 1972 until his death in 1992. Richard Johnstone-Scott was his keeper for fifteen years. He found this quite different from looking after ordinary animals, a combination of scientific experiment and love affair. There was humour, excitement and sometimes danger, but always mutual respect and affection. This book provides a fascinating insight into the behaviour and psychology of gorillas, and bears testimony that the co-existence of humans and animals is a rich and rewarding experience.


Donald M. Silver - 1995
    Inspired by this book's hints and fun-filled experiments and activities, and using only simple equipment, young readers unlock the closely guarded secrets of the woods--from the strange meetings of lazy butterflies, to the miraculous "walking" of a twig, to the riddle of why the leaves turn color and fall. One small square at a time, these "detectives" plunge deeper and deeper into ancient mysteries--without ever getting lost. Beautifully illustrated, Woods offers a picture field guide, a glossary-index, and a resource list.

Shepherdess: Notes from the Field

Joan Jarvis Ellison - 1995
    With humor directed mostly at herself, and a growing understanding of sheep behavior and health, Ellison deals with the thorny problems of what to do with too much manure, whether or not to eat your own sheep, and how to find self-respect in a farmyard." Shepherdess: Notes from the Field is funny and sad. You'll learn more about sheep than you ever imagined you'd want to know, and more about life than you knew before you opened the book.

Snakes, Salamanders & Lizards

Diane L. Burns - 1995
    Safety tips are provided and interesting activities are sugested. Color illustrations enhance the presentation. ---HORN BOOKS (Tracks, Scats and Signs)

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse

Jean-Marie Denoux - 1995
    A unique blend of basic biomechanics and practical physical therapeutic techniques that relieve pain and improve performance in the horse.

Butterflies and Moths

Paul Sterry - 1995
    You will soon be identifying butterflies and moths in their natural habitats with this clear and concise guide. With selections of butterflies and moths native to the UK and Europe, you can be sure that wherever you are, this guide will be an invaluable companion.

My Dog's the World's Best Dog

Suzy Becker - 1995
    And not just an ordinary dog lover, but a confirmed my-dog's-the-world's-best-dog dog person. My Dog's The World's Best Dog is a valentine to dogs and dog people everywhere, full of whimsy and affection. Page after page captures a knowing moment in the relationship between people and dogs. Wylie, subject of the book, is Every Dog, and why is she the world's best dog? Count the ways: "There's not a mean bone in her body." "She knows when I'm coming-and gives the best greetings, even if I've only been gone for 45 seconds." "My dog loves my cat-which is not to say that the reverse is true. But that doesn't seem to bother her much. Come to think of it, nothing does." Selection of the Literary Guild. 117,000 copies in print.

The Magic School Bus: Looking for Liz

Joanna Cole - 1995
    Frizzle's class is pretty sure their class lizard has gone on a trip to visit her family in its natural habitat. But where could that be? Join Mr. Frizzle's class as they search for everyone's favorite lizard. Along the way, use the stickers to learn about animal habitats!

Taking Up Serpents: Snake Handlers of Eastern Kentucky

David L. Kimbrough - 1995
    While this is a story of Kimbrough's experiences with the Saylor family of eastern Kentucky, Kimbrough explains the origins of serpent handling as they emerged in the teachings of George Hensley of the Grasshopper community near Cleveland, Tennessee.Churches that practice snake handling have dotted the Appalachian mountains for over 100 years, but not until now has their story been so consistently and faithfully written by an author who is both a participant-observer and a Ph.D. historian. Having an Appalachian background himself, David Kimbrough studied, observed, participated with, and befriended many individuals in this unique expression of faith: the handling of snakes. This activity is understood not as a test of God's care and protection, but in fulfillment of the command of Jesus himself, that if done in his name then no harm would come to them. The exception to this is if the person is not right with God, then injury and/or death could follow. It was a test of the person's faith.Believing wholeheartedly that such an act was not only appropriate but commanded, churches practicing the handling of snakes and the drinking of poisons have often been labeled as cultic in nature, but, according to Kimbrough, nothing could be further from the truth. These are people who truly believe in taking the words of the New Testament seriously.This wonderfully-researched and engrossing book is the most complete account of the people and the churches that practice the handling of snakes intheir worship of God.

Wild Horse Winter

Tetsuya Honda - 1995
    The soft paintings combine with the simple text to bring a vanishing breed vividly to life. A wonderful book for reading aloud or for sharing, the story subtly parallels the growth of all creatures and underscores the strong bonds that exist between parent and child.

That Magnetic Dog

Bruce Whatley - 1995
    But instead of attracting metal, she attracts food. All kinds of food, even peas! Ages 3+Skitty is a very special dog - she's magnetic. But instead of attracting metal, she attracts food. All kinds of food, even peas! ∗Shortlisted, Young Adults Best Book Awards (YABBA) (VIC), 1994 and 1995 Ages 3+

The Birthday ABC

Eric Metaxas - 1995
    Tim Raglin adds to the merriment by outfitting each beast in a grand period costume. Full color.

Ethics on the Ark: Zoos, Animal Welfare, and Wildlife Conservation

Bryan G. Norton - 1995
    Contributors represent all sides of the issues. Moving from the fundamental to the practical, from biodiversity to population regulation, from animal research to captive breeding, Ethics on the Ark represents an important gathering of the many fervent and contentious viewpoints shaping the wildlife conservation debate.