If you like "Because of Winn Dixie"...

Thanks for your request for a book match. Here are a few titles you might enjoy. The last one is by the same author, Kate DiCamillo as Because of Winn Dixie. Be sure to check out the link to all our lists which is provided at the end of this e-mail

Animals Who Have Won Our Hearts
by Jean Craighead George
Ten true stories about amazing animals like Koko, the gorilla that speaks sign language, and the real Smokey the Bear.

Dog Friday
by Hilary McKay
Who would have thought that a boy who's been attacked by a dog would actually hope that he could adopt the stray dog he found on the beach?

The Warm Place
by Nancy Farmer
When a young giraffe is captured and taken to the San Francisco Zoo, she calls on all her human and animal friends to help her escape and return to the warm place she calls home.

Daring to be Abigail
by Rachel Vail
Abigail is looking forward to summer camp so that she can "re-invent" herself as popular and brave instead of quiet and scared, but the summer doesn't turn out quite the way she imagined.

Tale of Despereaux
By Kate DiCamillo
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin

Don't forget that if you want to put any of these on request for yourself, you can go to our online library catalog

Happy Reading

Pat M.