Zookeeper Chapter Book Challenge Reading Suggestions

Zookeeper Chapter Book Challenge Reading Suggestions
Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Aquatic Animals      Avian    Fantastical Creatures    Farm    Pets       Reptiles & More       Wild Animals

Aquatic Animals

  1. Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
  2. The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse
  3. A Possibility of Whales by Karen Rivers
  4. Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris
  5. Narwhals and other Whales (Magic Tree House Fact Finder) by Mary Pope Osborne
  6. Animal Planet: Dolphin Rescue by Catherine Nichols
  7. A Dolphin Wish by Natalie Grant
  8. How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby
  9. Daisy Dawson at the Beach by Steve Voake
  10. The Dolphins of Shark Bay by Pamela Turner
  11. National Geographic Everything Dolphins by Elizabeth Carney
  12. I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis
  13. Shark School Series by Davy Ocean
  14. Andrew Lost: Under Water by J.C. Greenburg
  15. SpongeBob series
  16. The Shark Whisperer by Ellen Prager
  17. Whaling Season: a year in the life of an arctic whale scientist
  18. Bindi Wildlife Adventures: A Whale of a Time by Bindi Irwin
  19. Bindi Wildlife Adventures: Surfing with Turtles by Bindi Irwin
  20. The Boxcar Children: The Sea Turtle Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  21. Out of My Shell by Jenny Goebel
  22. The Whale Who Won Hearts by Brian Skerry
  23. Who Would Win? Ultimate Ocean Rumble by Jerry Pallotta


  1. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
  2. Owl Diaries series by Rebecca Elliott
  3. Wellie Wishers: Emerson and Princess Peep by Valerie Tripp
  4. The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
  5. The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin
  6. Sam the Man and the Chicken Plan by Frances O’Roark Dowell
  7. Zack and the Turkey Attacks! by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  8. Nate the Great Talks Turkey by Marjorie Sharmat
  9. Funny Frank by Dick King-Smith
  10. Mr. Potter’s Pet by Dick King-Smith
  11. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  12. Top Secret Smackdown by Mac Barnett
  13. On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  14. Emerson and Princess Peep by Valerie Tripp
  15. Kung Pow Chicken series by Cyndi Marko
  16. The Canary Caper by Ron Roy
  17. Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne
  18. The Falcon’s Feathers by Ron Roy
  19. Fabio the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective series by Laura James
  20. The Eagle by Cynthia Rylant
  21. Boxcar Children: The Mystery of the Screech Owl by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  22. Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay
  23. Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
  24. The Desperate Adventures of Zeno & Alya by Jane Kelley


Fantastical Creatures

  1. The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
  2. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  3. Dragon’s Milk by Susan Fletcher
  4. Sign of the Dove by Susan Fletcher
  5. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  6. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  7. Unicorn Diaries series by Rebecca Elliott
  8. Tales of Sasha series by Alexa Pearl (Pegasus)
  9. The Unicorn Rescue Society series by Adam Gidwitz
  10. Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman
  11. Ivy by Katherine Covill
  12. Endling series by Katherine Applegate
  13. My Valley by Claude Ponti
  14. The Secret of the Sirens by Julia Golding
  15. Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf by David Almond
  16. Beasts of Olympus series by Lucy Coats
  17. The Cryptid Catcher by Lija Fisher
  18. Pokemon series
  19. Nessie Quest by Melissa Savage
  20. Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter
  21. Little Bigfoot, Big City by Jennifer Weiner
  22. The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner
  23. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  24. Mr. Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon by Sally Gardner
  25. Fairy Tale Reform School series by Jen Calonita
  26. Fairy Mom and Me series by Sophie Kinsella
  27. More Than a Princess by E.D. Baker
  28. Oakwing: A Fairy’s Tale by E.J. Clarke
  29. Wings of Fire series by Tui Sutherland
  30. Unwanted Quests series by Lisa McMann
  31. Finding Tinker Bell series by Kiki Thorpe
  32. Casper Tock and the Everdark Wings by Abi Elphinstone
  33. The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd
  34. The Dragon Egg Princess by Ellen Oh
  35. Revenge of Magic series by James Riley
  36. Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack
  37. The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao
  38. Erth Dragons series by Chris D’Lacey
  39. The Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney
  40. The Whistle, the Grave, and the Ghost by John Bellairs
  41. Scary School by Derek Taylor Kent
  42. Gatekeepers series by Anthony Horowitz
  43. The Boggart by Susan Cooper
  44. Darkside by Tom Becker
  45. My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  46. Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce



  1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  2. Babe: the gallant pig by Dick King-Smith
  3. The Big, Fat Cow That Goes Kapow by Andy Griffiths
  4. Freddy the Pig series by Walter Brooks
  5. Daisy Dawson on the Farm by Steve Voake
  6. Daisy Dawson and the Big Freeze by Steve Voake
  7. Shaun the Sheep series by Martin Howard
  8. Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
  9. Moo by Sharon Creech
  10. Tides of War: Blood in the Water by Alexander London
  11. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  12. Animal Planet: Farm Friends Escape! by Gail Herman
  13. Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
  14. Horse Diaries series by Whitney Sanderson
  15. Chancey of the Maury River by Gigi Amateau
  16. Ponies of Chincoteague series by Cathy Hapka
  17. The Marvelous, Amazing, Pig-tastic Gracie Laroo by Marsha Qualey
  18. Super Turbo VS. Wonder Pig by Lee Kirby
  19. Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring by Rebecca Bond
  20. The Pirate Pig by Cornelia Funke
  21. Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble by Megan McDonald
  22. Critter Club series by Callie Barkley
  23. The Case of the Poisoned Pig by Lewis Montgomery
  24. The Pig Who Saved the World by Paul Shipton
  25. The Pig Scrolls by Paul Shipton
  26. The Goat by Anne Fleming



  1. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
  2. Daisy Dawson is on Her Way by Steve Voake
  3. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  4. Jenius: the amazing guinea pig by Dick King-Smith
  5. The Nine Lives of Aristotle by Dick King-Smith
  6. Wanted! A Guinea Pig Called Henry by Wendy Orr
  7. Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express by Megan McDonald
  8. Peewee’s Tale by Johanna Hurwitz
  9. The Last Dogs: The Vanishing by Christopher Holt
  10. Lily to the Rescue series by Bruce Cameron
  11. Animal Planet: Puppy Rescue Riddle by Catherine Nichols
  12. Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet by Megan Frazer Blakemore
  13. The Pepper Party Picks the Perfect Pet by Jay Cooper
  14. Hello, Universe! by Erin Entrada Kelley
  15. Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur and the Cat-Dog Translator by Luke Sharpe
  16. Doggie Daycare by Carol Kim
  17. A Guard Dog Named Honey by Denise Orenstein
  18. I Am Jax, Protector of the Ranch by Catherine Stier
  19. Dog Diaries series by Kate Klimo
  20. Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale series by Bruce Cameron
  21. The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer
  22. One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko
  23. The Puppy Place series by Ellen Miles
  24. Katt Vs. Dogg by James Patterson
  25. Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson
  26. Curious Cat Spy Club by Linda Joy Singleton
  27. Good Dog by Dan Gemeinhart
  28. Adventures at Hound Hotel series by Shelley Sateren
  29. The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems
  30. Jasper & Scruff by Nicola Colton
  31. Mega Bat and Fancy Cat by Anna Humphrey
  32. Thomasina: the Cat Who Thought She Was God by Paul Gallico
  33. Bad Kitty series by Nick Bruel
  34. Warrior series by Erin Hunter
  35. Survivors series by Erin Hunter


Reptiles, Marsupials, Insects

  1. Bindi Wildlife Adventures: Camouflage by Bindi Irwin
  2. InvestiGATORS by John Green
  3. A Scaly Tale by Kay Wilkins
  4. Who Would Win? Ultimate Bug Rumble by Jerry Pallotta
  5. The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
  6. Ultimate Reptile-opedia by Christina Wildson
  7. The King of Sting by Coyote Peterson
  8. Magic Tree House: A Crazy Day with Cobras by Mary Pope Osborne
  9. Katie Kazoo Switcharoo: Free the Worms! by Nancy E. Krulik
  10. Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Spiders by Katie Tsang
  11. Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox by Michael Buckley
  12. Bugging Out by John Kloepfer
  13. Super Fly series by Todd Doodler
  14. The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey
  15. Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: Buggy Breakout by Carolyn Keene
  16. A Beginning, a muddle and an End by Avi
  17. The Web of Fire by Steve Voake
  18. Harry the Poisonous Centipede Goes to Sea by Lynn Reid Banks
  19. The Bundle at Blackthorpe Heath by Mark Copeland
  20. Andrew Lost: In the Garden by J.C. Greenburg
  21. Andrew Lost: In the Kitchen by J.C. Greenburg
  22. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  23. Bug-opedia by Darlyne Murawski
  24. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  25. Dino Files series by Stacy McAnulty
  26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  27. Return to the Willows by Jacqueline Kelly
  28. The Tortoise’s Gift by Lari Don

Wild Animals

  1. Rascal by Sterling North
  2. Heartwood Hotel by Kallie George
  3. Podkin One-Ear by Keiran Larwood
  4. Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World by Coyote Peterson
  5. The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson
  6. Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond by Steve Voake
  7. Three Terrible Trins by Dick King-Smith
  8. Mouse Family Robinson by Dick King-Smith
  9. A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King-Smith
  10. The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  11. Bindi Wildlife Adventures: Roar! by Bindi Irwin
  12. Bindi Wildlife Adventures: Rescue! by Bindi Irwin
  13. Lucky Leopards! by Aline Alexander Newman
  14. Poppy by Avi
  15. Animal Planet: Zoo Camp Puzzle by Gail Herman
  16. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  17. Megabat series by Anna Humphrey
  18. Seekers series Erin Hunter
  19. Bravelands series by Erin Hunter
  20. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  21. The Sea Lion by Cynthia Rylant
  22. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  23. Return to the Willows by Jacqueline Kelly
  24. Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall
  25. Letters to Anyone and Everyone: stories by Toon Tellegen
  26. The Story of Freginald by Walter Brooks
  27. Little Racoon by Lillian Moore
  28. Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant
  29. The Adventures of Peter Cottontail by Thornton Burgess
  30. King Mouse by Cary Fagan
  31. Redwall series by Brian Jacques