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Creature Features

Compiled by PLS Teen Services Librarians!



Hoot by Carl Hiassen

Tiny burrowing owls create havoc in this comedy about two teens trying to save the owls' habitat.   There is a movie version out this Spring.

Whale Rider

Whale Rider by Witi Tame Ihimaera

Twelve-year old Kahu must prove to her grandfather she is capable of leading their tribe despite being a girl and her special connection to an ancient bull whale helps prove her worthiness.

Touching Spirit Bear

Touching the Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

A violent teen beats a classmat

Wild Man  Island

Wild Man Island by Will Hobbs

Andy gets stuck on an island off the coast of Alaska and struggles to survive against wolves and the weather in this fast paced adventure.

Hoot White Fang by Jack London
The adventures in the northern wilderness of a dog who is part wolf a

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Dr.  Franklin's Island Dr. Franklin's Island by Ann Halam

Three teens survive a  plane crash only to be experimented upon by Dr. Franklin and transformed into animals.


Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli

A mermaid wins immortality when she rescues a human sailor in this romantic fantasy set during the Trojan War.

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents  by Terry Prachett

A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.

The Sight

The Sight by David Clement-Davies

During the Middle Ages, a wolf pack sets out on a perilous journey to prevent their enemy from calling upon a legendary evil one that will give her the power to control all animals.


Dark Inheritance by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Fourteen-year old Brett has been raised with a chimpanzee who seems oddly human in this science fiction adventure about genetic engineering.


Close to  Shore: the Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Close to Shore: the Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 by Michael Capuzzo

Long before Jaws, a great white shark fed on swimmers off the East Coast.

Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton

A shark bit off Bethany's entire left arm and not only does she survive, she surfs again in competition.

Animals in  Translation;  Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking?  This author has some ideas about how animals see the world.


Weird Nature by John Downer

Did you know monkeys can get addicted to alcohol?  And find out what drug pregnant elephants take to cause labor.  This book is full of weird facts about animals and it has a


March of the Penguins March of the Penguins

How tough are penguins?  Tough enough to survive in impossibly cold condiitions that almost killed the cameramen filming them for this heart-wrenching documentary.



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Winged  Migration

Winged Migration

Three years ...seven continents ...five teams of cameramen chase a