Animals and People

Nothing inspires greater love in a child’s heart than a pet or a favorite animal. Books about pets and other animals can be as special as the animals themselves. From real animals to more fantastic, humanlike animals who speak, the animals in books draw children into reading as almost nothing else can. Animals are part of the human family, and reading about them sends your child up the learning ladder as he/she enjoys the stories.
Many animal books are part of a series, so reading one book about a particular animal often leads to reading more and more. Reading books about animals also helps children learn about all aspects of life: from responsibility to the joys of a loving companion to coping with the loss of a family member. Share learning and our natural love for animals with your family as you share this month’s theme.