Lynley Dodd Stories by Lynley Dodd

Delightful picture books about animals for children by the well-known author Lynley Dodd.

Lynley Dodd Stories

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Hermit Crab needs a new home, but when he finds it, it is too plain for him.

A House for Hermit Crab

Have You Seen My Cat by Eric Carle

As a little boy searches for his cat, he finds lions, jaguars, and many other types of cat before he finds his own.

Have You Seen My Cat?

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag

When an old man goes looking for one cat and finds millions and billions, what does he do?

Millions of Cats

Blossom Comes Home by James Herriot

Blossom the cow has a surprise in store for her owner after he sends her off to the cattle market.

Blossom Comes Home

Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore

Sid lives in six different houses so he can eat six different dinners—until he is found out!

Six Dinner Sid

A Tower of Giraffes by Anna Wright

Beautiful artwork and short paragraphs make a lovely book about groups of animals.

A Tower of Giraffes

Eliza and the Dragonfly by Susie Caldwell Rinehart

Eliza and her aunt took a dragonfly to the local pond and released it, and then watched a dragonfly nymph grow up and emerge from the water.

Eliza and the Dragonfly

Crickwing by Janell Cannon

An injured cockroach takes his anger at life out on his neighbors, the leafcutter ants.


Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard must find a safe place to raise their family—but with dangers all around, will they ever find a home?

Make Way for Ducklings

Bonny’s Big Day, by James Herriot

A farmer takes his old carthorse to the show, and enters her in the Family Pets class.

Bonny’s Big Day

Only One Woof, by James Herriot

The young sheepdog, Gyp, never barks until one day when he sees his brother performing in the sheepdog trials.

Only One Woof

Moses the Kitten, by James Herriot

As the vet arrives at Mr Butler’s farm, he finds a kitten huddled in a freezing marsh and takes it to the house for the farmer’s wife to care for.

Moses the Kitten

Martha, by Gennady Spirin

The story, in words and beautiful pictures, of a crow that was rescued by the author’s wife and son.


The Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese

When Ping gets lost one day from his home on a boat on the Yangtzee River, the little duck must dodge many dangers as he tries to find his way home again.

The Story About Ping

James Herriot’s Treasury of Inspirational Stories for Children

Eight touching stories of animals, perfect for a Saturday evening read-aloud.

Inspirational Stories