Night Buddies Adventures star John and his not-so-furry buddy Crosley the Red Crocodile. If you enjoy stories that include animal friends, check out these titles.


Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

We begin our list with a classic. Ten-year-old Opal comes back from the store with a dog instead of groceries. She names her new best friend Winn-Dixie after the store. With Winn-Dixie by her side, Opal develops confidence in herself, and amazing things happen. A perfect summer read for pet lovers.



Gaby Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes 

Gaby Ramirez Howard volunteers at the local animal shelter, where she creates flyers that help dogs and cats find homes. After Gaby’s mom is deported to Honduras, Gaby herself needs to find a home. Her one request: She’d like a home where she can have a cat to talk to. Will Gaby and her favorite shelter cat, Feather, find a home where they can be together?


Pax by Sarah Penny Packer

The heartwarming story of a boy and his fox. Peter rescues a kit and names him Pax. The two are best buddies, but when Peter’s dad enlists in the military, Peter must return the fox to the wild. So Peter runs away from his grandfather’s house to find Pax. A tale of love, loyalty, and grief.