#animals

Why Animals Belong in the Library

Animals aren't usually allowed in libraries, but one Rioter explores how some have used animals to help both readers and the library itself.

8 Novels Where Pets Play A Significant Role

These books show not only how animals are smarter than humans give them credit for, but also how they're some of the best companions, like The Guest Cat By Takashi Hiraide (Translated by Eric Selland).

10 Adult Books with Animal Narrators

What would your pet would say if it could talk to you? Here are adult fiction books told from the perspective of animals, from dogs to bees, like Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann, translated by Anthea Bell

The Dog Dies in This One: An Essay About the Death of Animals in Fiction

It can be traumatic to read about animal death, so why do we do it? An essay on the role of pet death in fiction and the purpose it serves.

QUIZ: Can You Match the Literary Animal to Its Book?

Do you love books about furry friends? Take this literary animal quiz to see if you can match the beastly character to its book!

Stand By Me: 9 Familiars/Animal Companions in Literature

Familiars do more than pets in the mundane, real world. Here's a look at some widely known animal companions plus some from newer reads, including Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono.

Riot Recommendation: 25 of Your Favorite Stories About Animals!

Whether they're tear-jerker children's books or a mystery novel with a sassy talking cat, here are your favorite books about animals!

6 Books to Read After Watching MY OCTOPUS TEACHER

A nonfiction reading list about animals for fans of My Octopus Teacher that honor the film's message and theme, including The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural by Patrik Svensson.

6 of the Best Children’s Books About Hero Pets

They're more than our furry friends; they're heroes! Read about the heroics of the animals in these children's books about hero pets.

7 Science Board Books in English and/or Spanish

Science is all around us! These science board books will help introduce it to your little one, including Mis Primeros Heroes: Cientificos by Nila Aye, whether you speak Spanish, English, or both.