Creature Comforts (Or, Comforting Books Featuring Animals)

Recommendations from Claire


"The phrase “creature comforts” describes material comforts that contribute to ease and wellbeing. In this time, I find myself, more than ever, turning to creature comforts in the form of books. Additionally, I have taken great comfort from the actual creatures in my life (such as Percy, pictured here). I am missing all of the Wild Rumpus creatures, and the multitude of books on our shelves that feature animals. Here are some of my favorite books containing creatures and particularly comforting balms for the soul."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweetest Kulu (English) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781772271119
Availability: Backordered
Published: Inhabit Media - April 6th, 2016

"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you."

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.


Good Dog, Carl Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780671752040
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 1991

The Rabbit Listened Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229358
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018

A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small.


My Cat Looks Like My Dad Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771473514
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Owlkids - April 15th, 2019

New from the creator of Wallpaper and Skunk on a String comes a witty and uplifting picture book that will speak to families of all varieties about how family really is what you make it.


Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear Cover Image
By Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316324908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.


Charlotte's Web: Full Color Edition Cover Image
By E. B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator), Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780064410939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperCollins - October 2nd, 2001

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.


The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763680893
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale.


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY BESTSELLER


How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544938328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 25th, 2018

A New York Times bestseller!

National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.


Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be tran