August 25, 2015

TTT #45: Books That Would be on My Syllabus if I Taught "Animals in YA Literature 101"


Here are the top ten eight books that would be on my syllabus if I taught Animals/Creatures in YA Literature 101. In no particular order here are the books I would choose for this topic and their corresponding animals...

1. The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde - Dragons and Quarkbeasts, oh my!

2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - The shadow creatures living in The Fold.

3. Heir of Fire by Sarh J. Maas - Wyverns

4. Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott - Madox and other Pandoras

5. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall - Squirrel (He even has his own POV.)

6. Defiance by C.J. Redwine - Dragon type creature.

7. Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot - Fat Louie, Mia's pet cat.

8. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - Water horses.

What books would you add to this list?

25 comments:

  1. I am so loving this week's theme - everyone's posts are so unique! My TTT

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    1. Me too! This week was so much fun! :D

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  2. Great idea for a list! I love animals in my books and am especially happy when one of the characters has a pet. I really can't think of many that actually have animals - which is totally a shame. I've not actually read any of these books yet. I do want to read The Scorpio Races and Shadow and Bone - and The Princess Diaries. I can't believe I'd forgotten about Fat Louie. Definitely moving that book up to the top of my list to get ahold of now.

    My TTT

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    1. Thanks Amy! I had way too much fun putting this list together. I really wish there were more YA books with pets in them. :( I hope you enjoy Princess Diaries. They are cute and funny books.

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  3. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley -- the real hero is the horse.

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    1. I will have to look into that! Thanks for sharing! :D

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  4. Such an innovative topic! My fave's from your list are The Last Dragonslayer and The Scorpio Races! :)

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    1. Thanks Lola. Those books are amazing and a big thanks to the animals!

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  5. Great picks! I like your topic and I'm so happy you included the water horses from The Scorpio Races!

    Check out my TTT and my Read This? Watch This! Tag.

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I had fun with this topic. Too bad there aren't more books with animals that I could think of.

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  6. I agree with all these choices and would add in the Harry Potter series since there are so many mythical and amazing creatures in that one!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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    1. Harry Potter would be a great addition to this list! :D How did I not add it?

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  7. I love your choice here! Super unique. I've actually only read one book here (Shadow and Bone) but I got The Scorpio Races the other day! I've heard great things about it, so Im looking forward to it.

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    1. Thanks so much! I think you will like The Scorpio Races. I can't wait to see what you think!

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  8. I just loved this post! Such a cool idea and you chose some really good creatures! :D

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun to write and a little challenging.

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  9. oh fire and flood. Who wouldnt want Maddox or any of the others.

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    1. Right?!?! I would gladly take one or all of them.

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  10. Love Heir of Fire and The Scorpio Races!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/top-ten-tuesday-19/

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  11. That squirrel POV made me laugh quite a bit when I was reading A Little Something Different. I want my very own Wyvern!!! An Abraxos all of my own!

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    1. Right?!?! One of the best parts of the whole book. I need all the creatures!

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  12. AH this is such a good class topic! it made me think of "Care of Magical Creatures" in Harry Potter ;) Ashley and I were not this creative and kind of gave up hah.

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    1. OMG YES! If only these classes were real.

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    2. Also.... it took me forever to think of a class topic. So don't feel bad. I probably spent more time than I should have.

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