Us & Them



Owner. Master. Alter ego. Best friend. Companion. Relative. Experiment. Our relationships with other animals.


The Gathering by Kelley ArmstrongThe Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

What's really going on at that secluded research facility on Vancouver Island? And what could it possibly have to do with Maya's birthmark, which is strangely paw-shaped?



The Beastly BrideBeastly Bride edited by Ellen Datlow

Tales of the Animal People. With stories like The Abominable Child and Children of the Shark God, you can't possibly go wrong.



Beasts of Burden by Evan DorkinBeasts of Burden Animal Rites by Evan Dorkin

A series of short stories about some of man's best friends. In graphic novel format. The fantastic artwork is a bit gruesome at times.



The Mount by Carol EmshwillerThe Mount by Carol Emshwiller

In this disturbing science fiction story, humans are bred as mounts, like horses, by the alien Hoots.



Kings of Colorado by David HiltonKings of Colorado by David Hilton

William Shepprd never even left his Chicago neighborhood until, at 13, he is sent to a reformatory thousands of miles from home. He stabbed his abusive father in chest - with a pocketknife. Out in the middle of nowhere, the ranch is defined by one prevailing rumor: that boys who go in, never come out the same. But there are horses.


The Tiger's Curse by Colleen HouckTiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

In which our heroine is enchanted with a tiger. 



We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

"I was raised with a chimp.... I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion, she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister."



Chi's Sweet Home Chi's Sweet Home by Koname Kanata

The ongoing story of Chi, who is taken in by the Yamada family. 



EndangeredEndangered by Eliot Schrefer

Sophie visits her mother at a sanctuary for bonobos, and she's not thrilled to be there. But then Otto, an infant chimp, comes into her life and for the first time she feels responsible for another creature. Set in the Democratic Republic of Congo.



Rabbi's CatThe Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar

You'll learn a lot from this scraggly cat who ate a parrot and learned to talk. And, he wants a Bar Mitzvah.



Shiver by Maggie StiefvaterShiver by Maggie Stiefvater

In Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. In Forever, the stakes are higher than ever before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.



Sovie Space DogsSoviet Space Dogs by Olesya Turkina

True stories of Laika, Belka, Strelka, and the other space dogs who were sent on experimental space flight explorations by the Soviet Union between 1951-1956. Includes hundreds of images of the dogs, which were used on toys, matchbox covers, cigarette packs, postcards, stamps and lots of other things.


How to tell if your cat is planning to kill youHow To Tell If Your Cat Is Planning To Kill You by Oatmeal

The title says it all. In graphic novel format.