For this first theme I am going with some of my favorite books (although you will find that all of these books are wonderful!). All of these books have animals that write help columns or letters. Animals + Writing = Awesome!!
Rowling Webcast Will Promote New Potter Kids Club[Source]
Associated Press, Tue, July 31, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling's next book is for adults, but she will be on hand this fall to help promote a new club for kids, the Harry Potter Reading Club.
Scholastic Inc. announced Tuesday that Rowling will participate in a live webcast at noon, Oct. 11 from her hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland, taking live questions from her young fans for the first time since 2007, when the last Potter book came out. The discussion will take place on www.scholastic.com/hpreadingclub , the website for an online Potter club launched Tuesday by Scholastic.
Designed for schools and libraries and parents, the new club will include discussion guides, a glossary, interactive features and information on community events. Rowling will contribute original commentary. She has a novel for grown-ups out in September, "The Casual Vacancy."