Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet: Skunked by Jacqueline Kelly

When Calpurnia’s brother finds a baby skunk and its sickly runt sibling in the woods, he is determined to care for both and keep them as pets.  With Calpurnia’s somewhat reluctant help, he hides them in a dark corner of the barn, knowing his parents will never agree to let him keep them.  When Travis secretly brings the animals to school, however, even Calpurnia can’t keep a catastrophe from happening!  This series is a perfect stepping stone to classics like the Little House books and Charlotte’s Web.  Age 7+