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  • Jeremy Strong Collection - 7 Books

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: JRMS
    Collection 7 years +
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    Jeremy Strong is one of the funniest authors writing in children's fiction and this is his series about Streaker, a dog that can run as fast as a whirlwind.

    Unfortunately, Streaker hasn't been trained well and her high jinks are driving people mad... Young readers will be racing through the pages to find out what she does next!
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  • Animal Ark Collection - 10 Books

    Lucy Daniels

    Product Code: ANIA
    Collection 7 years +
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    Bunnies in trouble, puppies in peril and doggy drama...

    Lucy Daniels' Animal Ark series has been a favourite for generations and this collection of 10 amazing animal stories is completely heart-warming and perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo.

    Mandy Hope's parents are in charge of Animal Ark, a veterinary surgery that protects and looks after a range of animals. Mandy is always keen to help and enjoys bonding with the animals. As well as cats, rabbits and dogs, she also gets meet more exotic creatures including koalas and dolphins.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.00
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    Funny Animal Stories Collection - 6 Books

    Michael Rosen

    Product Code: FANM
    Collection 5 years +
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    Laugh along with Michael Rosen and Tony Ross...

    This rib-tickling collection of early readers introduces unforgettable characters including Burping Bertha, Fluff the Farting Fish and Hampstead the Hamster. Oh, and Don't Forget Tiggs!

    The riotously funny text in these books cover favourite themes of bagels, bees, animals and bodily functions and are guaranteed to leave a smile on the face of all young readers.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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  • Ben Fogle's Mr Dog Collection - 3 Books

    Ben Fogle

    Product Code: BFMD
    Collection 7 years +
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    Join Mr Dog as he meets some extraordinary animals...

    Written by broadcaster, explorer and dog lover Ben Fogle alongside Astrosaurs and Cows in Action author Steve Cole, these chapter books show how you can always count on Mr Dog to help an animal in trouble.

    He plays bunnysitter to a mother rabbit caught in a trap; spends time out at sea searching for a missing seal; and has to save a hedgehog from a prickly and precarious situation.

    The stories have all been inspired by Ben's experiences with animals in need of help in real life and the black and white illustrations by Nikolas Ilic just add to the appeal of these engaging and exciting reads.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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    New My Little Pony Collection - 12 Books

    G. M Berrow

    Product Code: MYLP
    Collection 7 years +
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    Join Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and all the other characters from Equestria - a place full of magic and friendship - in this perfect My Little Pony collection.

    With 12 first chapter books to read through, this is a bumper collection of stories that are ideal for children (aged 7 and over) who are just starting to read chapter books.

    These are heart-warming stories that My Little Pony fans will enjoy over and over again: Twilight Sparkle casts a crystal heart spell; Pinkie Pie enjoys a rocking pony party; and Princess Celestia has to help with a royal rescue.

    Each book also contains bonus activity pages packed with puzzles, games and fun.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.00
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  • Puppy Patrol Collection - 10 Books

    Jenny Dale

    Product Code: PUPY
    Collection 7 years +
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    Prepare to join Puppy Patrol with these 10 charming stories from Jenny Dale.

    From a mischievous teacher's pet to a naughty pair called Sugar and Spice and puppies who want to find their mother to a super-famous dog, these are barking good stories.

    With their popular theme and accessible text, these are perfect for newly independent readers.

    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
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    War Horse

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: WAM2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    In War Horse, award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo allows readers to understand the horror of the First World War by recounting the experiences of a farm horse who is commandeered to join the front line.

    The unbeatable storytelling skills of Michael Morpurgo make War Horse a stunning, unputdownable tale that won't fail to move all readers from 9+.

    As Steven Spielberg's epic film version gained a whole new audience for this stunning novel, there's never been a better time to read the book.
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    Helen Peters Collection - 6 Books

    Helen Peters

    Product Code: HLNP
    Collection 7 years +
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    Described as 'a modern James Herriot for young readers', Helen Peters' heart-warming stories are all inspired by life on a farm.

    Suitable for children aged 6 and over, the six books in this collection focus on cute critters including a duckling called Button, a lamb called Lucky and a goat called Willow.

    The charming and traditional nature of the stories is sure to delight animal lovers and there's even a Christmas story (A Kitten Called Holly) to add extra sparkle.

    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
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  • Pugly Collection - 3 Books

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: PUGL
    Collection 5 years +
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    Meet a little dog with big ideas...

    Pugly is a pug with huge aspirations. He's determined to follow his dreams and this leads to him baking cakes, building space rockets and solving crimes. However, things don't always go entirely to plan...

    This collection contains three funny and sweet stories from The Spy Who Loved School Dinners author Pamela Butchart. They all feature illustrations by Gemma Correll.
    Format: paperback
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    Charlotte's Web

    EB White

    Product Code: CWE2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    A much-loved story by Stuart Little author E. B. White, and beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams, Charlotte's Web is the ideal book to read aloud and share with all the family.

    One spring morning, a little girl called Fern rescues a piglet and names him Wilbur. But then Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he meets Charlotte: a very clever and very beautiful large grey spider. They become the best of friends and, when Wilbur is faced with a dreadful fate - the butcher's chop! Charlotte must come up with a very clever way to try and save him...

    The perfect gift for young readers aged 7 and above, the poignant and touching tale continues to entertain and engross readers over 50 years since its original publication. Quite simply, a children's classic!
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  • Storybook Collection - Disney Christmas

    Parragon Books Ltd

    Product Code: SCDC
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Disney Christmas Storybook Collection is a festive collection of Christmas tales that features eight heartwarming stories from Bambi, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tangled, Cars and many more! Enjoy the magic of Christmas with your favourite Disney and Disney Pixar friends.
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    Wolf Brother

    Michelle Paver

    Product Code: WOF2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver is a haunting prehistoric adventure that will appeal to children from 9+.

    When his father is killed by a bear that has been taken over by a demon, 12-year-old Torak is left living alone in the forest but he has a quest to follow. As his father dies, he tells Torak that it's up to him to find and get help from the Mountain of the World Spirit, so that the bear can be prevented from destroying others.

    Terrifying adventures lie in wait for Torak. Can he succeed in his quest? Michelle Paver's skilful storytelling will enthral and entrance!
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    Mr Wolf's Pancakes

    Jan Fearnley

    Product Code: WOP2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Mr Wolf makes wonderfully tasty - and just a little bit messy - pancakes in this fun picture book by Jan Fearnley.

    Mr Wolf loves pancakes but doesn't know how to make them - and his neighbours are not much help either! He has to work it all out by himself, but then his neighbours smell them and want to grab a taste.

    Perfect for Pancake Day, this story offer a fantastic twist on familiar fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.
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  • Max the Detective Cat Collection - 3 Books

    Sarah Todd Taylor

    Product Code: MTDC
    Collection 7 years +
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    Maximilian is a pampered cat who enjoys the finer things in life. But when a mouse chase goes wrong, he finds himself alone (and scruffy) and hiding out at the Theatre Royal.

    What better way to deal with this new situation than by getting his claws into some crime cases? He'd be purr-fect for this job, after all. He gets his whiskers in a twist as he tries to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of Madame Emerald; investigates ghostly goings-on and talk of a family curse affecting the whole theatre troupe when they perform in Lord Fawley's castle; and looks into the case of disappearing cats in Paris.

    With a feline character inspired by Hercule Poirot and appealing black and white illustrations, these books provide a miaow-some introduction to mystery novels.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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  • The Royal Rabbits Collection - 3 Books

    Santa Montefiore

    Product Code: RYLR
    Collection 7 years +
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    The Hobbit meets Fantastic Mr Fox meets Watership Down in this charming collection from renowned storytellers and bestselling authors Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore.

    Packed with fun, fantasy and adventure, The Royal Rabbits of London tells a madcap story about a secret society that will do anything to protect the royal family from the horrible Ratzis. In Escape From the Tower, the Ratzis are back and plotting chaos up in the Shard, but it gets worse when weakling Shylo Tawny-Tail is kidnapped.

    The Great Diamond Chase will have you eager to turn the pages when a precious diamond is stolen from Buckingham Palace. Can the Royal Rabbits uncover the culprit and rescue the diamond in time?

    Format: paperback
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    Holly Webb's Puppy Tails Audio Collection - 10 CD's

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: HWCD
    Audio 5 years +
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    Featuring six of Holly Webb's adorable stories, this is the purr-fect audio collection for children who love animals!

    Holly's stories have sold over a million copies in the UK alone and are full of heart-warming plots that celebrate the bond between children and animals and the importance and power of friendship and being kind.

    This collection includes 10 CDs offering over eight hours of paw-some listening!

    Approximate running time: 8 hours, 1 minute
    Format: CD
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Alfie All Alone, Sam the Stolen Puppy, Buttons the Runaway Puppy - Disc 1-2, Jess the Lonely Puppy - Disc 1-2, The Rescued Puppy - Disc 1-2, The Secret Puppy - Disc 1-2.
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  • Winter Animal Tales Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: WANT
    Collection 7 years +
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    Wonderfully wintry tales for you to share with children who are growing in reading confidence.

    Each of these books contains an anthology of heart-warming bedtime animal stories from authors including Holly Webb, Jeanne Willis and Michael Broad.

    Each book features illustrations for extra appeal and the snowy stories are sure to be a success!
    Format: paperback
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  • Gracie La Roo Collection - 6 Books

    Marsha Qualey

    Product Code: GRLR
    Collection 5 years +
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    This lively collection features six fun stories that follow Gracie La Roo, a synchronized swimming pig extraordinaire!

    She is the star of her team, the Water Sprites, but she is also the youngest of the bunch. Follow Gracie as she manages fame, works on her confidence and navigates tricky situations while nurturing her talent.

    With their humorous characters and relatable plots, these stories are perfect for helping children build confidence, form friendships and learn to speak up.

    Format: paperback
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    Running Wild

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: RWI2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Running Wild, by award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, tackles some big, contemporary issues including the destruction of the Indonesian rainforest and illegal animal trafficking.

    At the centre of the story is a boy's heart-warming friendship with an elephant who saves his life and a group of orphaned baby orang-utans who see him as a surrogate mother. Readers aged 9 and over will love this adventure story, although there are some sad themes.
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    A Pony Called Secret Collection - 3 Books

    Olivia Tuffin

    Product Code: APCS
    Collection 9 years +
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    From the author of The Palomino Pony series, this exciting collection features three perfect pony stories and is filled with adventure and a genuine love of horses!

    Using funny antics from her own ponies, Olivia Tuffin writes with real heart and knowledge of the equestrian world. And in this heartwarming series, readers see Alice follow her dream of achieving success with her young strawberry roan pony, Secret.

    After struggling with Secret's training, a chance encounter with the mysterious Finn changes everything. And when Alice finally joins pony club, she is thrilled to be invited to super-popular Hannah's party. But as snow begins to fall and a pony escapes, Alice and Finn rush to the rescue...Can their friendship survive the storm?

    Alice finally reaches the Olympia Horse Show with Secret, but she soon runs into trouble with the competition - a suspicious girl named Leah. On the night before the big day, Secret is stolen and Alice's dream turns into a nightmare. It must be impossible for Alice and Finn to track him down!

    Format: paperback
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    Megan Rix Collection - 3 Books

    Megan Rix

    Product Code: MRIX
    Collection 7 years +
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    Fans of Dick King-Smith and Michael Morpurgo will love this fascinating series full of adventure and super-cute animals! All of the books feature historical figures.

    Florence and the Mischievous Kitten is the perfect introduction to Florence Nightingale for children. It tells a warm and humorous story about her missing kitten, Scamp, and the unlikely friendship that is formed after a penniless orphan named Beth finds him in the middle of the city.

    Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award 2015, Emmeline and the Plucky Pup teaches children about the mark in history when women gained the right to vote in 1918. Leader of the suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst get a helping hand from her ward's new pup, Rascal, in this brave tale.

    When 9-year-old animal rescue worker Harry is asked to take a very special birthday present to Winston Churchill's home, he can't wait for learn all about the Prime Minister's much-loved pets. But will he ever live out his dream of owning his own?
    Format: paperback
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  • Grk Collection - 5 Books

    Josh Lacey

    Product Code: GRKK
    Collection 9 years +
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    When Tim meets Grk, a bedraggled and abandoned dog, he has no choice but to take him in - but Grk is about to change Tim's life forever.

    Grk belongs to a Stanislavian ambassador and Tim is determined to reunite the pair. Little does he know that he will have to concoct a variety of plans 007 would be proud of as he faces the violent and dangerous politics of this small Eastern European country...

    Fast-paced, compelling and ideal for getting reluctant readers into great adventure stories.
    Format: paperback
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    Tiger Days Collection - 4 Books

    Sarah Lean

    Product Code: TIGR
    Collection 7 years +
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    Tiger Days loves all animals and when she visits her grandmother at Willowgate House she meets all kinds of creatures, forming special friendships with some extraordinary animals.

    Beautifully illustrated in black and white, this brand new young fiction series from Sarah Lean is a magical look at friendships, animals and adventure.
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    Princess of Pets Collection - 3 Books

    Paula Harrison

    Product Code: PROP
    Collection 7 years +
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    Enjoy an incredible journey with the Princess of Pets!

    Written by Paula Harrison, the author of The Rescue Princesses, these sparkling stories (complete with shiny jackets) are ideal for newly independent readers and packed with fun plots and appealing illustrations. They're also great for children who love animals!

    Even though Ruby Palace is no place for pets, Princess Bea is determined to not let royal rules stop her looking after animals in need including a naughty kitten, a lonely pony and a lost puppy. There's also a snowy reindeer to help get your children in the festive mood.
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Books about animals have the ability to captivate kids' minds, teaching them all about the natural world while broadening their minds with plots and topics in a fun, enjoyable way. Kids go wild for animals, which is part of the reason animal tales are just so popular.

Tales that teach

Animal books are a great way to introduce children to interesting and important ethical and moral questions. While the stories will be firmly grounded in the realms of fantasy, they're a calm and caring way to slowly get kids thinking about themes such as cause and effect and proper relationships.

All sorts of authors

From classic titles by the likes of A. A. Milne and Rudyard Kipling, to newer books by authors such as Gill Lewis and Pippa Funnell, we stock a wide range of authors writing on an equally diverse range of topics. What's more, you can pick up whole collections of works by particular authors for a low price – perfect for filling up an avid young reader's bookshelf.

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Take a look through our selection of animal tales and books – all guaranteed to be fun, furry and fantastic for young readers.