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Featuring furry friends having all sorts of fun adventures, we have a huge variety of animal books available. Whether your child loves woodland creatures or exotic wildlife, you'll find a book or collection below, with great prices guaranteed.

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Animal Story Books

  • The Secret Life of Pets: The Junior Novelization

    Product Code: SLPN
    Hardback 7 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    From the makers of Despicable Me and the Minions, The Secret Life of Pets was one of 2016's biggest family films.

    Revealing what pets get up to when their owners are away, it introduces Max and Duke - two battling pups who head off on an unbelievable adventure.

    The film is barking-mad hilarious the voice cast includes the very funny Louis C.K, Eric Stonestreet, Lake Bell and Kevin Hart. This novelisation provides a full retelling and includes full-colour images from the film. You'll want to get your mutts on it!
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  • Busy Zoo

    Rebecca Finn

    Product Code: BPLIC
    Other
    With lots to see and heaps to do, in Busy Zoo children can join in by pushing, pulling and turning the tabs to meet the animals! Make the giraffes' heads pop out of the trees, spray the baby elephant with water, watch the monkey acrobatics and feed the penguins. Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Rebecca Finn, which is part of the Busy Book series. Also available: Busy Garage, Busy Builders, Busy Playtime, Busy Beach, Busy Garden, Busy Airport, Busy Railway, Busy Town, Busy Farm, Busy Bookshop, Busy Swimming, Busy Fire Station, Busy Hairdresser, Busy Pets, Busy Baking, Busy Park, Busy Farm, Busy Vet, Busy Cafe, Busy Nursery, Busy Baby Animals and Busy Holiday.
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  • Granny Magic

    Elka Evalds

    Product Code: CBQXA
    Paperback
    Grannies, knitting and magical sheep combine in this heart-warming adventure from Elka Evalds, illustrated by Teemu Juhani! Will's beloved granny made cakes and knitted itchy jumpers - that's what he thought. But when she passes away and dodgy Jasper Fitchet moves in to their village, dark magic begins to unravel in Knittington. Can Will and his gran's old craft group tie Fitchet in knots? With the help of her old motorbike and a flock of magical sheep, they might just do it ... so long as they don't drop a stitch.
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  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales

    Oscar Wilde

    Product Code: CBQVQ
    Paperback
    High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt. The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of five stories: 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'The Remarkable Rocket'. The Happy Prince stars the statue of the Prince, who persuades a swallow to deliver his gold and jewels to the poor and needy in his city. Liberty of London and Faber & Faber both offer peerless quality and unrivalled originality. Liberty of London's patterned, print and floral fabrics are world famous. This partnership brings together the best writers with one of the foremost design teams to create books that will be coveted by artistic shoppers and book lovers the world over.
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  • Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop (BB)

    Emma Adams

    Product Code: BZMZP
    Other
    It's the unicorn book you never knew you needed ... nowin a beautiful board book that's perfect for small children! A story about friendship, acceptance and rainbow unicorn poop! Meet Unicorn. With a beautiful mane so silky smooth, a glittering horn that sparkles in the sunlight and perfectly pink hooves that shine as she gallops, Unicorn is just like every other unicorn out there. Except for her rainbow poop, of course. Wait - haven't you heard about her rainbow poop? This fully fabulous picture book by Emma Adams and Katy Halford features: unicorns, rainbows, dragons, princesses, fairies, silliness, mischief and RAINBOW POOP!
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  • Trouble at the Cat Cafe

    Katrina Charman

    Product Code: AUKJF
    Paperback 8 years +
    The second book in this heart-warming series about the residents of Poppy's Place cat cafe!
    Isla is overjoyed that Mum has agreed to look into the idea of opening a cat cafe. It means Poppy and Roo can be the family's forever cats, and there'll be lots of other cats coming and going, too! But as they research the idea, the 'to do' list just gets longer. Can the family rally together to solve the problems or will this be the end of Isla's dream?
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  • Peppa's Bonnie Unicorn

    Peppa Pig

    Product Code: CBPIS
    Paperback
    Do you love unicorns? So do Peppa Pig and Suzy Sheep! When Suzy comes over to Peppa's to play, they have a lot of fun with Peppa's new toy horse, Horsey Twinkle Toes. But what they really want to play with is a wonderful, magical, colourful UNICORN! Can Daddy Pig make their dreams come true? Now available in Scots for the first time, Peppa's Magical Unicorn is a lovely picture book, that all unicorn fans will adore. And with a very sparkly front cover, it's the perfect gift for every little reader.
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  • Aonbheannach draiochta Peppa

    Shanna Ni Rabhartaigh

    Product Code: CBPAY
    Paperback
    Do you love unicorns? So do Peppa Pig and Suzy Sheep! When Suzy comes over to Peppa's to play, they have a lot of fun with Peppa's new toy horse, Horsey Twinkle Toes. But what they really want to play with is a wonderful, magical, colourful UNICORN! Can Daddy Pig make their dreams come true? Now available in the Irish language for the first time, Peppa's Magical Unicorn is a lovely picture book, that all unicorn fans will adore. And with a very sparkly front cover, it's the perfect gift for every little reader.
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  • Melowy Vol. 4

    Danielle Star

    Product Code: CBSBR
    Hardback
    Friendship is always an adventure when you're a unicorn attending school in the sky! The magical school of Destiny, high among the four mystical realms is frozen in time! It is up to Destiny's brightest pupils, Cleo, Electra, Maya, Cora, and Selena to band together and mend time itself! But, when Cora recalls an old tale from her Winter Realm about a relic that can control time, the five Melowies must battle the bitter cold, race against time, and find this fabled relic to unfreeze the whole school...before it's too late.
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  • Station Jim

    Louis de Bernieres

    Product Code: CBRCD
    Hardback
    A heartwarming tale about a mischievous dog who works on the steam trains. Beautifully illustrated, it is the perfect gift. One day in autumn, in the days when all the trains were driven by steam, a railway guard found something abandoned on a train... Mr Ginger Leghorn is used to collecting up umbrellas and other lost property but he's never found an abandoned puppy on his train before. He has no intention of keeping it but his five children - Alfie, Arthur, Beryl, Sissy and Albert - have other ideas and Jim is soon a much-loved, but often disruptive, member of the family. Whether it's his feud with the cat, getting stuck in rabbit-holes, accidentally going to sea, accompanying the children to school or carol singing at Christmas, Jim has a knack of making himself the centre of attention. This little black and tan puppy with its small bright eyes and very waggy rump becomes something of a hero in his town, and even catches the eye of the King himself. Station Jim is a story for both children and adults and includes delightful pictures by celebrated illustrator Emma Chichester Clark.
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  • Wolf in the Snow

    Matthew Cordell

    Product Code: CBPHJ
    Paperback
    Winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home? Pictures rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from award-winning author and illustrator Matthew Cordell. "Beautifully paced....ultimately reassuring." Wall Street Journal "Caught in a blizzard on her way home from school, a girl in a red parka discovers a wolf pup left behind by its pack. Cordell's story is wordless, but there's a soundtrack: the cub whines, and distant howls reveal the pack's presence over the next hill. The girl's story is a hero's journey, and Cordell tells it with skill and heart." Publishers Weekly, starred review
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  • The First Dinosaur

    Ian Lendler

    Product Code: CBPCB
    Hardback
    Join early scientists as they piece together one of humanity's greatest puzzles-the fossilized bones of the first dinosaur! Dinosaurs existed. That's a fact we accept today. But not so long ago, the concept that these giant creatures could have roamed Earth millions of years before humans was unfathomable. People thought what we know as dinosaur bones were the bones of giant humans. Of large elephants. Of angels, even. So, how did we get from angel wings to the T-Rex? The First Dinosaur tells the story of the idea of dinosaurs, and the chain of fossil discoveries and advances in science that led to that idea. Be prepared to meet eccentric men and overlooked women who uncovered the pieces to a puzzle so much bigger than themselves, a puzzle far stranger and more spectacular than they could have ever imagined.
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  • Maisy's Christmas Letters: With 6 festive letters and surprises!

    Lucy Cousins

    Product Code: CBOVO
    Hardback
    Maisy is throwing a Christmas party, and all her friends are invited! When her guests RSVP, they send other Christmas surprises including an advent calendar, festive decorations, a gingerbread recipe and more. This story includes six real envelopes containing Christmas cards, gifts, decorations and a special letter from Maisy to personalise. Happy Christmas, everyone!
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  • Positive thinking for Piglets

    Chantal Bourgonje

    Product Code: CBJTW
    Hardback
    When cool cousin Reg tells Kay that she can have anything she wants, if she wants it badly enough, Kay is not totally convinced, but she gives it a try. Sure enough, getting her heart's desire (a freshly-baked acorn pie) proves more than a little frustrating. Kay learns that you don't always get what you work hard for, but smiling through the disappointment can produce surprisingly good results! And having really good friends helps, too! A beautifully illustrated story book for young children, featuring woodland characters from Chantal Bourgonje's Horace & Nim series, this is sure to delight readers of all ages.
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  • The Bear and the Star

    Lola M. Schaefer

    Product Code: BZQBL
    Hardback
    In this universal celebration of community and love, Bear gathers his friends from near and far to mark the changing of the season. Acclaimed author Lola M. Schaefer and award-winning artist Bethanne Andersen explores themes of empathy, hope, and peace in this breathtaking picture book that will bring joy to the holidays as well as year round storytimes. On a cold winter morning, Bear welcomes a new star to the sky and searches for the perfect tree-a majestic evergreen-under which to host a celebration for everyone to enjoy. Almost as if by magic, guests start to arrive. They are feathered, furry, scaled-on the wing, on four paws, on two feet. They are young and old. They bring gifts. They bring love. They bring hope for peace. The Bear and the Star is a stunning picture book from acclaimed author Lola M. Schaefer and award-winning artist Bethanne Andersen. With a focus on understanding, empathy, community, and hope, it's the ideal choice for family sharing during the holiday season and throughout the year.
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  • The Theatre Cat

    Susanne Suba

    Product Code: BZIOK
    Hardback
    A picture book by the author of BALLET SHOES, available againafter almost 70 years! Pinkie the cat works at the ballet theatre as a mouser. Heloves watching the dancers, but he's scared of the mice he's meant to catch! What's a ballet-loving cat to do? Rarely seen since its first publication in 1951, this charming time capsule of a book is sure to delight readers of any age.
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  • Osbert

    Susanne Suba

    Product Code: BZIOH
    Hardback
    Written by the author of BALLET SHOES, this picture book is available once again after nearly 70 years! Aunt Cathy's wedding is tomorrow, but Father insists on keeping Osbert the family dog away from the festivities. Father says he's too unsightly! Can the heartbroken children work a miracle in time? This charming time capsule of a book is sure to delight readers of any age.
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  • Top Wing: Excellent Rescue, A Lift-the-Flap Book

    Top Wing

    Product Code: BZHNM
    Other
    This brilliant lift-the-flap story features your favourite characters from Nickelodeon's Top Wing TV Show. Lift the flaps to find out what happens when the wrong eggs are delivered on Big Swirl Island! It's up to the adventurous cadets of Top Wing Academy to save the day!
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  • Sophie and Shine

    Kelly McKain

    Product Code: BUNJI
    Paperback
    Saddle up for a week in pony paradise! At Sunnyside Stables, each girl gets her own pony to look after and ride for a week. Sophie is thrilled to arrive at Pony Camp and meet her gorgeous pony, Shine. But her parents have been too busy to take her riding recently and she's disappointed when she is put in the beginners' group. When items start disappearing from the girls' cabin, Sophie is determined to both ride into the advanced group and catch the thief. But what if everyone suspects that she's the one who's been stealing? Written in a fun diary format and jam-packed with pony fact-files, this series is perfect for fans of PONY CLUB SECRETS, THE PONY MAD PRINCESS and THE RACEHORSE WHO WOULDN'T GALLOP.
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  • Frog Hops Off!

    Lydia Monks

    Product Code: BPWCE
    Paperback 3 years +
    Welcome to Twit Twoo School! Meet Frog, Mouse, Mole, Owl, Rabbit and their teacher Miss Hoot at their fun-filled treetop school. Frog just can't sit still - he is always bouncing around and he can't wait to go exploring underground with Miss Hoot and all his friends. But when Frog hops off on his own, he soon realises he doesn't know the way back again . . . Frog Hops Off! is a warm and funny adventure story with a gentle message about listening, perfect for preschool readers. With a cast of adorable animal characters and bright, bold, distinctive illustrations from the award-winning Lydia Monks, illustrator of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard series, the Twit Twoo School series is sure to delight young children.
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  • My Secret Unicorn: Flying High

    Linda Chapman

    Product Code: BMJSX
    Paperback
    Most of the time, Twilight looks like an ordinary grey pony but when Lauren says the words of a spell he transforms into a magical unicorn and together they can fly all over the world . . . Lauren's friend Jessica is finding life at home difficult, so difficult that one day, two weeks before her dad's wedding, she runs away. Lauren and Twilight want to help her but their magical plan means letting Jessica into their secret life. Can they persuade her to trust them so they can help her feel like she's flying high again?
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  • Riding Holiday

    Michelle Bates

    Product Code: APOFM
    Paperback
    This is the new edition of the exciting adventure series set in Sandy Lane Stables, perfect for pony lovers everywhere. Kate and Izzy have left Sandy Lane Stables for a three-week riding holiday at racing stables in America. But they're not doing much riding, the owner is mysteriously missing and everyone seems to be keeping a secret. Then a horse's life is threatened...More fun and frolics from the "Sandy Lane Stables" series, adored by horse-lovers everywhere.
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  • E.S.P.

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONHQ
    Paperback 5 years +
    When Old Smelly the tramp mets Eric Stanley Pigeon, it's his lucky day! Old Smelly loves to bet on the horse races, but he never has much luck - until he meets Eric Stanley Pigeon, that is. For this young bird has a very unusual talent...Old Smelly dreams of winning a fortune, but will his dreams come true?
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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.

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