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Animal Story Books

  • Haatchi and Little B

    Wendy Holden

    Product Code: HLX2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Haatchi the dog ended up losing one of his legs and his tail after being injured by a train... He was in need of some serious love - and he found it when he met Owen, who was also finding life hard.

    Soon the big dog and the young boy were inseparable, overcoming many obstacles and problems together... Wendy Holden tells the startling and heart string-pulling tale of Haatchi and Little B in this poignant read which has been adapted to suit younger readers aged 9+ and is a must for animal lovers.
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  • The Secret Life of Pets: The Junior Novelization

    Product Code: SLPN
    Hardback 7 years +
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    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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  • The Wonky Donkey

    Craig Smith

    Product Code: BSTIU
    Paperback 3 years +
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    You've all seen the video of the laughing granny reading Wonky Donkey to her grandchild. Now recreate your own version with a copy of the hilarious picture book.

    It's already sold over 1 million copies worldwide and you and your little readers will be hugely entertained by the spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey.
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  • The Enormous Crocodile

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: AREEX
    Paperback 3 years +
    The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's getting hungrier and hungrier. But what can the greedy grumptious brute guzzle up? Beware - he's looking for someone...someone who looks a lot like you! Listen to the Enormous Crocodile and other Roald Dahl audio books read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! inspired by the revolting Twits.
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  • The Wind in the Willows

    Kenneth Grahame

    Product Code: AZNKG
    Hardback
    The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad, reissued in hardback with a stunningly beautiful cover design based on the V & A Museum's William Morris collection. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all? This is a wonderful, timeless classic story for readers of all ages.
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  • Peace at Last

    Jill Murphy

    Product Code: BLXDK
    Paperback Babies
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    The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried.Snore, snore went Mrs Bear.Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock.Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make Jill Murphy's the delightful Peace at Last an all-time favourite bedtime story with children and adults everywhere. This is a beautiful refreshed edition of a much-loved picture book classic.
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  • Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild PB

    Dav Pilkey

    Product Code: CCYXI
    Paperback
    Howl with laughter with the SIXTH book in the hilarious full-colour, illustrated series, Dog Man, from the creator of Captain Underpants! Is Dog Man bad to the bone? The heroic hound is sent to the pound for a crime he didn't commit! While his pals work to prove his innocence, Dog Man struggles to find his place among dogs and people. Being a part of both worlds, will he ever fully fit in with one?? Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including: empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self. Full colour pages throughout.
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  • Whatever Next!

    Jill Murphy

    Product Code: BLXDG
    Paperback Babies
    The moon and back before bath time? Whatever next!Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon. Celebrate thirty-five years of the bear family with this very special edition of the classic bedtime story, Whatever Next!, a beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of the characteristic warmth and humour of Jill Murphy, author of The Worst Witch.
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  • Born to Run

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: BUAMF
    Paperback
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    Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life - and from owner to owner... "The sack wasn't just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning." When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can't bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA. He pleads with his parents: couldn't he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep - only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face! Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that's what he becomes. Patrick's favourite thing is to watch Best Mate running at full stretch on the heath, a speeding bullet, a cheetah-dog. Until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog. Suzie, the greyhound trainer's step-daughter, loves Best Mate on first sight and gives him a new name, Bright Eyes. But what will happen when he can't run any more?
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  • Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas PB

    Dav Pilkey

    Product Code: BYHWA
    Paperback 7 years +
    There's a new bunch of baddies in town, and they have something sinister in store for Petey the Cat. Once again, Dog Man is called into action--but this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, the Supa Buddies must join forces with the most unlikely of heroes to save the day. But will that villain Petey avoid vengeance and finally venture toward virtue?
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  • Oh Dear! 35th Anniversary Edition

    Rod Campbell

    Product Code: BMTUB
    Other Toddlers
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    Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty-five years, and Oh Dear! has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike since it was first published in 1983.Buster's staying with Grandma on the farm. But where will he find the eggs for breakfast? Not in the stable - oh dear! Young children will love lifting the flaps as they turn the pages and follow Buster around the farm. With bright, bold artwork, simple, catchy text and a whole host of favourite farm animals, Oh Dear! is a classic story to come back to again and again, and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it great for small hands.
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  • The Dinky Donkey

    Craig Smith

    Product Code: CBQWT
    Paperback 3 years +
    The laugh-out-loud follow-up to the viral sensation THE WONKY DONKEY is finally here! The Wonky Donkey has a daughter in this hilarious picture book sequel to the runaway hit. Wonky Donkey had a child, it was a little girl. Hee Haw! Featuring playful verses by Craig Smith and charming illustrations by Katz Cowley, The Dinky Donkey follows the same formula that made its predecessor a worldwide hit. Readers will love the antics of this stinky punky plinky-plonky winky-tinky pinky funky blinky dinky donkey! The viral internet sensation of "The Scottish Granny" reading The Wonky Donkey story to her grandchild has been viewed over 3 million times, and the picture book, based on the popular song, has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
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  • The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BWHEZ
    Paperback 3 years +
    Josephine has bought some new running shoes but when she leaves the shop she hears some strange noises and it turns out a bear is following her!

    Luckily, Josephine's shows are magical. Will they help her escape his clutches even though there's a mountain, bog and lake in her way? This is a sparkling story from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.
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  • Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves Yoga

    Peppa Pig

    Product Code: BYVWO
    Other
    It is a very busy day at Peppa and George's playgroup, but they have a very special visitor coming in the afternoon. Miss Rabbit is going to teach the children how to calm down and relax with yoga. The children love learning all the different positions . . . and the parents love picking up their calm children!
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  • Dog Man: Fetch-22

    Dav Pilkey

    Product Code: CCVAK
    Hardback
    Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever -- Li'l Petey (and theworld) is counting on them! Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including: empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self. Full colour pages throughout.
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  • The Ugly Five (Gift Edition BB)

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: CAWYD
    Paperback
    Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's gorgeous picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life.
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  • The Return of the Killer Cat

    Anne Fine

    Product Code: BUVMU
    Paperback
    'Okay, okay. So slap my teensy little paws. I messed up - big time.' Tuffy can't wait for Ellie and the family to go away on holiday. He and the gang plan to ignore the grumpy new cat-sitter, and run wild all night. But could that furry bundle, suddenly flying through the air, put a stop to all the fun?
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  • Monkey Puzzle

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: AYENZ
    Other 3 years +
    "I've lost my mum!" It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mummy. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck as the well-meaning butterfly misunderstands monkey's descriptions and leads him to all sorts of unsuitable animals! But eventually, they find...Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle. Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
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  • Room on the Broom Sticker Book

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BGZRQ
    Paperback
    Join the witch and her animal friends in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, Room on the Broom Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child and a must for Halloween.
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  • Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls

    Dav Pilkey

    Product Code: BYZOK
    Hardback 7 years +
    Howl with laughter with the SEVENTH book in the hilarious full-colour, illustrated series, Dog Man, from the creator of Captain Underpants! The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But when his obsessions turn to fears, Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new life with Li'l Petey. But when Petey's own father arrives, Petey must face his past to understand the difference between being good and doinggood. Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including: empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self. Full colour pages throughout.
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  • Owl Babies

    Martin Waddell

    Product Code: BGDTO
    Other 3 years +
    A special 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic, Owl Babies reassures young children that Mummy will always come home."The perfect picture book" Guardian A special 25th anniversary board book edition of a bestselling modern classic, Owl Babies is a comforting read for any toddler who has ever worried about mum leaving them alone, or any child starting pre-school for the very first time. Sarah, Percy and Bill the baby owls wake one night to find their mother gone. And as the darkness gathers and they perch patiently on their branch waiting for her return, oh how they worry! Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mum been so sensitively told or so beautifully rendered as in this tale from picture book masters, Patrick Benson and Martin Waddell and, with gorgeous golden foil on the cover and spine, this edition is one to share and treasure.
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  • Postman Bear

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: CDBSK
    Other
    Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this special anniversary edition of the bestselling preschool classic, Postman Bear by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Bear is writing letters to his friends. But what could his letters be about? Lift the flaps and join Frog, Squirrel and Mole for Bear's special surprise! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Postman Bear: 20th Anniversary Edition. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig.
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  • Stuart Little

    EB White

    Product Code: AXJYY
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    A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes. Stuart Little is the enchanting tale of the mouse who is small in size but enormous in spirit by E. B. White, author of CHARLOTTE'S WEB. Also by E. B. White and available in A PUFFIN BOOK: Charlotte's Web and The Trumpet of the Swan Also available in A Puffin Book: GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian CHARLOTTE'S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton STIG OF THE DUMP by Clive King ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor A DOG SO SMALL by Philippa Pearce GOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray Williams CARRIE'S WAR by Nina Bawden MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O'Brien A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle THE CAY by Theodore Taylor TARKA THE OTTER by Henry Williamson WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams SMITH by Leon Garfield THE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael Ende ANNIE by Thomas Meehan THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George and Snowball the cat. He's an adventurous and heroic little mouse. When his best friend, a beautiful little bird called Margalo disappears from her nest, Stuart is determined to track her down. He ventures away from home for the very first time in his life and finds himself embroiled in one exciting adventure after another, making new friends and meeting old ones along the way. E. B. White was born in New York in 1899 and died in 1985. He kept animals on his farm in Maine and some of these creatures crept into his books, such as STUART LITTLE which was made into a film in 2000 starring Hugh Lawrie. E. B. White received many awards including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1970, an award given every five years to authors who have 'made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children'.
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  • Oi Duck-billed Platypus!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: BZNNM
    Paperback 3 years +
    You've enjoyed Oi Frog! Now say 'Oi' to a duck-billed platypus!

    This read-aloud picture book is packed with animals and silliness as it asks where duck-billed platypuses, kookaburras and hippopotamuses are meant to sit... Their names don't rhyme, after all!

    This is a silly and funny book to read aloud.
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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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