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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

  • 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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  • Soldier Dog

    Sam Angus

    Product Code: BRIBG
    Paperback 10 years +
    Soldier Dog by Sam Angus is an emotional, action-packed, moving book set during the First World War, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo. 'He'll always be true, faithful and brave, even to the last beat of his heart.' It's 1917. In the trenches of France, miles from home in England, Stanley is a boy fighting a man's war. He is a dog handler, whose dog must be so loyal that he will cross no-man's-land alone under heavy fire to return to Stanley's side, carrying a message that could save countless lives. But this journey is fraught with danger, and only the bravest will survive. As the fighting escalates and Stanley experiences the true horror of war, he comes to realize that the loyalty of his dog is the only thing he can rely on . . .
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  • Tom's Sausage Lion

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ADUZO
    Paperback 9 years +
    'But it's true', Tom shouted. 'It was a real lion, I know it was'. No-one believes Tom when he says he has seen a lion - padding around the orchard with a string of sausages in its mouth! No-one, that is, except for Clare, the cleverest girl in the class. Together, she and Tom plan to prove his story is true - by catching the lion!

    Written by Shadow and War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, Tom's Sausage Lion is a hilarious book for younger readers.
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  • The Nine Lives of Montezuma

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ADUZC
    Paperback 9 years +
    Written by the much-loved children's writer and author of War Horse Michael Morpurgo, The Nine Lives of Montezuma tells how a cat's nine lives are full of adventure and excitement and none more so than Montezuma, a farmyard cat.

    From a young kitten to a grand old cat, he is cunning and proud while he establishes his kingdom, but to Matthew, he's always loving and adorable.

    The perfect read for any fans of cats and animals aged 7 or over!
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  • The Wolf Wilder

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: AUVOV
    Paperback 9 years +
    Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.
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  • The Hero Pup

    Megan Rix

    Product Code: ALHXI
    Paperback 9 years +
    The Hero Pup is a heartwarming and uplifting story from Megan Rix - bestselling author of The Great Escape, The Vicotory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and A Soldier's Friend. A classic-in-the-making, Megan Rix takes little-known true stories of animal heroes and turns them into must-have heartwarming stories for 8+ readers, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Sarah Lean. "If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this". (Express). "A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate". (The Times). "Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling...Meet Megan Rix ...her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers". (LoveReading). About the author: Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella. Also available by Megan Rix: The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and don't miss A Soldier's Friend.
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  • Harry the Poisonous Centipede

    Lynne Reid Banks

    Product Code: AHMMD
    Paperback 7 years +
    Winner of the Smarties Silver medal, and best-selling title, Harry the Poisonous Centipede is the delightfully squirmy story of a little centipede's adventures in the scary world of the dreaded Hoo-Mins! "It's a Hoo-Min!" crackled George. "Walking on its hairy-biter feet!" But now it was Harry who felt brave. "Come on! Let's peep at it!" They crawled the rest of the way up the tunnel towards the light. Harry is a poisonous centipede but he's not very brave. Still, he is the star of this seriously squirmy story. Harry likes to eat things that wriggle and crackle, and things that are juicy and munchy! But there are some things that a poisonous centipede must never try to eat - dangerous things like flying swoopers, belly wrigglers, furry biters and the most dangerous of all...Hoo-Mins! Harry and George's adventures up to the world of Hoo-Mins sparkle with fun and will be a delightfully squirmy experience for all young readers.
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  • I, Cosmo

    Carlie Sorosiak

    Product Code: BYZDW
    Paperback 9 years +
    Cosmo's family is falling apart. And it's up to Cosmo to keep them together. He knows exactly what to do. There's only one problem. Cosmo is a Golden Retriever. Incredibly funny, and filled with warmth and heart, this is Charlotte's Web meets Little Miss Sunshine - the story of one dog's attempt to save his family, become a star, and eat a lot of bacon. "I adored this, a genuine feel-good delight with the most lovable animal narrator I've read in ages." - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller "Like any good dog, Cosmo is so funny, friendly, and loyal that he quickly became a dear friend, so much so that when I finished reading the book, I missed hearing his voice and picturing his shaggy face. Come back, Cosmo!" - Jim Gorant, author of the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs
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  • Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

    Ursula Moray Williams

    Product Code: AKHVI
    Paperback 9 years +
    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. Gobbolino by Ursula Moray Williams is the charming tale of a witch's cat who would rather be a kitchen cat. Gobbolino has one white paw and blue eyes and isn't wicked at all, so his mother doesn't like him. He escapes to look for a kitchen home but is distrusted everywhere he goes and blamed for mysterious happenings, such as the farmer's milk turning sour and the orphanage children's gruel turning into chocolate. A perfect story for A Puffin Book with charming black and white illustrations by the author, Ursula Moray Williams. Ursula Moray Williams was born on 19 April 1911 at Petersfield, Hampshire, ten minutes after her twin sister, Barbara. She wrote and illustrated over sixty books for children with the most notable being Gobbolino the Witch's Cat and The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse. Ursula Moray Williams died in October 2006. 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; and The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett.
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  • Toro! Toro!

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ADDQI
    Paperback 9 years +
    Bestselling author Michael Morpurgo turns his storytelling skills to the drama and tragedy of the Spanish Civil War in Toro! Toro!, a book illustrated by Michael Foreman.

    The story of a young boy growing up in Andalucia, Spain, on a farm rearing bulls for the bull ring. Antonito hand rears a little black calf and they become firm friends, but the boy doesn't yet understand the fate of the black bulls -- the corrida and death. Later, when he learns of the horrors of the bull fight, he frees Paco, the black bull, and rides with him into the hills.

    There they witness the bombing of their village (it's the year 1936, and the Spanish Civil War has started) and Antonito cannot go back -- his family and the farm are destroyed, and Paco has run off, wild with fright. He decides to stay in the hills, where he meets up with the Resistance fighters. During the War, Antonito hears stories round the campfire of the wonderful black bull, who becomes a symbol of freedom for them all. Could this really be Paco?

    But no-one has ever seen him. After the war, when Antonito is working as a muleteer in the mountains, he falls asleep and dreams of Paco. In the morning, he wakes to see hoof prints on the ground beside him! A delightful story, full of nostalgia and drama in the author's own inimitable style.
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  • The Great Escape

    Megan Rix

    Product Code: AEGDL
    Paperback 9 years +
    Buster is a lively Jack Russell. Tiger is a feisty white and ginger tom. Rose is a faithful. Collie Robert and Lucy Edwards love their pets more than anything; but the threat of the Second World War forces them to flee to Devon - leaving their animals behind. And as the air raid sirens sound over London, the frightened animals are sent to be put down. Buster, Tiger and Rose make a daring escape but with danger at every turn, can the trio make it across the country as it prepares for battle - and cheat death for the second time?
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  • The Lion King - The Book of the Film

    Product Code: BZNNN
    Paperback 8 years +
    The photo-realistic remake of Disney's The Lion King has proven to be a huge hit at the cinema and this novelisation retells the famous story of Simba the lion cub and his incredible journey.

    Simba's father Mufasa introduces him to the Pride lands that he will one day rule and while Simba 'just can't wait to be king', he finds himself running away when tragedy strikes courtesy of his uncle Scar...

    This is a great companion to the roar-some new film - Hakuna Matata!
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  • The Water Horse

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: ANILN
    Paperback 8 years +
    In the canals of Venice, hides a beautiful secret...As princess of Venice, all Olivia knows is a life of privilege and wealth. But when the waters start to rise, flooding the streets and causing chaos, she realizes only her magic can prevent disaster befalling the city. Desperate for help, and a friend, Olivia discovers something incredible - a water horse. Invisible to most, centuries old and possessing his own powerful magic, Lucian knows the deepest secrets of the sea - secrets that could hold the key to saving the city...If only their friendship can overcome those plotting against Olivia, and Venice itself.
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  • The Chocolate Dog

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: AHRXN
    Paperback 7 years +
    A gorgeous story about family from bestselling author Holly Webb. Amy and Laura aren't looking forward to the arrival of their new brother or sister. There doesn't seem to be any room for them any more. But at least they still have their gorgeous dog Choc - he always knows how to make them feel better.
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  • Stardust and the Daredevil Ponies

    Stacy Gregg

    Product Code: ADDRZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    The fourth gripping adventure in this exciting new pony-club series. With gymkhanas to win, rivals to defeat, mysteries to solve and ponies in danger to save -- these books are perfect for all girls who love ponies. Issie has landed her dream job -- handling horses on a real film set! And with a group of frisky palominos to deal with, Issie asks her friends at pony club to help out too. But it's not just the horses who play up on set -- what is spoilt actress Angelique's problem? Could this be Issie's chance for stardom...? Join talented young rider, Issie, on another action-packed adventure from the Chevalier Point Pony Club.
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  • Lauren and Lucky

    Kelly McKain

    Product Code: AYIJM
    Paperback 8 years +
    Lauren is crazy about dressage and can't wait to try it out for herself at Pony Camp - it'll be just like dancing with Lucky, her beautifully pony for the week! Not only that, but she's looking forward to making new friends with girls as pony-obsessed as she is. But can Lauren and her new pony pals compete in the dressage comp at the end of the week and still stay friends...?Written in diary form, this is the seventh book in a brilliant series that is perfect for all pony-mad girls.
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  • Poppy and Prince

    Kelly McKain

    Product Code: AYIJJ
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Welcome to Sunnyside Stables and the pony holiday of your dreams. Written in diary format, each book in this series follows a different girl's adventures at pony camp as she gets her very own pony, makes new friends and enemies and tackles tough challenges.
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  • The Haunted House Kittens

    Kelly McKain

    Product Code: AYIIG
    Paperback 8 years +
    Although friends Leah and Amy couldn't be more different, when it comes to helping vulnerable animals in danger, they make the perfect team. Adventurous Leah wants to investigate an old manor, source of much spooky talk in the village. Amy's not too keen, but she isn't going to let her friend go alone. The girls are thrilled when they come across a litter of kittens in one of the manor's crumbling outhouses, but someone else also has their eye on making the manor their home...Animal S.O.S. is on the case!
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  • Mystic and the Midnight Ride

    Stacy Gregg

    Product Code: ADPEI
    Paperback 9 years +
    The first adventure in this fresh and fun new pony-club series for all girls who love horses. Issie LOVES horses and is a member of the Chevalier Point Pony Club, where she looks after her pony, Mystic, trains for gymkhanas and hangs out with her best friends. When Issie is asked to train Blaze, an abandoned pony, her riding skills are put to the test. Can she tame the spirited new horse? And is Blaze really out of danger? This is a fast-paced, action-packed new pony series for all girls aged 8-12.
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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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  • The Bolds to the Rescue

    Julian Clary

    Product Code: AREKY
    Paperback 7 years +
    More wildly funny animal madness from dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! The Bolds are a family of hyenas living as humans in a suburban house. But now their kindness to animal waifs and strays has become legendary, and more and more animals keep turning up to stay! Roger the sheep flocks to their house, and Fifi the poodle turns up to learn some new tricks, whilst Sheila the crocodile decides to stay for a while. But when the Bolds take in a couple of race horses who are on the run, they worry their animal magnetism is getting to be too much. Have these hyenas bitten off more than they can chew?
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  • The Island of Lost Horses

    Stacy Gregg

    Product Code: ANNFV
    Paperback 9 years +
    Two girls divided by time, united by their love for some very special horses - an epic Caribbean adventure! On a remote tropical island, twelve year-old Beatriz is about to embark on an epic journey, through hurricanes and across the high seas and back to the time of Christopher Columbus...When Beatriz stumbles across a wild mare with strange markings in the jungle she can't believe it is real. Yet from that moment on the strongest connection grows between them, and she begins to uncover an incredible history. For centuries ago, Felipa and her horse, Cara Blanca, were running for their lives. As the fates of Beatriz, Felipa and their horses become entwined, Beatriz realises that the future of the world's rarest horses depends on her. Based on the extraordinary true story of the Abaco Barb, a real-life mystery that has remained unsolved for over five hundred years.
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  • A Dog So Small

    Philippa Pearce

    Product Code: AKHVH
    Paperback 9 years +
    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. Philippa Pearce's poignant story of a young boy who longs for a pet dog. In A Dog So Small young Ben Blewitt is desperate for a dog. He's picked out the biggest and best dogs from the books in the library - and he just knows he's going to get one for his birthday. Ben is excited when the big day arrives, but he receives a picture of a dog instead of a real one! But the imagination can be a powerful thing, and when Ben puts his to work, his adventures really begin! Philippa Pearce grew up in a millhouse near Cambridge and read English and history at Girton College. She was a scriptwriter-producer for the BBC, a children's book editor and reviewer, a lecturer, a storyteller and freelance writer for radio and newspapers as well as writing some of the best-loved books of the 20th century. She won a Carnegie Medal for Tom's Midnight Garden and a Whitbread Prize for The Battle Of Bubble And Squeak. She died in December, 2006. 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; and The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett.
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  • Rabbitmagic

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: AGULN
    Paperback 8 years +
    This series about a magical pet shop is the perfect read for animal fans. Lottie can't think of anything better than living in a magical pet shop, with her all friends around her. But when she discovers a magic rabbit trapped in an ordinary pet shop, she is determine to save him.
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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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