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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

  • Winnie-the-Pooh: The Goodnight Collection

    AA Milne

    Product Code: CAVHY
    Paperback
    This enchanting Winnie-the-Pooh collection is the perfect bedtime treasury to share and enjoy for fans new and old. Winnie-the-Pooh knows all about thinking grand thoughts, playing fun games and saying wise words to himself. What better companion could there be to read about as you snuggle down to go to sleep. This charming collection of stories and poems, selected from A.A.Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six, tells enchanting tales of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends, accompanied by E.H.Shepard's beautiful illustrations. It is the perfect timeless bedtime treasury to read before you go to sleep and dream of the adventures to be had in the days to come. The Goodnight Collection follows on from The Christopher Robin Collection in making the stories and poems more accessible to new readers of Winnie-the-Pooh with it's playful approach to the text and illustrations, showing the fun and imagination behind the classic stories.
    • £11.69
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  • The Wonky Donkey Book & Toy Boxed Set

    Craig Smith

    Product Code: CAVRD
    Paperback
    The book behind the viral internet sensation of "The Scottish Granny" reading this story to her grandchild, viewed over 3 million times. This irresistible gift set contains the bestselling book in paperback and a cute and cuddly Wonky Donkey plush toy. Based on the popular song, THE WONKY DONKEY picture book has sold over two million copies worldwide. Who ever heard of a spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey? Perfect for reading aloud, this hilarious picture book will have children - and adults - braying with laughter!
    • £11.69
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  • The Fox and the Star

    Coralie Bickford-Smith

    Product Code: AVGFT
    Paperback
    The moving story of a fox, a star and an eternal friendship, written and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith - chosen as Waterstones Book of the Year, selected in Time Out's 100 Best Children's Books and loved by parents and children alike. 'Brilliant ...A delight' Philip Pullman 'A star book for all ages ...the sort you want to keep for ever' Kate Kellaway, Observer 'I would like to frame each page' Lauren Child, Guardian, Books of the Year 'My picture book of the year ...outstanding' Amanda Craig, New Statesman
    • £11.79
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  • The Babar Collection

    Jean de Brunhoff

    Product Code: AUVXH
    Paperback
    This charming collection of five French illustrated classics follows the adventures of the world's best-loved elephant, Babar, as he becomes king, builds a city, meets Father Christmas and has many other exciting adventures. One of the most iconic series of animal books in history, Babar has become a household name both as a character in children's books and on TV. Jean de Brunhoff's exquisite stories have charmed readers around the world for 80 years, and fans can now cherish a collection of his tales in this beautiful gift book. This edition includes the original introduction by A. A. Milne
    • £14.89
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  • Escape Galapagos

    Ellen Prager

    Product Code: CAVYW
    Paperback
    Before she died, Ezzy Skylar's mother made Ezzy's father promise to take his two children on trips to some of the world's most exotic places, starting with the Galapgos Islands. There's just one problem: while her little brother Luke is in animal heaven, Ezzy has a paralyzing fear of wild animals. That's why she's aboard the cruise vessel when hijackers take over. Forced to find depths of bravery she never knew she had, Ezzy has to flee across an island with her brother and seek to rescue a ship full of tourists under siege.
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  • George: The Cat Who Lost His Confidence

    Mark Bisson

    Product Code: BZOCF
    Paperback
    If you are looking for a book to support you in having conversations with your child about their self-confidence look no further. George the cat is sad because he has lost his confidence and decides that he wants to be a fox instead. Grandad fox helps George become aware of what he likes about himself. When Freddie the fox cub is drowning in the swimming pool, George needs to act quickly and show great courage in order to rescue him. Will George decide that he likes being himself after all? The author uses his professional coaching expertise to help parents and carers support their children to think more clearly and guide them to organise their thoughts and feelings about the tricky topic of inner confidence. George the cat and Grandad fox offer a delightful, child-friendly introduction to the world of self-confidence - and more importantly how to combat the impact of negative comparisons by coaching your child to focus on their skills, talents and attributes.
    • £14.29
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  • It's Halloween, Dear Dragon

    Margaret Hillert

    Product Code: BVMNL
    Paperback
    A boy and his pet dragon enjoy fall activities and celebrate a happy Halloween. Now re-illustrated with a fresh and modern look, these timeless beginning readers foster independent reading and comprehension. Using high frequency words and repetition, readers gain confidence while enjoying every day experiences with a boy and his imaginary pet dragon. Educator resources include reading reinforcement activities and a word list in the back. Activities focus on foundational, language and reading skills. Sections include phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Teachers' notes available on publisher's website.
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  • How the Whale Became and Other Tales of the Early World

    Ted Hughes

    Product Code: BSAZD
    Paperback
    Ted Hughes wrote a series of stories for children from the early 1960s through until 1995 about how the world, and the creatures in it, came into being. They are collected here in one volume for the first time. These are richly told tales of sparkling intensity about animals finding their form, and God's struggle to understand what he has created. Meet the Polar Bear whose obsession with her snowy white fur is so great that she can only live in a landscape surrounded by her own reflection; the Whale, growing in God's garden beside the carrots; King Leo, who began life because God was hungry for his sausages; poor Parrot's painful defeat in the marriage song contest at the wedding of Man and Woman; and Sparrow's heroic battle against the bird-swallowing Black Hole. There are stories here to suit children from four to fourteen, whether for reading aloud or alone.
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  • The Worm and the Bird

    Coralie Bickford-Smith

    Product Code: BSMVJ
    Paperback
    **Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2018** This is the story of a worm in the earth, a bird in the trees, and the joy to be found in life's smallest moments, from the award-winning creator of The Fox and the Star. 'Gorgeous' The Times 'The loveliest offering for small readers' Amanda Craig, 'Best Children's Books of 2017' 'Absolutely stunning. A very sweet story with a touch of dark humour too. Wonderful' Chris Haughton, author of A Bit Lost
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  • Horse and Pony Stories

    Product Code: BNWQG
    Paperback
    Horse and Pony Stories is wonderful treasury of well-loved tales about one of the most elegant creatures of all time. Meet some of the bravest and most beautiful horses in fiction in this wonderful treasury. Charming illustrations accompany stories of friendship and adventure.
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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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