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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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  • 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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  • This Morning I Met a Whale

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ACZJE
    Paperback 7 years +
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    This Morning I Met a Whale is a touching and powerful tale from Michael Morpurgo, the bestselling author of War Horse.

    The book is based on the true story of a bottle-nosed whale which was stranded in the river Thames and it delivers a powerful environmental message through the character of young Michael, who strives against the odds to rescue the whale.

    Stunning illustrations by Christian Birmingham add to the impact this book will have on readers young and old.
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  • Little Foxes

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ADUWB
    Paperback 7 years +
    From master storyteller Michael Morpurgo comes "Little Foxes". Bullied at school, nagged in Aunty May's tenth-floor council flat, there's only one place Billy really feels alive - in the wilderness by the canal. There he watches a cygnet on the water and protects a family of fox cubs. Then his secret place is discovered and the fox family decimated. Unwanted and unloved, Billy and the last fox run for their lives.
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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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  • Oxford Children's Classics: Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: ALTSP
    Paperback 7 years +
    Horses, hope, and heartbreak. Come with Beauty on the journey of a lifetime. There's hardship and friendship, kindness and cruelty, but above all else, love. Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of Black Beauty in a beautiful new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with a vast assortment of recommendations and activities.
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  • Smudge the Stolen Kitten

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: ADUZT
    Paperback 6 years +
    Olivia is very protective over her lovely new kitten, Smudge. But when her big brother's naughty friend Jack comes to tea, she worries that he'll tease Smudge. Olivia hides the little kitten away, but later that night she is nowhere to be found. Could Smudge's disappearance have anything to do with Jack? Smudge the Stolen Kitten is another delightful story from Holly Webb that is beautifully illustrated by Sophy Williams.
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  • Jess the Lonely Puppy

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: ADUWP
    Paperback 6 years +
    When Chloe's big brother Will breaks his leg, he's stuck in hospital for weeks. Mum and Dad are frantic and no-one can look after his Border Collie puppy, Jess. No-one, apart from Chloe - but she doesn't really like dogs, and the miserable and lonely Jess only wants Will. Can the two of them ever be friends? Holly Webb's Jess the Lonely Puppy is a heartbreaking and hopeful story for children aged 5 and over, that is complemented by Sophy Williams' beautiful illustrations.
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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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  • Sky the Unwanted Kitten

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: ADVAR
    Paperback 6 years +
    Olivia's very unhappy about moving house and leaving all her friends behind, not to mention next door's two lovely cats. But her parents have a surprise that they hope will cheer her up...a beautiful Siamese kitten.The kitten is adorable with huge blue eyes but Olivia insists she doesn't want a cat and Sky is left all alone...surely Olivia won't be able to resist for long?
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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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  • Holly Webb's Puppy Tales

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: AGXQF
    Paperback 6 years +
    Three gorgeous puppy stories to treasure in one book, from best-selling author Holly Webb. Holly Webb's Puppy Tales includes Alfie all Alone, Sam the Stolen Puppy and Max the Missing Puppy. This lovely collection would make a fantastic birthday present for any little girl who loves puppies and any Holly Webb fan.Alfie all Alone: Evie loves her new puppy Alfie, but when her baby brother arrives, everyone is really busy. Soon Alfie finds himself unwanted and all alone...Max the Missing Puppy: Molly is so excited to get Max, a beautiful Old English Sheepdog puppy. Molly has to go to school, though, and one day Max misses her so much, he sets off to find her, with dangerous consequences.Sam the Stolen Puppy: Sam, a golden Labrador puppy, is Emily's best present ever! Then one day Sam is stolen from the back garden. Emily is sure there's something going on - and she'll do whatever it takes to find her beloved pup.Holly Webb's Animal Stories have sold over a million copies in the UK. From stolen kittens to lost puppies and runaways, Holly's tales of puppies and kittens have won her legions of fans. The perfect series for animal lovers aged six and up.
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  • Wish Trap

    Lucy Fleming

    Product Code: AYILZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Do you believe in magic? Ionie and her friends do! When they meet the Star Animals, a whole world of adventure unfolds. Ionie and her star animal, a wildcat called Sorrel, must use their special powers to stop the forces of dark magic. When a young girl, Paige, wishes she could be on the gym team, she doesn't realise that a Wish Shade hiding in her garden will make it come true - in the worst way imaginable. Can the Star Friends stop the girls from getting hurt and send the Wish Shade back to where it came from? Perfect for fans of My Secret Unicorn and The Rescue Princesses, and for Rainbow Magic readers looking to move on to a more challenging adventure.
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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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  • 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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  • Holly Webb's Kitten Friends

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: AUKJB
    Paperback 6 years +
    Three heart-warming kitten stories to treasure in one book, from best-selling author Holly Webb. Holly Webb's Kitten Friends includes Lost in the Snow, Smudge the Stolen Kitten and The Kitten Nobody Wanted. This gorgeous collection would make a fantastic birthday present for anyone who loves kittens. Lost in the Snow: Ella falls in love with Fluff, the smallest kitten in the litter of farm cats, but her parents aren't sure she's ready for a pet. Then Fluff disappears, will the two ever be reunited...? Smudge the Stolen Kitten: Olivia and her kitten Smudge are inseparable - until the tiny kitten goes missing. Could her brother's naughty friend have something to do with it? The Kitten Nobody Wanted: When Mia's cat Sandy dies, she doesn't think she'll ever be able to have a pet again. But then she meets adorable kitten Whiskers - can Mia find a place in her heart for the little cat? Holly Webb's Animal Stories have sold over a million copies in the UK. From stolen kittens to lost puppies and runaways, Holly's tales of puppies and kittens have won her legions of fans. The perfect series for animal lovers aged six and up.
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  • The Seaside Puppy

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: ASNZT
    Paperback 6 years +
    A rowdy family comes to stay at the holiday cottages where Laura's mum works. Laura notices that they are always leaving their puppy behind and so she offers to take it for walks. But when the family is forced to leave, Laura finds herself having to say goodbye to the little dog much sooner than she thought...A heart-warming read from best-selling author Holly Webb, perfect for fans of Magic Animal Friends and Animal Ark.
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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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  • Puppy Academy: Scout and the Sausage Thief

    Gill Lewis

    Product Code: AMKCY
    Paperback 5 years +
    Puppies to the rescue! From animal expert Gill Lewis, Puppy Academy is a fun new series introducing young readers to a team of plucky, irresistible puppies, learning their jobs as working dogs. A must for animal-loving boys and girls aged six to eight years. Scout is excited about the day ahead at the Sausage Dreams Puppy Academy - because today she's taking her Care in the Community badge, an important step on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a police dog. But a good deed goes wrong and suddenly Scout is left on her own while her friends take the tests to get their badges. Can Scout put things right and make up for her mistakes? And then there's the mysterious sausage thief who's at large in Little Barking - if only Scout could find a way of catching him...
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  • The Secret Kitten

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: AMYJI
    Paperback 6 years +
    Lucy can't help but feel lonely when she and her brother move in with their gran, leaving behind their old friends. Lucy wishes she could have a pet, but Gran isn't keen on animals. A stray kitten catches Lucy's attention, and she instantly falls in love with it. Where will the kitten go if she can't find anyone to take her in? A heart-warming read from best-selling author Holly Webb, perfect for fans of Magic Animal Friends and Animal Ark.
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  • The Forgotten Puppy

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: ALZXU
    Paperback 6 years +
    Another heartwarming tale in the Animal Stories series from best-selling author Holly Webb about a puppy who will go to any lengths to find her owner. Emi looks forward to her weekend visits to her dad's new house, but she finds it difficult to leave behind her beautiful and loving Shiba Inu puppy, Rina. Emi and her brother have to get the train alone - it should be an adventure, but she's sad that her puppy can't come too. Rina doesn't understand why she can't go with Emi, even though she's tried to explain that dad's flat is too small for a lively dog. Then, during the school holidays, Emi visits her dad for four whole days, and Rina is restless - what if Emi doesn't come back! Determined to find her owner, Rina escapes and heads to the last place she saw Emi - the railway station...
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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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