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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dogmagic

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: AGULL
    Paperback 8 years +
    This series about a magical pet shop is the perfect read for animal fans. Lottie is enjoying life at the magical pet shop - especially now she's discovered that Sofie, the gorgeous daschund, can help her do magic. But just how far can their magic go?
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  • Secret Horse

    Jane Smiley

    Product Code: ABPYN
    Paperback 9 years +
    When eighth-grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there's no place she'd rather be than her family's ranch - even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young Jack. At eight months, his rough foal coat has shed out, leaving a smooth, rich silk, like chocolate. As for Black George, such a good horse, it turns out he's a natural jumper. When he and Abby clear four feet easy as pie, heads start to turn at the ring - buyers' heads - and Abby knows Daddy won't turn down a good offer. Then a letter arrives from a private investigator, and suddenly Abby stands to lose not one horse but two. The letter states that Jack's mare may have been sold to the Lovitt's as stolen goods. A mystery unfolds, more surprising than Abby could ever expect. Will she lose her beloved Jack to his rightful owners? "Jane Smiley is one of the premiere novelists of her generation, possessed of a mastery of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each book". ("Washington Post").
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  • Scarlet Ibis

    Gill Lewis

    Product Code: AQJVD
    Paperback 9 years +
    Longlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal. Red asks, 'Will we always be together?' 'Always,' I say. 'Just you and me in that little boat, watching the scarlet ibis flying back to the Caroni Swamp.' Scarlet's used to looking after her brother, Red. He's special - different. Every night she tells him his favourite story - about the day they'll fly far away to the Caroni Swamp in Trinidad, where thousands of birds fill the sky. But when Scarlet and Red are split up and sent to live with different foster families, Scarlet knows she's got to do whatever it takes to get her brother back ...Once read, never forgotten - this is the deeply moving new story from award-winning author Gill Lewis, now available in paperback.
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  • Echo Come Home

    Megan Rix

    Product Code: AQPGP
    Paperback 11 years +
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    'I wish I had a dog...It could be a big dog or a little one. It could be any colour or breed. Just most of all I'd like a hearing dog.' Eleven-year-old Jake is dreading his new school. No one understands how hard it is for him to make friends. But then Jake meets Echo. Echo is a stray puppy, training to be a hearing dog. With Echo by his side, Jake's confidence grows. But then something terrible happens and Jake and Echo are separated. Determined to find his way back to Jake, Echo sets out on the difficult journey home. With a long road ahead and danger all around, have Jake and Echo lost each other forever?
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  • Flambards Divided

    KM Peyton

    Product Code: AQJVH
    Paperback 12 years +
    The old ivy-covered house of Flambards has seen many changes since Christina first arrived as a young girl. With the First World War coming to an end, Christina feels the time has come to leave the past behind and make a new future for herself. But she finds her loyalties divided between tradition and progression, and between the two men who stand for such opposing values. She knows there is a terrible decision to be made ...A welcome reissue of this much-loved family saga.
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  • The Rising

    Tom Moorhouse

    Product Code: AMJZT
    Paperback 7 years +
    When their uncle Sylvan pays an unexpected visit, bringing with him a terrible warning, young water voles Kale and Strife have no idea that their world is about to change for ever. Soon they'll be running for their lives as a new danger threatens to destroy everything and everyone they care about. Kale and Strife will need all their strength and courage to survive their journey into the unknown. But the shadows are full of enemies, and still more surprises lie in wait ...will they ever make it back home again? This thrilling follow-up to the highly-acclaimed novel, The River Singers, will transport readers into a vivid world of riverbank creatures, where excitement and danger are never far away. Now available in a beautiful paperback edition, containing the original beautiful black and white illustrations by Simon Mendez. Praise for The River Singers: 'Does for the vole what Babe author Dick King-Smith did for the pig.' The Times 'This confident debut shares The Wind in the Willows' charm.' Guardian 'This is a perfect book to read together; the characters are charming and the book is well illustrated.' Children's Bookseller's Choice
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  • The Runaways

    Megan Rix

    Product Code: ANHZZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    This book is from the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award shortlisted author. It is a brand new animal adventure for 8+ readers set during World War. It is one from classic-in-the-making and bestselling author, Megan Rix. It is suitable for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Sarah Lean. Two friends, fighting their way home...Shanti and her calf Tara are beautiful circus elephants. Harvey is the faithful old collie who leads the show. In war they will perform their most death-defying trick yet. When the First World War seizes Europe, Cullen's Circus is forced to close. The men are sent to fight and the animals are torn apart from their keepers, and each other. But while Shanti must help on a farm, it's little Tara who faces a far worse fate...Separated too soon from her mother, Tara's life is in danger. Only old, brave Harvey can bring them back together. And so side-by-side, dog and elephant set out on an extraordinary journey across the English countryside - but can the unlikely friends find Shanti in time? Praise for Megan Rix: "If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this." (Sunday 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). "A perfect story for animal lovers and lovers of adventure stories." (Travelling Book). Company About the author: Megan Rix is the recent winner of the Stockton and Shrewsbury Children's Book Awards, and has been shortlisted for numerous other children's book awards. She lives with her husband by a river in England. When she's not writing she can be found walking her two golden retrievers, Traffy and Bella, who are often in the river. Also available by Megan Rix: The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs, The Bomber Dog, A Soldier's Friend and The Hero Pup.
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  • Pegasus and the Origins of Olympus

    Kate O'Hearn

    Product Code: AMCQB
    Paperback 7 years +
    Join Emily and Pegasus as the legend continues in a new epic adventure that takes us back to the very origins of mythology ...A deadly plague has struck Olympus. While the Olympians fade one by one, Emily's heart breaks as she watches Pegasus slip away. Determined to save him, Emily embarks on an investigation that takes her back in time to the origins of Olympus and to the deadly battle between the Olympians and the Titans. There Emily is confronted with the full power of the flame and a discovery that will change the face of history. In the race against time to save Pegasus, will Olympus find its true Hero? 'Anyone who enjoys mythology will find much to love in Pegasus and the Flame. Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic fantasy.' Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson 'Pegasus has really captured readers' imaginations' The Bookseller
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  • Twilight

    Erin Hunter

    Product Code: ACMRW
    Paperback 9 years +
    In the exciting second Warriors story arc, the wild cats of the forest have lived in peace and harmony for many moons--but new prophecies from their warrior ancestors speak of a mysterious destiny and grave danger for the clans. The penultimate title in this thrilling feline fantasy adventure. Before there is peace, blood will spill blood! New territory brings new troubles for the fierce cats of the warrior Clans, who are still uncovering the secrets of their new home around the lake. Dangers they have never faced before are lurking in the twilight shadows, and former allies are acting strangely hostile. As divisions between the Clans grow deeper, Firestar's daughters face troubling decisions. One is torn between loyalty to her calling and a forbidden love, while the other struggles with her best friend's betrayal and the surprising perils of the forest. The choices they make now could affect ThunderClan for generations to come ...and with an unexpected enemy preparing to attack, their courage and strength will be needed more than ever if the Clan is to survive.
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  • Moonrise

    Erin Hunter

    Product Code: ABQHM
    Paperback 9 years +
    In the exciting second Warriors story arc, the wild cats of the forest have lived in peace and harmony for many moons--but new prophecies from their warrior ancestors speak of a mysterious destiny and grave danger for the clans. The second of six titles in this thrilling feline fantasy adventure. Darkness, air, water, and sky will come together and shake the forest to its roots! Several moons have passed since six cats set out from the forest on an urgent journey to save all their Clans. Now those six are travelling home again, but on their way through the mountains, they meet a tribe of wild cats who seem to have their own set of warrior ancestors ...and their own mysterious prophecy to fulfill. Stormfur can't understand their strange fascination with him, but he knows the danger they face is real. Meanwhile, back in the forest, Firestar's daughter Leafpaw watches ThunderClan's world crumble around her, as the humans' terrible machines destroy more and more of their home. Will the questing cats make it back in time to save the Clans, or will they be too late?
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  • Free Spirit

    Sable Hamilton

    Product Code: AHEQY
    Paperback 10 years +
    Free Spirit is the third title in the Stardust Stables series. Stardust is a stables with a difference...Set in the Colorado mountains, it's home to the super-talented horses and kids who are stunt riders for movie stars. Only daredevil riders need apply! Kellie and her horse Dylan are up in the Colorado mountains filming a low-budget movie about a group of pioneers in the 1800s. The location is so remote that the cast and crew are all living out under canvas, and Kellie's enjoying being part of the team. Then disaster strikes and there's only one person who can save the day. Has Kellie got what it takes to step into the limelight and be a star...? An exciting new series not just for horse-mad girls, Stardust Stables takes readers on the ride of their lives! From best-selling author Sable Hamilton (Dark Angel: Twisted Heart as Eden Maguire and Black Pearl Ponies as Jenny Oldfield), Stardust Stables combines glitz and glamour, horses galore, gorgeous boys and cool Hollywood action! This is a series with a twist! Perfect for girls aged 10 to 12 years old.
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  • The Child's Elephant

    Rachel Campbell-Johnston

    Product Code: AJJHA
    Paperback 9 years +
    "I cannot trumpet this book loudly enough. Scary, funny, romantic, heartwarming; an elephant book you won't forget". (Michael Morpurgo). When a baby elephant is abandoned on the African savannah, a young boy named Bat takes her back to his village and cares for her. But Bat's grandmother explains that Meya cannot stay with them for ever - the call of the wild will always be sounding in her soul. And there are frightening rumours on the wind, of kidnapping and suffering and war. Bat and his friend Muka are catapulted into a new life of unimaginable terror. Will the bond between elephant and child remain strong enough to save them? This book is a thrilling, heartbreaking and beautiful novel from an exciting new voice in children's books, Rachel Campbell-Johnston.
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  • The Trumpet of the Swan

    EB White

    Product Code: AKHVP
    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. The Trumpet Of The Swan is an uplifting story by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web in which wildlife and nature blend with fantasy to make a tender, humorous and unforgettable animal tale. Unlike other cygnets, Louis, the trumpeter swan, cannot utter a sound. But with the encouragement of his father, Louis sets out to overcome his problem. One way of doing this Louis decides, is to learn to read and write and so he sets off to Montana to find his friend Sam Beaver. Louis goes to school with him and learns to read and write, but when he returns to the lakes and falls in love with the beautiful Serena, he is upset that Serena can't read his sign, which says 'I love you'. Once again his parents are determined to help him find a new way of expressing himself and it is his father who dreams up the brilliant solution that will put Louis firmly on the path to success and fulfilment. E. B. White was born in the USA. He travelled about trying all sorts of jobs before he joined the New Yorker magazine and became a writer. In 1970 he was awarded the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web and in honour of his outstanding contribution to children's literature. E. B. White died in 1985. Also by E. B. White: Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. 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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  • Tarka the Otter

    Henry Williamson

    Product Code: AKHVJ
    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 child-friendly endnotes. Tarka the Otter is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes. The story's atmosphere and detail make it easy to see why Tarka has become one of the best-loved creatures in world literature. Henry William Williamson was born in 1895 in Brockley, south-east London. The then semi-rural location provided easy access to the countryside, and he developed a deep love of nature throughout his childhood. He became a prolific author known for his natural and social history novels. He won the Hawthornden Prize for literatrure in 1928 for Tarka the Otter. 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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  • Sunset in the West

    Sable Hamilton

    Product Code: AJZYX
    Paperback 10 years +
    Sunset in the West is the third title in the Stardust Stables series. Stardust is a stables with a difference...Set in the Colorado mountains, it's home to the super-talented horses and kids who are stunt riders for movie stars. Only daredevil riders need apply! Adventurous Hayley is overjoyed when she and her horse Cool Kid successfully audition for a stunt riding role in Pioneer, a movie set in the nineteenth century era of wagon trains carrying early settlers west through the Rockies. After perfecting some key skills for the role - lassoing, bareback riding, crossing rivers and trekking along rocky ledges - they're ready to go. But on the journey to the set, the trailer skids off a dirt road and Cool Kid panics and escapes. Can the team track him down before he comes to any harm? An exciting new series, not just for horse-mad girls, Stardust Stables takes readers on the ride of their lives! From best-selling author Sable Hamilton (Dark Angel: Twisted Heart as Eden Maguire and Black Pearl Ponies as Jenny Oldfield), Stardust Stables combines glitz and glamour, horses galore, gorgeous boys and cool Hollywood action! This is a series with a twist! Perfect for girls aged 10 to 12 years old.
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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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