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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

  • Conker

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ASOMO
    Paperback 5 years +
    A beautifully crafted chapter book, perfect for children learning to read. From master story-teller Michael Morpurgo. When Stevie Rooster is mean about Nick's old dog dying, Nick throws Stevie's best conker into the pond. But Grandma says there's a better way to get back at Stevie - become Conker King of Jubilee Park. Nick must use some conkers from the tree in the old scrapyard. And in that scrapyard is a skinny, starving dog who looks just like Nick's old pet. Can Nick rescue the animal and become conker champion? A moving story about grief, redemption and the love of a family pet. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. It features: varied sentences; detailed illustrations to enjoy; chapters; interesting characters and themes; a rich range of vocabulary; and, more complex storylines to stretch confident readers. All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: White.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • The Kitten Nobody Wanted

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: ALPQY
    Paperback 6 years +
    Mia can't get over her pet cat Sandy's death, and can't ever imagine replacing him. Over the Christmas holidays, she gets to play with her friend's cat's kittens. Then Mia's parents surprise her by saying she can have the last kitten, Whiskers. But although Mia loves him, she feels guilty about Sandy. Can Mia bring herself to keep the new kitten? From the best-selling author Holly Webb comes another heart-warming animal story.
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  • The Secret Puppy

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: AJRKR
    Paperback 6 years +
    When Daisy arrives at the farm campsite where her family are spending her summer holiday, she knows she's going to have the best time ever. Especially when she finds out that the farm dog has just had puppies! Daisy can't help falling in love with Barney, the smallest of the litter of German shepherd pups. Barney takes to the friendly new girl who sneaks her food and smuggles him into her sleeping bag at night, and soon the pair are inseparable. Daisy longs to take Barney home with her and can't bear the thought of leaving the puppy behind. Will she find a way to persuade Mum and Dad to let her keep him?
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  • The Scruffy Puppy

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: AJMJC
    Paperback 6 years +
    A brand new tale in the Animal Stories series from best-selling author Holly Webb, this story is about the true meaning of friendship - and how there's the perfect pup out there for everyone! Bella instantly falls in love with her scruffy puppy Sid when she sees him at the animal shelter. She gets her family to agree that he's the perfect pet for them and she cannot wait to bring him home! But one person is not too impressed with Sid - Bella's friend Megan, who is getting her own pedigree pup. Megan is pretty snooty about Bella's beloved mongrel pet, and she begins to wonder if she's that good a friend after all. Bella decides to enter Sid into a dog show, so she can prove for once and for all that all dogs are brilliant, no matter where they come from! The Scruffy Puppy is the 27th book in Holly Webb's Animal Stories series, a must for animal loving girls and boys aged six to eight years.
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  • The Kidnapped Kitten

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: AIPGM
    Paperback 6 years +
    Tia is thrilled when she gets a beautiful pedigree Bengal kitten, who she names Milly. Bengal kittens are cute and clever, but can be naughty and Milly is soon in all sorts of trouble - getting shut in cupboards, climbing shelves and even falling into the neighbour's pond. When Tia hears that someone is stealing pedigree cats in the neighbourhood she is very worried and decides to keep her adventurous pet kitten indoors. But Milly manages to escape and the next day she still hasn't come back. Tia is terrified that her missing kitten has been stolen by the cat thieves. What if she never sees poor Milly again? A brand new tale from best-selling author Holly Webb. The Kidnapped Kitten is the 26th book in the Animal Stories series, a must for animal lovers aged six and up. The 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.
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  • Ginger the Stray Kitten

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: ADVBJ
    Paperback 6 years +
    Rosie loves going home with Gran after school; Gran lives near a farm and Rosie can visit the feral cats that lives there. Her favourite is a tiny kitten who she calls Ginger, because of his lovely orange fur.At first Ginger is very shy, but gradually he starts to trust Rosie. But when the farm is sold to developers and the builders start work, the little kitten is terrified - all the other cats have disappeared and he's all alone. Suddenly the world is a scary place...
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  • Harry the Homeless Puppy

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: ADUXL
    Paperback 6 years +
    Grace can't have a puppy of her own, but she loves walking the dogs at the local animal shelter; her favourite is Harry, a lively Jack Russell puppy.Harry loves going for walks with Grace, and soon the two are best friends. But then Harry is rehomed and Grace is heartbroken. Grace knows she should be pleased that Harry has a home of his own, but she misses him terribly...and poor Harry doesn't understand at all - where has his beloved Grace gone?
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  • Holly Webb's Puppy Friends

    Holly Webb

    Product Code: AOCUT
    Paperback 6 years +
    Three heart-warming puppy stories to treasure in one book, from best-selling author Holly Webb. Holly Webb's Puppy Friend's includes Timmy in Trouble, Buttons the Runaway Puppy and Harry the Homeless Puppy. Timmy in Trouble: Katie loves her new puppy Timmy, but every time he tries to play with Misty the cat he upsets her. Katie is worried that the two will never get along...Buttons the Runaway Puppy: Sophie finds Buttons the labrador in the street on her own. She thinks the puppy is running away again, but Buttons isn't playing around this time...Harry the Homeless Puppy: Grace can't have a puppy of her own, but she loves walking Harry from her local animal shelter. But then Harry is rehomed and Grace is heartbroken - will she ever see him again? 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 Injured Fox Cub

    Tina Nolan

    Product Code: AUWLT
    Paperback 6 years +
    Abandoned, lost, neglected? There's always a home at Animal Magic! In a perfect world there'd be no need for Animal Magic. But Eva and Karl Harrison, who live at the animal rescue centre with their parents, know that life isn't perfect. Every day there's a new arrival in need of their help. Everyone enjoys having Rusty the fox cub to stay at Animal Magic, especially Eva. Eva knows that the cub must be returned to the wild, but has her love ruined Rusty's chances of being set free...? Heart-warming animal stories, perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Magical Animal Friends.
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  • A Winter's Night

    Alison Edgson

    Product Code: AAWCI
    Paperback 6 years +
    A heart-warming treasury of Christmas animal stories, prefect for sharing for sharing when the nights draw in. As the snow falls and children sleep, a young reindeer witnesses the magic of the Northern Lights for the first time, a lonely owl searches for someone to share Christmas with, and Santa is in for a surprise when he encounters a playful puppy on Christmas Eve...
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  • Beards from Outer Space

    Gareth P. Jones

    Product Code: AYILX
    Paperback 6 years +
    The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The Earth's safety is your primary goal. Defend it. 2. Protect humans from the truth. Good luck - you're going to need it! From Gareth P. Jones, winner of the Blue Peter Award and author of successful young series fiction, including Ninja Meerkats, comes a brand-new comic caper. The Secret Life of Pets meets The X Files - Pet Defenders are secret agents with a difference. There's a new mayor of Nothington-on-Sea and the bearded, sunglass-wearing politician has attracted a whole load of fans. Soon everyone in the town is sporting a beard - even the women! But these are not just any beards - the Beard King is in town and he's planning to conquer the world. Soon every single living thing on Earth will be controlled by a beard ...unless the Pet Defenders can stop him in time! For fans of funny and action-packed animal adventures including Andrew Cope's Spy Dog series, Astrosaurs and Jeremy Strong.
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  • There's a Dragon in My Backpack!

    Tom Nicoll

    Product Code: AYILW
    Paperback 6 years +
    Book two in a hilarious new series featuring one boy and a little dragon with an oversized appetite for adventure. Eric finally succumbs to Pan's demands and agrees to take the Mini-Dragon to school with him. But Eric gets more trouble than he bargained for when nightmare neighbour Toby switches his backpack with Eric's and dragon-naps Pan! Now Eric must dash across town to Toby's posh school and swap them back before his snappy secret is out! Perfect for fans of Jeremy Strong and Compton Valance.
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  • There's a Dragon in My Dinner

    Tom Nicoll

    Product Code: AYILV
    Paperback 6 years +
    Small dragon ...big trouble! When Eric finds a tiny dragon nestled among the beansprouts in his Friday night takeaway, he thinks it's a free toy. But Pan the Mini-Dragon is very real indeed - and he's about to get Eric into a whole heap of trouble...How is Eric going to explain the trail of devastation caused by one creature not much bigger than a spring roll? A hilarious new series for fans of Jeremy Strong and Compton Valance.
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  • Galaxy Race!

    Lucy Courtenay

    Product Code: AYIIR
    Paperback 6 years +
    What's black and white, and flies faster than the speed of light? The Space Penguins! They're the ice-cool crew of the spaceship Tunafish. With their pioneering flying skills and resistance to the deep freeze, these intergalactic avians are going where no fin has gone before. Captain T Krill, Rocky Waddle, Fuzz Allgrin and Splash Gordon are on a mission to explore new planets, rescue alien life, and battle their former comrade-in-wings: Dark Wader. In Galaxy Race! Rocky's reputation for death-defying aerial acrobatics gains him an invitation to participate in the galaxy's notorious Superchase Space Race. But will this turn out to be a race to the death? This hilarious Space Penguin adventure is sure to appeal to boys. Full of fishy goings on, humour and adventure Space Penguins is a fantastic series that will tickle even reluctant boy readers. It's just one tiny waddle for mankind...
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  • The Baby Hedgehog

    Tina Nolan

    Product Code: AYIGW
    Paperback 6 years +
    Abandoned, lost, neglected? There's always a home at Animal Magic! In a perfect world there'd be no need for Animal Magic. But Eva and Karl Harrison, who live at the animal rescue centre with their parents, know that life isn't perfect. Every day there's a new arrival in need of their help. When Barney the baby hedgehog is found all alone in a barn at High Trees Farm, Eva takes him home to Animal Magic. But while she's busy looking after him, her thoughts to Barney's brothers and sisters - what is they are in need of rescuing too?
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  • The Abandoned Hamster

    Tina Nolan

    Product Code: AYIGV
    Paperback 6 years +
    Abandoned, lost, neglected? There's always a home at Animal Magic! In a perfect world there'd be no need for Animal Magic. But Eva and Karl Harrison, who live at the animal rescue centre with their parents, know that life isn't perfect. Every day there's a new arrival in need of their help. When Eva finds a hamster hiding in the rubbish bin at her grandad's garden centre she's determined to find out who he belongs to. All the signs point to Katie, the unfriendly girl who's moved into Ash Tree Manor with her parents, but how can Eva prove she's right? A heart-warming animal story, perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Magical Animal Friends.
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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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