Top 10 Best Animal Books for 5-year-olds

From brilliant bear adventures to daring dog deeds, from sensational snake stories to riveting rabbit reads, you'll find all the best animal books for 5-year-olds in the paw-some list below.

1. Winnie-the-Pooh

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A. A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the most recognisable and adorable characters in children's literature, and you and your little one can join him and all his friends in his enchanting adventures. Starring best-loved characters such as Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin, children are guaranteed to be enthralled by these classic tales.

2. Magic Animal Friends

Magic Animals Friends Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781408350805 - Daisy Meadows
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Daisy Meadows

This spellbinding series follows two friends, Lily and Jess, who discover a magical, secret world in which the animals can talk! However, the wicked witch Grizelda is on the hunt and trying to ruin the animals' lives... Follow the girls' adventures as they have to save a baby bunny, help Evie Scruffypup to break the spell the witch has cast on her, battle dragons with a squirrel called Sophie Flufftail, and lots more!

3. The Snake Who Came to Stay

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Julia Donaldson

The bestselling author of The Gruffalo presents this wonderful story starring Polly, who sets up a pets' holiday home for the summer and has to contend with greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and ssslithering sssnakes! Mum grows more exasperated by the day! And will Polly be able to find missing snake Doris before it finds its guinea pig prey? An exciting tale for all youngsters, including reluctant and dyslexic readers.

4. Snug

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Michael Morpurgo

This poignant tale follows Lisa and her beloved cat, Snug. Everywhere Lisa goes, Snug follows. But as Snug grows older, he spends more time away from home, and one night he comes home all beaten up. Then, he disappears. This touching story about friendship will move young readers.

5. The Sheep-Pig

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Dick King-Smith

Farmer Hogget wins Babe the pig in a guess-the-weight-of-the-pig competition. With the assistance of kindly sheepdog Fly, the little piglet seems to settle in well to life on the farm - but also harbours a rather strange ambition for a pig... Kids will be laughing, smiling and gasping at this thrilling, classic story.

6. Puppy Tales

Holly Webb's Puppy Tales Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781847158321 - Holly Webb
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Holly Webb

These uplifting stories feature some of the most cute and cuddly animals in the world: puppies! Max pines for Molly when she's at school, so sets off to find her when he spots an open window - but the world is much bigger than he expected! In Timmy in Trouble, what will happen when a new puppy starts upsetting the family cat? Read these and many more enchanting puppy tales.

7. Collect-a-Pet Stories

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These gorgeous stories for early readers are perfect for animal-lovers. With a focus on ponies, rabbits, kittens and puppies, each book comes with a free pet pendant! These short rhyming tales are told with sweet illustrations and are designed to help develop reading skills. They also include fascinating facts about the animals featured.

8. Puppy Academy Series

Puppy Academy Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780192744203 - Gill Lewis
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Gill Lewis

If your child loves animals and adventure stories, this is the series for them! It features the adventures of four dogs - Murphy, Star, Pip and Scout - as they assist the emergency services. Star must help a lamb in need, whilst Pip trains to be a helper for a girl in a wheelchair. Murphy faces a huge challenge on the beach, whilst Scout must track down a sausage-stealing thief!

9. The Enormous Crocodile

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Roald Dahl

This splendiferous story from the legendary Roald Dahl features a crocodile who's planning what to munch for lunch. It has to be juicy and it has to be delicious... how about a child, just like you? This grumptious brute is getting hungrier and hungrier! This riveting read is great for fans of more exotic beasts.

10. A Bear Called Paddington

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Michael Bond

When Mr and Mrs Brown stumble across a small, polite bear in Paddington Station, they are startled to find a curious label around his neck, which reads: 'Please look after this bear. Thank you.' This begins a long line of hilarious stories featuring the adorable bear and his marvellous adventures! This funny, endearing classic has delighted children for generations.