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Top 10 Best Animal Books for 7-year-olds

Find all the kids' animal favourites in these brilliantly beastly books, including rascally rabbits, daring dogs, brave birds and feisty foxes! For the very best animal books for 7-year-olds, look no further than the list below.

1. The Wind in the Willows

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Kenneth Grahame

This unforgettable classic stars Mole, who pokes his nose out of his burrow and discovers that the world is a very exciting place. He comes to meet brave Ratty, kind old Badger and the pesky Mr. Toad, and they all set off on a thrilling adventure together. Charming and engaging, children will adore this delightful tale.

2. The Brer Rabbit Stories

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Enid Blyton

Follow the adventures of the mischievous little Brer Rabbit, who loves to play tricks on his buddies - and sometimes gets his comeuppance! These charming and fun tales will enchant young readers and animal-lovers.

3. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

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Roald Dahl

This classic, hilarious Roald Dahl tale stars Billy, a boy whose biggest wish is to turn the old, abandoned building nearby into a sensational sweetshop. But then he discovers that a giraffe, a pelican and a monkey have turned the building into the premises of the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company! Join this bizarre team as they meet the richest man in all of England, and there's a chance for Billy's delicious dream to come true...

4. Shadow

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Michael Morpurgo

This shocking and powerful tale stars Shadow the Springer Spaniel, a dog who embarks on a perilous journey with a young Afghan boy and his mother, travelling from their war-torn homeland to the refuge of a relative's home in Manchester, England. This captivating story will thrill animal-lovers and young adventurers.

5. How to Train Your Dragon

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Cressida Cowell

Hiccup was an awesome sword-fighter and dragon-whisperer, the greatest Viking hero that ever lived - but there was a time, before all that, when Hiccup was a shy, quiet and thoughtful individual, a gentle person who had no idea how to be a tough, strong hero! Discover Hiccup's journey alongside his almighty dragon, Toothless, beginning with this first spellbinding story, and join him on his adventures throughout the sensational How to Train Your Dragon series.

6. Owls of Blossom Wood

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Catherine Coe

These enchanting fantasy adventures follow Katie, Eva and Alex as they hide inside a hollow tree trunk and find themselves whisked away to a magical wood where they've been transformed into owls! Discover their spellbinding adventures in this enthralling place. Will they be able to solve the woodland's problems and find a missing fawn, attend an otter couple's wedding, persuade some striking bees to work again, and throw a surprise party for Bobby the badger? Discover the magic of these brilliant bird books - they're a hoot!

7. The Wolf Wilder

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Katherine Rundell

In the snowbound woods of Russia, Feodora and her mother live in a cosy house, just ten minutes away from a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder teaches tamed animals how to fend for themselves, fight, run and be wary of humans - in short, be wild again. But when the lethal Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo must go on the run. Embark on a daring adventure, featuring love, resilience, revolution, and - of course - wolves.

8. Sky Hawk

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Gill Lewis

When Callum finds Iona on his farm, he and his friends try to chase her away - but she runs into the dark, snowy hills of the mountain. Worried for her well-being, Callum finds her freezing-cold and shivering, but refusing to leave. She is guarding a secret, a rare bird, hidden in the shadowy forest above the murky waters of the loch. A deal is made, and Iona shares her secret with Callum. But the promise they make to keep their secret will change Callum's life forever...

9. Fantastic Mr Fox

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Roald Dahl

Boggis, Bunce and Bean are three horrid, grouchy farmers. None of them are particularly smart, so how can Mr Fox possibly resist stealing food from their farms? But now, these three foul farmers want to get their own back. Can Mr Fox escape their guns, their plots to kill him, protect his beloved wife and children - and not starve in the process? Fast-paced, funny and full of fun, kids will love this Roald Dahl classic.

10. The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

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Clare Balding

This awesome animal tale follows horse-mad 10-year-old Charlie Bass, who manages to accidentally buy a racehorse! The stag, named Noble Warrior, looks tough, strong, fit and healthy - but there's a problem. He refuses to leave his stable without his best buddy, a mischievous palomino pony called Percy. Charlie wants Noble Warrior to become a world-class champion, but it's not looking likely. However, with the family farm close to being repossessed, Noble Warrior may be their only hope...