Top 10 Best Animal Books for 9-year-olds

In these amazing animal books, kids can discover all their favourite furry friends performing courageous deeds, going on adventures, helping humans and so much more! These brilliant animal books for 9-year-olds feature wonderful wolves, heroic horses, remarkable rabbits, daring dogs and lots more.

1. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

  • £6.29

Joan Aiken

Long ago, in a time that never happened, England was teeming with wolves. However, Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia quickly realise that danger often lies closer to home. Their new governess, Miss Slighcarp, is horrible. She shuts Bonnie in a cupboard, fires the faithful servants, and sends the cousins far away, to a place they'll never be found. Can they outsmart the spiteful Miss Slighcarp and her network of dodgy dealers? This gripping adventure will captivate young animal-lovers.

2. James and the Giant Peach

  • £3.99

Roald Dahl

James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly old hags. He's very lonely, until one day, something extraordinary happens. At the end of the garden, a peach starts to grow and grow and grow. Inside that peach are very unusual and very large insects, all waiting to take James on an enthralling adventure. Where will they go - and what will happen to the horrible aunts who block their way? Discover this exciting tale from wonderful storyteller, Roald Dahl.

3. Animalium

  • £18.99

Jenny Broom

Discover more than 160 animal specimens in Animalium, the first in a series of engrossing virtual museums. Browse the galleries, open 24/7 for your edification and amusement, and uncover a collection of curated exhibits on every page, accompanied by informative text. Perfect for animal fans, learn about everything from the simple sponge to the enormous elephant.

4. War Horse

  • £3.99

Michael Morpurgo

In this gripping tale, a horse named Joey witnesses the deadly reality of battle from both sides of the trenches in the First World War. He will come to understand the chaotic power of war, and the boundless beauty of peace. His owner, Albert, is determined to bring his beloved horse home safely. This engrossing story is a favourite with kids, parents and teachers alike, and has been adapted for film and stage.

5. Bear Grylls: Spirit of the Jungle

  • £4.99

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls's take on Rudyard Kipling's famous adventure, The Jungle Book, follows teenager Mak as he heads to India to live with his family. He's happiest when holed up in his room playing computer games and practising magic tricks, and finds himself out of his depth in the hustle and bustle of his new city. That's when Mak's dad suggests a trip - into the jungle. What will happen when Mak's parents are washed away, and he's left with only animal friends to help him out?

6. Watership Down

  • £5.59

Richard Adams

This wonderful classic, set in the stunning English countryside, is a thrilling tale of courage, adventure and survival. It follows a band of rabbits, fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. A pair of strong-hearted brothers must try to lead the group to the safe haven of Sandleford Warren, trying to evade danger at every turn, hoping that at the end of their journey, they'll find their mysterious promised land.

9. Animal Science

Animal Science Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406357691 - Nicola Davies
  • £4.99
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Nicola Davies

Animal-lovers will be captivated by this colourful series, which covers everything from the sounds animals make to the yucky things that come out of their bottoms! With bold, bright illustrations and plenty of humour, these books explore the fascinating topic of natural history in brilliant depth, discussing tough survivors, animal communication, dangerous creatures, big and little animals, parasites and - of course - poo.

10. Jet the Rescue Dog

  • £4.99

David Long

Discover the remarkable true stories of a number of inspiring animals, including Jet, an Alsatian who searched the ruins during the Blitz to uncover survivors, and Sergeant Stubby, the dog who caught a spy. The incredible instinct, intelligence, courage and devotion that animals showed through the wartime era are wonderfully portrayed in this moving book. Uplifting, touching and at times heart-breaking, kids will be captivated by these extraordinary true stories.