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Animal Stories


Soldier Dog Sam Angus Back in Time

FIC ANG

All year groups

Far from home, in 1917, Stanley is a fighting in the Great War. He’s a dog handler, whose dog must be so loyal that he will cross no-man’s-land alone to return to his side. As the fighting goes on, Stanley realizes that the loyalty of his dog is the only thing he can count on… Fell David Clement-Davies

Fantasy

FIC CLE

All year groups

In this sequel to The Sight, Larka is dead, and her twin brother, Fell, must face life without his sister and the rest of his pack. He’s an outcast who shares his sister’s fatal gift for seeing the future. But the gift leads Fell to befriend another outcast. Together, they fight to free their land from a tyrannical ruler.


Lionboy Zizou Corder Series Adventure

Charlie Ashanti speaks Cat. His unusual talent helps him on his quest to find his kidnapped parents. But Charlie is in danger, for close behind him on his trail, is one of the mysterious group who have kidnapped his parents… now they’re after him!

FIC COR

1st year 

My Family & Other Animals Gerald Durrell Humour True Story

Escaping the poor British weather, the Durrell family and their dog take off for the island of Corfu. But when they get there, they find they must share their house with scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies!

FIC DUR

All year groups


Mystic and the Midnight ride Stacy Gregg Friendship ???

FIC GRE

1st year 

Series

Issie is devastated when her beloved pony, Mystic, dies. Then her instructor asks her to care for Blaze, an abandoned pony, and Issie’s riding skills are really put to the test. Will she tame the spirited new horse Blaze? And can Mystic somehow return to help her? If Only They Could Talk James Herriot Humour True Story

FIC HER

All year groups

Fresh out of Veterinary College, and shoulder-deep in an uncooperative cow, James Herriot’s first job is not panning out exactly as expected… Both heart-breaking and hilarious, this is a book for all those who find laughter and joy in animals.


Samphire Song Jill Hucklesby Friendship

From the moment she sees him, Jodie knows that Samphire is the horse for her. But when Samphire suddenly disappears Jodie’s needs all her courage and determination to find him and bring him back.

FIC HUC

1st year 

Warrior Cats : Into the Wild Erin Hunter

Fantasy

Take your first steps into the wilderness with Rusty the house cat as he leaves his home to go and live in the wild. A thrilling feline fantasy series that draws you into a vivid animal world.

FIC HUN

1st year 


The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, Vaseem Khan

Mystery

FIC KHA

All year groups

On the day he retires, Inspector Chopra inherits two mysteries. The first is the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious death no one seems to want solved... And the second is a baby elephant that he has to look after! The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

Classic

Excitement! Animals! Peril! Drama! Enter Mowgli's world as he discovers the secrets and dangers of the jungle. Can he escape his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And will he ever be free from the prowling tiger that's waiting to pounce?

FIC KIP

All year groups


Lupo and the Secret of Windsor Castle Aby King

Mystery

FIC KIN 1st year ďƒź

Lupo is out for a walk with Nanny and Prince George in Kensington Gardens when he is lured into a wicked trap. Cyrus the swan has been attacked, and some precious royal treasure stolen. Lupo is innocent but can he prove it? Finding Gobi Dion Leonard

True Story

In 2016, Dion Leonard stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup went step for step with Dion for nearly 80 miles! Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship.

FIC LEO

All year groups


Rook Anthony McGowan

Nature Mystery

When Kenny and Nicky rescue a rook left for dead, Kenny is determined to keep it alive, but Nicky has plenty else to worry about…

FASTFIC MCG

All year groups

Little Foxes Michael Morpurgo Nature

FIC MOR

1st year 

Adventure

Bullied at school, nagged in Aunty May's flat, Billy only really feels alive in the wilderness by the canal. There he watches a cygnet on the water and protects a family of fox cubs. Then his secret place is discovered and the fox family are killed. Unwanted and unloved, Billy and the last fox run for their lives…


War Horse Michael Morpurgo Back in Time

In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Joey the horse tells a powerful story of the truest friendships surviving in terrible times.

FIC MOR

All year groups

The White Giraffe Lauren St. John Series Nature

Martine is eleven when she goes to live on a game reserve in Africa. One lonely night, Martine looks out and sees a young giraffe, silver coloured in the moonlight. In that instant she knows that she is prepared to risk everything for it.

FIC STJ

1st year ďƒź


Operation Rhino Lauren St John

Nature

FIC STJ 1st year 

Series

When Sawubona's white rhinos are attacked, the poachers leave behind an orphaned calf. Martine and Ben agree to take the rhino baby to a sanctuary, but the sanctuary is hiding a precious secret - one that must be guarded from the poachers at all costs… The One Dollar Horse Lauren St. John Series Sport

FIC STJ

1st year 

15-year-old Casey lives in East London's grimmest tower block and volunteers at a local riding school, but her dream is to win the world's greatest Three Day Event. When she rescues a starving, half-wild horse, she's convinced that the impossible can be made possible…


Coyote Summer Mimi Thebo

Nature

FIC THE All year groups

Jules has been sent to live on her aunt and uncle’s farm in Kansas for the summer. Feeling very alone and struggling to deal with her mistakes, Jules gradually connects with the wild new world around her, rediscovering her love for dance through the eyes of a coyote, and begins to feel alive again.

Paws and Whiskers Various authors Short Stories

Leonie doesn’t want to start at her new school. Making friends is hard, until she discovers the Pet Girls Club… Read this story and many others in this collection of short stories!

FIC WIL

1st year 


My Reading Journey I read: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Circle one:

I liked it 

Not sure 

I disliked it 

Because: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Write a short review: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Have a favourite book you’d like to recommend? Let us know! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Book descriptions taken from Love Reading 4 Kids, Common Sense Media, Book Trust and Amazon websites. They may have been edited in this booklet. .

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Animals Fiction Booklet  

Animals Fiction Booklet