Print page

Books about animals

Who Wants To Be a Poodle I Don't

Enjoy some of our recommended books for younger children about animals, from classics like Dick King-Smith's Sheep Pig to modern favourites like Ed Vere's Mr. Big.

These books are perefect to cuddle up and read with little ones, and for more confident kids to read themselves. 

  • Notso Hotso

    Author: Ann Fine Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Flip
  • Notso Hotso

    Author: Ann Fine Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Anthony, a very vain dog, is horrified when his fur starts to fall out in clumps. On a humiliating trip to the vet, his body is sh…

    ; Flip
  • The Sheep-Pig

    Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Mike Terry

    Flip
  • The Sheep-Pig

    Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Mike Terry

    When Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the fair, he is amazed that Fly, his sheep-dog, welcomes him as one of her own pups.

    ; Flip
  • Banana!

    Author: Ed Vere Illustrator: Ed Vere

    Flip
  • Banana!

    Author: Ed Vere Illustrator: Ed Vere

    Follow the cartoon-style adventures of two monkeys. One of them has a banana and the other one wants it - but what is the magic wo…

    ; Flip
  • Mr Big

    Author: Ed Vere

    Flip
  • Mr Big

    Author: Ed Vere

    With its gruff hero, vibrant, strong colours, bold design and spare text, this story about looking beyond appearances has a satisf…

    ; Flip
  • Tim's Din

    Author: Monica Hughes Illustrator: Bill Ledger

    Flip
  • Tim's Din

    Author: Monica Hughes Illustrator: Bill Ledger

    Tim’s Din is a lively and entertaining story about the mischief that little monkeys can get up to when they’re bored.

    ; Flip
  • Macavity

    Author: T. S. Eliot Illustrator: Arthur Robins

    Flip
  • Macavity

    Author: T. S. Eliot Illustrator: Arthur Robins

    Escaped from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Macavity is now the star of his own picture book. With new illustrations from Ar…

    ; Flip