Books about pigs

Lady Lollipop

Pigs are often described as one of the most intelligent animals, so maybe that's why they've inspired countless children's books.

From their curly tails to their oink oink sounds and their love of rolling in mud, they're perfect for picture books. But slightly older readers have also warmed to the brave exploits of swine in classics like Charlotte's Web and The Sheep-Pig.

So in celebration of this magnificent animal - and National Pig Day, of course - we've collected together just some of our favourite stories about hogs.

  • The Sheep-Pig

    Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Mike Terry

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • The Sheep-Pig

    Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Mike Terry

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 7+

    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.

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  • Lady Lollipop

    Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Jill Barton

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Lady Lollipop

    Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Jill Barton

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 7+

    A spoilt princess demands to have Lollipop the pig as her eighth birthday present. Lollipop and his trainer, Johnny Skinner, then …

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  • Hide-and-Seek Pig

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Hide-and-Seek Pig

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

    Help Pig find Hen by lifting the flaps on each page in this fun game of hide and seek.

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  • Bumble-Ardy

    Author: Maurice Sendak

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Bumble-Ardy

    Author: Maurice Sendak

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Sendak explores the joyfulness and anarchic spirit of young children

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Author: E B White Illustrator: Garth Williams

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Author: E B White Illustrator: Garth Williams

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 7+

    This is the tale of how a little girl named Fern - with the help of a friendly talking spider called Charlotte - saved her pig, Wi…

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  • Freddy and the Pig

    Author: Charlie Higson Illustrator: Mark Chambers

    Interest level: 5-8

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  • Freddy and the Pig

    Author: Charlie Higson Illustrator: Mark Chambers

    Interest level: 5-8

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    Freddy hates school and thinks that it is boring, but he comes up with clever plan. The dyslexia-friendly features make this book …

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  • A Piglet Called Truffle

    Author: Helen Peters Illustrator: Ellie Snowdon

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 7+

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  • A Piglet Called Truffle

    Author: Helen Peters Illustrator: Ellie Snowdon

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 7+

    When Jasmine discovers a helpless piglet, she takes it upon herself to make sure it has a chance. But will Truffle be allowed to s…

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