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This is an absolutely delightful and heart-warming animal tale about a puppy that gets dumped in the park by its owner. As he learns to fend for himself with the help of other strays, his life becomes both exciting and frightening but can he survive the harsh world of being a stray in a city where humans are a constant threat to survival.
A thrilling and enchanting story about animal survival, this sequel to The White Giraffe and Dolphin Song tells how Martine must use her magical powers with animals to save Kahn, The Last Leopard. Martine’s summer holiday plans had already been made when suddenly she and her friend Ben are taken off to a wilderness in Zimbabwe. Caught up in a terrifying plot, the two children need all their bush knowledge and skills to survive and, above all, to save the mighty Kahn. The Lovereading comment: Rich with the scents, sounds and intoxicating magic of Africa, join Martine, an English orphan and her greatest friend and ally, the white giraffe as they uncover a plot in which the fate of a magnificent leopard and the lost treasure of an African King is at stake. Their friendship faces its greatest test as they race against time to save the leopard as well as themselves. Lauren’s previous novels set in Africa include Dolphin Song and The White Giraffe.
Little Foxes is a touching yet tense account of some small little furry creatures that one small boy has to help survive. This is another Michael Morpurgo story re-released with a new cover. It is about a boy. As a baby nobody wanted him but was fostered. One day he went into the wilderness, and finds 4 foxes. 3 are gassed but the older cub survives and the boy adopts him. Highly imaginative and touchingly written. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Little Foxes a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This story was very sad but also uplifting and Billy's loyalty to the foxes touched my heart. An excellent story.' Scroll down to read more reviews...
A classic for all horse lovers. From his simple beginnings as a foal in a meadow through the ups and downs of his life including being a riding horse on a country estate and a cab horse on the busy streets of London, Black Beauty tells his own story. Just click here to view our range of Children’s Classics, then click on the Hardback tab to view all the Oxford Children’s Classics.
Astrosaurs Series - No. 12. The astrosaurs are on a mission to help the planet of the woolly rhinos, where one of their three suns has gone missing. What on earth could have swallowed up such a huge ball of fire? Teggs and his team must investigate... But soon, they discover they are dealing with a rare and enormous creature, a solarwurm.
An entertaining and amusing story with a real feel-good factor that's perfect both for reading aloud to youngsters but also terrific as a read alone for the 7+ age range. Nelson is a lovely mellow horse who’s getting old. However he is obliged to come out of retirement and, with the help of his animal friends, he must prevent an environmental catastrophe. The subject matter is very topical as it deals with the human effect on the environment in a way that is easy to understand. This book is Simon Weston’s first novel for children and he is clearly a naturally gifted storyteller.
With Rudolph on strike Rover comes to the rescue of Father Christmas but how can he possibly deliver all the presents with so little time left. You’ll laugh your socks off with Doyle’s brilliant storyline and one-liners to boot. This sequel to The Giggler Treatment also stands alone as a fantasmogorical read for everyone from 6 upwards.
Emily Rodda is a multi award-winning author and this Squeak Street series is a complete delight. It’s just right for young children to enjoy reading on their own but equally enjoyable at bedtime for shared enjoyment. Other First Readers from Happy Cat include Old Bun and the Burglar, One Shoe’s Wishes and Fee-Fee’s Holiday.
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