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Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Animal stories (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Animal stories (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Animal stories (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Pete the Kitty's Cozy Christmas Touch & Feel

Pete the Kitty's Cozy Christmas Touch & Feel

Author: James Dean, Kimberly Dean Format: Board book Release Date: 12/11/2020

In this Christmas touch-and-feel story, Pete the Kitty gets ready for the holidays! A fun Christmas present for the youngest Pete fans! Pete the Kitty helps his mom decorate the Christmas tree, he enjoys a cup of hot cocoa outside, and even meets an unexpected jolly visitor at the end! Toddlers will love celebrating Christmas with Pete the Kitty. Includes five festive touch and feel elements. From New York Times bestselling creators Kimberly and James Dean!

Cow Boy Is NOT a Cowboy

Cow Boy Is NOT a Cowboy

Author: Gregory Barrington Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Meet Goat Girl and Merle: an irresistible pair of characters who show young readers that the best friendships are built on more than first impressions. Goat Girl-an adventurous goat-lives on Humdrum Farm, a place where everything is ordinary, and she's looking for some excitement . When she meets Merle-a bull-she mistakes him for a cowboy since he's both a cow and a boy. Cowboys aren't ordinary so Goat Girl can't wait to introduce herself. HOWDY COWBOY! An annoyed Merle insists he's not a cowboy. But will this not-a-cowboy change his mind when his rootin'-tootin' dream has a chance to come true? Saddle up and find out in this hilarious, rollicking unlikely friendship story perfect for fans of Jory John's Goodnight Already!, Ryan T. Higgins's Mother Bruce, and Suzanne Lang's Grumpy Monkey.

Picture Book by Dog

Picture Book by Dog

Author: Michael Relth Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

This winning tribute to the enduring love between dog and child celebrates animal adoption -- from the dog's point of view! In a pitch-perfect debut, animator Michael Relth channels the voice -- and artwork! -- of a loyal pup sharing the simple, sweet, and funny rhyming story of finding a forever family. It's a clever take on a dog's journey from being lost to found -- from shelter to home. Ideal for pet owners, animal enthusiasts and growing families, Picture Book by Dog is brimming with heart and highlights the power of belonging.

The Popper Penguin Rescue

The Popper Penguin Rescue

Author: Eliot Schrefer Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

From two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer comes an original penguin-tastic adventure inspired by the beloved classic Mr. Popper's Penguins. It's been years and years since the Popper family lived in Stillwater, but the town is still riding high on its former penguin residents. Across the river, in Hillport, residents try to re-create the magic with penguin carnival rides and penguin petting zoos, pretending they're the Popper originals. As the years have gone by, fewer and fewer people have come, and the small attractions shuttered. Nina and Joe Popper have just moved to Hillport with their mother. There's a lot to do: unpacking, scrubbing the floors, investigating the basement-wait, what's this? Two penguin eggs are tucked snugly near the furnace! It's up to Nina and Joe to find their newly hatched penguin chicks a home. Setting off on the adventure of a lifetime, they endure perilous storms, a long journey to the Arctic, and of course, penguins. Lots and lots of Popper penguins!

Unicorn Academy: Zara and Moonbeam

Unicorn Academy: Zara and Moonbeam

Author: Julie Sykes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

When your best friend is a unicorn, magical adventures are guaranteed! Imagine a school where you meet your own unicorn and have amazing adventures together! That's what happens for the girls at Unicorn Academy on beautiful Unicorn Island. Zara loves solving mysteries and having adventures with her dreamy unicorn, Moonbeam. She can't wait for Moonbeam to discover her magic power so that they can become the perfect partners! Moonbeam is having strange visions, but Zara is sure they're just daydreams. When Zara's attempt to stop a terrible heatwave leads her into trouble, can Moonbeam discover her magic in time to rescue her? With a glittery cover and beautifully illustrated throughout by Lucy Truman, Unicorn Academy is the perfect series for 7+ readers who love magic and adventure. Check out the other titles in this series: Sophia and Rainbow, Scarlett and Blaze, Isabel and Cloud and many more!

The Endangereds

The Endangereds

Author: Philippe Cousteau, Austin Aslan Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

It's time for animals to take fate into their own paws! The Endangereds is the first book in a thrilling new adventure series by world-renowned environmentalist and Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Awesome Planet Philippe Cousteau and award-winning TURBO Racers author Austin Aslan. Innocent animals are in trouble: temperatures are climbing, tides are rising, and nature is suffering. Someone needs to step in to rescue animals from extinction. Someone needs to turn this mess around, before it's too late. And that someone is . . . the Endangereds, the unlikeliest heroes you'll ever meet-a superstrong polar bear, a pangolin with a genius for engineering, an extremely sarcastic narwhal, and an orangutan with a big dream. Together, these four daredevils are determined to save endangered species across the globe, no matter what the risk. Rappelling into an underground cavern to save the day? No problem. Looping video footage to sneak through buildings unnoticed? Got it covered. Opening a doorknob? Okay, pretty hard without thumbs. But don't worry. No matter what it takes, the Endangereds will get the job done. But when two of their friends get kidnapped by a villain with a dastardly agenda, the team finds themselves up to their snouts in trouble. Can the Endangereds save the day? Or will this villain put humans and animals alike on the extinction list? The A-Team meets the animal kingdom in the first book in the thrilling new adventure series from the host of Xploration Awesome Planet Philippe Cousteau and award-winning author Austin Aslan.

The Farmer and the Monkey

The Farmer and the Monkey

Author: Marla Frazee Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

The farmer has another unexpected visitor from the nearby circus in this humorous and tender follow-up to The Farmer and the Clown by two-time Caldecott Honor-winning Marla Frazee. After his new friend the baby clown returned home to the circus train, the farmer expected to resume his quiet and solitary life. Little does he know a playful circus monkey has followed him home! At first, the farmer isn't sure what to make of his excitable houseguest's wild sense of fun, but he soon learns that sometimes an unexpected visit can lead to a wonderful new friendship. Sweet, funny, and full of emotion, this wordless second book in Marla Frazee's stunning trilogy is sure to become a classic favorite for young readers.

Otters' Moon

Otters' Moon

Author: Susanna Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

The brand new novel from the critically-acclaimed author of Snow Foal. A beautiful and heart-wrenching middle grade debut for kids aged 9 to 12, set in the beautiful wilds of a remote Scottish island. Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy, Tarka the Otter and Gill Lewis. Luke hates his life. His dad is busy with a shiny replacement family. His mum just isn't herself anymore. So when his mum insists they spend their holiday on a remote Scottish island, things go from bad to worse. The sun never appears, the locals don't speak, and even the seabirds are malevolent. Then, Luke meets Meg, who lives with her grandfather, Seth, in a boarded-up boat house on the beach. Luke follows Meg to the forbidden Puffin Bay, and discovers a surprising world, teeming with life and colour. There they rescue an otter pup, too young to survive alone. They name him Willow, and care for him while he learns to fend for himself in the wild. But danger lurks behind the beauty of Puffin Bay, and when Meg and Seth go missing, Luke sets out to find them. Before long, it is Luke that must depend upon Willow for survival ...

Sharko and Hippo

Sharko and Hippo

Author: Elliott Kalan Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

With tongue-twisty wordplay and escalating absurdity, this is a fall-down-funny farce that will surprise and delight readers-from television comedy writer Elliott Kalan and acclaimed illustrator Andrea Tsurumi. When Sharko calls for a boat, Hippo pulls out a goat. He wants a pole, but Hippo gives him a pail. And instead of bait, a beet and a boot! Hippo's coat pockets seem to have everything except what Sharko asks for! Will their fishing trip ever get off the ground?

Kitten and the Night Watchman

Kitten and the Night Watchman

Author: John Sullivan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Margaret Wise Brown Prize SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND BOOKPAGE Empathetic, poetic, and a joy to look at, cute kitty and all. -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) This quiet, understated book contains a wealth of emotions. -The Horn Book (starred review) [Illustrator] Yoo sets a lovely mood, taking readers from sunset to dawn through washes of orange, pink, and blue, the watchman's compassionate demeanor assuring them that all's well. -Publishers Weekly (starred review) Yoo's textured, serene artwork in beautiful saturated tones perfectly complements Sullivan's lines and conveys a beauty in the night and the construction site that readers might otherwise miss. -Booklist (starred review) This soft, gentle story is a perfect bedtime story for lovers of trucks and construction equipment, cats, and nighttime wanders. -BCCB (starred review) A stray kitten changes the way the watchman sees nighttime in this tender book based on a true story, illustrated by Strictly No Elephants artist Taeeun Yoo. The night watchman hugs his wife and kids and drives to work. All night he is alone. Every hour he makes his rounds. He sees the stars twinkling. He hears the sounds of the night: ki-DEE ki-DEE ki-DEE shhhhheeeeeEEEERRRROOOOooooommmmmm Woof! Woof! Woof! Meeeoooow. When he is joined by a stray kitten, the night suddenly seems different. Has the kitten found a new home? Kitten and the Night Watchman is inspired by the true story of author John Sullivan meeting a stray cat while working as a night watchman. The cat, Beebe, was John's companion for seventeen years.

All About Bears

All About Bears

Author: Jennifer Szymanski, National Geographic Kids Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020

National Geographic Primary Readers pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with engaging text by skilled authors to help your child learn to read. Developed by education experts, this series of books for beginner readers is spread across four levels: Early Reader, Becoming Fluent, Becoming Independent and Independent Reader. From the strong brown bear to the playful giant panda, young readers will learn all about these fascinating animals. Told in simple yet lively text, All About Bears will enchant children who are just beginning their reading journey. Level 1: Early Reader books contain simple sentences and are just right for children who can decode with ease and are beginning to read fluently. They are ideal for readers of Yellow and Blue book bands for guided reading. For another National Geographic Level 1 Reader, try Swim, Fish! (9780008422257).

Climb, Koala!

Climb, Koala!

Author: Jennifer Szymanski, National Geographic Kids Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020

National Geographic Primary Readers pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with engaging text by skilled authors to help your child learn to read. Developed by education experts, this series of books for beginner readers is spread across four levels: Early Reader, Becoming Fluent, Becoming Independent and Independent Reader. Meet furry Koalas! Find out where they live and what they do in this Level 1 book. Told in simple yet lively text, Climb, Koala! will enchant children who are just beginning their reading journey. Level 1: Early Reader books contain simple sentences and are just right for children who can decode with ease and are beginning to read fluently. They are ideal for readers of Yellow and Blue book bands for guided reading. For another National Geographic Level 1 Reader, try Buzz, Bee! (9780008422219).