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A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond

Paddington is a bear from darkest Peru.  He has to leave because his aunt, who looks after him, has retired. […]
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4.7

My Family and other Animals
Gerald Durrell

About a crazy family who move to Corfu. Gerry the youngest in the family is obsessed with animals and collects […]
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4.4

Anansi the Spider

The cunning spider of West African and Caribbean folklore – blurb to follow
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3.8

The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams

A boy’s toy rabbit sewed from velveteen becomes real and joins other rabbits in the wood… – blurb to follow
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4.5

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter

A mischievous young Peter Rabbit finds life tough after his father is baked in a pie by Mrs McGregor. Christopher […]
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4.4

Frog and Toad
Arnold Lobel

As time passes over the wooden shack, Frog still hasn’t arrived with toad’s letter.   It turns out Frog gave the […]
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4.4

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Jill Tomlinson

A baby owl, Plop, is about to take his first flight.  There is only one tiny problem – he’s afraid […]
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3.9

The Wheel on the School
Meindert DeJong

Dutch classic in which the inhabitants of a small fishing village work together to encourage storks to come to nest […]
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Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH
Robert C O'Brien

Adventures of a band of highly intelligent and long-lived rats after they escape from scientists experimenting on them at the […]
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4.4

The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling

Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, Akela, Shere Khan and the Law of the Jungle – blurb to follow
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4.2

Charlotte’s Web
E B White

A little girl who longs for a pet finally gets one.  A little pig, born as a runt, is looking […]
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4.3

The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame

Gentle, lyrical and humorous but also epic: the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger – blurb to follow
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4.1

Black Beauty
Anna Sewell

This book was really upsetting but had an amazing ending.  When me and my mum were reading this book I […]
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Winnie-the-Pooh
A A Milne

The poetic and lovable bear of little brain – blurb to follow
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4.6

Watership Down
Richard Adams

A colony of rabbits leaves their beloved warren when it is threatened by humans and flooding.   A journey of […]
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4.4

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