Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Top 10 Doggy books!




It's National Puppy Day! We thought we'd celebrate by listing our top 10 dog books. Click on any of the titles to find out more and get the book.

Dog in No-Man's Land




















Billy is an under-age soldier who befriends a stray dog in France during World War One. When Billy left for dead in the blood-soaked trenches of No-Man's-Land, the dog, Scruff, comes to his rescue. But Scruff is soon in danger himself, being sent onto the battlefield as an ambulance dog. Will both Billy and Scruff survive the terrors of war?












A black dog appears outside the Hope family's home. As each member of the household sees it and hides, the dog grows bigger and bigger. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the Black Dog. When it chases her through the forest she shows no fear, so it grows smaller and smaller. Finally, back to the size of a normal hound, the Black Dog is welcomed into the Hope household as their newest addition.



Laika is a homeless stray living on the streets of Moscow when she is picked by the Space Programme to be the first ever animal launched into orbit! But her rocket disappears and everyone thinks Laika is lost forever - no one knows what happened to her. Now you'll discover in Owen Davey's imaginative story that Laika was rescued by a loving new owner and found her true home on a planet far, far away.

George didn't want to waste the night moonbathing. He wanted to build a sandcastle that would turn any monster green eyed with envy. But when George meets the strangest creature he has ever seen, the night takes an unexpected turn. A starlight story of adventure and imagination from the creator of The Sea Tiger. Out May 1st!

Can you spot the Siamese cats? Where are the fish with matching fins? This fabulous follow up to stand-out title The Odd One Out features rhyming riddles accompanied by a complex patterned artwork, within which the answer lies. Never has a search-and- find game been so pleasing to the eye than with this stylish title from the masterful Britta Teckentrup, presented in an upmarket, contemporary format.

 Barney loves digging, singing and stealing lamb chops, but most of all Barney loves his owner Ben as much as Ben loves Barney. Nothing could ever replace that dog. But after Barney dies, Ben slowly and reluctantly discovers that there is room in his heart for another special sort of dog. 





Pup is off for his first day at school, and is ready to make lots of new friends! He takes part in all the different lessons and experiences from art class and reading time to lunchtime and playtime making new friends along the way. Children will love lifting the flaps to spot a variety of objects and the emphasis on the excitement of discovery on a first day at school is highlighted throughout.




The iconic bestselling Amazing Baby range brought up to date with a clean, fresh design style to appeal to today's parents. Fun, effective novelties and extras - from pops and tactiles to shiny cover finishes ensure parents will love to share these with their baby.


Patch the puppy lives on Ivy Farm. He's a boisterous scamp, always on the lookout for fun. Join Patch as you lift the gatefold flaps to change the pictures, helping him meet a whole host of baby animal friends for some farmyard frolics. John Butler's adorable illustrations bring these sweet characters to life.




One Hundred Bones

Scruff the dog is a stray, who just loves to dig. It doesn't make him the most popular dog in the neighbourhood. But when he sniffs out a pile of old bones, he gets all the neighbourhood dogs to help him. They uncover not one, not two, not three...but 100 bones. It is the most exciting dinosaur discovery of all time! Scruff's find wins him new friends and a new home. A heart-warming story about an underdog who comes out on top.



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