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A Horse Called Hero

Author: Sam Angus

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2013)

War took his hope, a horse gave him courage. London 1940. Dodo and her brother Wolfie do not know what has happened to their father. A cavalry officer, war hero and veteran of the Somme, he has gone missing at Dunkirk. The children are evacuated to the West Country, away from everything they know. Alone in a high and wild land, they are taunted and bullied when their father is accused of cowardice and desertion. Wolfie finds an orphaned foal, names him Hero and raises him. Together they roam the hills, finding freedom and happiness, little suspecting the dark shadow that hangs over them and the test that lies in store for them both . . .

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A Kitten Called Holly

Authors: Helen Peters, Ellie Snowdon

Part of a series: The Jasmine Green Series

Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd (2017)

The fourth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. When Jasmine and Tom rescue an abandoned kitten, Jasmine is desperate to keep her. But her parents decide to sell Holly - and Jasmine is NOT happy with her new owner!

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A Kitten To Keep

Author: Jessie Reid

Part of a series: Link-up - Level 8 Book 8a

Publisher: Harper Collins Education (1992)

Link up graded readers focus on everday settings which interest young readers. with a variety of activities at Word, Sentence and Text level, links between written and spoken words are steadily reinforced. A kitten to keep / Do You Know / Rumplestiltskin

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A List From Frog And Toad Together

Author: Arnold Lobel

Publisher:

Arnold Lobel created wonderful classic characters in best friends Frog and Toad. Toad is not as adventurous as Frog, but together they make a great partnership and help each other out. Their adventures are gentle and amusing and have appealed to countless children. Layout and typeface are clear and uncluttered to encourage beginners. (5-7 yrs

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A Long Way From Home

Author: Elizabeth Baguley

Publisher: Little Tiger Press (2016)

At bedtime in the burrow Moz is squashed by sleepy rabbits. Crumpled and cross, he asks to go with his friend Albatross to the icy lands of the North Star. So off they fly, but when Moz gets lost he finds himself cold and lonely, and a long way from home . . .

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A New Beginning

Author: Olivia Tuffin

Part of a series: A Pony Called Secret

Publisher: Nosy Crow (2017)

Alice adores Secret, her spirited young pony, but she’s worried she’ll never be able to train him. Then she meets Finn. He’s a fearless rider with an amazing way with horses. Alice would ask for his help if he wasn’t so rude. It takes a series of mysterious events to bring them together, until they find themselves fighting to save their horses and Finn’s future...

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A Picnic For Tortoise

Author: Ann Jungman

Part of a series: Ginn Reading 360 Level 3 Book 5

Publisher: Ginn (1981)

Ginn Reading 360 Level 3 Book 5

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A Piglet Called Truffle

Author: Helen Peters

Part of a series: The Jasmine Green Series

Publisher: Nosy Crow (2016)

When Jasmine sees a tiny, unloved piglet left to fend for itself, she knows it will die without her help. So she smuggles it home to her farm to nurse it back to health. But she can’t keep Truffle forever, and then, one stormy night, disaster strikes . . .

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A Pony Named Bart

Author: Angela Hobbs

Publisher: (2016)

Bart is a pony who has had two owners. He was born and bred on a dairy farm which became unprofitable and therefore had to be sold, along with all the animals. He now lives happily, at livery, in the New Forest. This is a story, through Bart’s observations and thoughts, of his life from early memories to the present day. It is presented with warmth and humour and provides an insight into the lives of these noble creatures.

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A Pony To School

Authors: Diane Pullein-Thompson, Anne Bullen

Publisher: Collins (1955)

The story of Clown, a young and badly broken pony. From the struggles, trials, and errors of the young horse-breakers much valuable knowledge of schooling and riding can be gained and many pitfalls avoided.

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