Do you and your young book-lovers believe all stories are greatly improved by a fanged/furry/feathered sidekick? Whether you'd opt for a cute, cuddly and domestic animal accomplice or a creature a bit more on the wild side, you're going to love the books that we've chosen.
1 | MILTON THE MIGHTY BY EMMA READ:
Spiderkind has got itself a bad reputation for being deadly - now it's up to tiny eight-legged Milton to save the day before the pest killers descend!
2 | RUN WILD BY GILL LEWIS:
Izzy and Asha think they've found the perfect spot to practise their skateboarding - but they are not the only ones hiding out in the abandoned gasworks - a wounded wolf has also taken up residence. Can the girls help the creature recover and protect the wasteland from an onslaught of developers?
3 | WHEN THE MOUNTAINS ROARED BY JESS BUTTERWORTH :
Ruby isn't exactly thrilled when her father uproots her life and takes her to live in the middle of the wilderness in India, surrounded by scorpions, bears and leopards. But when poachers threaten the existence of the beautiful spotted cats that roam the mountains, Ruby vows to protect them.
4 | THEODORA HENDRIX AND THE MONSTROUS LEAGUE OF MONSTERS :
Theodora grew up in an unusual house with a VERY unusual family; her siblings include unruly werewolves and a kindhearted zombie, she has a pet tarantula (who wears a stylish top hat) and her Mummy... well, her Mummy is an actual ancient mummy! With a family rule that monsters must stay secret from humans, Theodora has her work cut out for her!
5 | THE LEGEND OF PODKIN ONE-EAR BY KIERAN LARWOOD:
As the son of a warrior chieftan, Podkin knows it will be his duty to guard the warren one day. But when his home is brutally attacked and the younger rabbits are forced to flee, Podkin must step up to protect his family and his home much sooner than expected...
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