A roar-some gift guide for animal lovers

The Farshore elves have made their annual appearance, and this time they’ve had a search through our bookshelves to find the best book gifts for animal lovers.

From brilliant non-fiction adventures to roar-some stories with dinosaurs, a Farshore book is the perfect gift for any young, budding David Attenborough.

Explore some our favourite animal themed reads below.



Step into Lifesize and see how you measure up against some of the world’s most amazing animals. High-five a polar bear, peer through a giant squid eye and stick your tongue out at a giraffe.

This interactive non-fiction adventure from Sophy Henn features life size illustrations of some of the smallest and largest animals and invites children to compare parts of their bodies with them.

It’s the perfect introduction to animals for young children.

What’s Above and What’s Below

Embark on a journey of discovery What’s Above and What’s Below, the captivating pop-up books full of unfolding scenes that children 4 and over will adore.

Raise your eyes to discover eagles swooping in a rainforest, black bears prowling in a mountain and the creatures of the earth and ocean. What other wonders are waiting to be uncovered?

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Amazing Animals Series

Meet incredible animals and find out all about their worlds in this beautiful, informative non-fiction picture book series by wildlife expert and BBC presenter, Chris Packham, and illustrator Jason Cockcroft.

From a beaver’s dam and a honey bee’s hive to a red ovenbird’s nest and a snail’s shell, explore the amazing homes of creatures from all over the world in the third and most recent book.

The Amazing Animals series is the perfect introduction to nature for children aged 3 to 5.

Amazing Animals

Night Monkey Day Monkey

Night Monkey and Day Monkey don’t think they have much in common. But when they spend time in the other’s world, they learn a lot, and they also learn to be the best of friends.

Toddlers can now enjoy Julia Donaldson’s rhyming picture book as a fun magnet book! Perfect for little hands, children can read along and join in with the storytelling.

Dinosaurs United

Meet Dinosaurs United – an awesome five-a-side footy team who play in the Fantasy Football League.

The team go head-to-head against the Cowardly Custard Pirate Crew. But oh no – they’ve lost their kit, and they have to use their wits and football skills to find it!

This fun-packed story comes with an amazing 3D dinosaur mask for children to dress-up with, perfect for dinosaur fans and mini footballers alike, and anyone with a grudge against those dastardly pirates.

The Hundred and One Dalmatians Picture BookThe Hundred and One Dalmatians

When Missis and Pongo’s darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect: the evil Cruella de Vil!

Puppy lovers with love this special picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith’s much-loved classic story by Peter Bently’s with gorgeous artwork from bestselling illustrator, Steven Lenton.

Where's the Llama? Where’s the Llama

Alpaca your bags and join Kendrick Llama, No Probllama, their cheeky globe-trotting llama pals and their cacti buddies on this hilarious search-and-find adventure, full of jam-packed scenes, fun artwork, exotic locations, quirky characters and llama puns galore.

Look out for the six llamas and their six cacti friends in each busy scene throughout the book. Be warned though, they’re very good at hiding.

Where’s the Llama is the fun activity fun that’ll have girls, boys, trendy teens and young-at-heart adults on the great Llama hunt.

NarwhalsNarwhal Sticker Activity Book

Dive into a magical underwater world and find out all about Narwhals, the real-life unicorns of the sea in this jam-packed activity and sticker book.

With over 100 stickers, jokes, stories, activities, colour-in scenes and amazing facts to dazzle your friends.

Crack the secret codes, help the mermaids get ready for a party, learn how to draw your very own narwhal and much, much more!

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