Best Children’s Animal Action & Adventure in 2022


Children's Animal Action & Adventure Books

What makes a good Children's Animal Action & Adventure book? This article explores two excellent children's books about fast-paced adventures involving animals and their people. Paulina and Charles the Rabbit by Julianna Gally is a delightful read, while Roman Monti's The Sheep-Pig is an engaging story about a sheep-pig who learns how to become a humane educator. Sophie the Mouse by Poppy Green is another wonderful choice for children to explore the wonder of animals.

Julianna Gally's Paulina and Charles the Rabbit

This delightful story follows the adventures of five-year-old Paulina and her rabbit friend, Charles the Rabbit. This book is a delight for beginning readers because it combines cute animal adventures with real-life situations from Paulina's own life. These books also feature award-winning pictures. Children will love the bright colors and the adorable illustrations in this delightful tale. Julianna Gally's Paulina and Charles the Rabbit series is sure to become a favorite of children.

Dick King-Smith's The Sheep-Pig

The Sheep-Pig is a classic children's book by the English author Dick King-Smith. This story is filled with gentle humour and is suitable for early confident readers and young animal lovers. This story focuses on the life of a sheep-pig, Babe. In order to understand how a sheep-dog lives and behaves, Babe sets out to learn from Fly.

The story is a humorous look at life in rural England and is a touching reminder of the importance of family and friendship. The story revolves around the adventures of one lone pig living on a sheep farm. The story was made into a 1995 film, Babe, and it has been translated into fifteen languages. Dick King-Smith was awarded an Honorary Master of Education from the University of the West of England in 1999. In 2010, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Tom O'Connell Productions have announced that the musical adaptation of Dick King-Smith's Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be performed by David Wood, who is known for his acclaimed adaptations of classic children's books. The musical is directed by Michael Fentiman, and features puppets created by Max Humphries, Dik Downey, Barneby Rose, and Matthew Forbes.

Babe is a lovable pig, raised by a sheepdog named Fly. Using his skills as a herding dog, he manages to win the trust of the sheep. Babe's amazing abilities enable him to successfully herd the flock with the help of his old dog, Fly. As his newfound skill grows, he also learns to adapt to the life of a sheepdog. The lovable Babe must save his farmyard friends when they're in danger.

Poppy Green's Sophie the Mouse

The Sophie the Mouse Children's Animal Action e-book series is a delightfully wholesome early chapter book series with a charming premise: a little mouse named Sophie gets lost in a magical forest. After finding herself, she hatches a plan to find her beloved Lady Miranda, who has been missing since she was young. As the story unfolds, she will encounter many adventures, including a swashbuckling adventure!

This book is perfect for beginning readers because it is easy to read, with full-color illustrations on most pages. It is also an excellent bargain, as it contains almost-new books with only minimal cosmetic wear. Some books are ex-library, which means they are priced below the list price. Occasionally, you may also find a price sticker from the original store, and the cover may differ from the one displayed.

In this boxed set, books 5-8 of the Sophie the Mouse Children's Animal Action e-book series are packaged together. Sophie Mouse is a woodland mouse who lives in Silverlake Forest. She enjoys playing in the snow, finding a four-leaf clover that isn't so lucky, and meeting a surprise visitor. All books in the Sophie the Mouse Children's Animal Action & Adventure series feature easy-to-read language and colorful illustrations on each page.


Becky Watson

Commissioning Editor in Walker’s “6+” team. I work on books across the different children’s genres, including non-fiction, fiction, picture books, gift books and novelty titles. Happy to answer questions about children's publishing – as best I can – for those hoping to enter the industry!

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