Bestselling author Holly Webb has written more than 100 great books for children – but which one should you choose, if you are buying a present for a child? Here are some of the best Holly Webb books and stories for kids.
Kittens, puppies and other adorable animals are the main focus of many Holly Webb books, however you’ll also find plenty of fun in her series about princesses, magic and groups of friends.
If you’re wondering which Holly Webb book your child might enjoy, take a look below.
Brilliant Holly Webb Books to Enjoy
Animal Stories Series
From stolen kittens to lost puppies and runaways, Holly Webb books often centre around adorable animals and have won her legions of fans. The extensive Animal Stories series is packed with tales of these adorable puppies and cuddly kittens, and perfect for animal-loving kids 4+ to enjoy.
The first book in the series is Lost in the Snow which is a magical, Christmassy story guaranteed to melt the hearts of all animal lovers!
Fluff is the smallest and weakest of the farm kittens, but she surprises everyone with her strength and spirit, and soon she and her brothers and sisters are ready for new homes. But nobody seems to want Fluff, and after a heartbreaking encounter with a little girl called Ella, she gives up on her dream of a loving home and flees the farm out into the big scary world.
Alternatively, what about three gorgeous stories to treasure in one book? Puppy Tales includes the stories of Alfie all Alone, Sam the Stolen Puppy, and Max the Missing Puppy. While the perfect collection for kitten-lovers has to be Kitten Tales, which includes the tales of Sky the Unwanted Kitten, Ginger the Stray Kitten and Misty the Abandoned Kitten.
Rose is the first book in an exciting, get-lost-in-the-world series about orphans, alchemy, magical powers and sinister child-catchers.
The grand residence of the famous alchemist, Mr Fountain, is a world away from the dark orphanage Rose has left behind. For the house is positively overflowing with sparkling magic – she can feel it. And it’s not long before Rose realises that maybe, just maybe, she has a little bit of magic in her, too.
The follow-on books in this series include Rose and the Lost Princess, Rose and the Magician’s Mask and Rose and the Silver Ghost.
Emily Feather & The Enchanted Door
Emily Feather and The Enchanted Door is the first in the Emily Feather series.
Be careful which door you open. Everyone thinks Emily’s house is cool. It has so many different doors and everything is mismatched and sometimes it feels like maybe the walls have moved. But that would be silly. Of course they couldn’t have… But little do people realize that behind some doors lie other worlds, full of magic and wonder. And Emily is soon going to discover this for herself.
Follow up books include Emily Feather and the Secret Mirror, Emily Feather and the Starlit Staircase, and Emily Feather and the Chest of Charms.
The Maisie Hitchins Series
This series is full of mystery and intrigue following the adventures of a very determined heroine and her dog! There are already numerous adventures of Maisie Hitchins, the pluckiest little detective in Victorian London, to enjoy.
Maisie Hitchins lives in her grandmother’s boarding house, longing for adventure. She idolizes the famous detective, Gilbert Carrington, and follows his every case. But Maisie is about to be given the opportunity of a lifetime: her own mystery to solve!
The first in the series is The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, where Maisie rescues a puppy in peril whilst running an errand, and adopts him. She decides to investigate the puppy’s original cruel owner, but instead gets tangled up in an intriguing plot involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies and a fast-paced bicycle chase. The streets of Victorian London are never safe, but Maisie’s on the case!
Continue with the rest of the Maisie Hitchins series to see what the little detective gets up to next!
Lily is the first in a fun, frightening series about two magical sisters.
In a world where magic is outlawed, Lily runs wild and neglected. Once rich and powerful magicians, now Lily’s family hide away in their crumbling house, while her older sister, Georgie, is trained secretly in magic. But when Lily discovers her parents’ dark plan to use Georgie in a terrible plot to restore the country to its magical glory, she knows she must rescue her sister, and flee.
Other books in the Lily series include Lily and the Shining Dragons, Lily and the Prisoner of Magic and Lily and the Traitors’ Spell.
The Princess and the Suffragette
A sequel to the much-loved classic A Little Princess, The Princess and the Suffragette is a heart-soaring story about standing up for what you believe in.
It is 1913, and young women are ready to change their lives. All across London, women are uniting in their desire for a voice, for a vote. But life at Miss Minchin’s school feels as dull as ever for Lottie, until she sneaks out one day to attend a Suffragette demonstration.
Lottie is swept up in the women’s rights movement – celebrating the joy of friendship and female empowerment. And uncovering a secret about her own missing mother…
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The Triplets Series
The first book of the Triplets series is Becky’s Terrible Term, which sees the girls starting a new school.
While Annabel is the sparkly one who dreams of being famous and Katie is the confident, sporty sister with an answer for everything, Becky is the animal-mad triplet who keeps a menagerie of pets in the garden shed. The triplets are starting a new school, and Becky’s especially nervous.
Also in the Triplets series are Annabel’s Perfect Party, Katie’s Big Match, Becky’s Problem Pet, Annabel’s Starring Role, Katie’s Secret Admirer, and Becky’s Dress Disaster.
The Reindeer Girl
The Reindeer Girl is a gorgeous wintery story of a very special friendship.
One Christmas, Lotta is visiting her great-grandmother in Norway. Soon, she finds herself drawn into a magical adventure – travelling by sledge, herding reindeer from the snowy mountains to the summer pastures. But when a mother reindeer is lost, Lotta must find her before her calf starves…
The Girl of Glass
The books in the Magical Venice series are stand-alone books, all sharing the same beautiful setting.
The Girl of Glass tells the story of Mariana who lives with her family on the Venetian island of Murano – famed for its artists who create masterpieces from glass. But when Mariana’s little sister, Eliza, dies their father decides to use his glassmaking skill – and a dash of magic – to create a girl of glass in Eliza’s image.
The remarkable glass doll, who sings, dances and talks, draws attention wherever she goes, and soon Mariana is famous for having the magical glass sister. But as the glass girl takes on more and more of Eliza’s personality, Mariana begins to suspect that there is more than just magic at play. Could the girl of glass be her sister’s ghost made real?
Others in the series include The Maskmaker’s Daughter, The Mermaid’s Sister and The Water Horse.
Maya’s Secret is the first of four fabulous books for 9+ readers about friendship in an environmentally challenged world.
Researching her school project on fair-trade has been a real eye-opener for Maya. She loves clothes and is appalled to find that her favourite sparkly t-shirts are made by poor children in other countries, who lead lives very different from her own, privileged one. She knows she must do something about it, but how can she make a difference without revealing her pop star secret to the world?
Next in the series are Izzy’s River, Poppy’s Garden and Emily’s Dream.