The RSPCA Animal Tales Series
by RSPCA (Author)
These short chapter books will be popular with children who are already fond of their pets, but are also useful for teaching younger children to show animals respect and compassion. Proceeds go towards supporting the RSPCA in their efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home neglected or abused domestic animals in Australia.
A number of renowned Australian children's authors contribute to this series, including Chris Kunz, Helen Kelly, Jess Black and David Harding.
While the series demonstrates the services that are offered by the RSPCA, these books are excellent reading for the newly competent reader, combining fiction with information on the care and welfare of pets and farm animals. Their child characters are not heroes, but children with a lot of commonsense and kindness and a sense of humour. [Canberra Times]