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Relive the magic of Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies of the Winter with this beautiful new edition - the perfect gift. Since the publication of Cicely Mary Barker's first book in 1923, the Flower Fairies have been ethereal companions to readers around the world. Her charming poetry and delicate illustrations have sparked the imaginations of children for over ninety years and continue to inspire a lifelong love for fairies and all things magical.
From the glittering peaks of frozen mountains to dripping caverns hidden deep underground, The Book of Dragons brings mighty and ancient dragons to life. Read exciting tales of legendary dragons, pore over detailed maps of mythical lands, exlpore a dragon's treasure hoard and marvel at lavish collections of dragon teeth, talons, scales and eggs. This richly illustrated book is a sumptuous treasury of a magical lost worldand fulfills the desires of every young dragon enthusiast.
Why were the Easter Island heads erected? What really happened to the Maya? Who stole the Irish Crown Jewels? The first book in this exciting new series will cover history's heavy-hitting, head-scratching mysteries, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Bermuda Triangle, the Oak Island Money Pit, Stonehenge, the Sphinx, the disappearance of entire civilizations, the dancing plague, the Voynich manuscript, and so many more. Chock-full of cool photos, fun facts, and spine-tingling mysteries.
A hilarious classic children's tale about true love, friendship... and what happens when your fiancÚ is turned into a duck.
Princess Arnica is so sweet and gentle that when she smiles even wolves and bears forget their fierceness. Everyone loves her, but she loves only Poor Johnny. Luckily, he loves her too, and even more luckily, Arnica has a very sensible king for a father, who is happy for her to marry whomever her heart desires. So, no problem then?
Well, maybe just one - The With with a Hundred Faces has cast a spell on Arnica and Johnny which means that one of them, at any one time, must always be a duck, and the other human! Only the Seven-Headed Fairy can help them, but will they be able to find her in time?
People of Asia are no stranger to ghost stories, but some terrifying tales have stood the test of time. Head to the Chanoei No. 81 mansion in China, where ghosts are said to have sent even the bravest souls fleeing from its crumbling walls. Travel to India to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, where you will see much wildlife - and perhaps a vanishing hitchhiker. Go to the Penang War Museum in Malaysia, where ghosts are said to roam among the artifacts. Young readers will be fascinated by each story that comes with its own set of eerie events.
Some people think that ghosts can possess dolls! Spooky! Read this book to learn more about haunted dolls.
A is for Astronaut, M is for Mummy, S is for Spider, and Z is for Zebra! Learn your ABCs with a cast of spooky and silly Halloween characters in this delightful early concept board book. With Lydia Nichol's fresh yet retro style illustrations, this board book is sure to be the perfect gift for your young trick-or-treaters this Halloween.
The third and much anticipated final instalment in the highly-praised Witches at War! series Hilarious fun for children aged 8+ and brilliant for parents and children to read together Stunning illustrations throughout As you'll recall, the previous book in the series ended with a shocking revelation. Now, Sam and her mentor, the incompetent and rude but strangely likeable Esmelia Sniff, have been separated and evil is beginning to dominate the world. It's the longest, coldest winter since records began and the newspapers are reporting sightings of strange and evil creatures making their way towards the Bleak Fortress. Inside the fortress Sam is a prisoner to Diabolica's evil plans while her friend, the potion expert Helza Poppin, is trapped in the dungeon and scheduled for torture. Things ain't looking good. Approximately 35,000 words/Age range: 8+ Follow Esmelia Sniff on Twitter:@esmeliasniff and on Facebook Other titles in the Witches at War! series include The Wickedest Witch (9781843651314) and The White Wand (9781843651345).
This book STINKS . . . of monsters! A hilariously funny debut, perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and David Solomons.
When Alice is sent to stay with her Uncle Magnus, she soon realises that his job agency isn't quite ... normal. It helps monsters find work that makes the most of their unique talons - er, talents. Alice is shocked to discover that monsters are EVERYWHERE. There's even a Cyclops working in the castle as a pastry chef! But when he suddenly disappears, Alice smells something fishy. Can she and her uncle sniff out the missing monster before it's too late?
Make Ancient Norse mythology come to life for young readers through engaging stories and dramatic photos and illustrations. Discover the gods and goddesses behind the myths and the powers they used to control and change the world. There's Thor, the god of thunder who struck fear into his enemies, and Odin, the chief god and master of wisdom and magic, plus many more. Sidebars, facts and infographics help uncover how these myths influenced the culture and daily life of the Vikings / Ancient Scandinavia.
Discover the adventures of Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, war and courage. From her extraordinary birth - sprung from the head of her father, in the midst of a thunderous headache - to her refusal to take no for an answer. Find out how she inspired powerful gods, goddesses and humans and the terrifying fate of those who dared to cross her path.
Follow Athena as she competes against her bad-tempered uncle; watch as she turns her enemy into a spider and join her as she keeps Odysseus safe on his remarkable journey home.
Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the story of one of the most fearless ancient goddesses, and the tales of a world where humans, gods and goddesses could meet. Illustrated and written by the brilliantly talented sister duo, Isabel and Imogen Greenberg, this is a story of daring for goddesses-in-the-making.
With push, pull and turn mechanisms and a sparkly foil cover wheel, My Magical Dragon takes readers on a fantastical journey with a friendly dragon. Little ones will have lots of fun taking part in the dragon's exciting adventure!
Yujin Shin's beautifully coloured illustrations are paired with gentle rhyming text to create a perfect dragon's world, with bright, sparkling detail and things to spot in four magical scenes.
My Magical Dragon is the second book in the exciting My Magical series based on the popular Busy Book format. Enjoy more adventures with My Magical Unicorn.
With lots to see in Busy Halloween, children can join in the Halloween fun by pushing, pulling and turning the tabs. Carve a pumpkin, then get dressed up, ready to trick or treat and celebrate at a Halloween party! Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Louise Forshaw. Discover more of the Busy Book series: Busy Garage, Busy Builders, Busy Playtime, Busy Beach, Busy Garden, Busy Airport, Busy Railway, Busy Town, Busy Bookshop, Busy Swimming, Busy Fire Station, Busy Zoo, Busy Hairdresser, Busy Pets, Busy Baking, Busy Park, Busy Farm, Busy Cafe, Busy Vet, Busy Baby Animals, Busy Nursery, Busy Zoo and Busy Holiday
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Goosebumps with five of the all-time bestselling books including Monster Blood, Why I'm Afraid of Bees, A Night in Terror Tower, The Beast From the East, and Legend of the Lost Legend. Each with their original cover in an exclusive retro collector's tin!
Have you ever seen a pixie? Really? How about a nixie? Where would you find a brownie? And who exactly is Puck? Hiding in the woods, meadows, lakes and caves of these green and pleasant lands are a multitude of little-studied folk who have evaded the course eyes and lenses of modern naturalists for years. Join Paul Johnson and Dan Goodfellow as they at last unveil the fair folk of these ancient lands, their secret ways, names and abodes. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.
If a microwave explodes or there are bubbles all over the bathroom floor, it's bound to have been because of Alfie Braithwaite. Only Alfie swears that it's all the fault of Dave, the terrible gremlin that lives in his sock drawer. But one day Dave really does appear and starts to wreak more havoc than even Alfie could have imagined! Will Alfie catch Dave? And will Alfie's parents ever believe that it really wasn't him? This mischievous and thought-provoking adventure from best-selling and award-winning author Joanna Nadin is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Pauline Reeves and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Lime Ideal for Ages 6+
Roger is just an ordinary boy, in an ordinary world – or so he thinks, until a grumpy dwarf warrior, Mossbelly MacFearsome, appears out of thin air and saves him from the school bully. If that isn’t incredible enough, now Moss has decided that Roger is the perfect human companion for his daring quest to defeat the dwarves’ arch-enemy Leatherhead Barnstorm and his horrifying horde of monstrous (but very polite) gorefiends. If Roger doesn’t help Moss, the world as we know it will be destroyed by ogres and dragons and the race of humans will be annihilated. If he does help, he will be late for his tea and his mum will be going mad with worry. A Highland castle, a trainee witch who knows karate, and an ancient spell to be broken – by King Golmar’s braces, just what has Roger got himself into?
A hilarious action-packed fish-out-of-water adventure, perfect for young fans of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and Cressida Cowell.
When Prince Thutmose visits the Pyramids of Giza, he discovers the head of the Sphinx sticking out of the sand. To his surprise, the Sphinx tells him he will do great things for Egypt. Will the Sphinx's words come true, or is Thutmose simply dreaming?
How long do elves live? What are the differences between gnomes and dwarves? When are brownies the most active? Want to learn all about these fantastic creatures and how they live? Look no further! With this easy-to-use reference guide, fantasy fans will become experts on wondrous fantasy beings in no time!
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