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A hilarious story of everyone’s favourite bear, Paddington – now a major movie star!
When Paddington goes to an outdoor painting exhibition he is inspired to work on his own masterpieces. And it’s not long before he sells some of his paintings to a mysterious art collector!
Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for more than sixty years.
The mysterious outlaw Robin Hood has captivated imaginations for centuries. Now this beautifully illustrated book brings the legend to life for little children, as Robin makes a daring raid on the castle of the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.
A second, action-packed Secret Seven adventure by prize-winning author Pamela Butchart, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross.
The Secret Seven are excited to be chosen as extras in a local play, but during the opening performances things go seriously wrong. Could someone be trying to sabotage? The cast and crew are adamant that a theatre ghost must be causing the mysterious accidents, but the Seven aren't convinced. It's up to the gang and their spaniel Scamper to find out who is really behind the mischief - and why!
Set in the same world and time as the original stories by Enid Blyton, both Mystery of the Skull and this fantastic new book satisfyingly extend the series for fans old and new. Both stories are brought to life by Tony Ross's brilliant illustrations throughout.
Join the Secret Seven for more mystery, excitement, friendship and FUN than ever before!
Read all 15 stories in the original Secret Seven series ...
Also look out for Secret Seven Brain Games - a fun and tricky puzzle book!
One small hop for a rabbit . . . One giant leap for mankind.
The iconic, original tale of Peter Rabbit, with a beautiful limited edition cover to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
To celebrate one of the most important moments in human history, we have designed this playful and stylish imagining of one small rabbit landing on one large moon.
With the original Tale of Peter Rabbit in full colour, encased in a visually-stunning space cover and endpapers; modern meets classic with extraordinary results.
The perfect gift for space lovers and Beatrix Potter fans alike!
An exquisite story to delight readers young and old, from a much-loved writer and illustrator.
What do you do if you find an abandoned seal pup on a rock in the middle of the sea? Well, take it home with you to your flat, of course.
At least that’s what Mr Albert Cleghorn thought, though perhaps he hadn’t considered all the complications…
This is the story of what then happened to Mr Cleghorn and Charlie the seal in their determination to find a home for Charlie and, incidentally, happiness for them both.
Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, Mister Cleghorn’s Seal is a classic in the making from the inimitable Judith Kerr.
One of the best-loved children's classics of all time, this is the complete, original story of Watership Down.
Something terrible is about to happen to the warren - Fiver feels sure of it. And Fiver's sixth sense is never wrong, according to his brother Hazel. They had to leave immediately, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them.
And so begins a long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a safe home. Fiver's vision finally leads them to Watership Down, but here they face their most difficult challenge of all . . .
This much-loved tale of courage and survival is now a beautiful new animated series for television, full of excitement and adventure - perfect for all the family to enjoy.
The magical and brilliantly funny adventures of Flat Stanley brought to life by bestselling illustrator Rob Biddulph in this new picture book edition.
Amazing things always happen to Stanley!
Stanley was just an ordinary boy, until a pin board fell on top of him . . .
Now he’s flat as a pancake! Sometimes being flat can be lots of fun – he can even fly like a kite!
But it’s not all fun and games . . . The sneak thieves are in the town and plotting to steal the world’s most expensive painting! Can Flat Stanley save the day?
Jeff Brown’s world-famous character continues to charm over 50 years on from publication. With shortened adapted text, this 32 page picture book is great for sharing with children aged 3 years and up and will introduce Stanley's adventures to a whole new generation of children. Rob Biddulph's bold and graphic illustrations reimagine the characters and their world in a fresh and engaging new way – perfect for fans new and old.
A brand new full-colour short story from Blyton's magical Wishing-Chair series - an excellent companion to the successful Magic Faraway Tree Adventure series and perfect for readers age 5+
When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes!
Together with their friend Binky the Pixie, Mollie and Peter wish to become a prince and princess for the day, celebrating the birthday of Princess Peronell at the royal palace. But whatever do you give a princess for their birthday?
Short chapters and beautiful full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson make the Wishing-Chair Adventures series perfect bedtime reading for children aged five and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' – Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.
Also in this colour young series:
Adventures of the Wishing-Chair: The Royal Birthday Party
Adventures of the Wishing-Chair: Off on a Holiday Adventure
Adventures of the Wishing-Chair: A Daring School Rescue
Adventures of the Wishing-Chair: The Witch's Cat
Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come.
Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain’s true heritage children’s authors. She remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, read by Anna Koval.
Come laugh and cry with the March family.
Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one.
Together they're the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong.
The family may not have much money, but that doesn't stop them from creating their own fun and forming a secret society.
Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow very different paths, and they discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do...
Translated by Irene Testot-Ferry. The Little Prince is a classic tale of equal appeal to children and adults. On one level it is the story of an airman's discovery, in the desert, of a small boy from another planet - the Little Prince of the title - and his stories of intergalactic travel, while on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition. First published in 1943, the year before the author's death in action, this translation contains Saint-Exupery's delightful illustrations.
A true story of two brothers and the war that changed everything.
Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful storytelling and Barroux’s stunning artwork combine to tell the true story of Michael’s uncles against the epic backdrop of World War Two.
Francis and Pieter are brothers. As the shadow of one war lingers, and the rumbles of another approach, the brothers argue. Francis is a fierce pacifist, while Pieter signs up to fight. What happens next will change the course of Francis’s life forever . . . and throw him into the mouth of the wolf.
Roald Dahl's much-loved Matilda, now with Quentin Blake's original illustrations in full colour.
Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget.
Matilda is also a phenomenally successful, award-winning London stage musical, adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music by Tim Minchin.
'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams
Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.
Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out . ."A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams Now you can listen to James and the Giant Peach and other Roald Dahl AUDIOBOOKS read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!
Fantastic Mr Fox - the legendary tale of the most cunning fox in the world.
Boggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat.
Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper.
Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider.
Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the farms.
Now the farmers have hatched a plan to BANG-BANG-BANG shoot Mr Fox dead. But, just when they think Mr Fox can't possibly escape, he makes a fantastic plan of his own . . .
Listen to FANTASTIC MR FOX and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play - including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
A beautiful hardback edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. This lovely edition is part of the highly collectible Puffin 'cloth' Classics series - all the titles in the range have attractive 'cloth' textured covers with a stunning repeat pattern design specific to each story. Treasure Island makes a perfect addition to the collection which includes some of the best-loved Puffin titles of all time. Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . . This editions makes a perfect gift and is a must for every family bookshelf.
The ultimate adventure retold for children!
Odysseus must battle his way home from war with the Greek Gods pitted against him. But what will he find when he gets there?
From the gory tale of the Cyclops to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, Homer's classic, The Odyssey, is filled with stories of bravery, cleverness and heroism. This picture-book retelling of Odysseus's epic journey is the perfect introduction to this essential story.
From the creators of Minions and Despicable Me, and featuring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch, The Grinch is Christmas 2018’s guaranteed hit family movie.
Fast paced, easy to read novelisation of the new movie based on Dr. Seuss’s 1957 classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
Full of hilarious characters – some familiar and some new – plus high quality writing and a laugh-out-loud funny plot, this is the perfect book for fans of the Grinch to read and keep.
Movie starts at cinemas 07 December
This beautifully illustrated collection contains all of Jane Austen's novels retold for young readers, including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park, with notes on the characters and quotations from the original text. With links to websites to find out more about Jane Austen's life and times.
Karel Kat kom kuier in Blommeland met sy nuwe helikopter. Almal kry 'n kans om saam te ry - selfs koning Rosekrans. Maar sal Liewe Heksie kan help wanneer Karel en die koning per ongeluk in groot moeilikheid beland?
Een van die gewildste Liewe Heksie-stories nou in prenteboekformaat vir 2- tot 4-jariges.
Nikki Maxwell is not popular, in fact Nikki Maxwell is the opposite of popular; she's a total dork! But Nikki's hoping that by moving to a new school she might just stand a chance of making some friends and leaving her old lame ways in the past. But life is never that simple!
Follow Nikki's life through sketches, doodles and diary entries as she starts her new school, battles with her mum for an iPhone and meets her arch-nemesis, the school's queen bee, Mackenzie.
The first book in the bestselling Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renée Russell.
An exquisite new story to delight readers young and old, from a much-loved writer and illustrator. Deluxe slipcased collector's edition, featuring a beautifully illustrated hardback book and a stunning print by Judith Kerr. What do you do if you find an abandoned seal pup on a rock in the middle of the sea? Well, take it home with you to your flat, of course. At least that's what Mr Albert Cleghorn thought, though perhaps he hadn't considered all the complications... This is the story of what then happened to Mr Cleghorn and Charlie the seal in their determination to find a home for Charlie and, incidentally, happiness for them both. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, Mister Cleghorn's Seal is a classic in the making from the inimitable Judith Kerr.
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