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The Enormous Crocodile (Book and CD) (Paperback): Roald Dahl The Enormous Crocodile (Book and CD) (Paperback)
Roald Dahl; Illustrated by Quentin Blake 1
R231 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R73 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's getting hungrier and hungrier. But what can the greedy grumptious brute guzzle up? Beware - he's looking for someone . . . someone who looks a lot like YOU!

Read the story and listen to the AMAZING audio CD!

Just So Stories for Little Children (Hardcover): Various Just So Stories for Little Children (Hardcover)
Various; Illustrated by John Joven 1
R280 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R60 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A wonderful collection of six of Kipling's well-loved stories, telling how animals came to be the way they are, comprising: How the Camel got his Hump, How the Whale got his Throat, How the Elephant got his Trunk, How the Rhino got his Skin, How the Leopard got his Spots and Why the Kangaroo Jumps.

The Railway Children (Hardcover): Edith Nesbit The Railway Children (Hardcover)
Edith Nesbit 1
R196 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R44 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. They and their mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet. However, they soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving to the Old Gentleman who rides on it. They befriend the porter, Perks, and through him learn railway lore and much else. They have many adventures, and when they save a train from disaster, they are helped by the Old Gentleman to solve the mystery of their father's disappearance, and the family is happily reunited.

I, Houdini (Paperback): Lynne Reid Banks I, Houdini (Paperback)
Lynne Reid Banks 1
R142 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Available now in a Yearling edition by the author of Indian in the Cupboard. This is a fascinating autobiography of a hamster who fancies himself a great escapologist in his quest to explore the great outdoors. One family's household has been in a state of disarray because of one small furry problem. Meet Houdini, an extraordinarily brilliant escapologist. No, not that Houdini. This one is a hamster. Once you meet him, you will understand that his owners just couldn't name him anything else, for his name is quite fitting. He can escape from anything--a cage or the clutches of a mean cat. While on his escapades, he causes all kinds of trouble from chewing through wires to causing a flood. But Houdini thinks it's all worth it, because he is desperate to explore the great Outdoors. But once he gets out, will he ever come back--or will this be his final escape?

Prince Caspian (Hardcover, Celebration of the original edition): C. S. Lewis Prince Caspian (Hardcover, Celebration of the original edition)
C. S. Lewis; Illustrated by Pauline Baynes 2
R301 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R92 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present a celebration of C.S. Lewis' timeless classic, Prince Caspian, lovingly brought to life in the original design and with the original illustrations. "Look sharp!" shouted Edmund. "All catch hands and keep together. This is magic - I can tell by the feeling!" Prince Caspian is in terrible danger when his wicked uncle, King Miraz, decides to get rid of the young heir to the throne. In desperation, Caspian blows the magic horn, calling on Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund in Narnia's hour of need. This is the fourth adventure in the exciting Chronicles of Narnia.

Other Words for Smoke (Hardcover): Sarah Maria Griffin Other Words for Smoke (Hardcover)
Sarah Maria Griffin
R334 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R79 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Snowman (Hardcover, 40th Anniversary Edition): Michael Morpurgo The Snowman (Hardcover, 40th Anniversary Edition)
Michael Morpurgo; Illustrated by Robin Shaw 1
R347 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R139 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Beloved children's author Michael Morpurgo has re-imagined Raymond Briggs' classic The Snowman for a new generation of readers.

One December morning, James is thrilled to wake up to see snow falling.

He spends the whole day making his perfect snowman; he has coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose... just like the snowman from his favourite story.

That night, something magical happens- the Snowman comes to life!

He and James take to the skies on a magical adventure where they meet someone very special.

Inspired by the timeless tale, Michael Morpurgo and Robin Shaw have created the perfect Christmas story for the whole family.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): C. S. Lewis The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
C. S. Lewis; Read by Anthony Quayle, Derek Jacobi
R285 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R68 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The fifth in the series of the classic fantasy tales - The Chronicles of Narnia. A complete and unabridged edition of this enduringly popular Children's book. "Stop it!" cried Eustace. "It's some silly trick you are playing! Ow!" A great cold salt splash had broken right out of the frame and they were breathless from the smack of it, as well as being wet through. Lucy and Edmund, stuck with their awful cousin Eustace, suddenly find themselves in a picture of a sailing ship - the Dawn Treader - and realise they have been drawn back into the land of Narnia. They are reunited with old friends, the young King Caspian and Reepicheep the mouse on a voyage of discovery to the End of the World...

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Royal Birthday Party (Paperback): Enid Blyton A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Royal Birthday Party (Paperback)
Enid Blyton 1
R100 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R21 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

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.

The Bagthorpe Saga: Ordinary Jack (Paperback, Edition): Helen Cresswell The Bagthorpe Saga: Ordinary Jack (Paperback, Edition)
Helen Cresswell
R165 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First in the super-funny classic series starring the TOTALLY unforgettable Bagthorpe family - from best-loved author Helen Cresswell. Jack's fed up of living in the shadow of his brilliant siblings. He and his trusty dog Zero are completely ordinary while the rest of them are annoyingly gifted. So when Uncle Parker comes up with a plan to make Jack stand out, he's more than a little excited. Can he really get away with claiming to predict the future? And will the hare-brained scheme help Jack shine, or get him noticed for all the wrong reasons?

Teddie Oorboord! (Afrikaans, Hardcover): John Alfred Rowe Teddie Oorboord! (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
John Alfred Rowe
R86 Discovery Miles 860 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
Bennie Boekwurm se Tonnelhuisie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louise Smit, Johann Strauss Bennie Boekwurm se Tonnelhuisie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louise Smit, Johann Strauss
R145 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R30 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Elke dag trek Bennie Boekwurm sy swaer waentjie vol boeke na die parkie om vir die kinders te gaan stories lees. Mokkie Mol met sy sterk pote kom hom help. Maar Mokkie kan nie mooi sien nie en boems-kadoems! loop hy in ’n boom vas. Karra-kaparra! kantel die waentjie om en al die boeke val uit. En boonop is Bennie se bril nou skoonveld! 'n Heerlike prenteboek oor een van Louise Smit se gewildste karakters uit die destydse TV-reeks Wielie Walie​.

The Twits (Paperback, Colour Edition): Roald Dahl The Twits (Paperback, Colour Edition)
Roald Dahl; Illustrated by Quentin Blake 1
R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!

Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard.

Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye.

Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet.

Down in their garden, the Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage. But not for much longer, because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits, once and for all . . .

Listen to THE TWITS 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!

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.

Anne of Green Gables (Hardcover): Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables (Hardcover)
Lucy Maud Montgomery 1
R180 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R46 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Anne Shirley is an eleven-year-old orphan who has hung on determinedly to an optimistic spirit and a wildly creative imagination through her early deprivations. She erupts into the lives of aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a girl instead of the boy they had sent for. Thus begins a story of transformation for all three; indeed the whole rural community of Avonlea comes under Anne's influence in some way. We see her grow from a girl to a young woman of sixteen, making her mistakes, and not always learning from them. Intelligent, hot-headed as her own red hair, unwilling to take a moral truth as read until she works it out for herself, she must also face grief and loss and learn the true meaning of love. Part Tom Sawyer, part Jane Eyre, by the end of Anne of Green Gables, Anne has become the heroine of her own story.

Jasper and Ollie (Hardcover): Alex Willan Jasper and Ollie (Hardcover)
Alex Willan
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Karel Kraai se Kitaar (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louise Smit Karel Kraai se Kitaar (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louise Smit
R145 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R20 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Mamma Kraai weet haar kuiken het 'n spesiale musiektalent. Hy kan fyn luister en allerhande geluide naboots. Hy sing dag en nag “Ha-ha-a-a-aa!" soos Hadeda, soos Jangroentjie "Tji-tji-tjoe!" en soos Duif "Koekeroekoe!". Dit laat al die voels se koppe draai. Hulle ken nie meer hulle eie geluide nie! Die hele bos is deurmekaar.

Mamma Kraai besluit hulle moet trek en 'n plek gaan soek waar niemand ooit weer oor haar Kareltjie se musiek sal kla nie.

Storiemuis Versamelpak (Boek & CD) (Afrikaans, Paperback): Leon Rousseau Storiemuis Versamelpak (Boek & CD) (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Leon Rousseau; Illustrated by Karen Ahlschlager, Marjorie van Heerden
R800 R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Save R211 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Hier wag ure van lees- en luisterpret vir voorskoolse kinders, terwyl hulle leer oor syfers, letters, kleure, vorms en baie meer. Al ses boeke in die Storiemuis-reeks word hier saamgevoeg, teen 'n baie spesiale prys. Dit is propvol stories, liedjies, rympies en dinge om te leer, terwyl die ses oudio-CD's met vrolike voorlesings elke kleurvolle bladsy vergesel en ekstra pret verskaf met musiek, geluide, saamsing-liedjies en saamluister-stories.

Eerste Sprokies: Die Drie Varkies (Afrikaans, Paperback): Ballon Media Eerste Sprokies: Die Drie Varkies (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Ballon Media
R90 R78 Discovery Miles 780 Save R12 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Lank gelede was daar drie varkies wat saam met hulle mamma in ’n pragtige huisie gebly het. Hulle was baie gelukkig so saam. Die varkies het elke dag groter en sterker geword. Op ’n dag was hulle varkstoeltjies skielik te klein vir hulle. Toe sê Mamma Vark: “My liefies, julle is nou mooi groot. Nou moet julle elkeen sy eie kos soek en maak, en vir hom ’n huisie bou.” Hierdie titel is deel van 'n heerlike reeks eenvoudige voorlees- stories.

Sarel Seemonster se Avontuur (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louise Smit Sarel Seemonster se Avontuur (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louise Smit
R145 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R20 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Sarel Seemonser is lus vir avontuur. Maar voordat hy vertrek, waarsku sy ouma Seemonster: “Onthou, as jy in die moeilikheid is, het jy ’n wapen. Seemonsters blaas stoom uit en dit laat diere dink daar is vuur binne ons.” Sarel se stoom borrel en gorrel die lug in. Maar wat gaan gebeur as hy 'n skelm wolf, 'n slang en 'n aasvoël teëkom?

'n Heerlike prenteboek oor een van Louise Smit se gewildste karakters uit die destydse TV-reeks Wielie Walie​.

Good Old Timmy and Other Stories - World Book Day Pack (Paperback, World Book Day ed): Enid Blyton Good Old Timmy and Other Stories - World Book Day Pack (Paperback, World Book Day ed)
Enid Blyton 1
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Little Prince (Paperback, 1st ed): Antoine Saint Exupery The Little Prince (Paperback, 1st ed)
Antoine Saint Exupery
R216 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R53 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.

Spot's Fun with Friends (Standard format, CD, Unabridged Edition): Eric Hill Spot's Fun with Friends (Standard format, CD, Unabridged Edition)
Eric Hill; Read by David Oyelowo
R133 R90 Discovery Miles 900 Save R43 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A Spring collection of ten classic Spot tales brought to life in audio!

Join the mischievous puppy, Spot, once again as he embarks on more adventures with all his friends. A spring full of dressing up, playing together and making mess!

Summer Adventure Stories - Contains 25 classic tales (Paperback, Digital original): Enid Blyton Summer Adventure Stories - Contains 25 classic tales (Paperback, Digital original)
Enid Blyton 1
R169 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R29 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Set off on an outdoor adventure with this collection of 25 classic tales by the world's best-loved storyteller. The perfect holiday read for children aged 5 and up! From stolen dogs and disappearing necklaces to journeys to faraway lands, these fun-filled stories are packed full of mystery and adventure. Ideal for newly confident readers, these entertaining tales are the ideal length for reading aloud at bedtime or in the classroom. Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are perfect for introducing her to the latest generation of readers. Read all of Enid Blyton's bestselling short story collections: Animal Stories Springtime Stories Summertime Stories Summer Holiday Stories Stories of Magic and Mischief Stories of Wizards and Witches Christmas Tales Christmas Treats Winter Stories *** Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.

Honey and Leon Take the High Road (Hardcover): Alan Cumming, Grant Shaffer Honey and Leon Take the High Road (Hardcover)
Alan Cumming, Grant Shaffer
R333 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R98 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Peter Rabbit: A Christmas Wish (Board book): Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit: A Christmas Wish (Board book)
Beatrix Potter 1
R151 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R43 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's Christmas Eve and Peter Rabbit and his sisters are excited, but Peter is worried too. They have all wished for a special present but Peter can't sleep, and he knows Father Christmas won't visit if he's still awake. As the hours drag by anxious Peter hears a little creak here, and a little bump there, so now he's even LESS likely to fall asleep. Poor Peter. Will his Christmas wish EVER come true? This is the second title in a new series of stories for the very young set in Peter Rabbit's world. The simple tales mirror important early experiences and emotions of young children through the eyes of Beatrix Potter's most well-loved characters, while Eleanor Taylor's illustrations are filled with charm, warmth and humour.

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