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The Nutcracker (Board book): Cynthia Alonso The Nutcracker (Board book)
Cynthia Alonso; Words & Pictures
R262 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R49 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Acrobats of Agra (Paperback): Robin Scott-Elliot The Acrobats of Agra (Paperback)
Robin Scott-Elliot
R249 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R21 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Agra 1857, the Indian rebellion. Three children are trying to make their way through a country at war with a circus tiger in search of safety. Jacques is a boy acrobat who has lost his circus; Beatrice ( Bea) and Ping are both orphans. United by a deep friendship and their desire to save Tonton the tiger, find Bea's lost brother and Kamal the fire-eater, they set out on a wild and dangerous journey. Will they make it? A magical tale based on the true story of a lost French circus during the Indian rebellion.

Black Beauty (Paperback): Black Beauty (Paperback)
R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640 Save R16 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
The Queen, The Princes And The Mermaid - Hans Christian Andersen's Most Enchanting Tales (Hardcover): Lucie Arnoux The Queen, The Princes And The Mermaid - Hans Christian Andersen's Most Enchanting Tales (Hardcover)
Lucie Arnoux; Translated by Misha Hoekstra; Hans Christian Andersen
R340 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R64 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A girl journeys across unknown lands to rescue her friend from the clutches of The Snow Queen, who has imprisoned his heart in ice. A sister struggles to break the spell that has turned her ten princely brothers into swans. A mermaid decides to leave her underwater world behind for love. These renowned fairy tales, brimming with imaginative richness, are some of the most magical and inspiring ever written. Contains: 'The Snow Queen', 'The Wild Swans', 'The Nightingale', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The True-Hearted Tin Soldier'

Dork Diaries (Paperback, New Edition): Rachel Renee Russell Dork Diaries (Paperback, New Edition)
Rachel Renee Russell 1
R165 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R35 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

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.

Tom's Midnight Garden Graphic Novel (Hardcover): Philippa Pearce Tom's Midnight Garden Graphic Novel (Hardcover)
Philippa Pearce; Illustrated by Edith 1
R186 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R14 (8%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

A beautiful adaptation of the classic novel. Renowned graphic novel artist, Edith, has created an enchanting version of the classic Tom's Midnight Garden. This is a new and special way to read and share one of the best-loved and most enduring children's stories of all time. A story with a special place in the hearts of grandparents, parents, and children everywhere, this wonderful graphic novel adaptation is faithful, accessible, and stunningly illustrated. A perfect gift for all the family.

The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots (Hardcover): Beatrix Potter The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots (Hardcover)
Beatrix Potter; Illustrated by Quentin Blake
R162 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R31 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Paperback, Ed): Roald Dahl Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Paperback, Ed)
Roald Dahl; Illustrated by Quentin Blake 1
R165 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R33 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory. They can see the whole world below them, but they're not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids - the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the universe. So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Only Charlie and Willy Wonka can stop the Knids from destroying everything! Listen to CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR 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! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Stanley and the Magic Lamp (Paperback): Jeff Brown Stanley and the Magic Lamp (Paperback)
Jeff Brown; Illustrated by Rob Biddulph 1
R156 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R39 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The magical and brilliantly funny adventures of everyone's favourite flat boy - Flat Stanley. With wonderful new illustrations by the award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph. Magical things always happen to Stanley Lambchop ... Stanley can't believe it when he finds a genie inside a teapot. He can have anything he wants! But everyone else wants a turn - and the wishes are causing chaos! Can he put things right before he runs out of wishes? Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print. Jeff Brown was a story editor and assistant film producer in Hollywood. He worked on the at The New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post, and his stories appeared in these magazines and many others. Jeff created the classic character Flat Stanley, whose adventures have been beloved by children around the world for more than 50 years. He died in Manhattan in 2003. Rob Biddulph is a bestselling and award-winning children's book author and illustrator. He won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Blown Away and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal for GRRRRR! His other books include Odd Dog Out (Aug 2016) and Sunk! (March 2017).

A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Living Dangerously (Paperback): Astrid Lindgren A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Living Dangerously (Paperback)
Astrid Lindgren 1
R184 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R34 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A gripping middle-grade mystery from internationally best-selling author Astrid Lindgren It's one year on since Master Detective Kalle Blomkvist solved the case of the great jewel robbery, and once again his sleepy little town is shaken by a dreadful crime. Mysterious circumstances surround the discovery of a dead body, and super sleuth Kalle must use all of his cunning to solve his first ever murder case.

Paperscapes: The Jungle Book - Turn Rudyard Kipling's classic story into a captivating work of art (Hardcover): Ned Hartley Paperscapes: The Jungle Book - Turn Rudyard Kipling's classic story into a captivating work of art (Hardcover)
Ned Hartley; Illustrated by Xuan Lee; Paperscapes 1
R411 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R137 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this unique book, The Jungle Book is retold in beautiful paperscape scenes and delightful text. It is an unforgettable story full of wild images - a wolf pack howling at the moon, a graceful black panther, a vengeful tiger, a burning branch and a young boy called Mowgli. This beautiful book displays these wonderful images in a series of intricate die-cut pages that form layered scenes. Children will enjoy studying the scenes while reading the evocative text, and in so doing discover the classic tale in a thoroughly unique and charming way.

A Christmas Carol (Paperback): Kristina Stephenson A Christmas Carol (Paperback)
Kristina Stephenson; Illustrated by Hoang Giang
R205 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R40 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Bah humbug! What do I care for Christmas?" sniped Scrooge. This is the snow-laden story of Scrooge, a mean miser, who is determined to think only of himself - and his money. That is, until he is visited by three Christmas spirits, and the true meaning of Christmas starts to work its magic on him, too . . . This classic and beloved story has been beautifully retold by Kristina Stephenson and atmospherically illustrated by Hoang Giang.

Bill's New Frock (Paperback): Anne Fine Bill's New Frock (Paperback)
Anne Fine 1
R156 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R39 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A classic children's story from one of our best-loved authors, former Children's Laureate Anne Fine. The Modern Classics edition features new illustrations and bonus material. Bill Simpson wakes up to find he's a girl, and worse, his mother makes him wear a frilly pink dress to school. How on earth is he going to survive a whole day like this? Everything just seems to be different for girls ... Perfect for readers aged 7 years and up and fans of The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. Anne Fine's fun school stories have been delighting children for more than 20 years, winning her awards such as the Smarties Book Award and Carnegie Medal along the way.

Even More Pongwiffy Stories (3-in-1) (Paperback): Kaye Umansky Even More Pongwiffy Stories (3-in-1) (Paperback)
Kaye Umansky; Illustrated by Katy Riddell 1
R205 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A brand new bind-up edition of three classic Pongwiffy stories including Pongwiffy and the Pantomime and The Spellovision Song Contest and Back on Track!

Pongwiffy and the rest of the witches need to earn some money, and fast! But every idea they come up with to raise funds seems so BORING ... until Pongwiffy suggests they put on a pantomime and sell tickets. Get ready for some theatrical chaos with the witches of Witchway Wood...

In the second story, all the witches are transfixed by spellovision and no one wants to do anything fun anymore. Until Pongwiffy decides to launch a song contest to liven things up!

Finally, Pongwiffy decides that being a witch of dirty habits is holding her back. It's time to get healthy, but can a witch who prefers sludge to sprouts really get back on track?

THREE laugh-out-loud stories of humour and warmth, enticingly mixed with much sludge, slime and very bad habits. Now with brand new illustrations from Katy Riddell!

Love from Paddington (Paperback, New Edition): Michael Bond Love from Paddington (Paperback, New Edition)
Michael Bond 1
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sealed with a sticky paw! First class correspondence from the nation's favourite bear, Paddington – now a major movie star!

Dear Aunt Lucy,

I expect this will come as a great surprise to you, but not only have I arrived in England, but I have an address! I’m staying at number 32 Windsor Gardens and it isn’t at all like the Home for Retired Bears…`

This delightfully engaging series of letters from Paddington to his Aunt Lucy in Peru, follows his new experiences in London while showcasing his uniquely charming and hilarious take on the world. From stowing away on a ship, to working as a barber, there is certainly never a dull moment!

The Goldsmith And The Master Thief (Paperback): Tonke Dragt The Goldsmith And The Master Thief (Paperback)
Tonke Dragt; Translated by Laura Watkinson
R227 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R37 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Laurenzo and Jiacomo are identical twins, as alike as two drops of water. No one can tell them apart (which comes in very handy for playing tricks on their teachers). And no one can split them up. But when tragedy strikes their carefree young lives, they must make their own way in the world. As each brother chooses his own path - hardworking Laurenzo to make beautiful objects from gold and silver, and fearless Jiacomo to travel, explore and become an unlikely thief - it is the start of a series of incredible escapades that will test them to their limits. Along the way they will face terrible danger, solve cunning riddles, become prisoners in a castle, sail across the ocean, fall in and out of love, stay at an enchanted inn, help save a priceless pearl, even become kings by mistake. They must use all their talents, wiles and wisdom to survive. Are you ready to join them?

Paddington the Artist (Paperback): Michael Bond Paddington the Artist (Paperback)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by R.W. Alley
R185 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R46 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Liewe Heksie, Leesboek 7 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Verna Vels Liewe Heksie, Leesboek 7 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Verna Vels; Illustrated by Vian Oelofsen
R160 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R22 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nuwe uitgawes van die gewildste Liewe Heksie-stories met pragtige volkleur illustrasies, maak hierdie reeks perfek geskik vir vroeë lesers.

In Leesboek 7 gee Karel Kat vir almal ’n rit in sy spoggerige helikopter, Liewe Heksie moet ook ’n musiekinstrument leer speel en sy toor per ongeluk vir Griet om koning Rosekrans van die Gifappeltjies te red.

Winnie-the-Pooh: The World Of Winnie-The-Pooh (Hardcover): A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh: The World Of Winnie-The-Pooh (Hardcover)
A.A. Milne 1
R510 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R104 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Rediscover A.A. Milne’s delightful tales in this classic story collection containing both Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

The adventures of Pooh, Christopher Robin and all their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood are brought to life in this beautiful edition containing E.H. Shepard’s original line illustrations.

Meet the best bear in all the world for the first time in Winnie-the-Pooh, where he gets into a tight place, nearly catches a Woozle and heads off on an ‘expotition’ to the North Pole with the other animals. The adventures continue in The House at Pooh Corner, where Pooh meets the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learns to play Poohsticks and sets a trap for a Heffalump.

Heart-warming and funny, Milne’s masterpiece reflects the power of a child’s imagination like no other story before or since. The Winnie-the-Pooh stories are timeless children's classics.

Paddington at the Palace (Paperback): Michael Bond Paddington at the Palace (Paperback)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by R.W. Alley
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A hilarious story of everyone’s favourite bear, Paddington – now a major movie star!

When Mr Gruber takes Paddington to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, there are so many people in the way he can’t see anything! Luckily a mysterious someone ‘on high’ appears to like small bears…

Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for more than sixty years.

Paperscapes: Alice in Wonderland - Turn Lewis Carroll's classic story into a beautiful work of art (Hardcover): Selina Wood Paperscapes: Alice in Wonderland - Turn Lewis Carroll's classic story into a beautiful work of art (Hardcover)
Selina Wood; Illustrated by John Tenniel; Paperscapes 1
R410 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R136 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this unique book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is retold in beautiful paperscape scenes and accessible writing. It is an unforgettable story full of curious images - a white rabbit consulting his pocket watch, a grinning cat, a mad hatter's tea party, a croquet match with flamingos and a young girl called Alice. This beautiful book displays these wonderful images in a series of intricate die-cut pages that form layered scenes. Children will enjoy studying the scenes while reading the evocative writing, and in so doing discover the classic tale in a thoroughly unique and charming way.

Freak The Mighty (Paperback, New Edition): Rodman Philbrick Freak The Mighty (Paperback, New Edition)
Rodman Philbrick
R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad.

Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. On account of his size and being some cripple kid.

But greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak The Mighty and walk high above the world.

An inspiring, heartbreaking, multi-award winning international bestseller.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 17 More Pack A: Silas Marner (Paperback): George Eliot, Shirley Isherwood Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 17 More Pack A: Silas Marner (Paperback)
George Eliot, Shirley Isherwood; Illustrated by Chris Molan
R81 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R6 (7%) In stock

Silas Marner tells the story of Silas, wrongly accused of theft he leaves his home town to start a new life. He lives a solitary existence. Then one night an unknown visitor arrives and changes his life for ever. Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Piglet Does a Very Grand Thing (Hardcover): A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh: Piglet Does a Very Grand Thing (Hardcover)
A.A. Milne; Illustrated by E.H. Shepard 1
R160 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R38 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Owl's house is blown down in a blusterous storm there's only one Small Animal who can save the day. This story first appeared in A. A.Milne's The House at Pooh Corner, accompanied by E. H. Shepard's original illustrations. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved characters such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages. When Owl's house is blown down in a blusterous storm there's only one Small Animal who can save the day. This story first appeared in A. A.Milne's The House at Pooh Corner, accompanied by E. H. Shepard's original illustrations.

Illustrated Adventure Stories (Hardcover, New Edition): Various Illustrated Adventure Stories (Hardcover, New Edition)
Various
R345 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R69 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This is a rip-roaring collection of knuckle-whitening adventure stories retold for younger readers. It is full of colourful illustrations from the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It contains the stories from: "Don Quixote", "The 39 Steps", "The Count of Monte Cristo", "The Prisoner of Zenda" and "The Three Musketeers". It also includes short biographies of each of the authors.

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