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Left And Right With Ant And Bee (Hardcover): Angela Banner Left And Right With Ant And Bee (Hardcover)
Angela Banner
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Pre-order

An Ant and Bee book to treasure, that is perfect for children aged 3 and up. Designed for shared reading fun, this much-loved series will build reading confidence.

Over 100,000 copies of the Ant and Bee series already sold!

Ant is overjoyed when he finds a little old motor car in a rubbish heap. He can use it to drive Bee to the library! But how will they EVER get to their destination when Ant keeps turning RIGHT and the library is LEFT?

Ant and Bee teach children to read via word recognition and encourage story sharing with siblings and parents. Grown-ups read the black words, but the shorter, simpler red words are for young children to call out. Parents and grandparents who grew up with Ant and Bee will love sharing this nostalgic experience from the same era as Ladybird Read it yourself.

Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today.

Make A Million With Ant And Bee (Hardcover): Angela Banner Make A Million With Ant And Bee (Hardcover)
Angela Banner
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Pre-order

An Ant and Bee book to treasure, that is perfect for children aged 3 and up. Designed for shared reading fun, this much-loved series will build reading confidence.

Over 100,000 copies of the Ant and Bee series already sold!

When Ant and Bee find some old wooden paintbrushes they decide to make some rafts and go sailing. Ant thinks they will need a million paintbrushes, but Bee says they only have 100. From that moment on, Ant just can’t get the idea of finding enough things to ‘make a million’ out of his head, much to Bee’s frustration!

Ant and Bee teach children to read via word recognition and encourage story sharing with siblings and parents. Grown-ups read the black words, but the shorter, simpler red words are for young children to call out. Parents and grandparents who grew up with Ant and Bee will love sharing this nostalgic experience from the same era as Ladybird Read it yourself.

Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today.

The Little Book of Pooh-isms (Hardcover): The Little Book of Pooh-isms (Hardcover)
1
R305 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R61 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
The Usborne Complete Jane Austen (Hardcover): Anna Milbourne The Usborne Complete Jane Austen (Hardcover)
Anna Milbourne; Illustrated by Simona Bursi 1
R445 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R90 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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.

The Box of Delights (Paperback): John Masefield The Box of Delights (Paperback)
John Masefield; Illustrated by Quentin Blake
R248 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R62 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

And now, Master Harker, now that the Wolves are Running, perhaps you could do something to stop their Bite?' A magical old man has asked Kay to protect the Box of Delights, a Box with which he can travel through time. But Kay is in danger: Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his hands on it. The police don't believe Kay, so when his family and the Bishop are scrobbled up just before Christmas, he knows he must act alone ... John Masefield's classic children's book is considered to be one of the great works of modern children's fiction. Magical, fantastical and filled with vivid, rich characters - brought to life in this edition by Quentin Blake's stunning artwork - The Box of Delights and its sequel The Midnight Folk are a must-read for any child. A genuine fantasy classic in the tradition of Peter Pan, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. If you like Harry Potter, you'll love this. A wonderful book for early readers aged 8 and up. Recently adapted for the stage by Piers Torday, bestselling author of The Last Wild. 'Two of the greatest children's books ever written' - The Times on The Box of Delights and The Midnight Folk.

Alice's Adventures Under Ground (Paperback, Illustrated edition): Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures Under Ground (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
Lewis Carroll 1
R270 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R41 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Before her adventures in Wonderland, Alice went under...ground. Follow the white rabbit into a madcap world where anything is possible, or should we say impossible? This is the place where girls can grow bigger, smaller and then bigger again, and where talking mice, philosophising caterpillars, playing-card guards and mad Queens lurk around every corner. What is real and what only a dream? It's time to find out...

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. A Magical Childhood (Paperback, Illustrated edition): L. Frank Baum The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. A Magical Childhood (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
L. Frank Baum 1
R192 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A little boy is found by a beautiful nymph and raised in the mythical Forest of Burzee surrounded by fairies, Nooks, Ryls and other magical creatures. He believes he is the only child in the entire world but soon discovers that there are millions of children just like him, living outside Burzee. An enchanting Christmas tale about an ordinary child saved and raised by immortals to become...the legendary Santa Claus.

The Last Home of the Giants (Paperback, Illustrated edition): Marie Timme The Last Home of the Giants (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
Marie Timme 1
R199 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The kingdom of giants comes under attack; Olaf, the mighty warrior, wipes out this powerful race and their remnants. When, centuries later, a beautiful princess and her handsome groom escape the unforgiving clutches of her father, they discover a mysterious island. Is it possible that some of the giants survived their fate? Let's find out in this inspiring, heartbreaking epic tale.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Hardcover): Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Hardcover)
Robert Louis Stevenson; Illustrated by Pete Williamson
R337 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R63 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Macbeth (Paperback): William Shakespeare Macbeth (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R156 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R39 (25%) In stock

This Scholastic Classics edition of Shakespeare's well-known tragedy is perfect for students and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike. By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. When three sinister witches tell Macbeth that power and glory could be within his grasp, he murders the king in a bid to ensure his future. But he soon sees the error of his ways, for if you kill once, you will kill again - and the dead will return to haunt you for your sins. War, power, witchcraft, deadly deeds, relationships and risks are themes that run through this enduring play.

The Complete Chronicles of Narnia (Hardcover, 50th Anniversary Ed): C. S. Lewis The Complete Chronicles of Narnia (Hardcover, 50th Anniversary Ed)
C. S. Lewis; Illustrated by Pauline Baynes 2
R1,013 R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Save R296 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Narnia Chronicles, first published in 1950, have been and remain some of the most enduringly popular books ever published. The best known, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, has been translated into 29 languages!

First published fifty years ago, and with unforgetable illustrations by Pauline Baynes, the seven titles which make up the set remain among the most popular books ever written for children.

Now the Chronicles are bound together in this one magnificent volume, with a special introduction. the original illustrations, always first-class, have been rendered outstanding by the wonderfully detailed addition of colour; they are a worthy foil to the magnificance of C S Lewis’s glowing and idiosyncratic text.

Bennie Boekwurm Vertel Lekker Stories 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louise Smit Bennie Boekwurm Vertel Lekker Stories 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louise Smit
R160 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R22 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bennie Boekwurm woon in sy tonnelhuisie in die Wielie Walie-parkie, waar hy vir die kinders boeke lees. In hierdie pragtig-geillustreerde boek vertel Bennie nog vier heerlike stories: Miesie Muis bak 'n verjaardagkoek, Ouma kry 'n hondjie, Babet By leer dans en Tokka Kabouter maak grappies! 'n Heerlike opvolg op die eerste topverkoper ?Bennie Boekwurm vertel lekker stories? met een van Suid-Afrika se gewildste en mees ikoniese kinderkarakters.

James and the Giant Peach (Paperback): Roald Dahl James and the Giant Peach (Paperback)
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!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.

A Pair of Red Clogs (Paperback): Masako Matsuno A Pair of Red Clogs (Paperback)
Masako Matsuno; Illustrated by Kazue Mizumura
R276 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R54 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thomas the Tank Engine: Complete Collection 75th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover): Rev W. Awdry Thomas the Tank Engine: Complete Collection 75th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)
Rev W. Awdry 1
R1,138 R794 Discovery Miles 7 940 Save R344 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The perfect collection for all Thomas the Tank Engine fans! This elegant slipcase brings together all 26 books from this famous Railway Series in one stunning volume. The ultimate nostalgic offering for all those who delight in the adventures of this cheeky little engine and his friends and a delightful present for new babies who are sure to grow up to be firm Thomas fans. Children aged 2 and up will love meeting classic characters such as Percy, James, Gordon, and Toby down on The Fat Controller's railway. The short stories and beautiful illustrations are perfect for bedtime reading. Thomas has been teaching children lessons about life and friendship for over 70 years. He ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage.

The BFG (Paperback): Roald Dahl The BFG (Paperback)
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 StorytellerWIGGLE YOUR EARS! This new edition includes MAKE-YOUR-OWN GIANT EARS for dress-up!On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant.Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat.Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them? Let's hope so - otherwise the next child a gruesome giant guzzles could be YOU.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.

Flat Stanley On Ice (Paperback): Lori Haskins Houran Flat Stanley On Ice (Paperback)
Lori Haskins Houran; Illustrated by Jon Mitchell 1
R132 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R31 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It's an ice-cool new adventure for everyone's favourite flat hero in this colour-illustrated early reader. Perfect for children learning to read. Stanley and his brother Arthur are super-excited to go ice-skating on the frozen lake. And as Arthur is slipping and sliding around, it turns out Stanley is an ice-skating superstar. But then cracks start to appear ... is the ice rink about to disappear? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 1 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for new readers who are beginning to read simple stories with help. Short, simple sentences Familiar, repeated words Big, clear type 1 - 5 lines per page Bright, fun pictures to help talk about the story All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Green

Illustrated Classics Robinson Crusoe & Other Stories (Hardcover): Various Illustrated Classics Robinson Crusoe & Other Stories (Hardcover)
Various
R345 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R69 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A collection of six timeless, classic stories in one gift-packed volume, retold for younger readers: The Count of Monte Cristo, The 39 Steps, The Prisoner of Zenda, Moonfleet and The Three Musketeers.

Treasure Island (Paperback): Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island (Paperback)
Robert Louis Stevenson
R185 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R47 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Fifteen men on the dead man's chest -Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!' When young Jim Hawkins finds an old map showing the location of a hoard of buried treasure, he joins the crew of the Hispaniola who set sail to find it. But they soon have a mutiny on their hands, led by the duplicitous pirate Long John Silver. As the quest turns murderous, Jim's bravery is put to the test, and he discovers much about friendship, loyalty and betrayal on this daring voyage. Treasure Island was serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks before being published in 1883. It has come to be regarded as one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.

Jason and the Argonauts Graphic Novel (Paperback): Russell Punter Jason and the Argonauts Graphic Novel (Paperback)
Russell Punter; Illustrated by Fabiano Fiorin 1
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The ruthless King Pelias has set his young nephew Jason a seemingly impossible task - to bring him the fabled Golden Fleece. Only then can Jason reclaim the kingdom that is rightfully his. Jason and his crew of Argonauts must face a host of fearsome monsters and devious Gods before they can complete their mission.

Peter Pan in Scarlet (Paperback): Geraldine McCaughrean Peter Pan in Scarlet (Paperback)
Geraldine McCaughrean; Illustrated by David Wyatt 2
R213 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R40 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Neverland is calling again... Something is wrong in Neverland. Dreams are leaking out - strangely real dreams, of pirates and mermaids, of war paint and crocodiles. For Wendy and the Lost Boys it is a clear signal - Peter Pan needs their help, and so it is time to do the unthinkable and fly to Neverland again. But back in Neverland, everything has changed-and the dangers they find there are far beyond their dreams. . . Specially commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children as the winner of their competition to write the official sequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Scarlet is a thrilling adventure that you will never forget. Proceeds from every copy sold will go to benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Asterix En Die Waarseer (Afrikaans, Paperback): R. Goscinny Asterix En Die Waarseer (Afrikaans, Paperback)
R. Goscinny; Illustrated by A. Uderzo; Translated by Sonya van Schalkwyk-Barrois
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Op ’n stormagtige nag arriveer ’n geheimsinnige vreemdeling in die Galliese dorpie. Die vreemdeling maak daarop aanspraak dat hy ’n waarsźer is en voorspel dat mooiweer sal volg nį die woeste storm – en dit gebeur ook so! Die inwoners van die dorpie hang nou aan Jowaarlix se lippe en glo alles wat hy voorspel, maar Asterix is skepties. Is Jowaarlix ’n regte waarsźer of ’n bedrieėr?

Asterix en die waarsźer is die 19de boek in die gewilde Asterix-reeks.

Invisible Stanley (Paperback): Jeff Brown Invisible Stanley (Paperback)
Jeff Brown; Illustrated by Rob Biddulph 1
R155 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R39 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The hilarious and magical adventures of everyone's favourite flat hero - Flat Stanley. With brilliant new illustrations by the award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph. Magical things always happen to Stanley Lambchop ... Stanley is very surprised when a big storm hits - and he turns completely invisible! At first it's brilliant - he can get on the trail of some bank robbers and help his little brother with his magic tricks. But being invisible isn't always easy ... will Stanley ever reappear? Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Paperback): Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles (Paperback)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1
R160 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R38 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the most iconic and memorable of all the Sherlock Holmes stories. A terrible beast, a house wreathed in fog, treacherous moorland and a cold-blooded murder - these are the things Sherlock and his faithful assistant Dr Watson are up against. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES gripped readers when it was first published and continues to endure today.

Little Town on the Prairie (Paperback): Laura Ingalls Wilder Little Town on the Prairie (Paperback)
Laura Ingalls Wilder 1
R210 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R44 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. Laura Ingalls is hoping to gain her teaching certificate and is determined to study hard at school. The school exhibition gives Laura the perfect chance to impress and as she approaches her sixteenth birthday, she hopes to get a job teaching at a nearby settlement. But Nellie Oleson, Laura's arch rival will do anything to make things difficult for her ... The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children. Readers who loved Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and Heidi will be swept up by this timeless rural coming of age saga. Perfect escapism for readers aged 8+. Beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams. Have you collected all the Little House books? Little House in the Big Woods Little House on the Prairie On the Banks of Plum Creek By the Shores of Silver Lake The Long Winter Little Town on the Prairie These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. She recorded her adventurous nomadic childhood with her pioneer family in a collection of books that have become beloved classics of American literature. The Little House on the Prairie television series ran for 9 seasons from 1974-1983.

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