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Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Classic Fiction

The Secret Garden [Book with CD] (Hardcover): Lesley Sims The Secret Garden [Book with CD] (Hardcover)
Lesley Sims
R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The enchanting classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Mary Lennox feels forlorn and lonely in her uncle's gloomy house on the moors. But behind an old ivy-covered wall is a garden, waiting to be discovered.Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Paddington at Work (Paperback, New Edition): Michael Bond Paddington at Work (Paperback, New Edition)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum 1
R130 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R26 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

To celebrate Paddington Bear’s 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star!

There hasn’t been a single disaster since Paddington came back from Peru. But he soon makes up for lost time. The Stock Exchange, the ballet, the barber’s shop, Mr Curry’s kitchen… nothing is safe when Paddington gets to work.

For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (Paperback, New Edition): Penelope Lively The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (Paperback, New Edition)
Penelope Lively 1
R190 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R46 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The classic ghost story from Penelope Lively, one of the modern greats of British fiction for adults and children alike.

James is fed up. His family has moved to a new cottage – with grounds that are great for excavations, and trees that are perfect for climbing – and stuff is happening. Stuff that is normally the kind of thing he does. But it's not him who's writing strange things on shopping lists and fences. It's not him who smashes bottles and pours tea in the Vicar's lap. It's a ghost – honestly. Thomas Kempe the 17th century apothecary has returned and he wants James to be his apprentice. No one else believes in ghosts. It's up to James to get rid of him. Or he'll have no pocket money or pudding ever again.

An iconic ghost story for children, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe is adored by generations of readers.

A Shakespeare Story: Shakespeare Stories x16 (Flexi Cardboard Case) (Multiple copy pack): Andrew Matthews A Shakespeare Story: Shakespeare Stories x16 (Flexi Cardboard Case) (Multiple copy pack)
Andrew Matthews
R999 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R300 (30%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

A box of the Bard. Heaps of funny drama, with Tony Ross's cheeky pictures all the way through. Expect all the intrigue, humour and excitement of the original plays, in delightfully funny stories full of gags and cheeky artwork. (You can see that Tony Ross had heaps of fun drawing Shakespeare's famous characters.) All supplied in a handsome box set to dress up your bookshelf. What's not to like? Shakespeare stories collection 16 books set. Shakespeare's plays for children From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing.

Ant And Bee And The Secret (Hardcover): Angela Banner Ant And Bee And The Secret (Hardcover)
Angela Banner
R180 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R35 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A classic Ant and Bee reissue 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 Ant and Bee reissues already sold!

In this story, Ant has a secret that he won’t tell Bee! Can you guess where Ant keeps disappearing to, and why he is acting so strangely?

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.

First published in 1950, Ant and Bee were in print for over 40 years. These updated editions feature revised text and illustrations by original Ant and Bee creator Angela Banner. Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today.

Ant And Bee Count 123 (Hardcover): Angela Banner Ant And Bee Count 123 (Hardcover)
Angela Banner
R180 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R35 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A classic 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!

Poor Ant has hurt his head and has to stay in bed until he is better. It's a good thing there are lots of nice things to count whilst he's not feeling well.

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.

First published in 1950, Ant and Bee were in print for over 40 years. Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today.

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.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Hardcover): Washington Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Hardcover)
Washington Irving; Illustrated by Christian Birmingham
R337 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R63 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Paddington at the Carnival (Paperback, New Edition): Michael Bond Paddington at the Carnival (Paperback, New Edition)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by R.W. Alley 1
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru - soon to be a major movie star!

Paddington has never been to a carnival before, so Mr Gruber takes him down to the canal to join in the fun. Hoping to win a boat ride for two, the friends enter the Busy Bee Adventure Trail. Paddington soon discovers that he's very good at spotting things beginning with the letter B, but it seems that he's not the only one with his eye on the prize...

Pippi Longstocking (Hardcover): Astrid Lindgren Pippi Longstocking (Hardcover)
Astrid Lindgren; Translated by Susan Beard; Illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman
R343 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Witches: The Graphic Novel (Paperback): Roald Dahl The Witches: The Graphic Novel (Paperback)
Roald Dahl; Illustrated by Penelope Bagieu
R415 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R86 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Roald Dahl's darkly funny masterpiece, The Witches, now available as a graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning artist Penelope Bagieu! Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world -- and there's nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches' latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country! This full-color graphic novel edition of Roald Dahl's The Witches, adapted and illustrated by Eisner Award winner Penelope Bagieu, is the first-ever Dahl story to appear in this format. Graphic novel readers and Roald Dahl fans alike will relish this dynamic new take on a uniquely funny tale.

Oxford Children's Classics: Frankenstein (Paperback): Mary Shelley Oxford Children's Classics: Frankenstein (Paperback)
Mary Shelley
R113 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R8 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Scientist Victor Frankenstein, is determined to create intelligent life. He works night and day on his experiment until at last he succeeds. Only then does he realize that what he has created is a monster . . . Oxford Children's Classics presents this timeless gothic tale in this stunning new edition which not only contains the complete and unabridged text but also lots of bonus features to help you get the most from the story and recommendations for other adventures readers might enjoy.

The Little Prince (Hardcover): Antoine De Saint-Exupery The Little Prince (Hardcover)
Antoine De Saint-Exupery; Translated by Ros Schwarz, Chloe Schwarz
R499 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R139 (28%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

‘The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.’

A special edition of The Little Prince from the Macmillan Collector's Library series. Larger than usual, this gorgeous hardback is bound in real cloth and encased in a bespoke slipcase. It features a specially commissioned translation by Ros and Chloe Schwarz, as well as the charming original illustrations by Saint-Exupéry himself in colour.

After crash-landing in the Sahara Desert, a pilot encounters a little prince who is visiting Earth from his own planet. Their strange and moving meeting illuminates for the aviator many of life's universal truths, as he comes to learn what it means to be human from a child who is not. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's delightful The Little Prince has been translated into over 180 languages and sold over 80 million copies.

The Miracle On Ebenezer Street (Hardcover): Catherine Doyle The Miracle On Ebenezer Street (Hardcover)
Catherine Doyle
R349 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R83 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An enchanting and exciting tale of Christmas magic from multi-award-winning and bestselling writer Catherine Doyle.

George is about to spend his third Christmas without his mum. Since she died, George's life has felt dull and grey; his dad has thrown himself into his work and has no time for family, and definitely no time for Christmas.

Then, George stumbles across Marley's Curiosity Shop. There he finds a mysterious snow globe, which - though George can't quite understand how - appears to show a scene from George's past. A Christmas in which he and his family were together, and happy...

That night, George and his dad are swept on an adventure to three Christmases - past, present, and future. With help from new friends, and just a touch of magic, can they begin living life in full colour again?

Paddington At Large (Paperback, Edition): Michael Bond Paddington At Large (Paperback, Edition)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum 1
R158 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R38 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Then Paddington has a sticky time of it making toffee in Mrs Bird?s kitchen, and an even stickier time explaining what went wrong.

And who else but Paddington could set Father Christmas?s beard on fire?

Fairy Stories for Little Children (Hardcover): Lorena Alvarez Fairy Stories for Little Children (Hardcover)
Lorena Alvarez 1
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Introduce little ones to Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and the Princess and the Pea in this gorgeous book. With simple text and beautiful illustrations by Lorena Alvarez throughout, the stories are perfect for reading aloud to young children or for older children to read by themselves.

Complete Shakespeare: Stories from all the Plays (Hardcover, New Edition): Anna Milbourne Complete Shakespeare: Stories from all the Plays (Hardcover, New Edition)
Anna Milbourne; Illustrated by Maria Surducan
R536 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R131 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection of stories from Shakespeare's plays, with beautiful illustrations and quotations, is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. Each story includes short details about the main characters, and famous and memorable quotations from the play. This is a fabulous book that will be referred to again and again, by both children and adults.

Little House in the Big Woods (Paperback, 2nd edition): Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House in the Big Woods (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Laura Ingalls Wilder; Illustrated by Garth Williams 1
R183 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R46 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. Inside the little house in the Big Woods live the Ingalls family: Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura and baby Carrie. Outside the little house are the wild animals: the bears and the bees, the deer and the wolves. This is the classic tale of how they live together, in harmony mostly, but sometimes in fear ... 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.

Paddington: A Classic Collection (Paperback, 10-book Slipcase edition): Michael Bond Paddington: A Classic Collection (Paperback, 10-book Slipcase edition)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum
R1,615 R1,069 Discovery Miles 10 690 Save R546 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for nearly sixty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, ten classic paperback novels are brought together in this special slipcase edition. Paddington is now a major movie star! Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same... for things just seem to happen to Paddington. Wherever there is excitement to be found, a flooded bathroom, menacing dumplings, or a bear overboard, Paddington is never far from the scene... Slipcase contains: * A Bear Called Paddington * Paddington Abroad * Paddington Goes to Town * More About Paddington * Paddington Helps Out * Paddington Takes the Air * Paddington at Large * Paddington on Top * Paddington Marches On * Paddington at Work

Rooikappie: Boek 6 (Afrikaans, Staple bound): Madeleine Mansiet Rooikappie: Boek 6 (Afrikaans, Staple bound)
Madeleine Mansiet; Illustrated by Valentine Iokem; Fantasi
R48 Discovery Miles 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Paddington Here and Now (Paperback): Michael Bond Paddington Here and Now (Paperback)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by R.W. Alley; Cover design or artwork by Peggy Fortnum 1
R130 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R26 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design.

'I'm not a foreigner,' exclaimed Paddington hotly. 'I'm from Darkest Peru.'

Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in tricky situations, sometimes extraordinary situations. Like the time he had a difficult encounter with a policeman or when he found himself in deep water with a newspaper reporter. But since arriving from his native Peru after an earthquake Paddington has always felt at home with the Brown family who found him on Paddington station. Until one day, a surprise visitor arrives at thirty-two Windsor Gardens. Is it time for Paddington to decide where 'home' really is?

In 2008 Michael Bond's first novel featuring the adventures of Paddington Bear celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Paddington's amazing ability to get into and out of trouble is at the heart of the countless stories that have been loved the world over ever since. However, it is many years since a new novel has been published, and in celebration of this landmark, Michael Bond has written the funniest and the most moving Paddington novel ever.

Little Women and Good Wives (Paperback): Louisa May Alcott Little Women and Good Wives (Paperback)
Louisa May Alcott 1
R227 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R38 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With new, inspiring foreword from bestselling author Caitlin Moran, this Scholastic Classic edition of Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring book is beautifully packaged for children today. 'I want to do something splendid... something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what,but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.' Curl up with this timeless classic, and your new best friends - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the four March sisters whose lives will bring tears to your eyes and warmth to your heart, and whose stories will stay with you forever.

The Silver Chair (Paperback, New edition): C. S. Lewis The Silver Chair (Paperback, New edition)
C. S. Lewis
R140 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R28 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A beautiful paperback edition of The Silver Chair, book six in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends is sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected. Enter a land where enchantment rules in The Silver Chair, the sixth book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series. For over sixty years it has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters. This is a complete stand-alone read, but if you want to discover what happens in the final days of Narnia, read The Last Battle, the seventh and concluding book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Oxford Children's Classic: A Christmas Carol (Paperback): Charles Dickens Oxford Children's Classic: A Christmas Carol (Paperback)
Charles Dickens
R113 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R8 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. It's all humbug to him. But will he change his ways after a series of ghostly visits one Christmas Eve? Oxford Children's Classics presents the greatest Christmas story ever told in this eye-catching new edition which not only contains the complete and unabridged text of A Christmas Carol but also features other Christmas stories written by Charles Dickens. In addition there are lots of bonus features within the book to help you get the most from the story and recommendations for other adventures readers might enjoy.

Oxford Children's Classics: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback): Mark Twain Oxford Children's Classics: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
Mark Twain 1
R113 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R8 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

What are you looking for? Danger! Adventure! Excitement! Fun! After escaping from his cruel father, Huckleberry Finn teams up with runaway slave, Jim, and they head off on a raft down the Mississippi River. But danger is always close at hand - will they survive and win their freedom? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.

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