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Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh show that it is so much more friendly with two, in this celebration of the friendship between a boy and his bear. Follow the pair through their day as they share every moment together in this chunky board book that is perfect for the youngest fans of Winnie-the-Pooh.
The magical Peter Pan comes to the night nursery of the Darling children, Wendy, John and Michael. He teaches them to fly, then takes them through the sky to Never-Never Land, where they find Red Indians, Wolves, Mermaids and... Pirates. The leader of the pirates is the sinister Captain Hook. His hand was bitten off by a crocodile, who, as Captain Hook explains 'liked me arm so much that he has followed me ever since, licking his lips for the rest of me'. After lots of adventures, the story reaches its exciting climax as Peter, Wendy and the children do battle with Captain Hook and his band.
With an Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury. Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen and the White Rabbit all make their appearances, and are now familiar figures in writing, conversation and idiom. So too are Carroll's delightful verses such as The Walrus and the Carpenter and the inspired jargon of that masterly Wordsworthian parody, The Jabberwocky.
Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, get swept away from their Kansas home in a cyclone, and find themselves in a strange land called Oz. There Dorothy meets the Munchkins and the Wicked Witch of the West and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City to see the wonderful, all-powerful Wizard of Oz.
If you found a tiny golden dragon with green paws, would you know what to do with it? Moomintroll thinks he does, but when he takes his new-found pet home, things don't quite work out as planned. And suppose Too-ticky brought you an invisible child, would you know how to make her visible again?
Meet new and delightful characters and re-encounter old friends, such as Snufkin and Little My in this entertaining collection of nine stories about the trials and tribulations of the inhabitants of Moominvalley. There are some new characters to meet, such as the Fillyjonk and the Hattifatteners, as well as old friends, namely Snufkin and Little My - and not to mention dear Moominpappa, Moominmamma and Moomintroll of course!
The timeless Greek legend of Gods and monsters comes to life in this action-packed comic strip adaptation. Join Odysseus on his quest to return to his island home, as a host of strange creatures and scheming characters try to stop him. Fabiano Fiorin's distinctive illustrations draw the reader into the dramatic world of Ancient Greece.
A birthday-themed Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader starring the world-famous feline Grumpy Cat.
Grumpy Cat is about to have the most unhappy birthday ever--and that's just the way she likes it! The world-famous feline stars in this hilarious leveled reader, with all-new full-color illustrations. It is sure to delight boys and girls ages 4 to 6, as well as Grumpy Cat fans of all ages!
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
THE JUNGLE BOOK is a classic collection of fables by Rudyard Kipling. Among the most famous are the stories of Mowgli, a 'man-cub' raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. On his adventure-filled journey Mogli encounters memorable characters such as the foreboding tiger Shere Kahn, Bagheera the wise panther and the happy-go-lucky Baloo who teaches Mowgli 'The Bare Necessities' of life. Other tales in this collection include Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, about a heroic mongoose, and 'Toomai of the Elephants', the story of a young elephant-handler.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever. Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale is retold here for younger children. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
From the author of Ballet Shoes In this captivating collection of festive stories, there are auditions on stage and antics on ice, trips to the pantomime, holiday adventures, and laughter shared with family and friends. Charming, heartwarming and funny, this exciting new collection is sure to be a hit with readers of all ages. Originally written for annuals, magazines and the radio from the 1940s-60s, these stories by this much-loved author have never been collected before and will be a welcome discovery to all Streatfeild's admirers. Stories include: The Audition The Bells Keep Twelfth Night The Moss Rose Thimble The Princess The Chain Christmas at Collers The Pantomime Goose Skating to the Stars
A collection of twelve stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that feature his most famous detective - Sherlock Holmes. Join Sherlock and his assistant Dr. Watson, as they investigate everything from blackmailed kings in 'The Adventures of a Scandal in Bohemia', to bank robberies in 'The Adventure of the Red-Headed League' and disappearing brides in 'The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor'. Additional stories include, 'The Adventure of a Case of Identity', 'The Adventure of the Boscombe Valley Mystery', 'The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips', 'The Adventure of the Man with the Twisted Lip', 'The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle', 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band', 'The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb', 'The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet', 'The Adventure of the Copper Beeches'.
Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside, where life is full of everyday adventures! Join the little girl in the candy-striped dress as she goes to the Blacksmith's wedding, takes care of Dum-dum the duck and even goes sledging in the snow – whatever Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends are up to, you're sure to have fun when they're around.
Milly-Molly-Mandy Again contains seven short stories that are wonderful to read aloud and are the perfect way to introduce younger readers to the enduringly popular heroine, not forgetting her friends little-friend-Susan and Billy Blunt!
This fourth book in Joyce Lankester Brisley's Milly-Molly-Mandy series, which have charmed generations of children since their first publication in 1928, brings the characters to life with the authors original, iconic black and white illustrations.
After the death of her mother, young Pollyanna is sent to live with her wealthy but strict Aunt Polly. The pair don't immediately see eye to eye; but through her optimistic, sunny nature, Pollyanna is determined to find the good in every bad situation. Even when disaster strikes...
The first ever trade edition of Tolkien's illustrated tale about the eccentric Mr Bliss, a man notable for his immensely tall hats and for the girabbit in his garden, whose whimsical decision to buy a motor car quickly becomes a catalogue of disasters. Professor J.R.R. Tolkien invented and illustrated the book of Mr Bliss's adventures for his own children when they were very young. The book was handwritten with lots of detailed and uproarious colour pictures. This is a complete and highly imaginative tale of eccentricity. Mr Bliss, a man notable for his immensely tall hats and for the girabbit in his garden, takes the whimsical decision to buy a motor car. But his first drive to visit friends quickly becomes a catalogue of disasters. Some of these could be blamed on Mr Bliss's style of driving, but even he could not anticipate being hijacked by three bears. As for what happened next - the readers, whether young or old, will want to discover for themselves. Redesigned using new archival scans of Tolkien's original drawings, MR BLISS is presented for the first time in a conventional trade format, sure to delight Tolkien fans of all ages.
Penguin presents Spot: Fun in the Sun by Eric Hill, read by David Oyelowo.
A wonderful summer collection of nine beloved Spot tales!
Join Spot, the mischievous puppy, and all his friends as they play and explore outside. A summer of fun with picnics, fun fairs and adventures in the garden.
This collection contains:
Spot Goes Camping, Spot's First Picnic, Spot at the Fair, Spot's Garden, Spot Follows his Nose, Spot's Umbrella, Spot's Windy Day, Spot's Tree House and Spot Finds a Key.
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.
This is the classic story by L.M. Montgomery retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. The Cuthberts of Green Gables asked for a boy from the orphanage to help them out around the farm, so they are rather surprised when a talkative, red-headed little girl steps off the train to meet them. It is part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
Robin Hood famously 'stole from the rich to give to the poor'. This illustrated picture book brings his legend to life for little children. When Jack's father is arrested by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, Jack enlists the help of Robin Hood to break his dad out of the castle.
A brand new, funny Boggart mystery from Susan Cooper, renowned author of the Dark is Rising sequence.
Once again, there's magic afoot in Scotland when Allie and Jay visit their grandfather and are eagerly greeted by the Boggart, an ancient sprite, and his cousin Nessie, formerly known as the Loch Ness Monster. Things are rarely peaceful with two boggarts around, but this time a real estate developer is the one causing a disturbance - a man named Trout.
Trout is building a luxury resort, and is desperate to buy up everything in town - including Allie and Jay's grandfather's shop. He's willing to do almost anything to raze the store to the ground, but with his beloved family under attack, the Boggart doesn't stay silent for long: soon bulldozers are mysteriously driving themselves into the loch, and surveying flags are floating off into the sky, but Trout is unmoved. When Nessie tries to scare him by transforming into the Loch Ness Monster, Trout is delighted - what a sensational tourist attraction he's found!
Allie, Jay, and the boggarts will have to use all of their wits to outsmart the developers and save their home - even if it means waking up all the Old Magic creatures. Even the deadly ones...
''I never said my wishes were supposed to do anyone any good' said the genie. 'In fact I swore that they would always do as much harm as possible.''
Far to the south in the Land of Ingary, lives Abdullah. By day he is a humble carpet merchant, but in his dreams he is a prince.
Abdullah's dreams suddenly start to come true when he meets the lovely Flower-in-the-Night. When a hideous djinn carries her off into the sky, Abdullah is determined to rescue her, if he can find her, and if he can avoid all the ferocious villains who seem to be after him. But how can he possibly succeed, with only a bad-tempered genie and an unreliable magic carpet to help him?
This is the sequel to 'Howl's Moving castle'
This edition contains Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. It is illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel, whose drawings for the books add so much to the enjoyment of them. Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen and the White Rabbit all make their appearances, and are now familiar figures in writing, conversation and idiom. So too, are Carroll's delightful verses such as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' and the inspired jargon of that masterly Wordsworthian parody, 'The Jabberwocky'.
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