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Part of a beautiful collection of hardcover classics, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. A Christmas Carol has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas ever since it was first published in December 1843. Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, has been adapted into countless film and stage versions and is today the most famous and loved of all Christmas tales.
In 1872, English gentleman Phileas Fogg has many adventures as he tries to win a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.
Hair as black as ebony, lips as red as blood and skin as white as snow: this is the unforgettable description of Snow White, the captivating protagonist of one of the best loved and well-known fairy tales of all time. The adventures of the beautiful maiden, taken in by the seven dwarfs after escaping from the wicked queen, have fascinated children all over the world and inspired plays, ballets, musicals and movie adaptations, including Disney's 1937 animated version. This book includes the adapted and modernised original text by the Brothers Grimm, who first collected and published the popular fairy tale in 1812, and is enhanced by elegant illustrations by Manuela Adreani, an artist of rare sensitivity capable of sketching the story s best loved passages and characters in a vivid and innovative style. From the queen's conversation with her magic mirror to Snow White s escape through the woods; from her meeting with the seven dwarfs to the poisoned apple s spell: the stunning illustrations capture and convey all the magic and charm of a fairy tale that has now become a timeless classic.
J.M. Barrie's classic 20th Century tale of Peter Pan - the boy who never grows up - has enchanted generations of children. In this exquisite large format book, Manuela Adreani's superb illustrations bring new life to the adventures of the flying boy in green and his friends who are suddenly thrown into the wonders of Neverland.
Chronicling the adventures of a disobedient but good-hearted puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy, Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio is beloved by children around the world. This charming adaptation of the original text features the splendid illustrations of Manuela Adreani, who elegantly captures all the magic and poetry of a story that has become a timeless classic.
Oliver grows up in an orphanage, and when he dares to ask for more is cast out into a world of colourful characters in which he will have to keep his wits about him and pick a pocket or two to survive. A retelling of the classic Charles Dickens story for children growing in their reading confidence and ability. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.
Adorable Fanny, the French bulldog with ears so big that she can fly, has already travelled to southern California to find her biological mother (Fanny, the Flying French Bulldog); now she decides to take off with friends from the circus who she met on that magical journey to perform in the land of her heritage (she's French, after all). They're on their way to Paris and adventures abound as Fanny travels with them and her special friend, Frankie. Charming illustrations throughout will make this another classic book about the adventures of Fanny.
The moon and back before bath time? Whatever next! Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon. Celebrate thirty-five years of the bear family with this very special edition of the classic bedtime story, Whatever Next!, a beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of the characteristic warmth and humour of Jill Murphy, author of Peace at Last and The Worst Witch.
The Magician?s Nephew opens the doorway to the magical land of Narnia for the first time?
Rediscover Rudyard Kipling's timeless classic through internationally famous artist Manuela Adreani's wonderful illustrations. Together with Mowgli, young readers can explore the dense, impenetrable jungle and face up to the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan! Manuela Adreani's romantic drawings, inspired by the complex patterns on old fabrics and brocades so dear to Flemish painters, will transport the youngsters into a magical world.
In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf
"Every child should have a copy" - Daily Telegraph
2019 marks 50 years since The Very Hungry Caterpillar first munched his way through a variety of delicious food and into our hearts.
To celebrate this milestone, we are releasing a limited hardback edition of this beloved interactive classic, complete with stunning golden jacket, and bonus content - the story of the making of this classic, and a letter to the reader from Eric Carle himself.
Since its first publication in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has now sold over 50 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty-two languages.
Adaptations to help readers enjoy and learn the classic story before approaching the original texts Beautifully illustrated to attract a younger audience Leveled for classroom use, including GRLs
Enjoy a whole summer of fun with this fantastic collection of 30 short stories - the perfect holiday read for children aged 7 and up.
From picnics in the sunshine to daring outdoor adventures, celebrate the excitement and magic of summertime with these fun-filled short stories by Enid Blyton. Ideal for newly confident readers, these entertaining tales are the perfect 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.
A charming new bumper short-story collection from the world's best-loved storyteller. A fantastic collection of 30 stories about animals of all shapes and sizes, this will charm children aged 6 and up. From pet puppies to woodland wildlife, garden birds to pond-dwelling frogs, Enid Blyton was a devoted and knowledgeable animal-lover. Readers who feel the same way are bound to love her wonderful stories about our furry friends - and scaly, feathery or fluttery ones too! These delightful stories are ideal for newly confident readers and are the perfect length to be read aloud in the classroom or at bedtime.
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Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
Winner of the Children's Book of the Year 2018 at the British Book Awards
#1 New York Times bestseller
Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg
A Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year
“A masterpiece.”―The Huffington Post
“An essential read for everyone.”―Teen Vogue
“Outstanding.” ―The Guardian
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
Dorothy Edwards' classic story about one naughty but very entertaining little sister. Sometimes my naughty little sister can be good ... when she helps Grannie to make a Christmas Pudding and even teaches Bad Harry a lesson or two. Has my little sister given up her naughty ways? When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. The best-selling books in this series are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: 'Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. 'Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. Have you collected all of the My Naughty Little Sister series? My Naughty Little Sister My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry My Naughty Little Sister's Friends More My Naughty Little Sister Stories
London's criminal underworld has risen once again, and a dangerous individual with an air gun is prowling the streets. The capital is in greater need of its protector Sherlock Holmes than ever. Three years have passed since Holmes and the evil mastermind Professor Moriarty fell, locked in combat, into the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland, and when Doctor Watson collides with an odd-looking old book collector in the street, little does he know that the world's greatest detective is about to return... Third volume in the Alma Classics Sherlock Holmes stories, this edition contains extra material for young readers, including a profile of the author, a section on the book, a list of characters, a glossary and a test-yourself quiz.
'There seemed nothing odd about Luke to begin with – except perhaps the snakes. If they were snakes that is… David wasn't sure.'
"Just kindle a flame and I'll be with you," says Luke. David thinks he's joking, but certainly, whenever he strikes a match, Luke appears immediately.
But David's new friend seems to have some extraordinary friends and relations, and some very dark secrets. And when David enters into a bargain with the mysterious one-eyed Mr Wedding, life gets very hot indeed!
Join Aladdin on a magical adventure in this fun activity book. Packed with puzzles and activities and all your favourite characters including Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and Abu. Plus 1000 stickers to use inside the book and out.
Paddington - the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond! Hurrying forward, he held out a welcoming hand. "Sir Percival Rushmoor," he said. "I'm invigilating." "I'm sorry to hear that, Sir Percival," said Paddington. "I hope you feel better very soon." Paddington always finds himself in unusual situations so it is no surprise when he has a run-in with the police, appears in a TV cookery show, and gives one of his hard stares to a hypnotist!
The Little Prince is a modern fable, and for readers far and wide both the title and the work have exerted a pull far in excess of the book's brevity. Written and published first by Antoine de St-Exupery in 1943, only a year before his plane disappeared on a reconnaissance flight, it is one of the world's most widely translated books, enjoyed by adults and children alike. In the meeting of the narrator who has ditched his plane in the Sahara desert, and the little prince, who has dropped there through time and space from his tiny asteroid, comes an intersection of two worlds, the one governed by the laws of nature, and the other determined only by the limits of imagination. The world of the imagination wins hands down, with the concerns of the adult world often shown to be lamentably silly as seen through the eyes of the little prince. While adult readers can find deep meanings in his various encounters, they can also be charmed back to childhood by this wise but innocent infant. This popular translation contains the author's own delightful illustrations, bringing to visual life the small being at the tale's heart, and a world of fantasy far removed from any quotidian reality. It is also a sort of love story, in which two frail beings, the downed pilot and the wandering infant-prince who has left behind all he knows, share their short time together isolated from humanity and finding sustenance in each other. This is a book which creates a unique relationship with each reader, whether child or adult.
A Christmas Carol is the most famous, heart-warming and chilling festive story of them all. In these pages we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, whose name is synonymous with greed and parsimony: 'Every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart'. This attitude is soon challenged when the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the grave to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is then visited in turn by three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, each one revealing the error of his ways and gradually melting the frozen heart of this old miser, leading him towards his redemption. On the journey we take with Scrooge we encounter a rich array of Dickensian characters including the poor Cratchit family with the ailing Tiny Tim and the generous and jolly Fezziwig. When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 he fashioned an enduring gift to the world, capturing the essence of the love, kindness and generosity of the Christmas season. It is a timeless classic and the story's uplifting magic remains as potent today as when it was first published.
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