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A welcome-to-spring Step 1 reader featuring the family from Pumpkin Day!, Apple Picking Day!, and Snow Day!
It's springtime, and the perfect day to plant a garden! The brother and sister from Pumpkin Day!, Apple Picking Day!, and Snow Day! return and plant peas in their backyard. Read along as they dig holes, water the plants, and build a scarecrow with their parents! Easy-to-follow rhyme ensures a successful reading experience, and bright, fun art enhances the story.
Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.
The quirky sequel to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. After returning from Wonderland, Alice's adventures continue when she steps through a looking glass and into the topsy-turvy world beyond. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad (with his 'Poop-poop-poop' road-hogging new motor car), have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall.
'My dear girls, stop your mud-pies and hear the news!' Ten years after Little Men, the boys that Jo raised are all grown-up. But that certainly doesn't mean that they no longer need her help and advice. Emil, now as sailor, must survive shipwreck and disaster. Dan's attempt to make his fortune ends in prison. Nat's career in music takes him to Europe, to a life of frivolity and a tricky romantic muddle. But returning to Plumfield to tell their tales, they are, and will always be, Jo's boys. Includes exclusive content: In the `Backstory' you can discover the story behind the Little Women series and take the Jo's Boys quiz Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
A superb gift edition of Lewis Carroll's complete and unabridged text, beautifully typeset and laid out. The most fantastic new illustrations re-imagine the much-loved characters of Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen, the Mock Turtle and the rest. An heirloom of the future, this beautiful book is richly produced to a standard this timeless classic deserves, with a padded hardback cover, a ribbon marker and traditional binding. The story of Lewis Carroll and how he came to write this much-loved tale is told at the back of the book.
A gripping story of love and revenge, set in the dramatic backdrop of the Yorkshire moors in the 19th century. Heathcliff is brought up by the Earnshaw family, but bullied and humiliated by Catherine Earnshaw's brother. He leaves, wrongly believing his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, and returns years later, a wealthy man, to exact revenge. Illustrations:Full colour throughout
J. M. Barrie's classic children's story is reimagined in this delightful full-color deluxe edition filled with all-new illustrations and ten removable features specially designed by MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter films. For more than a century, the adventures of Peter Pan-the boy who can fly and never grows up-and Wendy Darling have captured the hearts of generations of readers. In this enchanting illustrated volume, the fantastical world of Neverland and its magical inhabitants, including the Lost Boys, Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, and the beloved Tinker Bell, are brought to life like never before. Peter Pan is packed with a lush array of colorful illustrations and interactive removable features, including a detailed map of Neverland, a croc o'clock with hands you can rotate to tell time, Peter's shadow, and more. Beautiful and captivating, filled with breathtaking artwork, this stunning book is sure to become a treasured keepsake for fans of all ages.
A beautiful paperback edition of The Magician's Nephew, book one in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible. The Magician's Nephew is the first book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, which has captivated readers of all ages for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like to journey through the wardrobe and back to Narnia, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
In a period of English History that never happened, when Good King James III is on the throne, and the whole country is ravaged by wolves which have migrated through the newly-opened Channel Tunnel. When orphans Bonnie and Sylvia fall into the hands of evil Miss Slighcarp, they need all their wits - and the help of Simon the goose-boy - to escape unscathed, for the governess is more cruel and merciless than the wolves that surround the great house of Willoughby Chase. Filled with brilliantly-drawn Dickensian characters, it would make an excellent choice for strong preteen readers who like an old-fashioned story with a strong plot and good characterisation. This book often appears on lists of best-loved children's books.
A re-telling of the classic E.Nesbit story for children growing in reading confidence. When their father is accused of spying, Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis' life is changed overnight by their move from London to the countryside. But will their father ever come back? Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
The timeless ecological fable from the iconic Dr. Seuss. Help the Lorax save the planet with this very special slipcase edition of the classic picture book.
“’Mister!’ He said with a sawdusty sneeze, ‘I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.’”
The Lorax is the original eco-warrior and his message still rings loud today in this fable about the dangers of destroying our forests, told in the trademark rhyme of the irrepressible Dr. Seuss. This special eco-friendly slipcased edition is printed on 100% recycled paper, and contains some easy tips to follow to help the Lorax save the planet.
With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with over half a billion books sold worldwide.
When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance.
One of the best-loved classics of all time published in hardback with a wonderful introduction by Jacqueline Wilson.
The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of WAR HORSE. "Now - there's no point in pretending here - I was, and still am deep down, a puppet. Everyone knows Pinocchio is a puppet. I reckon I must be just about the most famous puppet the world has ever known. But the truth is I'm not just a puppet, I'm more than just bits of wood and string. I'm me. So I thought it was about time that I, Pinocchio, told you my story..." So begins this stunningly beautiful interpretation of the classic story. Michael Morpurgo channels Pinocchio's words to tell the famous puppet's story in his own inimitable, cheeky and always funny way.
A new edition of this popular title, reissued with an audio CD inserted into a wallet inside the back cover, and adapted from Baum's classic novel. Illustrated by Mauro Evangelista. Ages: 6+.
Immerse yourself in a world where the wonderful Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable Children's short stories written by one of our most successful playwrights of all time. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these seven short stories available on digital download only. Immerse yourself in a world where the wonderful Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable short stories of our time. Stephen's voice takes you into a different kind of listening experience, enabling you to imagine narrative, settings, animals and people with vivid colour and meaning. Enjoy the work of one of the most celebrated writers of our time - Irish poet, playwright and short story writer Oscar Wilde. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these six Children's short stories which are available from the 1st Decemeber 2008 on digital download only
This novel tells the classic tale of the mischievous Master of Sherwood Forest, who lives the outlaw life with Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet and his band of Merry Men, bedevilling the implacable Sheriff of Nottingham during the reign of Richard the Lionhearted. This edition features over 40 full-colour illustrations by author Howard Pyle, bringing this timeless text to life.
Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve!
A full colour edition of the hilarious bestselling Roald Dahl story, plus a fantastic audio reading by Richard Ayoade, star of The IT Crowd.
When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. They and their mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet. However, they soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving to the Old Gentleman who rides on it. They befriend the porter, Perks, and through him learn railway lore and much else. They have many adventures, and when they save a train from disaster, they are helped by the Old Gentleman to solve the mystery of their father's disappearance, and the family is happily reunited.
The newest journal in the Do One Thing Every Day series is the perfect prompted journal for kids ages 6-10 to unplug, think critically, and get creative!
With this journal, kids can embark on a journey of creative exploration. Daily prompts in this journal range from mindful check-ins and drawing exercises to questions based on quotes from your kiddo's favorite books. Boasting quotes from big sellers like Harry Potter, Wonder, and The Dork Diaries, this journal will engage kids who love to read and write
Two classic Roald Dahl stories brought to life as audiobook readings by House star Hugh Laurie, and Sir Quentin Blake. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, read by Hugh Laurie Billy dreams of turning a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet-shop. But a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey already live inside! Soon they are friends, and when they meet the richest man in England, Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true . . . Esio Trot, read by Quentin Blake Mr Hoppy loves Mrs Silver. Mrs Silver loves Alfie the tortoise. Sometimes Mr Hoppy wishes he could become a tortoise. Until one day he finds a way to win Mrs Silver's heart, with the help of some magic, and some cabbage . . .
Join the little rabbits on a big adventure in this beautiful giftbook edition of the animated TV mini series, Watership Down. Re-imagined by script-writer Tom Bidwell (My Mad Fat Diary), this classic tale has been made into a beautifully animated four-part mini series by the BBC and Netflix. Featuring stunning CG animation, emotive illustrations and text adapted from the TV scripts by award-winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, this retelling of the classic story is perfect for a family audience. Set in the English countryside, Watership Down tells the tale of a ragtag band of rabbits fleeing the destruction of their warren in search of safety and a new home. Their adventure is brought to life in this stunning gift picture storybook, which will be treasured by fans of the original novel, as well as new readers introduced to this epic tale by the television mini series. Watership Down (c) Watership Down Television Limited 2018. Licensed by ITV Ventures.
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