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Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget."A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams Now you can listen to MATILDA 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! And 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.
Fly away to magical lands with Peter and Mollie in the second adventure in Enid Blyton's best-loved series! Perfect for children aged 5 and up.
Mollie and Peter are home for the summer holidays, and they long to see their pixie friend Binky and their magic Wishing-Chair.
They can't wait for lots of new and exciting adventures, but then the Wishing-Chair is stolen by some very cheeky characters. Whatever will the children do?
First published in 1950, this edition contains the classic text, except that the pixie character's name has been changed to Binky. Inside illustrations are by Rene Cloke, and the cover is by Mark Beech.
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. Amazing things always happen to Stanley Lambchop . . . It's not every Christmas you get flown to the North Pole to meet Santa. But Santa is fed up. No one appreciates Christmas any more. Why should he deliver any presents? It's up to Stanley to persuade Santa . . . and save Christmas!
Jafta’s father is coming home. He has been away for a very long time, but things are changing in his country and now he can return. Jafta will be able to tell him about all the things that he has missed, and Jafta’s father will answer questions that no one else can answer. There’ll be a homecoming party bigger than Nomsa’s wedding. Because Jafta’s father is coming home at last.
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. Lavishly illustrated throughout in full colour by the acclaimed Emma Chichester Clark, this is a must-have gift for all book lovers, and an utterly charming and surprising adaptation of a much-loved tale.
This Scholastic Classics edition of George Orwell's classic satire novel is perfect for students and Orwell enthusiasts alike. All animals are equal - but some are more equal than others. When the ill-treated animals of Manor Farm rebel against their master Mr Jones and take over the farm, they start to believe in a life of freedom and equality for all. But slowly, the egocentric and ruthless Napoleon takes control and the animals are subjected to force and violence from the corrupt elite - the pigs. As one dictator is replaced with another, the idea of fairness and equality for all becomes a distant memory. Class, equality, power and control are some of the themes that run throughout this novel.
Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest…
When Col’s childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians – a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight – Col must race to Blitz-bombed London to save his sister.
But there are darker forces at work, even than the Nazi bombings. Soon Col is pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, who is determined to bring an eternal darkness down over everything.
The original best-loved classic about the world's most famous nanny - Mary Poppins. When the Banks family advertise for a nanny, Mary Poppins and her talking umbrella appear out of the sky, ready to take the children on extraordinary adventures. Mary Poppins is strict but fair, and soon Michael and Jane are whisked off to a funfair inside a pavement picture and on many more outings with their wonderful new nanny! Needless to say, when at last `the wind changes' and she flies away, the children are devastated. But the magic of Mary Poppins will stay with the Banks family forever. The original story of the world's most famous nanny, Mary Poppins, is a timeless classic that has enchanted generations.
Over a hundred years ago, a faithful little dog called Bobby kept a fourteen-year-vigil by his master's graveside in Greyfriars churchyard in Edinburgh. Bobby captured the hearts of the townsfolk and remains a legend today.
The third book in the magical Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton.
The mischievous Connie comes to enjoy a few days with Joe, Beth and Frannie while her mother is sick. Connie refuses to believe in the Faraway Tree or the magical folk who live in it, even when the Angry Pixie throws ink at her! Join the children and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree.
Will it be the Land of Secrets, the Land of Enchantments, or the Land of Know-Alls? Discover the magic!
First published in 1946, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).
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.
“When I get tired, I like lazing in the sun like a lizard, or wallowing warm like a hippo, and feeling cuddly like a lamb.” Jafta, a young boy growing up in Africa, describes some of his everyday feelings by comparing his actions to those of various African animals. The book is filled with rich illustrations and clever similes to explain all sorts of feelings and actions.
A brand new full-colour short story from Blyton's magical Wishing-Chair series - an excellent companion to the successful Magic Faraway Tree Adventure series and perfect for readers age 5+ Never in their wildest dreams, could Mollie and Peter have imagined something so wonderful as a magic Wishing-Chair that will fly you anywhere and grant your every wish! And so when their little black cat, Whiskers, goes missing, they know just who to call upon to help them find her! Short chapters and beautiful full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson make the Wishing-Chair Adventures series perfect bedtime reading for children aged five and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.
Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come. Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors. She remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.
Thisbeautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Aladdin is a perfect firstillustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+.The story is sensitively retold, following the a young boy's adventures with a wicked magician, a beautiful princess and two amazing genies. Otherexciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include The Three Billy GoatsGruff, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocksand the Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel, Little RedRiding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots, The Elvesand the Shoemaker, The Big Pancake, Dick Whittington, The Princess and theFrog, The Princess and the Pea, Chicken Licken andThe Little Red Hen. Ladybird Tales are based on the originalLadybird retellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best -full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will alwaysremember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experienceto treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales and classic stories for over forty-five years,bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children
Fall down the rabbit hole again and again with Adam Sabuda's best creation yet! Building on his reputation as one of the most innovative paper-engineers working in children's books, Robert Sabuda dazzles us with his reworking of Alice in Wonderland. The book consists of 7 spreads with breathtaking super-size pop-ups and additional pop-ups contained within mini story books. Special effects include printed foil, acetate pull-tab scenes and on the first spread a peep show of Alice falling into Wonderland. Praise for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-up Adaptation : 'breathtaking, three-dimensional images that are incredibly imaginative, intricately detailed, and perfectly executed... a fresh look at the story and offering details that add greatly to the reading experience.' School Library Journal 'This will very likely come to be seen as the definitive pop-up version of Alice, but it will also further establish Sabuda as the foremost visionary of the genre.' Booklist, Starred Review
The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton.
Joe, Beth and Frannie find the Enchanted Wood on the doorstep of their new home, and when they discover the Faraway Tree they fall into all sorts of adventures!
Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Discover the magic!
First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).
Hierdie reeks is spesiaal ontwerp om kinders met aanvangslees te ondersteun. Die bekende sprokies, oorspronklike kunswerke en eenvoudige teks sorg vir ’n suksesvolle eerste leeservaring. Die sinstrukture is eenvoudig en woorde herhaal om betekenis duidelik oor te dra en woordherkenning aan te moedig. Teks en beeld ondersteun mekaar sodat kinders sonder sukkel self kan lees. Die vars styl, prettige detail en interessante karakters maak van eerste boekies die mees geliefde boekies.
Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world. And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero. The other children in this book are nasty little beasts, called: Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television. Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka's chocolate factory. But what mysterious secrets will they discover? Our tour is about to begin. Please don't wander off. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings . . . 'The ultimate children's story ever' - David Walliams Now you can listen to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 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! 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.
Laurenzo and Jiacomo are identical twins, as alike as two drops of water. No one can tell them apart (which comes in very handy for playing tricks on their teachers). And no one can split them up. But when tragedy strikes their carefree young lives, they must make their own way in the world. As each brother chooses his own path - hardworking Laurenzo to make beautiful objects from gold and silver, and fearless Jiacomo to travel, explore and become an unlikely thief - it is the start of a series of incredible escapades that will test them to their limits. Along the way they will face terrible danger, solve cunning riddles, become prisoners in a castle, sail across the ocean, fall in and out of love, stay at an enchanted inn, help save a priceless pearl, even become kings by mistake. They must use all their talents, wiles and wisdom to survive. Are you ready to join them?
The magical and brilliantly funny adventures of everyone's favourite flat boy - Flat Stanley. With wonderful new illustrations by the award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph. Stanley Lambchop was just an ordinary boy - until a noticeboard fell on him. Now he's flat as a pancake! Being flat is fantastic - he can be rolled up, sent in the post and even fly like a kite. But it's not all fun and games ... there are thieves in town. Can Flat Stanley be a hero? Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print. Jeff Brown was a story editor and assistant film producer in Hollywood. He worked on the at The New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post, and his stories appeared in these magazines and many others. Jeff created the classic character Flat Stanley, whose adventures have been beloved by children around the world for more than 50 years. He died in Manhattan in 2003. Rob Biddulph is a bestselling and award-winning children's book author and illustrator. He won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Blown Away and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal for GRRRRR! His other books include Odd Dog Out (Aug 2016) and Sunk! (March 2017).
This special 20th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo is a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans – big and small! The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition features a wrap-around deep dark wood play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content including The Gruffalo Song lyrics, a Gruffalo quiz, tips for putting on a Gruffalo show – and more!
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.
Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo!
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon around the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children over the past twenty years, and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo!
Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. The Ladybird Tales series is based on the original Ladybird re-tellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Pinocchio is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic story for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of a little wooden puppet who wants to be a real little boy.
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.
Silas Marner tells the story of Silas, wrongly accused of theft he leaves his home town to start a new life. He lives a solitary existence. Then one night an unknown visitor arrives and changes his life for ever. Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
A brand new full-colour short story from Blyton's magical Wishing-Chair series - the perfect companion to the successful Magic Faraway Tree Adventure series and perfect for readers of 5+ When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! And on a stiflingly hot summer day in the playroom, what better adventure to have than to fly high above the mountains and seaside in search of the Land of Goodness Knows Where! Short chapters and beautiful full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson make the Wishing-Chair Adventures series perfect bedtime reading for children aged five and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
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