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Noodle-eating fame is all very well, but there's no place like home. Noodle Bear is crazy about noodles. His best friend, Fox, brings him other delicious treats when he's a no-show at her party but he's so noodle obsessed that doesn't notice them. And when he's run out of noodles, his only thought is to go to the big city and become a contestant on the TV game show, 'Noodle Knockout'. Of course, he becomes a surprise star with more noodles than he can eat. But no amount of noodles and fame can fill the empty space where home and friends should be.
Filled with beautiful illustrations, this favourite fairy tale is the perfect classic picture book to share with young children. Teased by his siblings for his different looks, the brave cygnet journeys into the world, looking for friendship and kindness.
Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's original story, this is the story of how one little duckling overcomes obstacles and challenges, and with patience and determination, finally finds the companionship for which he has been searching.
The charming illustrations by Giuseppe di Lernia in this picture book are sure to capture the imaginations of little ones, and the large format of this book is ideal for sharing with children aged 3 to 5 and reading together at bedtime.
Welcome to Pocket Town, the teeniest, tiniest town around... Deep down, in between the blades of grass, lives Tiny. Can you see her? Keep looking ... closer still ... squint a bit ... yes, there she is! Tiny keeps very busy in the buzzing place of Glengadget. Every day of the week, she has a different neighbour to meet - she does some gardening for Mandy Small, she reads to Bitsy McGee and she gives Minkin a hand with her lively twins. But when disaster strikes (in the shape of a falling leaf), Tiny finds her teeny-tiny world turned upside down... Children will fall in love with the adorable Tiny and her immersive miniature world in this heart-warming, original story of community spirit and kindness.
A stunningly illustrated picture book full of mystery and suspense, from the bestselling author of THE STORM WHALE and GRANDAD’S ISLAND.
“I know when the Grotlyn’s been Slipping through your house unseen…”
What is the mysterious Grotlyn? What sort of creature could it be, scuttling across the town, frightening everyone in its path? And why has it stolen PC Vickers’ knickers?!
A beautifully illustrated rhyming tale about things that go bump in the night for ages four and up, from picture book superstar, Benji Davies, winner of Oscar’s First Book Prize 2014 and Sainsbury’s Children’s Book of the Year 2015. Perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen.
My pappa is . . . 'n BERG van 'n beer, 'n stoute krokodil, 'n draaierige, swaaierige seekat en 'n lawwe aapstert! Maar eintlik is hy net my LIEFSTE PAPPA. Hierdie pragtige prenteboek oor pa's soos gesien deur die oe van hulle kinders bring hulde aan pa's van alle soorte, waar hulle ook mag wees!
My daddy is . . . a great big bear, a naughty crocodile, a whirly, twirly octopus and a very SILLY monkey! But most of all he's just my LOVELY DADDY. This beautiful picture book by South African author Dianne Hofmeyr and UK illustrator Carol Thompson is a heartwarming celebration of fathers everywhere.
Fox and Wolf spend all their perfect days together - talking and laughing for hours, swimming together in the big blue lake, and watching the stars come out, one by one. Until one day, Wolf is gone. A moving tale of friendship and loss and learning to carry on, stunningly illustrated by an outstanding new picture book talent. Sandra Dieckmann's debut picture book, Leaf, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize and shortlisted for both the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the AOI World Illustration Award. Sandra has written and illustrated three picture books, and has also illustrated the cover for Cerrie Burnell's The Girl with the Shark's Teeth.
Almal weet krokodille hou baie van water. Maar nie hierdie krokodil nie. Hy GRIL vir water. Hy hou baie meer van boom klim! Maar dit raak vreeslik eensaam as 'n mens anders is as almal om jou en die krokodilletjie probeer sy bes om te verander. Maar nattigheid is nie vir almal nie – en hy bibber en ril en 'n groot, warm nies begin kriewel in sy neus . . . Kan dit wees dat hierdie krokodil dalk glad nie ’n krokodil is nie?
Pat the bat decides to be special... a SUPERBAT! But he soon realises this is harder than it looks. All his bat friends have amazing hearing. All of them can fly. And all bats can find their way in the dark. Pat is starting to think that he will never stand out - until a family of mice see him for what he really is... A HERO! A hilarious, heart-warming and strikingly illustrated debut picture book by a brilliant new talent, Matt Carr.
George and his pet dragon, Sparky, return for another adventure in this funny new picture book from the author of Aliens Love Underpants. Open Day at the fire station turns into chaos when George takes along Sparky. Clumsy as always, Sparky gets stuck sliding down the fireman's pole, sends a fire bucket flying, and steps on the hose during a firefighting demonstration. But when a call comes in for a real emergency Sparky is able to save the day - and a scared cat from a tree - by flying to Fluffy's rescue! New edition of a bestselling picture book by Claire Freedman, theauthor of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS (Simon & Schuster), which has sold over 500,000 copies (Nielsen)
Een snikwarm dag kom 'n olifant vaak-vaak uit die woud gedrentel en beland in 'n boer se skuur. Hy maak vir hom 'n bed en dommel weg droomland toe. Ses blinde muise sluip uit hulle gaatjie in die skuur om die gedierte van nader te beskou. Is 'n olifant soos 'n muur? Of 'n boom? 'n Spies? Dalk 'n waaier of 'n tou? Kom ervaar saam met ses blinde muise die wonder van die merkwaardige dier in hierdie pragtig geillustreerde fabel uit Indie.
What is an elephant really like? Six blind mice scamper out of their mouse-hole to find out - and come up with six very different ideas! Is an elephant like a wall? A tree? A spear? A fan? A snake or a rope? Children will love to help the six blind mice discover the true wonder of an elephant in this beautifully illustrated animal fable from India.
A little girl takes an imaginative romp through the animal kingdom in this delightful tale from award-winning author Diana Hendry! Everyone knows that little sisters can be a handful. But this little sister is more - she's a zoo-ful! She's a monkey, a bear, a camel, a penguin, a crocodile... If only she'd be a little girl now and again. After all, you can't cuddle a crocodile... A fresh and funny picture book from much-loved author Diana Hendry. Read more about Diana Hendry at dianahendry.co.uk
It's Halloween today - woo-hoo! There's so much spooky stuff to do. Join the fun making ghost cookies, preparing pumpkins, making witches hats and dressing up . . . before setting out on a trick-or-treat adventure! This spook-tacular rhyming picture book is perfect for sharing with YOUR little monster! From the author of the much-loved classic Giraffes Can't Dance.
Once upon a time, in a tower near you, Lived a sad princess; the Princess Sue. "Some day," she sighed, "my prince will come, But I wish he'd move his royal bum." But when Princess Sue's prince finally does arrive, he's not quite what she had in mind. Find out how the feisty princess escapes the clutches of her twit of a prince in this funny, feminist twist on the traditional princess tale. Forget about pretty dresses, fairytale weddings and grand balls, Princess Sue is all about adventure, mischief and making unusual friends. She really is the worst princess! An empowering picture book from the brilliant author Anna Kemp, with illustrations by Sara Ogilive, illustrator of The Detective Dog - perfect for fans of Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, Princess Smartypants,Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and Ada Twist, Scientist. `Those sick of the cult of pink princesses will appreciate this quirky take on the traditional princess tale... A very funny new picture book' The Bookseller Children's Buyers Guide `Told in verse, and wonderfully illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, this picture book is so funny it could be safely recommended for all ages' The Independent on Sunday `Girl power is celebrated in this picture book that turns the princess role firmly on its head' Waking Brain Cells blog `This book will remind young girls that it takes courage and determination to be oneself, even when going after one's dreams or when beginning and ending friendships' curled up with a good kid's book
From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture book team and who are beginning to read on their own. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. In this story Mirror-Belle comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to help out with the local pantomime, taking the story off script in a hilarious way. Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White is an engaging short story by Julia Donaldson and is illustrated by Lydia Monks. It is part of a handful of selected short reads specially produced for World Book Day.
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 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 best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. 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 and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo! This edition features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
What special gift can you give your teacher? A personalised Mr Men: My Teacher book of course!
The Mr Men and Little Miss are here to show your teacher just how great you think they are. Who better to sum up all you'd like to say about your kind, clever and fun teacher?
Children can also add their own words to make it a really personal gift. The perfect present to say thank you to a much-valued teacher at the end of the school year.
The Mr Men and Little Miss have been delighting children for generations with their charming and funny antics. This new range of books which includes My Mummy and My Daddy is the perfect thank you gift for that special person in your life.
Celebrate 30 wonderful years of We're Going on a Bear Hunt in this special anniversary edition of the much-loved family favourite.
We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For thirty years, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite. This new anniversary paperback edition brings the story to life for a whole new generation of readers. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river, squelch through the mud and brave their way through the swirling, whirling snowstorm in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
Op ’n dag kom ’n jong beertjie op iets vreemds in die woud af. Wanneer hy aan die klawers raak, begin ’n reis wathom ver van sy huis af neem – na ’n nuwe en wonderlike plek waar pragtige klanke die lug vul en roem en rykdom op hom wag. Die stad is alles waarvan die beer nog altyd gedroom het, maar diep in sy binneste knaag iets aan sy hart . . .
Meet Leonard - a lion like no other. Leonard's best friend is Marianne, a duck. But lions chomp ducks, don't they? And what will the pair do when their way of life is threatened?
A thrilling new fable from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Max the Brave.
What can Spider get up to in a glider? One thing's for sure. She'll end up saving the day. A fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with lively illustrations by David Semple. This book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.
From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure for children of 3 and up. At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go... BOO! But this little bear cub doesn't always know when to stop... Presenting a mischievous new picture book packed with snow and surprises, from two standout talents!
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