Kids' Classics

 Read reviewMy Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

Sometimes it's pretty hard to tell them apart - my family and the animals, that is. I don't know why my brothers and sisters complain so much. With snakes in the bath and scorpions on the lunch table, our house, on the island of...

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The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse

The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse

Gina Pollinger, Emma Chichester Clark

An ideal introduction to William Shakespeare's finest verse - perfect for celebrating 450 years of the Bard.

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 Special price Read reviewCorduroy

Corduroy

Don Freeman

A new character for Picture Puffin in the form of Corduroy, a lovable bear who is introduced in this book.

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The Magic Pudding: The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum

The Magic Pudding: The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum

Norman Lindsay

Never out of print since 1918, this new edition will whet the appetite of a whole new generation of 'puddin fanciers'. This Angus and Robertson Classic has also been completely re-designed and contains rescanned original artwork....

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Charlotte Sometimes

Charlotte Sometimes

Penelope Farmer

Charlotte Makepeace's first day at boarding school is a bewildering blur of unfamiliar faces, timetables, rules and lists. All the other girls know the routine - and each other. No one invites her into their exclusive circles of...

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

T. S. Eliot, Rebecca Ashdown

To celebrate Old Possum's 75th anniversary, this title features illustrations ranging from Macavity, the Mystery Cat; Mr Mistofelees, to the Original Conjuring Cat; Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer and all the gang. It is suitable as...

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The Little White Horse

The Little White Horse

Elizabeth Goudge

A best-selling fantasy classic - childhood favourite of many book lovers, including J. K. Rowling

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Playing Beatie Bow

Playing Beatie Bow

Ruth Park

'Now then,' thought Abigail, 'something very weird has happened to me. I'm in the last century. I don't know why, and that doesn't matter. I've got to get back.' Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and...

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 Read reviewLillipilly Hill

Lillipilly Hill

Eleanor Spence, Ursula Dubosarsky

Lillipilly Hill is the story of Harriet Wilmot and her family, who have come to live in an inherited house in the New South Wales town of Barley Creek at the end of the nineteenth century - a delightful...

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Biggles of the Fighter Squadron

Biggles of the Fighter Squadron

W. E. Johns

Well into the later stages of the First World War, Biggles and his fellow flyers are struggling to maintain supremacy over the enemy pilots determined to shoot them down.

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The Wishing-Chair Again

The Wishing-Chair Again

Enid Blyton

Mollie and Peter are home for the holidays and they long to see their pixie friend Chinky and their magic Wishing-Chair. Together they have wonderful adventures, but what happens when the Wishing-Chair is stolen and then gets its...

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 Special priceFly Away Home

Fly Away Home

Christine Nostlinger

Life for Cristal has been upside down for a long time. She can't even remember a time before the war began. Before potatoes for every meal and bombs raining down from the sky. Before being forced to shelter in the dark, damp...

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John Diamond

John Diamond

Leon Garfield

What is the matter with old Mr Jones? Endless footsteps and low groans can be heard from his room in the dead of night. Only his son William knows the a terrible secret: his father betrayed his business partner Mr Diamond, and...

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 Special priceAnne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery

'It's a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn't it?' My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, being called 'carrots' by Gilbert Blythe. My likes: Living at the Green Gables...

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 Special priceThe Call of the Wild and White Fang

The Call of the Wild and White Fang

Jack London

'Mush on!' Buck does not read the newspapers. If he had, he'd have known that for good strong dogs like himself trouble is brewing. Man has found gold and because of that Buck is kidnapped and dragged away from his sunny home to...

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Biggles: The Camels are Coming

Biggles: The Camels are Coming

W. E. Johns

Death Trap! Air combat is the order of the day in the final days of the First World War. Duelling high above the trenches, Biggles knows that he needs more than just flying skills to survive. The enemy is now using their own...

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Biggles Flies East

Biggles Flies East

W. E. Johns

While on leave Biggles is mistaken for someone else. He thinks little of it at the time, but when headquarters find out they ask him to take the place of his double and work for the Germans as a spy, while secretly reporting back...

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 Read reviewWell, Really, Mr Twiddle!

Well, Really, Mr Twiddle!

Enid Blyton

Mr.Twiddle is a kind old man who means to do his best, but he is often forgetful, and sometimes very silly. With a goose in the dog's kennel, doors going missing and money appearing in the garden, poor Mrs. Twiddle is driven to...

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi, Robert Ingpen

In this handsome new edition, award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen has captured the rascally Pinocchio and his extraordinary escapades as never before, breathing new excitement into this enchanting classic.

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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web

E. B. White

One spring morning a little girl called Fern rescues a runt and names him Wilbur. But then Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he meets Charlotte, a very clever and very beautiful large grey spider. They become best friends...

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 Read reviewMrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Robert C. O'Brien

They are not like other rats. They work at night, in secret ... Time is running out for Mrs Frisby. She must move her family of mice before the farmer destroys their home. But her youngest son, Timothy, is too ill to survive the...

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The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams, William Nicholson

In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer, asks one of the most knowledgeable toys, what being real means. Real isn't how you're made, says...

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The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. Please, asks the stranger, draw me a sheep. And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult...

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The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Penelope Lively

Kempe Bottles have been smashed, doors slammed and strange messages scrawled everywhere. And James is being blamed. It's not fair. Why won't his parents believe in ghosts? Because the ghost of Thomas Kempe is very real. And he's...

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The Animals of Farthing Wood

The Animals of Farthing Wood

Colin Dann

I think you're forgetting something, Adder' said Badger. 'Before we began our journey we all swore an oath, including you.' When bulldozers enter Farthing Wood, the animals must escape before their homes are destroyed. They...

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I Can Jump Puddles

I Can Jump Puddles

Alan Marshall

It amazed me that they would imagine I would never walk again. I knew what I was going to do. I was going to break in wild horses and yell 'Ho! Ho!' and wave my hat in the air, and I was going to write a book like The Coral...

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My Friend Flicka

My Friend Flicka

Mary O'Hara

When Ken is given a horse of his own, he thinks his dreams have come true. But Flicka is a proud and spirited foal - and everyone says she's no good. Can Ken tame his wild horse and earn her friendship?

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National Velvet

National Velvet

Enid Bagnold

Velvet Brown is a 14 year old girl living in small coastal village in the 1920s. She dreams of owning and training horses one day. When she and her friend Mi see a piebald horse jump a five foot fence, they decide to follow...

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 Read reviewThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Narrated by Huckleberry Finn himself, this exciting and action-packed adventure is the latest welcome addition to the Oxford Children's Classics series.

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Michael Foreman

Of all the tales of the Knights of the Round Table, the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is surely the most magical. Here are thrills and enchantment, chivalry and courage, a challenge and a quest. Its hero is the greatest...

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Beowulf

Beowulf

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Michael Foreman

The acclaimed author and illustrator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight return with an exhilarating edition of Britain's oldest epic. Full color.

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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Emma Chichester Clark

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.

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The Babar Collection: Five Classic Stories

The Babar Collection: Five Classic Stories

Jean De Brunhoff

A collection of French illustrated classics, which follow the adventures of Babar the elephant as he becomes king of his people, builds a city, founds a family and even meets Father Christmas.

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Mary-Mary

Mary-Mary

Joan G. Robinson

Featuring beloved forgotten favourite stories such as Mary-Mary Goes Visiting, Mary-Mary's Handbag, Mary-Mary Goes Away And Mary-Mary Is A Surprise, this title follows the misadventures of Mary-Mary, a little girl who knows rather...

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Silver Brumby Echoing

Silver Brumby Echoing

Elyne Mitchell

A further five Silver Brumby titles in one beautiful edition. THE SILVER BRUMBY CENTENARY EDITION and SILVER BRUMBY KINGDOM contain the first eight titles in the Silver Brumby series. This third volume contains the final five...

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Judith Kerr

This unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing Germany before the Second World War, is now available in a special hardback edition to celebrate the 90th birthday of its author Judith Kerr, with a reproduction of the original...

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Ash Road

Ash Road

Ivan Southall, Maurice Saxby

An action-packed Australian adventure story, about courage, friendship and survival in the face of a seemingly insurmountable bushfire.

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Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling, Robert Ingpen

In this sumptuous volume, which includes the often missing thirteenth story, The Tabu Tale (which Kipling added for the American edition in 1903). Kipling's unforgettable cast of extraordinary animal characters is brought to...

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The Blue Fairy Book

The Blue Fairy Book

Andrew Lang, H. J. Ford, P. Jacomb Hood

Suitable for children aged 10 to 13, this book is a collection of fairy tales, including Cinderella , Hansel and Gretel and Puss in Boots , as well as lesser-known tales such as the Yellow Dwarf , Toads and Diamonds and the...

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

Follows the beautiful 'Cool Britannia' edition of 2012. This title is suitable for collectors of art and Beatrix Potter alike.

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Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott, Daniel Shealy

More than a delightful girls' book, this richly annotated and illustrated edition of Little Women will instruct new and returning readers, young and old. Alcott scholar Daniel Shealy illuminates the novel's engagement with social...

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Noddy Classic Library: Noddy's Adventures

Noddy Classic Library: Noddy’s Adventures

Welcome back to Toyland and Noddys little adventures with some of the best friends around! These classic stories are sure to rekindle nostalgia in older readers, and are so adorable a whole new generation will fall in love

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Comet in Moominland

Comet in Moominland

Tove Jansson, Hugh Dennis

A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets out on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its...

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The Indian in the Cupboard

The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks

The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard

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The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

Oscar Wilde, Ritva Voutila

A magnificent new illustrated edition of Oscar Wilde's famous and moving story.

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 Read reviewBoy: Tales of Childhood

Boy: Tales of Childhood

Roald Dahl

This is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's early years at school and with his family. Like his stories, Dahl's childhood tales are unmissable. This edition has a great new Quentin Blake cover and a new end section of facts about...

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The Orchard Book of Aesop's Fables

The Orchard Book of Aesop’s Fables

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Emma Chichester Clark

Celebrating 10 years of this timeless collection of Aesop's favourite tales, retold by Michael Morpurgo - author of War Horse - and illustrated by renowned artist, Emma Chichester Clark.

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 Read reviewPippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children all over the world. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child,...

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The Silver Brumby Centenary Edition

The Silver Brumby Centenary Edition

Elyne Mitchell

To celebrate the centenary of Elyne Mitchell's birth, this special edition will contain the first four titles in the Silver Brumby series plus a specially commissioned biography of Elyne including family photographs. To many...

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The Muddleheaded Wombat

The Muddleheaded Wombat

Ruth Park, Noela Young

The Muddleheaded Wombat combines in one edition four of Ruth Park's much-loved classics, The Muddleheaded Wombat, The Muddleheaded Wombat at School, The Muddleheaded Wombat on Holiday and The Muddleheaded Wombat in the Treetops....

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Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

J. M. Barrie, Robert Ingpen, David Barrie

A classic story picture book that will appeal to boys as well as girls, illustrated by an award winning Australian illustrator. This is the Centenary edition which makes it an attractive collectors item. Ages 7+.

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Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Porter Eleanor, Marion Dane Bauer

When orphaned eleven-year-old Pollyanna comes to live with austere and wealthy Aunt Polly, her philosophy of gladness brings happiness to her aunt and other unhappy members of the community.

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 Special priceA Christmas Carol / A Christmas Tree

A Christmas Carol / A Christmas Tree

Charles Dickens, Robert Ingpen

This is a new edition of two classic Christmas stories by Charles Dickens with illustrations from a bestselling Australian master. Ages 10+. Robert Ingpen is an Australian illustrator.

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The Moomins and the Great Flood

The Moomins and the Great Flood

Tove Jansson

Moominmamma and young Moomintroll search for the long lost Moominpappa through forest and flood, meeting a little creature (an early Sniff) and the elegantly strange Tulippa along the way.

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 Read reviewSeven Little Australians

Seven Little Australians

Ethel Turner

If you imagine you are going to read of model children you had better lay down this book immediately. Not one of the seven is really good, for the very excellent reason that Australian children never are. Every so often, there...

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay

'Don't worry about us, Mam'selle dear,' smiled Miranda. 'We shall only be gone a very little while.' Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past.

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame, Robert Ingpen

This classic adventure story, set in early twentieth-century Britain, features the lovable characters Rat, Toad, Mole, and Badger. This edition celebrates 100 years of Wind in the Willows. Ages 7-10.

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The Audrey of the Outback Collection

The Audrey of the Outback Collection

Christine Harris, Ann James

Audrey is Australia's response to Pippi Longsticking. She is determined, mischievous, imaginative and inquisitive, and this bind-up will have every girl in the country wishing she lived in the outback. This gift edition comprises...

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Grimm Tales: For Young and Old

Grimm Tales: For Young and Old

Philip Pullman

In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a 'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant...

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling, Robert Ingpen

Rescued as an infant from Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes, Mowgli is brought up by the laws of the jungle. He learns how to hunt and how to speak the languages of the jungle creatures. Kipling's animal favourites are...

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne, Robert Ingpen

An unabridged edition of this classic tale, newly illustrated by one of Australia's greatest children's book illustrators! To fulfil a wager made at the Reform Club in London, Phileas Fogg and his newly appointed manservant,...

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The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

Emma Thompson

This numbered limited edition box contains two Peter Rabbit adventures. The Original Tale of Peter Rabbit is accompanied by The Further Tale, written by award-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson, and includes a signed...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Ian Fleming, Joe Berger

The original and best magical car is back on the road, with brilliant new illustrations by Joe Berger.

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Ingpen

Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of pirates, treasures and swashbuckling action on the high seas is the archetypal ripping yarn and continues to captivate readers of all ages.

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 Read reviewPippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children the world over. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child,...

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Ladybird Classics: Treasure Island

Ladybird Classics: Treasure Island

Abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, this title retains all the key events and characters of the Treasure Island story, including Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver and Ben Gunn, deadly...

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 Read reviewCharlotte Sometimes

Charlotte Sometimes

Penelope Farmer

It is Charlotte's first night at boarding school. But when she wakes up, the girl in the next bed is not the person who was sleeping there the evening before. And the new building outside her window seems to have metamorphosed...

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Ladybird Classics: The Secret Garden

Ladybird Classics: The Secret Garden

Abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, this title retains all the key parts of the story, including the mysterious, locked secret garden. It also features full-colour illustrations...

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Robert Ingpen

The story of a spoilt, neglected and sickly young girl, who comes to the home of Mr Craven, her widowed and grieving uncle. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning Robert Ingpen.

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Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Eleanor H. Porter

An endearing and heart-warming story about the orphan, Pollyanna, and her optimistic outlook on life and how she tries to spread goodwill among the townsfolk of Beldingsville.

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 Read reviewFrom the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler

E. L. Konigsburg

When Claudia and Jamie plan to run away from home, they decide that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would be a very comfortable place to live. So they settle in and soon find themselves in the middle of a controversy over the...

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Ursula Jones, Sarah Gibb

Enter a world of enchantment with this magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Award-winning author Ursula Jones tells the story with elegance and humour, capturing all the magic and excitement of this timeless fairy tale....

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Ladybird Classics: Gulliver's Travels

Ladybird Classics: Gulliver’s Travels

Abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, this title retains all the key parts of Gulliver's travels and adventures in the strange lands of Lilliput and Brobdingnag. It also features...

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The Magical World of Tolkien

The Magical World of Tolkien

Edward J. Kloczko, Krystal Camprubi

Enter Tolkien's fantastic universe and discover the characters of Tolkien's trilogy in a very interactive way!

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Ladybird Classics: Oliver Twist

Ladybird Classics: Oliver Twist

Abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, this title retains all the key parts of Oliver's adventures around Victorian London, including tangles with Fagin and his gang of thieves, pretty...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Robert Ingpen

A newly illustrated edition of this classic tale by one of Australia's greatest children's book illustrators. Ages 5+

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Ladybird Classics: Black Beauty

Ladybird Classics: Black Beauty

Abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, this book retains all the key parts of the story including Black Beauty's friendship with Ginger, his treatment at the hands of his owners, and...

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 Read reviewThe Owl and the Pussycat and Other Nonsense Rhymes

The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Nonsense Rhymes

Edward Lear, Robert Ingpen

Jump aboard the pea-green boat and enter the enchanting world of Edward Lear. This collection of Lear's best-loved nonsense verse is published to coincide with the Bicentenary of his birth in May 2012. Rediscover the Owl and the...

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Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian

Mum said war was a punishment from God for people's sins, so he'd better watch out. She didn't tell him what to watch out for, though. When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A...

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Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott, Rachell Sumpter, Jane Smiley

Presents the story of four sisters: independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; and precocious, beautiful Amy, the baby of the family. This title tells the story of these four little women and their wise...

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame, Gregory Maguire, MS Gillian Avery

A story of animal cunning and human camaraderie. It features cover art by painter and illustrator Rachell Sumpter, who brings a whimsical sensibility to the Threads.

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The Wizard of Oz: and Other Wonderful Books of Oz: the Emerald City of Oz and Glinda of Oz

The Wizard of Oz: and Other Wonderful Books of Oz: the Emerald City of Oz and Glinda of Oz

L. F. Baum, Professor Jack Zipes (University of Minnesota), Rachell Sumpter

Dorothy, together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the cowardly Lion, makes her journey along the Yellow Brick Road in search of the wonderful wizard. This book features cover art that brings a whimsical...

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The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen, Christian Birmingham

A story of a mermaid's thwarted love for a land-born prince, and her quest for an immortal soul that brings her face to face with an evil sea witch.

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Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

The sun-kissed prarie stretches out around the Ingalls family, smiling its welcome after their long, hard journey across America. But looks can be deceiving as they soon find that they must share the land with wild bears and...

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Tintin: The Complete Companion

Tintin: The Complete Companion

Michael Farr

This illustrated tribute to the famous Belgian strip and its creator shows side by side the drawings and references Herge used to establish credible backgrounds and realistic details. Explorations of the strip's themes and...

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The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

Lauren Child, Polly Borland

Explores the tale of the down-to-earth princess through a mix of artwork and photography to create a fairy tale to be treasured.

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery, Lauren Child

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her...

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Velveteen Rabbit

Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams

'Real isn't how you are made. It happens to you when a child loves you for a long time, not just to play with, but really loves you. Then you become Real.' Margery Williams' tale is a timeless classic, as dearly beloved as the...

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, John Lawrence

A story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage. It stars such characters as: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literature's most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and...

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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli

To be a real boy - that is the heart's desire of Pinocchio, a little wooden puppet carved by the old carpenter Geppetto out of a special piece of wood. But the wooden puppet is naughty, mischievous and bold, and has many...

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Magic Faraway Tree Collection: 3 Books in 1

Magic Faraway Tree Collection: 3 Books in 1

Enid Blyton

There's always a new land 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?

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Classic Fairy Tales

Classic Fairy Tales

Jane Ray, Berlie Doherty

Doherty's inspired retellings of some of the best-loved stories of all time come alive thanks to Ray's rich and vividly detailed illustrations. This gorgeous collection of offers a diversity of fairy tale worlds sure to engage...

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The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

Jerry Pinkney

Deals with an Aesop fable that is a favourite and familiar one: a mouse inadvertently disturbs a lion, who lets the mouse go... and is later himself freed by the mouse from a poacher's trap. This title presents a wordless version...

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Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

In a full-color collector's edition of the children's classic, the Ingalls family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a...

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Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there's tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there's Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March...

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Magic Faraway Tree Collection

Magic Faraway Tree Collection

The slipcase of all three in Enid Blyton's Classic
collection:

The Enchanted Wood
The Magic Faraway Tree
The Folk of the Faraway Tree

The Enchanted Wood
When Joe, Beth and...

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Aesop's Fables

Aesop’s Fables

Fulvio Testa

A collection of sixty Aesop's Fables. It includes The Fox and the Crow, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Ant and the Cicada, The Hare and the Tortoise and The Fox and the Stork.

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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar D'Aulaire, Michael Chabon

The Caldecott medal-winning d'Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends.

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Winnie-the-Pooh - The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems

Winnie-the-Pooh - The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems

A. A. Milne, E.H. Shepard

Edward Bear coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only...

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, John Lawrence

From the sleepy English coast, over the raging high seas, to a tropical island concealing a buried treasure, this title presents a story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage. It stars characters that include young Jim...

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Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian, Neil Reed

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered...

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His Dark Materials: Northern Lights ,  The Subtle Knife ,  The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights , The Subtle Knife , The Amber Spyglass

Phillip Pullman

Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a...

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Dr P L Travers, Mary Shepard

The first book about the beloved nanny Mary Poppins, who is practically perfect in every way!

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The Adventures of and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for detective Holmes. With his trusted & admiring friend, Dr Watson, at his side, he uses unique analytical gifts to confound...

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne

For a bet Phileas Fogg sets out with his servant Passeportout to achieve an incredible journey - from London to Paris, Brindisi, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York and back to London again, all...

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The Nursery Alice

The Nursery Alice

Lewis Carroll, Sir John Tenniel

The classic story for younger readers.

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain, Darren Shan

With an inspirational introduction by Darren Shan, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Ian Fleming

Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang isn't any ordinary car. It can think for itself! Chitty's owners, the Pott family, love adventures. But they've never come across gangsters and explosions and secret underground lairs before! So when they...

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Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff

Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and...

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Roger Green, Arthur Hall, John Boyne

Robin Hood, champion of the poor and oppressed, stands against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. Taking refuge in the vast Sherwood Forest with his band of men, he remains determined to outwit...

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The Enchanted Wood

The Enchanted Wood

Enid Blyton

Joe, Beth and Frannie return to the Enchanted Wood with their cousin Rick and set out on a whole raft of new adventures in the lands at the top of the Faraway Tree. And again they are joined by their friends Moon-Face, Saucepan...

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Magic Beach

Magic Beach

Alison Lester

Imagine a beach where you can swim, surf, splash through the waves, make sandcastles, hunt for treasures, explore rock-pools, fish from the jetty, and build a bonfire under the stars. Imagine a beach where adventure begins ... A...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. F. Baum, Robert Ingpen

Presented in English, this work helps you discover the wonderful world of Oz, along with the familiar characters that inhabit it.

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Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

A A Milne

Simplified Chinese edition of Winnie the Pooh, an A. A. Milne classic. In Simplified Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lauren Child

After the death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent back from India to live in her uncle's huge, gloomy house on the English moors. Mary is lonely and miserable until she stumbles upon her disabled cousin Colin, hidden away from...

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More Milly-Molly-Mandy

More Milly-Molly-Mandy

Joyce Lankester Brisley

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Milly-Molly-Mandy ...

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The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams

The timeless story of a child and his toy illustrated with original two-color drawings. Revised and updated for a new audience.

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Winnie-the-Pooh: The House at Pooh Corner

Winnie-the-Pooh: The House at Pooh Corner

A A Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends return to the Hundred Acre Wood for more classic adventures. They meet the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learn to play Poohsticks and set a trap for a Heffalump.

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Winnie-the-Pooh: When We Were Very Young

Winnie-the-Pooh: When We Were Very Young

A A Milne

This elegant book, larger in format than the classic editions, includes all of Ernest H. Shepard's illustrations, each meticulously hand-painted in delicate watercolors.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Emma Chichester Clark

In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. A lame orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats take over the town and how a...

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Now We are Six

Winnie-the-Pooh: Now We are Six

A A Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh: Now We Are Six Deluxe edition

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The Magic Faraway Tree

The Magic Faraway Tree

Enid Blyton

When Jo, Bessie and Fanny climb up to the top of the Faraway Tree, they meet Silky, Moon-Face and the Saucepan Man. Their new friends show them an exciting secret - how to visit lots of strange and magical lands, where they have...

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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Jack London, Melvin Burgess

Buck is forced into life as a sled dog, where he must fight for his survival. Can he rise above his enemies and become master of his realm? This edition features a new Introduction by Carnegie Medal-winner Burgess.

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. The four become the firmest of...

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sophie Dahl

After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. One day she learns of a secret garden in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary...

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before...

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery, Lauren Child

The Cuthberts are in for a shock. They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection...

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Oscar Wilde's Stories for All Ages

Oscar Wilde’s Stories for All Ages

Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Nicole Stewart

Selected and presented by one of Wilde's biggest fans, the book includes a foreword from Stephen Fry, as well as introductions to the stories themselves, explaining why they mean so much to him and why they should mean a lot to...

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The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales

The Orchard Book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark

Ten favourite fairy tales from the brothers Grimm.

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A Heaping Helping of Amelia Bedelia: Four Stories Tall

A Heaping Helping of Amelia Bedelia: Four Stories Tall

Peggy Parish

This treasury contains four beloved Amelia Bedelia books along with recipes, games, and more, in a big, beautiful package including a one-hour audio CD of the stories in the volume. Illustrations.

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A Year in Brambly Hedge

A Year in Brambly Hedge

Jill Barklem

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Brambly Hedge with this exquisite slipcase containing the first four classic picture books.

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 Read reviewThe Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales

Martin Waddell, Emma Chichester Clark

Welcome to the wonderful fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen...

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The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh

The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh

A. A. Milne, E. H. Shepard

Illustrated throughout with the original black and white line drawings, this title brings together two Winnie-the-Pooh stories.

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The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

Marcia Williams

Offers a treasure trove of Indian animal stories for children. In this title, eight individual stories form a magical collection of India's best-loved animal folk tales. It is taken from the three books of Indian folk tales - ...

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Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Alan Parker

Read the story behind the beloved film - now available in Essential Modern Classics.

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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

L. F. Baum, Charles Santore

Lets readers of different ages follow the Yellow Brick Road on a journey that takes them from Dorothy's grey Kansas home into the blue Munchkin land; the sparkling bejewelled Emerald City; the dark, foreboding forest and the...

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Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees

Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees

A. A. Milne, E.H. Shepard

The only reason Pooh knows for being a bee is for making honey, and the only reason for making honey is so Pooh can eat it. But Pooh's determination to find honey isn't always successful.

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The Joy of Fairy Tales

The Joy of Fairy Tales

The Worlds greatest Fairy Tales from countries far and wide.

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Ramayana: The Devine Loophole

Ramayana: The Devine Loophole

Sanjay Patel

Presents the story of Rama, the blue prince, who is an avatar of the god Vishnu, sent to earth to battle a terrible demon, Ravana.

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The Iron Man

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes, Laura Carlin

A stunning new version of a much-loved children's classic.

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The Bloomsbury Nursery Treasury

The Bloomsbury Nursery Treasury

Patricia Borlenghi, Eleanor Taylor

Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs are just a few of the wonderful retellings that populate this joyous collection of stories. Perfect for bedtime, teatime or just about any family time

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens, Brett Helquist

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

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Swedish Fairy Tales

Swedish Fairy Tales

John Bauer, Holger Lundbergh, Elsa Olenius

Wicked magicians, angry trolls, mysterious elves, and nimble gnomes are just a few of the characters that make up this charming collection of 29 Swedish fairytales. Full color.

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Barrie J.M. : Peter Pan(Us)

Barrie J.M. : Peter Pan(Us)

Barrie Gustatson

In this handsome edition of one of the best-loved children's stories, Gustafson's lavishly detailed paintings send readers right into the magical world of Neverland. All the unforgettable adventures of Peter Pan are captured in...

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Best-Loved Stories

Best-Loved Stories

Hans Christian Andersen, Isabelle Brent

A collection of classic fairy tales for the whole family

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Snow White

Snow White

Jane Ray

Snow White is one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time. This title presents a retelling of this tale.

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Thumbelina

Thumbelina

Brian Alderson, Bagram Ibatoulline

A childless woman visits a witch, who gives her a barleycorn - and hidden in its bloom is a tiny girl. For one so small, life is full of misadventures, as Thumbelina floats through the pages like a wisp on the wind, encountering...

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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi, Umberto Eco, Geoffrey Brock

Pinocchio the novel, no less than Pinocchio the character, is one of the great inventions of modern literature. The book merges the traditions of the picaresque, of street theater, and of folk and fairy tales into a work that is...

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Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi is the only girl in the world who can do exactly what she likes. She is nine years old and lives in a cottage with a horse and a monkey. Her friends Tommy and Annika have to go to school and go to bed when they're told, but...

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Iron Hans

Iron Hans

Stephen Mitchell, Matt Tavares

A strange giant, a mysterious curse and a lost prince all feature in this beautifully illustrated edition of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

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