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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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 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 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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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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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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 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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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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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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 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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 Special priceTreasure 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 Joy of Fairy Tales

The Joy of Fairy Tales

The Worlds greatest Fairy Tales from countries far and wide.

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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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