Kids' Classics

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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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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Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Robert 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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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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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 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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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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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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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

A dazzling retelling of one of the greatest Arthurian legends. A magical story from the tales of the Knights of the Round Table. Here are thrills and enchantment, chivalry and courage, a challenge and a quest. Its hero is the...

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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

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 titles: DANCING BRUMBY BRUMBIES OF THE NIGHT DANCING BRUMBY'S...

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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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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 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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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 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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The Silver Brumby Centenary Edition

The Silver Brumby Centenary Edition

Elyne Mitchell

To many people the name Elyne Mitchell is synonymous with The Silver Brumby, the timeless classic that has captivated the hearts and imaginations of young readers since it was first published in 1958. This special edition has...

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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

The third edition of a story set in Australia in the 1890s, where the seven Woolcot children live with their widowed father and his new wife in a large, rambling house. The children refuse to be tamed - until one terrible,...

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay

On St Valentine's day in 1900, a party of Australian schoolgirls set off with two schoolmistresses on a picnic to a place called Hanging Rock. Some were never to return. What began as a pleasant and happy day out ended in terror.

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Playing Beatie Bow

Playing Beatie Bow

Ruth Park

An Australian time-travelling classic where Sydney girl Abigail suddenly finds herself back in the early nineteenth century.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

Emma Thompson

Peter Rabbit squeezes under the gate into Mr McGregor's garden and is carted away from his beloved Lake District to the Scottish lowlands. This plucky little rabbit soon finds himself in the middle of a great big, brand new...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Snow White

Snow White

Jane Ray

In exquisite three-dimensional scenes, Ray retells and illuminates the story of Snow White. Six intricate spreads of delicate paper layers let children peer in the palace window at the wicked queen with her mirror, watch Snow...

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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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