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 Special priceThe Book of Complete Nonsense

The Book of Complete Nonsense

Come bathe in stew, and dine on meals of eels or worms or jellied gnats, See shoes and ships and sealing wax and fuzzy bears and owls and cats, Depart for the Land where the Bong Tree grows or the Land of Bumbley Boo Find sky in...

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 Special priceThe Wind on the Moon

The Wind on the Moon

Eric Linklater

When the wind on the moon blew straight into Dinah and Dorinda's hearts it meant that they couldn't help but behave badly for a whole year. Transformed into kangaroos, they terrorise the sleepy town of Midmeddlecum with glee. But...

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 Special priceThe Dark is Rising

The Dark is Rising

Susan Cooper

It's Christmas time in the Stanton family house: carol singing, good cheer. But for eleven-year-old Will Stanton something sinister has begun, inching round his subconscious, shouting silent warnings he can't decipher. Then on...

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 Special priceHaroun and Luka

Haroun and Luka

Salman Rushdie

Haroun: What's the use of stories that aren't even true? I asked that question and the Unthinkable Thing happened: my father can't tell stories anymore. That means no more laughter in the city of Alifbay and now the place stinks...

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Heidi

Heidi

Johanna Spyri

A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.

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 Special priceEmil and the Three Twins

Emil and the Three Twins

Erich Kastner

In this story Emil and his friends 'the detectives' meet a team of acrobats, 'the three Byrons', and discover by accident that the father is planning to desert one of them. So they come to the rescue, but not before they've been...

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 Special priceFive Children and it

Five Children and it

E. Nesbit

When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient Sand-fairy. Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day....

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 Special priceWinter Holiday

Winter Holiday

Arthur Ransome

Follows the adventures of two groups of children who spend a winter holiday by a great lake next to the mountains.

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The Worry Tree

The Worry Tree

Marianne Musgrove

Juliet is a worrywart--she's so stressed that she can't fit in any more worries. Behind the wallpaper in her bedroom, Juliet uncovers an old painting of a very special tree that may help her solve some of life's big problems....

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 Special priceA Certain Music

A Certain Music

Celeste Walters

A fairytale in the tradition of Hans Christian Andersen - heart-warming and enchanting. It is 1821 and the child is a loner who spends her time hiding in the Vienna Woods until she spies an old man - a music maker. And so begins...

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 Special priceThe Wish Pony

The Wish Pony

Catherine Bateson

When the balloon was born I was going to tell it exactly what I thought about it, how sick it made my mother and how it had ruined my life. Ruby's mum is having a baby, but why does she need one of those when's already got a Ruby?...

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 Special priceI Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

Cassandra's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. Their step-mother Topaz has...

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 Special priceEmil and the Detectives

Emil and the Detectives

Erich Kastner

If Mrs Tischbein had known the adventures her son Emil would have in Berlin, she'd never have let him go. Unfortunately, when his seven pounds goes missing on the train, Emil is determined to get it back - and when he teams up...

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 Special price 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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 Special priceThe Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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 Special priceSwallowdale

Swallowdale

Arthur Ransome

The Swallows return to the lake for another summer camping on their island alongside their allies, the Amazon pirates. But the Swallows find themselves marooned ashore by the shipwreck of their boat. If they can't have the island,...

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 Special priceSwallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

John, Susan, Titty and Roger sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. Exploring and playing sailors is an adventure in itself but the island holds more excitement in store. Two fierce Amazon...

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 Special priceA Brief History of Montmaray

A Brief History of Montmaray

Michelle Cooper

Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual cousin Veronica, and Veronica's father, the completely mad King John....

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

When young Jim Hawkins discovers a map showing the way to Captain Flint's treasure, he and Squire Trelawney set sail on the Hispaniola to search for the gold. Little do they know that among their crew is the dastardly pirate Long...

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 Special priceLittle Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Reprint. Originally published: New York: Baronet Books, c1989.

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 Special priceThe Wind in the Willows: Book 5

The Wind in the Willows: Book 5

Kenneth Grahame

Tired of spring cleaning, Mole ventures above ground into the warm sunshine, and happens upon his friend Ratty. Together they picnic on the sparkling, burbling river, brave the sinister Wild Wood in wintertime to visit the...

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 Special priceBlack Beauty

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Reprint. Originally published: New York: Baronet Books, c1987.

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 Special priceWhat Katy Did

What Katy Did

Susan Coolidge

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 Special priceThe Silver Sword

The Silver Sword

Ian Serraillier

Having lost their parents in the chaos of war, Ruth, Edek and Bronia are left alone to fend for themselves and hide from the Nazis amid the rubble and ruins of their city. They meet a ragged orphan boy, Jan, who treasures a...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

In the nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking-Glass kingdom, order is turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig; time is abandoned at a tea-party; and a chaotic game of chess makes a 7-year-old a Queen.

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