Vintage Classics Children's Collection

 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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 Special priceBlack Hearts in Battersea

Black Hearts in Battersea

Joan Aitken

Simon is determined to become a painter when he grows up so he sets off to London to make his fortune. But the city is plagued by wolves and mysterious disappearances. The Twite household, where Simon is lodging, seems shifty....

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 Special priceThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century.

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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 priceA Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A classic story filtered through a boldly theatrical imagination.

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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

Just because something's not magic doesn't mean it can't be magical...Juliet's a worrywart, and no wonder! Her little sister, Oaf, follows her around taking notes and singing 'The Irritating Song' all day long. Her parents are...

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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 priceThe Railway Children

The Railway Children

E. Nesbit

When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. Each day the children wave at the passing London...

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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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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken

Can you go a little faster? Can you run? Long ago, at a time in history that never happened, England was overrun with wolves. But as Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia discover, real danger often lies closer to home. Their new...

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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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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

John Boyne

Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence?...

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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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Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

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

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Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

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

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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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