Andy, Terry & Jill's favourite children's books

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world. Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Illustrated with Interactive Elements): & Through the Looking-Glass

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Illustrated with Interactive Elements): & Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll, Minalima

Part of the Everyman series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text...

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Treasure Island: Puffin Clothbound Classics

Treasure Island: Puffin Clothbound Classics

Robert Louis Stevenson

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

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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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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web

E. B. White, Garth Williams

Tells the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur and of Wilbur's dear friend, Charlotte A Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider.

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The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

The one and only Cat in the Hat from the iconic Dr. Seuss gets a brand new look for his 60th birthday, introducing his roller-coaster ride of mayhem to a new generation of readers.

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The Magic Pudding

The Magic Pudding

Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay's timeless classic follows the adventures of debonair young koala Bunyip Bluegum, sailor Bill Barnacle and penguin Sam Sawnoff - owners of the much-desired Magic Puddin' Albert - who try to outwit Possum and Wombat,...

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 Special pricePinocchio

Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi, E. Harden, John Boyne

The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child.

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The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair

The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair

Enid Blyton, Mark Beech

By popular demand, these vintage editions of Enid Blyton's most treasured stories are finally back in print. These are the editions that many will remember from their childhoods. Parents and grandparents will swoon with nostalgia...

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Frog and Toad: The Complete Collection

Frog and Toad: The Complete Collection

Arnold Lobel, Julia Donaldson

A beautiful hardback gift to treasure. This collection brings together all of Arnold Lobel's engaging, warm and funny stories about Frog and Toad, and features a special foreword by Julia Donaldson.

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The House at Pooh Corner

The House at Pooh Corner

A. A. Milne

One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet's house to see what Piglet was doing.'

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The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand

Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson

Once upon a time in Spain, there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand...

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James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the...

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Finn Family Moomintroll

Finn Family Moomintroll

Tove Jansson

Poor little chap! He had been turned into a very strange animal indeed... Although they're small, fat and shy creatures, Moomins have the most amazing adventures. It all begins when Moominpappa tries on a magic hat that makes...

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My Very First Mother Goose

My Very First Mother Goose

Iona Opie, Rosemary Wells

Divided into four sections, this anthology contains more than 60 of the most colourful and best-loved nursery rhymes, including Humpty Dumpty and Hey Diddle, Diddle . These are illustrated with watercolour pictures of...

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Crockett Johnson

One of the launch titles in the amazing new Essential Picture Book Classics list from HarperCollins, this book is full of funny twists and surprises as young Harold draws himself some wonderful adventures.

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The Magic Faraway Tree

The Magic Faraway Tree

Enid Blyton

When Joe, Beth and Frannie 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 Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

A full-colour paperback edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, book two in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with full-colour cover and interior art by the original...

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Asterix: Asterix The Gaul: Album 1

Asterix: Asterix The Gaul: Album 1

Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Gaul was divided into three parts. No, four parts - for one small village of indomitable Gauls still held out against the Roman invaders. When Getafix is kidnapped by the Romans, Asterix penetrates their camp to rescue him...

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Dr. Seuss

From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere in this hilarious exploration of simple concepts from the irrepressible Dr. Seuss.

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Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire

Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire

Andy Stanton, David Tazzyman

Completely hilarious ... kind of The League of Gentlemen for kids' Zoe Ball Shabba me whiskers! It's a bold new look for Mr Gum, the best-selling cult classic, ready for a new generation of...

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The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

Norman Hunter

Rediscover Professor Branestawm this Christmas - soon to become a brand new drama on BBC ONE written by Charlie Higson and starring Harry Hill 'Once you started anything in Professor Branestawm's house you never knew when it...

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The Adventures of Tintin Volume 4

The Adventures of Tintin Volume 4

Herge

Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in his exciting adventures as races to claim a mysterious meteorite in The Shooting Star, and uncovers a lost pirate's hoard in the two-part story The Secret of the Unicorn and Red...

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

Grimms' Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm

Once upon a time there was a book, and inside the book were princes who had been turned into frogs or ferocious beasts, princesses so beautiful they astonished the sun, faithful sweethearts and evil stepmothers, giants taller than...

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Struwwelpeter

Struwwelpeter

Heinrich Hoffmann

The classic book of cautionary tales - now available in a luxury paperback edition.

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The Borrowers

The Borrowers

Mary Norton, Sian Bailey, Judith Elkin

Arrietty's father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls weren't supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty was an only child her father broke...

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

Eustace found himself standing on the picture frame - in front of him was not glass but real sea. When Lucy, Edmund and their awful cousin Eustace are suddenly swept into the picture of a sailing ship, they find themselves in the...

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A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

Michael Bond, Peggy Fortnum

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star!

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The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel, Martin Gardner

Bringing together a lifetime's work on Lewis Carroll, this work looks at Carroll's puzzles and games of logic and focuses on topics ranging from Alice's influence on the Beat poet, Jack Kerouac to how mercury in hat linings turned...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell

On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and...

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Asterix and Cleopatra: Album 6

Asterix and Cleopatra: Album 6

Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

The sixth album chronicling the adventures of Asterix and friends.

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Asterix in Britain: Album 8

Asterix in Britain: Album 8

Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

The eighth album chronicling the adventures of Asterix and friends.

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The Complete Borrowers

The Complete Borrowers

Mary Norton

The Borrowers own nothing at all; they live in the secret places of quiet old houses - behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. Everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans', who don't...

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Uncle

Uncle

J.P. Martin, Quentin Blake

Unimaginably rich, invariably swathed in a magnificent purple dressing-gown, Uncle oversees a vast ramshackle castle full of friendly kooks while struggling to fend off the sneak attacks of the incorrigible Badfort Crowd.

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How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen

How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen

Russell Hoban, Sir Quentin Blake

A classic tale of the triumph of fooling-around fun over humourless no-nonsense adult disapproval!

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