Kids' classics

The Song of Seven

The Song of Seven

Tonke Dragt (Author), Laura Watkinson (Translator)

Seven paths. Seven unlikely friends. One extraordinary adventure.

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All In The Blue Unclouded Weather

All In The Blue Unclouded Weather

Robin Klein, Amie Kaufman

The funny and realistic adventures of four spirited sisters, growing up in an Australian country town in the 1940s.

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The Sky In Silver Lace

The Sky In Silver Lace

Robin Klein, Alice Pung

Final Melling sisters novel--Grace, Heather, Cathy and Vivienne leave the freedom of rural Australia for new life in the city.

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Dresses Of Red And Gold

Dresses Of Red And Gold

Robin Klein, Fiona Wood

The irrepressible Mellings sisters' escapades continue as they encounter the challenges of puberty in small town Australia in the 1940s.

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 Read reviewCame Back To Show You I Could Fly

Came Back To Show You I Could Fly

Robin Klein, Simmone Howell

An unlikely friendship, between a young boy Seymour and the older Angie, shows the human side of addiction.

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Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away

Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away

Helene Druvert

A whimsical journey over, under, and through London with Mary Poppins

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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 Moomin pappa tries on a magic hat that makes...

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The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

Small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Through the pages of an old book he discovers a mysterious world of enchantment - but a world that is falling into decay. The great...

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The Owl Service

The Owl Service

Alan Garner

This is a combination of mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships.

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The Poky Little Puppy

The Poky Little Puppy

Janette Sebring Lowrey, Gustaf Tenggren

The classic Little Golden Book is now an oversized board book. Young children will love the big, sturdy pages and Tenggren's vintage illustrations. This book is ideal for reading aloud to anyone who likes playful puppies. Full...

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Gifts from the Gods

Gifts from the Gods

Lise Lunge-Larsen, Gareth Hinds

That Janus was the god of doorways and hallways, and after him we have named janitors? Where did these words and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, and echo, come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks -...

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Serpents and Werewolves: Tales of Animal Shape-shifters from Around the World

Serpents and Werewolves: Tales of Animal Shape-shifters from Around the World

Lari Don, Francesca Greenwood

A brilliant collection of folk tales: from the girl whose stepmother turned her into a dragon, to the werewolf's bride, and the god who became a fish but was caught in his own net... Stories from the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia...

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The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans

Hans Christian Andersen, Misha Hoekstra

The wild swans. Eleven brothers who've been turned into swans by their evil stepmother are saved by their beautiful sister.

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Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Agnese Baruzzi

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The Dragon's Hoard: Stories from the Viking Sagas

The Dragon’s Hoard: Stories from the Viking Sagas

Lari Don, Cate James

Eleven amazing stories from the Viking Sagas, packed with warriors and battles, heroes and heroines, Berserkers, monsters and zombies. AND LOTS OF MAGIC.

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The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia

C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

The Chronicles of Narnia have enchanted millions of readers over the last fifty years and the magical events described in C.S. Lewis's immortal prose have left many a lasting memory for adults and children alike.

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Winnie the Pooh: The Best Bear in all the World

Winnie the Pooh: The Best Bear in all the World

A. A. Milne, Kate Saunders, Brian Sibley, Paul Bright, Jeanne Willis

Celebrates 90 years of Winnie-the-Pooh. This title features stories from some of the most beloved children's authors writing today: each will transport you back into the Hundred Acre Wood for more adventures with Winnie-the-Pooh,...

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Olga da Polga Gift Edition

Olga da Polga Gift Edition

Michael Bond, Catherine Rayner

From the very beginning there was not the slightest doubt that Olga da Polga was the sort of guinea-pig who would go places. Michael Bond's guinea-pig has been charming readers for more than 40 years. Catherine Rayner...

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The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey

The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey

Carlo Collodi, Alessandro Gallenzi, Axel Scheffler

Collodi wrote this story immediately after Pinocchio, and the little monkey's adventures present clear similarities, both in terms of themes and characters, with his more celebrated masterpiece. This rediscovered gem of Italian...

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 Read reviewThe Weirdstone of Brisingamen

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Alan Garner

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time.

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A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.

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Aladdin

Aladdin

Francesca Rossi

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 Special priceThe Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

Sarah Massini, Margery Williams

This lavishly illustrated version of Margery Williams' classic tale is the first in a series of Nosy Crow classics, created with high production values and beautiful art, to bring old favourites to a new generation.

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Tomi Ungerer: A Treasury of 8 Books

Tomi Ungerer: A Treasury of 8 Books

Tomi Ungerer, Meagan Bennett

Eight classic picture books by the legendary author, brought together in one lavish slipcased volume

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A Finder's Magic

A Finder’s Magic

Philippa Pearce, Helen Craig

A beautifully crafted fantastical mystery from Philippa Pearce, one of the twentieth century's greatest children's novelists, with beautiful illustrations by Helen Craig.

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Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales

Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales

Kate Forrester

This beautifully illustrated hardcover presents 16 traditional fairy tales from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales. Sourced from late 19th and early 20th century collections, these stories are full of wit, adventure, and the...

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The Fairy Caravan

The Fairy Caravan

Beatrix Potter

A facsimile of the original Beatrix Potter story of a miniature circus.

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The Curious Explorer's Guide to the Moominhouse

The Curious Explorer’s Guide to the Moominhouse

Welcome to the Moominhouse! Full of secrets and extraordinary creatures, the curious explorer is rewarded by magical discoveries... Little My is looking for her friend Moomintroll - where can he be?

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Matilda

Matilda

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for...

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Hoffmann E.T.A., Ingpen Robert

Captures better than any other story a child's wonder at Christmas. This book features enchanting images of sugar plums and nutcrackers, mistletoe and the Kingdom of the Dolls - continues to cast its fantastical spell on readers...

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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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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

P. L. Travers

This slipcase, using original artwork, contains all six original Mary Poppins stories: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins in the Park, Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane / Mary Poppins...

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The Magic Faraway Tree Collection

The Magic Faraway Tree Collection

Enid Blyton

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Complete Adventures of Curious George 75th Anniversary Edition

Complete Adventures of Curious George 75th Anniversary Edition

H.A. Rey, Margret Rey

The adventures of the ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat.

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The Tale of Kitty In Boots

The Tale of Kitty In Boots

Beatrix Potter, Quentin Blake

Told with Beatrix Potter's trademark dry humour and wry observations, this brilliant tale is sure to become as popular as her original classics and is illustrated by the best-loved Quentin Blake.

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore Loses a Tail

Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore Loses a Tail

A. A. Milne, E. H. Shepard

Well either a tail is there or it isn't there. You can't make a mistake about it, and yours isn't there! [said Pooh]. Eeyore's tail has gone missing and Pooh promises to find it in this charming Winnie-the-Pooh story by A. A....

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Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Stories

Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Stories

Andrew Grey

It's Christmas in the Hundred Acre Wood, and Pooh and his friends are ready to have some snowy adventures! Join them as they build a house for Eeyore, have fun in the snow and receive some mysterious invitations ... This book...

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Belle and Sebastien: The Child of the Mountains

Belle and Sebastien: The Child of the Mountains

Cecile Aubry, Gregory Norminton

First published in 1965 to coincide with the internationally successful television series of the same name, Belle and Sebastien is a heart-warming story of camaraderie, adventure and freedom.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Anna Bond

Follow Alice's adventures as she disappears down a rabbit-hole and meets a cast of curious characters including White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat. Lewis Carroll's timeless classic, complete and unabridged, fully...

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The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

Robert Leeson, Christina Balit

The king of Baghdad trusts no woman. Each night he takes a new bride, only to execute her in the morning. Brave Shahrazad offers herself as his bride, and captures the king's heart by telling stories.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark

A beautiful new edition of this classic retelling by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark.

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling, Nicola Bayley

A stunning edition of Rudyard Kipling's century-old classic stories about Mowgli the man-cub, illustrated in exquisite detail by Nicola Bayley.

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Five on a Treasure Island: Book 1, Gift Edition

Five on a Treasure Island: Book 1, Gift Edition

Enid Blyton, Babette Cole

A beautiful full-colour edition of the first Famous Five novel featuring Quentin Blake's popular cover and brand new illustrations by Babette Cole, bestselling creator of Princess Smartypants.

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 Read reviewThe Hundred and One Dalmatians: with illustrations by Alex T Smith

The Hundred and One Dalmatians: with illustrations by Alex T Smith

Dodie Smith, Alex T. Smith

Cruella de Vil is enough to frighten the spots off a Dalmatian puppy. So when she steals a whole family of them, the puppies' parents, Pongo and Missus, lose no time in mounting a daring rescue mission. Will they be in time to...

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 Read reviewThe Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories

The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories

Joan Aiken, Peter Bailey

Joan Aiken, classic author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, wrote the Armitage family stories all throughout her life - from when she was a teenager onwards. This is the first time the stories have been collected together in our...

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The Wind in the Willows: Faber Children's Classics

The Wind in the Willows: Faber Children’s Classics

Kenneth Grahame

Toad has always been a silly sort of fellow. But when his latest obsession with motor cars - the faster the better - threatens to lead him to disaster, it is up to Toad's good friends Mole, Ratty and Badger to get him under...

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 Read reviewMoondial

Moondial

Helen Cresswell

Even before she came to Belton, Minty Cane had known that she was a witch, or something very like it... Minty is the kind of girl who notices things. On night-time jaunts from the house where she's staying while her mother...

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Black Beauty: Faber Children's Classics

Black Beauty: Faber Children’s Classics

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is born in a beautiful meadow and cared for by gentle humans. But life takes him far from home, from the stable of a gentleman, to gruelling work as a cab horse in the city. Where will Black Beauty's journey lead him...

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Alice'S Adventures in Wonderland: Faber Children's Classics

Alice’S Adventures in Wonderland: Faber Children’s Classics

Lewis Carroll

When Alice takes a tumble following the White Rabbit, she finds herself in a world in which nothing is what it is, because everything is what it isn't. But can Alice make sense of the nonsense in the land of the Mad Hatter, the...

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Tales from Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare

Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare's best-loved plays in her trademark witty, accessible style.

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Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Eleanor H. Porter

When her father dies, Pollyanna is sent to live with her stern Aunt Polly. She is poor, orphaned and alone but Pollyanna just feels lucky to have an aunt at all. The truth is that her dear father, before he died, taught her a...

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Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the class, but when a girl named Leslie Burke moves into the neighbouring farm his life changes forever. Even though she runs faster than him, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay -...

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Madame Doubtfire

Madame Doubtfire

Anne Fine

Lydia, Christopher and Natalie are used to domestic turmoil. Their parents' divorce has not made family life any easier in either home. The children bounce to and from their volatile mother, Miranda, and their out-of-work actor...

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Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil are sisters - with a difference. All three were adopted as babies by Great Uncle Matthew, an eccentric and rich explorer who then disappeared, leaving them in the care of his niece Sylvia. The...

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Sir J. M. Barrie, Minalima Ltd.

When Peter Pan arrives at the Darling home, he teaches Wendy, John and Michael to fly. They journey to Never-land, the country where the lost boys live who never grow up. There are mermaids and redskins and pirates, the most evil...

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E.L. Konigsburg, Nathan Burton

The million-selling, award-winning classic novel - finally available again in the UK!

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Enid Blyton's Magical Treasury

Enid Blyton’s Magical Treasury

Emma Chichester Clark, Enid Blyton

A stunning gift book that brings popular and little-known Blyton stories together with new illustrations by one of our best-loved illustrators.

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Mio, My Son

Mio, My Son

Astrid Lindgren, Ilon Wikland

Originally published in Swedish by Rabeen & Sjeogren in 1954 under title: Mio, min Mio.

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Famous Five Annual

Famous Five Annual

Enid Blyton

A whole year of Famous Five fun for new and old readers - with stories, puzzles, quizzes and full-colour illustrations.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Board Book

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Board Book

Lewis Carroll, Alison Jay

This board book is the perfect first introduction to Alice. Babies and toddlers will love the playful and quirky characters Alison Jay brings to life with her own unique perspective. Alice, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and...

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Seacrow Island

Seacrow Island

Astrid Lindgren, Evelyn Ramsden

Originally published in Swedish by Rabeen & Sjeogren in 1964 under title: Vi pea Saltkreakan.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Sir John Tenniel

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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Watership Down

Richard Adams, Aldo Galli

The first full-colour illustrated edition of a celebrated modern classic and international bestseller

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 Read reviewThe Letter for the King

The Letter for the King

Tonke Dragt (Author), Laura Watkinson (Translator)

The classic fantasy novel, acclaimed as a Sunday Times, Times and Metro Book of the Year, now in paperback!

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The It Doesn't Matter Suit and Other Stories

The It Doesn’t Matter Suit and Other Stories

Sylvia Plath

Little Max Nix is on a quest to find the perfect suit he can go ice-fishing, cow-milking and town-walking in.

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A Traveller in Time

A Traveller in Time

Alison Uttley

Penelope lives in the 20th Century, and it is only when she visits Thackers, a remote, ancient farmhouse, that she finds herself travelling back in time to join the lives of the Babington family, and watching helplessly as tragic...

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Annie

Annie

Thomas Meehan

It's 1933 and for as long as she can remember, 11 year old Annie has believed that her mother and father would come back to her New York City orphanage to get her. But mean Miss Hannigan the headmistress is making Annie's life a...

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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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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 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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Walkabout

Walkabout

James Vance Marshall

Mary and her young brother Peter are the only survivors of an air crash in the middle of the Australian outback. Facing death from exhaustion and starvation, they meet an aboriginal boy who helps them to survive, and guides them...

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Magic Faraway Tree Collection: 3 Books in 1

Magic Faraway Tree Collection: 3 Books in 1

Enid Blyton

Come on an amazing adventure to the Enchanted Wood where you can climb the Faraway Tree and meet Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy. There's always a new land at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells,...

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Jules Verne

An ancient book is opened by the eccentric Professor Lidenbrock and his life - and the life of his nephew Axel - is changed for ever. An old piece of paper has tumbled from the book, a priceless parchment that will lead them on a...

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The 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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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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The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lauren Child, 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. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the...

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The Indian in the Cupboard

The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks

The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard

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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 with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell...

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The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

Jerry Pinkney

A stunning, wordless version of one of Aesop's best-loved fables, from one of America's most acclaimed artists.

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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum, Cornelia Funke

Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and...

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 Read reviewPippi Longstocking Gift Edition

Pippi Longstocking Gift Edition

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 all over the world. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child,...

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 Read reviewPippi Longstocking Small Gift Edition

Pippi Longstocking Small Gift Edition

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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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Louis Stevenson Robert, Ingpen Robert

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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A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Adeline Yen Mah

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to...

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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi, Umberto Eco, Geoffrey Brock

Pinocchio the novel, no less than Pinocchio the character, is one of the great inventions of modern literature. The book merges the traditions of the picaresque, of street theater, and of folk and fairy tales into a work that is...

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King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

Dr Roger Lancelyn Green, David Almond

King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, this book attempts to bring the world of...

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, Eoin Colfer, Matt Jones

Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild...

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 Read reviewLooking for Alibrandi

Looking for Alibrandi

Melina Marchetta

A third generation Italian/Australian girl tells the story of her final school years and how she comes to terms with her family, her culture and her sexuality. Author's 1st novel

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Love from Paddington

Love from Paddington

Michael Bond

Sealed with a sticky paw! First class correspondence from the nation's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star!

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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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 Read reviewI 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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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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 Special priceAnne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

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 Read reviewCharlotte Sometimes

Charlotte Sometimes

Penelope Farmer

It is Charlotte's first night at boarding school. But when she wakes up, the girl in the next bed is not the person who was sleeping there the evening before. And the new building outside her window seems to have metamorphosed...

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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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Heidi

Heidi

Johanna Spyri

At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the...

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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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Fairy Tales from around the World: Cinderella

Fairy Tales from around the World: Cinderella

Cari Meister, Carolina Farias, Valentina Belloni, Polona Kosec, Eva Montanari

Retells the classic French version of Cinderella, along with three similar tales: Rhodopis from Egypt, Yeh-Shen from China, and Little Burnt Face from the Micmac Indians of the Canadian Maritimes.

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A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father gain, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to...

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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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The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster

When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, he's delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school. And when he opens it to find - as the label states - One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth, he gets right into his...

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Fairy Tales from around the World: Rapunzel

Fairy Tales from around the World: Rapunzel

Cari Meister, Valentina Belloni, Eva Montanari, Colleen Madden

Retells the classic German tale of Rapunzel in the tower, along with the similar tales of Clotilde from the Philippines, and Petrosinella from Italy.

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Fairy Tales from around the World: Little Red Riding Hood

Fairy Tales from around the World: Little Red Riding Hood

Jessica Gunderson, Eva Montanari, Colleen Madden

Retells the classic German version of the fairy tale of a girl and a wolf, along with similar tales from Italy and Taiwan.

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The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

May Gibbs

The complete adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie is undoubtedly one of Australia's best loved children's books. Since its publication in 1918 generations of Australian children have been captivated by the fantasy world of May...

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Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

In a full-color collector's edition of the children's classic, the Ingalls family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a...

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Nonsense Limericks

Nonsense Limericks

Edward Lear, Arthur Robins

There was an old man on the Border, Who lived in the utmost disorder; He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat, Which vexed all the folks on the Border.

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Faery Tales

Faery Tales

Carol Ann Duffy, Tomislav Tomic

Once upon a time, there was a rich merchant who had three daughters. The girls were just as clever as they were bella and none more so than the youngest, whose name was Beauty.

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The Magic Pudding

The Magic Pudding

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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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti

A visually stunning reimagining of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Lorenzo Mattotti.

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Fairy Tales from around the World: Snow White

Fairy Tales from around the World: Snow White

Jessica Gunderson, Colleen Madden, Eva Montanari, Valentina Belloni

Retells the classic German version of Snow White, together with three similar tales--Marigo of the Forty Dragons from Albania, The unnatural mother and the girl with a star on her forehead from Mozambique, and The magic needle...

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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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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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His Dark Materials trilogy: Northern Light, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials trilogy: Northern Light, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass

Phillip Pullman

Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a...

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Magic Beach 20th Anniversary Ed

Magic Beach 20th Anniversary Ed

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 Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics edition

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics edition

Joyce Lankester Brisley

Meet Milly-Molly-Mandy in this beautiful Macmillan Classics edition.

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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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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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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

T. S. Eliot, Rebecca Ashdown

Suitable for a child's bookshelf and as a companion to the stage show, this title features Macavity, the Mystery Cat; Mr Mistofelees, the Original Conjuring Cat; Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer and all the gang.

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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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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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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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Pippi Longstocking Small Gift Edition

Pippi Longstocking Small Gift Edition

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi is the only girl in the world who can do exactly what she likes. She is nine years old and lives in a cottage with a horse and a monkey. Her friends Tommy and Annika have to go to school and go to bed when they're told, but...

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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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Fly 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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The Wishing-Chair Again

The Wishing-Chair Again

Enid Blyton

Mollie and Peter have a thrilling secret. The chair in their playroom is a magic Wishing Chair. When they sit in it and wish, it grows wings and takes them on lots of exciting adventures.

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Wic: Classic Fairy Tales

Wic: Classic Fairy Tales

Jane Ray, Berlie Doherty

Walker Illustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious...

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On the Banks of Plum Creek

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

After all their travelling the Ingalls family have found a place to settle - Plum Creek. Now Mary and Laura can go to school as there's a town close by. But how will they settle in such a busy place after the wild lands in which...

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Wic: Pinocchio

Wic: Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli, Emma Rose

Walker Illustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious...

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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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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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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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Beowulf

Beowulf

Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman

The epic Anglo-Saxon legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author/illustrator team.

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman

The classic Arthurian legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author/illustrator team.

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The Muddleheaded Wombat

The Muddleheaded Wombat

Ruth Park, Noela Young

The Muddleheaded Wombat combines in one edition four of Ruth Park's much-loved classics, The Muddleheaded Wombat, The Muddleheaded Wombat at School, The Muddleheaded Wombat on Holiday and The Muddleheaded Wombat in the Treetops....

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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 Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark

A spell-binding modern retelling of a classic children's tale by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark.

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Comet in Moominland

Comet in Moominland

Tove Jansson, Hugh Dennis

A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets out on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its...

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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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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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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

Sir 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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 Special priceAnne 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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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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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 Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Ritva Voutila

A magnificent new illustrated edition of Oscar Wilde's famous and moving story.

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Wind In The Willows

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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Ladybird Classics: Black Beauty

Ladybird Classics: Black Beauty

Anna Sewell, Kasia Matyjaszek

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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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Dr P L Travers, Mary Shepard

The first four classic books about the beloved nanny Mary Poppins--who is practically perfect in every way--are now available in these specially refurbished editions that feature the charming original cover artwork by Mary...

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The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for detective Holmes. With his trusted & admiring friend, Dr Watson, at his side, he uses unique analytical gifts to confound...

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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland

Carroll Lewis, Ingpen Robert

A newly illustrated edition of this classic tale by one of Australia's greatest children's book illustrators. Ages 5+

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Oscar Wilde's Stories for All Ages

Oscar Wilde’s Stories for All Ages

Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Nicole Stewart

Selected and presented by one of Wilde's biggest fans, the book includes a foreword from Stephen Fry, as well as introductions to the stories themselves, explaining why they mean so much to him and why they should mean a lot to...

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Velveteen Rabbit or, How Toys Become Real

Velveteen Rabbit or, How Toys Become Real

Margery Williams, Michael Green

The timeless story of a child and his toy illustrated with original two-colour drawings. Revised and updated for a new audience.

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Peter Pan And Wendy

Peter Pan And Wendy

Barrie J.M., Ingpen Robert, 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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A Year in Brambly Hedge

A Year in Brambly Hedge

Jill Barklem

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Brambly Hedge with this exquisite slipcase containing the first four classic picture books.

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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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The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

Marcia Williams

A treasure trove of Indian animal stories for children to enjoy again and again.

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Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Alan Parker

Read the story behind the beloved film - now available in Essential Modern Classics.

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lauren Child

After the death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent back from India to live in her uncle's huge, gloomy house on the English moors. Mary is lonely and miserable until she stumbles upon her disabled cousin Colin, hidden away from...

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Best-Loved Stories

Best-Loved Stories

Hans Christian Andersen, Isabelle Brent

A collection of classic fairy tales for the whole family

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