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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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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

This classic tale, one of the original 12 Little Golden Books that launched in October 1942--and soon became the bestselling picture book of all time--is now available in an upscale edition that features all of the artwork that...

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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 and...

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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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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

An apprentice wizard travels the Archipelago to learn his trade.

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The Iron Man

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes, Andrew Davidson

Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who...

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The 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

Celtic Tales

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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Matilda (Colour Edition)

Matilda (Colour Edition)

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

The Wormwoods think their daughter, Matilda, is nothing better than a scab, to be flicked away at the earliest opportunity. But when Matilda realizes she is both a genius and psychic, she uses these powers to exact revenge on her...

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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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The Magic Faraway Tree Collection

The Magic Faraway Tree Collection

Enid Blyton

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

Man has found gold and because of that Buck is kidnapped and dragged away from his sunny home to become a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing North. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in...

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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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 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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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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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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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 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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 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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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Joe Berger, Ian Fleming

The original and best magical car is back on the road, with brilliant new illustrations by Joe Berger.

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 Read reviewAnne of Green Gables

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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 Read reviewThe Phantom Tollbooth

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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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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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

L. 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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 Special priceHis 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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 Read reviewSeven Little Australians: Popular Penguins

Seven Little Australians: Popular Penguins

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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Picnic At Hanging Rock: Australian Children's Classics

Picnic At Hanging Rock: Australian Children’s Classics

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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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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 Special priceThe 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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