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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 Olga da Polga

The Olga da Polga

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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A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest is the man called Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him - with terrifying consequences. Tempted by...

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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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 Special priceThe Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

Margery Williams, Sarah Massini

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

The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 16 stories in this...

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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 is a genius but her family treats her like a dolt. But one day she decides to fight back--and her parents don't stand a chance.

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

E. T. A. Hoffmann, Robert Ingpen

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 - the Complete Collection Box Set

Mary Poppins - the Complete Collection Box Set

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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The Complete Adventures of Curious George

The Complete Adventures of Curious George

H a Rey, Margret Rey

The tales of this cheerful and resilient little hero have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. This lavish 70th Anniversary edition includes a new Introduction along with seven original Curious George tales and...

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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

Well either a tail is there or it isn't there. You can't make a mistake about it, and yours isn't there! This little storybook intends to introduce young readers to the characters in the Hundred Acre Wood.

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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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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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Five on a Treasure Island

Five on a Treasure Island

Enid Blyton

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

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

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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The Little Yellow Digger Treasury

The Little Yellow Digger Treasury

Betty Gilderdale, Alan Gilderdale

In the next door garden they were digging out a drain when the weather turned quite nasty and it poured and poured with rain. When digging out a drain, the little yellow digger gets stuck in the mud. So they bring in a bigger...

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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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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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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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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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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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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

Enid Blyton, Emma Chichester Clark

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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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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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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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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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sophia Martineck

Retold with illustrations by artist Sophia Martineck, this thoughtful edition of the Classics Reimagined series will solve the mystery of what to read.

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 Read reviewThe Letter for the King

The Letter for the King

Tonke Dragt, Laura Watkinson

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

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Marcia Williams

A beautifully illustrated retelling of Victor Hugo's masterpiece.

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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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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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 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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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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The Animals of Farthing Wood

The Animals of Farthing Wood

Colin Dann

I think you're forgetting something, Adder' said Badger. 'Before we began our journey we all swore an oath, including you.' When bulldozers enter Farthing Wood, the animals must escape before their homes are destroyed. They...

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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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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

Magic Beach

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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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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I Can Jump Puddles

I Can Jump Puddles

Alan Marshall

It amazed me that they would imagine I would never walk again. I knew what I was going to do. I was going to break in wild horses and yell 'Ho! Ho!' and wave my hat in the air, and I was going to write a book like The Coral...

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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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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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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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