Kids' classics

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

In this beautifully illustrated edition of the classic Hans Andersen fairy tale, The Wild Swans, translator Naomi Lewis tells the beautiful and soulful story of a young girl and her journey to find her lost brothers. Ages 3-6.

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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 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

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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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

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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 Special priceTomi 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's parents have called her some terrible things, but the truth is she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Underestimating Matilda proves to be a big mistake as they, along with her spiteful headmistress, Miss...

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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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Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (the Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)

Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (the Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)

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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The Complete Adventures of Curious George

The Complete Adventures of Curious George

Margret Rey

A one-volume edition of the adventures of a little monkey called Curious George, published ahead of the film about the character, starring Jim Carey, which is due to be shown in 2000.

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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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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Anna Bond

[This] is a splendid cornucopia that is bound to become the ultimate Alice for us and for generations to come. -- Morton N. Cohen, Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, author of Lewis Carroll: A Biography, and editor...

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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

Five on a Treasure Island

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

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 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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 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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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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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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Watership Down

Richard Adams, Aldo Galli

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

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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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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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 Read reviewPlaying Beatie Bow

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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 Read reviewThe Secret Garden

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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 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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Anne 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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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Ingpen

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

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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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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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

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 reviewLillipilly Hill

Lillipilly Hill

Eleanor Spence, Ursula Dubosarsky

Lillipilly Hill is the story of Harriet Wilmot and her family, who have come to live in an inherited house in the New South Wales town of Barley Creek at the end of the nineteenth century - a delightful...

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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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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 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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Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling, Robert Ingpen

In this sumptuous volume, which includes the often missing thirteenth story, The Tabu Tale (which Kipling added for the American edition in 1903). Kipling's unforgettable cast of extraordinary animal characters is brought to...

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, John Lawrence

A story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage. It stars such characters as: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literature's most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and...

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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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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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 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 reviewEssential Modern Classics

Essential Modern Classics

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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Magic Faraway Tree Collection: 3 Books in 1

Magic Faraway Tree Collection: 3 Books in 1

Enid Blyton

There's always a new land at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please?

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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 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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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 Magic Pudding: The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum

The Magic Pudding: The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum

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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Collins Modern Classics

Collins Modern Classics

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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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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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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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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 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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 Read reviewTreasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, John Lawrence

From the sleepy English coast, over the raging high seas, to a tropical island concealing a buried treasure, this title presents a story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage. It stars characters that include young Jim...

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The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh

The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh

A. A. Milne, E. H. Shepard

Illustrated throughout with the original black and white line drawings, this title brings together two Winnie-the-Pooh stories.

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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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Winnie-the-Pooh: The House at Pooh Corner

Winnie-the-Pooh: The House at Pooh Corner

A A Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends return to the Hundred Acre Wood for more classic adventures. They meet the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learn to play Poohsticks and set a trap for a Heffalump.

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A Heaping Helping of Amelia Bedelia: Four Stories Tall

A Heaping Helping of Amelia Bedelia: Four Stories Tall

Peggy Parish

This treasury contains four beloved Amelia Bedelia books along with recipes, games, and more, in a big, beautiful package including a one-hour audio CD of the stories in the volume. Illustrations.

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 Read reviewCorduroy

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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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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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark

The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of WAR HORSE.

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Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children all over the world. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child,...

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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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Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children the world over. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child,...

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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 Wind in the Willows

The 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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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. F. Baum, Robert Ingpen

Features a tale of Dorothy, her dog Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and their journey through the magical land of Oz. This title is of interest to parents, teachers, librarians, and young readers.

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Robert Ingpen

The story of a spoilt, neglected and sickly young girl, who comes to the home of Mr Craven, her widowed and grieving uncle. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning Robert Ingpen.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Robert Ingpen

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

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Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

J. M. Barrie, Robert Ingpen, 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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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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