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Asterix and the Chariot Race (Hardcover): Jean-Yves Ferri Asterix and the Chariot Race (Hardcover)
Jean-Yves Ferri; Illustrated by Didier Conrad 1
R249 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R50 (20%) In stock

The next action-packed adventure from Asterix and Obelix!

The roads across Italy are in disrepair. Defending his name, and to prove Rome's greatness, Senator Lactus Bifidus announces a special one-off chariot race. Julius Caesar insists a Roman must win, or Bifidus will pay. Open to anyone from the known world, competitors arrive from far and wide, including Asterix and Obelix.

With Bifidus secretly scheming, who will win this almighty chariot race?

The World's Worst Children 2 (Paperback): David Walliams The World's Worst Children 2 (Paperback)
David Walliams; Illustrated by Tony Ross 2
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams’ bestseller The World’s Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone’s favourite children’s author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross.

If you thought you had read about the World’s Worst Children already, you’re in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! This gorgeous collection of ten stories from the master himself, David Walliams, will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don’t know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj!

Gloriously illustrated in full colour throughout by artistic genius Tony Ross, The World’s Worst Children 2 is a side-splitting companion to David’s blockbuster hit, The World’s Worst Children, and the perfect gift for kids aged 9 and up.

The BIG Book Of Animal Stories (Hardcover): Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn, Jodie Parachini, Caroline Pedler, Daniel Howarth The BIG Book Of Animal Stories (Hardcover)
Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn, Jodie Parachini, Caroline Pedler, Daniel Howarth
R190 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R41 (22%) In stock

A delightful treasury of 8 stories, The BIG Book of Animal Stories features charming animal characters and beautiful illustrations from a variety of authors and illustrators. While each story has a heart-warming message, parents/carers and children will enjoy reading them together and are sure to find a new family favourite.

At the back there are some suggestions for adults in order to add to children’s enjoyment of the stories.

#LoveReading - Short Stories, Poems, Blogs & More (Paperback): Dorothy Dyer, Rosamund Haden #LoveReading - Short Stories, Poems, Blogs & More (Paperback)
Dorothy Dyer, Rosamund Haden
R75 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R10 (13%) In stock

Here is a collection of blogs, stories, poems, and articles to get you thinking, talking, laughing - and crying.

Read about being in love with the wrong person, about growing up gay, about living without a father, about being in student protests... and much, much more. These popular pieces have been selected from FunDza's mobi site and they have been compiled here for your reading pleasure!

Each piece also has discussion and writing activities for reading clubs and classes.

Asterix And The Missing Scroll - Book  36 (Hardcover): Jean-Yves Ferri Asterix And The Missing Scroll - Book 36 (Hardcover)
Jean-Yves Ferri; Illustrated by Didier Conrad 6
R249 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R35 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Two years after the release of Asterix and the Picts, the characters created by Ren Goscinny and Albert Uderzo return in a new story written by Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrated by Didier Conrad.

It contains all the vital ingredients of an Asterix magic potion: the history of Rome and the Gauls is revisited and rewritten with plenty of gags and puns thrown into the mix! By Toutatis!

Dragons At Crumbling Castle - And Other Tales (Hardcover): Terry Pratchett Dragons At Crumbling Castle - And Other Tales (Hardcover)
Terry Pratchett; Illustrated by Mark Beech
R314 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R70 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This never-before-published collection of fourteen funny and inventive tales by acclaimed author Sir Terry Pratchett features a memorable cast of inept wizards, sensible heroes, and unusually adventuresome tortoises.

Including more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations, the appealingly designed book celebrates Pratchett’s inimitable wordplay and irreverent approach to the conventions of storytelling.

These accessible and mischievous tales are an ideal introduction for young readers to this beloved author. Established fans of Pratchett’s work will savor the playful presentation of the themes and ideas that inform his best-selling novels.

Asterix Die Gallier - Boek 1 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Goscinny Asterix Die Gallier - Boek 1 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Goscinny; Illustrated by Albert Uderzo; Translated by Sonya van Schalkwyk-Barrois
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 In stock

Dit is die jaar 50 voor Christus. Gallie is geheel en al in Romeinse besit Geheel en al? Nee! Een dorpie vol ontembare Galliers bied hardnekkig weerstand teen die invaller ... en maak die lewe moeilik vir die Romeinse legioensoldate wat laer trek in die vestingkampe Skinkirum, Aquarium, Hiersitwarum en Casarum...

Storiemuis Versamelpak (Boek & CD) (Afrikaans, Paperback): Leon Rousseau Storiemuis Versamelpak (Boek & CD) (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Leon Rousseau; Illustrated by Karen Ahlschlager, Marjorie van Heerden
R750 R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Save R131 (17%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Hier wag ure van lees- en luisterpret vir voorskoolse kinders, terwyl hulle leer oor syfers, letters, kleure, vorms en baie meer. Al ses boeke in die Storiemuis-reeks word hier saamgevoeg, teen 'n baie spesiale prys. Dit is propvol stories, liedjies, rympies en dinge om te leer, terwyl die ses oudio-CD's met vrolike voorlesings elke kleurvolle bladsy vergesel en ekstra pret verskaf met musiek, geluide, saamsing-liedjies en saamluister-stories.

The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) (Hardcover): Jeff Kinney The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) (Hardcover)
Jeff Kinney
R256 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R71 (28%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town.

With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family.

But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?

Eerste Sprokies: Hansie en Grietjie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Ballon Media Eerste Sprokies: Hansie en Grietjie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Ballon Media
R85 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R10 (12%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Lank gelede was daar n arm houtkapper met twee kinders: Hansie en Grietjie. Een aand se die houtkapper vir sy vrou: Ons het nie meer geld om vir die kinders kos te koop nie. Wat gaan ons doen? Ek het n plan, se die houtkapper se vrou. Vat Hansie en Grietjie tot diep in die woud en los hulle dan daar. Miskien kry hulle iemand wat na hulle sal kyk.

Eerste Sprokies: Die Lelike Eendjie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Ballon Media Eerste Sprokies: Die Lelike Eendjie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Ballon Media
R85 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R10 (12%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Lank gelede, toe diere nog kon praat, het Mamma Eend op ’n pragtige plaas gebly. Onder ’n bos naby die rivier het Mamma Eend op vyf eiers gesit en broei. Eendag kruip vier eendjies uit die doppe, maar die vyfde eier broei nog nie uit nie. ’n Paar dae later broei daar uiteindelik ’n groot, lelike eendjie uit. “Jy’s nie ’n eend nie!” roep Mamma Eend uit. “Wie’s jou mamma?” Hierdie titel is deel van 'n heerlike reeks eenvoudige voorlees-stories.

Eerste Sprokies: Rooikappie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Ballon Media Eerste Sprokies: Rooikappie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Ballon Media
R85 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R10 (12%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Lank gelede was daar ’n pragtige meisie wat aan die rand van ’n groot woud gebly het. Haar verjaardagpresent van haar ouma was ’n mooi rooi mantel met ’n kappie. Daarom het almal haar Rooikappie genoem. Eendag s Rooikappie se mamma vir haar: “Ek het ’n paar eetgoed en ’n bottel wyn in die mandjie gepak. Jou ouma is siek. Vat dit vir haar, dit sal haar beter laat voel.” Hierdie titel is deel van 'n heerlike reeks eenvoudige voorlees-stories.

Trompie Omnibus 6 (3-in-1) (Afrikaans, Paperback): Topsy Smith Trompie Omnibus 6 (3-in-1) (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Topsy Smith
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Within 7 - 15 working days

In hierdie omnibus, wat ng drie gewilde Trompie-stories bevat, word die sproetgesig Grootkaptein en die Boksombende se avonture voortgesit. Die ondeunde Trompie het ’n sjarme wat tot oud en jonk spreek en nuwe lesers sal dadelik deur Trompie en die Boksombende se avonture meegevoer word. Hierdie omnibus bevat nog drie gewilde Trompie-stories.

Saartjie Omnibus 6 (3-in-1) (Afrikaans, Paperback): Bettie Naude Saartjie Omnibus 6 (3-in-1) (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Bettie Naude
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Within 7 - 15 working days

In hierdie omnibus, wat ng drie gewilde Saartjie-stories bevat, word Saartjie Baumann, die langbeenmeisie met die wipneus, kuiltjies in die wange en duisende duiweltjies in haar o, se avonture voortgesit. Daar kuier ’n seun in Lynnekom en hy en Saartjie kom sommer van die intrapslag af nie oor die weg nie.

The World's Worst Children 2 (Hardcover): David Walliams The World's Worst Children 2 (Hardcover)
David Walliams; Illustrated by Tony Ross 1
R378 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R80 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams' bestseller The World's Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross.If you thought you had read about the World's Worst Children already, you're in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine!This gorgeous hardback collection of ten stories from the master himself, David Walliams, will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don't know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! Gloriously illustrated in full colour throughout by artistic genius Tony Ross, The World's Worst Children 2 is a side-splitting companion to David's blockbuster hit, The World's Worst Children, and the perfect gift for kids aged 9 and up.

Bennie Boekwurm Vertel Lekker Stories 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louise Smit Bennie Boekwurm Vertel Lekker Stories 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louise Smit
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Within 7 - 15 working days

Bennie Boekwurm woon in sy tonnelhuisie in die Wielie Walie-parkie, waar hy vir die kinders boeke lees. In hierdie pragtig-geillustreerde boek vertel Bennie nog vier heerlike stories: Miesie Muis bak 'n verjaardagkoek, Ouma kry 'n hondjie, Babet By leer dans en Tokka Kabouter maak grappies! 'n Heerlike opvolg op die eerste topverkoper ?Bennie Boekwurm vertel lekker stories? met een van Suid-Afrika se gewildste en mees ikoniese kinderkarakters.

Father Christmas's Fake Beard (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Terry Pratchett Father Christmas's Fake Beard (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Terry Pratchett; Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
R211 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R50 (24%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Random House presents the audio CD edition of Father Christmas's Fake Beard by Terry Pratchett, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again.

Dork Diaries 12 (Hardcover): Rachel Ren Russell Dork Diaries 12 (Hardcover)
Rachel Ren Russell
R260 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R71 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Nikki Maxwell's adventures continue in the twelfth installment in the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

In Nikki Maxwell's newest diary, it's the countdown to the end of the school year, and Nikki's juggling some big questions about how she'll spend her summer. She's also facing an unexpected crush catastrophe--there's a new kid interested in Nikki, but the last thing she wants to do is accidentally hurt Brandon! It all comes down to a big decision Nikki has to make, and drama like she's never faced before!

Asterix in Spanje: 14 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rene Goscinny Asterix in Spanje: 14 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rene Goscinny; Illustrated by Albert Uderzo; Translated by Sonya van Schalkwyk-Barrois
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Within 10 - 15 working days

Die dapper Iberiers hou nog die fort teen Julias Caesar, net soos Asterix en sy vriende. Maar wanneer die Romeine Grootcoq y Dores se seun gevange neem, staan die Galliers reg om te help. Asterix en Obelix kry vir Pepe uit die kloue van die Romeine en moet hom Spanje toe neem. Langs die pad moet hulle egter teen n oeros baklei en die nukke van die astrante Pepe trotseer ... Asterix in Spanje is die 14de boek in die gewilde Asterix-reeks.

Asterix En Die Koperpot: 13 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rene Goscinny Asterix En Die Koperpot: 13 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rene Goscinny; Illustrated by Albert Uderzo; Translated by Sonya van Schalkwyk-Barrois
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Within 10 - 15 working days

Die Galliese stamhoof, Tweegesix, vra vir Allamapstix om sy koperpot vol geld te bewaar en uit die Romeine se hande te hou. Asterix hou wag by die pot, maar dit en die geld word gesteel. Asterix en Obelix moet nou maniere vind om geld in te bring sodat hulle die skade aan Tweegesix kan terugbetaal. Hulle doen enigiets: neem deel aan gladiatorkompetisies, is akteurs in n teaterproduksie en beroof selfs n bank! Sal hulle die geld kan terugbetaal en uitvind wie sit eintlik agter die kroekspul? Asterix en die koperpot is die 13de boek in die gewilde Asterix-reeks.

Ali-A Adventures: Game On! the Graphic Novel (Hardcover): Alia Ali-A Adventures: Game On! the Graphic Novel (Hardcover)
Alia
R370 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R82 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Skool is 'N Riller (Afrikaans, Paperback): Skool is 'N Riller (Afrikaans, Paperback)
R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Within 7 - 15 working days

Geluide in geheimsinnige donker gange, monsters, mummies, moordenaar-onderwysers en vreemde wesens... skoolgaan is beslis nie vir bangbroeke nie. En wie sal tog omgee oor kwaai onnies en huiswerk as hulle nog met toordokters, spoke en reusagtige spinnekoppe ook moet rekening hou? Hierdie 20 grillekker stories sal jou nekhare laat regop staan en jou laat wens dat die skoolklok vir huis-toe-gaan-tyd wil lui ...

Father Christmas's Fake Beard (Hardcover): Terry Pratchett Father Christmas's Fake Beard (Hardcover)
Terry Pratchett 1
R589 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R150 (25%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store or, was even, arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again. 'Funny, action-packed . . . a rip-roaring read' The Sun

Asterix Die Legioensoldaat: No. 10 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rene Goscinny Asterix Die Legioensoldaat: No. 10 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rene Goscinny; Illustrated by Albert Uderzo; Translated by Sonya van Schalkwyk-Barrois
R130 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R21 (16%) Within 10 - 15 working days

Daar is groot fout met Obelix! Hy eet net twee wildevarke op 'n keer en dwaal rusteloos rond. Die druide sien 'n nuweling in die Galliese dorpie en sit dadelik twee en twee bymekaar. Die beeldskone Tierlantyn het kom kuier en Obelix is dolverlief. Ongelukkig is Tierlantyn reeds verloof, en baie hartseer, want haar verloofde, Melodramatix, het as legioensoldaat in Afrika soek geraak. Natuurlik bied ons helde, gebroke hart maar dapper gemoed, die tog na Afrika aan om haar geliefde te red.

Asterix En Die Hoofman Se Skild: No. 11 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rene Goscinny Asterix En Die Hoofman Se Skild: No. 11 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rene Goscinny; Illustrated by Albert Uderzo; Translated by Sonya van Schalkwyk-Barrois
R130 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R21 (16%) Within 10 - 15 working days

Jare gelede is Vercingetorix by Alesia verslaan en Gallie is amptelik oorwin...'n teer onderwerp waaroor die Alesiers (of sal ons se Alesjiers) nie graag praat nie. Tydens hierdie oorwinning het Vercingetorix sy skild aan Caesar se voete neergewerp (letterlik), en sedertdien is dit nooit weer gesien nie...En word dit dus 'n gesogte voorwerp waarna nie net Caesar nie, maar ook ons Galliese helde soek. Hulle soektog neem hulle na interessante plekke en elkeen het 'n storie om te vertel oor wat van die beroemde skild geword het. Hul begin te wonder of hul ooit in die regte hoop houtskool soek! Dalk is die skild nie so ver weg van hulle soos hulle dink nie...

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