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Meet the Beanie Boos! They're cuddly, they're cute and they can't wait to meet YOU! The Beanie Boos are colourful soft toys with big eyes and even bigger hearts. This sweet book is packed with fun facts about your favourite Beanie Boos, including Dotty the one-of-a-kind leopard, Fantasia the fanciful unicorn and Kiki the cuddly kitten. These beloved Boos can't wait to be your friend!
Beautifully illustrated stories with a humorous twist, these charming tales will delight little ones and make bedtime a child's favourite time. The three fantastic stories are- Little Red Hen, The Tortoise and the Hare, and There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.
Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world. Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you read about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it's sure to be a long night... This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked! Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK, Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden, Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran, Greece.
In Poems to Fall in Love With Chris Riddell has selected and illustrated his very favourite classic and modern poems about love.
This gorgeously illustrated collection, Chris's follow-up to one of the Bookseller's best poetry books of the last 25 years, Poems to Live Your Life By, celebrates love in all its guises, from silent admiration through passion to tearful resignation. These poems speak of the universal experiences of the heart and are brought to life with Chris's exquisite, intricate artwork.
This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses sit alongside the modern to create the ultimate collection. Includes poems from Neil Gaiman, Nikita Gill, Carol Ann Duffy, E. E. Cummings, Shakespeare, Leonard Cohen, Derek Walcott, Hollie McNish, Kate Tempest, John Betjeman and Roger McGough and many more.
Celebrate the most spectacular species in the animal kingdom with this amazing book of animals, illustrated by Tor Freeman. Fifty fantastic creatures are awarded prizes to celebrate their most dazzling talents and some unusual skills. Roll up, roll up! The Animal Awards are about to begin. Who will win the Terrific Teeth Award? Who will claim the title of Most Smelly? Who will win the prize for Best at Pretending To Be A Plant? Celebrate with 50 brilliant animals from around the world who represent nature's rich tapestry. Featuring: Mound-building termite - great bustard - chimpanzee - peregrine falcon - deep-sea anglerfish - giant octopus - emperor penguin - African elephant - wandering albatross - earthworm - leaf-cutter ant - Cuvier's beaked whale - lion - chameleon - honey bee - naked mole rat - honey badger and honey guide bird - wolf - bat - skunk - tiger - electric ray - giant panda - humpback whale - European eel - Arctic tern - caribou - beaver - orb-web spider - kangaroo - giraffe - mosquito - lyre-bird - pistol shrimp - woodpecker - blacksmith bullfrog - cheetah - dung beetle - vulture - tortoise - ostrich - leaf-tailed gecko - flounder - false coral snake - cuttlefish - lion's mane jellyfish - axolotl - giant clam - polar bear
Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Or what it takes to put humans on the moon - or even on Mars? What would you do if you could travel through space and time? Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this beautiful collection of up-to-the-minute essays by the world's leading scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking himself, plus mind-blowing facts and out-of-this-world colour photographs. Stephen and Lucy's series of children's books was a global hit. George's stories are punctuated with fascinating real-life facts and insights and for the first time, this incredible non-content has been collected into one bumper volume. With this breadth of incredible information, plus brand new content for 2019 from key scientific figures, Unlocking the Universe is the ultimate handbook for every young scientist.
Once known, now largely forgotten, these empowering fairy tales have been brought together to inspire a new generation of readers. Discover heroines who outwit giants, fight evil, awaken sleeping princes and, of course, live happily ever after. With a foreword by Kate Pankhurst, author of Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World.
An award-winning collection of fifteen beastly tales with new stories from bestselling authors: CASSANDRA CLARE PATRICK NESS HOLLY BLACK Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with monsters. Where a demonic band breathes fire and scales; predatory kraken sing to their prey and harpies take on a strange attraction. Fifteen top voices in fiction explore the intersection of fear and love, of monsters and men, and our fatal attraction to what hides in the shadows. Featuring stories from bestselling authors Cassandra Clare, Patrick Ness and Holly Black, this award-winning collection will make you laugh, cry and keep you wide-awake at night... Winner of a World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology "Luminous ... wonderful stories." - New York Times Book Review "Some of these tales are moving, others terrifying... Long after the last page is turned, these tales will linger in readers' brains, in their closets, under their beds, and in the shadows." - School Library Journal (starred review) "An engrossing, morally complex anthology." Publisher's Weekly (starred review) "An anthology of riches." Kirkus Reviews
A magical collection of fairy tales, featuring retellings of favourites such as Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Each charming story in this hardback book is beautifully illustrated and takes just ten minutes to read - the perfect length for snuggling up and enjoying at bedtime.
Give fun a chance! Surprise your mum with a chainsaw, be a bigger star than Tom Cruise, save the world with a plate of vegetables, start your new life in a taxi, rescue your family with a tomato, send your dad into a panic with a tractor, do a good deed with a paper bag on your head, pack your suitcase for a trip to the spleen, upset your auntie with ten kilos of chocolate, swap a bomb for three ice creams on a steam train . . . and lots more.
Superheroes have always been with us, from gods with mighty powers to
human heroes who don disguises to save the day . . . Join six
larger-than-life mythic and legendary heroes from around the world in
this colourful, illustrated collection of Ladybird Tales. Meet
tricksters, fighters, shape-shifters and even people who save the day
with just the power of speech.
Perfect for bedtime, to read aloud or enjoy alone, these thrilling tales breathe marvellous life into ancient tales. Includes a special introduction from award-winning author David Solomons.
Here is a collection of fabulously funny poems put together by John Foster and illustrated with creative genius by Korky Paul. There are poems by a range of authors about all kinds of football matches - including meteorite footballs, football on the moon, a witches versus wizards football match, the goalie with expanding hands, and the Stone Age man who invented football. Guaranteed to delight, this is a perfect introduction to poetry either at home or at school.
Christmas is coming! A delightful collection of stories for Yuletide by some of the finest writers for children which makes a perfect stock-filler Christmas gift.
The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories is essential Christmas-time reading including classic and contemporary stories, from traditional to real life, humour and most importantly, the magic of Christmas. Writers range from Charles Dickens to Gillian Cross, Trish Cooke, Malorie Blackman and Jacqueline Wilson.
Stories vir pikkies en peuters vergesel die gewilde Rympies vir pikkies en peuters om vir kinders van een tot drie jaar oud 'n versameling ouderdoms- en onderwerpsgepaste stories te bied. Saamgestel volgens die nasionale opvoedkundige vereistes vir 1-3 jaar, is dit 'n onmisbare hulpmiddel in speelskole, en 'n staatmaker op die tuisboekrak. Die 40 kort stories is ingedeel volgens die seisoene, met illustrasies deur 4 verskillende kunstenaars.
This is a rip-roaring collection of knuckle-whitening adventure stories retold for younger readers. It is full of colourful illustrations from the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It contains the stories from: "Don Quixote", "The 39 Steps", "The Count of Monte Cristo", "The Prisoner of Zenda" and "The Three Musketeers". It also includes short biographies of each of the authors.
Hierdie bundel is die opvolger van die baie suksesvolle Rympies vir Pikkies en Peuters wat in 2015 verskyn het. Met sy prettige volkleur-illustrasies bied dit ’n keurversameling verse spesiaal saamgestel vir drie- tot vyfjariges. Digby 400 rympies deur meer as 100 skrywers dek al die onderwerpe wat deel is van klein kinders se leefwęreld – in heerlike, maklike, sprankelende Afrikaans. Aangesien die bundel sorgvuldig beplan is om aan nasionale opvoedkundige vereistes te voldoen, vorm dit ’n onmisbare hulpmiddel vir opvoeders en versorgers in speelskole, met ’n nuttige gebruiksgids agter ingesluit. Rympies vir Kleintjies en Kleuters sal egter ook tuis wees in elke huis – om nie te praat van kuiertyd by Ouma en Oupa nie!
A collection of fourteen original teen paranormal short stories from some of today's bestselling YA talent, united with the common theme of road trips, and edited by bestselling authors Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong. Contributors include: Melissa Marr Kelley Armstrong Claudia Gray Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (NYT Bestselling authors of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Little, Brown) Rachel Caine (NYT bestselling author of Morganville Vampire series, Penguin) Carrie Ryan (NYT Bestselling author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH, Delacourt) Jessica Verday (NYT bestselling author of THE HAUNTED and THE HOLLOW, S&S) Rachel Vincent (bestselling adult mass market author and Harlequin YA author) Jennifer Lynn Barnes (RAISED BY WOLVES, Egmont) Jerri Smith-Ready (bestselling adult mass market author w/ YA debut, SHADE, S&S) Sarah Rees Brennan (THE DEMON'S LEXICON, THE DEMON'S CONVENANT, S&S) Kimberley Derting (debut: THE BODY FINDER, 2010 HCCB) Jackson Pearce (SISTERS RED-Little Brown, AS YOU WISH-HCCB) Ally Condie (debut: MATCHED, 11/2010 Dutton)
In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.
This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six poems and is divided into sections covering: musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings. Chris Riddell brings them to life with his exquisite, intricate artwork in this beautiful anthology.
This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, W. B. Yeats and Christina Rossetti sit alongside poems from Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman and Roger McGough to create the ultimate collection.
A beautiful treasury of stories for every season from one of the
world's best-loved storytellers. With gorgeous full-colour
illustrations throughout, this collection will delight at any time of
the year and makes the perfect gift.
Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts and featuring a gloriously creepy new cover! Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house and his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to retell some of the most frightening stories he knows. But as the stories unfold, another even more spine-tingling narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all. Uncle Montague's tales of terror, it transpires, are not so much works of imagination as dreadful, lurking memories. Memories of an earlier time in which Uncle Montague lived a very different life to his present solitary existence... Can't get enough spooky stories? Crack open the other thrilling titles in the Tales of Terror series: Tales of Terror from the Black Ship and Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth!
A collection of fun, read-aloud Christmas tales in a new paperback edition Packed full of Christmas tales and legends from around the world, this collection is a festive treat from a popular storyteller. Here are Nativity stories from the Bible, folk tales from long ago, stories of favorite Christmas figures, and the stories of how different Christmas traditions came about. Written to be read aloud or read alone, the stories jump off the page with fun illustrations that capture the Christmas spirit and will become family favorites, year after year.
What if heroes weren't always strong, silent and happier slaying monsters than talking to people? In this stunning anthology - elegantly presented in a green, clothbound hard cover with gold-toned metallic debossing - 15 favourite fairytales have been retold for a new generation. Meet King Arthur, who rules by listening to others, and Prince Charming, who really wishes people knew his real name, in this stereotype-busting follow-up to Power to the Princess. Focused on issues including self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy and disability, these stories are perfect for sharing between parents and children, or for older heroes and heroines to read by themselves. Get reacquainted with these caring, considerate and responsible heroes: King Arthur Tom Thumb Sinbad The Emperor With New Clothes Jack and the Beanstalk Rumpelstiltskin Pinocchio The Bamboo Cutter Prince Charming King Midas The Pied Piper The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Snowman The Shoemaker (and the Elves) Anansi High-five to the hero!
Four funny favourites from the wacky world of Dr. Seuss. `The Lorax' `Dr Seuss's ABC' `How the Grinch Stole Christmas' `One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish' With mad music and zany sound effects, these four crazy tales are even more fun read aloud!
Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare. Featuring much-loved classics such as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello, each story is rewritten in a comprehensive way that is accessible for children and stunningly illustrated by collage artist Alice Lindstrom. This lavish follow-up to A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories is the perfect gift for book lovers young and old.
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