This hugely exciting picture book collaboration by internationally celebrated musician-comedian Tim Minchin and award-winning illustrator Steve Antony is an absolute treat for all ages. Inspired by Tim Minchin's hit song WHEN I GROW UP from MATILDA THE MUSICAL, the book takes a humorous yet moving look at adult life from a child's perspective.
This activity book with seven coloured ink pads is full of pictures to complete with festive fingerprinting, including decorating a Christmas tree and Christmas stockings, gingerbread men and wintry snow scenes. Simple instructions show how to use different fingers to make different shapes to print reindeer, birds, snowmen and lots more.
Originally published in 1937, "Little Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep" is the tale of a little girl who is so good at skipping that she can even outskip fairies. Her reward is a gift of great power that she uses against a very unpleasant landowner.
Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person, leaving an unexpected trail of surprise in its wake: opportunities for laughter, forgiveness and even love.
The first novel by acclaimed poet Tony Mitton (winner of the CLPE Poetry Award - the only award for published poetry for children in the UK). Potter's Boy is a moving and beautiful story about finding your true path in life.
Valerie lives with her rich Italian father and American mother in a beautiful Italian house. One afternoon she slips away from her governess in the park to see her favourite statue, Cherubino, the boy on the dolphin. Imagine her surprise when the statue comes to life.
It is an exciting day for Alfie. His painting is entered in the children's painting competition at the Harvest Fair. His friends Bernard, Kevin and Louise have done paintings too, but when the winners are announced not everyone is happy with their prize. Then Alfie comes up with a brilliant solution.
By the author of "The Bear under the Stairs" and "Little Monster Did It!". This is a story about a little boy who won't go to bed. At first it's fun staying up, but gradually the drowsy world nods off all around him, and the baby finds himself alone. But there is someone who is not asleep.
Cosy up for Christmas with this brand-new festive story, starring everyone's favourite Victorian foundling, Hetty Feather! Poor Hetty is distraught - but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other .
The story of a little boy who climbs, swings, digs, flaps, and stamps. They call him monkey, parrot, rabbit, elephant, wriggly-jiggly-worm. But he's none of these, he's Samuel David. But, please, just call him Sam.
'Peter Pan' is one of the best-loved stories ever written for children. For more than 100 years it has enchanted readers of all ages. Now it is complemented by its official sequel, 'Peter Pan in Scarlet', which became an instant classic on its publication. This boxed set contains matching editions of these two timeless books.
"Through the dark and wolfish woods, through the white and silent snow, lived a small girl called Hortense. Though kind and brave, she was sad as an owl because of one thing . . . Hortense hated her shadow." A beautifully illustrated dark fairy tale that will remind you of the fables you read as a child. A treasure not to be missed.
11-year-old Slim Hannigan and her family left their home in Ireland to travel to America - in search of a better life. It has been so long and such a journey that Slim Hannigan and the rest of her family can't even imagine what home looks like anymore.
When their dog goes missing, Cy and Poppy play hide and seek to distract themselves. Poppy counts to ten and looks for Cy - but she can't find him anywhere. But then there's a rustling from the woods - maybe someone else can help her find him...?
A reassuring tale of sibling love by the master Anthony Browne.
"More power," demands the king. But Melric the magician thinks that the king has quite enough power already. A sinister visitor called Sondrak boasts that he can easily grant the king's wish. But when Melric discovers that Sondrak is an evil sorcerer and up to no good, a dramatic battle follows. 'David McKee is a genius.' The Times
Abandoned at birth, the Brothers of the Ikkuma Pit know no mothers. They fend for themselves, each training their Little Brother to survive - until they grow into men and it's time for their Leaving Day. No boy knows what's beyond the forest. No Brother who left has ever come back. Until now...