One morning Kate bursts into her parents' bedroom. "Let's get a pup!" she cries. They all set off to the rescue centre where they see dogs of all shapes and sizes. Kate knows which one she wants the second she sees him. Small, cute and excited, to Kate, Dave is everything a dog could be.
Harry and his dog Hopper have done everything together, ever since Hopper was a jumpy little puppy. But one day the unthinkable happens: when Harry comes home from school, Hopper isn't there to greet him. Hopper will never be there again, but Harry isn't ready to let him go.
When 11-year-old Caitlin discovers a shrimp-like alien creature on the shores of her island home, she takes responsibility for teaching it about the world. Mostly, this just involved stopping little Perijee from eating everything! Caitlin becomes increasingly close to her alien friend, treating him like a brother.
A traditional counting rhyme with persuasive superhero powers from the creators of the bestselling Ten Little Pirates.A traditional counting rhyme with persuasive superhero powers from the creators of the bestselling Ten Little Dinosaurs
Which fish holds the world record for most escape attempts? Which human cannonball travelled the furthest? What is the world's soppiest fairy tale? Find out these amazing record breakers and lots, lots more in this hilarious alternative to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Once upon a time in Spain, there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand . Unlike all the other little bulls - who run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights - Ferdinand would rather sit under his favourite cork tree and smell the flowers.
Once upon a time there was a little engine. Her name was CHOO CHOO.The story of a beautiful little steam train. She pulls carriages from the city to the country, and back again. At least she does till one surprising day when she decides to run away. Her exciting adventure makes one of the most captivating books imaginable.
Samson is the star of Fleabag's Circus - this strong-flea can lift a match, he can lift a pea, he can lift lovely flea Amelie. But it's not enough - Samson wants to be the biggest star anywhere, so he sets off into the big, wide world. Discover what happens to the world's smallest strongman in this hilarious, touching tale.
The night of the hurricane is one that David and George will never forget. When it hits David and George's house they stay snuggled up inside with their cat until it's all over. The next morning they spot a fallen tree which sparks their imagination; they embark on expeditions through the jungle and ride the seas on a pirate ship.
When Christmas term comes around, Clara can't wait to learn everything there is to know about being a Christmas fairy. Except she's SO excited that she can't be still and quiet like a fairy should. But when it comes round to the big Christmas Show, it looks like that's exactly the kind of fairy Santa needs.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are at their sparkling best in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, as they fly around the country, tending to a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn, and even a sneezy lion.
Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, THE UGLY FIVE is a jubilant celebration of creatures that are often rather unloved. The animals proudly rejoice in their ugliness, while their babies tell them they're perfect just the way they are. A funny, heart-warming rhyme that is a joy to read aloud, with bold, comical illustrations.
Rupert has a big secret: when his owner, Mandy, is asleep, he dances the night away. One night Mandy catches Rupert mid-dance, and she's thrilled! Thinking she can perfect his skills, she tries to give him dancing lessons - but Rupert is horrified. Lessons are for dogs! Cats do things their own way.
The elephants want to play a trick on Elmer but they can't think of one! So they ask wily old Snake to help them ... Discover who tricks whom in this entertaining picture book about everyone's favourite patchwork elephant. 'Visually and morally admirable' The Sunday Times
Is there a difference between a bounce and a jump? Kangaroo thinks there is, and he is very concerned he is going to look silly in the upcoming jumping competition, until Elmer helps him discover that the one will do just as well as the other.
It's coming up to Elmer's Day, the day when all grey elephants paint themselves in bright colours. For Elmer, the patchwork elephant with the mischievous sense of fun, life seems far too quiet. So he thinks up a marvellous joke he can play on the other elephants in the night, when they're asleep...
Alfie and his mum and baby sister, Annie Rose, arrive home after shopping. While his mum struggles with the pushchair outside, Alfie rushes inside and slams the door behind him. So now Alfie's stuck inside and his mum and Annie Rose are stuck outside without a key.
From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure for children of 3 and up. This book and CD edition comes with audio hilariously read by the author himself. Warning: very silly sound-effects included!
Meet Astro, the robot dog with a big heart, in this brand new picture book by the author of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS. When Astro is sent from Planet Xog to find out what life is like on Earth, he discovers the true meaning of friendship. An out-of-this-world adventure that will melt hearts across the galaxy.
When things start going wrong around the castle everyone blames the Little Princess. No matter how much she cries, "I didn't do it!", no one believes her. Upset, the Little Princess goes off to hide and finds out who really is to blame!
Max and Arthur are best friends who both want to make art. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind adventure with paints, pastels and pencils, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls.
The elephants are not happy - the hippos have come to share the river because theirs has dried up. When they complain to Elmer that the river is over-crowded, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant sets off to see if he can find a solution ...
Playgroup has begun. Time to have some fun. There's a commotion in the classroom as Goat and the other animals spend the day at playgroup. The musical instruments and the dressing up box are lots of fun, but - oh dear! - Goat gets into a muddle or two. A comforting story for any child starting at, or already attending, a playgroup.
"When I woke up I was a hippopotamus. Yawning in the morning, I raised up my sleepy head, Then took one look out of the window and got straight back into bed." A small boy's fantasies about being different creatures get him into all sorts of mischief!
Panda longs to play with Pandora next door, but he's too shy. Whenever he sees Pandora he runs away. Meanwhile Pandora longs to say "Hello Panda!", but she's much too shy, too. Will these two shy pandas ever muster up the courage to speak to each other?
Poor Betty! She' s always getting into messy muddles. She can't paint a rainbow or scatter dewdrops and her pirouettes are, well, pretty precarious. But when it comes to the Fairy Ball, Betty's friends return her gifts of kindness and it becomes clear who is actually the fairiest fairy of them all.
Once there were two friends who were always together... But one day, the boy was all alone. His friend was gone. In this title, the hero of this story makes up his mind to find his friend. Undaunted, he sets off on a quest that takes him across a swift cold river, over a tall mountain, through a broad meadow and a forest full of dark shadows.