Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter.
When the little animals hear that a big, bad wolf lives in their forest, they decide to get a closer look.
This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest
Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance but everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance . . . or can they?
Did you ever go to Silver sands on a sunny summer’s day? Then perhaps you saw the mermaid who sang in the deep blue bay.
Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it’s not such a big worry, and that’s all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again?
Meet Supertato! He’s always there for you when the chips are down. He’s the superhero with eyes everywhere – but now there’s a pea on the loose. A very, very naughty pea. Has Supertato finally met his match?
When Horace bakes a biscuit in the shape of a bear, little does he know that his edible treat is going to turn into Biscuit Bear! For in the middle of the night, when all is quiet, that is exactly what happens, and Biscuit Bear decides that it is time he made some friends of his own.
Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo . . .
This is the story of Mrs Large the elephant – who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children!
Wherever You Go…I Go. is a tender tale of a very special relationship
Everyone thinks that little monsters are cute and cuddly, but this monster’s grumpy and grouchy. Honest!
When a little boy stumbles across a special star, he puts it in a jar and takes it on adventures. Together with his big sister, he takes his special treasure with him everywhere – to the cinema, to the swimming pool and even to the toilet!
But the poor star is sad and misses its home . . . Can the little boy and his big sister find a way to send the star safely back?
It’s hard being a little monkey in a big troop, in an even bigger jungle – and this little monkey has had enough of always missing out!
Richly-illustrated, brimming with luscious fruit and cheeky wild animals, this mouth-watering story is for the youngest of readers.
Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork.
The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder what it would be like to be just the same as them…
Mouse is little and so is her house – but her apple is huge. She needs to find a home that is big enough for the both of them. But as she visits all sorts of other creatures to see if she can share their homes, her apple shrinks and shrinks – she’s been nibbling it away! Peep through the holes and join Mouse in her search for a new home.
When the sun goes down, the Kitchen Disco starts up – and all the fruit in the fruit bowl come out to play. There are lemons who break-dance, tangerines who twirl and some very over-excited apples.
Don’t Look in This Book is a unique rhyming adventure that features a set of ‘story starters’ designed to engage reluctant readers ages 3-8
Amelia and her friends are taking part in a competition to visit Pumpkin Paradise Park – the most bloodcurdingly brilliant theme park ever! All they have to do is sell as many cookies as possible.
But the creatures of Nocturnia have begun to act very strangely . . . No one can seem to remember anything – including their own names or even Amelia’s big birthnight party!
Where have everyone’s memories gone? And how can Amelia save them when they have all forgotten who she is?
Polly adores her pink pajamas. She wears them all day long! But of course she can’t wear them to Fred’s party, so all her friends lend her something of theirs. Just as she’s ready to leave, Polly catches a look in the mirror — and somehow the too-short polka-dot dress and tiny checkered cardigan and the long striped socks don’t make the fashion statement she’d hoped for. With fun, free-spirited illustrations and a simple story, here’s a humorous tale for young children who love to dress up — and those who decidedly don’t.
School Readers Storytime:
He’s wild, he’s wicked, he’s Little Rabbit Foo Foo! In this read-aloud romp by the incomparable Michael Rosen, author of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, the bully-boy bunny likes nothing better than to ride through the forest bopping everyone on the head. Wriggly worms, tigers, no one is safe. But here comes the Good Fairy – and she is not amused!
With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. She is determined to keep her promise to paint only for the poor, but how can she match the emperor’s mighty power?
The Book of Hopes – The Hope-O-Potimus The Book of Hopes aims to comfort, inspire and encourage children during lockdown through delight, new ideas, ridiculous jokes and heroic tales. There are true accounts of cats and hares and plastic-devouring caterpillars; there are doodles and flowers; revolting poems and beautiful poems; and there are stories of space travel and new shoes and dragons.
A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear . . . But where are they going? And what has it to do with the baby’s scribblings on the cave wall?
The Misadventures of Frederick is a funny, joyful story about friendship and the delights of outdoor adventures (even for the accident-prone) – wonderfully written by debut author Ben Manley and beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, creator of Plumdog and Blue Kangaroo.
The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales …”Sorry I’m late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me.” “Oh, no, he didn’t.” “OH, YES, HE DID.” Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next?
Hubert Horatio is quite possibly the most responsible and clever child you will ever meet. This is the very fishy tale of how an ordinary day became the death-defying rescue of Hubert Horatio. And who did the rescuing? Why Hubert, of course… THIS IS PART 1
Hubert Horatio is quite possibly the most responsible and clever child you will ever meet. This is the very fishy tale of how an ordinary day became the death-defying rescue of Hubert Horatio. And who did the rescuing? Why Hubert, of course… THIS IS PART 2
With wit, humour and a keen feel for the dynamics of family life, the creator of Five Minutes’ Peace and A Quiet Night In captures a familiar dilemma in this multiple award-winning book – the dilemma of how to help a little one let go of their dummy! Marlon’s granny thinks that he’s much too old for a dummy. “It’s a noo-noo,” Marlon informs her. And he has no intention of giving it up. Not even when his mum throws it in the bin. Not even when the other monsters call him a big baby. Nothing and no one can make Marlon give up his noo-noo until Marlon decides that the time is right…
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own . . .
A hopeful little frog tries to turn himself into a handsome prince by piecing together the torn pages of a spell book. There’s just one problem – although Frog knows all about magical spells, spelling is another matter . . .
With a snoring Mrs Bear, an excitable Baby Bear and a house full of tapping and dripping and ticking, peace is hard to come by – will Mr Bear ever get a decent night’s sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make Jill Murphy’s delightful Peace at Last an all-time favourite bedtime story with children and adults everywhere. This is a beautiful refreshed edition of a much-loved picture book classic.
Don’t let this lonely spider frighten you! She just wants to be a family pet—and she thinks she would make a better pet than the typical dog or cat. But every time this clever spider tries to impress her chosen family, she scares them instead, until the day she unwittingly enchants them. Aaaarrgghh! Spider! spins a lively tale about one creature’s efforts to find her place …more
Cyril and Pat is a very funny, rhyming romp through the park from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett, author of Tidy and Meerkat Mail.
The tale of a ravenous rat who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things. Tearing along the highway, he searches for sugary treats to steal, until his sweet tooth leads him to a sticky end. A swashbuckling tale of bandits and biscuits.
The book wolf likes books, he likes to eat them, but when he learns that the nourishment from books can take many forms, he soon becomes an avid reader. Rich with familiar book characters and charming humour, this delightful and anarchic story for young readers is sure to thrill.
A magical myth for young children ages 6 to 10.
Follow and join in the family’s excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
It’s never too early to start bringing up the smartest baby in the whole world. So thinks the expectant Mrs. Brains, who reads to the baby inside her tummy every night and plays music and language tapes to her baby during the day. And soon enough, Mr. and Mrs. Brains have their very own Baby Brains! He reads the paper, fixes the family car, and works as a doctor in the local hospital. Now even the space program is calling on him. Is there anything Baby Brains can’t do?
One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad is gone and Mum doesn’t seem to know when he’ll be back. The next day Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. “Don’t go into the forest,” she warns. “Go the long way round.” But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters.
“Hot-diggerty! Whatever’s that?” exclaims Mole as he burrows out of the ground one night and catches sight of the moon. He thinks it’s the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen and he wants it, so he sets about trying to pull it down – to no avail. When all his efforts prove to be in vain, he suddenly notices the moon’s in a puddle at his feet and reaches to pick it up and breaks it. Poor Mole is inconsolable, until he is shown that the moon is not broken at all, but just as beautiful as ever, hanging in the sky like a bright silver coin. And it’s not as near as it looks!
A comical tale of the Ravenous Beast who is hungry, hungry, hungry! But is he the hungriest animal of all? The other animals don’t think so, but they want to watch out, or the ravenous beast might just gobble them up and swallow them down! Children will love the combination of Sharkey’s alliterative rhyming text and bright expressive artwork introducing us to a comical cacophony of animal characters. Niamh’s unmistakable style and stylish palette create a beautiful book that’s almost good enough to eat!
If one is a snail, and two is a person … we must be counting by feet! Children will love this hilariously illustrated introduction to simple counting and multiplication with big feet and small – on people and spiders, dogs and insects, snails and crabs – from one to one hundred!
From former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen comes a simple and poignant tale of the power of sharing, with superb artwork by award winning illustrator Bob Graham. George says the cardboard house is his and no one else can play in it. It isn’t for girls, small people, twins, people with glasses, or people who like tunnels. But Lindy, Marly, Freddie, Charlene, Marlene, Luther, Sophie and Rasheda have other ideas! One by one each child is refused access until tables are turned and George finds how it feels to be on the receiving end. A topical and perceptive book that shows that it is much more fun to share.
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