Every year the badgers and the otters gather to dance at the Driftwood Ball. But the two groups never mix - they dance in completely different ways. That is, until otter Celia and badger George decide they want to do things differently - they want to dance together, in their own way...
Edgar and Edith are hungry, and it's up to Edgar to bring home something tasty. But just when Edgar finds some delicious sausages, they are taken by The Inspector, a very important-looking rat with a big hat. Poor Edgar and Edith are left with nothing but dry crackers and pickles for dinner. That is, until one day, when The Inspector is all fattened up, and Edgar does some inspecting of his own..."A hilarious tale of confidence, tricks and comeuppance, with deviously delectable pictures" - The M..
Elephant White is Lucy's favourite toy (she's played with him so much, his white is all patchwork now), until she gets a sparkly fairy doll. So Elephant White decides he needs to find a new home. He tries joining the Mouse Circus, the Weasel Pirates and the daredevil Red Swallows pilots, but nowhere feels like home. Finally, Elephant White finds Lucy and discovers she has been looking for him all along and is very happy to be able to take him home...
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.....
Elmer is on his way to visit his Grandpa Eldo. He has great fun reminding Eldo of all the things they used to do together, but is Eldo quite as forgetful as Elmer thinks? He may be old but he is an elephant, after all, and elephants never forget. Do they?..
Grandpa Eldo asks Elmer and Wilbur to help a young elephant find her way back to her herd - and they get a shock when they see she is pink! No wonder she is called Rose. But there is an even greater surprise in store when they reach her herd - because everyone single one of them is pink!..
Baby Elephant can't sleep because he has lost his teddy, so Elmer sets off to look for it. Eventually Elmer hears a voice shouting 'Help! I'm lost!' Can Baby Elephant's teddy talk, or is Wilbur playing a trick on Elmer, as usual?..
Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has lost its colours!
Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives the rainbow his own colours? Will he lose them for ever?..
When Rose meets Elmer she's humming a tune, a tune she just can't get out of her head. When she leaves, Elmer realises he can't get the tune out of his head either – and as he crosses the jungle he can see the infectious tune spreading to every animal Rose has met! Can Elmer help everyone get rid of it?..
Elmer loves practical jokes, but so does his cousin Wilbur. Until, that is, Wilbur's practical joke leaves him high and dry and Elmer and the other elephants have to come to the rescue and bring him back down to earth.
This classic story is now even more appealing to the youngest of children in a sturdy, padded board book format...
"Elmer, the colorful patchwork elephant, reveals a sense of humor as he shows a herd of gray elephants that cold and warm are relative terms. When the others complain that they feel cold on a colder than usual day in the jungle, Elmer leads them on a journey up to snow-covered mountains where they cavort in the snow and ice. Hone again, they are now better able to appreciate their warm jungle home. This gentle story is sure to please children....Delightful."--School Library Journal...
Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons -- and amazing adventure. This gloriously rich and beautiful picture book comes from a uniquely talented artist at the height of his powers. With a story to enchant the youngest reader, and pictures to gasp and pore over whatever your ag..
A reissue of this beautiful version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, illustrated in Alison Jay's unique and attractive style. In this retelling by Marcus Sedgwick, the Emperor is a very proud and vain lion, served by his long-suffering Chamberlain and Treasurer. He wants to commission the finest set of robes ever seen! But the devious tailors have plans of their own...This new edition captures the charm of the timeless classic with a fresh new look...
A classic, vintage pastime updated for a new generation. These paper people wear their clothes with the help of reusable, press-on, peel-off adhesive dots ? no tabs! And no scissors either ? the dolls, clothes, and accessories are perforated -- they're ready to pop right out and play. This book features six reversible paper dolls in a variety of skin colors, along with three paper babies and a couple of paper pets. Bunches of reversible clothes, shoes and hairstyles work in combination to make e..
This book is one of e series entitled 'First Experiences' which will help young children deal with the fears and practical problems involved in facing something for the first time. The simple, reassuring stories and sympathetic pictures prepare children, providing parents with an ideal and natural way in which to introduce and talk about these situations...
From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up.
Two big hippos.
One ENORMOUS dream.
Who can make it to the moon first?3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .
Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two superstars!
PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS:“A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale… hilarious” Amanda Craig, The Times
“I absolutely love David..
In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town.
Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town, and you can read along too – if your tongue can manage it!
With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfu..
This is a new tale of friendship from Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Once there were two friends who were always together...But one day, the boy was all alone. His friend was gone. The hero of this delightful new story from Eric Carle 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. He sleeps under starry skies and dreams of float..
The pig lives in a house in the middle of the wild wood.
But inside the wild wood there's a bad wolf - and this hungry wolf wants a little pig for dinner! But a house made of bricks is hard to blow down, so instead of gobbling Pig, Wolf moves to plan B: gobbling Red Riding Hood's poor defenceless grandma! But his despicable plan is soon uncovered and Pig decides to rescue Gran! Will this plucky pig make it in time?
A fabulously funny twist on two classic fairy tales: Little Red Riding Hood and..
Sam-I-Am and his Green Eggs and Ham get a brand-new look for their 60th birthday! The original Dr. Seuss classic that inspired the Netflix series.
It’s the 60th birthday of Green Eggs and Ham – and you’re invited to the party!
The original Dr. Seuss classic that inspired the Netflix series is now available in this beautiful 60th birthday celebration paperback.
When Sam-I-am pesters a grumpy grouch to eat a plate of green eggs and ham, we soon find out we can’t really know what we like until w..
One dark night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he?
The Gruffalo's Child is the much-loved sequel to Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling phenomenon, The Gruffalo...
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.
Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake... and a hungry Gruffalo!
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has ..
Oliver and his best friend Troll run a cafe in the woods. They make the BEST cakes - their troll customers would much rather eat cakes than children! One particularly busy day in the cafe, Oliver's sister Dolly disappears, so Oliver and Troll set off to find her. Their search takes them up Munch Mountain, where the biggest, meanest and grumpiest troll in the world lives.
Oliver doesn't believe all the scary rumours, but Troll's not so sure .....
A beautiful special edition of Guess How Much I Love You to celebrate 25 years of the heartwarming children's classic."I love you right up to the moon – AND BACK!"Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing just how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure!Since its publication in 1994, children and parents worldwide have cherished the heartwarming tale of Little Nut..
Horace and Glenda Pork-Fowler have one an 'all-you-can-eat' weekend at Eatem Hall - a dream come true for the pair for whom no plate is too big. However, their greed and desire to make the most of their luxurious surroundings distract them from the true purpose of why they are really there!..
Douglas is very excited about his birthday surprise. But when the surprise turns out to be his over-excited twin cousins, Douglas is sure this will be the worst birthday ever! David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his fifth book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world. Hello, Hugless Douglas! is a Wor..
New York Times No.1 Bestseller - now including a story CD performed by the author, bringing the magic to life.
From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun that grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild.
Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer - a Mary Poppins for the modern day! With his magic compass he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe . . . Join them as the..
From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo!
'Give me your buns and your biscuits!
Give me your chocolate eclairs!
For I am the Rat of the highway,
and the Rat Thief never shares!'
Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food.
Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay.
Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck?
A fabulous, rollicking ..
The wonderful Seuss classic now in a beautiful picture book format. Horton the kindly elephant has his work cut out saving the tiny Whos who live on a speck of dust – no one else believes they are there! But Horton eventually convinces everyone that, ‘a person’s a person, no matter how small’!
‘A person’s a person, no matter how small..’
Horton the elephant sets out to save the inhabitants of a speck of dust, in this classic and hilarious tale about friendship and respect, from the inimita..
This delightful activity book, based on Molly Potter's bestselling title How Are You Feeling Today?, is filled with lively illustrations and engaging activities about dealing with a whole range of emotions, from excitement and happiness to shyness and jealousy.
We all have feelings; sometimes they feel comfortable and sometimes they feel uncomfortable. Can you sort them out and work out which emotion is which? And can you fill in a dot-to-dot boredom buster and draw a fluffy, smiling, happy mon..
Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one but none of them seem quite right. Join Douglas on his search for the perfect bear hug! Douglas is a irresistible and hugely popular character created by David Melling - one of today's leading author/illustrators...
The sixth Hugless Douglas adventure - his first day at school - in this bestselling series with 1.4 million copies sold to date in 26 languages.
Douglas is very excited to be going to Little School. There is so much to do - and lots of hugs to be given out!
David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his sixth book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what i..
The littlest readers can learn about Martin Luther King, Jr., in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. In this new board book format, the very youngest readers can learn about one of America's icons in the series's signature lively, conversational way. The short text focuses ..
The littlest readers can learn about Jane Goodall in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. In this new board book format, the very youngest readers can learn about one of America's icons in the series's signature lively, conversational style. The short text focuses on drawing..
This laugh-out-loud story is about a bold and imaginative Mouse who is accused of being an elephant by a gecko. Despite having a pointy nose and flappy ears, Mouse is definitely not an elephant – but could Mouse be an owl, a sheep, a yak, or a cow? Mouse persuades the others that it's what is on the inside that counts - and maybe Mouse is actually a Moose?
With vibrant and characterful illustrations this hilarious follow on to the acclaimed I AM A TIGER introduces a new range of animals for the..
The incorrigible toddler is now asking the infamous question: 'Why do I have to go to bed when I'm not tired?', and she uses every stratagem she can think of to avoid her fate: monsters in the cupboard, hairy spiders, thirst, even outright escape! But when she finally does go to sleep, her bed is empty. Wherever has she gone now?..
Some days we just need our daddies. And Arthur REALLY needs his daddy today. His play castle is all wrong, he bumps leg chasing baddies out of his kingdom and there's a monster in his moat! Nothing is going right for this little knight. There's only one thing for it: "I want my Daddy," he cries. Fans of Tracey Corderoy's I Want My Mummy! will adore this sweet tale of Arthur and his special dad. With warm and reassuring illustrations and a playful text, this picture book will cheer up any little ..
An ideal picture book for children with separation anxiety from the award-winning Tracey Corderoy (Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble, The Grunt and The Grouch) and illustrator Alison Edgson (Yuck! That's Not a Monster! - Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2011). I Want My Mummy’s warm, funny story is perfect for reassuring toddlers worried about being away from their parents, whether that’s starting nursery or being left with grandparents.
It’s Arthur’s first day apart from his mummy and..
A stunning, nostalgic picture book about a beautiful hotel and the people who stay, live and work there.
Perfect for children 4+.
If you ever go to the great city of Delaunay, take a left at the Duchess’s palace and cross the Bridge of Spires, and here you will find The Incredible Hotel. Everything runs like clockwork, thanks to Stefan the kitchen porter, who brews the coffee every morning, and dreams of being a chef. Until the morning of the Grand Ball, when a fire starts in the kitchen just..
A deep breath and a little imagination are key in this gentle, beautifully illustrated story that will inspire little ones to lift their own spirits – and remember that they are loved.Some days are harder to get through than others, but when you’re sad, or lonely, or angry, it helps to remember these words: the Isle of You. Take a moment to shake off your worries, then set sail to a land where your dreams can come true. Soar on the back of an eagle, hunt for treasure, watch dancing polar bears o..
The brand new picture book from the beloved and iconic Judith Kerr.
This magical new book from the one and only Judith Kerr is brimming with her trademark warm humour and exquisitely imaginative artwork. Come on a wondrous journey with Katinka, a perfectly ordinary pussycat, with a not-quite-so-ordinary tail…..
King Jack and the Dragon is a magical make-believe story illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Night is falling, bedtime is looming and playtime is nearly over ...but brave King Jack is more than a match for dragons and terrible beasties. This magical make-believe adventure, illustrated by picture book star Helen Oxenbury, is the perfect bedtime tale for little boys and brave children everywhere. This paperback and CD features a wonderful audio retelling of this lovely bedtime story...
Rex looks like an average 6 year old, living on his parents' moog farm and going to mini galactic citizen school, but he's going to be King of Space! With the help of unsuspecting friends, Rex creates an army of warbots with dung-blasters and begins his conquest of the known worlds. But when he goes too far, only one person can save him from the wrath of the Galactic Alliance - his tough-talking mum!..
It's Kipper's 25th anniversary so join in with the celebrations with this wonderful reissue of a classic story with a stunning gold cover. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.
Kipper's basket is old and worn. His blanket is smelly and disgusting. But can Kipper find a better place to sleep? He tries a flowerpot like a bird, a nest like a squirrel and a lily-pad like a frog, but nothing seems quite as good as his old, worn basket and his lovely smelly blanket.
Mick Inkpen's Kipper has been a star of picture books and animation for over 25 years. This new story will captivate a new generation of children. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author. Kipper and Arthur are talking about baby animals. A baby owl must be an owlet, so a baby frog is a froglet and a baby hedgehog can only be a hoglet...But what is a baby dog called? Do you know? A charming tale about animals - and growing up. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as alw..
Celebrating 25 years, this classic Kipper title is reissued for a new generation of children. Someone or something has nibbled a hole in Kipper's toybox. When Kipper identifies the culprit he thinks his troubles are over - but in actual fact they are only just beginning! Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' (Guardian). 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' (..
Ned the knight ALWAYS does exactly what he's told. When his parents ask him to pick up his toys, dig up the cabbages or go to bed on time, he does it all with a smile. And when the dragon swoops into town every night, he always runs inside just as he's asked. But one morning, instead of saying,"yes," he says, "NO!" He will NOT help his dad find his shield, his arrow or his bow, and he will certainly NOT let the butcher go past. That night, he refuses to go inside, and in doing so he confronts th..