Adapted by: Danielle McLean Illustrated: Mark Chambers When Jack climbs an enormous beanstalk, he discovers a giant's magnificent castle at the top... This fantastically funny retelling of the classic fairy tale is packed with pop-ups, flaps, and more! Perfect for bedtimes and for introducing very young readers to this best-loved story.
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Author: Michaela Morgan Illustrator: Nick Sharratt Don't teach the bunny rabbits your own disgusting habits. Don't picnic with a python in the park. Everyone knows about saying please and thank you, and not talking with your mouth full. But when it comes to dealing with grumpy grizzly bears and hairy chimpanzees, things get a lot more complicated ...Rollicking rhymes combine perfectly with Nick Sharratt's trademark witty illustrations in this thoroughly modern look at good behaviour!
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Author: Jeff Kinney Greg Heffley's dad is on a mission! He's decided it's time for this wimpy kid to become, well, less wimpy and has planned lots of "manly" activities for him and his son. Greg somehow manages to find ways to get out of most of them, but when his dad threatens to send him to a military academy, Greg realizes he's going to have to somehow shape up ... or get shipped out!
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Author: J.K. Rowling ‘One more curse… my faithful servant at Hogwarts… Harry Potter is as good as mine.’ Harry Potter’s fourteenth year is proving to be a memorable one, not only is it the four hundred and twenty-second Quidditch World Cup but Hogwarts is playing host to its own unique wizarding competition, the Triwizard Tournament. The school finds itself playing host to two visiting magical schools – the enchanting Beauxbatons Academy and the formidable Durmstrang Institute. Only three of the bravest witches or wizards over the age of seventeen may compete; their names to be drawn out of the enticing, golden Triwizard Cup. But this is no Quidditch match, the reward is glory but the perils are lethal and somebody has other plans in store. For when the time comes, the unthinkable happens; an extra name is recalled from the cup, Harry Potter’s name. Now Harry is fighting for more than victory, he is battling for his life, against an unseen sinister force. With even his friends doubting him, Harry finds himself more alone than ever and in the greatest of danger. The map of the wizarding world unfolds in this gripping fourth novel in the award-winning Harry Potter series. Waterstones invites you to compete alongside Harry as he faces fire-breathing dragons, delves to the deepest depths of the lake, and (most dauntingly of all) learns to dance. This will be a parting of the ways, for, after this, nothing can ever be the same again. Take hold of the Goblet of Fire and who knows where it will take you.
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Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Emily Gravett 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? Created by the critically acclaimed author Julia Donaldson and Kate Greenaway medal winner Emily Gravett, Cave Baby celebrates the messy creativity of babies!
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Author: Michae Rosen We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For over a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite. This new gift hardback edition includes a superb snow scene on the cover to add fun and festive flurries to your favourite family adventure story. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river, squelch through the mud and brave their way through the swirling, whirling snowstorm in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
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Author: David Walliams 1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there’s one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla. With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude. Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot… Join David Walliams on this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure for all the family!
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Author: Jeff Kinney It's a brand-new year and a brand-new journal and Greg Heffley is keen to put the humiliating (and secret!) events of last summer firmly behind him. But someone knows everything, someone whose job it is to most definitely not keep anything embarrassing of Greg's private: his big brother, Rodrick. Can Greg make it through this new school year with his cool(ish) reputation intact?
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Author: Clare Fennel Brave Little Bear has woken up early one morning and has decided to go outside and explore. There he finds a magical world covered in glistening, white snow. Little Bear is a little scared but reminds himself that he is a BRAVE bear and decides to go exploring. He uses his favorite ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN rhyme to encourage himself. Simple text and Claire Fennell s beautiful illustrations combine to create the exciting world of Little Bear. Young children will love reading about Bear's wintery adventures. Ideal for children at Christmas.
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Author: Michael Bond Paddington is introduced to younger readers in this pre-school picture book, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, now a major movie star! Reissued with attractive new cover branding. When Paddington Bear goes to the beach, nothing goes quite according to plan ... especially when, one by one, he is joined by ten hungry seagulls. Will Paddington's lunchtime snack be safe? Pre-schoolers will love counting with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!
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