Author: Andrew Lane Teenage Sherlock has come up against some challenges in his time, but what confronts him now is baffling. His friend and her father have vanished. Their house looks as if nobody has ever lived in it. Sherlock begins to doubt his sanity until a clever clue points him to Scotland. Following that clue leads him into a mystery that involves kidnapping, bodysnatchers and a man who claims he can raise the dead. Before he knows it, Sherlock is fighting for his life as he begins to work out what has happened to his friends. Will he be fast enough to save them?
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: Roald Dahl So it goes that in Chapter Two of his outstanding 1975 tale Dannythe Champion of the World, Roald Dahl first breathed life into the notion of the BFG – the Big Friendly Giant, ‘three times as tall as ordinary men and his hands were as big as wheelbarrows.’ Seven years later, Roald Dahl saw fit to give this extraordinary character his own stage. Again in close collaboration with master-illustrator Quentin Blake, The BFG was born, a properly epic adventure underpinned with all of Roald Dahl’s wit and heart. When the young orphan Sophie finds herself seemingly kidnapped by a strange, cloaked giant, initial alarm finally gives way to the deepest of friendships and the discovery of wisdom and courage in the smallest of places. Held aloft by Roald Dahl’s ceaseless invention and power of wordplay, The BFG ranks as one of his greatest triumphs and for over three decades has been a treasured part of children’s lives the world over. Waterstones invites you to get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, it’s a winsquiffler we tell you! It’s a golden phizzwizard of a fantastic ride! Now the magic of Roald Dahl is brought to life in these new illustrated paperback editions from the imagination of Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl’s own favorite illustrator. With brand new, bold cover designs and Blake’s quintessential pen and ink drawings, these are classic editions for every generation to enjoy. Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian, and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more brilliant stories. He remains the world's number one storyteller. One of Britain’s finest living illustrators, Quentin Blake has put pictures to more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl’s favorite illustrator. As an author, he has written and illustrated a number of bestselling children’s books including The Green Ship and Angelica Sprocket’s Pockets. In 1999 he became the first-ever Children’s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.
Author: Judith Kerr The classic picture book story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published more than fifty years ago. Now an award-winning animation! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! This warm and funny picture book story from is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again. First published in 1968 and never out of print, it has become a timeless classic enjoyed and beloved by generations of children, and this beautiful cased board book is perfect for little hands. The magic begins at teatime! 'A modern classic.' The Independent "It's no surprise Judith's work is still popular. It owes nothing to the vagaries of style or fashion. Her warmth and humanity are timeless." Michael Foreman.
On the night Sonia Ocampo is born, the village folk of Tres Montes survive the most horrific storm they have ever seen. Immediately they believe Sonia must possess a special gift to heal and protect. But after a young boy dies despite her prayers, sixteen-year-old Sonia is filled with shame...
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Author: Leigh Hodgkinson
Awarding-winning artist and animator Leigh Hodgkinson is the creator of this funny and clever fractured fairy tale based on the familiar story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Many years have passed since Goldilocks caused chaos at the Bears' house in the woods, but what happens when Little Bear wanders out of his fairytale and into the big city where Goldilocks now lives? Goldilocks is now grown up with a family and a rather smart apartment, so how will she react to coming home and finding that a very lost bear has been scoffing porridge, breaking chairs and sleeping in beds? Will she be cross, or is it finally time to make amends? A fabulously funny book that is just right for children aged 3-6! Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free 'Stories Aloud' audio recording - just scan the QR code and listen along!
Illustrator: Dawn Machell A charming retelling of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Pat-a-cake, and Row, Row, Row Your Boat, with adorable illustrations.
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Author: Jeff Kinney Things haven't been going all that well for Greg Heffley recently. For one thing, his best friend Rowley has a GIRLFRIEND, so now Greg is in the market for a new best friend. But after he's spent so long training him to be the perfect best friend, finding a 'new Rowley' won't be easy. And to top it off, his family (including his feral cousins) are coming to stay. Can Greg improve his luck before it's too late?
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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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