Treasury of Fairy Tales
Retold from original tales by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, and brought to life in Biro’s colourful, all-action illustrations, here are seven favourite stories: ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘Puss in Boots’, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ and ‘Cinderella’.
Treasury of Aesop's Fables
'The Hare and the Tortoise', 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' and 'The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs'… The popular children’s author and illustrator, Val Biro retells these and 13 more of the best-loved tales from Aesop in simple language for younger children, and with bold, colourful paintings full of amusing detail and expression.
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Val Biro has chosen eight tales from the Brothers Grimm’s famous collection, including some of the best-known – ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ – and the book ends with a note about the Grimms and the history of their Nursery and Household Tales.
The English Illustrated Dictionary
Originally published as the Oxford Illustrated Dictionary and revised in 2005 for the Award edition, this single-volume reference work combines a normal dictionary with an elementary encyclopedia, providing basic information on places, events and famous people in history, the arts or science, and illustrated with line drawings and diagrams. There are also very useful appendices, including lists of monarchs, counties, chemical elements and weights and measures. Slightly off-mint.
The Bible for Children
Arranged by stories, from the creation to Daniel in the lion’s den, and from the birth of John the Baptist to St Paul’s last letter to Timothy, this is an engaging retelling of the Old and New Testaments, suitable for reading aloud as well as accessible for young readers. The book includes chapter and verse references and numerous ‘Did you know?’ boxes, providing facts about Biblical times and traditions.
Paved with Gold
Discovering the West End of London
This book surveys the architecture, history and institutions of the engine room of one of the most dynamic cities on Earth. Each of the eight distinctive areas that make up the West End is covered in depth: Mayfair, St James's, Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury, Soho, Covent Garden, Westminster and Belgravia, set out street-by-street in alphabetical order to make the book easy to search. There are telling anecdotes in the lively text, and hundreds of photographs including those reproduced in the 16-page colour section.
Tales from the Arabian Nights
Val Biro seems to be revelling in the daring adventures, bandits, genii and caves full of treasure as he retells and illustrates seven of Scheherazade's stories from the Arabian Nights: The Voyages of Sinbad, Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, The Enchanted House, Awake or Asleep?, True or False?, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and The Pot of Gold. Age 5+
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales have been favourites of children since they first appeared between 1835 and 1872. In this 2005 edition, a selection of the tales are retold and illustrated in colourful paintings by children's author Val Biro. There are eight stories, including The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, Thumbelina and The Wild Swans, in words and pictures for young readers. Age 4+