Winnie Ille Pu
A Latin Version of AA Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh
Hungarian physician and polymath Alexander Lenard made this translation of Winnie-the-Pooh while working as a tutor of English and Latin. An instant bestseller, it has continued to delight readers young and old for six decades, as they revisit the adventures of Christopherus Robinus around Silva Centum Jugerum (Hundred Acre Wood) in the company of Porcellus (Piglet), Ior (Eeyore), Bubo (Owl) and the rest – not forgetting, of course, the horribilis heffalumpus.
The Magic Faraway Tree Treasury
Three children, Joe, Beth and Frannie and their cousin Rick, live in a cottage deep in the country, near the Enchanted Wood where the Faraway Tree grows. High in the tree live the children’s friends Silky the fairy, Moon-Face and Saucepan Man, and at the top there is always a new magical land to explore. First published in 1943, this famous adventure story has new, colourful illustrations by Mark Beech and large print for young readers. Age 5+
An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo
The Halo video game has generated a number of sequels and spin-offs, employing a wide range of fantastical spacecraft and weaponry. This guide analyses an array of ships, including the Pillar of Autumn and Infinity, in large-scale cutaway diagrams and illustrations. Age 10+
Finding Woozles, meeting the Heffalump, solving the problem of Eeyore’s tail: Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the 100 Aker Wood set off on their adventures – some of them as dangerous as looking for the North Pole – in this collection of 17 stories from Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. The book is illustrated with EH Shepard’s original drawings in full colour and ends with ‘The End’ from Now We Are Six. Age 5+
Tank Engine Thomas Again
The Railway Series
Originally published in 1949, this was one of the first titles written by Reverend Awdry. Reprinted in a small format hardback and with its original illustrations by C Reginald Dalby, the book contains four short stories about Thomas’s adventures on the branch line. Age 4+
Thomas & Friends: Well Done Thomas! Activity Book
Stickers, Certificates and Reward Charts!
The activities in this book encourage good behaviour. Stickers are awarded for tidiness, helpfulness or being good at bedtime. Parents can use the charts and certificates to set and reward specific challenges. Age 2+
Thomas & Friends: The 12 Engines of Christmas
Sing Along with Thomas and His Friends!
This board book invites readers to sing new lyrics involving Thomas and his friends to the familiar tune of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. Each sturdy page features a different engine, while the gifts include snowmen and candy canes. Age 2+
Mr Men Magical Treasury
20 Funny Fairy Tales to Share
As a boy Adam Hargreaves inspired his father, Roger, to create the Mr Men, and this book is written and illustrated by him. These 20 stories have fairy-tale themes, feature ogres, witches, and fairies, and include a range of Mr Men and Little Miss characters. Age 2+
How to Draw Mr Men
With How to Draw Book, Stencils, Sketchbook and Stickers!
Look at the step-by-step instructions in the How to Draw book, and practise drawing the characters on the blank pages of the sketch book. You’ll soon be ready to colour and add details to the sketchbook pictures with the help of the stencils and stickers. Age 5+
A goose that didn’t get roasted; the nativity play that banished Princess Serafina’s sadness; a letter for Christmas from the First World War; one young shepherd boy’s astonishing meeting with the Angel Gabriel; and mother and baby Mountain Dragon reunited on Christmas Day... These five timeless stories by one of today’s greatest storytellers are illustrated by equally renowned children’s illustrators, including Sophie Allsopp, Michael Foreman and Quentin Blake. Age 4+.
Animal Prints from the British Museum
A rampaging elephant, a giant fish, an amorous goat and a monstrous pig are some of the fabled creatures featured in this collection of British Museum prints from the 15th to the early 19th century. The prints, which include woodcuts, engravings and etchings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Goya, Stubbs and Bewick, are accompanied by insightful commentary on the history and symbolism of the depicted beasts.
The White Horse of Zennor
And Other Stories
Cherry is swept out to sea and encounters ghosts from a mine; two children rescue a strange old man caught in an animal trap… Five mystical, sometimes dark, short stories are connected by their location: Zennor, on the coast at the edge of Britain. With beautiful colour illustrations, these are haunting, magical tales. Age 9+
The Rupert Annual
First appearing in the 1920s, the enduringly popular Rupert the Bear comic strip still features in the Daily Express today, and this is his 82nd annual. The stories include an adventure from 1939, as well as a brand new tale, ‘Rupert and the Christmas Birds’, and there are games and instructions for making Christmas decorations. Age 7+