The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
Star Wars, A New Hope
With an evil empire ruling the galaxy, hope for the future lies in the hands of a small band of rebels led by Luke, Leia and Han, and Alexandra Bracken tells the story of A New Hope from their points of view. Slightly off-mint. Age 9+
Winnie-the-Pooh: Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace
'Once upon a time there were three little foxes Who didn’t wear stockings, and they didn’t wear sockses, But they all had handkerchiefs to blow their noses, And they kept their handkerchiefs in cardboard boxes.' The sheer fun of AA Milne’s poems, with their child’s view of the world and irresistible wordplay, has easily survived the century since they first appeared, while remaining evocative of British life in the 1920s. This book presents a selection from the two volumes of poetry on which Milne and his illustrator, EH Shepard collaborated: Now We Are Six and When We Were Very Young.
Minecraft: The Ultimate Construction Collection Gift Box
The three booklets in this box set explore possibilities for building in Minecraft’s creative mode, from concepts and tips for design to example builds for impressive structures such as a medieval castle. The set also includes press-out character models and a poster. Age 6+
Minecraft for Beginners
In Minecraft you can choose how to play, do what you like and have your own adventures – but where to begin? With clear illustrations, game-play instructions and hints, this guide from Mojang (the Swedish company that developed the game) shows how to survive in the Overworld. The guide is designed for a single player in Survival mode, and covers all the basics from game controls to defending against the bad guys and mining underground. Age 8+
Minecraft: The Survival Collection
For players of the challenging survival mode of Minecraft, the four books in this collection give specific advice on exploration and coping with hostile mobs, setting up farming systems, creating potions and enchantments and navigating the Nether and End dimensions. Age 9+
Noggin the Nog - 8 Books
These simplified editions of the books about the kindly Viking King Noggin the Nog are based on the BBC series by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, the creators of The Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine), and were written especially for emergent independent readers. Age 6+ The eight titles included in this set are: Noggin the King (Read more...) Noggin and the Whale (Read more...) Noggin and the Storks (Read more...) Noggin and the Money (Read more...) Noggin and the Dragon (Read more...) Noggin and the Moon Mouse (Read more...) Nogbad and the Elephants (Read more...) Nogbad Comes Back (Read more...)
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+
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+
Thomas & Friends: The Great Race the Movie
Movie Sticker Activity Book
At the Great Railway Show, Thomas the Tank and friends are taking part in competitions: Gordon wants to be the fastest in the Great Race, Percy is taking the Shunting Challenge and Thomas wins as the Most Useful engine. Children can join in, with stickers, pictures to colour in, mazes and puzzles. Age 4+
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 sketchbook. 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+.
Stories of War
This three-novel collection examines conflict from different perspectives: two boys evacuated to the country in Friend or Foe, Jewish children fleeing the Nazis in Waiting for Anya and animals at the front in War Horse. These stories do not avoid the horrors of battle, but reflect the bravery and heroism of ordinary individuals caught up in events beyond their control. Age 8+
Thunderbirds: The Comic Collection
This second volume of Thunderbirds adventures contains the first twelve comic strips from the 1960s, beginning with Blazing Danger, which introduced Lady Penelope and Parker to International Rescue, and including the great classics, Talons of the Eagle and Atlantic Tunnel. All the strips in this volume were illustrated by the legendary Frank Bellamy. (Please note two pages are duplicated in the book due to an editorial error.)
This special edition of the classic novel is illustrated throughout with watercolours by acclaimed artist François Place. Narrated by Joey, a horse who witnesses the horror of the First World War from both sides of the conflict, it has been adapted for the stage and filmed by Steven Spielberg. Age 10+