Macmillan, the original publisher of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is proud to present Costa Award and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell's gorgeous new visual interpretation of Lewis Carroll's magical story. This beautiful full-colour gift edition comes 200 years after the birth of Alice's first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel. Both celebrated political cartoonists of their day, for Punch and the Observer respectively, Tenniel and Riddell have much in common. These exceptional artists created some of the most loved and iconic children's illustrations of the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries.This is a gorgeously produced hardback with foiled jacket, head and tail bands and a ribbon marker, and it is lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout by Chris Riddell. This is a beautiful gift for all the family to treasure and share.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago with Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations. Lewis Carroll's iconic story is now firmly established in the cultural fabric of countries throughout the world with curious, quick-witted Alice, its timeless heroine, at its heart. During her extraordinary adventures in Wonderland, she meets the the charming White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts, the mad Hatter and the grinning Cheshire-Cat. All of these unforgettable characters have become as famous as Alice herself and take their place alongside her in one of the most influential children's books of all time.
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo ! This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo''s child disobeys her father''s warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn''t really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo''s Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo . Julia Donaldson''s trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler''s brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo''s Child has followed firmly in her father''s footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again! This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook''s Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
B>*An instant New York Times bestseller*/b>b>*A BuzzFeed pick for 'YA Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring'*/b>br>b>*A Bustle's Most Anticipated 2019 YA Release*/b>br>b>*Paste Magazine's Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2019*/b>People lived because she killed. People died because he lived. Nobody knows that Zafira is the Hunter. Forced to disguise herself as a man, she braves the cursed forest to feed her people. If she is exposed as a girl, all of her achievements will be rejected.Nasir is the infamous Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If he refuses he will be punished in the most brutal of ways. Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya - but neither wants to be. And when Zafira embarks on a quest to restore magic to her suffering world, Nasir is sent by the sultan on a similar mission: retrieve magic and kill the hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds, and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine . . .b>Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, Hafsah Faizal's We Hunt the Flame - first in the Sands of Arawiya duology - is a breathtaking debut about discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands./b>
Life's a drag until you try . . . Robin Cooper's life is falling apart. While his friends prepare to head off to University, Robin is looking at a pile of rejection letters from drama schools up and down the country, and facing a future without the people he loves the most. Everything seems like it's ending, and Robin is scrabbling to find his feet.Unsure about what to do next and whether he has the talent to follow his dreams, he and his best friends go and drown their sorrows at a local drag show, where Robin realises there might be a different, more sequinned path for him . . .With a mother who won't stop talking, a boyfriend who won't acknowledge him and a best friend who is dying to cover him in glitter make up, there's only one thing for Robin to do: bring it to the runway.Boy Queen by George Lester is a sparkling debut full of big hair, big heels and even bigger hearts
Feel the witch''s black cape, stroke the dog''s soft fur and touch the dragon''s rough scales in this interactive touch and feel book, based on the bestselling picture book, Room on the Broom. Join the witch and all her animal friends in this magical touch and feel book, featuring all your favourite characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler''s Room on the Broom . With a simple text, bright colours and touches to explore on every page, the Room on the Broom Touch and Feel Book is perfect for little hands, and is sure to keep preschool children entertained for hours. Enjoy more touch and feel books with: The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book
The 13-Storey Treehouse is the first book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton''s wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Andy and Terry live in the WORLD''S BEST treehouse! It''s got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you''re hungry! Just watch out for the sea monkeys, and the monkeys pretending to be sea monkeys, and the giant mutant mermaid sea monster . . . Oh, and, whatever you do, don''t get trapped in a burp-gas-filled bubble . . . ! Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
B>We Free the Stars is the breathtaking second book in the Sands of Arawiya duology, by the masterful Hafsah Faizal./b>After the battle on Sharr, Zafira and Nasir return to a ghostly Sultan's Keep, low on resources and allies alike. The dark forest has fallen, but the kingdom teems with fear of the Lion of the Night's return. As Nasir struggles to master the dark power in his blood, Zafira struggles against a very different darkness festering through her bond with the Jawarat.
Chris Riddell''s brilliant full-colour illustrated The Little Prince in a sumptuous hardback and jacketed edition. A perfect gift for families, children and all fans of this much-loved favourite classic. After crash-landing in the Sahara Desert, a lonely pilot encounters a little prince who is visiting Earth from his own planet. Their strange and moving meeting illuminates many of life''s universal truths, as he comes to learn what it means to be human from a child who is not. Antoine de Saint-Exupery''s delightful The Little Prince has been translated into over 180 languages and sold over 80 million copies worldwide. With the loving, insightful, perplexed-by-grown-ups Little Prince at its heart, readers will not only rediscover characters such as The coquettish Rose, The knowledgeable Fox and The complex Lamplighter, but will find fresh and wonderful creations of these characters by a true master of his art; images that will live in our hearts and minds for generations to come.
Kellen and Nettle live in a world where anyone can create a life-destroying curse, but only one person has the power to unravel them. But not everyone is happy he can do so and, suddenly, he''s in a race to save both himself and all those who have been touched by magic... A spell-binding new tale from the master of speculative fiction.
"How I long to sail!" said the tiny snail. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day. This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
Winner of the Book of the Year, Children''s Fiction at The British Book Awards, 2021 Winner of the Books are My Bag Readers Award, Children''s Fiction 2020 ''A thrilling and hugely entertaining adventure story'' - David Walliams Adventures on Trains is a major mystery series from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. First stop is The Highland Falcon Thief, a breat hless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve. Beautifully illustrated by Elisa Paganelli. Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are enjoying the final journey of the Highland Falcon, Britain''s most famous steam train. But when a precious jewel goes missing, Harrison and his new friend Lenny find themselves at the centre of the investigation. Can they solve the mystery and catch the culprit before they reach the end of the line? Hear whispers in the dining car, find notes in the library, and unknown passengers among the luggage as you help Harrison to solve the mystery aboard one of the world''s grandest trains. Join Hal and Uncle Nat on the next stops in this thrilling series, Kidnap on the California Comet , Murder on the Safari Star and Danger at Dead Man''s Pass . ''A chuffing triumph'' - The Times, Children''s Book of the Week ''Like Murder on the Orient Express but better . . . a terrific read!'' - Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions . ''A first-class book'' - Telegraph
Celebrate 40 years of Rod Campbell''s classic lift-the-flap book, Dear Zoo , with a host of favourite zoo animals and flaps to lift on every page. ''I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .'' Young children will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent - a monkey, a lion and even an elephant! But will they ever manage to send the perfect pet? Rod Campbell, the creator of preschool favourites including Oh Dear! and Noisy Farm, has been a trusted name in early learning for over forty years, and the perennial classic, Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike since its first publication in 1982. With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, Dear Zoo: 40th Anniversary Edition is a must for every child''s bookshelf, and the thick card pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it perfect for small hands. Look out for Rod Campbell''s Look After Us , a lift-the-flap animal book for toddlers with a positive message about conservation.
Oh help! Oh no! It''s the Gruffalo! Join Mouse on a walk through the deep dark woods in this brilliant addition to the My First Gruffalo range, based on the bestselling picture book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Make Mouse wiggle, duck and shiver as he meets the animals. What will he do when he comes across the Gruffalo? Young children will love meeting Mouse, the Gruffalo and the other animals in a new and playful way. It''s the Gruffalo! A Finger Puppet Book encourages children to interact with the pages as they bring the well-loved characters to life.
A gorgeously illustrated book about friendship and looking past differences from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winner Catherine Rayner. Bear is walking through the forest, minding his own business when he comes across another bear. The Other bear is different. The two bears wander along, thinking different thoughts, and looking in different directions. Soon the two bears come across another bear and then another bear and eventually find a bear stuck in a tree. The bears realise that perhaps they aren''t that different after all and perhaps they could be friends?
The irresistible tale of Bert - a small bird with a very big heart, from Number One bestselling Julia Donaldson and Kate Greenway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. Bert the bowerbird is looking for love. He has made the most perfect nest, complete with a pretty purple flower, and is hoping it will help him to meet the bird of his dreams. But when the demanding Nanette comes along, she is far from impressed. Poor Bert is hurt, and flies off to bring her presents a-plenty. But will it ever be enough, and is Nanette really worthy of sweet Bert''s love? A beautifully illustrated treat of a book from the creators of The Go-Away Bird.
How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast. This edition features the captivating classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
"I''ve lost my mum!" Where is Monkey''s mummy? It''s not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. Kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don''t seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It''s just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she''s waiting with a well-deserved cuddle. Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo''s Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Charlie Cook''s Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has thirteen new levels! They've added a chocolate waterfall you can swim in, a volcano for toasting marshmallows, a bulldozer-battling level, a baby-dinosaur-petting zoo, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, an X-ray room, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller coaster and a top-secret thirty-ninth level which hasn't even been finished yet! But how can they enjoy all this brilliant stuff when they have to write a book faster they've ever done before? You'll have to read it to find out! The 39-Storey Treehouse is the third book in Andy Griffith's and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.
Rainbow Rowell has won fans all over the world by writing about love and life in a way that feels true. In her first collection, she gives us nine beautifully crafted love stories. Girl meets boy camping outside a movie theater. Best friends debate the merits of high school dances. A prince romances a troll. A girl romances an imaginary boy. And Simon Snow himself returns for a holiday adventure. It''s a feast of irresistible characters, hilarious dialogue, and masterful storytelling?in short, everything you''d expect from a Rainbow Rowell book.
"Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze." Visit the farm in the brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze , the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . A little old lady lives all by herself but she's not happy - her house is just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book.
A beautiful gift edition of Grimm''s Fairy Tales featuring five classic stories, charmingly retold in rhyming verse with stunning illustrations. Bringing together the incredible talents of award-winning illustrator and Booktrust Time to Read favourite, Marta Altes and author and poet, Elli Woollard, this unique collection of Grimm''s Fairy Tales is a fresh and funny take on the iconic original tales by the brothers Grimm. Richly illustrated throughout by Marta Altes, author of Little Monkey and New in Town , this is perfect for new and younger readers and will delight children and adults alike. Follow Little Red through the woods, where she encounters a wolf! Find out what happens when Hansel and Gretel meet a witch, and see who secretly stitches the poor shoemaker''s shoes. Who are the mysterious musicians of Bremen... and will Cinderella go to the ball, after all? A perfect companion title to Aesop''s Fables and Just So Stories, retold by Elli Woollard , created by the same winning team. Stories include: Little Red Cinderella The Musicians of Bremen Hansel and Gretel The Elves and the Shoemaker.
Go on a journey of discovery in My First Book of Everything. From the solar system to the tiny mantis shrimp, everything in our universe is amazing! This beautiful non-fiction gift book introduces over 100 big concepts, words or ideas from the world (and universe!) around us and gives a bitesize explanation for each one that will spark preschoolers'' imagination and inspire wonder and curiosity. Featuring content on the universe, the Earth, the human body, inventions, history and time and much more, My First Book of Everything is perfect for preschoolers who have graduated from First Words books and are getting curious about the world around them. My First Book of Everything is presented in a simple, stylish grid and with bright, colourful illustrations by bestselling author-illustrator Ben Newman ( Professor Astro Cat , Snip Snap ). It features a handy section at the back with reading tips for parents and carers, and is packed with words and concepts that will help enhance vocabulary and word recognition, plus spotting and search-and-find fun, and all sorts of things to inspire and ignite conversation between you and your child.
"Mamma will know what to do!" Moominmamma looks after everyone. She welcomes new visitors no matter who they are, simply setting another place at the table and making up a bed in the Moominhouse. And everything anyone could ever need is in her precious handbag - always fully stocked with sweets, tummy powder, dry socks and string. But there is more to Moominmamma than that. She is an artist, an explorer, a gardener and an adventurer. She is fearless, brave and strong - and full of surprises. Explore Moominmamma''s unique yet universal approach to life in this very special collection of warm words about love, life, friendship and family - perfect for Moominous mothers everywhere and an ideal gift for Mother''s Day.