Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows
This is the much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?
Francesca Simon - Horrid Henry's Bedtime
How did you guess - Horrid Henry hates going to bed and will do anything to put off the awful moment. This specially written new story is put together with the diary he had to write for his homework, and the story that explains just what he's got against Perfect Peter. The diary and Don't Be Horrid, Henry have previously been published in other formats but Francesca Simon has written hilarious new introductions to them and has added some of the questions children often ask her about Henry (and herself). As always, the text is matched by Tony Ross's sparky drawings.
Gerald Durrell - Three Singles to Adventure
Gerald Durrell is among the best-selling authors in English. His adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote stand out in his accounts of expeditions to Africa and South America in search of rare animals. He divines the character of these creatures with the same clear, humorous, and unsentimental eyes with which he regards those chance human acquitances whose conversation in remote places he often reproduces in all their devastating and garbled originality. To have maintained, for over fifteen years, such unfailing standards of entertainment can only be described as a triumph. Three Singles to Adventure takes the reader to South America, where he meets the sakiwinki and the sloth clad in bright green fur, where he can hear the horrifying sound of piranha fish on the rampage, or learn how to lasso a galloping anteater. 'Stuffed with exquisitely ridiculous situations' - Spectator
Peyo - The Smurfs Christmas
A magical collection of Christmas tales to light up the coldest winter nights, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time. There's no peace on earth when Christmas comes to the Smurfs Village, at least not while Gargamel is lurking about! In this special collection of frosty fun and frolic, before The Smurfs can stuff their stockings and open their presents, they have to deal with dragons, talking snowmen, grumpy bears, a kidnapped Santa Claus, and a reindeer chase through the starry night sky! It's a race to save Christmas in this smurfy Holiday treasure for the whole family.
Ismeretlen szerző - Christmas Songs
Filled with festive holiday joy, this fun-to read Christmas song book is the perfect size for youngsters to enjoy! All your favorite carols come to life in endearing illustrations sure to charm.
Nick Bruel - A Bad Kitty Christmas
A HILARIOUS NEW HOLIDAY PICTURE BOOK ABOUT EVERYONE'S FAVORITE NAUGHTY FELINE "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city, not a creature was stirring...Except for BAD KITTY." A greedy Bad Kitty didn't get all the presents she wanted for Christmas, but after she goes on a Christmas caper across town and through multiple alphabets, she makes a new friend, finds an old friend, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Or not. Nick Bruel's first picture book about Bad Kitty since the uproarious Poor Puppy in 2007 is full of rhyming mayhem... and Christmas cheer.
Laura Ingalls Wilder - By the Shores of Silver Lake
The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory. Here Pa works on the new railroad until he finds a homestead claim that is perfect for their new little house. Laura takes her first train ride as she, her sisters, and their mother come out to live with Pa on the shores of Silver Lake. After a lonely winter in the surveyors' house, Pa puts up the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the beautiful shores of Silver Lake. The Ingallses' covered-wagon travels are finally over.
Vera Soutgate - Rapunzel
This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Rapunzel is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, retaining all the key parts of the story beginning with Rapunzel's imprisonment in the tower by a wicked witch through to her meeting and falling in love with a handsome prince. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Sleeping Beauty, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.
Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the Prairie
Pa Ingalls decides to sell the little log house, and the family sets out for Indian country! They travel from Wisconsin to Kansas, and there, finally, Pa builds their little house on the prairie. Sometimes farm life is difficult, even dangerous, but Laura and her family are kept busy and happy with the promise of their new life on the prairie. Little House on the Prairie is the second book in the Laura Years series. About the Author Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.
Laura Ingalls Wilder - West From Home
In 1915, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled by train from her home in Missouri to San Francisco. Laura's westward journey to visit her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, coincided with a spectacular event taking place in that city - the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It was a great world's fair celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal, and Laura was amazed by the attractions that had been gathered there from all over the world. Her husband, Almazno, was unable to leave their farm, and it was Laura's daily letters that gace him the chance to see what she saw on her magnificent visit to California. These letters will allow the reader to experience Laura's adventures and her intimate thoughts as she shared with her husband the events of her exciting soujurn. It's a fascinating insight into the heart and mind of the author who would later go on to write the classic Little House books.
Jill Shalvis - Simply Irresistible
Maddie Moore's whole life needs a makeover. In one fell swoop, Maddie loses her boyfriend (her decision) and her job (so not her decision). But rather than drowning her sorrows in bags of potato chips, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Starting over won't be easy. Yet Maddie sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join her in the adventure. But convincing Tara and Chloe will be difficult because the inn needs a big makeover too. The contractor Maddie hires is a tall, dark-haired hottie whose eyes-and mouth-are making it hard for her to remember that she's sworn off men. Even harder will be Maddie's struggles to overcome the past, though she's about to discover that there's no better place to call home than Lucky Harbor.
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol (Oxford Bookworms)
Christmas is humbug, Scrooge says - just a time when you find yourself a year older and not a penny richer. The only thing that matters to Scrooge is business, and making money. But on Christmas Eve three spirits come to visit him. They take him travelling on the wings of the night to see the shadows of Christmas past, present, and future - and Scrooge learns a lesson that he will never forget.
Kate Morton - The Distant Hours
Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Millderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family: Juniper, her twin sisters and their father, Raymond. In the grand and glorious Millderhurst Castle, a new world opens up for Edie's mother. She discovers the joys of books and fantasy and writing, but also, ultimately, the dangers. Fifty years later, as Edie chases the answers to her mother's riddle, she, too, is drawn to Millderhurst Castle and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiance in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Millderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it...
Tim Burton - The Nightmare Before Christmas
In all the world, there's no place like Halloweenland, and Jack Skellington is Halloween's most important figure. It's Jack who devises Halloween's most macabre tricks and frights, and he's done it year after year with delight. But this year, something isn't q uite right: Jack has grown bored with the usual Halloween pranks, and the joy of seeing shock and horror on people's faces has faded. One night, while out for a walk in the woods, Jack stumbled upon something he's never seen before: a strange door carved into a tree. Stepping through the door, Jack tumbles into a world unlike any he's ever known. He finds himself in a bright, cheerful, colorful place called Christmas Town. Immediately captivated by all the Christmas sights - shining tinsel, sparkling lights, gayly wrapped presents, and sweet confections - Jack knows that he must somehow find a way to become part of it all. And Santa Claus himself provides the key as Jack decides to bring Christmas to Halloween - with Jack starring in Santa's role! The Nightmare Before Christmas is an inspired, irreverent, charmingly conceived fantasy, illustrated and written by one of the leading visionaries in the film world, Tim Burton, who directed the movies Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Beetlejuice, among others.
Stella Cameron - Joan Hohl - Loretta Chase - Linda Lael Miller - A Christmas Collection
The greatest gift / Stella Cameron With Christmas approaching, a kindly nanny and an impish little boy conspire to help a gentle Cornish maid win the heart of a lonely widower. Falling stars / Loretta Chase 'Tis the season for forgiveness, as a gallant gentleman renews his acquaintance with the enchanting lady who spurned him ten years before—and rekindles Yuletide fires of love and longing. The scent of snow / Linda Lael Miller In America's West, a desperate woman trapped in a web of lies discovers new hope for romance at Christmastime through an act of faith...and the steadfast devotion of a handsome farmer. Footsteps in the snow / Joan Hohl A Christmas Eve miracle transports a sad and beautiful innkeeper two hundred years into the past—to discover the glorious ecstasy of true and timeless love in the arms of a dashing colonial spy. A collection of romance stories features the tale of a Cornish maid who finds love with the help of a kindly nanny; a gallant gentleman begins anew with the woman who spurned him years before; and others.
Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Readers)
Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are two very different sisters. Marianne loves excitement; her sister is more sensible and serious. But both girls must use the same honesty and intelligence before they can find happiness. Pre-Intermediate (1200 words) Classics British English
C. S. Lewis - The Last Battle
Narnia . . . where lies breed fear . . . where loyalty is tested . . . where all hope seems lost. During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Readers)
Mrs. Bennet wants all her daughters to marry. When a rich young man comes to the village, Mrs. Bennet thinks he will make a wonderful husband. Does her daughter Elizabeth love this man? What about her other daughters?
L. Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz (Oxford Bookworms)
Dorothy lives in Kansas, USA, but one day a cyclone blows her and her house to a strange country called Oz. There, Dorothy makes friends with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. But she wants to go home to Kansas. Only one person can help her, and that is the country's famous Wizard. So Dorothy and her friends take the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, to find the Wizard of Oz. . . .