Felicity Wishes and her friends are determined to pefect their wish-making technique in these three short stories, perfect for first readers.
Whispering Wishes —The Grand Wishmaker is visiting the School of Nine Wishes to show the fairies how to make impossible dreams come true. Felicity and her friends are determined to reveal the truth behind the magic.
Invisible Identity – With a little help from Felicity and her friends, Holly becomes invisible just like the Grand Wishmaker. But the novelty of being invisible soon wears off!
Multiple Magic – Felicity and her friends attempt to break the Fairy World Record for making the biggest wish. But Felicity soon starts to doubt her ambitious plan.
Emma Thomson - Felicity Wishes: Sensational Secrets
Felicity Wishes knows that keeping a secret is the sign of a good friend - and she's determined to prove that she can keep them in these three short stories, perfect for first readers. Sensational Secrets - A mysterious new fairy, Ella, has started at the School of Nine Wishes. Felicity makes friends with her straight away but will she be able to find out Ella's secret? Chocolate Cover-up – The fairy friends have decided to give up chocolate for a month but Felicity is struggling. Felicity’s friends catch her out but she is worried that in turn they might have found out a bigger secret! Truth Test – It’s nearly the day of the Annual Wish Test and Felicity still hasn’t learnt the standard swing. Just in the nick of time, Felicity is let into a secret that will guarantee her top marks!
Alan Alexander Milne - Amikor még kicsik voltunk / When We Were Very Young
Milne klasszikus szerző. Talán még életében az volt. Hetven éve a világon mindenütt olvassák, szavalják, énelkik a verseit, színházakban, mozikban játsszák műveit. A Shepard-rajzok pedig legalább annyira népszerűek, mint a Walt Disney- figurák. Az európai nagyvárosok divatja bő pólókra nyomja a versidézetek és micimackós aranymondások mellé a kedves figurákat. Milne összessen négy gyerekkönyvet írt: Micimackó, Micimackó kuckója, Hatévesek lettünk, Amikor még kicsik voltunk. Ezt az utóbbit magyarul most veheti kézbe először az olvasó. A költemények azért olvashatók két nyelven, hogy az angolul tudók és tanulók (akár gyerekek, akár felnőttek) kétszer örüljenek és közben okosodjanak. Milnétől üdítő angolul tanulni!
Katharine Holabird - Angelina, Star of the Show
Angelina and her grandparents are traveling by boat to the Mouseland Dance Festival Angelina can't wait to perform, and she's so busy practicing her steps that she has little time to help her grandparents with all the work that needs to be done on board. When she disobeys her grandmother and ruins her festival costume, Angelina's is devastated--until Grandma shows her what it truly means to be the star of the show.
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.
Nick Bruel - Bad Kitty
From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy when she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. So she: Ate my homework, Bit grandma, Clawed the curtains, Damaged the dishes, and so on, through Z. Only when tastier things arrive (An Assortment of Anchovies, Buffalo Burritos, Chicken Cheesecake...) does she Apologize to Grandma.
Nick Bruel - Bad Kitty Meets the Baby
Kitty's owners are home with a big surprise for Kitty. But what is it? Kitty, reeling in horror, thinks it’s a . . . dog. The neighbor cats are convinced it’s a cat. But we all know that it’s really a BABY! With Nick Bruel’s trademark mix of antic humor (this time involving a Kitty game show and the Kitty Olympics—which the baby wins hands down), riotous illustrations, total mayhem, and Uncle Murray Fun Facts, this may be the funniest Kitty book yet, and the one that hits closest to home.
Carl Barks - Walt Disney's Donald Duck - Lost in the Andes
The first in a historic series of books collecting the comic book stories of “The Good Duck Artist.” Carl Barks’ Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics are considered among the greatest artistic and storytelling achievements in the history of the medium. After serving a stint at the Walt Disney studios as an in-betweener and a gag-man, Barks began drawing the comic book adventures of Donald Duck in 1942. He quickly mastered every aspect of cartooning and over the next nearly 30 years created some of the most memorable comics ever drawn — as well as some of the most memorable characters: Barks introduced Uncle Scrooge, the charmed and insufferable Gladstone Gander, the daffy inventor Gyro Gearloose, the bumbling and heedless Beagle Boys, the Junior Woodchucks, and many others.
Carl Barks - Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge - Only a Poor Old Man
Uncle Scrooge classics for all ages! Since Fantagraphics’ first release in this series focused on Donald Duck, it is only right that the second focus on Carl Barks’s other great protagonist, and his greatest creation: The miserly, excessively wealthy Scrooge McDuck, whose giant money bin, lucky dime, and constant wrangles with his nemeses the Beagle Boys are well-known to, and beloved by, young and old. This volume starts off with “Only a Poor Old Man,” the defining Scrooge yarn (in fact his first big starring story) in which Scrooge’s plan to hide his money in a lake goes terribly wrong. Two other long-form classics in this volume include “Tralla La La” (also known as “the bottlecap story,” in which Scrooge’s intrusion has terrible consequences for a money-less eden) and “Back to the Klondike” (Barks disciple Don Rosa’s favorite story, a crucial addition to Scrooge’s early history, and famous for a censored bar brawl that was restored in later editions). Each of these three stories is famous enough to have its own lengthy Wikipedia page. Also in this volume are the full-length “The Secret of Atlantis,” and over two dozen more shorter stories and one-page gags. Newly recolored in a version that combines the warm, friendly, slightly muted feeling of the beloved classic original comic books with state-of-the-art crispness and reproduction quality, the stories are joined by another volume’s worth of extensive “Liner Notes,” featuring fascinating behind-the-panels essays about the creation of the stories and analyses of their content from a world’s worth of Disney and Barks experts. Full color throughout.
Alan Alexander Milne - Piglet Meets A Heffalump
A wonderful adaption of Winnie the Pooh, featuring an all-star cast including Stephen Fry and Dame Judi Dench. Story 1: In which Piglet meets a Heffalump. Story 2: In which eeyore has a birthday. Story 3: In which Kanga and Baby Roo come to the forest, and Piglet has a bath. Story 4: In which Christopher Robin leads an expotition to the North Pole.
Dr. Seuss - How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.
Sue Arengo - Snow White and the seven dwarfs
"Snow White's stepmother, the Queen, was jealous. Her magic mirror said that Snow White was more beautiful than the Queen. She told a huntsman to kill the girl, but he couldn't do it. Snow White went to live with seven dwarfs. But the Queen tried to kill her with a tight ribbon, a poisoned comb, and a poisoned apple. Show White looked as if she was only asleep, so the dwarfs put her in a glass box. A Prince fell in love with her but how did he save her?"
Julia Donaldson - The Gruffalo's Child
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler team up again to create this funny and adorable sequel to The Gruffalo. One night, the Gruffalo’s child wanders into the woods to search for the Big Bad Mouse. But instead, she comes upon a small mouse in the woods . . . and decides to eat him! But wait, what is that? A shadow of a very large, scary creature falls on the ground. Could it be the Big Bad Mouse after all?
Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines.Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world. Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls' were leading to growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat (the first Random House Beginner Book) changed the way our children learn how to read.
Ismeretlen szerző - Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales
Once upon a time fairy tales weren't meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales. This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have pretty maids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls; enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters. This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks could only have been collected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter. Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.
Daisy Meadows - Hannah the Happy Ever After Fairy
Hannah, the Happy Ever After Fairy is very upset. Jack Frost has stolen the magic Quill Pen from Fairyland and he's rewriting all the fairytales so that they end sadly. Can Rachel and Kirsty help Hannah get the magic pen back and save the Happy Ever Afters? This "Rainbow Magic" story is produced for World Book Day.
Daisy Meadows - Phoebe the Fashion Fairy
The Party Fairies' magic is missing --- and the Fairyland jubilee is going to be a flop! This is our tenth group of Rainbow Magic fairies; all seven books in the group will be released at once. It's party time! A big bash for King Oberon and Queen Titania is underway in Fairyland. The Party Fairies keep everything running smoothly, until Jack Frost's goblins steal their magic party bags. Now parties everywhere aren't festive --- they're a flop! Kirsty's friend Charlotte is having a birthday party. But everyone's pretty party outfits are ruined! Phoebe the Fashion Fairy has to track down her magic bag --- fast. Find the magic party bag in each book and save celebrations everywhere!
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?
Dr. Seuss - Wacky Wednesday
A baffled youngster awakens one morning to find everything's out of place, but no one seems to notice! Beginning readers will have fun discovering all the wacky things wrong on each page while sharpening their ability to observe, as well as to read.