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?
Jacqueline Wilson - The Werepuppy on Holiday
'He can't help being a bit wild, Mum. He's not like other dogs.' A scary werewolf video leaves Micky terrified of dogs and Mum decides the only answer is to get Micky a puppy of his own. But when they go to the kennels to choose a puppy, Micky doesn't pick the smallest, the cutest, or the quietest dog...but for some strange reason is drawn to Wolfie - who turns out to be a werepuppy! Wolfie turns out to be lots of fun and also lots of mischief! So when Micky's family decide to go on holiday, Wolfie is banned from going. Micky is distraught. What fun is a holiday without Wolfie?
Ismeretlen szerző - Frozen - Book of the Film
Frozen is the story of Anna, who sets off on an epic journey to save her kingdom... Teaming up with an adventurer named Kristoff, Anna searches for her sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Discover the story of the film inside!
Berg Judit - Rumini Datolyaparton
A Szélkirálynő ismét útra kel, és ez az utazás, ha lehet, még az eddigieknél is kalandosabb. Rumini és barátai egy háborúskodás kellős közepébe csöppennek: a dzsungel különös népei állnak harcban a túlélésért. Galléros Fecó régi barátai, a mindenre elszánt ripacsok, a jó kedélyű denevérek, és az igazságtalanul száműzött trónörökös próbálják megmenteni Datolyapartot a végső pusztulástól, és ebben a Szélkirálynő legénysége is segítségükre siet. Vérszívó denevérek, cápák, egy ostoba selyemmajom király és egy titokzatos varázsló is nehezítik egér-tengerészeink küldetését. S hogy a baj még nagyobb legyen, egy kalóztámadás során maga a Szélkirálynő is odavész.
Magda Szabó - The Gift of the Wondrous Fig Tree
Queen Iris is delighted when the all-knowing wondrous fig tree, which stands in the middle of Fairyland, presents her Lala on her coronation day. But Lala is no ordinary fairy child. He shows very little interest in the spells he learns in fairy school and prefers the company of humans, befriending a recently orphaned girl, Beata, and her uncle. The queen hopes her son's behavior will improve after she marries Amalfi, the captain of the palace guard, who already loves the prince as his own son. Meanwhile the power-hungry Adderpater, wizard, scholar, and co-regent of the land, indentifies the cause of the prince's strange behavior: Lala has a human heart. The punishment for having a human organ is cruel in Fairyland. Iris will do anything to save her son, even marry the ancient wizard and banish Gigi, the truth-telling unicorn. Will the lights of Fairyland go out forever? Or will Lala's human heart give him the courage to restore justice and happiness?
Philippe Lechermeier - Nevenincs és sosemvolt hercegnők
A Hercegnőkben szerepel Hamupipőke és néhány más híresség, de főként olyan hercegnőkkel találkozunk a lapjain, akiket méltatlanul elfeledtek. De ez még nem minden. A Hercegnőkben különleges történeteket találunk, anekdotákat, titkokat és arcképeket. Néhány megnevettet, néhány ijesztő, és van, ami álmodozásra késztet. És ez még mindig nem minden. A Hercegnőkben nem csak hercegnők vannak. Vannak benne napernyők, csókok és kövek is. Kertek, egy herceg, gyászlepkék. Rejtélyek, egy világtérkép. Szerelem. Ahogy az már lenni szokott. De van még benne más is. A Hercegnők úgy mesél a hercegnőkről, ahogyan még soha senki, úgy mutatja be őket, ahogyan mások még soha. És még ezzel is keveset mondtunk…
Alan Alexander Milne - Winnie-the-Pooh
,,You're the Best Bear in All the World,' said Christopher Robin. 'Am I?' said Pooh hopefully. Meet the world's favourite bear in this delightful collection, in which Pooh gets into a tight place, nearly catches a woozle, and discovers the wrong sort of honey — amonpst other things!"
Giles Andreae - Giraffes Can't Dance
All the jungle's got the beat, but Gerald the giraffe has four left feet. Such is the dilemma in this British team's bouncy if didactic picture book about self-esteem. As a multitude of fleet-footed beasts eagerly "skip and prance" at the annual Jungle Dance in Africa, Gerald feels sad "because when it comes to dancing/ he was really very bad." Jeered by waltzing warthogs and cha-cha-ing chimps when he attempts to cut a rug, Gerald hangs his head and leaves the celebration behind. Luckily, a friendly cricket appears in the moonlight, chirping a morale-boosting song of self-confidence that soon sets Gerald in graceful motion. Andreae's rhyming text has a jaunty rhythm that's likely to spark interest in the read-aloud crowd, in spite of a heavy-handed message. Parker-Rees's kicky depictions of slightly anthropomorphic animals boogying on the dance floor are the highlight here. His watercolor and pen-and-ink artwork exudes a fun, party vibe. Ages 3-6.
Christopher Healy - The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be. Debut author Christopher Healy takes us on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes--a fast-paced, funny, and fresh introduction to a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.
Rotraut Susanne Berner - Őszi böngésző
Tél, tavasz és nyár után őszbe fordul minden Nekeresdfalván. A művelődési házban Sütőtök Fesztivált tartanak, a főtéren pedig szüreti mulatságra gyűlik össze a város apraja-nagyja. Lesz itt tánc, zene, lampionos felvonulás, és átadják a szép, új óvodát is. Rotraut Susanne Berner az őszi böngészőben számtalan új történetet varázsol elénk libákról, régi ismerősökről, nászutasokról, és hazatérő, elcsatangolt háziállatokról.
Jacob Grimm - Wilhelm Grimm - Grimms' Fairy Tales
The Brothers Grimm rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarves, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. This selection of their folk tales was made and translated by Lucy Crane, and includes firm favourites such as _Rapunzel, The Goose Girl, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel_ and _Snow White._ It is illustrated throughout by Walter Crane's charming line drawings.
Roald Dahl - Matilda (angol)
Matilda is an extraordinarily gifted four-year-old whose parentsa crass, dishonest used-car dealer and a self-centered, blowsy bingo addictregard her as "nothing more than a scab." Life with her beastly parents is bearable only because Matilda teaches herself to read, finds the public library, and discovers literature. Also, Matilda loves using her lively intelligence to perpetrate daring acts of revenge on her father. This pastime she further develops when she enrolls in Crunchem Hall Primary School, whose headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, is "a fierce tyrannical monster . . . ." Adults may cringe at Dahl's excesses in describing the cruel Miss Trunchbull, as well as his reliance on overextended characterization at the expense of plot development. Children, however, with their keenly developed sense of justice, will relish the absolutes of stupidity, greed, evil and might versus intelligence, courage and goodness. They also will sail happily through the contrived, implausible ending. Dahl's phenomenal popularity among children speaks for his breathless storytelling charms; his fans won't be disappointed by Matilda. Blake's droll pen-and-ink sketches extend the exaggerated humor. Ages 9-11.
Neil Gaiman - Coraline & Other Stories
When Coraline explores her new home, she steps through a door and into another house just like her own - except that things aren't quite as they seem. There's another mother and another father in this house and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. Coraline must use all of her wits and every ounce of courage in order to save herself and return home ... but will she escape and will life ever be the same again? Elsewhere in this collection, a sinister jack-in-the-box haunts the lives of the children who ever owned it, a stray cat does nightly battle to protect his adopted family, and a boy raised in a graveyard confronts the much more troubled world of the living. From the scary to the whimsical, the fantastical to the humorous, Coraline & Other Stories is a journey into the dark, magical world of Neil Gaiman.
Arthur Ransome - Old Peter’s Russian Tales
Arthur Ransome is best known for his ‘Swallows and Amazons’ series of children’s books. This is the only example of his fiction in the public domain. These stories are all from Russian folklore, some comparatively well-known, others less so. Ransome spent some years in Russia as a newspaper correspondent fir the ‘Daily News’ and the ‘Manchester Guardian’ and was peripherally involved in the revolution. In the late twenties he married Evgenia Shvelpina, Trotsky’s secretary, retired from newspapers and started writing his children’s books.
Szabó Magda - Sziget-kék
Hogy milyen szín az a sziget-kék? Nem sötét, és nem is világos, olyan, mint a tenger, de olyan is, mint az ég, mégse hasonlít egyikhez sem, mert benne van a világ minden kéksége. Ez a soha nem látott kékség sugárzik majd a kísérleti lombikból, ha a tudósoknak végre sikerül előállítani a csodaszert, az egyetlent, amitől a nagybeteg Mami meggyógyul. Ezt várja szívszorongva Valentin, aki olyan kimondhatatlanul árva, amióta Mami kórházban van, s ezt várja a Sziget minden polgára is, tele reménnyel és aggodalommal. De aggódni, bánkódni nem elég. A Mami iránt érzett szeretet azt diktálja Valentinnek hogy noha csak nyolc éves kisfiú, mégis próbáljon úgy cselekedni ahogy Mami tenné, ha nem feküdne gyengén és betegen a kórházi ágyon. S Valentin - szíve parancsára - elindul azon az ezer veszélyt és csodát tartogató nehéz úton, amely végül a sziget-kék orvosság megszerzéséhez vezet.
Michael Ende - The Neverending Story
Unicorns, dragons, sprites, will-o'-the-wisps: the inhabitants of an enchanted world. And into this world - through the pages of an old book - ventures Bastian, a lonely boy of ten or twelve. But Fantastica is slowly decaying, its Childlike Empress dying. Only a real human being can set things right by giving the Empress a new name. Bastian takes up the challenge, and finds himself crossing the Swamps of Sadness and the Silver Mountains, meeting sorcerers and giants, bats and night-hobs, gnomes and racing snails, as he journeys bravely toward the Ivory Tower. Bastian's quest is filled with all the wonders of myth and fairy tale. It is a fantasy adventure that will capture your heart - and recapture the magical dreams of childhood.
Helen Lowe - Thornspell
Helen Lowe reimagines the Sleeping Beauty story from the point of view of the prince who is destined to wake the enchanted princess in this lush, romantic fantasy-adventure. Prince Sigismund has grown up hearing fantastical stories about enchantments and faie spells, basilisks and dragons, knights-errant and heroic quests. He'd love for them to be true—he's been sheltered in a country castle for most of his life and longs for adventure—but they are just stories. Or are they? From the day that a mysterious lady in a fine carriage speaks to him through the castle gates, Sigismund's world starts to shift. He begins to dream of a girl wrapped, trapped, in thorns. He dreams of a palace, utterly still, waiting. He dreams of a man in red armor, riding a red horse—and then suddenly that man arrives at the castle! Sigismund is about to learn that sometimes dreams are true, that the world is both more magical and more dangerous than he imagined, and that the heroic quest he imagined for himself as a boy . . . begins now.
Lynley Dodd - Hairy Maclary's Bone
"Down in the town by the butcher's shop door, sat Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy." Hairy Maclary, the cheekiest dog in town, is waiting for a tasty bone from the butcher. He trots off home with his prize, planning on devouring it in private. But he reckons without the procession of his friends, from Bottomley Potts who's covered in spots to Schnitzel von Krumm with very low tum. But Hairy Maclary takes them on such a circuitous route that one by one he loses them, until he's alone at last to go home with all of his bone.
A. S. Byatt - The Children's Book
A spellbinding novel, at once sweeping and intimate, from the Booker Prize–winning author of Possession, that spans the Victorian era through the World War I years, and centers around a famous children’s book author and the passions, betrayals, and secrets that tear apart the people she loves. When Olive Wellwood’s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum—a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive’s magical tales—she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends. But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house—and the separate, private books she writes for each of her seven children—conceal more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined. As these lives—of adults and children alike—unfold, lies are revealed, hearts are broken, and the damaging truth about the Wellwoods slowly emerges. But their personal struggles, their hidden desires, will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces, as the tides turn across Europe and a golden era comes to an end. Taking us from the cliff-lined shores of England to Paris, Munich, and the trenches of the Somme, The Children’s Book is a deeply affecting story of a singular family, played out against the great, rippling tides of the day. It is a masterly literary achievement by one of our most essential writers.