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.
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.
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.
Alan Alexander Milne - The House at Pooh Corner
'Nearly eleven o' clock', said Pooh happily ... 'Time for a little smackerel of something.' Pooh and Piglet are adventuring again with their friends in Hundred Acre Wood. Tigger finds out what Tiggers like, Piglet does a Very Grand Thing and Christopher Robin and Pooh discover a wonderful Enchanted Place.
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?
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 - Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Thidwick the big-hearted moose is happy his antlers "can be of some use" to a menagerie of animals who move in and make themselves at home. "A host has to put up with all kinds of pests. For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests." With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Suess has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As part of a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching Dr. Seuss's best-selling books. In response to consumer demand, bright new cover designs incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels. The standard paperbacks divide into three reading strands -- Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. This is a Yellow Back book.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - Brother Bear
Based on the popular Disney movie, this imaginative book follows the adventures of Kenai, a young boy who slays the bear that killed his older brother. When Kenai is transformed into a bear himself, his other brother, Denahi, assumes Kenai has been killed by the bear and hunts him down, unaware that he’s pursuing his own brother. To save himself, Kenai forges an unlikely friendship with his natural enemy, a grizzly cub named Koda. Through this unlikely alliance, Kenai discovers that brotherhood is often found in the most unlikely places.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - Lion King II
In this long-awaited sequel to the wildly popular The Lion King, Simba rules Pride Land with Nala at his side. Simba and Nala’s high-spirited daughter, Kiara, slips beneath the watchful eye of caretakers Timon and Pumbaa, and wanders into the forbidden land. There, she befriends lion cub Kovu, son of Zira and a banished follower of Scar. Kiara uncovers Zira’s plan to raise Kovu to overthrow Simba, and helps her father win back the Circle of Life. Young readers will learn about the importance of family bonds and loyalties.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - Oliver and Company
This adorable animated adaptation of Dickens' classic tale Oliver Twist tells the story of a gang of New York City dogs who help save the day for a little kitten without a home.
David Roberts - Dirty Bertie
Bertie's personal hygiene leaves a lot to be desired. He eats candy off the floor. He picks his nose. He gives the dog a furry lick hello. "No, Bertie! That's dirty, Bertie!" says his disgusted yet caring family. Will Bertie ever stop being so gross? In the spirit of David Shannon's Caldecott Honor book No, David!, Dirty Bertie teaches without preaching. David Roberts's hilarious illustrations and wacky-yet-wise story will have young readers laughing out loud--and promising never to be "dirty Bertie" again!
Miroslav Sasek - This is London
With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on Paris, New York , and San Francisco, M. Sasek presents stylish, elegant London in _This is London_, first published in 1959 and now updated for the 21st century. Here this famous painter shares his impressions of London with its fog, its beautiful buildings, its historic monuments, the bridges, the parks, the shops and Piccadilly, the taxis, the Horse Guards, and the people. Colorful, sophisticated pictures of one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Marie-Louise Gay - Stella, a tenger csillaga / Stella, Star of the Sea
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
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.