The course of true love never did run smooth…A magical retelling of Hermia, Helen, Demetrius and Lysander’s classic story – and of the impish fairy Puck, who meddles in their tangled web of love with hilarious consequences…With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, and Love and Magic in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross’s engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
Roger Hargreaves - Little Miss Helpful
From Mr Tickle's extraordinarily long arms to Little Miss Princess's sparkly crown, the Mr Men and Little Misses have been delighting children for generations with their charming and funny antics. This time it's all about Little Miss Helpful!
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.
Chris Riddell - 100 Hugs
100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of illustrated hugs from Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017. This is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day when all you need is a hug. The one hundred beautiful and intricate illustrations from the three-times winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal includes a hug for every emotion and occasion. But one thing is for certain: every hug will touch your heart.
Chris Riddell - Paul Stewart - A Little bit of Winter
The hibernating Hedgehog asks Rabbit to save him a little bit of winter to share in the spring. Oh dear, Rabbit is so forgetful. How will he ever remember his promise all through the long winter? Full color.
Beatrix Potter - The Tailor of Gloucester
To celebrate Peter's birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new editions of all 23 of Potter's original tales, which take the very first printings of Potter's works as their guide. The aim of these editions is to be as close as possible to Beatrix Potter's intentions while benefiting from modern printing and design techniques. The colors and details of the watercolors in the volumes are reproduced more accurately than ever before, and it has now been possible to disguise damage that has affected the artwork over the years. Most notably, The Tale of Peter Rabbit restores six of Potter's original illustrations. Four were sacrificed in 1903 to make space for illustrated endpapers, and two have never been used before. Of course, Beatrix Potter created many memorable children's characters, including Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-duck and Jeremy Fisher. But whatever the tale, both children and adults alike can be delighted by the artistry in Potter's illustrations, while they also enjoy a very good read. Because they have always been completely true to a child's experience, Potter's 23 books continue to endure.
Julia Donaldson - Monkey Puzzle
_“I’ve lost my mum!”_ _“Hush, little monkey, don’t you cry,_ _I’ll help you find her,” said Butterfly._ But somehow Butterfly keeps getting it wrong. Will Monkey ever find his mum? Also by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler: The Gruffalo Winner of the Smarties Prize. "A modern classic." _Observer_
Julia Donaldson - Room on the Broom
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. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. One after the next climbs on, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two! What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon?
Roger Hargreaves - Little Miss Naughty
Mr. Men and Little Miss? Get ready for the second invasion of Little Miss and Little Mr. Men! That's right - those zany, pint-sized characters are back. Easy enough for young readers and witty enough for adults! Little Miss Naughty terrorizes the neighborhood until she meets her match -- Mr. Impossible!
Beatrix Potter - The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
This is a fierce bad Rabbit; look at his savage whiskers, and his claws and his turned up tail. This is a nice gentle Rabbit. His mother has given him a carrot. The bad Rabbit would like some more carrot.
Matt Haig - The Runaway Troll
From the bestselling author of A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me and The Truth Pixie. Samuel's not allowed to enter Shadow Forest. But what's to stop the forest from coming to him? There's one thing every troll child dreads more than anything - and that's the Betterer, the evil troll in Shadow Forest who loves to punish his fellow trolls for their grubby and stupid habits in lots of horrible ways. When one troll boy escapes the forest to be with his favourite human, Samuel Blink, the Betterer isn't happy. Until he realizes that the most useful thing to have in his Bettering Tower would be a real life human child. So he sets out on a quest into the human world to kidnap Samuel and the troll friend he's been hiding in his wardrobe . . .
Matt Haig - Shadow Forest
From the bestselling author of A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me and The Truth Pixie. *Winner of the Gold Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal* Samuel Blink is the hero of this story, but he doesn't know it yet. Right now, he and his sister Martha are in the back of his parents' car. He has no idea a giant log is about to fall from the sky and change his life forever. He doesn't know that he and Martha will be forced to move to Norway and eat their Aunt Eda's smelly brown cheese. He hasn't the slightest clue Martha will disappear into the Shadow Forest - a forest full of one-eyed trolls, deadly Truth Pixies, a shadow-stealing witch and the evil Changemaker. Samuel Blink doesn't know any of this. So don't tell him. It might ruin the book . . . An eerie, funny and exciting fairytale from multi-award-winning author Matt Haig. 'Fascinating and magical . . . Outstanding' The Times
Jane Austen - Alex Goodwin - Tess Newall - Tess Gammell - A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. And Mrs Bennet has five unmarried daughters in want of husbands. Life is fairly uneventful until a promising young man, Mr Bingley, takes the nearby estate of Netherfield Park. And with him comes a handsome friend, whom the ladies see brooding in the corner at the next ball. The dashing Mr Darcy gains the admiration of every lady in the room, until, that is, he refuses to dance with Elizabeth Bennet. As time passes and their acquaintance grows, however, Mr Darcy begins to find Elizabeth's face rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes... Here is a brand new abridgement of the classic Jane Austen novel - this time with a cute, humble and handsome cast of guinea pigs in the starring roles. It's even more dreamy to fall in love with a furry Mr Darcy. 'This may be the definitive version of Pride and Prejudice. If they could get War and Peace down to this length, it would be a service to mankind' Salman Rushdie 'If you're anything like me, you had no idea how much the world needed a furry rodent reenactment of Lizzie and Darcy's love story until one existed' Melissa Albert
Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
This story is one of the famous Peter Rabbit books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. This celebration edition with a bronze-foil jacket marks 100 years since the first publication of "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin" by Frederick Warne.