Books

Meg and the Romans

Jan Pienkowski

Meg and Mog meet a new friend - a Roman who is in need of help! But will Meg's spell get him to London? Find out in this colourful new adventure and find out more about what Romans were really like...

The Meg and Mog books have been entertaining children for nearly forty-five years; with their vibrant and unique artwork - they are perfect for sharing together, reading alone, and exploring the colours, shapes and characters in the pictures.

Meg in the Jungle

David Walser (and others)

In this new adventure, Meg, Mog and Owl explore the jungle, meet a friendly elephant, a sinister snake - and a tiger without any stripes! But can Meg's spell help or might things get a little more tricky for our hapless heroes?

The Meg and Mog books have been entertaining children for over 40 years; with their vibrant and unique artwork - they are perfect for sharing together, reading alone, and exploring the colours, shapes and characters in the pictures.

Meg and the Dragon

David Walser (and others)

Meg is busy preparing for her Halloween party when disaster strikes and she breaks her teapot! But with the help of one of her magic spells, Meg is all set to save the day!

A brand new story featuring two best-loved and classic chatracters - Meg and Mog!

Meg and the Pirate

David Walser (and others)

Over forty years after their first appearance, much-loved characters Meg and Mog are back in a brand new adventure! After landing with a BUMP on a treasure island, Meg makes friends with a peg-legged pirate called Jack and casts a magic spell to help him find buried treasure! As usual, however, things don't quite go according to plan...

Meg & Mog: Three Terrific Tales

Helen Nicoll (and others)

Meg's Veg, Mog at the Zoo and Meg up the Creek feature in this great-value, bumper collection in the 40th anniversary year of Meg and Mog.

With their simple text and boldly graphic pictures the Meg and Mog picture books are perfect for sharing or reading alone, and children love exploring the colours, shapes and sounds.

Meg and Mog

Helen Nicoll (and others)

A 40th anniversary edition of the children's classic picture book, Meg and Mog.

Meg the witch and Mog her cat go off to a wild Hallowe'en party with all the other witches. The spell they cast goes off with a BANG! Meg and Mog is the perfect story for sharing or reading alone, and children love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes.

Meg at Sea

Helen Nicoll (and others)

Meg, Mog and Owl are becalmed in a boat. Meg makes one of her spells and gets more than she bargained for!

Meg Comes To School

Helen Nicoll (and others)

Meg Comes to School is a classic Meg and Mog tale by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski

When Meg attends Owl's school sports day in a very unusual hat, everyone is in for a big surprise!
Previously published as Owl at School, this humorous Meg and Mog story is reissued with a bright new cover and in a larger, brighter format. Perfect for sharing or reading alone, children will love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes.

Helen Nicoll worked with Jan Pienkowski for over forty years, first at the BBC and then on the Meg and Mog stories. She owned and ran the audio company Cover to Cover for many years. Helen lived in Marlborough, Wiltshire. She died on September 30, 2012.

Jan Pienkowski is a celebrated illustrator of children's books. He has won the Greenaway Medal twice - for his illustration of Joan Aiken's The Kingdom Under the Sea and for Haunted House. Jan lives in London.

Look out for all the Meg and Mog stories:

Meg and Mog; Three Favourite Stories; Meg, Mog and Og; Meg and Mog; Meg and Mog Play Hide and Seek; Three Terrific Tales; Mog's Missing' Mog in the Fog; Mog at the Zoo; Mog Goes to Bed; Meg Comes to School; Meg on the Moon; Meg's Veg; Meg's Castle; Meg up the Creek; Meg on the Moon; Meg's Car; Meg at See; Meg's Eggs

Meg's Eggs

Helen Nicoll (and others)

Meg's spells continue to surprise her and the eggs she makes for supper are even more strange than usual. Before she can cook them they start to hatch, and out come . . . DINOSAURS!

Meg Goes to Bed

Helen Nicoll (and others)

The bestselling MEG and MOG stories have been casting a unique spell for more than thirty-five years. They are perfect for sharing or reading alone and children love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes.

Meg Goes to Bed is the latest of the iconic MEG and MOG picture books that continue to delight children up to the age of 3 with the brightly coloured and spellbinding antics of Meg the witch, Mog her cat and Owl.

Mog and Owl are hungry, so Meg makes a spell. It goes wrong and they all go to bed without any supper, but Mog and Owl are still hungry...

Praise for Meg Goes to Bed:

'Bold and irresistible' Guardian

'Dazzling, graphic artwork and simple, quirky stories' Financial Times

'Meg and Mog are the perfect couple' Times Literary Supplement

Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski have worked together for over forty years, first at the BBC and then on the MEG and MOG books. Jan Pienkowski is a celebrated author of children's books, he has won the Greenaway Medal twice for his illustration of Joan Aiken's The Kingdom Under the Sea and Haunted House.

Want more MEG and MOG? The complete series of MEG and MOG books, including Meg and Mog, Meg's Eggs, Meg on the Moon, Mog in the Fog and the pop-up book Meg and Mog Play Hide and Seek, is available from Puffin.

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen (and others)

This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor's New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.

With a wonderful cover illustration and new introduction by award-winning picture-book creator Jan Pienkowski.

The First Christmas (mini)

Jan Pienkowski

A beautiful rendition of the story of the First Christmas by Jan Pienkowski.

Stunning silhouettes by Jan Pienkowski, the master of dramatic design, bring to life the story of the very first Christmas. With words from the King James bible, this is a truly classic and beautiful book to be treasured. This beautiful mini-hardback gift edition of a classic Christmas book makes the perfect gift and keepsake for any child at Christmas.

Jan Pienkowski is a celebrated illustrator of children's books including the Meg and Mog series of picture books written by Helen Nicoll. He has won the Greenaway Medal twice for his illustration of Joan Aiken's The Kingdom Under the Seaand for Haunted House. Jan Lives in London.

Mog's Missing

Helen Nicoll (and others)

It's Midsummer Eve and Meg and Mog fly off to meet their friends, but naughty Mog is messing around and falls from the broom. Meg and friends form a search party, but however hard they look, Mog just can't be found! It takes a special spell to reveal Mog's hiding place and when they find him curled up in the cauldron, he receives a firm telling off from Meg before being flown home in time for breakfast.

Meg's Mummy

Helen Nicoll (and others)

Meg and Mog fly off on an adventure to Egypt. As they land on top of a pyramid, Meg accidentally lets go of her cauldron and poor Mog falls out, so she has to bandage him up. While Meg is getting help, Mog is mistaken for a cat mummy and put inside the pyramid. Luckily Meg manages to rescue him and makes a spell to take them home.

Mog in the Fog

Helen Nicoll (and others)

Climbing up a mountain, Meg and Mog run into thick fog and then bump into something very strange ...

Children will love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes in the magical Meg and Mog stories, which are perfect for sharing or reading alone.

Mog at the Zoo

Helen Nicoll (and others)

Would you mistake Mog for a tiger? The zoo keepers did and tried to catch him, but it wasn't as easy as they had thought!

The bestselling Meg and Mog stories are perfect for sharing or reading alone. Children will love exploring the bright colours, sounds and shapes.

'A brilliant coordination of text and pictures' Sunday Times.

Meg's Veg

Helen Nicoll (and others)

Meg and Mog plant their vegetables, but will they grow? Meg's helpful spells have some surprising results!

The bestselling Meg and Mog stories are perfect for sharing or reading alone. Children love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes.

'A brilliant coordination of text and pictures' Sunday Times.

Meg's Castle

Helen Nicoll (and others)

Meg, Mog and Owl stay in a castle. They meet ghastly ghosts and spooky white knights, fight brave battles and tuck into a big feast.

The bestselling Meg and Mog stories are perfect for sharing or reading alone. Children will love exploring the bright colours, sounds and shapes.

'A brilliant coordination of text and pictures' Sunday Times.

Meg's Car

Helen Nicoll (and others)

A car is all very well if you know how to drive it, but if you're Meg or Mog, in a hurry to go on a picnic, you really are safer on a broomstick.

Children will love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes in the magical Meg and Mog stories, which are perfect for sharing or reading alone.

Biography

Jan Pienkowski was born in Warsaw in 1936. After creating his first book at the age of eight, Jan went on to excel in his chosen field of design, working in such diverse areas as television, theatre and greetings cards. Published in 1968, A Necklace of Raindrops was the first of several wonderful collaborations between Jan and Joan Aiken - and it was also the very first book Jan illustrated. For over forty years, he has also worked on the Meg and Mog books. He has since twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration, and has created many instantly recognizable classics.