Books

Hubert Horatio

Lauren Child (and others)

Hubert Horatio is a genius at almost absolutely everything. His parents, on the other hand, aren't too good with money - and they fritter away the family fortune.

It's up to Hubert and his friend to sort out the mess.

The New Small Person

Lauren Child

Elmore Green started life as an only child, as many children do. He had a room all to himself, and everything in it was his. But one day, everything changed.
This brand new picture book from the hugely talented Lauren Child about the arrival of a new sibling is bound to be a hit with parents and children. Told with humour and with wonderfully stylish artwork, this is Lauren Child at her absolute best.

Charlie and Lola: I am Inventing an Invention - Read it yourself with Ladybird

Lauren Child

An enhanced read-along audio ebook from Ladybird.
Friends Charlie and Marv are trying to invent a new invention for a school project - but it's harder than it looks! Maybe Charlie's little sister Lola can come up with some ideas...

Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.

Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.

Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school.

Charlie and Lola: I Am Inventing an Invention is a Level 4 Read it yourself title, ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary and are keen to read independently.

Charlie and Lola: You Won't Like This Present as Much as I Do - Read it yourself with Ladybird

Lauren Child

An enhanced read-along audio ebook from Ladybird.
Charlie's little sister Lola wants to buy a good present for her friend Lotta's birthday. But when Lola sees something she REALLY wants for herself, will Lotta's present be forgotten?

Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Now, for the first time, each title is also available as an ebook with synched audio.

Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.

The wide range of classic fairy tales, favourite characters and exciting modern stories in the Read it yourself series appeal to all children, whatever their interests, and have bright, detailed pictures to help support the text. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school.

Charlie and Lola: You Won't Like This Present as Much as I Do is a Level 3 Read it yourself title, suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and stamina, and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.

Sizzles is a Star

Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola's Sizzles the dog stars in his own Christmassy book!


It's Christmas time and Sizzles the dog loves to dress up with all the Christmas decorations - he is a present, then a bauble, and then a star! Wiggle your finger and play with this adorable Sizzles finger puppet.

This mini finger puppet book is a wonderful Christmas present and would make a perfect stocking filler!


Based on the award-winning books by Lauren Child, Charlie and Lola is now a top-rated BBC children's television show and a huge international hit. Lauren is also the multi-talented prize-winning creator of Clarice Bean. Charlie and Lola is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, one of the UK's most successful and prolific independent television producers.

Charlie and Lola: I Completely Love Winter

Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola: I Completely Love Winter - by Lauren Child
This really very good Charlie and Lola book includes two wintery stories: Snow is My Favourite and My Best and I Really Need Actual Ice Skates. This wonderful book is perfect for fans of Charlie and Lola, and for cold winter bedtimes.
Based on the award-winning books by Lauren Child,Charlie and Lola is now a top-rated BBC children's television show and a huge international hit. Lauren is also the multi-talented prize-winning creator of Clarice Bean.Charlie and Lola is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, one of the UK's most successful and prolific independent television producers.

Charlie and Lola: My Doodling and Colouring-In Book

Lauren Child

Charlie has this little sister Lola. She is always very extremely busy. Lola says, "I love drawing and scribbling and cutting and sticking and painting and colouring."
With this bumper doodling and colouring-in book you can be just like Lola and make your very own pictures. You can choose whether to paint, draw or colour, or maybe even cut things out and stick them in. You can even add some glitter. It's completely up to you!

Maude: The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton

Lauren Child (and others)

Flamboyant and eccentric, being noticed is what all the members of the Shrimpton family live for - all except, that is, for Maude. She prefers to blend into the background rather than stand out in a crowd. And this is very much to her advantage when they all come face to face with a rather hungry tiger . . .
Sophisticated and highly decorative, Trisha Krauss cleverly uses visual clues and innuendo to embellish the tale of the not-so-noticeable Maude and her extraordinary family.

Charlie and Lola: Sizzles, Where are You?

Lauren Child

Marv's dog, Sizzles, seems to have disappeared! Join Charlie and Lola as they set off in search of Sizzles, through the living room and into the kitchen, outside in the garden and all the way to the park. Lift the fabulous flaps on every page to reveal hidden surprises and see if you can be the first to spot where Sizzles is hiding.

Charlie and Lola: I Absolutely Love Animals

Lauren Child

Two especially good stories about animals including I Completely Know About Guinea Pigs and a brand new story, the poignant and heartwarming I Will Not Ever Never Forget You Nibbles, published in this collection for the very first time.

Charlie and Lola: My Wobbly Tooth Must Not ever Never Fall Out

Lauren Child

An ever so good eBook edition of the bestselling Charlie and Lola picture book with audio narration featuring the original voice recordings and music from the award winning CBeebies show.

Lola has got her first ever wobbly tooth and is determined to hang on to it. That is until she finds out about the the tooth fairy. Suddenly the race is on to wobble that tooth out of her mouth and under her pillow. But disaster strikes when she loses her precious tooth before bedtime. How will the tooth fairy know to visit her?

The Secret Garden (centenary ed)

Frances Hodgson Burnett (and others)

After the death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent back from India to live in her uncle's huge, gloomy house on the English moors. Mary is lonely and miserable until she stumbles upon her disabled cousin Colin, hidden away from the world by his troubled father. Together they discover the door to a secret garden, and open up a world of freedom and enchantment that they could have never imagined . . .

Who wants to be a Poodle? I Don't!

Lauren Child

Trixie Twinkle Toes doesn't want a maid to plump her cushions. She wants to roll in the mud and paddle in the puddles. She doesn't want to be carried over them by a butler. Trixie Twinkle Toes may look like a prancing poodley poodle. But, on the the inside, she's a dazzlingly daring dog ready to make a big SPLASH . . .

This stunning book from the award-winning international star and creator of Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child, is now available for the first time in paperback.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Lauren Child (and others)

Once upon a time, on the edge of a big dark forest there lived a little girl called Goldilocks. You have probably heard of her? If so, you will know three things: she was small, she had lots of golden curls and she had far too much curiosity for her own good. So when Goldilocks discovers an intriguing wooden cottage deep in the forest, she just can't resist peeking inside. Now why would there be one, two, three of everything . . .? Lauren Child brings her trademark innovative approach to this wonderfully warm and witty retelling of the classic cautionary tale, and adds her own clever twist. Following the success of The Princess and the Pea, she once again joins forces with award-winning portrait photographer Polly Borland, whose stunning photography brings this truly original picture book startlingly to life. They are joined by a talented theatre designer, Emily Jenkins, who has designed and created an enchanting hand-crafted miniature world. The sets for the book took over a year to make. The doll-sized cottage, complete with winding staircase, stands about a metre tall. Real turf was grown for the roof. Special wallpaper and fabrics were designed and printed, featuring woodland motifs. Exquisite miniature furniture, including the three bears' beds, chairs and porridge bowls, were carved, crafted and painted by Emily and her team of designers. Tiny slippers were sewn, cushions stuffed and bed linen edged and folded. The tiny spoons were carved specially - even the porridge is real!The cast of characters were made by world-famous doll maker, R. John Wright, whose dolls and bears sell to collectors all over the world. Goldilocks is 30 centimetres tall and made of soft felt with hand-painted features; her golden locks are made of the softest mohair. She arrived from America complete with a tiny hand-woven basket of felt daisies, which you can see her carrying in the book. Mother, Father and Baby Bear are all made from the softest fur and have tiny resin claws. Father Bear arrived with a hand-carved wooden pipe, which, if you look very closely, you can spot in the pictures, warming by the fire.

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery (and others)

Anne of Green Gables is the classic children's book by L M Montgomery, the inspiration for the Netflix Original series Anne with an E. Watch it now!

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It's not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without 'their' Anne - and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town.

The Puffin Classics relaunch includes:
A Little Princess
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass
Anne of Green Gables
Black Beauty
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Heidi
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Little Women
Peter Pan
Tales of the Greek Heroes
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of King Arthur
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Call of the Wild
The Jungle Book
The Odyssey
The Secret Garden
The Wind in the Willows
The Wizard of Oz
Treasure Island

L. M. Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. A prolific writer, she published many short stories, poems and novels but she is best known for Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, inspired by the years she spent on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in Cavendish on her beloved island.

Other books by L. M. Montgomery:

Anne of Green Gables; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of the Island; Anne of Windy Poplars; Anne's House of Dreams; Anne of Ingleside; Rainbow Valley; Rilla of Ingleside; Emily of New Moon; Emily Climbs; Emily's Quest; Pat of Silver Bush; Mistress Pat; The Story Girl; The GOlden Road; Kilmeny of the Orchard; The Blue Castle; Magic for Marigold; A Tangled Web; Jane of Lantern Hill

My Completely Best Story Collection

Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola, first seen in I Will Not Ever NEVER Eat a Tomato, are stars of the screen, page, and now audio. First aired on prime time children’s BBC in October 2005 and now available on DVD, Charlie and Lola are enjoying superstardom! The fabulous audio collection contains five classic Charlie and Lola stories, enhanced with music, sound effects, and classic Charlie and Lola dialogue. The five fantastic audio adventures include the classic stories: We HONESTLY can look after your Dog; My Wobbly Tooth must not ever, NEVER fall out; I've Won, no i've won, No I've won; Whoops! But it wasn't Me; and Snow is my Favourite and my Best. With an all-star cast featuring Charlie, Lola, Lotta, Marv, Soren Lorensen, as well as Sizzles the dog.

The Princess and the Pea

Lauren Child

Lauren Child's beautiful and artistic retelling of The Princess and the Pea.

The tale of a prince, a princess, perfect politeness, pages of love and a peculiarly hard pea. This utterly original interpretation of the classic tale has dazzling illustrations from multi-talented collaborators, award-winning Lauren Child and widely acclaimed photographer Polly Borland. This beautifully presented picture book explores the tale of the down-to-earth princess through a stunning mix of artwork and photography to create a fairy tale to be treasured.

Lauren Child is the multi-talented prize-winning creator of the characters Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean. She has won the Smarties Gold Award, Smarties Bronze Award, Kate Greenaway Medal and been shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. Lauren lives in London.

Polly Borland is a widely acclaimed, award winning photographer, famous for her vivid portraits. She is one of the few people to have been allowed into to Buckingham Palace to photograph the Queen and has had her own exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery. Born in Australia, Polly now lives in Brighton but continues to work all over the world

Look out for Lauren Child's Charlie and Lola books:

We Honestly Can Look After Your Dog; But Excuse Me That is My Book; My Collecting Sticker Book; My Picnic Sticker Book; My Very Busy Sticker Book; My Completely Best Story Collection; I'm Really Ever So Not Well; My Completely Best Story Collection; My Extremely Good Story Collection; Snow is my Favourite and My Best; We Honestly Can Look After Your Dog; My Especially Busy Box of Books; Whoops! But it wasn't Me; I am Really, Really Concentrating; My Best, Best Friend; This is Actually My Party; I really Wonder What Plant I'm Growing; I Will Be Especially Very Careful; My Doodling and Colouring-In Book; Sizzles, Where Are You?; I Absolutely Love Animals; You Won't Like this Present as Much as I Do; I am Inventing an Invention

And other books by Lauren Child:

The Princess and the Pea; The Secret Garden; Who Wants to be a Poodle? I don't!; Maude, the Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton; Clarice Bean; Ruby Redfort

Charlie and Lola: But Excuse Me That is My Book

Lauren Child

Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies is Lola's absolute favourite book ever in the whole wide world. So naturally she is distraught when it's not at the library. Someone else has borrowed it! Charlie tries everything he can think of to placate her but nothing is ever going to beat Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies. That is, until Charlie finds Chimps and Chimpanzees and then Lola has a new best book ever!

A Coyote's in the House

Elmore Leonard (and others)

Antwan is a coyote, living in the Hollywood Hills, who loves life on the wild side - running free in the woods with the wind in his fur, hanging with his gang the Diablos, grooming the pack for ticks and fleas and chasing anything that moves and might be edible. There's just one thing a wild dog's got to do - and that's keep away from humans. But then he meets Buddy. Buddy is a retired movie star (canine), who since he retired has lost his sparkle. He also happens to share a house with a very tasty poodle called Miss Betty. Antwan thinks it would be good for Buddy to try life on the wild side - so they decide to swap. But first, Antwan has to try life in the clean, shampooed, tinned-food and 'walkies' world of pampered domestic pooches. Which doesn't come naturally to a wild dog like him . . .

Biography

Lauren Child is one of today's most talented and innovative children's writer/illustrators. Winner of the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal, she is best known for creating the characters Clarice Bean and the BAFTA-award-winning Charlie and Lola. She is co-creator of The Princess and the Pea and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.