Allan Ahlberg's five poetry books, written over a period of twenty-five years – Please Mrs Butler, Heard it in the Playground, Friendly Matches, The Mighty Slide and The Mysteries of Zigomar – have delighted generations of children and received many accolades and prizes.
Allan has sifted through them and chosen a collection to delight and entrance a new generation of readers and their parents. Here are all the trials and tribulations of childhood, embracing school, quarrels, friendships, football and storytelling from a much-loved author and poet.
Charlotte Voake's black-and-white illustrations enchance the charm of this handsome and definitive collection.
The Polar Express, The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol; all have origin stories you probably didn't expect. Here we dive deeper into some of the best-known festive tales of all time.
From Funnybones to Where The Wild Things Are, each of these classic picture books has stood the test of time. Whether you’re a new reader or revisiting a firm favourite, these are the perfect beginning to a child’s first bookshelf.