Children’s classics

There’s a reason classic children’s books stay with us: great characterisation, exciting plots, and words and images that engage the imagination. Introduce children to strange new worlds with Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Little Prince, and Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales, and to plucky heroes in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, Roald Dahl’s Matilda and the Anne of Green Gables series. Young minds will delight in the mischievous nature of the animals in The Wind in the Willows, Charlotte’s Web and Dick King-Smith’s stories. And help children create a library to treasure with the Puffin Clothbound Classics and Penguin Clothbound Classics editions of the best children’s classic books.

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Puffin Clothbound Classics

Looking to build your Clothbound Classics collection? These four special editions of treasured tales for children are the perfect place to start.

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Puffin Clothbound Classics

Grow your collection of beloved children's classics with the Puffin Clothbound Classics collection, from Watership Down to Stig of the Dump.

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Where to start with Dick King-Smith’s books

If you’re not sure where to start with the books of Britain’s best-loved animal storyteller, his great-granddaughter Josie Rogers has written this list for you.

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