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Ladybird Bedtime Treasury

Ladybird

This gorgeous Ladybird treasury of eight classic, traditional tales is guaranteed to delight and entertain young children. Each favourite fairy tale or story has been sensitively retold for modern readers and the mix of amazing animals, magical marvels and classic characters is perfect for both boys and girls.


The stories include Chicken Licken, Rapunzel, The Enormous Turnip, The Wizard of Oz, The Emperor's New Clothes, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Rumpelstiltskin and Heidi.

Ladybird Bedtime Tales

Nigel Pilkington (and others)

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Ladybird Bedtime Treasury read by Gemma Whelan and Nigel Pilkington.

This gorgeous Ladybird treasury of eight classic, traditional tales is guaranteed to delight and entertain young children. Each favourite fairy tale or story has been sensitively retold for modern readers and the mix of amazing animals, magical marvels and classic characters is perfect for both boys and girls.


The stories include Chicken Licken, Rapunzel, The Enormous Turnip, The Wizard of Oz, The Emperor's New Clothes, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Rumpelstiltskin and Heidi.

Just William: A BBC Radio Collection

Richmal Crompton (and others)

A stunning collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis

There’s nothing to touch them’ - Independent on Sunday

Richmal Crompton’s stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster – for his harassed elders at least.

With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

Martin Jarvis, who has been hailed as ‘the wizard of the talking book’ (The Daily Telegraph), has made the voice of William his own, and this collection of 54 laugh-out-loud stories will delight long-standing fans and first-time listeners alike.

Also included are two bonus interviews with Richmal Crompton, recorded in 1965 and 1968.

The stories included in this collection are:

The Christmas Truce
Only Just in Time
The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague
William and the Musician
William Leads a Better Life
William and the Twins
William’s Birthday
William and the Little Girl
The Outlaws and Cousin Percy
William and the Princess Goldilocks
The Sweet Little Girl in White
A Birthday Treat
The Outlaws and the Triplets
A Bit of Blackmail
William Makes a Night of It
William and the Lost Tourist
The Leopard Hunter
The New Neighbour
William the Philanthropist
William and the Prize Cat
William Holds the Stage
William and the School Report
All the News
Aunt Arabelle in Charge
William’s Goodbye Present
William the Salvage Collector
William’s Day Off
Entertainment Provided
William and the Brains Trust
William and the Bomb
William Goes Shopping
Violet Elizabeth Runs Away
William and the Real Laurence
The Outlaws and the Hidden Treasure
William and the Fairy Daffodil
The Best Laid Plans
Mrs Bott’s Hat
William Starts the Holidays
William Plays Santa Claus
William and the Snowman
Revenge is Sweet
William and the Black Cat
William and the Russian Prince
William’s Busy Day
William – The Great Actor
William and the White Elephants
Finding a School for William
William’s Birthday
William Clears the Slums
Parrots for Ethel
William’s Truthful Christmas
Boys will be Boys
William and the Ebony Hair-Brush
William and the Old Man in the Fog

Duration: 13 hours 15 mins

   

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In the night garden

   

In the Night Garden: Little Learning Library

In the Night Garden

Explore shapes and colours, learn your ABC, and try counting with Igglepiggle and friends! This Little Learning Library contains four small chunky board books full of In the Night Garden fun. The simple early-learning concepts are brought to life with bold colours, playful text and all your favourite characters from the Night Garden.

In the Night Garden: Bedtime Stories from the Night Garden

In the Night Garden

Ten classic In the Night Garden stories to celebrate ten years of the show!

Join Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and all their friends as they play hide-and-seek with the Pontipines, search for Igglepiggle's blanket and work out why Makka Pakka's trumpet is making such a funny noise.

This beautifully illustrated treasury of tales is the perfect bedtime book for In the Night Garden fans.

Peppa Pig

   

Peppa Pig: Peppa and Friends Magnet Book

Peppa Pig

Peppa and her friends love to play, explore and learn! Make up your own stories by placing the magnets of Peppa, her family and friends on these fun magnetic scenes.

Peppa Pig: Peppa's Castle Adventure

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig and her family are having a day out at the castle. There's so much to explore! With knights, exploding cannons, a mediaeval banquet and a real (robot!) dragon, it's fun for everyone. Peppa and George love being the king and queen of the castle!

Spot

   

Spot Loves Bedtime

The perfect bedtime story for all fans of Spot the loveable puppy.

Join Spot for a brand-new story. Spot is ready to snuggle down and go to sleep, but - oh no! - where's teddy . . . ? This simple, reassuring story is perfect for sharing at bedtime with boys and girls aged 0-3.

Spot's Book and Snuggle Blanket

The perfect gift for a new baby. A beautiful board book edition of Where's Spot? sits alongside a super-snuggly blanket, with a soft and cuddly stuffed head, in a gorgeous gift box. Safe from birth, this lovely Spot blanket will become a baby favourite, and parents will love to read the classic, gently humorous lift-the-flap story with their little one.

This gift set combines a book and blanket to treasure for ever.

Topsy and Tim

   

Topsy and Tim Sports Day

Jean Adamson

Previously published as Go for Gold. Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In Topsy and Tim Sports Day, the twins take part in their school sport's day. They take part in all sorts of races, and try to prove who is the fastest!

A trusted and well-loved pair who can help guide parents and children through 'first experiences', Topsy and Tim books have been beautifully updated with contemporary artwork. Topsy and Tim remain instantly recognizable to parents while in a fresh style that will appeal to a new generation of fans. These wonderful books deserve a place on every child's bookshelves.

Start School: A Ladybird Topsy and Tim sticker activity book

It's fun to learn with Topsy and Tim!

Topsy and Tim: Starting School is a fun and colourful activity book with over 50 stickers to help preschool children develop and practise key early learning skills as well as take them through what happens during a school day. It is packed with lots of different activities to make learning fun, and help children develop pencil control and dexterity by completing puzzles and adding stickers to the pages. It covers key information like the days of the week, colours, shapes, the alphabet, numbers, good manners, and what happens at school, so children are fully prepared for their big day!

The perfect first learning book for children about to start school.