Gifts and box sets

Classic box sets

The Brontë Sisters (Boxed Set)

Charlotte Brontë (and others)

Jane Eyre | Wuthering Heights | The Tenant of Wildfell Hall | Villette

This stunning box set brings together the Brontë sisters' four greatest novels in beautiful Penguin editions designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.


From the bleak moors of Wuthering Heights to the Belgian capital in Villette, and the mysterious, gloomy country estates of Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, these four novels of passion and struggle show the most famous siblings in literature at the peak of their powers.

Jane Austen: The Complete Works

Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility | Pride and Prejudice | Mansfield Park | Emma | Northanger Abbey | Persuasion | Love and Freindship

Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, she paints vivid portraits of English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close. Each of the novels is a love story and a story about marriage - marriage for love, for financial security, for social status. But they are not mere romances; ironic, comic and wise, they are masterly studies of the society Jane Austen observed. The seven books in this box set contain some of the most brilliant, dazzling prose in the English language.

The Great Novels of Charles Dickens (Boxed Set)

Charles Dickens

2012 marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of our greatest and most important novelists, Charles Dickens. To celebrate we're publishing eight of his best and most well-loved novels in this exclusive, must-have boxed set of our authoritative Penguin Classics editions.

The Essential Orwell Boxed Set

George Orwell

George Orwell was perhaps the twentieth century's best chronicler of English culture and one of our most significant political thinkers. In this covetable boxed set are collected together four of his essential works, including the seminal novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The World of Peter Rabbit - The Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23 White Jackets

Beatrix Potter

If you loved the Peter Rabbit Movie, then dive into the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter with this complete collection of classic childhood books. A must-have for every nursery!

This beautiful gift box contains all 23 original Peter Rabbit books by Beatrix Potter. Each tale is presented in its iconic white jacket and features a publisher's note describing how the story came to be.

This set of books contains the tales of all of Beatrix's lovable characters, from naughty Peter Rabbit himself, to tidy Mrs. Tittlemouse and unlucky Mr. Jeremy Fisher. These tales have charmed and enchanted children for generation and are essential for every nursery bookshelf.

Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten.

The Roald Dahl Centenary Boxed Set

Roald Dahl

The top ten bestselling and best-loved Roald Dahl stories of all time, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny, the Champion of the World, Fantastic Mr Fox, George's Marvellous Medicine, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits and The Witches in beautiful hardback with foiled dust-jackets, and presented in a stunning giftbox.

Puffin Story Box

Pick a classic story and personalise a wonderful gift box, perfect for kids
 

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Beautiful books for your bookshelf

The Worm and the Bird

Coralie Bickford-Smith

**Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal**

A new, beautifully illustrated picture book from the bestselling author of The Fox and the Star, winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.

Deep below the earth, Worm dreams of having more space. There's not much room down there.

Above, Bird waits, through sun and rain and wind.

As the day goes on, will they both find what they are looking for?

From the author of The Fox and the Star, this is a book about searching and hoping, and how the smallest moment can be beautiful.

Autumn

Ali Smith

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

'In a country apparently divided against itself, a writer such as Smith is more valuable than a whole parliament of politicians' Financial Times

'Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting' The Times

'A beautiful, poignant symphony of memories, dreams and transient realities... The first post-Brexit novel' Guardian

A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both

Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer.

Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever . . .

'Terrific, extraordinary, playful... There is an awful lot to lift the soul' Daily Mail

'Bold and brilliant' Observer

The Lost Words

Robert Macfarlane (and others)

SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

Books Are My Bag Beautiful Book Award

Hay Festival Book of the Year

Joint winner of the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year

'My top book of the year' Susan Hill, Spectator

'Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language - and its scope' Jeanette Winterson, Guardian

'The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year' Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Observer

From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of the natural world - Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children's minds.

'Gorgeous' Observer

The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

'Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty' Alex Preston, Observer

Blue Planet II

James Honeyborne (and others)

Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean.

Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet.

From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating light display, Blue Planet II reveals the never-before-seen secrets of the ocean. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise – not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.

Stationery and crafts

Magical Jungle

Johanna Basford

This set of 36 postcards features beautiful artwork from Magical Jungle, illustrator and ink evangelist Johanna Basford's wondrous expedition through the leafy wilderness. Colour in the postcards to bring to life speckled tree frogs and dainty hummingbirds, prowling tigers and playful monkeys. Share the magic with your friends – that is, if you can bear to post them! Each postcard is an invitation to an exotic rainforest teeming with creatures large and small. For explorers of all ages.

Doctor Who: Dot-to-Doc

Join galaxies of dots and draw the Doctor, with this incredible dot-to-dot book!

With 45 intricate portraits to complete and over 500 dots in every drawing, Dot-to-Doc contains hours of creative and timey-wimey fun.

Inside you'll find every incarnation of the Doctor, plus favourite friends and foes - Rose, Donna, Captain Jack, Clara, the Ponds, a Dalek, a Cyberman, a Weeping Angel and many more . . .

WARNING: This book contains EXTREME dot-to-dot puzzles, some of which exceed 1,000 dots!

The William Morris Colouring Book

William Morris

Pick up your pencils and make each of these famed William Morris patterns your own.

Taking nature as his inspiration, William Morris created over a hundred intricate and iconic wallpaper, textile and embroidery designs. As much a poet and activist as a designer, today he is considered one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century. His patterns continue to be made and sold today and can be found all over the country, including at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London.

Relax and unwind with these beautiful, decorative patterns - and marvel at their timeless appeal.

Wreck This Journal: Now in Colour

Keri Smith

Now in spectacular full colour throughout, a special 10th anniversary edition of the internationally bestselling journal that started it all--with more than 7 million copies sold!

Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way through one or more copies of Wreck This Journal. Or maybe you're new to the phenomenon (little do you know, this experience might just change your life). Whatever the case, you've found the perfect book to inflict damage on...

The revolution is now in colour. Why colour? Because it's dangerous. And if it isn't dangerous, then it isn't worth doing. You are hereby challenged to now try everything you've never done with colour. Everything. Mixing, ripping, spewing, streaming, hurling, blowing up, throwing, dropping, exploding.
Welcome to an all new-edition of Wreck This Journal, now in spectacular full colour! With a mix of new, altered, and favourite prompts, Wreck This Journal: Now in Colour invites you to destroy with colour. What colours will you use to &*%$ it up?

Gifts for children

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.

The Shirley Hughes Collection

Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes is one of the best known and most popular creators of children's books, and her keen observation of family life have earned her a special place in the hearts of children and adults. This unique collection brings together some of her very best work and celebrates her amazing achievements over the years. There's a wealth of treasure for children of all ages to enjoy, beginning with a selection of simple rhymes and stories and moving on to some of Shirley's classic picture books featuring such well-loved favourites as Dogger, Alfie and Annie Rose. Enjoy stories from My Naughty Little Sister as well as a wealth of other characters. There's also a selection of stories for older readers including The Lion and the Unicorn and Enchantment in the Garden, which combine satisfyingly longer texts with marvellously expansive pictures. Shirley Hughes' warmth and versatility shine from every page of this stunning collection which will captivate readers of all ages and take pride of place on the family bookshelf.

Ladybird Classics: The Complete Audio Collection

Rachel Bavidge (and others)

Ladybird Classics are sensitively retold versions of the most-loved children's classic stories, and are specially designed to appeal to a younger audience. Told in a warm and accessible style and accompanied by fun and vibrant music, this CD collection is a perfect introduction to the classics for young children.

Stories included are:
Gulliver's Travels
Oliver Twist
Treasure Island
A Christmas Carol
Heidi
The Secret Garden
Little Women
Alice In Wonderland
Black Beauty
Peter Pan
The Railway Children
The Jungle Book
The Three Musketeers
The Wind In The Willows

Approximately 8hr running time

Peter Rabbit Cloth Book

A beautiful, deluxe baby cloth book for Peter Rabbit fans.

A luxury cloth book made from beautiful soft, fleece, featuring a day in the life of everyone's favourite cuddly bunny, Peter Rabbit. Perfect gift for any newborn babies.