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Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

Julie Israel (Author)

It's hard to keep close a person everyone keeps telling you is gone.

It's been sixty-five days since the accident that ripped Juniper's world apart. Life without her kind, beautiful, vibrant big sister Camilla is a colder, darker place.

Until she discovers the letter. The letter Camie wrote, but never got to send. It's mysteriously addressed to 'You' and dated July 4th - the day of the accident. Desperate to learn the identity of Camie's secret love, Juniper starts to investigate.

But then she loses something herself. A card from her daily ritual, The Happiness Index: little notecards on which she rates the day. The Index has been holding Juniper together since Camie's death - but without this card, there's a hole. And this particular card contains Juniper's own secret: a memory she can't let anyone else find out.

An unforgettable story of love, loss, mistakes and memories.

Wintersmith

Terry Pratchett (Author) , Laura Ellen Andersen (Illustrator) , Laura Ellen Andersen (Cover/Jacket Illustrator)

Witches are odd.

That much is clear to Tiffany. But she likes them . . . in an odd sort of way. Just as she likes Roland . . . in a friend sort of way (which most certainly isn’t odd).

But Tiffany hasn’t really got time to think about Roland, because she has accidentally danced with Winter himself – the Wintersmith.

And now the Wintersmith has a bit of a crush on Tiffany.

According to her friend Daft Wullie, if Tiffany kisses the Wintersmith (an awful thought), her nose turns blue and fall off. According to the witches, if she doesn’t shake off her admirer, there will never be another springtime . . .

‘Characteristically entertaining’
Sunday Times

Watership Down

Richard Adams (Author)

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren – he felt sure of it. So did his brother Hazel, for Fiver’s sixth sense was never wrong. They had to leave immediately, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them. And so begins a long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a safe home. Fiver’s vision finally leads them to Watership Down, but here they face their most difficult challenge of all…

Published in 1972 Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll (Author) , John Tenniel (Illustrator)

2015 sees the 150th anniversary of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll, a much-loved, timeless children's classic.
On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . .

Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98), grew up in Cheshire in the village of Daresbury, the son of a parish priest. He was a brilliant mathematician, a skilled photographer and a meticulous letter and diary writer. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, inspired by Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church in Oxford, was published in 1865, followed by Through the Looking-Glass in 1871. He wrote numerous stories and poems for children including the nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark and fairy stories Sylvie and Bruno.

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling (Author) , Tony Robinson (Author) , Tony Robinson (Read by)

Hear the best stories ever written with Puffin Classics Audiobooks

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, a classic story of friendship between man and beast. Fantastically told by the actor Tony Robinson.

Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant's secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli's extraordinary journey with his animal friends.

Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling (Author) , Tony Robinson (Read by)

The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs - everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these stories are brought to life by the fantastical narration of Tony Robinson.

Where Willy Went

Nicholas Allan (Author)

Another timeless classic from the creator of Father Christmas Needs A Wee! and The Queen's Knickers.

Willy is a little sperm who lives inside Mr Browne. The trouble is, Willy is one of 300 million sperm and they all want the same prize - an egg. It's lucky Willy is such a good swimmer ...

Hilariously funny, warm, endearing and totally non-threatening - this small masterpiece presents the facts of life to young children in a unique but totally accessible way. A Godsend for any parent faced with awkward questions.

Womble Stories (Vintage Beeb)

Elisabeth Beresford (Author) , Bernard Cribbins (Read by)

Join Great Uncle Bulgaria, Tobermory, Madame Cholet and all the other Wombles in these six wonderful stories by Elisabeth Beresford. Snow falls on the common, there’s a visit from a Scottish cousin, Wellington finds a balloon, and Madame Cholet goes on extended leave – all with chaotic results! ‘The MacWomble’s Pipe Band’, ‘The Snow Womble’, ‘Tomsk and the Tired Tree’, ‘Orinoco Runs Away’, ‘Wellington and the Blue Balloon’ and ‘Madame Cholet’s Picnic Party’ are all sure to delight listeners young and old, read by Bernard Cribbins, the voice of the much-loved TV series. The original LP has been digitally remastered for this release. Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now reissued on CD and as downloads. Guidance: as this contains archive/off-air material the sound quality may vary.

1 CD. 1 hr.

Paddington A Day At The Seaside & Other Stories

Michael Bond (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Michael Hordern (Read by)

Worth his weight in marmalade sandwiches, here’s Paddington in four more favourite adventures. Whether he’s playing in the sand, going to the theatre, picnicking on the river or enjoying Christmas Day, you can be sure life will be full of surprises! The stories are ‘A Day at the Seaside’, ‘Pantomime Time’, ‘A Picnic on the River’ and ‘Paddington’s Christmas.' Introduced by Michael Hordern, who narrated the original BBC TV series Paddington.

1 CD. 1 hr.

Johnny Morris, Bedtime Stories With, (Vintage Beeb)

Johnny Morris (Author) , Johnny Morris (Read by)

Fourteen enchanting animal tales featuring some of Johnny Morris's favourite creatures. The stories are: ‘Charley and Gladys, the Warthogs’; ‘Lulu, the Baby Seal’; ‘The Kookaburras’; ‘Bubbles the Hippopotamus’; ‘Chatterbox the Budgerigar’; ‘Hooter the Elephant’; ‘Mark and Cark the Jackdaws’; ‘Mark and Cark’s New Nest’; ‘Big Banghead and Little Bumpnut’; ‘Harum Scarum’s Mistake’; ‘Snowdrop the Polar Bear’; 'Toodle-oo Solves the Problem’; ‘Snapper the Crocodile’ and ‘Tubthump the Gorilla’. Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now reissued. This recording was previously released on LP in 1972.

1 CD. 45 mins.

Just William's Luck

Richmal Crompton (Author) , Martin Jarvis (Read by)

In this full-length Just William novel, William and the Outlaws decide to form the Knights of the Square Table, ‘rightin’ wrongs’ for a minor fee (‘Small wrongs: sixpence. Big wrongs: one shillin’.) In their quest to earn enough money to become tramps, they stop at no amount of do-gooding, embarking on a plan to marry off their older brothers. William becomes a veritable Don Juan as he woos a visiting film star for his brother (much to the surprise and annoyance of his brother’s girlfriend.) Soon the gang have planned a midnight haunting to scare off old monkey face from the big house on the hill – after all, where else will they find a home for the happy young couple? Martin Jarvis portrays the whole gang in this riotous comedy that leaves William teetering on the brink of disaster and success... ‘Martin Jarvis’s recording of Richmal Crompton’s Just William stories are works of genius’ – Independent.

Paddington Please Look After This Bear & Other Stories

Michael Bond (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Michael Hordern (Read by)

Four charming tales starring the marmalade-loving bear from darkest Peru. The stories are: ‘Please Look After This Bear’, ‘A Bear in Hot Water’, ‘A Disappearing Trick’ and ‘Paddington and the Amateur Dramatics.’ ‘Please look after this bear’ said the label around Paddington’s neck, so the Brown family take him home and do just that. Life with Paddington, however, is full of surprises –as you’ll find out in these four great dramatised stories!

1 CD. 50 mins.

3rd & Bird The Muffin Express & Other Stories

Josh Selig (Author)

This title offers five episodes from the hugely popular animated series featuring Samuel, Rudy and Muffin - as seen on BBC TV - "A Chorus for Us", "Rolling Along", "To Play or Not to Play", "The Muffin Express" and "Samuel's Dance".

Just William's Greatest Hits

Richmal Crompton (Author) , Martin Jarvis (Read by)

Whether a long-standing fan or a first time listener, this collection of stories is the ultimate Just William audio experience. With over four hours of laugh-out-loud stories, including two stories performed to a live audience, Just William’s Greatest Hits! is the perfect entertainment for the whole family. Boring car journeys are a thing of the past! Along with the live stories are Martin Jarvis's personal reflections of recording Just William, giving the listener a true behind- the-scenes insight into how he brings those marvellous characters to life. This is the perfect gift for the Just William fan, whether young or old. The stories included are: 'The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague'; 'The Outlaws and Cousin Percy'; 'A Bit of Blackmail'; 'William and the Bomb'; 'William and the Snowman'; 'Violet Elizabeth Runs Away'; 'William and the Real Laurence'; 'Finding a School for William'; 'William’s Truthful Christmas'; 'The Haunted House'; 'William and the Begging Letter'; 'William and the Badminton Racket'; 'A Question of Exchange'; 'The Weak Spot'; 'William the Rat Lover'; 'The Sweet Little Girl in White' and 'William and the Princess Goldilocks'.

4 CDs. 4 hrs 3 mins.

Somewhere (Nowhere Book 3)

Jon Robinson (Author)

The action-packed finale to Jon Robinson's debut conspiracy thriller trilogy, Nowhere.

In hiding with the mysterious Guild, Alyn, Jes and their friends learn of a way to destroy the prison called Nowhere and end the Pledge's project for good.

But another, far more dangerous figure, has plans to send the country spiralling into anarchy and chaos. Will the gang be able to stop him in time, or might it already be too late...?

Aquila 2

Andrew Norriss (Author)

Aquila can you take you anywhere. It's getting back that can be tricky . . .

Tom and Geoff still can't believe what they found on their school trip. Aquila is the lifepod from an alien starship that crashed to earth 6,000 years ago - but it still works, and it can fly them anywhere!

After their trip to New York, the boys are eager for more fun, but with almost endless possibilities for excitement, will they be able to keep Aquila a secret for long? Or will a simple mistake reveal everything and ruin the fun forever?

Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie (Author)

One starry night, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in the air, but if Captain Hook has his way, before long, someone will be walking the plank and swimming with the crocodiles...

Wild Magic

Cat Weatherill (Author)

Dark, magical and exciting, Cat Weatherill's new fantasy takes the legend of the Pied Piper and gives it an unexpected twist.

Mari and her brother Jakob have followed the enchanted music and are now trapped in a world of wild magic. A world as cruel as it is beautiful. And all the time, they are being stalked by a fearsome beast, who needs one of the children to break a centuries-old curse.

But the price of breaking the curse is a terrible one . . .

A spellbinding and wild adventure, full of unexpected magic and danger.

Snowbone

Cat Weatherill (Author)

Flying ships and slavers, jungles and volcanoes! This is an epic and magical adventure story for children of 9+.

Snowbone is the natural leader of a band of children on Ashenpeake Island and, when slavers threaten their world, she takes them on an incredible journey through jungles and volcanoes, marching across countries and flying over oceans. Desperate enemies and strange friends await them.

Snowbone will keep them safe. The wild magic of Ashenpeake will protect them. But there will be a price to pay.

Barkbelly

Cat Weatherill (Author)

A fantastic epic and magical adventure story set in a beautifully realised world that's almost but not quite like our own. Barkbelly is a wooden boy, brought up by loving human parents, whose life falls apart when he accidentally kills one of his playmates and has to go on the run. His journey turns into a quest for his real home and his real mother, and takes in along the way the circus, fierce pirates and mysterious giant hedgehogs. Full of poetry, magic, and dark twists of fate, Barkbelly discovers what can happen when your dreams come true, but not in the way you expect.

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