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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.

Captain Falsebeard in a Wild Goose Chase

Fred Blunt (Author)

Meet Captain Falsebeard and Admiral Swinetoes, bitter enemies of the briny blue!

Captain Falsebeard has stolen the legendary Crossbone treasure from right under the nose of his sworn enemy, Admiral Swinetoes. To celebrate, Falsebeard and crew are taking some much-needed shore leave on a desert island.

But the dastardly Swinetoes will stop at nothing to beat his rival and claim the treasure for his own, once and for all!

Pom Pom the Champion

Sophy Henn (Author)

The return of the brilliant Pom Pom from exciting new author and illustrator talent, Sophy Henn, creator of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Shortlisted, Where Bear?

When Pom Pom Panda doesn't know what to do with himself, his mum suggests a game and Pom discovers just how much he likes to WIN! A funny and sweet take on how it's not always about being the best, that will strike a chord with parents and young children alike.

Peppa Goes on Holiday

Peppa and her family go on their first holiday abroad. They pack their suitcases and fly all the way to Italy, where they eat pizza and go sightseeing. But there's so much to see and do that Peppa keeps leaving poor Teddy behind! Will he make it home in the end?

A first experience story that's perfect for pre-schoolers.

The Puffin Baby and Toddler Treasury

The Puffin Baby and Toddler Treasury is a timeless collection of favourite nursery rhymes, lullabies, poems and stories, featuring well-loved characters such as Eric Hill's Spot, Raymond Briggs's The Snowman and Beatrix Potter's Tom Kitten. Brought to life by some of the most talented children's illustrators, this treasury is perfect for sharing and will complete any child's first bookshelf.

This collection includes:
Hey Diddle Diddle; Little Miss Muffet; Old Macdonald Had a Farm; Hickory, Dickory, Dock; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Halfway Down; Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake; Spot's First Picnic; Ride a Cock Horse; Georgie Porgie; If You're Happy and You Know It; Brahm's Lullaby; Golden Slumbers; Incy Wincy Spider; It's Raining, It's Pouring; Little Bo peep; The Three Little Pigs; Rub-a-Dub-Dub; Humpty Dumpty; Go to Bed Late; Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush; Three Little Speckled Frogs; The Sun Descending in the West; The Tale of Tom Kitten; Ring-a-Ring o' Roses; Sing a Song of Sixpence; Song; Happy Thought; Doctor Foster; One, Two, Buckle My Shoe; Wee Willie Winkie; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Wheels on the Bus; One, Two, Three, Four, Five; My Baby; A Baby-Sermon; The North Wind Doth Blow; Star Light, Star Bright; Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat; Baa, Baa Black Sheep; The Owl and the Pussy-cat; The Farmer's in the Dell; I Love Little Pussy; Old King Cole; Bed in Summer; Spring Goes, Summer Comes; Three Little Monkeys; I'm a Little Teapot; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; I Had a Little Nut Tree; This Little Piggy; Little Boy Blue; London Bridge is Falling Down; Good Night; Good Night, Good Night; Silverly; The Snowman; Rock-a-Bye, Baby; Jack and Jill; Diddle, Diddle Dumpling; Pop Goes the Weasel; Polly Put the Kettle On; Growing Up; Lavender's Blue, Dilly, Dilly; Heads and Shoulders; The Grand Old Duke of York; The Ugly Duckling; Hush, Little Baby; Little Jack Horner; Row, Row, Row your Boat; Round and Round the Garden; Rain, Rain, Go Away; Dance to your Daddy; Roses are Red; This is the Way the Lady Rides; Lucy and Tom at the Seaside; Two Little Dicky Birds; There was a Little Girl; I See the Moon; Five Little Ducks; Horsie, Horsie; The Gingerbread Man; Oats and Beans and Barley Grow; I saw a Ship a-Sailing; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes Skiing

Peppa and her friends are learning how to ski with Madame Gazelle, the skiing world champion. But when Mummy Pig goes on the grown-up slope, she ends up skiing all the way down the mountain! Will Mummy Pig win Madame Gazelle's world championship cup? Find out in this funny Peppa Pig tale that is perfect for reading and sharing together. Peppa storybooks are perfect for exploring first experiences with pre-schoolers.

Enjoy more fun and educational Peppa Pig books by Ladybird including: George's New Dinosaur, Treasure Hunt! Sticker Book and many more!

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.

The Dinosaur that Pooped Space

Tom Fletcher (Author) , Dougie Poynter (Author) , Garry Parsons (Illustrator)

Join Danny and Dinosaur as they explore space together!

There's rockets, planets, puzzles and POOP in this fun sticker activity book. With puzzles, games and four pages of stickers, it's perfect for keeping little ones busy.

The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!

Gareth P. Jones (Author) , Garry Parsons (Illustrator)

The dinosaurs are having a party
It starts precisely at three
I’m a boy not a dinosaur
So I’m pleased they invited me.

But the dinosaurs are planning to serve a special dish at their party and perhaps all is not as it seems...

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.

The Silver Swan

Michael Morpurgo (Author) , Christian Birmingham (Illustrator)

A boy living by a Scottish loch sees a beautiful silver swan land on the water. She remains at the loch, mates and there are soon five cygnets too. The boy watches them in awe and pride. When snowy winter sets in, all the birds and animals around the loch must scavenge desperately for food. The fox also has cubs to feed...

A remarkably dramatic and compassionate story about Nature, magnificently told and stunningly illustrated with sweeping pastel landscapes.

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.

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