Slip into your crash helmet, pull on your safety goggles and firmly secure your seat belt (even if you're not in a car). These jokes are so funny that no one can be trusted to tell them safely. Not even Her Majesty the Queen! But, if anyone can do it, Danger Mouse can.
Herge (Author), Andrew Sachs (Read by), Leo McKern (Read by), Lionel Jeffries (Read by), Miriam Margolyes (Read by)
, Richard Pearce (Read by)
The swashbuckling adventures of Tintin, the intrepid boy reporter, based on the classic comics by Hergé. Our young adventurer is aided by his faithful dog Snowy and his friend the brash Captain Haddock, and sometimes hindered by incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson.
This complete BBC Collection includes:
The Black Island The Secret of the Unicorn Red Rackham’s Treasure Destination Moon Explorers on the Moon Tintin in Tibet The Seven Crystal Balls Prisoners of the Sun The Calculus Affair The Red Sea Sharks The Castafiore Emerald
Beatrix Potter (Author), Andrew Sachs (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), June Whitfield (Read by)
, Martin Jarvis (Read by), Niamh Cusack (Read by), Pam Ferris (Read by), Prunella Scales (Read by), Su Pollard (Read by)
A classic BBC collection of the much-loved Beatrix Potter dramatisations, featuring Niamh Cusack, June Whitfield, Su Pollard, Pam Ferris, Andrew Sachs, Prunella Scales and Martin Jarvis.
With music from the enchanting television animations, these vivid adaptations retain all the magic of the original stories and will charm listeners young and old.
This collection includes:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Benjamin Bunny The Tailor of Gloucester The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle The Tale of Jeremy Fisher The Tale of Tom Kitten The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck The Tale of Samuel Whiskers The Tale of Pigling Bland
When the god Apollo asks for a favour, it's never going to be straightforward.
Percy Jackson is celebrating Grover's birthday when Apollo turns up. He's due to perform in front of the other gods on Mount Olympus but one of his four beautiful celedon singers is missing.
Percy sets off to bring her back, but the rogue celedon has sniffed her shot at a solo career and is holding up Broadway. With the bright lights of Times Square in the background, it's a showdown to remember for Percy - can he find a way to capture her and return her to Apollo in time?
A is for "AaaaaAAAAaaA." B is for "Ba baba a-baba ba." I is for "I had a big idea, I did." And by the time you get to Z, oh what a zap-zop-zippity-zoppity, zany book you'll be reading!
This is an alphabet book like no other, from the author of the internationally bestselling mega-hit The Book With No Pictures. B. J. Novak is back with a book that is just as clever and even more silly.
And, this time, instead of saying "Read it again!" kids will be shouting "Let ME read it again!"
A boy and girl walk into a theatre and proceed to act out the whole of Grimm's King Grisly-Beard for the reader. And they are indubitably good.
When a princess refuses to marry any of the princes her father has lined up, he marries her to a poor musician who takes her to his hovel home and makes her work for her keep. But this poor musician seems to know a bit too much about the infamous King Grisly-Beard... and he keeps his face covered a lot of the time.
The Young Magicians are back - and this time the mystery is an attempted murder! The second fabulously funny, trick-filled adventure from rising-star comedian and actor, Nick Mohammed!
Follow Alex, Jonny, Zack and Sophie as they use their amazing real magic skills to get to the bottom of an impossible-seeming crime. The gang are away at a magic convention when thy discover something unspeakable - someone is trying to poison the president of the Magic Circle! The secret society is stumped - but can our intrepid illusionists get to the bottom of who's trying to do in President Pickle?
Two children, playing in the park, spend their time arguing over how good their teddy bears are, while a galaxy of strange characters and objects passes around them unnoticed. Playing with perspective, art and our view of the world when we are children, this is a classic to rediscover and share.
Showcasing seasonal artwork and humorous poems for every month of the year from Quentin Blake and John Yeoman, the All The Year Round Birthday Book is the perfect place to keep all your birthdays, anniveraries and other important dates to remember.
With a seasonal rhyme for every month, discover the most entertaining way to spend the year: with a spot of spring cleaning (that ends in a mess), a summer picnic (invaded by ants), Halloween dress-up (or not, if you’re already scary) and the only thing to be done in December…
Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.
Rediscover the spirit of Christmas with this charming gift set, including the magic bell from the story. Will you be able to hear it ring?
'Magical glowing double spread pictures... an original and memorable book.' Guardian
The day after the funeral all our mourning clothes hung out on the line like sleeping bats. 'This will be really embarrassing,' I kept saying to my family, 'when she shows up at the door in a week or two.'
When Deena's wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears - presumed dead - her family are heartbroken. But Mandy has always been troubled. It's just another bad thing to happen to Deena's family. Only Deena refuses to believe it's true.
And then the letters start arriving. Letters from Mandy, claiming that their family's blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions - but a curse, handed down through the generations. Mandy has gone in search of the curse's roots, and now Deena must find her. What they find will heal their family's rotten past - or rip it apart forever.
The wolf star, brightest of all in the summer sky, shines over my home ground. I know every hidden lake and rocky ridge, but if my pack is not in the mountains, then it is no home to me. I feel a howl deep inside, but dare not let it out.
Swift lives with his pack in the mountains, until one day his home and family is lost. Alone and starving, Swift must make a choice: stay and try to eke out a desperate life on the borders of his old hunting grounds, or strike out and find a new place to call home. The journey Swift must go on is long and full of peril for a lone wolf, and he'll need to take every chance he can. Will he find the courage to survive all by himself?
Inspired by a true story, A Wolf Called Wander is about family, courage and survival. With beautiful illustrations from artist Mónica Armiño and an extra factual section about wolves and their environment, this book is perfect for animal lovers.
Twin sisters Becca and Cassie barely escaped the Crazy House alive. Now they're trained, skilled fighters who fear nothing--not even the all-powerful United.
Separated once again by the Resistance, Becca is sent on a mission to assassinate the President of the United, while Cassie uncovers the mystery of the past and how the United rose to power.
Together the sisters hold the key to defeating the despotic government and freeing the people of the former United States. But to win this war, will the girls have to become the very thing they've sworn to hate?
Super Sloth isn’t fast. He can’t fly. But he is very, very good at moving slowly and looking just like a greenish bit of tree. When his arch enemy Anteater makes off with some prize mangoes, Super Sloth vows to save the day... eventually.
From the creator of Waterstones Prize shortlisted Fergal is Fuming comes Starling’s laugh-out-loud tale of one ordinary sloth turned super hero.
Little Princess visits a friend who has a rabbit, and comes home obsessed with getting one herself. She’s given a stick-insect, a goldfish and a few other low-maintenance pets, but she still wants a bunny. Sometimes getting exactly what you want is a lesson in itself…
Eddie has travelled with his uncle Morton to Mongolia, in hope of being one of the few to watch the Great Dragon Battle Ceremony. But wild dragons are not so nearly friendly as pet ones, and the inhospitable mountains are a dangerous place to be stuck with nothing but a pile of chocolate bars. Meanwhile, back at home, Mum can't quite believe her son has really run off to Mongolia, and now she has been left with the tricky task of dragonsitting . . .
Told in emails between Eddie and his mum, The Dragonsitter in the Land of the Dragons is an extra actionpacked tale of misunderstandings, monsters and Mars bars.
It's time for monkey business in this fifth outing for Teddington's wildest family, the Bolds!
The Bolds are very surprised to be visited by Fred's mother, Granny Imamu. She's travelled all the way from Africa, and now she's here, she does not approve of what she finds. Hyenas, living as people - whatever next! Granny Imamu starts to stir up mischief with twins Bobby and Betty, encouraging them to get in touch with their beastly side at school.
And then the twins' teacher comes to the Bolds with a rather unusual problem: her grown-up son Paul just isn't like other people. He's rather hairy, doesn't much like to talk, and loves to monkey about. If animals can become people, could it happen the other way around . . . ?
Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep. He announces he is here to stay to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken.
In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum and love of cricket. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared.
Sparkling with humour, this insightful and compassionate story is the latest from the award-winning author of Orbiting Jupiter.