Five-year old Matilda longs for her parents to be good and loving and understanding, but they are none of these things. They are perfectly horrid to her. Matilda invents a game of punishing them each time they treat her badly and she soon discovers she has supernatural powers.
A poor orphan's adventures in the criminal underworld of mid-nineteenth-century London are the central theme of Dickens' second major novel
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters
This is a ressiue of the existing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to tie in with the Warner Bros film.Charlie Bucket thinks he's the luckiest boy alive when he unwraps one of Willy Wonka's Whipple- Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights to find the last golden ticket. Ages 7+ years.
Ann Sewell's renowned tale of a gentle thoroughbred horse's adventures in Victorian England
This picture book is based on the children's song "Today is Monday". Runner beans, zoooop, roast beef, fish, chicken and ice cream are the fare during the week, until Sunday, when the world's children are invited to come and share a meal. Animals introduce children to the days of the week.
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England
An interactive introduction to the basic body parts and body movements. Gorillas, elephants, camels and other animals invite all young readers to clap, stomp, wriggle and bend like they do!
Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him.
Greg's dad, Frank, is on a mission - a mission to make this wimpy kid, well, less wimpy. All manner of 'manly' physical activities are planned, but Greg just about manages to find a way out of them. That is until military academy is mentioned and Greg realizes that he's going to have to come up with something very special to get out of this one.
It's a brand-new year and Greg is keen to put the humiliating events of last summer firmly behind him. But someone knows everything - someone whose job it is to most definitely not keep anything embarrassing of Greg's private - his big brother, Rodrick. How can Greg make it through this new school year with his cool(ish) reputation intact?
Mouse is lonely so he searches for a friend among the other animals, until at last another mouse appears.
Flaps on every spread reveal an increasing number of surprises as Spot counts from one to ten. One small mouse under a tablecloth leads up to an unexpected visit from ten enormous elephants. Provides fun for children learning to count.
Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve.
Recounts the adventures of a young boy and an escaped slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft
This story is based on an actual incident that occured in a school history class in California - a classroom experiment that went too far. Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "the wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late.
Brightly coloured animals, riding on a train to their new homes in the zoo is the format used to offer young children a delightful introduction to numbers and counting.
Mr Wonka might be a genius with chocolate, but Charlie and his family don't trust his flying one bit. Especially when the thing he's flying is a glass elevator and it's zooming out of control. But life is never dull with Mr Wonka as he gets them into all kinds of terrible scrapes.
Greg's mom has a vision of 'family togetherness' that really doesn't sound a whole lot of fun. But there's a brand-new addition to the Heffley family to contend with and it looks like Greg might be outnumbered. It could be a real dog of a summer...
Danny's father had looked after him ever since his mother had died when he was just four months old. Danny loved his father, and his father loved him, and that's why Danny was so surprised to discover that his father had a secret that was to lead them both into a wild scheme.
Tells the story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends.
A cut page story/game about a chameleon who suddenly finds life exciting when it discovers it can change not only its colour but its size and shape too.
This is a book and CD pack of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. There is a straight reading of the story first with intro and exit music and then a reading that includes a 'ping' sound let listeners know when to turn the page.