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Orchard Ballet Stories for Young Children

Saviour Pirotta, Brigette Barrager
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Brigette Barrager

Discover all the magic of the ballet with this collection of classic tales and meet enchanted princesses, magical birds, dancing dolls and wicked witches. Travel to a magical kingdom of sweets, twirl at an enchanted fairytale ball, and discover the story of a sleeping princess, woken after 100 years by her true love's kiss.This beautiful gift collection contains six of the best-loved stories from the ballet: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia and The Firebird.Award-winning storyteller Saviour Pirotta retells the classic tales in an accessible style that's perfect for young children, while New York Times bestselling artist Brigette Barrager's beautiful full-colour illustrations bring each magical scene to life.The perfect gift for little ballet dancers and ballet fans.

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The Orchard Book of Bedtime Fairy Tales

Helen Craig
Authors:
Helen Craig

The whole family will delight in these ten favourite classic nursery stories, in this much-loved treasury from the illustrator of Angelina Ballerina.All the best and most familiar tales are included: Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Little Red Hen, Chicken Licken and many more. Timeless illustrations and engaging storytelling will engage and enrich every child's imagination and love of reading and stories.

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Katie's London Christmas

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
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Clarice Bean, That's Me

Lauren Child
Authors:
Lauren Child
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Katie's Picture Show

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
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The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse

Gina Pollinger, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Gina Pollinger, Emma Chichester Clark

This selection of verse and poetry from William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright the World has ever known, is filled with wit and wisdom, tenderness and magic, mischief and merriment.An exquisite collection of Shakespeare's writing featuring favourite passages of verse, familiar to many, along with lesser-known pieces, all of which sparkle in the mind and fire the imagination.The poems and verse have been carefully selected to ensure that even younger readers develop a lifelong love of the Bard and his timeless legacy. Includes a foreword by Gina Pollinger, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the delight of Shakespeare's writing. The richness of the words is matched by Emma Chichester Clark's gem-like illustrations, capturing all the life of these enduring poems.

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I Love You

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A warm and joyful look at a child's world and all the things they love: friends, grandparents, toys, games, delicious food and the moon and stars up above!From bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joyful exuberance of young children, and the award-winning Emma Dodd, whose cheerful colours and irrepressible illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.This delightful new picture book follows on from the success of I Love My Mummy, winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award, and the Sunday Times top ten bestseller I Love My Daddy.

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The Orchard Book of Funny Fairy Tales

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
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There's A House Inside My Mummy

Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban

There's a house inside my mummy Where my little brother grows,or maybe it's my little sisterNo one really knows.A gentle and tender story of a little boy waiting for his new brother or sister to arrive. Told with humour and a simple rhyming text, this is the perfect book for all expectant brothers and sisters. In a chunky board book edition, perfect for little hands to hold."A great book for sharing with your firstborn while your second is still in the 'tummy house'."The Times

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I Love My Mummy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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One for All and All for Lunch!

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

A collection of short stories, each told by a different character from the Jiggy McCue stories. Here we have tales from the points of view not only of Jiggy, but also Pete, Angie, and even Stallone the cat. Full of Michael Lawrence's trademark surreal humour, and told with wit and verve, these will appeal to all Jiggy fans.

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The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Martin Waddell, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Emma Chichester Clark

Martin Waddell has brought together nine favourite stories, skillfully retelling them for today's children. From the fun and humour of the proud Emperor with his splendid new clothes to the gentle sadness of the Little Mermaid, and with a colourful cast of witches, princesses, toys and animals, this rich and varied collection is guaranteed to delight and entertain readers young and old. Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations bring the tales vividly to life, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure.

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Giraffes Can't Dance

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
2015 Catalogue

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About Us

Orchard Books

Orchard Books offers the very best in children’s books for all ages. Our range is award-winning and sells all over the world. Younger readers can choose from favourite picture books such as Charlie and Lola, Dig, Dig Digging and Giraffes Can't Dance, older readers can escape in the fantasy of Rainbow Magic or Beast Quest, while teens can indulge in Gallagher Girls or Horowitz Horror. From the young, bright and bold to the edgy, glamorous and intense, Orchard Books provides a rich treasure-trove of titles.

Orchard Books

Orchard Books offers the very best in children’s books for all ages. Our range is award-winning and sells all over the world. Younger readers can choose from favourite picture books such as Charlie and Lola, Dig, Dig Digging and Giraffes Can’t Dance, older readers can escape in the fantasy of Rainbow Magic or Beast Quest, while teens can indulge in Gallagher Girls or Horowitz Horror. From the young, bright and bold to the edgy, glamorous and intense, Orchard Books provides a rich treasure-trove of titles...

Press Release

Orchard Books to be Read on CBeebies

We are very excited to announce that two of our books will be read on CBeebies on their ‘Bedtime Stories Feature’ next week!

Hachette Children's Books

Spring 2015 Rights Guides

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Hachette Children's Books Press Release

ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2012

Children and young people aged four to 18 years are being challenged to make their own picture book in the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition, running in UK schools and libraries between now and 14th April 2012.