David Melling - The Ghost Library - Hachette Children's Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds

The Ghost Library

By David Melling

  • Hardback
  • £10.99

A magical picture book - over 300,000 copies sold to date.

The ghost library is a room full of empty shelves where the ghosts go to listen to stories borrowed from unsuspecting children - until they try to borrow a book from Bo... Bo unable to let her book go travels with the ghosts to the ghost library and there she teaches them that stories exist everywhere, not just in books.

This spooky picture book from bestselling author-illustrator David Melling has sold over 300,000 copies and continues to enchant children.

'A humourous tale with friendly ghosts... and images that will inspire your child to take on the role of story-teller.' Junior

Biographical Notes

David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340860885
  • Publication date: 14 Oct 2004
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Every page is different ... turning over is always another adventure — Carousel
A magical tale that looks at the special power of stories and books — Inverness Courier
This book is a joy — School Librarian
Great fun — Sunderland Echo
The pictures of ghosts in particular have a real energy as they swirl around all over the pages ... the sort of small, unexpected detail which delights small children — Writing Magazine
Loads of fun in this picture book with vivid lillustrations — Primary Times
Hugely enjoyable — School Librarian
Loads of fun in this picture book with vivid illustrations. — Primary Times
Hodder Children's Books

Once upon a bedtime

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Hugless Douglas and the Baby Birds

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Swapsies

Fiona Roberton
Authors:
Fiona Roberton

Fang learns the importance of sharing in this clever and endearing story from the bestselling creator of The Tale of Two Beasts. Fang's favourite toy is Sock - he loves it more than anything. But when his friends bring along shiny trains and bouncy balls, Fang soon swaps his favourite toy for something more exciting. Will Sock and Fang be re-united?Praise for A Tale of Two Beasts: 'Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. Totally delightful.' - Kirkus Reviews

Hodder Children's Books

Knight Tales

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this classic collection features three stories in one and is filled with quests, magic, humour and bedtime kisses.The king is in a hurry and blows his son a bedtime kiss... but it misses. The kiss flies out of the window and a brave knight and his horse are sent on a quest to bring it back. This loveable duo find themselves heading on more quests in their other adventures. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations and unforgettable characters.Includes:The Kiss That MissedGood Knight Sleep TightThe Three Wishes'Melling's illustrations are as snazzy and snappy as his prose.' Guardian

Hodder Children's Books

Merry Christmas, Hugless Douglas

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
Pat-a-Cake

Down on the Farm

Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Kathryn Selbert
Contributors:
Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Kathryn Selbert

This brilliant book is full of exciting farmyard scenes and activities. The big ready-cut stickers are easy for little fingers to find, peel off and stick, putting an end to the frustration of fiddly stickers that are tricky to remove and easy to tear. From farmyards and fields, to cute animal families and busy farm machines, there is plenty to spot, talk about and do inside. Words and sounds that match the scenes help build vocabulary and a huge, fold-out picture to decorate will keep little ones entertained for hours. Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go

Hodder Children's Books

Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover.Hugless Douglas is very excited to be going to Little School. There is so much to do - and lots of hugs to be given out!This is the sixth adventure in the hugely popular series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014 and a number one bestseller, selling over 450,000 copies.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail'Winningly executed' The Sunday Times

Hodder Children's Books

To the Rescue!

Vivian French, David Melling
Contributors:
Vivian French, David Melling

A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.Sam J. Butterbiggins has one wish: to become a Very Noble Knight. But he's been packed off to his aunt and uncle's castle where knightly activities are not allowed. Sam's final quest is the hardest yet. With his cousin Prune by his side, he's going to have to use all his knightly skills as he heads into the Fearsome Forest. The wolves live there - and, high in the trees, even more terryifying creatures ...Beautifully illustrated throughout by David Melling.

Hodder Children's Books

Colour with Splosh!

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

This bright, bold, rhyming story from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to colours for the very young and great to read aloud.Small children will fall in love with Splosh as he searches for his fluffy duck friends and discovers colours along the way!Don't miss Splosh! - the first book in the series and a brilliant introduction to counting.Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration. Daily Mail

Hodder Children's Books

D is for Duck!

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Come on an alphabet adventure with Duck in this brilliantly funny story from the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas.Duck is a magician. Abracadabra! He can conjure up a bunny, a chicken and even the king of the jungle. But can he make a dragon disappear?David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations and unforgettable characters.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail

Hodder Children's Books

Splosh!

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

We Love You, Hugless Douglas!

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Just Like My Mummy

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Combat at the Castle

Vivian French, David Melling
Contributors:
Vivian French, David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Hugless Douglas is going to a sleepover in this third adventure in the hugely popular series - a perfect book for bedtime and hugtime.Hugless Douglas is very excited about Rabbit's sleepover, but he collects so many friends along the way that soon it's a big squash in Rabbit's small burrow! How will they ever get to sleep?This is the third adventure in the hugely popular series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world. Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014 and a number one bestseller, selling over 450,000 copies. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail

Hodder Children's Books

Spots, Stripes and Zigzags

Vivian French, David Melling
Contributors:
Vivian French, David Melling

A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.Sam J. Butterbiggins' only ambition is to be a Very Noble Knight, but he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his uncle, aunt and cousin Prune. But Sam's about to discover a magical scroll listing the six quests he must complete to become a knight ... and with Prune's help, he's already managed three of them! Now he has to earn his very own knightly shield. Prune knows where to go for armour: Puddlewink Castle! But before they can cross the drawbridge they're stopped by a terrifying creature. Will Sam's knightly dreams end here?

Hodder Children's Books

Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Hugless Douglas Animals

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Sheep, bunnies, owl, bear . . . come for a woodland walk with Douglas and discover his animal friends. A delightful celebration of animals with everyone's favourite bear, Hugless Douglas. A sturdy board book that is perfect for little paws. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and Douglas the brown bear is a timeless character. The Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014.'Hugless Douglas fits right in with the well-loved classics like Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear and will be remembered for many years to come.' Guardian

Hodder Children's Books

Rain or Shine

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Hodder Children's Books

Up and Down

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

This bright, bold rhyming story from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to opposites for the very young and great to read aloud.Follow these hilarious pogo-stick loving bunnies through their crazy day. These bunnies go up and these bunnies go down. Sometimes they're funny and sometimes they frown!Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily MailHello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014.