By Enid Blyton
Winnie's Great War
By Lindsay Mattick, Josh Greenhut, Sophie Blackall
Everyone has heard of Winnie-the-Pooh, but not everyone knows about the real Canadian bear who lent him her name. This is a wonderful tale of courage and friendship, for fans of Michael Morpurgo.Come on a heart-warming adventure, inspired by the journey undertaken by an extraordinary bear called Winnie during World War One. From her early days with her mama in the Canadian forest, to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, Winnie has a remarkable wartime story to tell. And when she meets a little boy called Christopher Robin Milne in London Zoo, he loves her so much that he names his teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh in her honour. Sophie Blackall's wonderful black and white artwork brings Winnie to life and will capture young readers' imaginations. The author, Lindsay Mattick, is the great grand-daughter of Captain Harry Colebourn - who originally rescued Winnie as a cub - and the story contains entries from his real wartime diaries from WW1. The book also includes a selection of artefacts from the Colebourn Family Archives. The result is a one-of-a-kind exploration into the realities of war, the meaning of courage, and the power of friendship, all told through the historic adventures of one astonishing bear.
The Wizard's Umbrella Story Collection
By Enid Blyton
A selection of enchanting stories to read and share by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.Ribby the Gnome has a very bad habit: he always borrows things and never brings them back! But when he takes a wizard's umbrella and doesn't return it, he's in for a horrible surprise. The umbrella is magic, and it is very angry! This collection was previously published by Egmont as The Chimney Corner Collection (1947) and contains the following stories:Winkle-Pip Walks OutTrit-Trot the PonyThe Magic Walking-StickThe Snoozy GnomeThe Three Strange TravellersThe Secret CaveThe Proud Little DogThe Little BullyThe Six Little Motor-CarsThe Unkind ChildrenThe Little Paper-FolkThe Tiresome PokerThe Enchanted TableThe Boy Who BoastedThe Disagreeable MonkeyThe Golden EnchanterThe Wizard's UmbrellaThe Little Singing KettleThe Little Brown DuckThe Pixie Who Killed the MoonOld Bufo the ToadThe Boy Who Pulled TailsThe Tales of Mr. SpectaclesThe Goblin's PieFeefo Goes to MarketAdventures of the Sailor DollClickety-ClackThe Enchanted BoneFiddle-De-Dee, the Foolish BrownieThe Elephant and the SnailThe Invisible GnomeMr. Grumpygroo's HatThe Fairy and the PolicemanThe Little Red SquirrelThe Little Walking HouseSly-One's PuzzleMr. Widdle on the TrainWho Stole the Crown?"Tell Me My Name!"Gooseberry WhiskersThe Mean Old ManThe Nice Juicy CarrotThe Dandelion ClockKing Bom's Ice-CreamThe Cat, the Mouse and the FoxThe Bed That Took a WalkThe Brownie's MagicDame Lucky's UmbrellaHe Wouldn't Take the TroubleMuddle's MistakeSilky and the SnailThe Train That Went to FairylandThe Cat That Was ForgottenThe Dog That Wanted a HomeFreckles for a ThrushHe's a Horrid DogHoppetty-Skip and Crawl-AboutThe Lamb Without a MotherMooo-ooo-ooo!Old Ugly, the Water-Grub
The Wishing-Chair Again
By Enid Blyton
A classic children's story from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton - be whisked away by these magical Wishing-Chair stories.Mollie and Peter are home for the holidays and they long to see their pixie friend Chinky and their magic Wishing-Chair. Together they have wonderful adventures, but what happens when the Wishing-Chair is stolen and then gets its wings cut off by the naughty Slipperies?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Rene Cloke, and the cover is by Mark Beech.
Well Done, Secret Seven
By Enid Blyton, Esther Wane
Solve the mystery with the Secret Seven - everyone's favourite detective club! These timeless stories are perfect for young fans of mystery, adventure or detective series. Also available in audiobook! In book three, the Secret Seven have a new meeting place - a treehouse! But someone else is using it too. The gang are furious, but then they learn the intruder is in big trouble and needs their help. Can the Seven come to the rescue?Solve the mystery! Cover and inside illustrations are by the brilliant Tony Ross, illustrator of David Walliams's books. The story was first published in 1951. This edition features the classic text and comes with a Bonus Blyton section at the back with quizzes, puzzles and other bonus extras! Enid Blyton ®, The Secret Seven ® and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.
By Jenny Oldfield
Reed Walters' new pony, Wildflower, is beautiful but untrained. Keira warns Reed not to push her too hard, but he insists on showing her off at the local rodeo.Disaster strikes: Wildflower bolts from the arena. Keira and her sister head off into a snowstorm to find her, forgetting the one golden rule - always stick together ...
By Paul Van Loon
Wolf Wood has been home to generations of werewolves, including Grandpa Werewolf, and holds an important secret. But unscrupulous developers plan to destroy the woods and build blocks of flats and carparks. The werewolves are in danger - and so is their secret. When Alfie's mysterious dreams lead him to uncover the secret of Wolf Wood he knows he must save it - can his classmates help Alfie stop the bulldozers, before the wood gets turned into a block of flats?
By Paul Van Loon
Alfie and his friends are on holiday. A break from all the werewolf mysteries and spooky goings on? No chance! When Alfie discovers a creepy old house full of mysterious portraits and a family tree that features his name he has to investigate ... and what he finds is a group of orphan werewolves under the control of crazy lady Mooma. Can Alfie help them and avoid getting captured too?
The Werewolf and the Ibis
By Chris Mould
Crampton Rock is a peaceful fishing village on a remote island, accessible only at low tide. When Stanley Buggles inherits his great-uncle's house on Crampton Rock, it seems like a perfect place for a long summer holiday. But there's always something to go and spoil it all, isn't there? What is the dark secret of the mysterious sweet shop owner? Why are all the dogs three-legged? Is there really a werewolf on the loose? And what do the old buccaneers want with Stanley?Originally published under the title 'The Wooden Mile'.
By Emma Thomson
Felicity and Winnie have a magical time in Winnie's Wonderland in these three fantastic short stories, perfect for Felicity fans to read on their own as well as delightful bedtime stories for younger fans!Exciting Escapades - When Winnie is sent on a life changing adventurehalfway around Fairy World, she is never quite the same fairy again...Marathon Mix-up ? It's the day of the Fairy Marathon. Winnie soonrealises that not everything has to go to plan to be a success...Winnie's Wonderland ? When Winnie discovers a magical part of Nine WishWood she also discovers that your dreams can come true!
Who's Who of Horrors
By Tracey Turner
What do the following have in common? The Cross-Eyed Lambeth Poisoner, the Teenage Butcher, Juana the Mad and Ismail the Bloodthirsty? Answer: they are all horrors! People who have tortured, murdered, died in a revolting manner, or practise a particularly horrid habit. This book lists these and dozens more, each with its own Horror Rating, as well as their Horrible Deed, Horrible End and Specialist Skills.Read on and shudder.
By Emma Thomson
Felicity Wishes and her friends are determined to pefect their wish-making technique in these three short stories, perfect for first readers.Misleading Magic -The Grand Wishmaker is visiting the School of Nine Wishes to show the fairies how to make impossible dreams come true. Felicity and her friends are determined to reveal the truth behind the magic.Invisible Icon - With a little help from Felicity and her friends, Holly becomes invisible just like the Grand Wishmaker. But the novelty of being invisible soon wears off!Multiple Magic - Felicity and her friends attempt to break the Fairy World Record for making the biggest wish. But Felicity soon starts to doubt her ambitious plan.
By Geoffrey Malone
In the desperate search for food during a desolate winter, Marak leads his pack of wolves into the cattle country of Wyoming. Lying in wait for them near the town of Elliot Lake is a hunter, hired by a local rancher, Daniels.The Viccary family is new to Elliot Lake, and thirteen-year-old Ed Viccary is having difficulty adjusting to small-town life - not least because of his conservationist views. When Marak is critically injured by the hunter, it is Ed's father who finds him bleeding in the snow. The local people insist that they turn the wolf over to Daniels, and the Viccarys reluctantly concede. But Ed is appalled, and in the dead of night he frees Marak, who escapes into the wilderness. Marak is on his own, with every wolf pack trying to drive him away. Eventually, he meets a solitary female, and they begin to carve out their own territory. But Daniels and his hunters are closing in ...