The Wishing-Chair Again
By Enid Blyton
Fly away to magical lands with Peter and Mollie in the second adventure in Enid Blyton's best-loved series! Perfect for children aged 5 and up. Mollie and Peter are home for the summer holidays, and they long to see their pixie friend Binky and their magic Wishing-Chair.They can't wait for lots of new and exciting adventures, but then the Wishing-Chair is stolen by some very cheeky characters. Whatever will the children do? First published in 1950, this edition contains the classic text, except that the pixie character's name has been changed to Binky. Inside illustrations are by Rene Cloke, and the cover is by Mark Beech.
When Darkness Comes
By Robert Swindells
Jealousy and ambition divide a tribe so much so that it splits into two communities - each of whom has to strive to become self-sufficient. Their failure almost leads to their destruction. It's up to the chief's son and the other children of the tribe to overcome the adults' prejudices and attempt reconciliation. When they are threatened by raiders from a stronger, more skilful race, survival is all. But will the tribes be able to reunite in time?
The Wonky Donkey
By Craig Smith, Katz Cowley
This number one bestselling book by Craig Smith and Katz Cowley is based on an award-winning children's song. With over 300,000 copies sold to date.I was walking down the road, and I saw a donkey... hee-haw! And he only had three legs. He was wonky donkey... In this hilarious, cumulative song, each page tells us something new about the donkey until we end up with a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky, wonky donkey who will have children in fits of laughter! Watch Craig Smith perform the song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-uQu7uZIFs
Watchers at the Shrine
By Jean Ure
50 years on from Come Lucky April... April and David have confronted the orthodoxy - they believe girls and boys should be able to grow up together. They determine to send their son away, to spare him the humilation of castration. ' Hal spends several years there, waiting for the ban to be lifted. He befriends the daughters of the family he lives with - but when he challenges his 'father' he is sent from the house, and discovers a new life in the lawless part of the settlement. He realises he needs to help the girls he can to escape and return to Croydon. How can he save them? Life back in Croydon things are changing, too. People are dying. Beliefs are being challenged. Are things any better than they were 150 years ago? Is there hope for the future?
By Kes Gray
Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she monster sits for the Ultravores but it doesn't compare to how lost for words she is at the Rimes. And with even more fighting with Asti to add to the mix, her time with the Wattwatts is shocking to say the least!Nelly's in for a shocking time with the wattwatts, as this time it's not her looking after the monsters, it's the monsters looking after her...
The Water Greeps
By Kes Gray
Ever played fetch with a four-eyed Grerk or made pancakes with a giant orange squurm? Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact she babysits for them. Every night, Nelly the monster sitter looks after a new friend, but its never easy...Nelly can't believe her luck when she finds out that the Water Greeps live in an underwater penthouse. The only problem is Water Greeps are mischievous monsters, and Nelly is going to have to get a bit wet!
A Witch in Love
By Ruth Warburton
Anna still finds it hard to believe that Seth loves her and has vowed to suppress her powers, no matter what. But magic - like love - is uncontrollable and soon, Anna is being hunted. Abe wants Anna to embrace her power, while Seth is pushing Anna to accept that his feelings are real. She finally does ... a moment too late. Suddenly, it's like the Salem witch trials all over again: burnings, torture and faceless judgements. In the face of the ultimate betrayal, who will save her?The second novel in the Winter trilogy, this follows the critically acclaimed debut A WITCH IN WINTER.
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?
The Wizard Of Oz
The magical story of Dorothy's adventures when a tornado transports her to the land of Oz. Wishing to return home, Dorothy and her dog travel along the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard of Oz to help them. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who wishes for a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage.They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them - but first they have to escape the wicked West Witch.(P) Arcadia Entertainment 2008
Winnie The Pooh & House at Pooh Corner
By A. A. Milne, Finty Williams, Geoffrey Palmer, Jane Horrocks, Judi Dench, Robert Daws, Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry
Packed full of fun and adventure with Winnie-the-Pooh and all his friends in the Hundred Acre Forest. This is a wonderful dramatisation of Winnie-the-Pooh by David Benedictus with music composed, directed and played by John Gould. With a cast of carefully-chosen actors, this adaptation conveys all the magic of Milne's classic stories.The cast includes the following stars:Pooh - Stephen FryPiglet - Jane HorrocksEeyore - Geoffrey PalmerKanga - Judi DenchRoo - Finty WilliamsRabbit - Robert DawsOwl - Michael WilliamsChristopher Robin - Steven Webb(P) Hodder Children's Books 1997