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  • Fire!

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A family marooned on an island finds loveable dolphins to help them survive: classic adventure from million-copy-selling Jenny Oldfield. Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, tail-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. Danger is on the island: from sharks near shore, to a mystery presence on the island itself. Day-to-day survival is everything ... and the dolphins are there to help! Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the fourth in the Dolphin Island series.The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.
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  • The Fire Bird

    By Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elen Caldecott, Erica-Jane Waters
    Authors:
    Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elen Caldecott
    Illustrated by:
    Erica-Jane Waters
    The sixth in a magical, exciting series by Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. Perfect for fans of Rainbow Magic and My Little Pony!What if you had a magic bracelet that meant you could fly?Evie's grandma has sent her another parcel. Inside layers of tissue and colourful ribbons is a beautiful bracelet! This one is the most exciting yet - it lets Evie and her friends soar through the sky. And when they find a phoenix high above the city, they've got a magical creature to rescue! Evie shares Jessica's determination and drive - an inspiration for kids everywhere.
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    Fussy Freda

    By Julia Jarman, Fred Blunt
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Fred Blunt
    A Hilaire Belloc-esque cautionary tale for fussy eaters - you'd better eat up!Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house.Mum cooks beans. YUK!Grandma cooks fish and chips. YUK!Dad cooks crispy duck. YUK! YUK! YUK!There just isn't any pleasing Fussy Freda. But her cat is not so fussy - and this causes a culinary catastrophe!This deliciously funny story will have toddlers calling out for more, and more, and MORE!Read more about award-winning Julia at http://www.juliajarman.com/Find out more about Fred Blunt at http://fredbluntillustration.com/
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    The Famous Five Classic Colouring Book

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Join the Famous Five on exciting adventures with this stunning classic colouring book!A beautifully designed colouring book using the iconic original illustrations by Eileen Soper - the perfect gift for fans of The Famous Five, and for anyone, of any age, who enjoys colouring in.Enter a world of excitement and adventure and let your imagination run wild with The Famous Five. From the discovery of a shipwreck off Kirrin Island to a dramatic escape on horseback, from a towering lighthouse embedded in rock to a secluded campsite out on the moors, experience the iconic scenes and places from the best-loved series, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, George and, of course, Timmy the dog! This gorgeous colouring book contains original artwork from all twenty-one Famous Five stories. It also includes intricate patterns inspired by the series and quotes from these timeless stories.The official The Famous Five Colouring book, celebrating Enid Blyton's much-loved adventure series.
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    Friends for a Day

    By Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Neal Layton
    Clever and wonderfully original - a celebration of friendship, kindness and living life to the full.A reissue of this award-winning picture book by Neal Layton. Winner of the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award. Bartholomew leads a quiet life. But he is a kindly sort of bear, so when his new friend, the Bug, is in a tremendous hurry to find the bright lights, he decides to help him on his way. Bear soon finds himself in the big city, which is like nothing he's ever known before. But why is Bug in such a hurry?'A life-affirming story, gloriously illustrated' Julia Eccleshare'Wonderfully messy, child-friendly drawings against hip, graphic backgrounds' Daily Mail
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    The Famous Five Treasury

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    This beautiful large-format anthology of Famous Five short stories and favourite scenes, plus fun activities, is fully illustrated in colour by Laura Ellen Anderson, who has reimagined the Five for young readers today. Meet all the friendly pets the Famous Five have encountered, join the group on their travels and share their delicious feasts. This is the perfect gift for longstanding fans - and to introduce new readers to Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy. Join the adventure!Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Famous Five, Enid Blyton's most famous and well-loved characters, with this lavish new collection.
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  • Five On A Treasure Island

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Five on a Treasure Island is the favourite childhood book of generations of young readers. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Famous Five with this gorgeous hardback edition, illustrated by Eileen Soper's beautiful original drawings, now coloured for the first time. This stunning hardback edition is the perfect gift for fans of all ages. Enid Blyton has been at the heart of every childhood for decades - and with this beautiful new edition, she'll stay there for many more. Indulge your own nostalgia or introduce a new reader to the Famous Five. Join the adventure!
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  • Five Run Away Together

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In their third adventure, the Famous Five discover that someone has been on George's island. And what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island?The Famous Five think they're on the trail of smugglers - until they hear a child scream...This edition features the original cover art and inside illustrations by Eileen Soper.
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  • Five Go Adventuring Again

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In their second adventure, the Famous Five find a thief at Kirrin Cottage. They think they know who it is, but need to prove it. Will the discovery of a very old map help uncover the true culprit?This edition features the original cover art and inside illustrations by Eileen Soper.
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  • Five Go Off In A Caravan

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.In book five, the Famous Five go on a caravan holiday. When they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled.But some of the circus people have more sinister plans than just clowning around...This edition features the original cover art and inside illustrations by Eileen Soper.
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  • Five Go To Smuggler's Top

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.In their third adventure, the Famous Five discover that someone has been on George's island. And what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island?The Famous Five think they're on the trail of smugglers - until they hear a child scream...This edition contains Eileen Soper's classic artwork in black and white throughout
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  • Five O'Clock Tales

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Forty-five magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.Fly away with the Snippet Pixies in search of a new home. Discover the secret ingredient in the fairies' spell to make people better. And join Chitter the gnome as he discovers a Wishing-Balloon!Ideal for bedtime, reading aloud or alone, these magical short stories for 5-8 year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.Look out for more O'Clock tales: Five O'Clock Tales, Six O'Clock Tales, Seven O'Clock Tales and Eight O'Clock Tales.Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of fun, adventure and magic. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's!First published in 1941, this edition contains the original text, illustrations and the following stories: The Red and White Cow; The Clock in the Wood; The Peppermint Rock; Brer Fox's Onions; There and Back Again!; Snapdragon Snippets; Oh, no Brer Fox!; The top of the Wall, A busy Morning; The Witch's Egg; Chestnut Prickles; The Remarkable Doughnut; The Wrong Side of the Bed; The Stupid Little Girl; The Bread and Milk; The Sulky Sweets; The Stupid Goblin; The Boast that came True; Sly-one is Caught; Timothy's Tooth; The Four-Leaved Clover; Tuppy and the Goblins; The Five Lost Beans; The Wishing Balloon; The Little Stickleback; Who? Who? Who?; Good Old Jock!; The very old Kettle; Brer Rabbit plays Blind Man's Buff; The Birthday Kitten; The three Hunters; Pitter-Patter's Dance; Well, Really Amelia!; The Brownie and the Witch; Grunt! Grunt!; Brer Rabbit plays Ball; The Little Bird; The Bunch of Carrots; Little Miss Dreamy; Brer Fox's New Suit; The two Cats; Little Suck-A-Thumb; Lazy Kate; Well, Really, Brer Rabbit!; Little Black Bibs
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  • The Famous Five Collection 5

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series, The Famous Five. This new collection contains three fantastic books in one volume.Five Go to Mystery Moor (Book 13)The Famous Five can't wait to explore peculiar-sounding Mystery Moor. But after spending a night on the heath, they begin to realise it's not just the moor's past that is shrouded in secrets. Could its treacherous mists hide the answer to a brand-new mystery?Five Have Plenty of Fun (Book 14)George is not pleased when a spoilt American girl turns up at Kirrin Cottage. But George hasn't got time to be jealous - Berta is in hiding from kidnappers! The Famous Five are the only ones who can protect her - but will they take on dangerous criminals to help out a stranger?Five On a Secret Trail (Book 15)Anne and George are on a camping trip, waiting for the boys to arrive. One night they see a face at the window of an abandoned cottage close by - and then the Five wake to find ghostly lights...Anne wants to go home but the others are determined to stay. Who could be snooping around the cottage - and why is a nearby gang trying to make them leave?This edition contains three Famous Five adventures (books 13-15) in one volume and features the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.
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  • Fred

    By Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Illustrated by:
    Chloe Inkpen
    A follow-up to I Will Love You Anyway, this touching rhyming story is full of friendship and tail wagging and will touch a chord with all children who love pets - by the bestselling author of the Kipper and Wibbly Pig series.'Fetch!' and 'Sit!' and 'Stay!' I understand them all. Those are the words I know. But what is 'Fred'?Fred the dog may not know his name yet or how to stay out of trouble but one little boy will love him no matter what.Praise for Mick Inkpen:'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' GuardianPraise for Zoe and Beans:'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' CarouselFor activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.comMick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloë Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloë was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloë's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloë are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.
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    Fergus Barnaby Goes on Holiday

    By David Barrow
    Authors:
    David Barrow
    Fergus Barnaby and his parents try to leave for their holidays in this wonderfully entertaining debut picture book.A heart-warming, stylish and delightfully funny celebration of friendship and kindness in the heart of the big city, from Sebastian Walker Award winner David Barrow.Fergus Barnaby is going on holiday. He has packed his suitcase... but there's something missing.He has lent his bucket and spade to Fred!And his swimming goggles to Emily Rose!And his kite to Teddy!Off he goes to fetch them again and again - will the holiday ever begin? David was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2016 with Have You Seen My Elephant.Visit him at davebarrowillustration.co.uk and follow him at @DaveBarrow3.
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  • Five Are Together Again

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!This fantastic new edition features fantastic contemporary cover artwork to appeal to young readers.In book twenty one, the Famous Five are camping out near the home of a famous scientist. But when his important research papers go missing, he needs the gang's help to get them back.Can the Five work out who took them? And why?Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.
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  • Five Have A Mystery To Solve

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!In book twenty, the Famous Five visit Whispering Island, another mysterious place with a million stories surrounding it. Is it really haunted? It's all fun and games until the Five get stranded there and realise they're not the only ones on the island.Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.
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  • Five Go To Demon's Rocks

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!In book nineteen, the Famous Five travel to Demon's Rocks and discover a very old and valuable gold coin. Demon's Rocks is famous for its stories of bountiful treasure, but if the myth is reality, who does the treasure belong to? The Five are determined to find out, but first they need to know who else is exploring Demon's Rocks for the treasure...Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.
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  • Five On Finniston Farm

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!In book eighteen, the Famous Five hunt for the lost dungeons of a ruined castle on Finniston Farm. The friends are determined to find them, and whatever they hide, but they are not alone. Can the Famous Five get there first?Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.
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  • Five On A Secret Trail

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!In book fifteen, the Famous Five go camping and pitch their tent near a ruined and seemingly abandoned cottage. When Anne hears strange noises at night the others don't believe her... Until they see the ghostly lights. Is the cottage really haunted, or is there another, equally sinister, explanation?Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.
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