Olivia Nibblesqueak's Messy Mischief
By Daisy Meadows
Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me!Lily and Jess are needed in Friendship Forest! Wicked witch Grizelda is causing trouble again with her new helpers, four messy animals from the Witchy Wastes. And when Grizelda casts a spell, little Olivia Nibblesqueak the hamster thinks she's a messy creature just like them! Can Jess and Lily find a spell to make Olivia herself again?
Octor, Monster of the Deep
By Adam Blade
Planet Nemos needs Max and Lia's help once more, as an old enemy and a terrifying new Robobeast attack the mysterious Lost Lagoon. Can our heroes defeat a monstrous octopus which shoots jets of fire underwater? It's time to do battle!The latest thrilling bumper special edition in this fantastic underwater adventure series.
Out of Sight, Out of Time
By Ally Carter
Normal. I liked the sound of that. Sure, as the daughter of two secret agents, I didn't really know what normal meant, but that didn't matter. Normal was my new mission.Cammie wakes up in an Alpine convent having lost her memory of the whole summer. She and her friends must travel to the other side of the world, trying to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. But there are people hunting Cammie - people who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets ...
Only The Good Spy Young
By Ally Carter
I thought I was prepared for most scary situations. I've been almost kidnapped twice, fake kidnapped once, targeted by one terrorist organization and two very cute boys. But this moment was truly terrifying...Cammie 'The Chameleon' knows by now that even she can't hide from danger. But when she discovers that one of her most-trusted allies is a rogue double-agent, Cammie questions her trust in her classmates, her teachers - and her own heart...
Orchard Aesop's Fables
By Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark
A timeless collection of over twenty of Aesop's best-loved fables, including favourites such as The Hare and the Tortoise, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, Dog in the Manger and The Lion and the Mouse. The tales are retold with warmth and humour by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and brought to life by Emma Chichester Clark's exquisitely playful and distinctive artwork.
The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse
By 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.
Okawa the River Beast
By Adam Blade
Evil never rests in Avantia, and a deadly new enemy lies in wait for our heroes. Okawa the River Beast lurks in his muddy lair, ready to trap unsuspecting travellers. Can Tom and Elenna escape the Beast's clutches, or will they meet a watery end?The latest action-packed bumper special edition in this hugely popular adventure series.
Orchard Greek Myths
By Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection.Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf."These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael RosenStories included: Theseus and the MinotaurPandora's BoxPerseus and MedusaJason and the Golden FleeceDaedalus and IcarusOrpheus and EurydiceArachneThe Wooden Horse of TroyKing MidasPersephone and the Pomegranate SeedsEcho and NarcissusThe Twelve Labours of HeraclesOdysseusApollo and DaphneAtalanta's RaceFreedom for Prometheus
The Orchard Book of Funny Fairy Tales
By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
From 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' to 'Cinderella' and 'The Billy Goats Gruff' to 'Hansel and Gretel', Laurence Anholt's lively retellings are full of fun and silly humour and perfectly complemented by Arthur Robins' brilliantly funny illustrations. Storytime has never been such fun! Contents: Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Billy Goat's Gruff, the Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel.
Osbert the Avenger
By Christopher William Hill
The first book in the gruesomely funny Tales from Schwartzgarten series.Meet Osbert Brinkhoff, the unlikeliest of avengers. His is a tale of dark delights and ghastly goings-on, of injustice and revenge. The villains are vicious. The settings are sinister. And good does NOT always prevail...If you prefer cleavers to kittens and fiends to fairies...then welcome to the GRUESOMELY FUNNY Tales from Schwartzgarten.-Osbert the Avenger is the first in a thrilling series of four books, all set in the fictional city of Schwartzgarten -With shades of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl, the Tales from Schwartzgarten are as hilarious as they are dark-This brilliantly woven mock-gothic tale has huge child appeal
One Two That's My Shoe
By Alison Murray
A unique, warm and super-stylish introduction to the world of counting with an adorable pup and his delightful owner, this is a book set to charm children and parents alike. From the talented creator of the successful Apple Pie ABC comes another irresistible retelling of a traditional verse with a twist.
Olympia the Games Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Kirsty and Rachel are on an exciting day out to watch a triathlon - a three-part race where the athletes have to swim, cycle and run. But when the competitors start swimming round in circles, it's clear that all is not well. Olympia the Games Fairy appears and explains that Jack Frost has stolen the three magical items which she needs to make sure the Fairyland Games, which are also on at the moment, run smoothly. Without them, both the human and fairyland games are doomed to chaos!
The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet
By Geraldine McCaughrean, Angela Barrett
A beautiful new edition of a classic ballet story collection. Travel to the magical Land of Sweets across the Lemonade Ocean in The Nutcracker; be dazzled by the magical Firebird with her flame-bright feathers; and dance until the clock chimes midnight with Cinderella and her handsome prince. Master storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean retells these classic tales with poetry and magic, while renowned artist Angela Barrett's exquisite illustrations dance off the page. "McCaughrean could rewrite the shipping forecast and make is sound riveting - she has a wonderful talent for drawing children straight into the story."The Sunday Telegraph
The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
By Martin Waddell, Emma Chichester Clark
Welcome to the wonderful fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen . . . retold for today's children by Martin Waddell, the much-loved author of Owl Babies and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?This classic collection brings together nine favourite stories, from the fun and humour of the proud Emperor with his splendid new clothes, to the gentle sadness of the Little Mermaid. 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.
The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes for Your Baby
By , Penny Dann
Baby's first book of nursery rhymes.This enchanting treasury brings together over sixty best-loved rhymes in a beautiful hardback book complete with a foiled cover. Enjoy playtime together with lively counting songs and favourite characters, including Incy Wincy Spider and Humpty Dumpty, or snuggle up at bedtime with gentle lullabies, such as Rock-a-Bye, Baby and Hush, Little Baby. With delightful illustrations from acclaimed artist, Penny Dann, there is a rhyme for every occasion in this essential collection - making this the perfect gift for every baby, to treasure always.Other rhymes contained include:Hickory, Dickory, DockLittle Miss MuffetOld Macdonald Had a FarmRow, Row, Row Your BoatThis Little PiggyTwinkle, Twinkle, Little StarThree Blind MiceMary Had a Little Lamb
The Orchard Book of Swords Sorcerers and Superheroes
By Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
This collection brings together ten classic stories, each one as thrilling as the last. From the heroics of Jason and the Argonauts, to the courage of George as he sets out to fight the terrible dragon, to the bravery and kindness of Robin Hood, this is a book full of excitement, surprises and adventure. Retold in a lively and humorous style by Tony Bradman and accompanied by Tony Ross's distinctive illustrations, these stories will capture every child's imagination from the very first page. Contents: Jason and the Golden Fleece * King Arthur's Beginnings * Aladdin and His Magic Lamp * William Tell * Hercules and the Monstrous Cacus * Sinbad the Sailor and the Roc * George and the Dragon * Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves * Theseus and the Minotaur * Robin Hood and the Sheriff
One for All and All for Lunch!
By 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.
The Orchard Book Of The Unicorn And Other Magical Animals
By Margaret Mayo, Jane Ray
Learn why you should never look at a mermaid, how the unicorn always walks alone, why there are so many dragons in China and how the Phoenix lives forever. These ten fabulous stories of the world's most magical birds and beasts are retold with wit and warmth by Margaret Mayo and brought to life in glorious colour by Jane Ray. A magical gift to treasure.
Olivia The Orchid Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
The Petal Fairies have a very important job - together with their magic petals they help to make sure that flowers grow and bloom in the human world. But after Jack Frost sent his goblins to steal the magic petals in the hope they would help to grow flowers in his cold and dreary ice castle, the petals have ended up scattered in the human world. Rachel and Kirsty must help the Tia the Tulip Fairy, Pippa the Poppy Fairy, Louise the Lily Fairy, Charlotte the Sunflower Fairy, Olivia the Orchid Fairy, Danielle the Daisy Fairy and Ella the Rose Fairy to find their magic petals before the goblins get their hands on them. But this time Jack Frost has given the goblins a wand to help them - he's determined to get those petals before the fairies do, whatever it takes!The goblins are desperate to get Olivia the Orchid Fairy's magic petal back to Jack Frost. How will the girls overcome them this time?
By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at... A great retelling of this tragic tale of jealousy and human frailty. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, and Jealousy in Othello. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.