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.
By Lauren Child
Help your toddler learn about opposites with Charlie and Lola! Lola says, "I am absolutely not big. I am still really quite small."With delightfully quirky artwork from Children's Laureate Lauren Child (tigers, pink milk, ladybirds and peas all feature!) this brilliant board book introduces a key early learning concept in true Charlie and Lola style.Also available: Shapes, Opposites and ThingsAs seen on Cbeebies!
The Orchard Book of Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts and Other Magical Stories
By Martin Waddell, Tony Ross
Martin Waddell has brought together fourteen tales of goblins, ghouls, ghosts and other mysterious spirits, skilfully retelling them today's children. Tony Ross's lively, atmospheric illustrations perfectly capture the spirit of the stories, in this rich and varied collection that's guaranteed to make you shiver.
Odysseus and The Wooden Horse
By Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Troy is the most well-protected city in the land. So how will Odysseus and his men get in? The great hero comes up with an ingenious plan... Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.
The Orchard Book of Fairytales
By Rose Impey, Ian Beck
This story anthology features fourteen favourite fairy tales including Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast and Rumpelstiltskin. These magical stories are retold with wit and warmth by popular storyteller Rose Impey and lavishly illustrated by distinguished artist Ian Beck. This is a truly classic collection and a must-have for every child's bookshelf.
The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses
By Geraldine McCaughrean
A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Greek mythology, retold for today's young readers. Meet all the best-known gods and goddesses and learn how Paris judged who was the fairest goddess of all, how the city of Athens was named and how dolphins were created. The magic and drama of Geraldine McCaughrean's retellings are perfectly matched by Emma Chichester Clark's lively illustrations.
The Orchard Book of Nursery Stories
By Sophie Windham
A classic collection of fifteen favourite nursery stories, including 'The Three Little Pigs', 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Gingerbread Boy'. Lively retellings and bright, detailed illustrations make this perfect for sharing with very young children.
The Orchard Book Of Viking Stories
By Robert Swindells, Peter Utton
The fiery world of the Vikings is filled with amazing adventures and acts of courage. Battles with mighty giants, demons and dwarves abound and superhuman gods - Thor, Odin and many more - leap from the pages. These retellings will fire every child's imagination. All the drama, magica and mystery of Robert Swindells' stories are captured in Peter Utton's illustrations, which bring the world of the Vikings so vividly to life.
The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths
By Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.
The Orchard Book Of Roman Myths
By Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, retold for today's young readers. Here are all the famous myths from the birth of Venus, to the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus. The great gods and goddesses, including Jupiter, Mars and Diana, are brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful illustrations that perfectly reflect the liveliness of Geraldine McCaughrean's gripping retellings.