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Orchard Bedtime Stories

By Margaret Mayo, Alison Murray
Authors:
Margaret Mayo
Illustrated by:
Alison Murray
Find twelve classic nursery stories in this beautifully produced, fully illustrated hardback treasury, the perfect gift for a birthday or christening!The collection includes favourite fairy tales Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Ugly Duckling, The Three Little Pigs and The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, along with traditional tales such as Anna and the Bear, Twenty Cheeky Monkeys and Little Peachling and the Giants, and more, retold with warmth and humour by acclaimed author Margaret Mayo.The collection is gloriously illustrated by bestselling illustrator Alison Murray.
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Favourite Enid Blyton Stories

By Enid Blyton, Mark Beech
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Enid Blyton
Illustrated by:
Mark Beech
An irresistible gift book of fabulous stories by everybody's favourite author, Enid Blyton, chosen and introduced by her famous fans from Jacqueline Wilson to Michael Morpurgo, Gemma Cairney to Mel from Bake-Off.This fabulous treasury contains excerpts from Enid Blyton's much-loved books including The Magic Faraway Tree, The Famous Five and Malory Towers, among others. Every selection is chosen and introduced by one of the legion of superstars who count Enid Blyton among their favourite childhood authors. Discover how Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, was inspired by Enid Blyton to become a writer, why Holly Smale (Geek Girl) fell under the spell of the Enchanted Wood and how Michael Morpurgo thrilled to the adventures of the Famous Five.This big gift book is fully illustrated in colour throughout and is ideal for reading aloud or dipping in alone. This is the perfect gift for children of all ages, so they can share in the magic, adventure and freedom of Enid Blyton's world. The complete list of contributors is:Danny BakerPamela ButchartGemma CairneyMel GiedroycAndy GriffithsAllegra McEvedyLucy ManganMichael MorpurgoLaura MvulaHolly SmaleRobin StevensNicola SturgeonKatie ThistletonJacqueline WilsonLevison Wood***Enid Blyton ® 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.
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  • Five Minute Treasury

    Join Twiight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Fluttershy and Rarity for a collection of five minute stories perfect for bedtime! With a super-sparkly padded cover, lots of pretty illustrations and five exciting stories - each with an important message about friendship - this is the perfect gift for all My Little Pony fans.
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  • My Little Pony Character Guide

    The ultimate guide to every character in the world of My Little Pony!The world of Equestria is filled with characters of all shapes and sizes and this is your chance to meet them all. From the newest ponies in town to the most fearsome foes, find out about all of your favourite fillies and more!
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    P is for Paris

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    A richly illustrated alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of Paris as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. Join him as he visits the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre, as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the sights, sounds and smells of this unique and stunning city.Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Also look out for: L is for London and NY is for New YorkPraise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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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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  • The Big Book of Friendship Stories

    A large-format gift collection of five magical adventures, featuring all your favourite My Little Pony friends.Join Twilight Sparkle and her best friends on five magical adventures - from the twinkling towers of Manehattan to the mysterious Everfree Forest - and discover secrets, friendship and fun along the way! With a luxurious, super-sparkly padded cover, lots of pretty illustrations and five exciting stories - each with an important message about friendship - this is the perfect gift for all My Little Pony fans.As seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV.
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  • The Official Pokémon Encyclopedia Special Edition

    Gotta catch 'em all! The ultimate guide to the Pokémon animated series - featuring exclusive bonus content!This fantastic Official Encyclopedia Special Edition contains:- Fascinating facts and figures about Pokémon and all the different regions- The definitive reference for key characters, battles and places- Ash's story, his friends ... and enemies!- Pikachu figurine- Exclusive RACE TO PIKACHU board game
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    By Adrian Mitchell, Emma Chichester Clark
    Authors:
    Adrian Mitchell
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    Discover the legend of Robin Hood through eleven action-packed adventure stories.Outlawed and living in hiding in Sherwood Forest, Robin, Marian and their band of friends have many adventures, keeping one step ahead of the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and his men . . .Robin Hood is the most daring of heroes and tales of his bravery and cunning have been handed down for hundreds of years. In this wonderfully fresh retelling, celebrated writer Adrian Mitchell makes these stories both thrilling and funny for today's children - tracing the life of Robin Hood from mischievous young runaway to legendary hero.Brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark, whose glowing illustrations superbly recreate the green and leafy world of the forest and all the characters who live there. Including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John and more.This beautiful hardback gift book is fully illustrated throughout, with a stunning foiled jacket.Discover more classic story collections from Orchard Books:Orchard Greek MythsOrchard Aesop's FablesThe Greatest Stories Ever Told (featuring King Arthur, Sinbad the Sailor and more)Orchard Ballet Stories
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    Orchard Stories, Rhymes and Fun for the Very Young

    By Margaret Mayo
    Authors:
    Margaret Mayo
    Enjoy story time together with this colourful collection of favourite rhymes, lively short stories and original poems.Bursting with rhythm, sound, colour and fun, there's something new to discover on each page, from lively short stories to bouncy rhymes and poems. Created by Margaret Mayo, a much-loved storyteller for the very young, it contains family favourites, such as Five Little Ducks and Speckledy Hen Bakes a Cake; as well as her own fun twists on traditional stories and rhymes, including This Little Piggy and The Enormous Turnip. With bright bold artwork from over twenty leading children's illustrators - including the best-selling Lydia Monks, Lauren Child and Tony Ross - and a foiled hardback cover, this fun-packed nursery collection is a book for every family, to be loved, shared and treasured.
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    Steve Backshall Annual 2018

    By Steve Backshall
    Authors:
    Steve Backshall
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    The Greatest Stories Ever Told

    By Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Tony Bradman
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    This spellbinding collection brings together nine classic adventure stories, each one as thrilling as the last.Travel to far-off lands with fantastical beasts and powerful sorcerers, do battle with dastardly villains and uncover ancient treasure guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. From the heroics of Jason and Hercules, to the bravery of Robin Hood and the cunning of Ali Baba, this is a book full of excitement, surprise and adventure.Told by renowned storyteller Tony Bradman in a lively, humorous style and fully illustrated throughout by the incomparable Tony Ross, this beautiful hardback book, complete with a foiled jacket, will make the perfect gift.Stories included are:Jason and the Golden FleeceKing Arthur's BeginningsAladdin Hercules and the Monstrous CacusSinbad the SailorGeorge and the DragonAli Baba and the Forty ThievesTheseus and the MinotaurRobin Hood
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  • Five On A Treasure Island

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - in Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series.This gorgeous hardback gift edition features the original cover art and inside illustrations by Eileen Soper, a ribbon marker and an exclusive note on page 1 from Enid Blyton herself.'There was something else out on the sea by the rocks - something dark that seemed to lurch out of the waves . . . What could it be?'Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top.Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there?
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