Eight O'Clock Tales
By Enid Blyton, Luke Thompson, Sandra Duncan
Eleven magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.Join Twiddle the gnome on his search for his grumpy runaway donkey Kick-up, find out what happens when the rocking-horse, teddy and all the other toys come alive, and laugh at Twisty the Brownie as he learns the hard way why it's unwise to pull nasty faces.Ideal for bedtime listening, these magical short stories for 5-8 year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.Look out for more O'Clock tales with: Five O'Clock Tales, Six O'Clock Tales and Seven O'Clock Tales.First published in 1944, this edition contains the following stories: The Good TurnThe Boy Who Heard Too MuchThe Skittle-PolicemanTick-Tock's Tea-PartyThe Runaway DonkeyThe Surprise PartyThe Enchanted DollWhen the Toys Came AliveThe Brownie Who Pulled FacesAll the Way to Toy-TownPoor Old Scarecrow!(P) 2019 Hodder & Stoughton LimitedEnid Blyton ® and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.
Early Reader: The Movie Storybook
Be the first to find out what happens in the My Little Pony Movie with this gorgeous full-colour Early Reader, perfect for young pony fans. In this Early Reader, the story of the movie is told simply for young pony fans just starting their reading adventure.Join Twilight Sparkle and all her friends in their biggest adventure yet as they meet BRAND-NEW characters and explore amazing new places. With your pony friends, reading is magic!Collect all the My Little Pony Early Readers:My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle's Princess SpellMy Little Pony: Rainbow Dash's Big RaceMy Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Perfect PartyMy Little Pony: Applejack's Sister SurpriseThere are My Little Pony books for all ages! Have fun with colour, activity and sticker books, and continue the reading adventure with the My Little Pony chapter books!
Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls
By Liz Kessler
Welcome back to the world of Emily Windsnap! A school trip to a beautiful island plunges Emily and her friends into a new adventure. What is the secret of the mysterious ship that sometimes appears on the horizon, and does the answer lie in the lost city of Atlantis?Emily's adventures have been captivating fans for more than ten years, and this is the eagerly awaited sixth book in the bestselling series.
The Enchanted Wood
By Enid Blyton
The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton.Joe, Beth and Frannie find the Enchanted Wood on the doorstep of their new home, and when they discover the Faraway Tree they fall into all sorts of adventures!Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure!First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).
By Nicholas Fisk
Once again forced to flee from the wicked Octopus Emperor in their junkyard spaceship, the four Starstormers crashland on the planet of Moloch - otherwise known as the planet of the Evil Eye. They soon begin to wonder if this unwelcoming planet as its terrifying - yet somehow almost familiar - inhabitants, hold anything for them except death. Then strange voices reveal to Vawn that the hostile planet is linked with an early space experiment from Earth that went horribly wrong. The Starstormers may be able to help restore a balance between good and evil - but can Vawn convince her friends that she is not imagining things? And have they really arrived in time to destroy the evil of Moloch?
By Jan Mark
Isaac is an outsider on the planet Erato - the lone survivor of a disaster elsewhere in the Ennead (a system of nine planets). But he has managed to infiltrate an important family and wields a significant amount of power. Even so, his position is often compromised because he depends on the kindness of others. So when the chance to rescue Eleanor, a girl from another planet, arises - and most importantly, to keep her forever in his debt, he seizes it. But Eleanor brings her own agenda - her own history - which threatens Isaac's position and the very fabric of Erato's society.
The Enchanted Wood
By Enid Blyton, Kate Winslet
The first book in Enid Blyton's much loved Magic Faraway Tree series - read by KATE WINSLET.The Enchanted Wood is the first wonderful story in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton.When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, they discover an Enchanted Wood just outside their doorstep. Soon they find the Faraway Tree, which is the beginning of many magical adventures...Join them and their new friends Silky the fairy, Saucepan Man and Moonface, as they discover which new land awaits them at the top of the Faraway Tree.Will they visit the Land of Treats, the Land of Spells, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come with them on an amazing adventure - there will be magic and fun at every turn.This recording follows the original text, first published in 1939. It does not contain the following chapters, which were first written for Enid Blyton's Omnibus! published in 1952, and later inserted into some editions of The Enchanted Wood: Up to the Land of Toys They get into trouble Mr Oom-Boom-Boom In Santa Claus's Castle(P) Hodder Children's Books 2013
Emily Windsnap Complete Five Book Collection
By Liz Kessler
Emily Windsnap lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water. It is only when Emily has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers why: as soon as she gets into the water, she grows a tail! Soon Emily discovers a glorious underwater world of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and mermaids - and even makes a mermaid best friend, Shona Silkfin! With Shona and her other friends by her side, Emily embarks on a series of exciting and magical adventures, tackling everything from an angry sea god to a monstrous kraken.
By Jessica Shirvington
Violet Eden's world is in chaos. When all hell breaks loose - literally - her Grigori power is humanity's only hope. But she's not nearly ready for what's coming... The dark angel Phoenix is still messing with her head, not to mention her heart. And her undeniable attraction to Lincoln has become downright dangerous. As Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must save the people she cares about...and the world as she knows it.
By Harriet Castor
Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates. When Elizabeth I becomes queen, she is determined to be a great Tudor queen - and do it on her own! She rules for almost 45 years, beats the Spanish Armada and wins the love of her people. Find out all about the life of Elizabeth I with this story that is packed with all the facts.
Every Other Day
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She argues with her father. She's human. And then every day in between... she's something else entirely. Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism. When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has only one day to save her, and unfortunately she'll have to do it as a human. With the help of a few new friends, Kali takes a risk that her human body might not survive... and learns the secrets of her mysterious condition in the process.
Elizabeth II's Reign - Celebrating 60 years of Britain's History
By Jacqui Bailey
Elizabeth II's Reign examines the recent history of Britain. Exploring the Britain the Queen was born into and took over when her reign began, the Commonwealth, changing social times / family, fashion, technology and work the book builds up a picture of how life in Britain has changed.The book is bought alive with humourous cartoon and by memories in the form of quotes from people who remember the events and changes from the past 60 years. It is illustrated with pictures of the Queen and the Royal family and historical photos of life in Britain.With panels of facts about the Queen and the Royal Family, this is a great read for children and young adults in the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.Contents include:Sixty years on the throneThe end of the War (Rationing; marriages and births; a crumbling Empire; united for peace)A new Queen (King for a year; the Queen's father; coronation day; open to the public; good times...and bad)Family life (getting married; seen not heard; school days; pass or fail; all together; women's rights; all sorts of families; somewhere to live; instant houses; building blocks)Healthier and wealthier (paying the price; health for free; changing jobs; haves and have nots; the poverty line; going places; travelling by train; on the roads; it's good to talk; talking and walking, using computers)The way we live (a changing population; favourite food; super shops; well dressed; minis, bell-bottoms and safety pins; at the movies; what's on the box; from ballroom to the Beatles; festival time; by the seaside; packaged up)Looking aheadTimeline; further informationIndex
By Geoffrey Malone
Ben is in the bush with his game-warden father. They see a family of elephants in distress, led by Kubwa and her daughter, Temba. Having survived a crocodile attack, Temba's calf has fallen into swamp mud and is drowning. The elephants struggle to rescue him. Ben gathers his courage for a crawl over treacherous mud to attach straps while his father winches the elephant out. Temba learns the smell of these humans who helped, and the elephants move on.But ivory poachers attack, kill Kubwa, cut off her tusks and depart. Temba is now leader: she gathers the others to perform funeral rites. Ben and his father stumble into the poachers' camp and are taken prisoner. Only Ben's link with Temba can save them now ...
Everything I Know About You
By Belinda Hollyer
"But it was Mum!" Eric tells Lizzie. "I saw her..."At first, Lizzie thinks it's just one of her little brother's stories. Their mother's dead; there's no way she could be working in a museum gift shop. But what if Eric's right? If there's a mystery at the heart of Lizzie's family, she wants to solve it ... A gripping read from the acclaimed author of THE TRUTH ABOUT JOSIE GREEN and SECRETS, LIES AND MY SISTER KATE.
Escape from Underground
By Enid Blyton
Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. Join the Famous Five on their fourth adventure as they stay at the big, old house called Smuggler's Top - and choose for yourself how the mystery ends.Help the Five navigate the secret passages. Will you discover who else is using the secret ways, or get lost down a false trail? This exciting game story is based on Enid Blyton's Five Go To Smuggler's Top. The text in this edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated.
By Jerry Spinelli
Nine-year-old David is sad and angry - his mother has recently died in a freak accident and now he has to live with his grandmother, as his father is too busy to care for him. Then David meets thirteen-year-old Primrose, who has no dad, and a neglectful and eccentric mother. Together these two damaged children help each other to find what is missing in their lives...
The Evil Triplets
By Paul Van Loon
Alfie is enjoying life as a werewolf - until his crazy, werewolf-hating neighbour, Mrs Chalker, arrives back in town. And she appears to have turned over a new leaf. Can Alfie trust her? Then things gets even more suspicious when two Mrs Chalker lookalikes are spotted carrying a rowing boat through the forest. There can't be three Mrs Chalkers, can there?Alfie is on his guard, but too late he discovers that the Mrs Chalkers are all part of a club dedicated to eradicating all werewolves. Alfie better watch his hairy werewolf back...