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  • The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books - Collection - 9781444936278 - Enid Blyton
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    With mysteries, adventure and lashings of ginger beer, The Famous Five have entertained generations of young readers. In fact, the books have never been out of print!

    Here, in a keepsake box, you can enjoy all 22 novels that follow Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog as they visit some thrilling places and explore and uncover all sorts of secrets. To complete the set, there's a book of short stories about our favourite would-be detectives.

    From Kirrin Island to the lighthouse at Demon's Rocks and farms, castles, caves and secret passages galore, the gang outwit thieves, seek hidden treasure and encounter spook trains in their exciting journeys. Illustrated by Eileen Soper, this complete set of books shows how courage and determination can always help children achieve great things.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: paperback
  • FNGW 7 years +
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    Myrtle Meek has everything a child could ever want, but that doesn't stop her demanding more, more, MORE! Myrtle has declared she now wants a FING, but everyone is at a loss when it comes to knowing what a FING actually is... Mr and Mrs Meek examine the library vaults to dust off the pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia in an effort to find the perfect FING. The Meeks' quest brings them to the depts of the jungliest jungle but will they find a FING? This witty story (complemented by laugh-out-loud illustrations from Tony Ross) from the brilliantly talented David Walliams follows two perfectly nice parents as they try to please an exceptionally monstrous daughter...
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    Big-name authors and celebrities including Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Mel Giedroyc from Mel and Sue have chosen excerpts from their favourite Enid Blyton stories in this gorgeous gift book.

    Featuring The Famous Five, Malory Towers and The Magic Faraway Tree, this book has full-colour illustrations and personal notes from the authors describing why these books and characters mean so much to them.

    Jacqueline Wilson explains how Enid inspired her to write; Holly Smale recalls falling under the spell of the Enchanted Wood; and Michael Morpurgo fondly remembers having lashings of fun adventures with The Famous Five.
    Format: hardback
  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
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    There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable.

    With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all Dahl's classic children's novels.

    From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.

    An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!

    Format: paperback
  • JCWL 8 years +
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    Jacqueline Wilson is one of our favourite authors and this MP3-CD collection contains 10 unabridged stories - including the complete series of Hetty Feather books, Clover Moon and Sapphire Battersea.

    Entertaining, thought-provoking and absolutely captivating, the stories are read by a host of talented and experienced narrators, including Jacqueline herself.

    With over 85 hours of listening, these are books your children will love to listen to on long journeys. They are sure to spark interesting ideas for debate and conversation.

    Ages 8 plus
    Approximate running time: 86 hours, 3 minutes
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order.
    To listen to the audio, import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets.
    Format: MP3 CD
    Unabridged
    Titles in this collection: Hetty Feather, Hetty Feather: Sapphire Battersea, Hetty Feather: Emerald Star, Hetty Feather: Diamond, Hetty Feather: Little Stars, The Butterfly Club, Katy, The Longest Whale Song, Rent a Bridesmaid and Clover Moon.
  • The Wishing-Chair Collection: Three Books of Magical Short Stories - Collection - 9781405289542 - Enid Blyton
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    From the most famous children's author of all time, The Wishing-Chair Collection is Enid Blyton's magical series full of fun and adventure.

    Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present and they end up discovering the most extraordinary thing: a flying chair that can grant wishes!

    The Wishing-Chair takes them on marvellous adventures to castles where they escape a giant, to a rainbow with a pot of gold, and even to help Santa Claus deliver presents at Christmas!
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    The BFG stomped into cinemas in a film adaptation that brought together the magical minds of Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg. Children were wowed by this spectacle, and will love reading the classic book this smash-hit film was based on.

    This full-colour edition of the story that finds a Big Friendly Giant teaming up with young Sophie to stop the more gruesome giants guzzling up 'human beans' not only features Quentin Blake's iconic artwork but also comes with four audio CDs that find Roald Dahl super fan David Walliams reading the story in his own inimitable style

    Running time: 4 hours, 25 minutes (across four CDs)
  • FXG2 7 years +
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    The city of Leicester has had a remarkable few years with the discovery of the remains of Richard III in a car park and then the football team's fairy tale Premier League victory in 2016.

    Now War Horse author Michael Morpurgo has combined these incredible events in one stunning story. The Fox and the Ghost King follows a leash of football-loving foxes who are fed up with watching their team always lose. Just as they think things will never improve, Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king buried under a car park...

    This king only wishes to be free and makes a deal with Daddy Fox. If he can be free, the king will grant his greatest wish. Will things change for the footy-loving foxes? This exciting story covers recent history in a way that only the former Children's Laureate can.
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    Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and Grow and Grow. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their Giant Peach and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out. "A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero". (David Walliams). Now you can listen to James and the Giant Peach and other Roald Dahl Audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! and House of Twits inspired by the revolting Twits.
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    Why do witches fly around on broomsticks? Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy, of course!

    And what do you call a fairy who hasn't taken a bath? That would be 'Stinkerbell'!

    Roald Dahl was always full of fun and mischief and loved all kinds of jokes, the sillier the better, so this hilarious book is sure to appeal to all his fans. The book also features Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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    Especially redesigned to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, Fantastic Mr Fox is a funny story about a quick-witted fox who likes to hatch plans - but will he be able to outsmart the farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean?

    Boggis is a chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat; Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper; and Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks strong cider... however, none of them are all that smart so is it any surprise the clever Mr Fox is always creeping down the valley and helping himself to their food? When he hears of their plan to Bang-Bang-Bang shoot him dead, Mr Fox comes up with a thoroughly fantastic plan.

    Fast paced and full of brilliant characters, the story is (of course) accompanied by Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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    Written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Danny the Champion of the World is a heart-warming story about a boy, his father and their ongoing battle with a rich snob.

    Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, who is the most marvellous and exciting dad any boy has ever had. However, the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, an old blue-faced baboon with tiny piggy eyes.

    After finally having enough, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot to give Victor the biggest shock of his life. They just have to make sure they don't get caught...

    With a refreshed jacket to celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl, this is a classic tale from the master storyteller full of all the traits that have made him so enduringly popular - villains getting their comeuppance, crazy tales and heroes that you instantly love.
  • BFH2 7 years +
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    With its refreshed look to join in the Roald Dahl 100 Celebrations, this edition of The BFG is splendiferous. Telling the story of a young girl called Sophie who stays up way past the witching hour and meets a giant who is far friendlier than the others - who like to eat 'human beans' for dinner!

    With Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations featured throughout, this is an all-time classic children's book.
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    Famously made into a BBC short film starring Dustin Hoffman and Dame Judi Dench, Roald Dahl's enchanting tale Esio Trot is a Red House classic that has a funny, tender and poignant love story at its core.

    It tells the tale of the shy Mr Hoppy, who is desperate to tell his neighbour Ms Silver his true feelings for her, but he can never find the words. So when he learns that her dearest wish is for her pet tortoise Alfie to grow bigger, he hatches a plan involving a giant pair of metal claws and 140 tortoises...

    A charming book, featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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    Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from Hundred Acre Wood are never far from fun and adventure.

    In this classic story by A.A. Milne, Pooh Bear, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and co get into a tight spot, nearly catch a woozle and discover the wrong sort of honey.

    This book features E.H. Shephard's classic illustrations.
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    With its refreshed look to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, this special edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is perfect for introducing children to the wonderful and weird world of Roald Dahl.

    With Quentin Blake's illustrations, this is the story of a boy from a poor family who wins a golden ticket to visit the elusive Willy Wonka's secretive chocolate factory.

    When Charlie Bucket arrives at the tour - hosted by none other than Willy Wonka, the owner of the factory - he finds himself surrounded by nasty, spoilt brats. There's the greedy Augustus Gloop; arrogant Veruca Salt; repulsive Violet Beaurgarde; and TV-obsessed Mike Teavee.

    But when the tour starts, what mysterious secrets will the group discover? Everything from oompa-loompas to a glass elevator await... this is a classic children's story from the world's No. 1 storyteller.
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    The Butterfly Lion by award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo is a powerful tale that is guaranteed to capture its young readers' hearts.

    At the centre of the story is a moving friendship between a young boy and an orphaned lion cub, but the novel also raises issues of bullying through the experiences of the present day narrator Michael.

    Winner of the Smarties Book Prize, this is a sensitive story that Morpurgo fans aged five and over will absolutely love.
  • ORF2 7 years +
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    Award-winning War Horse author Michael Morpurgo retells some of his favourite Aesop's fables in this fun collection.

    Beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, of I Love You Blue Kangaroo fame, the stories include The Hare and The Tortoise, Town Mouse and Country Mouse and The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg.

    Perfect for reading aloud, each simple story has a gentle message little bookworms can learn from.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    Written by the one and only Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, The Magic Finger is the story of a little girl with magical powers. When someone makes her angry, she zaps a punishment on them with her magic flashing finger!

    Funny and heart-warming, this is a great read for fans of Matilda and other Roald Dahl classics.

    This new edition has a refreshed jacket to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 anniversary celebrations.
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    With refreshed artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 anniversary celebrations, this is a special edition of the magical tale, George's Marvellous Medicine.

    George's Marvellous Medicine is one of his most popular tales, in which young boy George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits. Complete with Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this is a must-read for any youngster in the midst of their reading journey!
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    A little boy getting ready for bed looks up at the moon and wonders whether it can speak English as it shines all over the world. He tells the moon about his day - it's not lonely falling asleep when you share your day's adventures with the moon. A timeless bedtime picture book from bestselling Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon and Ben Cort, illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants. Audio read by Lenny Henry. Lenny Henry has risen from being a cult star on children's television to being one of Britain's best known and loved personalities.
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    Prize-winning author Lauren Child scores an instant hit with Utterly Me, Clarice Bean. Her illustrations are lush and her heroine is frank, funny and lovable. This book introduces Clarice and her family in all their eccentricities and sucks readers aged 7+ into a series of puzzles and mysteries, which only Clarice can clear up. The text has a life of its own in this wacky and wonderful book!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • GWDH 7 years +
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    Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.

    Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.

    With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
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    Have you ever fallen into a book? Well, if you do, just make sure it isn't a fairy tale. Because in every one there's always a wicked this, an evil that or a hungry somebody just waiting to gobble you up. Herb, star of Beware of the Storybook Wolves, returns in this thrilling tale from Kate Greenaway Medal winner Lauren Child. What will happen when he falls into his book of fairy tales? Read on to find out!'A thrilling story to scare your socks off.' The Bookseller 'Wonderfully imaginative...Absorbing and with fantastical, zany pictures.' The Observer 'Very, very funny and definitely not to be missed!' Books for Keeps