Christmas: Children's Fiction

  • 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
  • WWAC 7 years +
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    Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch is one of the all-time children's classics and this audio collection contains unabridged adaptations - read by Gemma Arterton - of all seven stories in the spellbinding series.

    Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches as she's always getting her spells wrong. But she always manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy...

    Format: CD. Unabridged. Approximate Running Time 11 hours, 9 minutes.

    CDs in this collection:
    The Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for The Worst Witch - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch All at Sea - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch Saves the Day - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch to the Rescue - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star - Disc 1-2 .
  • ICEM 9 years +
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    David Walliams' The Ice Monster won Children's Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and is an entirely roar-some read about a child who is determined to follow her dreams.

    Elsie is an orphan who lives on the streets of Victorian London. When she hears reports of a woolly mammoth (The Ice Monster of the title) being spotted at the North Pole, she makes it her mission to see for herself.

    A chance encounter later and Elsie is on the adventure of a lifetime - all the way from London to the heart of the Arctic... Will Elsie's dreams come true?

    Winner of the British Book Award Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2019
  • LEGO Star Wars Episode I-VIII: Readers Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241380802
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    Enjoy a brick-by-brick recreation of all your favourite stories and scenes from a galaxy far, far away with this set of eight LEGO Star Wars books.

    Packed with images of LEGO Star Wars sets, these are brilliant books for introducing heroic Jedi and amazing rebels and the evil characters who run the Empire.

    It will help children learn all about the Force and this timeless battle of good versus evil. The images are exciting and the text is easy to follow.

    Format: paperback
  • TOBS 5 years +
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    From a pixie seamstress who makes dresses for the Fairy Queen to a little boy who turns into a steam engine, these are charming tales from the one and only Enid Blyton - and they're all complemented by Becky Cameron's fantastic illustrations.

    Stunningly presented, this hardback contains over 300 pages and the short stories are perfect for sharing at bedtime. All the tales first appeared in magazines and anthologies first published between 1920 and 1960 and are featured here in book format for the first time.
  • BPV2 9 years +
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    Dylan Thomas's classic account of his childhood Christmases, with full colour illustrations by Peter Bailey. The special gift edition for Thomas's centenary now in paperback, with a beautiful gold-foiled cover. All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street... Dylan Thomas's lyrical account of his childhood Christmases in a small Welsh town, featuring wolves, bears, hippos and Mrs Prothero's cat, has become deservedly famous. This re-designed edition celebrates the centenary of his birth, and features full colour artwork from illustrator Peter Bailey. A beautiful gift edition of a classic work from one of Britain's best-loved writers, this is the perfect Christmas present for young readers building their own childhood Christmas memories.
  • NARN 9 years +
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    You can enter the enchanting world of Narnia without having to step through your wardrobe with this amazing 30-CD collection.

    Read by actors including Sir Kenneth Branagh, Lynn Redgrave, Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Patrick Stewart, this is the complete collection of C.S. Lewis' classic series of Narnia books. All unabridged, they're perfect for reading along to with the books or for long journeys.

    From the sheer joy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to the magic of The Chronicles of Narnia and the adventure of Prince Caspian, these are timeless tales full of myths and magic that are adored all over the world.
    Format: CD
    Unabridged
    Approximate running time: 31 hours

    CDs in this collection:
    The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle.
  • CODK 9 years +
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    Celebrate the work of Charles Dickens with this compendium of abridged adaptations of his novels.

    From Oliver Twist to Great Expectations and - of course - A Christmas Carol, these stories have been skilfully retold for children and feature original quotes throughout.

    The complementary and evocative illustrations capture the essence of smoggy Victorian London, too.
  • COJA 9 years +
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    Children can become familiar with Jane Austen's classic stories as they read through this hardback treasury.

    Retellings of the likes of Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility are all complemented by stunning and appealing illustrations and remain true to Austen's original elegant phrasing and language.

    Although each famous story has been simplified, each one includes original quotations.
  • COSH 9 years +
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    The stories of William Shakespeare's plays are featured in this keepsake compendium. Each story includes short details about the main characters and a list of quotations.

    This is a book that will introduce children to the work of the Bard and will be referred to again and again by all ages.
  • Dick King-Smith's Sophie Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406364712 - Dick King-Smith
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    In this set of six stories from Babe, the Sheep-Pig and the Queen's Nose author Dick King-Smith, children will get to meet Sophie - everyone's favourite farmer-to-be!

    Throughout the books the small but very determined Sophie meets snails, horses, ducks and cats and has a number of adventures. Written especially for children aged 7 and over, these are very appealing stories that will strike a chord with any young animal lover.

    With award-winning illustrator Hannah Shaw's illustrations providing a contemporary look, these are simply awesome animal adventures.
    Format: paperback
  • FEBL 7 years +
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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
  • Girls F.C. Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406388138 - Helena Pielichaty
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    Megan Fawcett shows everyone what it really means to 'play like a girl' in these fantastic football stories!

    Megan is football mad and is determined to make her team - Girls FC - the best in the world. However, to achieve her dream she's going to have to deal with foul brothers, penalty-taking ponies and people asking if own goals are bad...

    Format: paperback
  • HWCD 5 years +
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    Featuring six of Holly Webb's adorable stories, this is the purr-fect audio collection for children who love animals!

    Holly's stories have sold over a million copies in the UK alone and are full of heart-warming plots that celebrate the bond between children and animals and the importance and power of friendship and being kind.

    This collection includes 10 CDs offering over eight hours of paw-some listening!

    Approximate running time: 8 hours, 1 minute
    Format: CD
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Alfie All Alone, Sam the Stolen Puppy, Buttons the Runaway Puppy - Disc 1-2, Jess the Lonely Puppy - Disc 1-2, The Rescued Puppy - Disc 1-2, The Secret Puppy - Disc 1-2.
  • Just William Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781529010855 - Richmal Crompton
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    There is only one Just William. This lovable trouble-maker has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting hundreds of thousands of readers for decades and now he is ready to entertain and exasperate a whole new audience with this eight-book collection.

    Each of these gorgeous books features at least nine Just William stories. Your young readers will love meeting the Outlaws as they set about causing chaos and the marvellous frilly-dressed Violet Elizabeth who not only expects to play fairies with William, but also expects a kiss!

    Each book also features eye-catching cover artwork by a different talented illustrator. Lauren Child, Chris Riddell and Adam Stower are among those to have contributed.
    Format: paperback
  • Little Women Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780349011998 - Louisa May Alcott
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    One of the all-time classics, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is the touching and heartbreaking tale of the four March sisters: sensible Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth and fiery Amy.

    It follows the girls as they grow up and deal with life's various issues. From squabbles to struggles to make ends meet and missing their father to the perils of sickness, it's a novel that captures the feelings of impending adulthood.

    This collection contains Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys.

    Format: paperback
  • Monster & Chips Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007974658 - David O'Connell
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    Imagine an even more monstrous Horrid Henry and you're halfway there with the characters in this laugh-out-loud collection for children aged 5 and over from author and illustrator David O'Connell.

    Somewhere in suburbia (or maybe even your town) is a special diner that serves the best chips you're ever likely to taste. It's so special because its customers could be considered 'unusual'... In fact, some people would describe them as monsters!

    Joe the 'hooman' lands himself a job at Fuzzby's diner and has to learn how to bake zombie cupcakes, make exploding milkshakes and not stare at the customers - even the ones who are see-through!

    Format: paperback
  • Twisty Tales Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781445167220
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    Puss in Football Boots, The Boy Who Cried Sheep, The Ninjabread Man... This collection offers quirky new twists on the world's favourite fairy tales.

    Each book has bright and bold artwork and vibrant, easy-to-follow text. The familiar tales will make them instantly appealing and these different takes cannot fail to leave young readers in hysterics.

    Puss in Boots starts playing football for Fabchester United; Sleeping Beauty wakes up in the modern world and is frightened by mobile phones and the sound of traffic; and the Three Little pigs welcome a wolfy new neighbour...

    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.
  • Enid Blyton's First Christmas and Other Stories - Hardback - 9781444932812 - Enid Blyton
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    This beautiful book contains 16 of the most popular stories from the New Testament, all retold by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite authors.

    Originally published between the 1940s and '60s, this book includes the likes of The Three Wise Men and The First Christmas. The stories are beautifully illustrated in black and white.
    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • HPCD 9 years +
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    This set contains unabridged audio versions of the first three Harry Potter books - the perfect gift for young witches and wizards. They might not be on the Hogwarts Express but they can still enjoy the magic of these timeless tales.

    Narrated by Stephen Fry, these Harry Potter audio books follow the young wizard Harry as he heads off to Hogwarts and battles with the evil Lord Voldemort. Everyone will be on tenterhooks as they listen to these gripping and timeless stories by J.K. Rowling.

    Running time: approx 35 hours
    Format: CD
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Disc 1-7, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Disc 1-8, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Disc 1-10.
  • PPUL 13 years +
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    Philip Pullman's books tackle important, controversial and difficult subjects with style, wisdom and authority. The His Dark Materials trilogy is often heralded as a modern masterpiece and it's featured on this unabridged audio collection across three CDs. There are also four CDs featuring the unabridged books from the Sally Lockhart Quartet.

    The monumental His Dark Materials books introduce Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe where science, theology and magic are entwined. As she embarks on a search for a sinister plot that involves stolen children, she soon finds herself on a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust... Now is the perfect time to listen to these thought-provoking and captivating stories before the BBC adaptation starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Clarke Peters arrives on our screens later this year.

    The Sally Lockhart Quartet opens with The Ruby in the Smoke, a book that finds Sally receiving an anonymous letter shortly after the death of her father at sea; the dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet... Sally decides to find out the truth about her father's death and finds herself plunged into a terrifying mystery in the heart of Victorian London - and it all seems to revolve around a deadly blood-soaked jewel.

    The His Dark Materials audiobooks are read by Philip Pullman and a full cast, while the Sally Lockhart Quartet is read by Anton Lesser.
    Approximate running time: 70 Hours 45 Minutes
    Ages 13 plus
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, devices, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible.
    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

    MP3 CDs in this collection:
    Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess.
  • Thomas Story Time Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780603573736
    TMST Toddlers
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    Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends enjoy 10 incredible adventures in this bright and colourful collection.

    Train-obsessed children will be very entertained as they follow the goings-on on the Island of Sodor. Percy makes some new friends; the engines find some buzzy bees; and there's a runaway kite on the loose.
    Format: paperback
  • ATWH 3 years +
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    Mummy Penguin has gone to find some fish and left Daddy in charge of looking after the egg. But then Daddy moves away from the Dad Huddle and finds himself and the egg whisked up into the air by a gust of wind. When they come back down to Earth, they land in the Arctic...

    Daddy must be brave and find his way home but the Arctic creatures are not very friendly. He soon bumps into a reindeer who is kind and then enjoys a breakfast with the Special Air Navigation Transport Authority. Will Daddy Penguin and the egg get back before Mummy returns? It might be possible if penguins could fly...

    Written and illustrated by Debi Gliori, this is a heart-warming tale about the bond between parent and child with a wonderfully wintry theme.