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There are certain children's books we all love thanks to their timeless ability to entertain us, to teach us something, or to help us discover a whole new world. Browse our full selection of classic children's books below.

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Classic Children's Books

  • St Clare's Collection 01

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: ASZAI
    Paperback
    Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series. The twins at St Clare's Pat and Isabel find life at St Clare's is not as easy as they thought. They have several surprises and arguments before they admit their troubles are of their own making, and settle down to make friends. The O'Sullivan Twins at St Clare's It's the start of the Easter Term and the twins are looking forward to meeting all their friends at St Clare's once more. They are determined to be obedient and studious, but the new girls prove to be so much fun. Poor Mam'zelle had better watch out. Summer Term at St Clare's The twins look forward to their first summer term at St Clare's. They soon make friends with new girl Carlotta, who has a secret past that she's desperate to hide. But sneaky Prudence finds out and tells everybody. How will the class react? There'll be mischief at St Clare's! Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This collection features the original text and is unillustrated.
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  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales

    Oscar Wilde

    Product Code: CBQVQ
    Paperback
    High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt. The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of five stories: 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'The Remarkable Rocket'. The Happy Prince stars the statue of the Prince, who persuades a swallow to deliver his gold and jewels to the poor and needy in his city. Liberty of London and Faber & Faber both offer peerless quality and unrivalled originality. Liberty of London's patterned, print and floral fabrics are world famous. This partnership brings together the best writers with one of the foremost design teams to create books that will be coveted by artistic shoppers and book lovers the world over.
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  • The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

    Wendy Cooling

    Product Code: CBRCZ
    Paperback
    Christmas is coming! A delightful collection of stories by some of the finest writers for children. The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories is essential Christmas-time reading including classic and contemporary stories, from traditional to real life, humour and most importantly, the magic of Christmas. Writers range from Charles Dickens to Gillian Cross, Trish Cooke, Malorie Blackman and Jacqueline Wilson.
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  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

    Product Code: CBRBU
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    'Bah,'said Scrooge, 'Humbug.' But that was before he was presented with visions of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, which gave him a whole new lease of life: 'I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the World!' Old Ebenezer Scrooge is too mean to spend money on coals for the fire in his counting-house, where his clerk Bob Cratchit shivers in the winter cold. Declining an invitation to his nephew Fred's Christmas party, and refusing to give money to charity, he is ready for his usual miserly Christmas in his cold, dingy apartment. But that night, the ghost of his dead partner Jacob Marley appears and tells him to expect a visit from three spirits over the next three nights . . . Liberty of London and Faber & Faber both offer peerless quality and unrivalled originality. Liberty of London's patterned, print and floral fabrics are world famous. This partnership brings together the best writers with one of the foremost design teams to create books that will be coveted by artistic shoppers and book lovers the world over.
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  • A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Living Dangerously

    Astrid Lindgren

    Product Code: BGDSX
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    A gripping middle-grade mystery from internationally best-selling author Astrid Lindgren It's one year on since Master Detective Kalle Blomkvist solved the case of the great jewel robbery, and once again his sleepy little town is shaken by a dreadful crime. Mysterious circumstances surround the discovery of a dead body, and super sleuth Kalle must use all of his cunning to solve his first ever murder case.
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What makes a classic?

Whether they've been around for decades, tell valuable lessons or simply have characters that have stood the test of time, our classic children's literature titles and collections feature some of the most popular. In our extensive range, you'll find wonderful works from authors such as Enid Blyton, A.A. Milne, Roald Dahl and Dr. Seuss. These are the kinds of stories adults will love to read to their children, just as much as the children love to hear them! They make ideal bedtime stories, as well as a great way to encourage your child's imagination.

A choice for all

Classic children's books are great for a range of ages. Younger readers will appreciate titles such as the Little Miss Collection by Roger Hargreaves, while older readers will enjoy getting stuck into J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Take a look

Browse our collection of classics above and find a brilliant, timeless story to read with your children.

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