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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

  • More Shakespeare Stories

    Andrew Matthews

    Product Code: AJLRN
    Paperback 5 years +
    More of Andrew Matthews' classic retellings of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross. This special anniversary edition contains A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Hamlet and Henry V, reissued to celebrate 450 years since the Bard's birth. The easy-to-read writing style and fabulous illustrations bring the well-known characters and their stories gloriously to life. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare for the younger reader.
    • £6.89
    • RRP £6.99
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  • The Grinch: Movie Novelisation

    Product Code: BSXMF
    Paperback 5 years +
    From the creators of Minions and Despicable Me, and featuring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch, The Grinch is Christmas 2018's guaranteed hit family movie. Fast paced, easy to read novelisation of the new movie based on Dr. Seuss's 1957 classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Full of hilarious characters - some familiar and some new - plus high quality writing and a laugh-out-loud funny plot, this is the perfect book for fans of the Grinch to read and keep.
    • £5.89
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  • The Story of Doctor Dolittle

    Hugh Lofting

    Product Code: BQKHP
    Paperback 6 years +
    John Dolittle is a highly respected doctor in the village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, yet he loves animals so much that his house is soon full of them. With all his patients scared away, and the expense of feeding his menagerie mounting, a friend suggests that the Doctor become a vet instead. With the help of Polynesia the parrot, Doctor Dolittle swiftly learns the language of the animals so that he can talk to all of his new patients. However, when a message comes from Africa, telling of a terrible sickness among the monkeys there, the Doctor and his animal friends depart on a thrilling and dangerous adventure that they are never likely to forget. This new edition contains original illustrations and extra material for young readers including a glossary and a quiz-yourself section.
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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.

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

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