Classic Children's Books

  • Dick King-Smith's Sophie Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406364712 - Dick King-Smith
    DKSS 7 years +
    7 years +
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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 +
    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
  • Just William Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781529010855 - Richmal Crompton
    JWLM 9 years +
    9 years +
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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
    LTLW 12 years +
    12 years +
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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
  • Collins Modern Classics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007975402
    CMCN 9 years +
    9 years +
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    This is a collection of stories that belong on every child's bookshelf. Every single book included here is widely regarded as a classic and will help inspire a lifelong love of reading. They're presented in refreshed jackets, too.

    From the magic of The Sword in the Stone to the rip-roaring adventures undertook by the mice in The Rescuers (as seen in the Disney film of the same name) and the timeless charm of Mary Poppins to the ghostly mystery of A Stitch in Time, there is something for every taste.

    Also featuring school favourite Street Child, these novels are so good that we wouldn't be surprised if you find yourself re-reading and reliving some of them after your children have finished them.

    Format: paperback
  • DKCD 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Dick King-Smith's stories of animals and farm life have been cherished by generations of readers and this awesome audio collection contains nine of his best, including The Sheep-pig (famously adapted into the film Babe).

    Box size 130 x 130mm, approximate running time 9 hours 22 minutes
    Ages 6 plus

    CDs in this collection:
    Billy the Bird, The Catlady, Friends and Brothers, Funny Frank, George Speaks, How Green Was My Mouse, Lady Lollipop, Ninnyhammer and The Sheep-pig - Discs 1-2.
  • Amelia Jane Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780603576287 - Enid Blyton
    MELI 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Amelia Jane is a naughty doll and takes great pride in being the 'terror of the toy cupboard'! She snips the tail off the pink rabbit, squirts Tom the soldier with water and gets up to all kinds of mischief!

    But what happens when the toys turn the tables and play their own tricks on Amelia Jane?

    These five books from Enid Blyton, one of the best-loved children's authors of all time, offers a fabulous collection of humorous stories for new readers.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: paperback
  • Enid Blyton Adventure Series Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781447299066 - Enid Blyton
    EBAD 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Expertly combining themes of friendship and bravery through characters full of youthful inquisitiveness, the Book People are delighted to bring our customers Enid Blyton's complete Adventure series in this eight-book collection.

    The series follows Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack as they travel the world on their holidays. But their holidays are never what they seem and the characters soon find themselves flying headfirst into a mysterious and exciting adventure.

    With stunning new covers provided by the rising star of picture books, Rebecca Cobb, the Enid Blyton Adventure series is a must for children aged 9 and above who are yet to discover the magic of the best-loved Famous Five and Malory Towers author.



    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: paperback
  • WNY2 7 years +
    7 years +
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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/
  • Noddy Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781444943184 - Enid Blyton
    NODY 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Join Noddy, Big Ears and friends in 10 Toyland adventures... the wonderful world of Enid Blyton starts here.

    This slipcased collection contains 10 of the original Noddy stories, all presented in hardback with original text and full-colour illustrations. They follow the little, wooden boy with the bell on his hat as he has his first encounter with Big-Ears and his move to Toyland.

    Throughout the books, Noddy looks for a job; uses his red-and-yellow car to make some money; and goes to school to learn some lessons when he gets a little bit too big for his boots.
    Book People and Enid Blyton: A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: hardback
  • MIQ2 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This brand-new paperback edition of Billy and the Minpins is written by the world's number one storyteller, Roald Dahl, and his favourite illustrator, Quentin Blake.

    When Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond, that's exactly what he does!

    He meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping gruncher! Will it gobble Billy too - or will be find a way to defeat the hungry beast?
  • NFR2 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Bill's New Frock is a classic story from former Children's Laureate, Anne Fine.

    Bill Simpson wakes up one morning to find he's changed into a girl - and even worse, his mum's forcing him to wear a frilly pink dress to school. How will he manage to survive a whole day like this? Everything is just so different when you're a girl...
  • Emily of New Moon Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349012070 - L.M. Montgomery
    ENWM 11 years +
    11 years +
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    The Emily of New Moon trilogy is a timeless, charming and unforgettable series from L.M. Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables.

    Emily Starr has never known what it is to be unloved. But when her father dies, she is left in the care of her mother's family. Emily is a stranger to the proud Murrays, none of whom think they can cope with such a heartbroken, headstrong girl...

    They decide to draw lots to see who should look after her and Emily is sent to live at New Moon with her stern Aunt Elizabeth, kind Aunt Laura and eccentric Cousin Jimmy.

    Although Emily is enchanted by her new home, she can't believe she will ever belong there. But then she makes some close friends and everything starts to make sense...

    Format: paperback
  • WDV2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Richard Adams' Watership Down has been a worldwide bestseller for over 40 years and is now established as one of the most beloved children's books of all time.

    The 1978 animated adaptation certainly left its mark on a generation - and this Christmas the BBC (in association with Netflix) will be airing an all-new version featuring the voices of John Boyega, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Colman and James McAvoy.

    The Berkshire Downs was once an idyllic and rural landscape but now a developer is destroying it - and the band of rabbits that call it home embark on a journey laced with danger around every corner as they search for a safe haven...
  • PG0268 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The Big Book of Christmas Stories has four festive classics that children will love reading in the build-up to the big day.

    Featuring bright and bold illustrations on each page, this keepsake book is perfect for sharing out loud. Stories include The First Christmas, The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker and The Twelve Days of Christmas.
  • Nina Bawden Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349010625 - Nina Bawden
    NBAW 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Nina Bawden's children's books were a huge influence on the likes of Michael Morpurgo and this three-book collection contains some of her most beloved and inspirational work.

    Carrie's War is a moving story about evacuees that finds Carrie and her brother being sent to Wales and living away from home for the very first time; The Peppermint Pig has a family welcoming a tiny pig into their home and reveals how his naughtiness and clever nature kept a family happy in the most difficult of times; and Keeping Henry asks whether a squirrel can really be a suitable pet.

    Format: paperback
  • SDP2 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Stig of the Dump is a true classic. Nobody believes Barney when he says he's met a new friend. Stig is a real boy living wild in a dump, and together the two boys embark on many journeys of discovery.

    This wonderfully appealing and classic adventure story is one that children of all ages will enjoy reading. With its timeless appeal, unforgettable characters and an endearing tale of friendship at its heart, Stig of the Dump is simply enchanting.

    Still as fresh and exciting after over 50 years, this is a classic story to be shared and enjoyed time and time again.
  • COSH 9 years +
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FMO2 9 years +
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    Gerald Durrell's My Family And Other Animals will enthral confident readers aged 9 and over who enjoy animal stories.

    Based on the author's own childhood obsessions, this is a lively and entertaining story that whisks the reader away to the stunning island of Corfu on a series of adventures involving scorpions, snakes and more. It's thrilling and very funny, too!

    Fans of My Family And Other Animals may also enjoy Gill Lewis' Sky Hawk.
  • JBO2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The Jungle Book is a classic children's book that older generations will love to share with young readers.

    In it, Rudyard Kipling weaves an extraordinary tale of one child's friendship with the animals in the Indian jungle.

    The characters of Baloo the bear, Bhageera the panther and evil tiger, Shere Khan, roar off the page and will captivate the hearts and minds of young readers from 9+.
  • AGJAA 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This beautiful hardback "Ladybird Classic" edition of "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling is a perfect first illustrated introduction to the classic story for younger readers. It has been sensitively abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, whilst retaining all the key parts of the story including Mowgli's life in the Jungle, his battle with Shere Khan, and fascinating details about learning to live with humans once more. Detailed full-colour illustrations throughout also help to bring this classic tale to life. Other exciting titles in the "Ladybird Classics" series include "Alice in Wonderland", "Gulliver's Travels", "The Secret Garden", "Oliver Twist", "Treasure Island", "A Christmas Carol", "Peter Pan", "The Three Musketeers", "Heidi" and "The Wind in the Willows".
  • WAM2 9 years +
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    In War Horse, award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo allows readers to understand the horror of the First World War by recounting the experiences of a farm horse who is commandeered to join the front line.

    The unbeatable storytelling skills of Michael Morpurgo make War Horse a stunning, unputdownable tale that won't fail to move all readers from 9+.

    As Steven Spielberg's epic film version gained a whole new audience for this stunning novel, there's never been a better time to read the book.