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Tony Ross - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world. Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat's Kid was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. He lives on the Welsh border.

Born in 1938 in Wandsworth, South London, Tony Ross never though about a career in art, but says he fell into it after his dream of being a cowboy disintegrated when a letter he wrote to John Wayne was never replied to.

After Liverpool College of Art, Tony became an art director at an Advertising Agency but after a particularly bad day in the office he gave up his job to go into teaching at Manchester Polytechnic.

His first book was published in 1976 and as well as his own, he has illustrated over 1000 books for authors such as Roald Dahl, David Walliams, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin, which are published all over the world. His series of books written with Jeanne Willis featuring the extra terrestrial teacher, Dr Xargle, has established a huge following of fans. As has his fantastic and fun illustrations in the Horrid Henry series. A TV adaptation of his much-loved Little Princess series is currently showing on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

Author photo © Mark Guest @ The Bookseller

 

Featured books by Tony Ross

The New Football Coach

The New Football Coach

Key Stage 2

Author: Dominique Demers Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Miss Charlotte - the new coach of a children's football team - has some odd methods to prepare them for the big match. She decides to teach them to lose! And to have fun. Incredibly, it seems to work, as the kid who was always useless on the pitch suddenly scores a screamer in practice. But will their hopes of victory be dashed when the ambitious star player decides to join the other team? 

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The Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang

Key Stage 2

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2018

The spirit of Roald Dahl lives on in David Walliams, and Dahl’s influence is clear to see in The Midnight Gang. Tom is sure that even Matron’s warped tyranny and the general misery of the Lord Funt Hospital (surely very top of any NHS ‘improvement needed list’) is preferable to the torments he endures at his horrible posh school, and he’s even more determined to stay on the wards when he comes across the Midnight Gang, who secretly roam the hospital corridors at night making dreams come true! This will be another deserved hit with children: it’s funny, exciting, and the pages turn as smoothly as the wheels on the best-oiled hospital trolley. What’s more, Walliams explores favourite themes, particularly the exhilarating and liberating power of the imagination, and its ability to utterly transform lives, of young and old alike. A tonic!

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Cannibal Curse

Cannibal Curse

Key Stage 1

Author: Francesca Simon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/07/2015

The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories in which Horrid Henry triumphantly reveals his guide to perfect parents, reads an interesting book about a really naughty boy, and conjures up the cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books. Read by Miranda Richardson

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Cannibal Curse

Cannibal Curse

Key Stage 1

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/07/2015

The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories in which Horrid Henry triumphantly reveals his guide to perfect parents, reads an interesting book about a really naughty boy, and conjures up the cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books. Read by Miranda Richardson

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Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse

Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse

Key Stage 1

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories; Horrid Henry's Bake-Off sees Henry and Margaret go head-to-head in a hotly contested baking competition, Henry triumphantly reveals his top tips in Horrid Henry's Extra Horrid Guide to Perfect Parents, he reads an interesting book about Evil Evie, a really naughty girl not too dissimilar to himself in Horrid Henry's Bad Book, and conjures up an ancient cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother in Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.

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Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book

Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book

Key Stage 1

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

A big, bad puzzle book - 64 pages of wordsearches, mazes, jokes and more, featuring everyone's favourite naughty little boy, Horrid Henry.

Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss

Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss

Key Stage 1

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2011

Ideal as a gift, this edition includes ten popular stories about Horrid Henry and his brother Perfect Pete including favourites such as Horrid Henry and the TV Remote as well as an extract from his diary, a list of Henry’s Horrid bedtime thoughts and fact file of Henry’s Top Triumphs – each one more dastardly than the one before.   

Robin Hood All at Sea

Robin Hood All at Sea

Key Stage 2

Author: Jan Mark Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2011

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 7+. Fabulous twist on the Robin Hood story from Carnegie Medal winner Jan Mark. Robin Hood's not content with being No. 1 Most Wanted man in Sherwood. So he decides to become a fisherman! But soon realises it won't be as easy as he thought - How will the famous Robin Hood cope with pirates, sea sickness and grumpy sailors? Fun comedy.

Other books by Tony Ross

Horrid Henry: Rainy Day Disaster

Horrid Henry: Rainy Day Disaster

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Join Henry in a bumper edition of mayhem with this boredom-beating collection of six of his best rainy day stories! Beat boredom on a rainy day with HORRID HENRY! This book contains six deviously daring rainy day stories about a BRILLIANT invasion, a MAD professor and a sleepover GONE WRONG! Plus loads of fun activities and jokes to keep Horrid Henry fans entertained. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Old Macdonald Had a Phone

Old Macdonald Had a Phone

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

Sing along to the tune of Old Macdonald had a Farm, and learn to put down your phone in this hilarious cautionary tale for a new generation of phone-users. Old Macdonald loves his phone: it helps him organise his farm. But when the animals each get one of their own, they are soon on their phones all day - Here a tweet, there a chat, WhatsApping the farm cat - and before they know it, no work is getting done! What can Old Macdonald do? From the award-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, the fourth in the series of picturebooks exploring online issues.

The World of David Walliams: Fun-Tastic Families Box Set

The World of David Walliams: Fun-Tastic Families Box Set

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/02/2022

THREE hilarious and moving family novels from number one bestselling author, David Walliams. BAD DAD: Dads are fat and thin, tall and short. There are young dads and old dads, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . . AWFUL AUNTIE: Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily, Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve . . . GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE: Many years ago Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old-folk's home Twilight Towers - run by sinister Matron Swine - it's up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know the wicked matron is on to them . . .

There's a Snake in My School!

There's a Snake in My School!

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2021

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture book for children of 3 and up. Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet... Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn't think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas... Introducing a spectacularly slithery new picture book packed with mischief and mayhem from two superstars!

Bananas!

Bananas!

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2021

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2021

The new children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - an extraordinarily brilliant and rollicking mystery adventure illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross, and the sequel to the much-loved and bestselling Gangsta Granny. Ben is getting used to life without his beloved granny. She was a cabbage enthusiast, a Scrabble partner... and an international jewel thief known as The Black Cat. Now, only the memory of their extraordinary adventure to steal the Crown Jewels lives on. Then something inexplicable happens. World-famous treasures are stolen in the dead of night and the clues point to none other than The Black Cat? But that's impossible...? Expect the unexpected in this wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud adventure, which will have readers on the edge of their seats as they join Ben on his quest to unravel the mystery of the return of The Black Cat. This first ever sequel from David Walliams will delight new fans, as well as the millions of readers that have loved Gangsta Granny.

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2021

The new children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - an extraordinarily brilliant and rollicking mystery adventure illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross, and the sequel to the much-loved and bestselling Gangsta Granny. Ben is getting used to life without his beloved granny. She was a cabbage enthusiast, a Scrabble partner... and an international jewel thief known as The Black Cat. Now, only the memory of their extraordinary adventure to steal the Crown Jewels lives on. Then something inexplicable happens. World-famous treasures are stolen in the dead of night and the clues point to none other than The Black Cat? But that's impossible...? Expect the unexpected in this wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud adventure, which will have readers on the edge of their seats as they join Ben on his quest to unravel the mystery of the return of The Black Cat. This first ever sequel from David Walliams will delight new fans, as well as the millions of readers that have loved Gangsta Granny.

Michael Rosen's Sticky McStickstick: The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again

Michael Rosen's Sticky McStickstick: The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2021

A powerful and personal story from one of Britain's best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus. After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nurses and a walking stick he names Sticky McStickstick , he manages to embark on the slow steps to recovery. This moving picture book from the former Children's Laureate, with illustrations from Tony Ross, tells a story of perseverance and hope, and is a testament to the importance of overcoming fear and learning to accept help.

The World of David Walliams: The World's Worst Children 1, 2 & 3 Box Set

The World of David Walliams: The World's Worst Children 1, 2 & 3 Box Set

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/09/2021

An entire world of hilariously horrible and delightfully dreadful children in one incredible box set! From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams, these cautionary tales are illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artistic genius, Tony Ross. THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 2 Ready for more? The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! The gruesome characters will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don't know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 3 Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your bookshelf, 10 more horrendously hilarious stories about the absolute worst children ever! From ten-year old Hank and his endless pranks on his poor, long-suffering family, to Tandy and her titanic tantrums - this compendium of catastrophically horrid boys and girls is the perfect companion to books 1 and 2.

Geronimo

Geronimo

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2021

The brand-new HEARTWARMINGLY HILARIOUS children's picture book from NUMBER ONE bestselling David Walliams. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. Meet Geronimo - the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only - and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can't fly... or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true. A delightfully topsy-turvy book with an uplifting message about following your dreams - another blockbusting classic from David Walliams and Tony Ross! There are lots of funny pictures of penguins in this book, but please note any mention of 'free' penguins on the back cover is a joke and as such should be taken lightly.

Horrid Henry: School Stinks

Horrid Henry: School Stinks

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2021

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Join Henry in a bumper edition of mayhem with this completely wicked collection of six of his best school stories! Have a mischievous school year with Horrid Henry! This book contains six naughty school stories about a disastrous talent show, a brand new teacher and a nudie foodie! Plus loads of fun activities and jokes to keep Horrid Henry fans busy. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Pecyn Henri Helynt 2

Pecyn Henri Helynt 2

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 3

Pecyn Henri Helynt 3

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 1

Pecyn Henri Helynt 1

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 4

Pecyn Henri Helynt 4

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 5

Pecyn Henri Helynt 5

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Horrid Henry: Big Book of Boredom Busters Activity Book

Horrid Henry: Big Book of Boredom Busters Activity Book

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Number One for fiendish fun! Banish boredom with Horrid Henry in this bumper activity book. Packed full of gruesome games, cool code breakers, rude jokes, mischievous mazes and much much more, this activity book has something for everyone. Find out how to make more pocket money, fool your family and start a food fight. Just make sure there aren't any tell-tale Perfect Peter's hanging around ...

Megamonster

Megamonster

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

The hilarious children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a timeless adventure illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School. The lessons are appalling, the school dinners are revolting and the teachers are terrifying - especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur. When Larker is sent to the school, she quickly realises something very odd is going on... something involving Doctor Doktur, a pair of strange spectacles, and a 'Monsterfication Machine'. And ultimately she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster. There seems to be no escape - but for Larker, nothing is impossible...

The Creature Choir

The Creature Choir

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 13/05/2021

Sing your heart out with a whole choir of characters, in the showstopping new picture book from number one bestselling author David Walliams. illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross, and read by the author himself in this spectacular book and CD edition! There's more than one star of the show... In fact, there's a whole choir of them! Warble the walrus LOVES to sing. Unfortunately, she is not very good at it! And when her atrocious warbling causes an avalanche, the other walruses leave her all alone. But when you SING like no-one is listening, SOMETIMES, they start to hear you... Hilariously read by David Walliams, this fantastically funny story now comes in this brilliant Book and CD edition. It's the perfect story for anyone who loves to laugh or sing, and this heartwarming and hilarious story from David Walliams is a delightfully wonderful warble about doing what makes you HAPPY, and being LOUD about it!

The World of David Walliams: The World's Worst Children 1, 2 & 3 Box Set

The World of David Walliams: The World's Worst Children 1, 2 & 3 Box Set

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 10/12/2020

An entire world of hilariously horrible and delightfully dreadful children in one incredible box set! From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams, these cautionary tales are illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artistic genius, Tony Ross. THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 2 Ready for more? The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! The gruesome characters will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don't know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 3 Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your bookshelf, 10 more horrendously hilarious stories about the absolute worst children ever! From ten-year old Hank and his endless pranks on his poor, long-suffering family, to Tandy and her titanic tantrums - this compendium of catastrophically horrid boys and girls is the perfect companion to books 1 and 2.

The World of David Walliams: The Amazing Adventures Box Set Gangsta Granny; Ratburger; Demon Dentist; Awful Auntie; Grandpa's Great Escape; the Midnight Gang

The World of David Walliams: The Amazing Adventures Box Set Gangsta Granny; Ratburger; Demon Dentist; Awful Auntie; Grandpa's Great Escape; the Midnight Gang

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/12/2020

SIX hugely hilarious and spectacularly moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, in one INCREDIBLE box set! THE MIDNIGHT GANG: When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward... But Tom is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime! GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE: Many years ago Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old-folk's home Twilight Towers - run by sinister Matron Swine - it's up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know the wicked matron is on to them . . . AWFUL AUNTIE: Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily, Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve . . . DEMON DENTIST: Strange things were happening in the dead of night. When children put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, they would wake to find something creepy in its place. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it? RATBURGER: Can Zoe keep her beloved pet rat safe from the clutches of the dastardly Burt of Burt's Burgers? GANGSTA GRANNY: Ben's grandma is the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about her: 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help. . .

Code Name Bananas

Code Name Bananas

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

Go back in time with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams for a whizz-bang epic adventure of action, laughter and secret plots - and the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day... 1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there's one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla. With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude. Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot... Join David Walliams on this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure for all the family!

Mamoth Mawr, Y

Mamoth Mawr, Y

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2020

Cor Creaduriaid, Y / Creature Choir, The

Cor Creaduriaid, Y / Creature Choir, The

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2020

Horrid Henry: Fright Night

Horrid Henry: Fright Night

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! Have a ghoulishly spooky halloween with Horrid Henry! This book contains six scary stories about things that go bump in the night, plus tons of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Geronimo

Geronimo

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/09/2020

The HEARTWARMINGLY HILARIOUS children's picture book from NUMBER ONE bestselling David Walliams. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross, and read by the author himself in this spectacular book and CD edition! Meet Geronimo - the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only - and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can't fly... or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true. A delightfully topsy-turvy book with an uplifting message about following your dreams - another blockbusting classic from David Walliams and Tony Ross! Hilariously read by David Walliams, this fantastically funny story now comes in this brilliant Book and CD edition. There are lots of funny pictures of penguins in this book, but please note any mention of 'free' penguins on the back cover is a joke and as such should be taken lightly.

The World's Worst Parents

The World's Worst Parents

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Millions of young readers have loved the World's Worst Children tales and revelled in the World's Worst Teachers with their delightfully dreadful deeds - now prepare for...THE WORLD'S WORST PARENTS! From the phenomenally bestselling David Walliams and illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius, Tony Ross. Are you ready to meet the worst parents ever? Sure, some parents are embarrassing - but they're NOTHING on this lot. These ten tales of the world's most spectacularly silly mums and deliriously daft dads will leave you rocking with laughter. Pinch your nose for Peter Pong, the man with the stinkiest feet in the world... jump out of the way of Harriet Hurry, the fastest mum on two wheels... watch out for Monty Monopolize, the dad who takes all his kids' toys... and oh no, it's Supermum! Brandishing a toilet brush, a mop and a very bad homemade outfit...

Horrid Henry: Midsummer Madness

Horrid Henry: Midsummer Madness

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! Spend your summer holidays with Horrid Henry! This book contains six favourite stories, plus lots of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Cottonwool Colin

Cottonwool Colin

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

Colin is small, even for a mouse. His mother refuses to let him play outside with his brothers and sisters unless he is wrapped in a big fluffy ball of cotton wool. But instead of keeping him safe, the cotton wool attracts the attention of every fierce creature imaginable - little boys, ducks, even foxes! After a day of being flung, pecked and chased, Colin returns home without his cotton wool, but feeling much BIGGER, and ready to tell his mother that he can look after himself.

Old Dog

Old Dog

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

'You can't teach an old dog new tricks.' The Young Pups don't want to visit Grandpa - he is so boring, and only ever wants to talk about the olden days. They don't believe Grandpa was ever young or fun, so Grandpa sets out to prove them wrong, and show them that there is life in the old dog yet!

Slime

Slime

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The hilarious children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a fantastically funny tale illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. WELCOME TO THE ISLE OF MULCH... This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island's ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all - Aunt Greta Greed! Something needs to be done about them. But who could be brave enough? Meet Ned - an extraordinary boy with a special power. SLIMEPOWER!

Big Bad Bun

Big Bad Bun

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

There never was a rabbit as bad as Big Bad Bun. Or so you'd think if you read the letter which he left on his bed after school one day...but it turns out Big Bad Bun (whose real name is actually Fluff) might not be as bad as he makes out. His school report aside, that is!

Misery Moo

Misery Moo

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

There was once a cow who was always miserable, and a lamb who tried to cheer her up. But the cow was impossible to cheer up! Even Father Christmas was too jolly for her. The poor lamb burst into tears himself, and wallowed in misery. Finally the cow started to miss him, and gave him the best birthday present ever - a great big grin!

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

Author: Clare Balding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet . . . Charlie's best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste. Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly's equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn't gallop?

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Newspaper

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Newspaper

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This full-colour Early Reader brings the utterly horrid and totally brilliant Horrid Henry series to a new generation of readers! Learn to read with Horrid Henry! Each Early Reader contains vibrant full-colour illustrations and age-appropriate text developed in conjunction with Early Years Reading Consultants. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

The Creature Choir

The Creature Choir

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Sing your heart out with a whole choir of characters, in the showstopping new picture book from number one bestselling author David Walliams, illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross! There's more than one star of the show... In fact, there's a whole choir of them! Warble the walrus LOVES to sing. Unfortunately, she is not very good at it! And when her atrocious warbling causes an avalanche, the other walruses leave her all alone. But when you SING like no-one is listening, SOMETIMES, they start to hear you... The perfect story for anyone who loves to laugh or sing, this brand-new story from David Walliams is a delightfully wonderful warble about doing what makes you HAPPY, and being LOUD about it!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Nightmare

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Nightmare

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Henry absolutely, positively HATES hiking...so when his parents force him on a family hike, he'll do whatever it takes to make it miserable for everyone else too... A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestselling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

Horrid Henry: Spooky Spectacular

Horrid Henry: Spooky Spectacular

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everwhere.

The World's Worst Teachers

The World's Worst Teachers

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

Millions of young readers have loved the World's Worst Children tales - now they will revel in this delightfully dreadful collection of the most gruesome grown-ups ever: The World's Worst Teachers. From the phenomenally bestselling David Walliams and illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius, Tony Ross. Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. These ten tales of the world's most splendidly sinister teachers will have you running for the school gates. Dr Dread teaches science and is half man, half monster... Watch out for the ghastly Miss Seethe. She is ALWAYS furious - and she's on a detention rampage. And as for Phobe, he's a teacher with a real difference. He is bone-shakingly terrified of... children! Millions of children have loved the World's Worst Children - now they will revel in this delightfully dreadful collection of the most gruesome grown-ups ever, The World's Worst Teachers. Brought to you by number one bestselling author, David Walliams, with every story illustrated in glorious colour by artistic genius, Tony Ross.

The World's Worst Teachers

The World's Worst Teachers

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2019

Millions of young readers have loved the World's Worst Children tales - now they will revel in this delightfully dreadful collection of the most gruesome grown-ups ever: The World's Worst Teachers. From the phenomenally bestselling David Walliams and illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius, Tony Ross. Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. These ten tales of the world's most splendidly sinister teachers will have you running for the school gates. Dr Dread teaches science and is half man, half monster... Watch out for the ghastly Miss Seethe. She is ALWAYS furious - and she's on a detention rampage. And as for Mr Phobe, he's a teacher with a real difference. He is bone-shakingly terrified of... children! Millions of children have loved the World's Worst Children - now they will revel in this delightfully dreadful collection of the most gruesome grown-ups ever, The World's Worst Teachers. Brought to you by number one bestselling author, David Walliams, with every story illustrated in glorious colour by artistic genius, Tony Ross.

Boogie Bear

Boogie Bear

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes a hilarious and heartwarming picture book, brilliantly illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross. Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can't get any worse. But they can... Much worse! An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference - in all its forms.

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

Author: Clare Balding Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/06/2019

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance written and read by Clare Balding. Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet . . . Charlie's best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste. Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly's equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn't gallop?

Horrid Henry: Fun in the Sun

Horrid Henry: Fun in the Sun

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! Spend your summer holidays with Horrid Henry! This book contains six favourite stories and tons of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everwhere.

A Dog's Tale: Life Lessons for a Pup

A Dog's Tale: Life Lessons for a Pup

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

A touching, heartfelt picture book, this is the perfect gift for celebrating any of life's big moments. To fetch! To play! To wag tails all day! When a young puppy needs reassurance, a wise dog is there to offer canine tips for living life to the fullest. For fans of Dr. Seuss's Oh The Places You'll Go Michael Rosen is the king of silliness, but he's also known for The Sad Book, an intensely personal, profound work Tony Ross is one of the bestselling illustrators working today, with his David Walliams collaborations as well as his own successful series

Eric and the Pimple Potion

Eric and the Pimple Potion

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Eric's spots are multiplying! It seems his problem might be solved when his Auntie Rose sends Mum some magic face cream from South America. Dare he use it? Eric decides to take the risk and tries out the pimple potion. But he soon discovers there are some very unexpected side effects...

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Injection

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Injection

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This full-colour Early Reader brings the utterly horrid and totally brilliant Horrid Henry series to a new generation of readers! Learn to read with Horrid Henry! Each Early Reader contains vibrant full-colour illustrations and age-appropriate text developed in conjunction with Early Years Reading Consultants. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

Not Just a Book...

Not Just a Book...

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

A book is not just a book. It can be so many things; a hat or a a building block, a flower press or a fly-swatter! But books are so much more than that. They can make you feel, they can take you anywhere, they can make you laugh and can teach you anything you want to know. 'Rhyming books don't get better than Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross' Not Just A Book' The i Paper 'Celebrates creativity and imagination... Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross are the ideal combination for any picture book' Scotsman

Fing

Fing

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

The jaw-achingly funny children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a deliciously daft Tall Story of a child who had everything, but still wanted more. Illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn't enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there's only one problem... What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything to keep their darling daughter happy, even visit the spooky library vaults to delve into the dusty pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia. Their desperate quest leads to the depths of the jungliest jungle where the rarest creatures can be found. But will they ever find a FING? An explosively funny, totally surreal Tall Story about two perfectly nice parents and their unbelievably monstrous daughter from the phenomenal bestselling author David Walliams.

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Theatre Ghost

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Theatre Ghost

Author: Pamela Butchart, Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

A second, action-packed Secret Seven adventure by prize-winning author Pamela Butchart, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross. The Secret Seven are excited to be chosen as extras in a local play, but during the opening performances things go seriously wrong. Could someone be trying to sabotage the production? The cast and crew are adamant that a theatre ghost must be causing the mysterious accidents, but the Seven aren't convinced. It's up to the gang and their spaniel Scamper to find out who is really behind the mischief - and why! Set in the same world and time as the original stories by Enid Blyton, both Mystery of the Skull and this fantastic new book satisfyingly extend the series for fans old and new. Both stories are brought to life by Tony Ross's brilliant illustrations throughout. Join the Secret Seven for more mystery, excitement, friendship and FUN than ever before! Read all 15 stories in the original Secret Seven series ... Also look out for Secret Seven Brain Games - a fun and tricky puzzle book! * Enid Blyton (R), The Secret Seven (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

Geronimo

Geronimo

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

The brand-new HEARTWARMINGLY HILARIOUS children's picture book from NUMBER ONE bestselling David Walliams. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. Meet Geronimo - the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only - and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can't fly... or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true. A delightfully topsy-turvy book with an uplifting message about following your dreams - another blockbusting classic from David Walliams and Tony Ross! There are lots of funny pictures of penguins in this book, but please note any mention of 'free' penguins on the back cover is a joke and as such should be taken lightly.

The Ice Monster

The Ice Monster

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2018

From No. 1 bestselling children's author David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure! Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross. This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammoth... Read all about it! Read all about it! ICE MONSTER FOUND IN ARCTIC! When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster - a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole - she's determined to discover more... A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime - from London to the heart of the Arctic! Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams' biggest and most epic adventure yet!

Bah! Humbug!

Bah! Humbug!

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens' beloved classic. In a school theatrical production of A Christmas Carol , the boy who plays Scrooge is extra nervous because his very busy father is in the audience. However, it's likely his father won't stay for the duration, due to business. As always. Will the classic story's message of Christmas cheer and family love reach his father's distracted heart?

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Meet the accident-prone T-Rex. First he loses his glasses, then he has one disaster after another: he can't tell his breakfast toast from a slipper, then he mistakes a prehistoric owl for his bath towel! A laugh-out-loud tale from legendary picture book duo Willis and Ross. Praise for Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross: Rhyming books don't get better than Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross The i Paper

The Nights Before Christmas

The Nights Before Christmas

Author: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

This lavishly produced book is the perfect keepsake gift to treasure. Fully illustrated in colour throughout by acclaimed illustrator Tony Ross, The Nights Before Christmas has twenty-four classic festive tales, songs and stories to read throughout Advent or keep as a family Christmas anthology. There are festive extracts from much-loved books including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame; yuletide poems ('A Visit from St. Nicholas') and carols ('Good King Wenceslas'), together with traditional tales from Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. This is the ultimate gift for Christmas.

Horrid Henry Ghosts and Ghouls

Horrid Henry Ghosts and Ghouls

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

What has mummies and monsters, bogey babysitters and demon dinner ladies? It can only be a Horrid Henry Halloween story collection! In fact, it's Henry's spookiest collection yet, filled with his most hilariously horrid and frighteningly funny adventures. Featuring: Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter Horrid Henry Casts a Spell Horrid Henry and the Fangmangler Horrid Henry and the Monster Movie

Gruesome Ghosts

Gruesome Ghosts

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian is fascinated when the new girl at school says that her grandparents' house is haunted. As the local specialist detective, it is up to Damian to solve the mystery! He agrees to spend a night in the house to see the ghostly figures for himself - but all is not what it seems . . . Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Henry's class are on a spooky school trip to the local museum, but could there be a terrifying zombie vampire on the loose? Henry soon has his classmates believing Miss Battle-Axe and Miss Lovely might be scarier than they seem . . . A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestselling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

Spycatcher

Spycatcher

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian Drooth decides to help a friendly old man who believes that his precious and hard-won inventions are being ripped off by an unscrupulous neighbour. Naturally the meeting of Young Inventors is a good place to start - and using all his cunning, Damian is out to uncover the bad guy . . . Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Boogie Bear

Boogie Bear

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/07/2018

From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes a hilarious and heartwarming picture book, brilliantly illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross, and read by the author himself. This book and CD edition comes with audio read by the author himself! Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can't get any worse. But they can... Much worse! An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference - in all its forms.

Horrid Henry School's Out

Horrid Henry School's Out

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

School's out so have a super summer with Horrid Henry! A great value collection of six favourite Horrid Henry summer stories in one book, with loads of fun activities at the back to keep boredom away. Join Henry as he creates havoc at the swimming pool, goes on stage at the coolest concert ever, and faces Moody Margaret in the battle of the Purple Hand Gang vs The Secret Club -- plus much, much more! Featuring: Horrid Henry and the Secret Club Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine Horrid Henry and the Swimming Lesson Horrid Henry Reads a Book Horrid Henry and the Pirate Party Horrid Henry Rocks

Tadpole's Promise

Tadpole's Promise

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Where the willow meets the water, a tadpole met a caterpillar. They gazed into each other's tiny eyes and fell in love. 'Promise me that you will never change', the caterpillar says. And foolishly, the tadpole promises. But as the seasons pass and he matures, his legs grow, and then his arms - and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting the butterfly he has just eaten, he little realises that now he will never know!

Dog Snatchers

Dog Snatchers

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! When a neighbour's dog goes missing, Damian and his gang of detective apprentices are called in to help find it. But Damian's ideas - from supergluing 'Missing' posters in the front window of the newsagent's to setting up a decoy dog - don't quite work out. Will Damian be able to sniff out the missing hound? Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

How To Be a Detective

How To Be a Detective

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian thinks it's time to pass on his amazing detective skills. On an outing ot the library to teach his eager trainees how to look for criminals, they hit the jackpot: a suspicious-looking lady who is checking out a book called Loot. But what will happen when the kids try to apprehend their suspect? Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

The World's Worst Children 3

The World's Worst Children 3

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2018

From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams comes another collection of more hilariously horrible children! Illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artist genius, Tony Ross, these stories will appal and delight young readers. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your bookshelf, 10 more horrendously hilarious stories about the absolute worst children ever! From ten-year old Hank and his endless pranks on his poor, long-suffering family, to Tandy and her titanic tantrums - this brand new collection is the perfect companion to World's Worst Children books 1 and 2 and an ideal gift for the worst children in your life! This compendium of catastrophically horrid boys and girls is brought to you by the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams, and every story is illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross. 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of David Walliams' first novel, The Boy in the Dress.

The World's Worst Children 3 Fiendishly Funny New Short Stories for Fans of David Walliams Books

The World's Worst Children 3 Fiendishly Funny New Short Stories for Fans of David Walliams Books

Key Stage 2

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2018

From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams comes another collection of more hilariously horrible children! Illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artist genius, Tony Ross, these stories will appal and delight young readers.Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your bookshelf, 10 more horrendously hilarious stories about the absolute worst children ever! From ten-year old Hank and his endless pranks on his poor, long-suffering family, to Tandy and her titanic tantrums this brand new collection is the perfect companion to World’s Worst Children books 1 and 2 and an ideal gift for the worst children in your life! This compendium of catastrophically horrid boys and girls is brought to you by the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams, and every story is illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross. 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of David Walliams’ first novel, The Boy in the Dress.

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The World of David Walliams: Mega-Brilliant Box Set

The World of David Walliams: Mega-Brilliant Box Set

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/05/2018

Four hilarious and moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams, in one box-set! BILLIONAIRE BOY: Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. He has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there's just one thing he really needs: a friend... AWFUL AUNTIE: Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily, Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve... RATBURGER: Can Zoe keep her beloved pet rat safe from the clutches of the dastardly Burt of Burt's Burgers? THE MIDNIGHT GANG: When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward...But Tom is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime!

The Louvre

The Louvre

Author: Claude Delafosse Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 08/03/2018

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's School Fair

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's School Fair

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Henry is sick of never winning ANYTHING, so when he gets the chance to cheat his way to an amazing prize at the school fair, he just can't resist. But sometimes winning isn't all it's cracked up to be . . . A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

Horrid Henry's Jolly Holidays

Horrid Henry's Jolly Holidays

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Celebrate a truly horrid Christmas with Horrid Henry and this festive storybook bind-up. Packed with six favourite Horrid Henry stories, plus bonus content to make sure Christmas is stuffed full of cheeky festive fun. This is the perfect stocking filler for Horrid Henry fans everywhere! Stories included are: Horrid Henry and the Dinner Guests Horrid Henry's Hike Horrid Henry Robs the Bank Horrid Henry Goes Shopping Horrid Henry's Invasion Horrid Henry's Horrid Weekend

Spooky Night!

Spooky Night!

Author: Wendy Finney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Princess Rosie is woken in the night by a very strange noise. Just what could it be? Together with her best friend Ollie, she goes on a hunt round the royal castle to find out. It's going to be a very spooky night!

Troll Stinks!

Troll Stinks!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they discover the number for a troll. Grandpa Gruff says all trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?

The Racehorse Who Disappeared

The Racehorse Who Disappeared

Author: Clare Balding Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2017

Penguin presents the audio download edition of The Racehorse Who Disappeared written and read by Clare Balding. Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...

There's a Snake in My School!

There's a Snake in My School!

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 27/07/2017

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture book for children of 3 and up. Hilariously read by the author himself. Warning: very silly sound-effects included! Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet... Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn't think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas... Introducing a spectacularly slithery new picture book packed with mischief and mayhem from two superstars!

Horrid Henry Summer Fun

Horrid Henry Summer Fun

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Get ready for some super summer mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories. Join Henry for a scorching summer as he does what he does best - causes mischief! Featuring hilarious stories, plus totally awesome puzzles and summer jokes. Featuring: Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret Fluffy Struts her Stuff Horrid Henry's Wedding Moody Margaret's Sleepover Perfect Peter's Horrid Day Horrid Henry's Bake Off The perfect summer holiday read for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

This spellbinding collection brings together nine classic adventure stories, each one as thrilling as the last. Travel to far-off lands with fantastical beasts and powerful sorcerers, do battle with dastardly villains and uncover ancient treasure guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. From the heroics of Jason and Hercules, to the bravery of Robin Hood and the cunning of Ali Baba, this is a book full of excitement, surprise and adventure. Told by renowned storyteller Tony Bradman in a lively, humorous style and fully illustrated throughout by the incomparable Tony Ross, this beautiful hardback book, complete with a foiled jacket, will make the perfect gift. Stories included are: Jason and the Golden Fleece King Arthur's Beginnings Aladdin Hercules and the Monstrous Cacus Sinbad the Sailor George and the Dragon Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Theseus and the Minotaur Robin Hood

Where's Horrid Henry?

Where's Horrid Henry?

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

A fun-packed full colour Horrid Henry picture book with illustrated scenes, stuffed with tricky things to search for and find. Featuring 32 pages of fiendish things to spot, join Henry and his friends (and evilest enemies!) on their awesome adventures - from birthday parties and camping trips to hiding out at a spooky haunted house. With a challenging checklist of things to spot, this is Henry's most horrid challenge yet! The question is, where's Horrid Henry? Perfect for existing Horrid Henry fans, as well as fans of activity books such as WHERE'S WALLY?, WHERE'S THE MEERKAT? and WHERE'S SANTA?

Sammy and the Starman

Sammy and the Starman

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Sammy is thrilled when he finds a tin y space rocket in the park . And even more thrilled when he discovers its owner, Jax, a very small and very irritable 300-year-old spaceman. Can Sammy save Jax from the greedy clutches of his nosy neighbour and help him get home? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool - but Lucinda Belinda felt it was her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticising big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma's) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she decides it's her mission to make-over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what's inside - as Lucinda Belinda discovers!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Armbands at the ready as Henry causes chaos in a mischievous bid to escape his dreaded swimming lesson with Soggy Sid. A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

The First Hippo on the Moon

The First Hippo on the Moon

Author: David Walliams Format: Board book Release Date: 12/01/2017

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . BLAST OFF! Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two superstars!

The Bear Who Went Boo!

The Bear Who Went Boo!

Author: David Walliams Format: Board book Release Date: 12/01/2017

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure for children of 3 and up. At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go... BOO! But this little bear cub doesn't always know when to stop... Presenting a mischievous new picture book packed with snow and surprises, from two standout talents!

Aliens Stole My Dog

Aliens Stole My Dog

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. What's out there? First David finds the mysterious CD-rom in the school playground. Next, there's a spaceship in his garden, and his dog, Hairy Spice, disappears. Who else have the aliens kidnapped? Why have they chosen David to help them? And will he be able to save the world? This book provides the ideal first step into longer fiction for fans of Ian Whybrow's HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS stories.

A Footballer Called Flip

A Footballer Called Flip

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2016

Jack Lewis is short. REALLY short. So short, in fact, that Mr Bullock, the St Saviours football coach, doesn't want him on the team. But when Mr Willis discovers Jack's 'footballing brain' ... and Jack's mum steps in with a few tips ... it looks like the School Cup may be just the beginning!

The Bath Monster

The Bath Monster

Author: Colin Boyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2016

As your bath water drains down the plughole, that slurping sound is the Bath Monster - dirty bath water is his SECOND favourite food. No one wants to find out what his FIRST favourite food is... until Jackson decides he doesn't believe in the Bath Monster any more, and he is never going to have a bath again. Starving, the Bath Monster comes to see Jackson and it turns out his FIRST favourite food is... not little kids, but mud pies!

Horrid Henry's Sizzling Summer

Horrid Henry's Sizzling Summer

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Have a sizzling summer with this totally awesome great value collection of six favourite Horrid Henry summer stories in one book! Join the notorious Henry for a super summer holiday as he raids the Secret Club tent, gives Aerobic Al a run for his money on sports day, causes chaos on his first TV appearance, goes on a less-than-awesome camping trip, and much more. Featuring: Horrid Henry's Olympics Horrid Henry's Holiday Horrid Henry's Car Journey Horrid Henry Minds His Manners Horrid Henry's Raid Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb The perfect summer holiday read for mischievous boys everywhere! An ideal choice for reluctant readers and avid Henry fans alike.

Horrid Henry's Gold Medal Games Colouring, Puzzles and Activities

Horrid Henry's Gold Medal Games Colouring, Puzzles and Activities

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Go for gold with this utterly wicked and totally brilliant Olympics-themed colouring and puzzle book from bestselling author Francesca Simon, illustrated by David Walliams artist, Tony Ross. Full of gruesome games, puzzles and activities, plus a range of sporting scenes to colour, Horrid Henry's Gold Medal Games also features his fiendish friends and evil enemies. Offering Horrid Henry fans hours of fun, this interactive colouring book features a brand new collection of black and white illustrations from the artist of bestselling David Walliams' novels, Tony Ross.

The World's Worst Children

The World's Worst Children

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters; all in a gorgeously gifty FULL COLOUR format! Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! Also featuring a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes this collection of wickedly funny, deliciously mischievous tales, illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross.

Boy Racer

Boy Racer

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Henry's mum and dad think his new friend Gary is BAD NEWS. But Dad's got worse problems at work. If he doesn't win the charity go-kart race, he might lose his job! There's trouble ahead, that's for sure. But nobody reckons on a mystery boy racer who turns up at the track. He's got a surprise in store for everyone... Other titles in the series: YOUNG ROBIN'S HOOD; A FOOTBALLER CALLED FLIP; THE MAGIC SNEEZE; ALIENS STOLE MY DOG; WHIZZ THE FLEABAG.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb Book 35

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb Book 35

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Hold your nose! It's stinkbombs at the ready as Henry's Purple Hand Gang goes to war with Moody Margaret's Secret Club. This could get very smelly . . . A hilarious and horrid new Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

Bilal's Brilliant Bee

Bilal's Brilliant Bee

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Bilal is terrified of The Test. He can't answer any of the questions! But then Bumble the bee comes along, and he can answer any question you ask, even the really tricky ones. Then Bilal's granny suggests they go on the wildly popular TV quiz show, What's What? Win the Lot! But what will happen if Bilal and Bumble do win the lot...? A wonderfully bonkers and laugh-out loud funny story from dream team Rosen and Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: An Afternoon With the Secret Seven Book 3

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: An Afternoon With the Secret Seven Book 3

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels. Peter is running the hoopla-stall, but when Fred offers him a pony ride, Scamper is left in charge. When Peter returns Scamper and the money are missing! In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: The Secret of Old Mill Book 6

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: The Secret of Old Mill Book 6

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels. Peter and Janet think Old Mill is perfect for their Seven Society meetings - until they make a startling discovery about some stolen goods. So the gang hatch a plan to wait for the thieves to come back ... In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Hurry, Secret Seven, Hurry! Book 5

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Hurry, Secret Seven, Hurry! Book 5

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels. An injured signalman tries to give his rescuers an important message - but only the Secret Seven can understand it! Can the Seven act fast enough to prevent a disaster? In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Where Are The Secret Seven? Book 4

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Where Are The Secret Seven? Book 4

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels. When the Secret Seven visit a haunted house they discover it is not empty after all. Soon, they are trapped inside. How will they escape? In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: The Humbug Adventure Book 2

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: The Humbug Adventure Book 2

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels. When the gang go star-gazing, they soon get bored and spy on the town - and see someone setting a haystack on fire. Will the Seven act fast enough to save the barn? In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Adventure on the Way Home Book 1

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Adventure on the Way Home Book 1

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels. A big fight has broken out, and the Seven need to stop it before someone gets hurt. But is the fight all it appears to be? In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

Author: David Walliams Format: Board book Release Date: 25/02/2016

Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents his first picture book for children of 3 and up, illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. What's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! Introducing a magnificently warm and funny picture book from two remarkable talents. Adopt your copy today!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine Book 34

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine Book 34

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Bang! Pow! The Horrid Henry Time Traveler is ready for blast off . . . And Perfect Peter had better watch out. A hilarious story perfect for Early Readers.

Horrid Henry's Cracking Christmas

Horrid Henry's Cracking Christmas

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Count down to Christmas Horrid Henry-style with this totally awesome and great value festive gift book, packed with six favourite festive Horrid Henry stories, a Christmas survival guide and a hilarious advent joke countdown to the big day. Featuring: Horrid Henry's Christmas Play Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman Horrid Henry's Christmas Presents Horrid Henry's Ambush Horrid Henry's Christmas Horrid Henry's Christmas Lunch Plus How to Survive Christmas Chaos with Horrid Henry. The perfect festive gift book for Horrid Henry fans and mischievous children everywhere!

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 6: How the Bink Got Its Stink

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 6: How the Bink Got Its Stink

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

The fluffy, blue Binks are soft and sweet, but they are not the cleverest creatures in the woods. When the Snappy Fang finds out how soft and sweet they are, he starts to gobble them up one by one. Can the Binks escape the Snappy Fang? This enchanting story features illustrations by Tony Ross. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Action Rhymes

Action Rhymes

Author: Tony Ross Format: Board book Release Date: 18/06/2015

Young children and babies will love interacting with these fun action rhymes, including This Little Piggy, Incy Wincy Spider, Pat-a-Cake, Two Little Dicky Birds and One,Two, Buckle My Shoe. A wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!

Animal Rhymes

Animal Rhymes

Author: Tony Ross Format: Board book Release Date: 18/06/2015

Young children and babies will love interacting with these classic animal rhymes, inlcuding Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Sing a Song of Sixpence and Old Mother Hubbard. A wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!

Secret Seven Top Secret Detective Notebook

Secret Seven Top Secret Detective Notebook

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels. What makes a good detective? Strong intuition, patience, good observational skills, a logical mind, and the help of others to discuss clues and scenarios. Peter, Janet, Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin, George and Scamper (the dog) have all these skills - and so can you, if you follow the tips and advice in this handy guide. There's plenty of space for you to practise finding your way out of mazes, quickly sketching faces you might need to remember, and honing your powers of observation. With this book, no crime or strange goings-on will ever escape your notice. Every Secret Seven club and detective will want a copy. The perfect addition to the Secret Seven novels, illustrated by Tony Ross.

Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Daisy Dirt's dad is a dustman on the dole, but her mum has remarried a Duke and is a filthy rich Duchess. Poor Daisy doesn't know whether she's coming or going, whether she's rich or poor - until everything changes . . . Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

Playtime Rhymes

Playtime Rhymes

Author: Tony Ross Format: Board book Release Date: 07/05/2015

Young children and babies will love singing along with these fun playtime rhymes, including Ring-a-Ring o' Roses, Jack and Jill, Polly Put the Kettle On, Humpty Dumpty and One, Two, Three, Four, Five. A wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!

Mossy Trotter

Mossy Trotter

Author: Elizabeth Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

'It's always a treat to read Elizabeth Taylor. Mossy Trotter is a real gem. A delightfully mischievous boy living in those long-ago halcyon days when children played out all day, roaming commons, scavenging on rubbish tips and stamping in newly-laid tar' JACQUELINE WILSON 'We - that is, Herbert and I - want you, Mossy, to be our page-boy,' Miss Silkin said, staring hard at Mossy again, as if she were trying to imagine him dressed up, and with his hair combed. Mossy went very red, and nearly choked on a piece of cake, and Selwyn laughed, and went on laughing, as if he had just heard the funniest joke of all his life. They both knew what being a page-boy meant. One of the boys at school - one of the very youngest ones - had had to be one, wearing velvet trousers and a frilled blouse.' When Mossy moves to the country, life is full of delights - trees to climb, woods to explore and, best of all, the marvellous dump to rummage through. But every now and then his happiness is disturbed - chiefly by his mother's meddling friend, Miss Silkin. And a dreaded event casts a shadow over even the sunniest of days - being a page-boy at her wedding. In her only children's book, Elizabeth Taylor perfectly captures the temptations, confusion and terrors of a mischievous boy, and just how illogical, frustrating and inconsistent adults are!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Author: Wendy Finney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

The Not-So-Little Princess Rosie is growing up! Being a princess, she is always having to entertain new friends and she never likes them. But when Ollie, with his strange old-fashioned way of speaking, turns up at the palace one day, Rosie realises she's never met anyone quite like him before. What adventures will the two get up to? A multi award-winning TV series based on the books is currently airing on Milkshake daily and has sold to over 100 territories worldwide.

We're Going to a Party!

We're Going to a Party!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

We're going to a party, disguised in fancy dress. But which of us is What or Who? It's up to you to guess! Lift the flaps of this gloriously funny book to find out which animal is wearing which fancy dress costume. But when it comes to the last page, even the animals themselves are in for a surprise . . . 'A dream team of writer and illustrator!' The Times 'The perfect pairing of Willis's rhyme and Ross's humourous illustration.' Good Book Guide

What's My Name?

What's My Name?

Author: Wendy Finney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Perfect for inspiring reading confidence in young bookworms, these full-colour first readers will take Tony Ross's ever-popular Little Princess to a whole new audience. The King and Queen realise they need to call the Little Princess by her real name now that she's actually not so little any more. But there's trouble . . . the Princess's real name is so awful that nobody can pluck up the courage to tell her what it is! The Princess is determined to find out her true name. But what will happen when she does . . .? A multi award-winning TV series based on the books is currently airing on Milkshake daily and has sold to over 100 territories worldwide.

Dogbird and other mixed-up tales

Dogbird and other mixed-up tales

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2014

WOOF! Alice's new pet budgie doesn't speak. It barks! Dad says the bird must go, but what do you do with a barking budgie? OINK! When greedy Albert pinches a Mars bar, his grandmother warns him of the curse of the were-pig. Will he grow a curly tail when the sun comes out? RIBBIT! The croaking frog in the garden is driving Looby loopy! Grandad wonders if it's an enchanted prince, but Looby doesn't believe in fairy tales any more. Maybe she should just give the frog a tiny kiss . . . Three lively, funny tales from Smarties Prize-winning author Paul Stewart.

Tale of a Tail

Tale of a Tail

Author: Margaret Mahy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Strange and exciting things are in store when Tom and his mum move to Prodigy Street one ordinary Thursday. There's a man with a magical name, a friendly dog with a powerful, waggy tail, and some remarkable surprises when anyone makes a wish. Includes more than 50 hilarious black and white illustrations by Tony Ross, who also illustrates Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry books and David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.

A Shakespeare Story: More Shakespeare Stories 4 Books in One

A Shakespeare Story: More Shakespeare Stories 4 Books in One

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

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.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Sleepover Book 26

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Sleepover Book 26

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry is going to New Nick's house for a sleepover. Bliss! New beds to bounce on. New biscuit tins to raid. Henry can't wait. But will the evening turn out the way Henry expects?

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 16 More Pack A: One Girl School

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 16 More Pack A: One Girl School

Author: Jon Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Bernie moves to the countryside in One Girl School. On her first day at Marnover School she is the first to arriveshe is also the only pupil to arrive. Bernie finds herself in a desperate battle to save the school. But which side is Bernie on? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack B: Star Struck

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack B: Star Struck

Author: Debbie White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

When Harrison plays the violin it sounds like cats fighting in Star Struck. His teacher says he has no musical talent. But then Harrison gets a very special violin. It is so special that one person will do anything to take it from him. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 16: Gulliver's Travels

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 16: Gulliver's Travels

Author: Jonathan Swift, Sally Prue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Gulliver's Travels Gulliver sets out on a long sea voyage hungry for adventure - and he isn't disappointed! After a shipwreck, he lands on an island inhabited by tiny people where he is considered a giant - but every time Gulliver thinks things can't get any stranger, they always do Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

The Secret Superhero Book 10

The Secret Superhero Book 10

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 03/10/2013

Raymond is Alan's new step-dad. He doesn't know much about Alan, like what football team he supports. In fact, he doesn't know much at all. So he's in for a real surprise, because Alan has super-powers. But dare he share his secret? From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. Ideal for fans of HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS who are ready to move on to chapter books.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Homework Book 23

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Homework Book 23

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry is far too busy to bother with his stupid, boring spelling homework. He'll just have to come up with a spectacularly brilliant plan instead.

Prince Charmless

Prince Charmless

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Since the day he was born, nothing was good enough for Prince Charmless. From the moment he woke until the time he went to bed, he complained. One day all the royal servants decided they had had enough of his complaining and packed their bags. The pampered prince was left to fend for himself, with some unexpected results . . .

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy Book 22

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy Book 22

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry can't stand it when Perfect Peter loses a tooth before him. Why should Peter get a pound from the Tooth Fairy and not Henry? And then Henry has a brilliant idea. He will trick the Tooth Fairy.

A Monster Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1 Horrid Henry Rocks/Zombie Vampire/Monster Movie

A Monster Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1 Horrid Henry Rocks/Zombie Vampire/Monster Movie

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2013

A collection of twelve classic stories about everyone's favourite horrid boy, including the one in which Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie, The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die.

Hippospotamus

Hippospotamus

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2013

Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus! It's Measles! said Weasel. It's Hippopox! said Fox. It's Jungle Fever! said Beaver. But the spot on Hippo's bottomus was not a diseasel, not even a spotamus but something quite silly . . .

Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Another hilarious and moving novel from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl. A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben's help...

Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and one of the fastest growing children's author across the globe. Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there's just one thing he really needs: a friend...

Ratburger

Ratburger

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title... From the author that is being called 'a new Roald Dahl', Ratburger is not to be missed!

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all of Lynne Reid Banks's usual charm and humour. Tony Ross's wonderful illustrations perfectly capture the small world of Harry. 'Suddenly the most awful thing happened. Something tightened around Harry's middle! He almost jumped into the air with fright...' When Harry the poisonous centipede's best friend, George, goes missing, Harry goes to find him. But dangerous things lurk outside his nest-tunnel, like flying swoopers, belly crawlers, furry biters and - most terrifying of all - Hoo-Mins!

How to Cross the Road and Not Turn into a Pizza

How to Cross the Road and Not Turn into a Pizza

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Crossing the road safely is like anything else - you can learn how to do it. That's what Miss Talentino tells Simon and the rest of his class, and she even gives them a demonstration. But there is one big difference: if you get a question wrong in class, you won't end up as flat as a pizza!

Harry the Poisonous Centipede A Story to Make You Squirm

Harry the Poisonous Centipede A Story to Make You Squirm

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

Winner of the Smarties Silver medal, and best-selling title, Harry the Poisonous Centipede is the delightfully squirmy story of a little centipede's adventures in the scary world of the dreaded Hoo-Mins! It's a Hoo-Min! crackled George. Walking on its hairy-biter feet! But now it was Harry who felt brave. Come on! Let's peep at it! They crawled the rest of the way up the tunnel towards the light. Harry is a poisonous centipede but he's not very brave. Still, he is the star of this seriously squirmy story. Harry likes to eat things that wriggle and crackle, and things that are juicy and munchy! But there are some things that a poisonous centipede must never try to eat - dangerous things like flying swoopers, belly wrigglers, furry biters and the most dangerous of all... Hoo-Mins! Harry and George's adventures up to the world of Hoo-Mins sparkle with fun and will be a delightfully squirmy experience for all young readers.

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

Have you performed at the circus? Pippi has! Can you wiggle your toes while you're sleeping? Pippi can! Are you going to be a pirate when you grow up? Pippi is! Pippi lives in a house with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble!

Burping Bertha

Burping Bertha

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

On an ordinary morning, in an ordinary flat, an up-till-now perfectly ordinary Bertha does an extraordinary burp. A burp so extraordinary, it knocks things over. A burp so humongously big that very soon it's causing havoc in the school canteen, the playground, not to mention her grandad's apple trees... Such a burptastic secret cannot stay quiet for long. And soon enough it lands Bertha her very own celebrity stardom...but is it all just a lot of hot air?

Horrid Henry

Horrid Henry

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2012

Horrid Henry tries to be perfect for one day; he learns to dance, quarrels with his arch-enemy Moody Margaret and goes on holiday.

Funky Phantoms

Funky Phantoms

Author: Karen Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 4: Tom, Dad and Colin

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 4: Tom, Dad and Colin

Author: Jan Burchett, Nikki Gamble Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Tom, Dad and Colin is based on the traditional tale A Man, A Boy and A Donkey, about a father, son and their donkey - called Colin in this version! On their travels they meet strangers who give them advice and they end up in a spot of bother! This humorous story written by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler and charmingly illustrated by Tony Ross will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonics progression in Letters and Sounds, enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Star Spooks

Star Spooks

Author: Karen Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2011

Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earthlets. In this way Dr Xargle, our friendly alien teacher, begins to teach his class about humans and babies. This is a hysterically funny book, with a particularly wry look at the way we bring up babies: look out for the 'egg-mangle' - will you ever want to eat egg again?

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret Book 8

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret Book 8

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2010

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret cook up trouble making Glop!

Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2010

A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and one of the fastest growing children's author across the globe. Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. But Joe isn't happy. Why not? Because he's got a billion pounds... and not a single friend. But then someone comes along, someone who likes Joe for Joe, not for his money. The problem is, Joe's about to learn that when money is involved, nothing is what it seems. The best things in life are free, they say - and if Joe's not careful, he's going to lose them all...

There's an Alien in the Classroom - and Other Poems

There's an Alien in the Classroom - and Other Poems

Author: Gervase Phinn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2010

With entertaining examples of just about every type of poem known to man, and wonderful illustrations, Gervase Phinn's new collection of poems for children makes poetry fun and thought-provoking. Cautionary verses, limericks, rhymes, conversation poems and free verse jump off the page in this hilarious book. Great fun to read aloud or keep children entertained quietly for hours. A fantastic collection from Yorkshire's best-loved poet and storyteller.

Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2010

Following in the footsteps of previous gift books (HH'S DREADFUL DEEDS, HH'S HOUSE OF HORRORS, HH RULES THE WORLD, HH'S EVIL ENEMIES, HH'S WICKED WAYS, HH'S BIG BAD BOOK), let Henry lead you through his year in this new hardback compilation of favourite Horrid Henry stories.

Rock Star Book 19

Rock Star Book 19

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a bedroom invasion, a fake diary, a SNEAKY biscuit thief and a rock concert! Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

Big Bad Bun

Big Bad Bun

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

There never was a rabbit as bad as Big Bad Bun. Or so you'd think if you read the letter which he left on his bed after school one day...but it turns out Big Bad Bun (whose real name is actually Fluff) might not be as bad as he makes out. His school report aside, that is!

Harry the Poisonous Centipede

Harry the Poisonous Centipede

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2010

Reissue into the First Modern Classic livery of this delightfully squirmy story starring Harry the Poisonous Centipede in a scary world of flying swoopers, furry biters and the dreaded Hoo-Mins! With wonderful humour and brilliant illustrations by award-winning artist Tony Ross, this is the perfect book for wriggly young readers. It's a Hoo-Min! crackled George. Walking on its hairy-biter feet! But now it was Harry who felt brave. Come on! Let's peep at it! They crawled the rest of the way up the tunnel towards the light. Harry is a poisonous centipede but he's not very brave. Still, he is the star of this seriously squirmy story. Harry likes to eat things that wriggle and crackle, and things that are juicy and munchy! But there are some things that a poisonous centipede must never try to eat - dangerous things like flying swoopers, belly wrigglers, furry biters and the most dangerous of all... Hoo-Mins! Harry and George's adventures up to the world of Hoo-Mins sparkle with fun and will be a delightfully squirmy experience for all young readers.

Old Dog

Old Dog

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2010

'You can't teach an old dog new tricks.' The Young Pups don't want to visit Grandpa - he is so boring, and only ever wants to talk about the olden days. They don't believe Grandpa was ever young or fun, so Grandpa sets out to prove them wrong, and show them that there is life in the old dog yet!

Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend Book 14

Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend Book 14

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/04/2010

Horrid Henry reads Perfect Peter's diary and improves it; goes clothes shopping with Mum and tries to make her buy him some Rootatoot trainers; is horrified when his old enemy Bossy Bill turns up at school; and tries by any means, fair or foul, to win the class football match and defeat Moody Margaret. 1) Horrid Henry Peeks at Peter's Diary 2) Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend 3) Horrid Henry Goes Shopping 4) Horrid Henry's Arch Enemy Read by Miranda Richardson

Jack and the Broomstick/From a Jack to a King

Jack and the Broomstick/From a Jack to a King

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

What if Jack didn't swap his cow for magic beans, but exchanged her for a broomstick instead? Prince Jack is the fourth in line to the throne, so he certainly isn't expecting to be king...

A Shakespeare Story: The Merchant of Venice

A Shakespeare Story: The Merchant of Venice

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

In Venice, the merchant Antonio borrows money so his friend can woo a beautiful lady. He agrees that if he doesn't repay Shylock the moneylender, Shylock can take a pound of his flesh. When Antonio's ships sink and he loses his fortune, Shylock insists on the gruesome payment... With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love, Hate and Mercy in The Merchant of Venice. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. Have you read all of The Shakespeare Stories books? Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and King Lear.

A Shakespeare Story: The Taming of the Shrew

A Shakespeare Story: The Taming of the Shrew

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Lovely Bianca has a queue of admirers anxious to marry her. But her older sister, Katharina, must get married first. Katharina has such a fiery temper she is known as 'the shrew', and no man is brave enough to propose. Can Petruchio tame her with his outrageous behaviour? With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Marriage in The Taming of the Shrew. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. Have you read all of The Shakespeare Stories books? Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and King Lear.

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog were very lazy. They ate and ate and ate. And they slept and slept and slept. But when they woke up, they were most uncomfortable. The sofa had shrunk! Or so they liked to think...

A Shakespeare Story: Julius Caesar

A Shakespeare Story: Julius Caesar

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Rome's greatest general, Julius Caesar, returns to the city celebrating a glorious victory. But among the cheering crowds a group of conspirators are determined to prevent Caesar becoming king... With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Liberty and Power in Julius Caesar. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. Have you read all of The Shakespeare Stories books? Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and King Lear.

A Shakespeare Story: King Lear

A Shakespeare Story: King Lear

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Foolish and bad-tempered, King Lear divides the kingdom between his two wicked daughters, disowns his honest youngest daughter and banishes his friends. As the kingdom falls apart and Lear's humiliation turns him mad, will he finally realise what he has done? With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Chaos and Old Age in King Lear. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. Have you read all of The Shakespeare Stories books? Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and King Lear.

Moody Margaret Strikes Back Jokes and Dares!

Moody Margaret Strikes Back Jokes and Dares!

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

Moody Margaret and the Secret Club strike back! With their most ingenious dares and hilarious jokes, it's time for the girls to get their own back on Henry and his friends. But Henry isn't about to let anyone get the better of him, resulting in a hilariously horrid showdown! Filled with witty comments and acerbic asides from Henry and Margaret's friends, enemies, families and teachers, along with brand new Tony Ross illustrations, this book should keep Henry's (and Margaret's!) fans mischievously quiet.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick Book 5

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick Book 5

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry needs money - and fast! But just how is he going to do it?

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Underpants Book 4 Book 11

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Underpants Book 4 Book 11

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2009

Horrid Henry receives a most unwelcome present . . .

Umpteen Pockets

Umpteen Pockets

Author: Adrian Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Lavish, gift collection of children's poems by the late, eminent Adrian Mitchell.

Horrid Henry's Dreadful Deeds Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

Horrid Henry's Dreadful Deeds Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2009

Made to be a page boy at a wedding, forced to go on a country walk, and dragooned into dinner at a posh restaurant - it's a hard life for Henry. But in these ten hilarious stories taken from the Horrid Henry books, he shows he knows how to stick up for himself and get his own back. Brilliant new extras include instructions, notes from Horrid Henry, a recipe for a truly horrible drink, and advice on various important matters. You can even choose a new hairstyle for his unfavourite dinner guest!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Holiday Book 3

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Holiday Book 3

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2009

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry is up to high jinks, causing chaos on his family holiday.

Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: Under Cover

Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: Under Cover

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2009

Damian's amazing detective skills are called on when rich boy, Calvin Baggington, has his super-expensive bike stolen at the Green Park Holiday Village. With a brilliant and cunning plan, Damian solves the crime in style - but not before Mum's blood pressure rises to new heights and the Holiday Village is thrown into chaos. Even Inspector Crockitt, hoping for a peaceful week's break, becomes unwillingly and painfully involved.

Horrid Henry's Double Dare

Horrid Henry's Double Dare

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Horrid Henry and his friends put forward their most dastardly dares and side-splitting jokes to prove once and for all that boys rule. But little does Henry know that Moody Margaret has plans of her own, resulting in a hilariously horrid showdown! Filled with witty comments and acerbic asides from Henry and Margaret's friends, enemies, families and teachers, along with brand new Tony Ross illustrations, this book should keep Henry's (and Margaret's!) fans mischievously quiet.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Birthday Party Book 2

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Birthday Party Book 2

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2009

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry creates havoc at his birthday party.

Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker Book 15

Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker Book 15

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 11/09/2008

Four fabulously funny stories that will invoke every family's worst Christmas nightmares, as Horrid Henry sabotages the school play, tries to do his Christmas shopping without spending his pocket money, attempts to ambush Father Christmas, and endures Christmas dinner with the guests from hell. Read by Miranda Richardson

Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman Book 16

Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman Book 16

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 11/09/2008

Four new stories from everyone's favourite naughty child. Building a snowman brings out Henry's competitive streak; he sets up his Monstrous Makeovers business to rival Moody Margaret's Miraculous Makeovers; things go badly wrong when a famous author comes to school; and he thinks 'You'll all be sorry when I'm dead' and spends a rainy day writing his will. Read by Miranda Richardson

Nits Nits Nits! Book 4

Nits Nits Nits! Book 4

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains some blood-sucking nits, a fangmangler monster, a school trip and a DISASTROUS dinner party! Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

Fangtastic, Ms Wiz

Fangtastic, Ms Wiz

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Ms Wiz Loves Dracula: Ms Wiz is dancing with a stranger - a tall, dark-haired man with long white fangs. Can it be true? The children of Class Five go into action when they realise that Ms Wiz is falling in love. With Dracula! Ms Wiz Spells Trouble: Class Five discover that their new teacher is a witch! She wears black nail polish, she has a talking rat and a special classroom aide - and she uses some very direct action teaching methods!

Get Rich Quick Book 5

Get Rich Quick Book 5

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a not-so-great escape, an egg-and-spoon race, a money-making scheme and an AWFUL cousin! Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

Horrid Henry and the Secret Club Book 2

Horrid Henry and the Secret Club Book 2

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/08/2008

Includes four hilarious unabridged stories with really horrid music and sound effects :- Horrid Henry's Injection Horrid Henry and the Secret Club Perfect Peter's Horrid Day Horrid Henry's Birthday Party Read by Miranda Richardson

Bank Robber Book 17

Bank Robber Book 17

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a SCANDALOUS newspaper, a new school, a birthday party and a TERRIBLE cheat! Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

Mega-Mean Time Machine Book 13

Mega-Mean Time Machine Book 13

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a HORRIFIC hike, a time machine, a love letter and SNAILS for dinner! Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

Secret Club Book 2

Secret Club Book 2

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains the FIENDISH Nurse Needle, a secret club, an ANNOYING brother and a birthday party! Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

Perfect Revenge Book 8

Perfect Revenge Book 8

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains the ULTIMATE revenge, a computer hack, a DISASTROUS office visit and a demon dinner lady! Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

The Mummy's Curse Book 7

The Mummy's Curse Book 7

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a new hobby, some HORRENDOUS homework, a swimming lesson and a mummified cat! Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

Grill Pan Eddy

Grill Pan Eddy

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2008

I'm Grill Pan Eddy! Everybody ready? Catch me if you can! Help! There's a mouse in the house! Grill Pan Eddy is an irrepressible, noisy and unwanted addition to the household, and a hilarious battle of wits ensues as the family tries to get rid of him!

Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: Dog Snatchers

Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: Dog Snatchers

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2008

When a neighbour's dog goes missing, Damian and his gang of detective apprentices are called in to help find it. First they try posters - but for some reason the newsagent is not happy that they have super-glued their hand-drawn posters to his window. Then they try a decoy. And when that doesn't work, they resort to 'rescuing' dogs that have been left on the street, and taking them back to Damian's shed. As angry dog owners bear down on them, very luckily the original missing dog turns up!

The Boy Who Lost His Bellybutton

The Boy Who Lost His Bellybutton

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2008

One day a little boy loses his bellybutton, so he sets off into the jungle to find it. On the way he meets lots of animals, who each have their own bellybuttons. But it seems that somebody has stolen the little boy's, and they may not be so eager to give it back!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Don't Be Horrid, Henry! Book 1

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Don't Be Horrid, Henry! Book 1

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2008

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. It's a dreadful shock for Horrid Henry when Perfect Peter is born, and despite his best - or worst - efforts, he can't manage to get rid of him. As Peter gets bigger, Henry gets crosser adn crosser, but the day comes when Henry inadvertently finds himself saving Peter and discovers that its rather nice to be a hero.

Daft Bat Glow-in-the-dark cover

Daft Bat Glow-in-the-dark cover

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2007

All the young wild animals think Bat is mad. How can she say a tree has the trunk at the top and the leaves at the bottom? Until, that is, they consult wise Owl who suggests that if they just try looking at things from Bat's point of view, they might see thing very differently.

Abominable Snowman Book 16

Abominable Snowman Book 16

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Four wickedly funny stories from everyone's favourite troublemaker Horrid Henry. This book contains a giant snowman, a very rainy day, a MONSTROUS makeover and an author visit! Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories from internationally bestselling author Francesca Simon. Illustrated by Tony Ross, these timeless stories offer an irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure, featuring one of the best-loved characters in children's fiction. Discover all Horrid Henry's adventures at https://www.horridhenry.co.uk/ and collect all the books in the range.

Sniff: Sniff The Wonderdog

Sniff: Sniff The Wonderdog

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Sniff: the dog whose hobbies are biting bees and chasing motorbikes! Ben's parents are hoping for a relaxing family holiday. With Sniff around? No chance! But, brainless though he is, Sniff still manages to save the day!

Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: Serious Graffiti

Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: Serious Graffiti

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Damian Drooth is electrified to hear the Headmaster tell everyone off about graffiti in one of the school toilets. He immediately wants to bring all his powers of detection to bear to find the perpetrator - with his class of willing detective apprentices. What with sorting out a handwriting test, and looking for matching paint, he needs all the help he can get! But even Damian isn't expecting to be accused of the crime himself! Can this phenomenally lucky and outrageously successful investigator extricate himself, and still catch the criminal? Of course he can!

Killer Gorilla

Killer Gorilla

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

A little mouse loses her baby, but just as she starts looking for it, out of the rainforest looms a huge gorilla, so she starts running for her life. And so begins a chase that takes her all over the world: to China, Australia, North America, and even the Arctic! But when the gorilla finally catches up with her at the North Pole, it turns out that all he has been trying to do is return her baby to her!

A Shakespeare Story: Othello

A Shakespeare Story: Othello

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2007

I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at... A great retelling of this tragic tale of jealousy and human frailty. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, and Jealousy in Othello. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. Have you read all of The Shakespeare Stories books? Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and King Lear.

A Shakespeare Story: Richard III

A Shakespeare Story: Richard III

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2007

Andrew Matthews brings another historical tale to life for young readers. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Villainy in Richard III. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. Have you read all of The Shakespeare Stories books? Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and King Lear.

Bravo, Max!

Bravo, Max!

Author: Sally Grindley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

A Shakespeare Story: Much Ado About Nothing

A Shakespeare Story: Much Ado About Nothing

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

A lively retelling of Shakespeare's famous work about the foolish ways people behave when they're in love. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Lies in Much Ado About Nothing. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. Have you read all of The Shakespeare Stories books? Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and King Lear.

A Shakespeare Story: As You Like It

A Shakespeare Story: As You Like It

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

A wonderful retelling of Shakespeare's thrilling tale of love torn apart by history. With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe theatre and Love and Death in Anthony and Cleopatra. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. Have you read all of The Shakespeare Stories books? Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and King Lear.

Horrid Henry's Sticker Book

Horrid Henry's Sticker Book

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Illustrated in full colour with TV stills, this 12 page book follows a week in the life of Horrid Henry. You can use the 4 pages of coloured stickers and help Henry to add glop and splats to his friends and enemies, and alter their appearances.

Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: Spycatcher

Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: Spycatcher

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2006

Damian Drooth has already solved three cases to great acclaim (and uproarious chaos!), and now he is passing on his skills to eager pupils. He has decided to help a friendly old man who thinks that his precious and hard-won inventions are being ripped off by an unscrupulous neighbour. Naturally the meeting of Young Inventors is a good place to start - and using all his old skill, he does uncover the bad guy...

The Knights Of The Brown Table Book 9

The Knights Of The Brown Table Book 9

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Ben's in trouble again! The local gamekeeper's on the warpath. And who does he blame but Sniff, Ben's faithful dog! It sounds like a quest for the Knights of the Brown Table. After all, they can't let all that knightly training go to waste ...From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. Ideal for fans of HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS who are ready to move on to chapter books.

The Secret Superhero Book 10

The Secret Superhero Book 10

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Raymond is Alan's new step-dad. He doesn't know much about Alan, like what football team he supports. In fact, he doesn't know much at all. So he's in for a real surprise, because Alan has super-powers. But dare he share his secret? From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. Ideal for fans of HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS who are ready to move on to chapter books.

Alex, the Walking Accident Book 7

Alex, the Walking Accident Book 7

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Alex doesn't mean to cause trouble. He didn't mean to cover his dad with pink yoghurt, or drop the goldfish in the bath. He just couldn't help it! Alex's mum and dad ask him to keep out of trouble just for one day ... so the sideways skateboard isn't SUCH a bad idea, is it? From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. Ideal for fans of HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS who are ready to move on to chapter books.

Robin Hood's Best Shot Book 1

Robin Hood's Best Shot Book 1

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. Ideal for fans of HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS who are ready to move on to chapter books. Do you know everything there is to know about Robin Hood and his Merry Men? Well, think again! Before they were famous, battling the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, this famous band of heroes were normal boys with normal names. So how did they come to be called Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett and Little John? Well, it's quite a story, and certainly not one for the faint-hearted!

Pippi in the South Seas

Pippi in the South Seas

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Pippi and her pals Annika and Tommy are off to the Canny Canny Island, where Pippi's father is king...and where they will find caves to explore, play marbles with real pearls and find that even the pirates and sharks are no match for Pippi!

Pippi Goes Aboard

Pippi Goes Aboard

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Every day is a brilliant new adventure for Pippi Longstocking and her pals Tommy and Annika. When Pippi's long-lost father arrives and wants to take her away to sea with him, Pippi can't wait for the adventure to begin. But Tommy and Annika aren't going with them and they are feeling very glum. Can Pippi come up with an answer to the problem?