Macmillan, the original publisher of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is proud to present Costa Award and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell's gorgeous new visual interpretation of Lewis Carroll's magical story. This beautiful full-colour gift edition comes 200 years after the birth of Alice's first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel. Both celebrated political cartoonists of their day, for Punch and the Observer respectively, Tenniel and Riddell have much in common. These exceptional artists created some of the most loved and iconic children's illustrations of the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries.This is a gorgeously produced hardback with foiled jacket, head and tail bands and a ribbon marker, and it is lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout by Chris Riddell. This is a beautiful gift for all the family to treasure and share.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago with Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations. Lewis Carroll's iconic story is now firmly established in the cultural fabric of countries throughout the world with curious, quick-witted Alice, its timeless heroine, at its heart. During her extraordinary adventures in Wonderland, she meets the the charming White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts, the mad Hatter and the grinning Cheshire-Cat. All of these unforgettable characters have become as famous as Alice herself and take their place alongside her in one of the most influential children's books of all time.
Life's a drag until you try . . . Robin Cooper's life is falling apart. While his friends prepare to head off to University, Robin is looking at a pile of rejection letters from drama schools up and down the country, and facing a future without the people he loves the most. Everything seems like it's ending, and Robin is scrabbling to find his feet.Unsure about what to do next and whether he has the talent to follow his dreams, he and his best friends go and drown their sorrows at a local drag show, where Robin realises there might be a different, more sequinned path for him . . .With a mother who won't stop talking, a boyfriend who won't acknowledge him and a best friend who is dying to cover him in glitter make up, there's only one thing for Robin to do: bring it to the runway.Boy Queen by George Lester is a sparkling debut full of big hair, big heels and even bigger hearts
The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo''s child disobeys her father''s warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn''t really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo''s Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo . Julia Donaldson''s trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler''s brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo''s Child has followed firmly in her father''s footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again! This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook''s Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
Feel the witch''s black cape, stroke the dog''s soft fur and touch the dragon''s rough scales in this interactive touch and feel book, based on the bestselling picture book, Room on the Broom. Join the witch and all her animal friends in this magical touch and feel book, featuring all your favourite characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler''s Room on the Broom . With a simple text, bright colours and touches to explore on every page, the Room on the Broom Touch and Feel Book is perfect for little hands, and is sure to keep preschool children entertained for hours. Enjoy more touch and feel books with: The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book
B>*An instant New York Times bestseller*/b>b>*A BuzzFeed pick for 'YA Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring'*/b>br>b>*A Bustle's Most Anticipated 2019 YA Release*/b>br>b>*Paste Magazine's Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2019*/b>People lived because she killed. People died because he lived. Nobody knows that Zafira is the Hunter. Forced to disguise herself as a man, she braves the cursed forest to feed her people. If she is exposed as a girl, all of her achievements will be rejected.Nasir is the infamous Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If he refuses he will be punished in the most brutal of ways. Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya - but neither wants to be. And when Zafira embarks on a quest to restore magic to her suffering world, Nasir is sent by the sultan on a similar mission: retrieve magic and kill the hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds, and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine . . .b>Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, Hafsah Faizal's We Hunt the Flame - first in the Sands of Arawiya duology - is a breathtaking debut about discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands./b>
Kellen and Nettle live in a world where anyone can create a life-destroying curse, but only one person has the power to unravel them. But not everyone is happy he can do so and, suddenly, he''s in a race to save both himself and all those who have been touched by magic... A spell-binding new tale from the master of speculative fiction.
B>We Free the Stars is the breathtaking second book in the Sands of Arawiya duology, by the masterful Hafsah Faizal./b>After the battle on Sharr, Zafira and Nasir return to a ghostly Sultan's Keep, low on resources and allies alike. The dark forest has fallen, but the kingdom teems with fear of the Lion of the Night's return. As Nasir struggles to master the dark power in his blood, Zafira struggles against a very different darkness festering through her bond with the Jawarat.
Oh help! Oh no! It''s the Gruffalo! Join Mouse on a walk through the deep dark woods in this brilliant addition to the My First Gruffalo range, based on the bestselling picture book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Make Mouse wiggle, duck and shiver as he meets the animals. What will he do when he comes across the Gruffalo? Young children will love meeting Mouse, the Gruffalo and the other animals in a new and playful way. It''s the Gruffalo! A Finger Puppet Book encourages children to interact with the pages as they bring the well-loved characters to life.
"How I long to sail!" said the tiny snail. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it''s the tiny snail''s big plan that saves the day!
Laugh-out-loud wacky adventures in the world''s most awesome treehouse! There are numerous instalments in this hilarious and highly illustrated series. For fans of Captain Underpants and Diary of a Wimpy Kid . The first is The 13-Storey Treehouse and you can follow up the fun in The 26-Storey Treehouse, The 39-Storey Treehouse, The 52-Storey Treehouse, The 65-Storey Treehouse, The 78-Storey Treehouse and The 91-Storey Treehouse . You can also find activities, games and treehouse trivia in The Treehouse Fun Book . Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
Take a stroll in the deep dark wood with this amazing interactive gift edition of the bestselling picture book, The Gruffalo , with flaps to lift, tabs to pull and a pop-up surprise! Walk further into the deep dark wood and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry gruffalo! Read the much-loved classic story and join in the fun by lifting the flaps and sliding the tabs to change the scenes and bring the story to life. This stunning hardback gift edition of the classic story is perfect for little paws and is sure to delight parents and children alike. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler''s The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world with over 17.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.
A joyous and dazzlingly original picture book about a beloved bookshop cat, the power of reading and the importance of family and community, from exciting new talent Cindy Wume. The Bookshop Cat loves his job at the Children''s Bookshop, where he spends his time reading, purring and recommending his favourite books to all the children that come into the shop. But one day, disaster strikes! The bookshop is flooded, and the children stop coming to visit. With a bit of help from his family and friends, the Bookshop Cat comes up with a brilliant plan to bring the Children''s Bookshop back to life!
The 52-Storey Treehouse is the fourth book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Winner of the ABIA Book of the Year Award. Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has thirteen new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game (with real ladders and real snakes!), a rocket-powered carrot launcher, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology. Which is lucky, because they have a BIG mystery to solve - Where is Mr Big Nose??? Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
Winner of the Book of the Year, Children''s Fiction at The British Book Awards, 2021 Winner of the Books are My Bag Readers Award, Children''s Fiction 2020 ''A thrilling and hugely entertaining adventure story'' - David Walliams Adventures on Trains is a major mystery series from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. First stop is The Highland Falcon Thief, a breat hless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve. Beautifully illustrated by Elisa Paganelli. Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are enjoying the final journey of the Highland Falcon, Britain''s most famous steam train. But when a precious jewel goes missing, Harrison and his new friend Lenny find themselves at the centre of the investigation. Can they solve the mystery and catch the culprit before they reach the end of the line? Hear whispers in the dining car, find notes in the library, and unknown passengers among the luggage as you help Harrison to solve the mystery aboard one of the world''s grandest trains. Join Hal and Uncle Nat on the next stops in this thrilling series, Kidnap on the California Comet , Murder on the Safari Star and Danger at Dead Man''s Pass . ''A chuffing triumph'' - The Times, Children''s Book of the Week ''Like Murder on the Orient Express but better . . . a terrific read!'' - Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions . ''A first-class book'' - Telegraph
Cats are sleek, and cats are slick. They read, and do arithmetic! Have you ever seen a cat playing a piano? Or taking a bubble bath with a rubber duck? Find out what cats really get up to when people aren''t around! Axel Scheffler''s charming and witty illustrations introduce all kinds of cats - making mischief, playing games, singing songs and out on adventures. This collection of hilarious, quirky poems by Frantz Wittkamp are wonderfully adapted from German to English for the very first time by celebrated children''s author David Henry Wilson. With 14 delightfully funny short poems, and full-page colour illustrations by the bestselling illustrator of The Gruffalo , Room on the Broom , Zog and many more, this collection is sure to entertain children young and old, and is the perfect gift for any cat fan.
Celebrate 40 years of Rod Campbell''s classic lift-the-flap book, Dear Zoo , with a host of favourite zoo animals and flaps to lift on every page. ''I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .'' Young children will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent - a monkey, a lion and even an elephant! But will they ever manage to send the perfect pet? Rod Campbell, the creator of preschool favourites including Oh Dear! and Noisy Farm, has been a trusted name in early learning for over forty years, and the perennial classic, Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike since its first publication in 1982. With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, Dear Zoo: 40th Anniversary Edition is a must for every child''s bookshelf, and the thick card pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it perfect for small hands. Look out for Rod Campbell''s Look After Us , a lift-the-flap animal book for toddlers with a positive message about conservation.
A stunning book about colours full of gorgeous of breathtaking landscapes, with amazing flaps to lift and holes to peep through. From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo , and Sharon King-Chai, who together created the award-winning Animalphabet and Counting Creatures. Follow a little girl as she paints her own adventure with her bright blue tree frog companion. With luscious green trees to climb and red hot air balloons to sail away in, children will delight in the rhyming text and vibrant artwork while learning about different colours. A truly beautiful gift, Colours, Colours Everywhere is an absolute must for the family bookshelf.
Lift the flaps and join in the fun with Badger''s Band, a new story in the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . Badger wants to start a band and his friends are keen to join in the fun. Tortoise plays the trumpet and Bear can play piano, but who else wants to join the band? Lift the flaps to find out and join Badger and his friends for a special concert. With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, Badger''s Band joins the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood which have been delighting parents and children for over twenty years. More lift-the-flap adventures from Acorn Wood: Fox''s Socks, Postman Bear, Rabbit''s Nap , Hide-and-Seek Pig, Cat''s Cookbook, Squirrel''s Snowman and Mole''s Spectacles.
"Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze." Visit the farm in the brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze , the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . A little old lady lives all by herself but she's not happy - her house is just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book.
From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo , and award-winning illustrator Yuval Zommer, comes a charming minibeast twist on the ugly duckling story. Crawling through the garden, the little Woolly Bear Caterpillar wonders what kind of moth she will become. Bonny and bright, stunning and smart, but not kind, the other caterpillars laugh at the small, plain Woolly Bear. There is one thing that they are sure of: Woolly Bear could never be as beautiful as them! But could one little caterpillar be about to undergo a truly terrific transformation? Brilliantly written and stunningly illustrated this engaging picture book comes complete with a non-fiction mini book written by a nature specialist.
A stunning and classic picture book, The Invisible Guest in Moominvalley is the perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages. In Moominvalley everyone is welcome. So when Too-ticky arrives with an unusually invisible guest, Ninny, the Moomins endeavour to make their guest feel at home, armed with remedies to gently draw their new guest into visibility allowing her to regain her once lost voice. This unique retelling of Tove Jansson''s touching short story The Invisible Child captures Jansson''s wise, perceptive and original voice and includes delicate, painterly illustrations full of character and detail and based on Jansson''s original drawings and colour plates. A new generation of readers will enjoy meeting the lovable Moomin family and friends, with their special values of tolerance, kindness and integrity, as they help feel Ninny feel safe and one of the family.
Packed full of fun, What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas is a fantastically lively rhyming adventure from the bestselling picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. In a big old house, the ladybird is visiting her friend the spider for the festive season. But those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are up to no good again. They have a devious plan - to steal the children''s Christmas presents from their stockings! It''s a good thing that the clever little ladybird has overheard their awful plotting, and she has a cunning plan to make sure they don''t get away with it. The fifth title in the Number One bestselling series from the award-winning team of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, which has been enjoyed by over four million children worldwide. Enjoy more adventures with the clever little ladybird in What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside.
A gorgeously illustrated book about friendship and looking past differences from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winner Catherine Rayner. Bear is walking through the forest, minding his own business when he comes across another bear. The Other bear is different. The two bears wander along, thinking different thoughts, and looking in different directions. Soon the two bears come across another bear and then another bear and eventually find a bear stuck in a tree. The bears realise that perhaps they aren''t that different after all and perhaps they could be friends?
''One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius'' David Walliams Gorgeous 42nd Anniversary gift edition of Douglas Adams''s pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker''s Guide to the Galaxy , stunningly illustrated throughout by Costa Award-winner Chris Riddell. It''s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur''s best friend has just announced that he''s an alien. At this moment, they''re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and a book inscribed in large, friendly letters: DON''T PANIC. The book is The Hitchhiker''s Guide to the Galaxy and the weekend has only just begun . . . Douglas Adams''s mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with physics and twists time, but most importantly it''s very, very funny.