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See below for a selection of the latest books from Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
A complete collection of Scottish fairy tales, myths and legends, bound in a beautiful new edition. From the mysterious cat-faced lady whose magic allows a servant girl to attend a prince's ball, to the princess who meets an enchanted frog; from ogres and hooded crows, to faery bagpipers and shape-shifting monsters. This book includes traditional favourites that readers will love to spot, alongside classic myths and legends from Scottish heritage.
All aboard for an engine adventure! This Thomas and Friends collection contains the complete Engine Adventures series plus 2 exciting bonus stories! With tales from Thomas and all of his Sodor friends, this 30-book collection is sure to provide endless fun, with beloved stories that your child will want to read time and time again! Thomas has been teaching children lessons about life and friendship for over 70 years. He ranks alongside other much-loved characters such as Paddington Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Stories include: Thomas James Henry Harold Percy Spencer Emily Gordon Cranky Toby Flynn Hiro The Ghost Engine The Last Train for Christmas Diesel Kevin Charlie Bertie Thomas Goes Crash Troublesome Trucks Oliver Victor The Thomas Way Thomas Helps Hiro Thomas' Trusty Wheels Thomas' New Friend The Snowy Special The Snowy Surprise PLUS: Thomas and the Spring Surprise Thomas and the Dinosaurs
Puffin Clothbound Classics - stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world. Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls deeply in love with her. But when she will not marry him, Heathcliff's terrible vengeance ruins them all. Yet still his and Cathy's love will not die. Also in Puffin Clothbound Classics: Black Beauty The Secret Garden A Christmas Carol The Wizard of Oz Treasure Island Dracula The Little Prince Tales from Shakespeare Frankenstein
Celebrate one hundred years of Rupert Bear with this beautiful collection of stories by the great Alfred Bestall. Rupert Bear is one of the most beloved and enduring characters in children's literature. The little bear has had many illustrators over the past hundred years, but Alfred Bestall is widely recognised as the best. This beautiful collection has been exclusively reissued for the 100th anniversary. The collection contains eight of Alfred Bestall's most celebrated Rupert stories, including Rupert and Raggety' and Rupert and Jack Frost'. It also includes several lavish endpapers, a selection of unpublished sketches, an introduction by Bestall's goddaughter and an illustrator's note by Stuart Trotter, the current Rupert Bear illustrator. Rupert's world is truly timeless and this beautiful collection will delight readers of all generations.
Experience the joy and magic of the original Clifford! This gorgeous hardcover is a reprint of the Norman Bridwell's Clifford the Big Red Dog from 1963. Featuring the original two-colour art and landscape trim size, this special storybook feels both nostalgic and timeless.
Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest... When Col's childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians - a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight - Col must race to Blitz-bombed London to save his sister. But there are darker forces at work, even than the Nazi bombings. Soon Col is pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, who is determined to bring an eternal darkness down over everything. Praise for The Midnight Guardians Spectacular. A story of real and rare power - The Midnight Guardians is one of the best books I've read in years. Kiran Millwood Hargrave The Midnight Guardians is torch-under-the-duvet, can't-stop-reading magic. British folklore rebooted ... in an edge-of-your-seat, heart-filled search for hope in the darkest hour. Piers Torday Embark on a mythic, comic, classic adventure with the finest fellowship since Frodo set a hairy foot beyond the Shire. David Solomons Glorious! I think this is Ross Montgomery's best book yet: an adventure across WWII wintry Britain with a Kindertransportee, a boy dressed in shorts and his three imaginary friends. A joy of a joy of a thing. Katherine Rundell A gem of book, jam-packed with heart and humour and one utterly unique set of friends. Peter Bunzl Pure magic. Storytelling at its very best. Abi Elphinstone Brilliant! The Midnight Guardians is the perfect blend of humour, adventure and emotion. Simply beautiful. Lisa Thompson Funny, thrilling, moving ... everything that is brilliant about children's literature. A triumph. Sophie Anderson Brimming with imagination and warmth, and powered by the strongest magic of all - hope. Fantastic from first page to last. Catherine Doyle Beautiful. A magical, big-hearted adventure full of wit and warmth. One of the best children's books I've read for ages. Anna James A tale of enchantment and friendship ... all the warmth of a timeless story, told between friends round a winter fire ... funny and true in the way all good stories are. Thomas Taylor The adventure whisks you through wartime trouble and mythical danger like riding a giant tiger through falling snow ... A magical story. Jack Noel With the spirit of Narnia, but a heart of its own. The Midnight Guardians is totally enchanting. I gobbled up every word. Aisha Bushby A real triumph of the imagination, blending the appeal of a classic adventure with Montgomery's heart and humour, and a hint of Narnia. Editor's Choice, The Bookseller
This beautiful vintage hardcover edition of Clifford the Small Red Puppy features Norman Bridwell's iconic 1972 two-colour artwork. Before Clifford became the biggest dog ever, he was the smallest puppy in the litter! Clifford was so tiny that Emily Elizabeth's dad didn't think Clifford would make it through the winter. So Emily Elizabeth made a special wish ... and it came true in a BIG way! Friendship and humour abound in this story of how Clifford grew into the Big Red Dog readers have loved for generations. Fans of all sizes will delight in discovering Clifford's origin story in its original form.
Raina Petree is crushing her senior year, until her boyfriend dumps her, the drama club (basically) dumps her, the college of her dreams slips away, and her arch-nemesis triumphs. Things aren't much better for Millie Goodwin. Her father treats her like a servant, and the all-boy Mock Trial team votes her out, even after she spent the last three years helping to build its success. But then - an advice columnist unexpectedly helps Raina find new purpose in a pair of knitting needles and a politically active local yarn store. This leads to an unlikely meeting in the girls bathroom, where Raina inspires Millie to start a rival team. The two join together and recruit four other angry girls to not only take on Mock Trial, but to smash the patriarchy in the process.
The Crow and the Fox A delightful old tale retold in rhyme for reading to little ones aged 4-6. In this tale a fox stumbles across a very proud crow, who is eating some cheese high up in the trees. What happens next is very funny and a valuable lesson for the crow, the little ones and maybe even for you.
A NEW TRANSLATION BY MICHAEL MORPURGO, AUTHOR OF WAR HORSE Meet the Little Prince, a young fellow who hails from a tiny, distant planet. He loves to watch sunsets and look after his flower, to ask questions and to laugh. And now here he is on Earth, appearing out of nowhere in the middle of the desert, looking for a friend. The friend he finds is the narrator of this story - a pilot who has crash landed and is in grave danger of dying of thirst. The Little Prince might be just a boy but he can help our pilot. Because he understands the really important things in life - things like flowers, stars, a drink of water or laughing. Many grown-ups have lost sight of what matters and children have to remember to be tolerant towards them. But adult or child, very silly or very wise, this story is for you. Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can read a letter from master storyteller and translator of this book Michael Morpurgo!
A timeless children's classic about ice-skating, friendship and ambition, from the beloved author of Ballet Shoes. Perfect for all children who love skating, dancing and performing. Harriet's best friend Lalla dreams of being the best skater in the world - but when Harriet discovers her own natural talent on the ice, the girls' friendship comes under threat. Will Harriet choose Lalla, or her own glittering future?