In The Best Christmas Present in the World, War Horse author Michael Morpurgo revisits the trenches to tell the haunting story of Christmas 1914 when soldiers on both sides put down their weapons in honour of Christmas Day. This is the story that also moved Carol Ann Duffy to write The Christmas Truce and Hilary Robinson to write The Christmas Truce:
Introduce the magic of Christmas to babies and toddlers with this first words board book. There are lots of festive scenes to look at and talk about, including Santa and his sleigh, hanging Christmas stockings, a snowy winter's day and much more. Full of festive surprises, and the perfect size for little hands to hold and explore.
Babies will love looking at the colourful Christmas scenes in this delightful board book. There are lots of festive surprises on every page, including chirping robins, skating penguins, sledging mice, and a twinkling Christmas tree. Beautifully illustrated, the sturdy board book is the perfect size for little hands to hold and explore.
This brightly coloured board book is specially designed to appeal to even tiny babies - with simple, high-contrast illustrations, touchy-feely tactile areas, fingertrails to trace and holes to peep through. Full of festive scenes such as santas and elves packing presents, accompanied by atmospheric Christmas music from the integrated sound panel.
Stone Cold is an exciting and disturbing thriller by Robert Swindells. A tense, exciting thriller combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. 17-year-old Link is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, homeless like him.
In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Ernesto `Che' Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are the diaries of Che Guevara, full of disasters and discoveries, high drama and laddish improvisations.
Imagine your misfortune if, like Stanley Yelnats, you found yourself the victim of a miscarriage of justice and interned in Camp Green Lake Correctional Institute. How would you survive? Thoughtfully Louis Sachar has learnt his knowledge and expertise to the subject and created this wonderful, quirky, and utterly essential guide to toughing it out in the...
The brilliantly funny novel from David Walliams, Number One bestselling author! The much anticipated next book from bestselling phenomenon David Walliams; packed with excitement, adventure, hilarity and heart! Not to be missed!
"My name is Book and I'll tell you the story of my life." Non fiction like you've never read it before!Quirky and humorous, part poetry, part reflection, this is the story of the book told by none other than Book himself! This extraordinary character begins by reminding us of his origins in oral story and clay tablets, then ponders on papyrus, parchment...
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.In book twelve, there are strange happenings indeed at Torling Castle! Someone is hiding out in the ruined tower, making the resident...
Fifth-grade language arts teacher Mrs. Granger comes to regret her lesson that language is controlled by human beings when Nick Allen begins a wildly successful campaign to rename the ballpoint pen.
The Jolly Postman rides again with more real letters, and present, too, in his Christmas postbag.
Cosy up for Christmas with this brand-new festive story, starring everyone's favourite Victorian foundling, Hetty Feather! An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations.
A delightful midi-edition of the bestselling picture book The Christmas Eve Tree, including a stunning pop-up - coming just in time for Christmas!A magical midi-edition of Delia Huddy and Emily Sutton's poignant, exquisitely illustrated Christmas story, with a beautiful pop-up cityscape. When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to...
It's Christmas Eve and Theo - left at home with a babysitter - sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc
BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLEYou are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin...
A fabulous clothbound hardback book with simple arrangements of traditional Christmas music for voice and piano. There are lyrics for all the carols, and chords for playing on a guitar, and the melody line can also be played on a recorder or violin. With beautiful illustrations, this lovely book will be enjoyed for many Christmasses.
This book opens to form one long, continuous Christmas market scene to colour. Children, and adults too, will love colouring the intricate designs and details such as twinkling decorations and carollers in the town square, and once completed, it makes a lovely Christmas decoration. There are over 100 colourful rub-down transfers to add, too.
Jo-Jo is convinced that Christmas is cancelled - and it's all his fault. To make amends, he decides he must become Father Christmas. An old coat of his mum's, a sack of outgrown toys and a sudden snowfall are all he needs - along with a little help from some very Christmassy magic.
Knock knock! Who's there? Barry Loser's Christmas Joke Book Wow! Really? It's snow joke... It's the keelest time of the year, so why not celebrate with this collection of Christmas crackers from everyone's favourite loser?A festive feast of puns, one-liners, cartoons and funny tales, all with a Barry Loser twist.
The hilarious and magical adventures of everyone's favourite flat hero - Flat Stanley. With brilliant new illustrations by the award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph. Amazing things always happen to Stanley Lambchop .. . It's not every Christmas you get flown to the North Pole to meet Santa.But Santa is fed up. No one appreciates Christmas any more.
Christmas has been all things to all people: a religious festival, a family celebration, a time of eating and drinking. Yet the origins of the customs which characterize the festive season are wreathed in myth. When did turkeys become the plat du jour? Is the commercialization of Christmas a recent phenomenon, or has the emphasis always been on spending?