Five-year old Matilda longs for her parents to be good and loving and understanding, but they are none of these things. They are perfectly horrid to her. Matilda invents a game of punishing them each time they treat her badly and she soon discovers she has supernatural powers.
A poor orphan's adventures in the criminal underworld of mid-nineteenth-century London are the central theme of Dickens' second major novel
A newly hatched caterpillar eats his way through all kinds of food in this story aimed at the very young.
Ann Sewell's renowned tale of a gentle thoroughbred horse's adventures in Victorian England
This picture book is based on the children's song "Today is Monday". Runner beans, zoooop, roast beef, fish, chicken and ice cream are the fare during the week, until Sunday, when the world's children are invited to come and share a meal. Animals introduce children to the days of the week.
An interactive introduction to the basic body parts and body movements. Gorillas, elephants, camels and other animals invite all young readers to clap, stomp, wriggle and bend like they do!
Greg's dad, Frank, is on a mission - a mission to make this wimpy kid, well, less wimpy. All manner of 'manly' physical activities are planned, but Greg just about manages to find a way out of them. That is until military academy is mentioned and Greg realizes that he's going to have to come up with something very special to get out of this one.
Mouse is lonely so he searches for a friend among the other animals, until at last another mouse appears.
It's a brand-new year and Greg is keen to put the humiliating events of last summer firmly behind him. But someone knows everything - someone whose job it is to most definitely not keep anything embarrassing of Greg's private - his big brother, Rodrick. How can Greg make it through this new school year with his cool(ish) reputation intact?
Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve.
This story is based on an actual incident that occured in a school history class in California - a classroom experiment that went too far. Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "the wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late.
Brightly coloured animals, riding on a train to their new homes in the zoo is the format used to offer young children a delightful introduction to numbers and counting.
Mr Wonka might be a genius with chocolate, but Charlie and his family don't trust his flying one bit. Especially when the thing he's flying is a glass elevator and it's zooming out of control. But life is never dull with Mr Wonka as he gets them into all kinds of terrible scrapes.
Tells the story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends.
Danny's father had looked after him ever since his mother had died when he was just four months old. Danny loved his father, and his father loved him, and that's why Danny was so surprised to discover that his father had a secret that was to lead them both into a wild scheme.
Greg's mom has a vision of 'family togetherness' that really doesn't sound a whole lot of fun. But there's a brand-new addition to the Heffley family to contend with and it looks like Greg might be outnumbered. It could be a real dog of a summer...
This is a book and CD pack of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. There is a straight reading of the story first with intro and exit music and then a reading that includes a 'ping' sound let listeners know when to turn the page.
A cut page story/game about a chameleon who suddenly finds life exciting when it discovers it can change not only its colour but its size and shape too.
Tells the story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants.
Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. But when Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escape down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim. They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law.
Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. She enjoys being a Ms. Because she is very pretty and rich, all the princes want to marry her. This fairy-tale-with-a-difference describes how Smartypants fights to preserve her independence.
One day, an elephant offers a bad baby a ride through the town, and so begins an adventure and a chase. But when the elephant realizes that the bad baby has forgotten his manners, the chase ends with a bump and tea for everyone.
When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?
One dark night on the island of Great Saltee, fourteen-year-old Conor is framed for a terrible crime he didn't commit. Thrown into prison by the dastardly Hugo Bonvilain, Conor is trapped in a sea swept dungeon and branded a traitor. He must escape and clear his name; he wants his old life back - his family, his friends... and his princess.