|Author:||Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake|
|Series:||My Roald Dahl|
This is the well-loved story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants. This edition has a great new cover by Quentin Blake as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world.
One bright spring morning in the woods of France, a soldier, blinded by the war, is found by a little girl named Coco, and her older sister Marcelle. In return for their kindness, the soldier tells the sisters marvellous tales, each story connected to the keepsake he carries in his pocket: a perfect, tiny silver donkey. As th... read more
Billy's biggest wish is to turn a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet shop. But then he finds a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey living inside - they're the Ladderless Window Cleaners! Who need ladders when you've got a giraffe? They become best friends and when they meet the richest man in all England, there's a chanc... read more
|Author:||Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake|
This is a wonderful colour edition of one of Roald Dahl best-loved stories, now a major film. Boggis, Bunce and Bean are nasty, mean farmers who hate Mr Fox. They are determined to get him, so they lie in wait outside his hole, each one crouching behind a tree with his gun loaded, ready to shoot, starve or dig him out. But cl... read more
Winner, Patricia Wrightson Prize for children's literature, New South Wales Premier's Awards 1999 Honour Book, Book of the Year Younger Readers, Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards 1998 Shortlisted, National Children's Literature Award, Festival Awards for Literature 1998 Antonio S is a boy who knows all sorts ... read more
When Bartlett and Jacques le Grand are held captive in the City of Flames, it looks as though their adventuring days are over ...unless they can fetch the one impossible thing people long for in this mysterious underground kingdom. Can they survive the sunbaked fields of stone, outwit the Pasha and his guards and rescue Gozo ... read more
Ohh, a Chocolate Dipper! Toffee, caramel, strawberry, cinnamon, chocolate ...Hazel took a bit of the pastry, closed her eyes, and let the flavours fill her senses. Suddenly she opened her eyes again. If Mr Volio was forced to leave, there would be no more Chocolate Dippers. No more Strawberry Combers, no more Caramel Crunches... read more
|Author:||Michael Morpurgo, O.B.E.|
Michael's parents buy a yacht, and take him off to sail round the world. Washed overboard in a fierce storm, Michael finds himself on the shore of a remote island - and soon discovers he's not alone. Kensuke, a former Japanese soldier, survived the war and the bombing of Hiroshima, but his family perished. As an extraordinary... read more
When the Phonies, with their huge car, their expensive appliances and their shallow lives, move in to Stella Street, they are no match for Henni and her buddies. The kids turn detective, and uncover a world-wide money laundering scheme.
Charles Dickens is not only the author of some of the best-loved stories in the English language, but also the creator of some of its most memorable characters. Meet them all between the pages of this splendid book, which retells, in lively comicstrip style, five of Dickens' most popular stories: "Oliver Twist", "Great Expect... read more
Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea with her father Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, a turtle called Chica and a satellite dish for her email. No one else in the world lives quite like Nim, and she wouldn't swap places with anyone. But when Jack disappears in his sailing boa... read more
The Bell family is in danger of losing their honourable name. Can Darius step up to the challenge and uphold it? A warm, wise story from one of Australia's master storytellers about a boy, his friends, his family, and the way a bit of luck and a lot of determination can turn the worst day of your life into the best.
This collection of poems introduces a menagerie of comic animals. Meet the poor toad that jumps to France - at his own peril; the pig who ponders on the meaning of life; the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick; and the porcupine with it's painful prickles.
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.
The first part of the internationally award-winning Dragonkeeper series. Ancient China, Han Dynasty. A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon begin an epic journey across China. They carry with them a mysterious stone that must ... read more
Hazel Green is a free spirit - independent, mischievous and charming. She lives on the 12th floor of the grand old Moodey Building. Once a year, on Frogg Day, the whole city celebrates with a fabulous parade and Hazel is determined that the children of the building will join in.
Amelia Dee lives in a house on Marburg Street, with a rare Peacock Lamp outside her bedroom door. Her father is an inventor, her mother is a sculptor, and the enigmatic L K Vishwanath practises yoga in her garden. Amelia herself has a lively curiosity and a talent for writing. Intrigued by Mr Vishwanath and his one-and-only s... read more
A young queen who rules seven kingdoms is far too busy and important to leave her palace, so her loyal subjects send gifts from far and wide: monkeys, flamingoes, giraffes, exotic fruits...But the thing she longs for most of all has never survived the journey. Who can bring the Queen her heart's desire? Only Bartlett has the ... read more
Stay close, Bartlett whispered. Gozo rolled his eyes. What did Bartlett think he was going to do? The bird calls and rustling continued all around them. Branches swayed, shadows wavered. Was that a person flitting past them over there? Or there? Or there? When Bartlett, Gozo and Jacques le Grand arrive on an island far off... read more
When a thief steals two splendid lobsters - kings of the sea - and leaves a secret message on the empty tank, Mr Petrusca is more upset than anyone can understand. Hazel Green knows there's something fishy going on, but it takes all her ingenuity, plus a little help from the Yak, to crack the code and solve the mystery. And e... read more