Children's Classic Books Children's Classic Books

Our selection of classics is a perfect marriage of the old and the new. Whichever format you want - Hardback, Paperback or ebook we have selected a range of publishers including Egmont, Faber, Macmillan and Puffin. So, if you love a good story then look no further and choose the format and publisher that suits you best or why not buy into one of the sets and give as a gift for that special occasion.



Macmillan Classics

The Teddy Robinson Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition
Joan G. Robinson
Joan G. Robinson's based her classic stories, about the very everyday things that might happen to a teddy bear, on her daughter's bear and the experiences she had, or might have had, with him. The result is some of the... Featured in: 5+ readers | The Classics | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition
Joyce Lankester Brisley
Milly-Molly-Mandy has delighted children for generations partly because her childhood is mostly so very different to that of any child growing up today. Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a village with her parents, grandparents and her aunt and uncle. Everything she wants... Featured in: 5+ readers | The Classics | 7+ readers | Schools
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Island of Adventure
Enid Blyton
A surprise holiday at Craggy-Tops for Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot should have been perfect! With the sea breaking below them at the bottom of the cliff, Jack's delight at being surrounded by so many birds and... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: Macmillan Classics Edition
Ursula Moray Williams
A classic story of the amazing adventures of a toy horse made by the wise old toymaker, Uncle Peder. From the moment it has been made the Little Wooden Horse is special and different. Above all, it doesn't want to... Featured in: 5+ readers | The Classics | 7+ readers | Schools
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Macmillan Classics Edition
Lewis Carroll
One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children's books, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is as original today as it was when it was first published in 1865. The stories of the amazing things Alice finds after... Featured in: 9+ readers | Alice 150th | The Classics | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll's follow-up to Alice's Adventures through the Looking Glass includes the introduction of Tweedledum and Tweedledee those most memorable of characters who famously fought over a brand new rattle. It is here, too, that the poem Jabberwocky first appeared... Featured in: 7+ readers | Alice 150th | The Classics | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat: Macmillan Classics Edition
Ursula Moray Williams
Gobbolino is a cat who can do magic but, despite his family's traditions, he doesn't want to be a witch's cat. All Gobbolino yearns for is to be a quiet, fireside, kitchen cat. But how can he find a home?... Featured in: 5+ readers | Hallowe'en | The Classics | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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The Call Of The Wild (with an Introduction by Melvin Burgess)
Jack London
This is a classic of all classics. Melvin Burgess has written an Introduction that will make the reader realise if they haven't already that we, the human race,... Featured in: 11+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2008
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Puffin Classics

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen, Jan Pienkowski
This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/02/1995
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The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition
Rudyard Kipling
Mowgli, the little boy brought up in the jungle with the wolves, is one of the best-loved characters of fiction. His friends - and enemies – among the jungle animals include Baloo the sloth bear, Bagheera the panther, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books vs Films | The Classics | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Heidi
Johanna Spyri
Freedom to roam in the high Swiss Alps brings great happiness in this story of Heidi and her unusual childhood high up in the Swiss Alps. When Heidi's parents... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2009
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The Jungle Book (with an Introduction by Christopher Paolini)
Rudyard Kipling
A magical adventure right in the heart of the jungle, The Jungle Book tells how a little boy child grows up in the care of some of the mightiest... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2009
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Peter Pan (with an introduction by Tony Diterlizzi)
J.M. Barrie
The magical idea of never growing up lies at the heart of the story of Peter Pan. When Peter Pan flies in at the bed room window of the... Featured in: 7+ readers | Audio Books | The Classics | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2008
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King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table (with an introduction by David Almond)
Roger Lancelyn Green
One of the best known and best loved stories in mythology, how a small boy pulls the sword from the stone thus proving that he is its rightful keeper... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/07/2008
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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (with an introduction by Diana Wynne Jones)
Jules Verne
A thrilling, science-fiction adventure that takes its readers on a journey of discovery and imagination thousands of feet deep, deep into the centre of the earth. When a priceless... Featured in: 13+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2008
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (with an Introduction by Richard Peck)
Mark Twain
Tom Sawyer seems to be unable to avoid trouble. Wherever he is, he seems to be doing something adults don't approve of. But Tom is smart: he knows better... Featured in: 11+ readers | Black History Month | Books about Slavery | The Classics | 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2008
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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (with an Introduction by Chris Riddell)
Lewis Carroll
A book that's chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the March Hare and the... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2008
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The Secret Garden (with an Introduction by Sophie Dahl)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
This is a book that fires the imagination with its bewitching and magical qualities and one that every young girl will absolutely love. There's an Introduction by Sophie... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2008
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Treasure Island (with an Introduction by Eoin Colfer)
Robert Louis Stevenson
This is a much-loved favourite classic - and here are the thoughts of no less than four of our favourite authors, who all selected it ! June... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2008
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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (with an Introduction by Darren Shan)
Mark Twain
This is a wonderful adventure of three boys from very different worlds. At the heart of the story is the relationship between Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, white and... Featured in: 11+ readers | Black History Month | Books about Slavery | The Classics | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2008
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A Little Princess (with an Introduction by Adeline Yen Mah)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Chosen by Jacqueline Wilson. Step into the shoes of Sara, a girl with a lively imagination who although well-mannered is absolutely no angel, as fate determines her fortune. Transformed... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Laureates' Picks | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2008
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The Wizard Of Oz (with an Introduction by Cornelia Funke)
L Frank Baum
Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her dog Toto into a magical world that unfurls before you. A classic with more magic on every page than almost... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2008
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Little Women (with an Introduction by Louise Rennison)
Louisa May Alcott
Laugh and cry with the March family. Meg, the sweet-tempered one, Jo, the smart one, Beth, the shy one and Amy, the sassy one. Despite their lack of money... Featured in: 11+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2008
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Black Beauty (with an Introduction by Meg Rosoff)
Anna Sewell
What a ride. No child can fail to laugh and cry in equal measure as they jump on for the ride of a lifetime with Black Beauty. His... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2008
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Reader ReviewedGoodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian
A heart breaking and heart warming story of a special friendship that grows between Willie Beech, evacuated to the country to avoid the Blitz on London, and Tom Oakley, the reserved old man who takes him in. Willie has been... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books vs Films | The Classics | 11+ readers | Pack a Puffin Book | Schools | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Odyssey
Homer, Geraldine McCaughrean
This is Homer's classic tale of Odysseus' 10-year voyage back home to his wife Penelope in Ithaca after the Trojan war. It tells of his encounters with the Cyclops,... Featured in: 13+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/1997
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Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell
A favourite book chosen by Philip Pullman, along with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: "Indispensable. The great classic beginning of English children's literature". Stepping through the Looking Glass, Alice enters... Featured in: 9+ readers | Alice 150th | The Classics | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/1994
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D. Taylor
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the classic story of a girl growing up in the deep South. _____________ Puffin Fact! After graduating from the University of Toledo, Mildred D. Taylor spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps,... Featured in: 11+ readers | The Classics | 13+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Neverending Story
Michael Ende
The international bestselling fantasy adventure of a lonely boy's quest to save a magical land from evil. Puffin Fact! The first word in each chapter following the Prologue is in alphabetical order. Download more Puffin Facts here! _____________ Dear... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Robert C. O'Brien
A wonderful fable which makes readers reconsider any prejudices they may have about rats! Mrs Frisby needs to move home quickly when the farmer threatens to plough up the field where her home is. But everything goes wrong and she... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle
Meg needs to find her scientist father who has mysteriously gone missing. With her little brother Charles and friend Calvin, Meg travels by tesseract, a wrinkle in space-time, on a treacherous journey that leads them into space and to the... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Trumpet of the Swan
E. B. White
Louis the cygnet may be unable to utter a sound unlike her siblings and his parents but Louis is determined to overcome this impediment by learning to read and write. If at first you don't succeed then try again and... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedTarka the Otter
Henry Williamson
This is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes.... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Stuart Little
E. B. White
This is the enchanting tale of no ordinary mouse, Stuart Little, who is small in size but enormous in spirit. Funny and touching, it is a story that can be read on many levels - aloud to a very small... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedStig of the Dump
Clive King
When Barney falls down the cliff of the chalk pit he lands in what might be a rubbish dump. But the dump turns out to be the home of Stig, a cave-boy who turns what he finds to good use.... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Smith
Leon Garfield
Smith is a sort of artful dodger character of his time. Set in 18th century London, this is the story of a 12 year old and how, having pickpocketed an elderly man only to see him immediately murdered realises he... Featured in: 11+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Ursula Moray Williams
A charming collection of stories featuring a witch's kitten who is spurned because Gobbolino would rather be a kitchen cat than a witch's one. But for Gobbolino that's not easy to do because the people in the neighbourhood are not... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Family from One End Street
Eve Garnett
Winner of the 1937 CILIP Carnegie Medal The seven Ruggles children grow up in a household with little money but a lot of action! There's Kate who spoils her expensive and brand new school uniform on a trip to the... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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A Dog So Small
Philippa Pearce
Award winning Philippa Pearce captures a child's longing – and need – for a dog perfectly in this brilliant imaginary story. Ben has always wanted a dog. In fact, he wants one so much that he makes an imaginary one... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedCharlotte's Web
E. B. White
How a wise spider saves a young pig from slaughter is the most touching of animal stories. Fern saves Wilbur, the runty little piglet of the litter from her... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | Pack a Puffin Book | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Cay
Theodore Taylor
Beautifully written, this novel won every award imaginable in the USA when it was published. It is a tense, dramatic and compulsive survival adventure that rivals Robinson Crusoe. This though also touches heavily on prejudice and how the young white... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Carrie's War
Nina Bawden
When bombs start falling on London, Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales. Living with Mr Evans, who has little interest in children, and his kind sister Lou, everything about their new life is strange and different... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Borrowers
Judith Elkin, Sian Bailey, Mary Norton
A magical adventure story of an alternative, small-scale life as lived by Pod, Homily and their daughter Arrietty who could be any family - except that they are so tiny that they can live under the floorboards. Protected by a... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 7+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Back Home
Michelle Magorian
Intensely moving this is the story of a young girl coming to terms with getting to know her family again, including a little brother, having been evacuated to America for the duration of WW2. Sometimes sad but also uplifting as... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Annie
Thomas Meehan
A timeless tale that despite its 1933 setting resonates so brilliantly with kids reading it today. Not only beautifully written but the characters are handled with great sensitivity and aplomb. _____________ Puffin Fact! The iconic character Annie first appeared as the... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Tales of the Greek Heroes
Roger Lancelyn Green
Chosen by April 2012 Guest Editor, Charlie Higson: "I've always loved myths and legends. Greek, Roman, Norse (not so interested in the Egyptians, it must be said), as well... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2009
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The Land of Green Ginger
Noel Langley
A welcome reissue of a classic title that is perfect for reading aloud to all those who enjoy magical adventure laced with knockabout humour. Aladdin, hero of the story of the magic lamp, has a son Abu Ali who is... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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Faber Classic

The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler
Gene Kemp
A well-deserved winner of the Carnegie Medal in 1978, The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler remains as fresh as ever in this attractive new edition. Twelve year old Tyke, who has a reputation as something of a troublemaker, tells the... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Peacock Pie A Book of Rhymes
Walter de la Mare
The poems that make up this collection were first published in 1913 but it was not until 1946 that it was published, as it is in this new edition, with Edward Ardizzone's illustrations. Though de la Mare's poems describe a... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Nonsense Limericks
Edward Lear
An attractive volume of Edward Lear's best-loved and timeless limericks all of which are brilliantly realised in Arthur Robins witty illustrations. The collection opens with: “There was an Old Man with a beard,/ Who said, “It is just as I... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Christmas Books 2014 | 5+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 06/11/2014
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The it Doesn't Matter Suit and Other Stories
Sylvia Plath
Deliciously funny and touching, Sylvia Plath's three wonderfully fresh and original stories were originally written for her own children but remain as delightful as ever. The title story, in which Max gets the very special suit he has always craved,... Featured in: 5+ readers | The Classics | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/11/2014
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Reader ReviewedWatership Down
Richard Adams
Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds. It tells the story of a group of rabbits - of Fiver,... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | Schools | Pack a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Children of Green Knowe Collection
Lucy M. Boston
Set in a beautiful and magical place, this is an award-winning classic story of a friendship that stretches across centuries as Tolly, newly arrived at Green Knowe, his great grandmother's old wonderfully atmospheric house, makes friends with Alexander, Toby and... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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The Iron Woman
Ted Hughes
The late Poet Laureate's sequel to his iconic The Iron Man is beautifully produced in this new edition which also includes the original illustrations. The Iron Woman comes on a mission blazing with a terrifying anger. She has heard the... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2014
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Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
A welcome reissue of an original and highly imaginative classic. Marianne is stuck in bed for six weeks following an illness. Seemingly with nothing to do, she is sure she'll be terribly bored. But then she finds a special pencil... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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The Iron Man
Ted Hughes
One of the most dramatic and exciting stories of all time, this classic modern fairy story by the former Poet Laureate takes on the biggest theme of all time: how the world can be saved. Here, it is the strange... Featured in: 11+ readers | The Classics | 13+ readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 07/11/2013
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The Faber Book of Nursery Stories

A welcome return for a collection of all kinds of stories which will make perfect bedtime reading. Originally published in the 1960s, the collection includes traditional favourites such as Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling and modern classics such as Ted... Featured in: 5+ readers | The Classics | Christmas 2013 | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2013
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
T. S. Eliot
The world-famous rhymes starring cats such as Macavity the Mystery Cat and Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat are beautifully presented in this edition with illustrations by Axel Scheffler best-known for his pictures of the Gruffalo. Perfect for reading out loud, the... Featured in: 5+ readers | Audio Books | The Classics | Christmas 2013 | 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Poetry | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2013
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Faery Tales
Carol Ann Duffy
Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, brings her gifts as a poet to this enchanting collection of all kinds of fairy stories. Familiar favourites such as The Emperor's New Clothes and Rumpelstiltskin are vigorously and freshly told while also conveying a... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Christmas Books 2014 | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 06/11/2014
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Frances Lincoln Classics

Ballet Stories
Margaret Greaves, Lisa Kopper
Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Coppelia – these are just some of the eight classic ballet stories that are beautifully retold in this attractive volume illustrated by Lisa Kopper. All the romance and tragedy which fuels these stories and makes... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Christmas Books 2014 | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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The Odyssey
Rosemary Sutcliff
The Odyssey, Homer's second epic adventure, tells the story of Odysseus as he travels home from the war in Troy. His adventures on his travels include his meetings with the Cyclops and with the dangerous sirens who lure boats onto... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | Christmas Books 2014 | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2014
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The Iliad
Rosemary Sutcliff
A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer's classic adventure story which has been vibrantly retold by the late Rosemary Sutcliff who adds her own story-telling magic to Homer's original. The stories which led to the Greek's siege of Troy, which include... Featured in: 13+ readers | The Classics | Christmas Books 2014 | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2014
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Aesop's Fables
Beverley Naidoo
Witty and wise, Aesop's fables are perfect short stories with a powerful message for readers of all ages. In this beautifully illustrated edition Beverley Naidoo includes favourites such as The Lion and the Mouse in which a tiny mouse begs... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Christmas Books 2014 | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2014
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Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Sally Pomme Clayton
A beautiful edition of ten of the best loved Greek myths, each exquisitely illustrated by Jane Ray, are gathered together is this lovely edition. The story of Pandora and her box which she is told not to open; Pegasus, the... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | | Christmas Books 2014 | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/06/2014
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Tales from Grimm
Antonia Barber
Nine of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's best-known stories are retold with great fluency in this beautifully produced edition which is perfectly designed to be read aloud. Favourites, which include The Frog Prince, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White among... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Christmas Books 2014 | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/06/2014
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Tales from Hans Christian Andersen
Naomi Lewis
The Princess and the Pea and The Little Match Girl, two of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved tales, are included in this beautifully illustrated edition of his stories. Naomi Lewis's prose sparkles in the lively retellings which contain all the traditional... Featured in: 5+ readers | The Classics | Christmas Books 2014 | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/06/2014
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Egmont Heritage Classics

I am David
Anne Holm
Anne Holm's novel, first published in the UK in 1965, is one of the most honest and searing accounts for children of man's inhumanity to man. It's also one of the most hopeful. It tells the haunting story of a... Featured in: 9+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | The Classics | 11+ readers | Schools
Format: Hardback | Released 29/01/2015
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A Selection of Nonsense Verse
Edward Lear
A lively collection of Edward Lear's most popular Limericks and Nonsense Songs presented as they appeared originally with illustrations by the author. In full colour and very much of their time, the vigorous illustrations give a wonderful period feel to... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/11/2014
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Grimm's Fairy Tales
Brothers Grimm
Twenty of the Brothers Grimm best-loved tales including Snowdrop, a version of the Snow White story, and Rumpelstiltskin are retold on this beautiful edition which is richly illustrated by Arthur Rackham who brings out darkness, magic and overwhelming love –... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
One of the best loved stories in children's literature, The Secret Garden brings nature alive in the story of how Mary Lennox, a lonely, unhappy and spoilt child is transformed by finding her way into a hidden garden. Brought to... Featured in: 7+ readers | Audio Books | The Classics | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Collection
Helen Oxenbury
A perfect introduction to the wonderful world of rhymes and stories and the delight they bring. Helen Oxenbury's gentle but witty illustrations make the perfect match for simple traditional rhymes before moving on to longer traditional tales such as The... Featured in: 5+ readers | The Classics | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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Fairy Tales from Many Lands
Arthur Rackham
Arthur Rackham's detailed and richly atmospheric illustrations bring these wonderful fairy stories from across the world to life. Originally published in 1916 under the title The Allies Fairy Book, the stories retold here were gathered from the eleven countries fighting... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling's classic stories are beautifully presented in this highly attractive edition enhanced with eight stunning colour illustrations by Chris Riddell as well as by Kipling's own illustrations – including his most famous one of The Elephant's Child. Kipling's versions... Featured in: 7+ readers | Audio Books | The Classics | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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My Friend Flicka
Mary O'Hara
Set amidst the tough Wyoming ranchlands, this coming of age novel is the perfect gift for horse lovers of all ages. When Ken is given a horse of his own, he thinks his dreams have come true. But Flicka is... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | 11+ readers | Pony Mad
Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2013
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The Enchanted Wood
Enid Blyton
This beautiful new deluxe edition is the perfect gift for any Blyton fan: for seasoned readers and for a new audience. A funny, magical adventure that will delight children again and again. It is of course the first book in... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | 5+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2013
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The Animals of Farthing Wood
Colin Dann
First published as a series of shorter books, The Animals of Farthing Wood has been enthralling readers for over 30 years and has never fallen out of print. The animals must unite in adversity for this is a story about... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2013
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The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
Penelope Lively
Winner of the 1973 CILIP Carnegie Medal The Ghost of Thomas Kempe is a timeless and haunting story, critically acclaimed, this Carnegie award winning novel also made it into The Independent's ‘Top Ten Ghost Stories of all time'. Penelope Lively... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | Carnegie Greenaway | Egmont Heritage | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2013
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Kensuke's Kingdom
Michael Morpurgo
Awarding winning storyteller Michael Morpurgo spins a spellbinding yarn of survival in modern classic. Michael and his dog Stella Artois are swept overboard from their parents’ ship and swept up onto the shore of a nearby island. Michael puts all... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2013
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The Little House on the Prairie
Laura Ingalls Wilder
A classic story of childhood, Little House on the Prairie tells how Laura and Mary, their little sister Baby Carrie and their Pa and Ma pack up their home in Wisconsin and set out for the wide open prairie where... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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The Box of Delights
John Masefield
A timeless fantasy classic adventure packed full of winter magic. It is just before Christmas when Kay is given a magic box by an old man who runs the local Punch and Judy show. Kay soon discovers that the box... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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The One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Dodie Smith
Cruella De Vil, the wicked woman who steals a litter of Dalmations puppies so that she can make herself a very special fur coat is one of the most feared villains of children's fiction. The One Hundred and One Dalmations... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame's classic story of friendship and the countryside is at its best when published with the original illustrations by E.H Shepherd. The story tells of the mostly peaceful life of close friends Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger who do... Featured in: 7+ readers | Audio Books | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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National Velvet
Enid Bagnold
A classic story which captures the magic of owning a horse and the breathless excitement of racing it. Velvet Brown is horse mad and when she wins a strange piebald horse in a raffle, she knows that he is something... Featured in: 9+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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The Little Prince
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A world wide best-seller, The Little Prince was originally published over seventy years ago but it remains as original, imaginative and entertaining as ever. The Little Prince's plane crashes as he travels from an asteroid far, far away. On his... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Christmas 2013 | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and The Selfish Giant are just three of Oscar Wilde's magical short stories. These, with a further two tales, are included in this handsomely produced edition with stunning illustrations originally painted for the stories in... Featured in: 7+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2012
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The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams
One of the best-loved stories about what makes a child's toy ‘real' and how becoming real is the dearest wish of all toys in the nursery. When the handsome Velveteen Rabbit, with his spotted brown and white coat and ears... Featured in: 3+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | 5+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2012
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Classic Tales of Rupert
Alfred Bestall
This is a beautifully bound gift edition of two classic tales featuring the famous bear. This edition contains two classic Alfred Bestall stories: Rupert & The Mare's Nest and Rupert & The Lost Cuckoo. Featured in: 5+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2012
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Classic Tales of Babar
Jean De Brunhoff
Babar - Celebrating 80 years! A very welcome return to two classic stories about Babar, a baby elephant born in the Great Forest who flees to the city after his mother is shot by cruel hunters. Here he is adopted... Featured in: 3+ readers | The Classics | Egmont Heritage | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2012
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A message from Julia Eccleshare:'Each of the carefully selected titles has earned its place on each publisher’s list because it has inspired previous generations to become passionate readers. The stories have already been passed down from one generation to another and been the starting point for many other stories. All these classics selected by Lovereading4kids are the perfect way of reading the old and the new - and loving both. More titles will be added over time so you can come back again and again and indulge yourself and your children in whichever format suits you best at the time.’

Macmillan Classics:

The Macmillan Classics are beautifully produced hardback editions of some of the best-loved stories from the past. Each has a introduction by another author who, in their turn, have been influenced by the great writers of these books.

Adventures in Imagination with Puffin Classics:

A Puffin Book will stay with you forever. Maybe you'll read it again and again, or perhaps years from now you'll suddenly remember the moment it made you laugh or cry or simply see things differently. Adventurers big and small, rebels out to change their world, even a mouse with a dream and a spider who can spell - these are the characters who make stories that last a lifetime.

Frances Lincoln The Classics:

The Frances Lincoln Classic range, all in hardback format, are each exquisitely illustrated by notable artists including Jane Ray and Emma Chichester Clark.

Faber Classics:

Faber and Faber are one of the last great independent publishing houses in London. This is a new collection of Faber Classics, beautifully presented and illustrated by some of our best loved, award winning illustrators. Perfect to complete any child's bookshelf.

Egmont Heritage Children’s Classics:
Egmont Heritage
A great read is forever – The Egmont Heritage list includes some of the most highly acclaimed and bestselling children’s books of all time. Published in beautiful, high-quality hardback editions, with cloth quarter binding, head and tail bands and ribbon, the Egmont Heritage range will build into a library of some of the most famous titles in children’s literature.


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