Tony Ross - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world. Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat's Kid was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. He lives on the Welsh border.

Born in 1938 in Wandsworth, South London, Tony Ross never though about a career in art, but says he fell into it after his dream of being a cowboy disintegrated when a letter he wrote to John Wayne was never replied to.

After Liverpool College of Art, Tony became an art director at an Advertising Agency but after a particularly bad day in the office he gave up his job to go into teaching at Manchester Polytechnic.

His first book was published in 1976 and as well as his own, he has illustrated over 1000 books for authors such as Roald Dahl, David Walliams, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin, which are published all over the world. His series of books written with Jeanne Willis featuring the extra terrestrial teacher, Dr Xargle, has established a huge following of fans. As has his fantastic and fun illustrations in the Horrid Henry series. A TV adaptation of his much-loved Little Princess series is currently showing on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

Author photo © Mark Guest @ The Bookseller

 

Featured books by Tony Ross

The New Football Coach

The New Football Coach

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Dominique Demers Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Miss Charlotte - the new coach of a children's football team - has some odd methods to prepare them for the big match. She decides to teach them to lose! And to have fun. Incredibly, it seems to work, as the kid who was always useless on the pitch suddenly scores a screamer in practice. But will their hopes of victory be dashed when the ambitious star player decides to join the other team? 

Cannibal Curse

Cannibal Curse

5+ readers

Author: Francesca Simon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/07/2015

The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories in which Horrid Henry triumphantly reveals his guide to perfect parents, reads an interesting book about a really naughty boy, and conjures up the cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books. Read by Miranda Richardson

Cannibal Curse

Cannibal Curse

5+ readers

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/07/2015

The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories in which Horrid Henry triumphantly reveals his guide to perfect parents, reads an interesting book about a really naughty boy, and conjures up the cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books. Read by Miranda Richardson

Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse

Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse

5+ readers

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories; Horrid Henry's Bake-Off sees Henry and Margaret go head-to-head in a hotly contested baking competition, Henry triumphantly reveals his top tips in Horrid Henry's Extra Horrid Guide to Perfect Parents, he reads an interesting book about Evil Evie, a really naughty girl not too dissimilar to himself in Horrid Henry's Bad Book, and conjures up an ancient cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother in Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.

Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book

Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

A big, bad puzzle book - 64 pages of wordsearches, mazes, jokes and more, featuring everyone's favourite naughty little boy, Horrid Henry.

Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss

Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss

5+ readers

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2011

Ideal as a gift, this edition includes ten popular stories about Horrid Henry and his brother Perfect Pete including favourites such as Horrid Henry and the TV Remote as well as an extract from his diary, a list of Henry’s Horrid bedtime thoughts and fact file of Henry’s Top Triumphs – each one more dastardly than the one before.   

Robin Hood All at Sea

Robin Hood All at Sea

9+ readers

Author: Jan Mark Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2011

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 7+. Fabulous twist on the Robin Hood story from Carnegie Medal winner Jan Mark. Robin Hood's not content with being No. 1 Most Wanted man in Sherwood. So he decides to become a fisherman! But soon realises it won't be as easy as he thought - How will the famous Robin Hood cope with pirates, sea sickness and grumpy sailors? Fun comedy.

Other books by Tony Ross

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Theatre Ghost

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Theatre Ghost

Author: Pamela Butchart, Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

A second, action-packed Secret Seven adventure by prize-winning author Pamela Butchart, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross. The Secret Seven are excited to be chosen as extras in a local play, but during the opening performances things go seriously wrong. Could someone be trying to sabotage? The cast and crew are adamant that a theatre ghost must be causing the mysterious accidents, but the Seven aren't convinced. It's up to the gang and their spaniel Scamper to find out who is really behind the mischief - and why! Set in the same world and time as the original stories by Enid Blyton, both Mystery of the Skull and this fantastic new book satisfyingly extend the series for fans old and new. Both stories are brought to life by Tony Ross's brilliant illustrations throughout. Join the Secret Seven for more mystery, excitement, friendship and FUN than ever before! Read all 15 stories in the original Secret Seven series ... Also look out for Secret Seven Brain Games - a fun and tricky puzzle book! * Enid Blyton (R), The Secret Seven (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale)

Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale)

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2019

Everyone loves Goldilocks' hilarious online videos, but in her quest to get more likes, more laughs and more hits, she tries something a little more daring: stealing porridge #pipinghot, breaking chairs #fun, and using someone else's bed #sleep. What will Daddy Bear do when he sees that online? A hilarious cautionary tale for a new generation of internet-users from the prize-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, the third of its kind following Chicken Clicking and Troll Stinks.

The World's Worst Children 2

The World's Worst Children 2

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2019

The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams' bestseller The World's Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross. If you thought you had read about the World's Worst Children already, you're in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! This gorgeous collection of ten stories from the master himself, David Walliams, will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don't know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! Gloriously illustrated in full colour throughout by artistic genius Tony Ross, The World's Worst Children 2 is a side-splitting companion to David's blockbuster hit, The World's Worst Children, and the perfect gift for kids aged 9 and up.

The World's Worst Children

The World's Worst Children

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2019

From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters; all in a gorgeously gifty FULL COLOUR format! Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! * Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! * Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! * And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! Also featuring a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes this collection of wickedly funny, deliciously mischievous tales, illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross.

Eric and the Striped Horror

Eric and the Striped Horror

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2019

Eric is an ordinary boy who loves football, and hates tests. Unluckily, a big test is coming up! Then his Auntie Rose sends him a very strange present from her travels in South America: an ugly, stinky, stripy jumper with magical powers. It can turn the wearer into a genius, so long as it is never washed. Eric finds the jumper really does have a miraculous effect on his brain power - but can there be too much of a good thing?

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy Book 22

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy Book 22

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2018

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry can't stand it when Perfect Peter loses a tooth before him. Why should Peter get a pound from the Tooth Fairy and not Henry? And then Henry has a brilliant idea. He will trick the Tooth Fairy.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret Book 8

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret Book 8

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2018

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret cook up trouble making Glop!

Geronimo

Geronimo

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

The brand-new HEARTWARMINGLY HILARIOUS children's picture book from NUMBER ONE bestselling David Walliams. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. Meet Geronimo - the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only - and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can't fly... or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true. A delightfully topsy-turvy book with an uplifting message about following your dreams - another blockbusting classic from David Walliams and Tony Ross!

Pecyn David Walliams i Blant Hyn

Pecyn David Walliams i Blant Hyn

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2018

A Shakespeare Story: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Shakespeare Story: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2018

The course of true love never did run smooth... A magical retelling of Hermia, Helen, Demetrius and Lysander's classic story - and of the impish fairy Puck, who meddles in their tangled web of love with hilarious consequences... With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, and Love and Magic in A Midsummer Night's Dream. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

The Ice Monster

The Ice Monster

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2018

From No. 1 bestselling children's author, David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure yet! Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross. This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammoth... Read all about it! Read all about it! ICE MONSTER FOUND IN ARCTIC! When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster - a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole - she's determined to discover more... A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime - from London to the heart of the Arctic! Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams' biggest and most epic adventure yet!

The Ice Monster

The Ice Monster

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2018

From No. 1 bestselling children's author, David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure yet! Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross. This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammoth... Read all about it! Read all about it! ICE MONSTER FOUND IN ARCTIC! When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster - a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole - she's determined to discover more... A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime - from London to the heart of the Arctic! Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams' biggest and most epic adventure yet!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Hike

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Hike

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2018

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Henry absolutely, positively HATES hiking...so when his parents force him on a family hike, he'll do whatever it takes to make it miserable for everyone else too... A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestselling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

The Nights Before Christmas

The Nights Before Christmas

Author: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

This lavishly produced book is the perfect keepsake gift to treasure. Fully illustrated in colour throughout by acclaimed illustrator Tony Ross, The Nights Before Christmas has twenty-four classic festive tales, songs and stories to read throughout Advent or keep as a family Christmas anthology. There are festive extracts from much-loved books including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame; yuletide poems ('A Visit from St. Nicholas') and carols ('Good King Wenceslas'), together with traditional tales from Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. This is the ultimate gift for Christmas.

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Meet the accident-prone T-Rex. First he loses his glasses, then he has one disaster after another: he can't tell his breakfast toast from a slipper, then he mistakes a prehistoric owl for his bath towel! A laugh-out-loud tale from legendary picture book duo Willis and Ross. Praise for Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross: Rhyming books don't get better than Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross The i Paper

Bah! Humbug!

Bah! Humbug!

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens' beloved classic. In a school theatrical production of A Christmas Carol , the boy who plays Scrooge is extra nervous because his very busy father is in the audience. However, it's likely his father won't stay for the duration, due to business. As always. Will the classic story's message of Christmas cheer and family love reach his father's distracted heart?

Horrid Henry Ghosts and Ghouls

Horrid Henry Ghosts and Ghouls

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

What has mummies and monsters, bogey babysitters and demon dinner ladies? It can only be a Horrid Henry Halloween story collection! In fact, it's Henry's spookiest collection yet, filled with his most hilariously horrid and frighteningly funny adventures. Featuring: Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter Horrid Henry Casts a Spell Horrid Henry and the Fangmangler Horrid Henry and the Monster Movie

Gruesome Ghosts (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Gruesome Ghosts (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian is fascinated when the new girl at school says that her grandparents' house is haunted. As the local specialist detective, it is up to Damian to solve the mystery! He agrees to spend a night in the house to see the ghostly figures for himself - but all is not what it seems . . . Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Henry's class are on a spooky school trip to the local museum, but could there be a terrifying zombie vampire on the loose? Henry soon has his classmates believing Miss Battle-Axe and Miss Lovely might be scarier than they seem . . . A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestselling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

Spycatcher (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Spycatcher (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian Drooth decides to help a friendly old man who believes that his precious and hard-won inventions are being ripped off by an unscrupulous neighbour. Naturally the meeting of Young Inventors is a good place to start - and using all his cunning, Damian is out to uncover the bad guy . . . Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Boogie Bear

Boogie Bear

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/07/2018

From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes a hilarious and heartwarming picture book, brilliantly illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross, and read by the author himself. This book and CD edition comes with audio read by the author himself! Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can't get any worse. But they can... Much worse! An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference - in all its forms.

Horrid Henry School's Out

Horrid Henry School's Out

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

School's out so have a super summer with Horrid Henry! A great value collection of six favourite Horrid Henry summer stories in one book, with loads of fun activities at the back to keep boredom away. Join Henry as he creates havoc at the swimming pool, goes on stage at the coolest concert ever, and faces Moody Margaret in the battle of the Purple Hand Gang vs The Secret Club -- plus much, much more! Featuring: Horrid Henry and the Secret Club Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine Horrid Henry and the Swimming Lesson Horrid Henry Reads a Book Horrid Henry and the Pirate Party Horrid Henry Rocks

Tadpole's Promise

Tadpole's Promise

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Where the willow meets the water, a tadpole met a caterpillar. They gazed into each other's tiny eyes and fell in love. 'Promise me that you will never change', the caterpillar says. And foolishly, the tadpole promises. But as the seasons pass and he matures, his legs grow, and then his arms - and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting the butterfly he has just eaten, he little realises that now he will never know!

Dog Snatchers (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Dog Snatchers (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! When a neighbour's dog goes missing, Damian and his gang of detective apprentices are called in to help find it. But Damian's ideas - from supergluing 'Missing' posters in the front window of the newsagent's to setting up a decoy dog - don't quite work out. Will Damian be able to sniff out the missing hound? Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

How To Be a Detective (No. 1 Boy Detective)

How To Be a Detective (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian thinks it's time to pass on his amazing detective skills. On an outing ot the library to teach his eager trainees how to look for criminals, they hit the jackpot: a suspicious-looking lady who is checking out a book called Loot. But what will happen when the kids try to apprehend their suspect? Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

There's a Snake in My School!

There's a Snake in My School!

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture book for children of 3 and up. Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet... Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn't think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas... Introducing a spectacularly slithery new picture book packed with mischief and mayhem from two superstars!

Rhyw Ddrwg yn y Caws

Rhyw Ddrwg yn y Caws

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2018

Gangsta Granny Limited Gift Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

Gangsta Granny Limited Gift Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

David Walliams' bestselling book Gangsta Granny has gone FULL COLOUR in a brand-new anniversary edition. This beautiful new gift book is the perfect present for children of any age, and contains an introduction from David Walliams himself. Available for a limited time only! Gangsta Granny is one of David Walliams' best-loved and critically acclaimed books - heartfelt and uplifting, it has been successfully adapted for both stage and screen. A highly collectable edition for fans old and new.

Not Just a Book...

Not Just a Book...

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

A book is not just a book. It can be so many things, a hat or as a building block, a flower press or a fly-swatter. But books are so much more than that. They can make you feel, they can take you anywhere, they can make you laugh and can teach you anything you want to know.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's School Fair

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's School Fair

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Henry is sick of never winning ANYTHING, so when he gets the chance to cheat his way to an amazing prize at the school fair, he just can't resist. But sometimes winning isn't all it's cracked up to be . . . A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

Bad Dad

Bad Dad

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . . A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big - and winning! This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

Horrid Henry's Jolly Holidays

Horrid Henry's Jolly Holidays

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Celebrate a truly horrid Christmas with Horrid Henry and this festive storybook bind-up. Packed with six favourite Horrid Henry stories, plus bonus content to make sure Christmas is stuffed full of cheeky festive fun. This is the perfect stocking filler for Horrid Henry fans everywhere! Stories included are: Horrid Henry and the Dinner Guests Horrid Henry's Hike Horrid Henry Robs the Bank Horrid Henry Goes Shopping Horrid Henry's Invasion Horrid Henry's Horrid Weekend

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Christmas

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Christmas

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Henry's doing some secret Christmas present-swapping in this hilarious festive Horrid Henry story, perfect for Early Readers. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Henry is sick of his slimy cousin Stuck-Up Steve getting the best presents every Christmas, but maybe this year he can do something about it...

Bah! Humbug!

Bah! Humbug!

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens' beloved classic. In a school theatrical production of A Christmas Carol , the boy who plays Scrooge is extra nervous because his very busy father is in the audience. However, it's likely his father won't stay for the duration, due to business. As always. Will the classic story's message of Christmas cheer and family love reach his father's distracted heart?

Spooky Night! (The Not So Little Princess)

Spooky Night! (The Not So Little Princess)

Author: Wendy Finney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Princess Rosie is woken in the night by a very strange noise. Just what could it be? Together with her best friend Ollie she goes on a hunt round the royal castle to find out. It's going to be a very spooky night!

The Bear Who Went Boo! Book and Toy Gift Set

The Bear Who Went Boo! Book and Toy Gift Set

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/10/2017

A bear-illiantly funny adventure from Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, this special gift set includes a cuddly toy to play with. At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go... BOO! But this little bear cub doesn't always know when to stop... Presenting a mischievous new picture book packed with snow and surprises, from two standout talents! This extra special set includes your very own cuddly bear to play with. A perfectly brilliant gift!

Troll Stinks!

Troll Stinks!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they discover the number for a troll. Grandpa Gruff says all trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?

The Racehorse Who Disappeared

The Racehorse Who Disappeared

Author: Clare Balding Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2017

Penguin presents the audio download edition of The Racehorse Who Disappeared written and read by Clare Balding. Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...

Horrid Henry Summer Fun

Horrid Henry Summer Fun

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Get ready for some super summer mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories. Join Henry for a scorching summer as he does what he does best - causes mischief! Featuring hilarious stories, plus totally awesome puzzles and summer jokes. Featuring: Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret Fluffy Struts her Stuff Horrid Henry's Wedding Moody Margaret's Sleepover Perfect Peter's Horrid Day Horrid Henry's Bake Off The perfect summer holiday read for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

There's a Snake in My School!

There's a Snake in My School!

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 24/07/2017

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture book for children of 3 and up. Hilariously read by the author himself. Warning: very silly sound-effects included! Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet... Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn't think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas... Introducing a spectacularly slithery new picture book packed with mischief and mayhem from two superstars!

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

This spellbinding collection brings together nine classic adventure stories, each one as thrilling as the last. Travel to far-off lands with fantastical beasts and powerful sorcerers, do battle with dastardly villains and uncover ancient treasure guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. From the heroics of Jason and Hercules, to the bravery of Robin Hood and the cunning of Ali Baba, this is a book full of excitement, surprise and adventure. Told by renowned storyteller Tony Bradman in a lively, humorous style and fully illustrated throughout by the incomparable Tony Ross, this beautiful hardback book, complete with a foiled jacket, will make the perfect gift. Stories included are: Jason and the Golden Fleece King Arthur's Beginnings Aladdin Hercules and the Monstrous Cacus Sinbad the Sailor George and the Dragon Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Theseus and the Minotaur Robin Hood

Where's Horrid Henry?

Where's Horrid Henry?

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

A fun-packed full colour Horrid Henry picture book with illustrated scenes, stuffed with tricky things to search for and find. Featuring 32 pages of fiendish things to spot, join Henry and his friends (and evilest enemies!) on their awesome adventures - from birthday parties and camping trips to hiding out at a spooky haunted house. With a challenging checklist of things to spot, this is Henry's most horrid challenge yet! The question is, where's Horrid Henry? Perfect for existing Horrid Henry fans, as well as fans of activity books such as WHERE'S WALLY?, WHERE'S THE MEERKAT? and WHERE'S SANTA?

Sammy and the Starman

Sammy and the Starman

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Sammy is thrilled when he finds a tin y space rocket in the park . And even more thrilled when he discovers its owner, Jax, a very small and very irritable 300-year-old spaceman. Can Sammy save Jax from the greedy clutches of his nosy neighbour and help him get home? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool - but Lucinda Belinda felt it was her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticising big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma's) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she decides it's her mission to make-over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what's inside - as Lucinda Belinda discovers!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Armbands at the ready as Henry causes chaos in a mischievous bid to escape his dreaded swimming lesson with Soggy Sid. A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

The Bear Who Went Boo!

The Bear Who Went Boo!

Author: David Walliams Format: Board book Release Date: 12/01/2017

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure for children of 3 and up. At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go... BOO! But this little bear cub doesn't always know when to stop... Presenting a mischievous new picture book packed with snow and surprises, from two standout talents!

Pecyn David Walliams i Blant Iau - Yr Eliffant a'r Hipo

Pecyn David Walliams i Blant Iau - Yr Eliffant a'r Hipo

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2016

Where's Horrid Henry?

Where's Horrid Henry?

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A fun-packed full-colour Horrid Henry picture book with illustrated scenes, stuffed with tricky things to search for and find. Featuring 32 pages of fiendish things to spot, join Henry and his friends (and evilest enemies) on their awesome adventures - from birthday parties and camping trips to hiding out at a spooky haunted house. With a challenging checklist of things to find, this is Henry's most horrid challenge yet! The question is, where's Horrid Henry? Perfect for existing Horrid Henry fans, as well as fans of activity books such as WHERE'S WALLY?, WHERE'S THE MEERKAT? and WHERE'S SANTA?

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Christmas Ambush Book 37

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Christmas Ambush Book 37

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Santa's in for a shock in this hilarious Horrid Henry Christmas story, perfect for Early Readers. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Henry has a horrid plan to make sure he gets all the presents he wants on Christmas Day - he's going to kidnap Santa!

Horrid Henry's Merry Mischief

Horrid Henry's Merry Mischief

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Celebrate a truly horrid Christmas with Horrid Henry and this festive storybook bind-up. Packed with six favourite Horrid Henry stories, plus bonus content to make sure Christmas is stuffed full of cheeky boredom-busting fun. Featuring: Horrid Henry's Bad Present Horrid Henry's Thank You Letter Horrid Henry Eats a Vegetable Horrid Henry's Rainy Day Horrid Henry and the TV Remote Horrid Henry's Grump Card This is the perfect stocking filler for Horrid Henry fans everywhere!

The Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2016

Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for... the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning... When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward... But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime! The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward - and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone.

Aliens Stole My Dog

Aliens Stole My Dog

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. What's out there? First David finds the mysterious CD-rom in the school playground. Next, there's a spaceship in his garden, and his dog, Hairy Spice, disappears. Who else have the aliens kidnapped? Why have they chosen David to help them? And will he be able to save the world? This book provides the ideal first step into longer fiction for fans of Ian Whybrow's HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS stories.

Horrid Henry's Crafty Christmas Things to Make and Do

Horrid Henry's Crafty Christmas Things to Make and Do

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Get ready for a crafty Christmas with Horrid Henry and this advent activity book, packed full of fiendishly festive things to make and do. With 32 full-colour pages of crafts, activities, quizzes and games, have hours of fun and prepare for a totally awesome Christmas - Horrid Henry-style! Make your own Purple Hand Gang wrapping paper, try your hand at Henry's cracking Christmas crackers, and learn how to write the perfect letter to Santa - those presents are in the bag! The perfect pre-Christmas purchase for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

A Footballer Called Flip

A Footballer Called Flip

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2016

Jack Lewis is short. REALLY short. So short, in fact, that Mr Bullock, the St Saviours football coach, doesn't want him on the team. But when Mr Willis discovers Jack's 'footballing brain' ... and Jack's mum steps in with a few tips ... it looks like the School Cup may be just the beginning!

The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

Author: Clare Balding Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 22/09/2016

Charlie Bass is a horse-mad nine-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when her eccentric parents announce that they are going to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled. The horse they buy, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even trot round the field without his best friend, Percy, a naughty palomino pony, at his side. But Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion - he just needs the right motivation... A classic, funny animal story perfect for fans of Dick King-Smith and My Family and Other Animals.

The Bath Monster

The Bath Monster

Author: Colin Boyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2016

As your bath water drains down the plughole, that slurping sound is the Bath Monster - dirty bath water is his SECOND favourite food. No one wants to find out what his FIRST favourite food is... until Jackson decides he doesn't believe in the Bath Monster any more, and he is never going to have a bath again. Starving, the Bath Monster comes to see Jackson and it turns out his FIRST favourite food is... not little kids, but mud pies!

Horrid Henry's Lucky Dip Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

Horrid Henry's Lucky Dip Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Ten favourite stories - and some brand-new material - in this hilarious new full colour compilation gift book, now in paperback. This is the perfect gift purchase for parents and grandparents of Horrid Henry fans. Take your pick with this lucky dip of Horrid Henry stories, from making a monster movie, giving Mum the perfect Mother's Day and staging his very own Olympics, to getting his revenge on one of his most evil enemies - you're guaranteed the best of Horrid Henry's awesome antics whichever you pick! Plus, check out Henry's bonus extra material, including handy guides such as 'How to Recognise a Zombie-Vampire', Henry's best story-writing tips, the Purple Hand Gang's super-secret passwords and Henry's top movie scenes featuring some familiar faces . . .

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Fangmangler Book 36

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Fangmangler Book 36

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Horrid Henry braves the terrifying Fangmangler in this hilarious story perfect for Early Readers. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. When Henry has no pocket money left to buy a Dungeon Drink kit, he comes up with an ingenious scheme to make some cash and give his friends (and enemies) a scare at the same time. But does the Fangmangler really exist? And if not, which of Henry's evil enemies is out for revenge? A funny, spooky story, perfect for Hallowe'en and all year round.

Arth a Fu'n Bloeddio Bw!, Yr / Bear Who Went Boo!, The

Arth a Fu'n Bloeddio Bw!, Yr / Bear Who Went Boo!, The

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2016

Horrid Henry's Sizzling Summer

Horrid Henry's Sizzling Summer

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Have a sizzling summer with this totally awesome great value collection of six favourite Horrid Henry summer stories in one book! Join the notorious Henry for a super summer holiday as he raids the Secret Club tent, gives Aerobic Al a run for his money on sports day, causes chaos on his first TV appearance, goes on a less-than-awesome camping trip, and much more. Featuring: Horrid Henry's Olympics Horrid Henry's Holiday Horrid Henry's Car Journey Horrid Henry Minds His Manners Horrid Henry's Raid Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb The perfect summer holiday read for mischievous boys everywhere! An ideal choice for reluctant readers and avid Henry fans alike.

The New Teacher

The New Teacher

Author: Dominique Demers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2016

Mademoiselle Charlotte, the new teacher, is not like the others: she wears a large hat and a crumpled dress that make her look like a scarecrow, and she talks to a rock. The children think she is crazy at first, but soon realize she makes school more fun than ever, getting them to measure the room with cooked spaghetti in maths class, telling fascinating stories about a gorilla and even taking the pupils on at football.

Through the Cat-Flap

Through the Cat-Flap

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2016

Thomas can't work out what goes on in the tiny minds of his toddler twin sisters. They sing all the time but never get the words right. They think cats enjoy being dressed up as fairies. But who else can Thomas turn to when they all get locked out of the house? Besides, it's a brilliant idea to pop them through the cat-flap and tell them to look for the keys. Isn't it ...?

The World's Worst Children

The World's Worst Children

Author: David Walliams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/05/2016

READ BY DAVID WALLIAMS, with Nitin Ganatra as Raj - listen to David perform these ten cautionary tales introducing a delightfully dreadful cast of characters. Are you ready to listen to the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! * Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! * Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! * And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes this collection of wickedly funny, deliciously mischievous tales, read by the author himself and Nitin Ganatra as Raj.

Horrid Henry's Gold Medal Games Colouring, Puzzles and Activities

Horrid Henry's Gold Medal Games Colouring, Puzzles and Activities

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2016

Go for gold with this utterly wicked and totally brilliant Olympics-themed colouring and puzzle book from bestselling author Francesca Simon, illustrated by David Walliams artist, Tony Ross. Full of gruesome games, puzzles and activities, plus a range of sporting scenes to colour, Horrid Henry's Gold Medal Games also features his fiendish friends and evil enemies. Offering Horrid Henry fans hours of fun, this interactive colouring book features a brand new collection of black and white illustrations from the artist of bestselling David Walliams' novels, Tony Ross.

Boy Racer

Boy Racer

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Henry's mum and dad think his new friend Gary is BAD NEWS. But Dad's got worse problems at work. If he doesn't win the charity go-kart race, he might lose his job! There's trouble ahead, that's for sure. But nobody reckons on a mystery boy racer who turns up at the track. He's got a surprise in store for everyone... Other titles in the series: YOUNG ROBIN'S HOOD; A FOOTBALLER CALLED FLIP; THE MAGIC SNEEZE; ALIENS STOLE MY DOG; WHIZZ THE FLEABAG.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb Book 35

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb Book 35

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Hold your nose! It's stinkbombs at the ready as Henry's Purple Hand Gang goes to war with Moody Margaret's Secret Club. This could get very smelly . . . A hilarious and horrid new Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

Bilal's Brilliant Bee

Bilal's Brilliant Bee

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Bilal is terrified of The Test. He can't answer any of the questions! But then Bumble the bee comes along, and he can answer any question you ask, even the really tricky ones. Then Bilal's granny suggests they go on the wildly popular TV quiz show, What's What? Win the Lot! But what will happen if Bilal and Bumble do win the lot...? A wonderfully bonkers and laugh-out loud funny story from dream team Rosen and Ross.

Eliffant Eithaf Digywilydd, Yr / Slightly Annoying Elephant, The

Eliffant Eithaf Digywilydd, Yr / Slightly Annoying Elephant, The

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2016

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: The Humbug Adventure Book 2

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: The Humbug Adventure Book 2

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2016

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. When the gang go star-gazing, they soon get bored and spy on the town - and see someone setting a haystack on fire. Will the Seven act fast enough to save the barn? In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Where Are The Secret Seven? Book 4

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Where Are The Secret Seven? Book 4

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2016

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. When the Secret Seven visit a haunted house they discover it is not empty after all. Soon, they are trapped inside. How will they escape? In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: The Secret of Old Mill Book 6

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: The Secret of Old Mill Book 6

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2016

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. Peter and Janet think Old Mill is perfect for their Seven Society meetings - until they make a startling discovery about some stolen goods. So the gang hatch a plan to wait for the thieves to come back ... In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Hurry, Secret Seven, Hurry! Book 5

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Hurry, Secret Seven, Hurry! Book 5

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2016

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. An injured signalman tries to give his rescuers an important message - but only the Secret Seven can understand it! Can the Seven act fast enough to prevent a disaster? In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: An Afternoon With the Secret Seven Book 3

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: An Afternoon With the Secret Seven Book 3

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2016

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. Peter is running the hoopla-stall, but when Fred offers him a pony ride, Scamper is left in charge. When Peter returns Scamper and the money are missing! In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Adventure on the Way Home Book 1

Secret Seven Colour Short Stories: Adventure on the Way Home Book 1

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2016

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. A big fight has broken out, and the Seven need to stop it before someone gets hurt. But is the fight all it appears to be? In addition to the Secret Seven novels, Enid Blyton wrote six short stories based on the characters which are published in The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (Hodder). The stories are also available in individual volumes, divided into chapters to make them ideal for newly confident readers. They have been illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross.

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

Author: David Walliams Format: Board book Release Date: 25/02/2016

Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents his first picture book for children of 3 and up, illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. What's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! Introducing a magnificently warm and funny picture book from two remarkable talents. Adopt your copy today!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine Book 34

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine Book 34

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Bang! Pow! The Horrid Henry Time Traveler is ready for blast off . . . And Perfect Peter had better watch out. A hilarious story perfect for Early Readers.

Nothing But Fun in Noisy Village

Nothing But Fun in Noisy Village

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2015

In the middle of the countryside, there are three farms, all in a row, where Lisa, her two brothers and their friends live. Some days they pretend to be shipwrecked pirates. Others they explore the caves across the lake, sell the cherries they've picked, or sleep under the stars after a fishing trip. One day, Lisa even takes her lamb to school! There's never a quiet day for the children of Noisy Village! A charming collection of stories from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

Horrid Henry's Lucky Dip Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

Horrid Henry's Lucky Dip Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2015

Following in the footsteps of previous gift books (HH'S DREADFUL DEEDS, HH'S HOUSE OF HORRORS, HH RULES THE WORLD, HH'S EVIL ENEMIES, HH'S WICKED WAYS, HH'S BIG BAD BOOK, HH SHOWS WHO'S BOSS, HH's TRICKY TRICKS), enjoy the best of Horrid Henry in this compilation of ten favourite stories, with brand new Tony Ross artwork and exclusive extras by Francesca Simon.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman Book 33

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman Book 33

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Frosty Freeze, the best ice cream makers ever, are having a Best Snowman Competition - and the prize is a year's supply of free ice cream. Hmmm boy, Henry can already taste it! Henry knows that only he deserves to win - but can he defeat Moody Margaret? And what will he do when worm Peter decides that he wants to join in?

Horrid Henry's Cracking Christmas

Horrid Henry's Cracking Christmas

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Count down to Christmas Horrid Henry-style with this totally awesome and great value festive gift book, packed with six favourite festive Horrid Henry stories, a Christmas survival guide and a hilarious advent joke countdown to the big day. Featuring: Horrid Henry's Christmas Play Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman Horrid Henry's Christmas Presents Horrid Henry's Ambush Horrid Henry's Christmas Horrid Henry's Christmas Lunch Plus How to Survive Christmas Chaos with Horrid Henry. The perfect festive gift book for Horrid Henry fans and mischievous children everywhere!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse Book 32

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse Book 32

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. When Henry hears the story of the terrifying ancient Egyptian mummy's curse, he can't wait to share it with Peter. But are they safe from the mummy? Or has the curse struck somewhere close to home? What's the difference between a mum and a mummy anyway? A funny, spooky story, perfect for Hallowe'en and all year round.

Horrid Henry's Tricky Tricks Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

Horrid Henry's Tricky Tricks Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Following in the footsteps of previous gift books (HH'S DREADFUL DEEDS, HH'S HOUSE OF HORRORS, HH RULES THE WORLD, HH'S EVIL ENEMIES, HH'S WICKED WAYS, HH'S BIG BAD BOOK, HH SHOWS WHO'S BOSS), enjoy the best of Horrid Henry in this compilation of Horrid Henry's most terrible tricks! In these ten favourite stories chosen from the Horrid Henry books, Moody Margaret has a sleepover, Henry finds a fool-proof way to win at Gotcha, wakes the dead, gets his own back on Stuck-Up Steve, builds the best snowman ever and finds yet more fiendishly funny ways to trick Perfect Peter. Plus, there are awesome extras including Gotcha rules, Henry's Talent Show Rap, Grump Cards and the TRUE autobiography of Henry, Lord High Excellent Majesty of the Purple Hand Gang. This is the perfect gift book for all Horrid Henry fans!

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 6: How the Bink Got Its Stink

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 6: How the Bink Got Its Stink

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

The fluffy, blue Binks are soft and sweet, but they are not the cleverest creatures in the woods. When the Snappy Fang finds out how soft and sweet they are, he starts to gobble them up one by one. Can the Binks escape the Snappy Fang? This enchanting story features illustrations by Tony Ross. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Horrid Henry's Crazy Creatures A Horrid Factbook

Horrid Henry's Crazy Creatures A Horrid Factbook

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

From multi-million-copy selling author, Francesca Simon, and David Walliams' illustrator, Tony Ross, comes the latest title in the successful Horrid Henry's Factbooks series. What's the only animal in the world to produce cube-shaped poo? What kind of lizard looks as though it has two heads? And what happens when a tarantula loses a leg? Bursting with foul facts and twisted trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything a Horrid Henry fan has ever wanted to know about animals. Gross out your family and amaze your friends with your nasty new knowledge!

Action Rhymes (My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book)

Action Rhymes (My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book)

Author: Tony Ross Format: Board book Release Date: 18/06/2015

Young children and babies will love interacting with these fun action rhymes, including This Little Piggy, Incy Wincy Spider, Pat-a-Cake, Two Little Dicky Birds and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe. This is a wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!

Animal Rhymes (My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book)

Animal Rhymes (My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book)

Author: Tony Ross Format: Board book Release Date: 18/06/2015

Young children and babies will love interacting with these classic animal rhymes, inlcuding Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Sing a Song of Sixpence and Old Mother Hubbard. This is a wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!

Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Daisy Dirt's dad is a dustman on the dole, but her mum has remarried a Duke and is a filthy rich Duchess. Poor Daisy doesn't know whether she's coming or going, whether she's rich or poor - until everything changes . . . Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

Secret Seven Top Secret Detective Notebook

Secret Seven Top Secret Detective Notebook

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

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. What makes a good detective? Strong intuition, patience, good observational skills, a logical mind, and the help of others to discuss clues and scenarios. Peter, Janet, Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin, George and Scamper (the dog) have all these skills - and so can you, if you follow the tips and advice in this handy guide. There's plenty of space for you to practise finding your way out of mazes, quickly sketching faces you might need to remember, and honing your powers of observation. With this book, no crime or strange goings-on will ever escape your notice. Every Secret Seven club and detective will want a copy. The perfect addition to the Secret Seven novels, illustrated by Tony Ross.

Tale of a Tail

Tale of a Tail

Author: Margaret Mahy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Strange and exciting things are in store when Tom and his mum move to Prodigy Street one ordinary Thursday. There's a man with a magical name, a friendly dog with a powerful, waggy tail, and some remarkable surprises when anyone makes a wish. Includes more than 50 hilarious black and white illustrations by Tony Ross, who also illustrates Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry books and David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.

Playtime Rhymes (My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book)

Playtime Rhymes (My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book)

Author: Tony Ross Format: Board book Release Date: 07/05/2015

Young children and babies will love singing along with these fun playtime rhymes, including Ring-a-Ring o' Roses, Jack and Jill, Polly Put the Kettle On, Humpty Dumpty and One, Two, Three, Four, Five. This is a wonderful book to share, and download the QR code so that you can listen along!

Happy Times in Noisy Village

Happy Times in Noisy Village

Author: Astrid Lindgren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2015

Lisa lives in Noisy Village with her brothers and their friends. With so many children living there, it's a very noisy place indeed! Lisa and her friends race their sledges on the slopes, hunt for treasure, and keep a watch for pirate ships from their robber's den. Every day is a happy day for the children of Noisy Village! A charming collection of stories from the much-loved author of Pippi Longstocking.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Comfy Black Chair Book 31

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Comfy Black Chair Book 31

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. The comfy black chair makes TV watching perfect. That's what Horrid Henry thinks ... and so does Perfect Peter. Now Henry and Peter are locked in a battle for the chair, and the TV. Only one brother can win ... but who will it be?

Mossy Trotter

Mossy Trotter

Author: Elizabeth Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Mossy Trotter is the only book for children by Elizabeth Taylor, a writer who is increasingly recognised as one of the best writers of the twentieth century. 'We - that is, Herbert and I - want you, Mossy, to be our page-boy,' Miss Silkin said, staring hard at Mossy again, as if she were trying to imagine him dressed up, and with his hair combed. Mossy went very red, and nearly choked on a piece of cake, and Selwyn laughed, and went on laughing, as if he had just heard the funniest joke of all his life. They both knew what being a page-boy meant. One of the boys at school - one of the very youngest ones - had had to be one, wearing velvet trousers and a frilled blouse.' When Mossy moves to the country, life is full of delights - trees to climb, woods to explore and, best of all, the marvellous dump to rummage through. But every now and then his happiness is disturbed - chiefly by his mother's meddling friend, Miss Silkin. And a dreaded event casts a shadow over even the sunniest of days - being a page-boy at her wedding. In her only children's book, Elizabeth Taylor perfectly captures the temptations, confusion and terrors of a mischievous boy, and just how illogical, frustrating and inconsistent adults are!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Mother's Day Book 30

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Mother's Day Book 30

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Mother's Day! Bleccch! Why isn't there a Children's Day, that's what Horrid Henry wants to know. Henry is fed up of always being outdone by goody goody Perfect Peter - but this year, he's got a plan...

Horrid Henry's Space A Horrid Factbook

Horrid Henry's Space A Horrid Factbook

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

From multi-million-copy selling author Francesca Simon, and David Walliams' illustrator, Tony Ross, comes the intriguing tenth Horrid Henry's Factbook about all things outer space. What sound does the sun make? How long would it take to travel there in a car? And how do astronauts go to the toilet? Bursting with out-of-this-world facts and cosmic trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything a Horrid Henry fan has ever wanted to know about outer space, ideal for budding scientists and astronauts and Henry fanatics alike. Readers can surprise and awe their family and friends with amazing new knowledge!

The First Hippo on the Moon

The First Hippo on the Moon

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2014

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . BLAST OFF! Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two superstars!

Daft Bat Glow-in-the-dark cover

Daft Bat Glow-in-the-dark cover

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

All the young wild animals think Bat is mad. How can she say a tree has the trunk at the top and the leaves at the bottom? Until, that is, they consult wise Owl who suggests that if they just try looking at things from Bat's point of view, they might see thing very differently.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Haunted House Book 28

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Haunted House Book 28

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 25/09/2014

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. There are spooky surprises in store for Horrid Henry and Stuck-Up Steve in this hilarious story perfect for Early Readers. Read by Miranda Richardson

Horrid Henry Sticker Book Over 200 Stickers!

Horrid Henry Sticker Book Over 200 Stickers!

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Help Henry hide horrid things in Peter's room, decorate his house for Christmas, scare Weedy William at Halloween, fill Miss Battle-Axe's classroom with nits - and lots more! A brand new interactive sticker book from Francesca Simon and Tony Ross in their prize-winning, 20-million-copy-selling Horrid Henry series. Contains more than 200 stickers.

Best Friends! (The Not So Little Princess)

Best Friends! (The Not So Little Princess)

Author: Wendy Finney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

The Not-So-Little Princess Rosie is growing up! Being a princess, she is always having to entertain new friends and she never likes them. But when Ollie, with his strange old-fashioned way of speaking, turns up at the palace one day, Rosie realises she's never met anyone quite like him before. What adventures will the two get up to? A multi award-winning TV series based on the books is currently airing on Milkshake daily and has sold to over 100 territories worldwide.

What's My Name? (The Not So Little Princess)

What's My Name? (The Not So Little Princess)

Author: Wendy Finney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Perfect for inspiring reading confidence in young bookworms, these full-colour first readers will take Tony Ross's ever-popular Little Princess to a whole new audience. The King and Queen realise they need to call the Little Princess by her real name now that she's actually not so little any more. But there's trouble . . . the Princess's real name is so awful that nobody can pluck up the courage to tell her what it is! The Princess is determined to find out her true name. But what will happen when she does . . .? A multi award-winning TV series based on the books is currently airing on Milkshake daily and has sold to over 100 territories worldwide.

We're Going to a Party!

We're Going to a Party!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

We're going to a party, disguised in fancy dress. But which of us is What or Who? It's up to you to guess! Lift the flaps of this gloriously funny book to find out which animal is wearing which fancy dress costume. But when it comes to the last page, even the animals themselves are in for a surprise . . . 'A dream team of writer and illustrator!' The Times 'The perfect pairing of Willis's rhyme and Ross's humourous illustration.' Good Book Guide

Dogbird and other mixed-up tales

Dogbird and other mixed-up tales

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2014

WOOF! Alice's new pet budgie doesn't speak. It barks! Dad says the bird must go, but what do you do with a barking budgie? OINK! When greedy Albert pinches a Mars bar, his grandmother warns him of the curse of the were-pig. Will he grow a curly tail when the sun comes out? RIBBIT! The croaking frog in the garden is driving Looby loopy! Grandad wonders if it's an enchanted prince, but Looby doesn't believe in fairy tales any more. Maybe she should just give the frog a tiny kiss . . . Three lively, funny tales from Smarties Prize-winning author Paul Stewart.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Sleepover Book 26

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Sleepover Book 26

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/07/2014

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry is in for a surprise when he tries to cause havoc on a sleepover - in this hilarious story perfect for Early Readers.

Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup Book 23

Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup Book 23

Author: Francesca Simon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/06/2014

The 23rd Horrid Henry storybook containing four brand new stories - including Horrid Henry's Ketchup, Horrid Henry's Chicken, The Revenge of the Bogey Babysitter and Horrid Henry Tells It Like It Is. Discover the one thing Horrid Henry is scared of, watch out for the return of Rabid Rebecca, find out what happens when Henry makes a film about his family and lots more in the more hilarious and horrid storybook yet. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books. Read by Miranda Richardson. Miranda Richardson has appeared in films such as THE HOURS, SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE CRYING GAME, EMPIRE OF THE SUN and HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE. TV work includes A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME, JACKANORY, Queen Elizabeth in BLACKADDER and Queen Mary in THE LOST PRINCE. She has won two SPOKEN WORD AWARDs for her inspired readings of HORRID HENRY AND THE SECRET CLUB and HORRID HENRY'S STINKBOMB audiobooks for Orion.

Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup Book 23

Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup Book 23

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/06/2014

The 23rd Horrid Henry storybook containing four brand new stories - including Horrid Henry's Ketchup, Horrid Henry's Chicken, The Revenge of the Bogey Babysitter and Horrid Henry Tells It Like It Is. Discover the one thing Horrid Henry is scared of, watch out for the return of Rabid Rebecca, find out what happens when Henry makes a film about his family and lots more in the most hilarious and horrid storybook yet. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books. Read by Miranda Richardson. Miranda Richardson has appeared in films such as THE HOURS, SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE CRYING GAME, EMPIRE OF THE SUN and HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE. TV work includes A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME, JACKANORY, Queen Elizabeth in BLACKADDER and Queen Mary in THE LOST PRINCE. She has won two Spoken Word awards for her inspired readings of HORRID HENRY AND THE SECRET CLUB and HORRID HENRY'S STINKBOMB audiobooks for Orion.

The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on His Toe and Other Bourgeois Mishaps

The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on His Toe and Other Bourgeois Mishaps

Author: Christopher Matthew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

The path trodden by the middle-aged middle classes in Britain, smooth though it may appear to the less privileged, is in reality a peculiarly dangerous one, dogged by its own set of terrors, pitfalls and opportunities for social humiliation. In The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on his Toe Christopher Matthew follows up the huge success of Now We Are Sixty with a collection of mordant, witty, cautionary verses on the subject of the British bourgeoisie and its foibles and failings. Not only can expensive, enamelled, cast-iron cookware be very dangerous in the wrong hands, but so too can Pilates, open-air opera in evening dress, weekending in Wales with a pug, gastro-tourism in Tuscany, the mid-life parachute jump as an alternative to physiotherapy, and pushing a trolley in Waitrose. As for the middle-aged Lothario's quest for a younger, Mark Two model, this can all too often end in ignominy rather than fun and games and feather boas in Cap Ferrat. Sharply observed and gloriously mischievous, The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on his Toe gently punctures the pride and sense of entitlement enjoyed by the pesto-loving middle classes.

Tale of a Tail

Tale of a Tail

Author: Margaret Mahy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2014

Strange and exciting things are in store when Tom and his mum move to Prodigy Street one ordinary Thursday. There's a man with a magical name, a friendly dog with a powerful, waggy tail, and some remarkable surprises when anyone makes a wish. Includes more than 50 hilarious black and white illustrations by Tony Ross, who also illustrates Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry books and David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.

Shakespeare Stories 4 Books in One

Shakespeare Stories 4 Books in One

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Andrew Matthews' classic retellings of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross. This special anniversary edition contains Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and Anthony and Cleopatra, reissued to celebrate 450 years since the Bard's birth. The easy-to-read writing style and fabulous illustrations bring the well-known characters and their stories gloriously to life. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare for the younger reader.

A Shakespeare Story: More Shakespeare Stories 4 Books in One

A Shakespeare Story: More Shakespeare Stories 4 Books in One

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

More of Andrew Matthews' classic retellings of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross. This special anniversary edition contains A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Hamlet and Henry V, reissued to celebrate 450 years since the Bard's birth. The easy-to-read writing style and fabulous illustrations bring the well-known characters and their stories gloriously to life. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare for the younger reader.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Sleepover Book 26

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Sleepover Book 26

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry is going to New Nick's house for a sleepover. Bliss! New beds to bounce on. New biscuit tins to raid. Henry can't wait. But will the evening turn out the way Henry expects?

Horrid Henry's Animals A Horrid Factbook

Horrid Henry's Animals A Horrid Factbook

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

How far away can you hear a lion roar? How do dolphins breathe underwater? Is it really true that elephants never forget? Bursting with weird facts and freaky trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything a Horrid Henry fan has ever wanted to know about animals. Gross out your parents, scare your little brother and amaze your friends with your new knowledge.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 16 More Pack A: One Girl School

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 16 More Pack A: One Girl School

Author: Jon Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Bernie moves to the countryside in One Girl School. On her first day at Marnover School she is the first to arriveshe is also the only pupil to arrive. Bernie finds herself in a desperate battle to save the school. But which side is Bernie on? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 16: Gulliver's Travels

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 16: Gulliver's Travels

Author: Jonathan Swift, Sally Prue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Gulliver's Travels Gulliver sets out on a long sea voyage hungry for adventure - and he isn't disappointed! After a shipwreck, he lands on an island inhabited by tiny people where he is considered a giant - but every time Gulliver thinks things can't get any stranger, they always do Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack B: Star Struck

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack B: Star Struck

Author: Debbie White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

When Harrison plays the violin it sounds like cats fighting in Star Struck. His teacher says he has no musical talent. But then Harrison gets a very special violin. It is so special that one person will do anything to take it from him. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on His Toe and Other Bourgeois Mishaps

The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on His Toe and Other Bourgeois Mishaps

Author: Christopher Matthew Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2013

The path trodden by the middle-aged middle classes in Britain, smooth though it may appear to the less privileged, is in reality a peculiarly dangerous one, dogged by its own set of terrors, pitfalls and opportunities for social humiliation. In The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on his Toe Christopher Matthew follows up the huge success of Now We Are Sixty with a collection of mordant, witty, cautionary verses on the subject of the British bourgeoisie and its foibles and failings. Not only can expensive, enamelled, cast-iron cookware be very dangerous in the wrong hands, but so too can Pilates, open-air opera in evening dress, weekending in Wales with a pug, gastro-tourism in Tuscany, the mid-life parachute jump as an alternative to physiotherapy, and pushing a trolley in Waitrose. As for the middle-aged Lothario's quest for a younger, Mark Two model, this can all too often end in ignominy rather than fun and games and feather boas in Cap Ferrat. Sharply observed and gloriously mischievous, The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on his Toe gently punctures the pride and sense of entitlement enjoyed by the pesto-loving middle classes.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Christmas Lunch Book 29

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Christmas Lunch Book 29

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 24/10/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry would much rather have pizza and chips for his Christmas lunch, and this year, he might just get his way...

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Fearsome Four Four favourite Early Reader stories

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Fearsome Four Four favourite Early Reader stories

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Full colour bind-up gift book of four Horrid Henry Early Reader stories - including HORRID HENRY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY, HORRID HENRY'S UNDERPANTS, HORRID HENRY'S NITS and HORRID HENRY AND THE FOOTBALL FIEND. Early Readers - your child's stepping stone from picture books to reading books.

Horrid Henry's World Records

Horrid Henry's World Records

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Welcome to World Records - Horrid Henry style! Horrid Henry's gizmo collection is a massive 643...but that's nothing compared to the Magnet Lady, who owns over 30,000 fridge magnets. The most words spelled backwards in a minute is 14...how many can Henry spell forwards? A British man holds the world record for eating six giant pizzas in under a minute...could Greedy Graham beat that? Weird, wonderful, hilarious and horrid, this new non-fiction book is jam-packed full of world records - and a few of Henry's own too! Essential for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter Book 9

Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter Book 9

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry hates babysitters - and he knows exactly how to make sure they never come back. That is, until he meets Rabid Rebecca, the toughest teen in town.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Homework Book 23

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Homework Book 23

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry is far too busy to bother with his stupid, boring spelling homework. He'll just have to come up with a spectacularly brilliant plan instead.

Prince Charmless

Prince Charmless

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Since the day he was born, nothing was good enough for Prince Charmless. From the moment he woke until the time he went to bed, he complained. One day all the royal servants decided they had enough of his complaining and packed their bags. The pampered prince was left to fend for himself, with some unexpected results...

Horrid Henry's Bugs A Horrid Factbook

Horrid Henry's Bugs A Horrid Factbook

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Packed with freaky facts and random trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of things you might never have wanted to know) about BUGS - Horrid Henry style!

Sammy and the Starman

Sammy and the Starman

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2013

When Sammy finds a tiny space rocket in the park, he quite naturally assumes it's a toy. Then he meets the spaceman who owns it - a postman! Can Sammy help him get home? A fun, heart-warming story perfect for young readers. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

A Monster Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1 Horrid Henry Rocks/Zombie Vampire/Monster Movie

A Monster Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1 Horrid Henry Rocks/Zombie Vampire/Monster Movie

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2013

A collection of twelve classic stories about everyone's favourite horrid boy, including the one in which Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie, The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady Book 21

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady Book 21

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry is furious! No way will Greasy Greta, the dinner lady, snatch his delicious sweets and crisps again. He tries hiding his food. He tries eating his desserts secretly. But it is no use. So Horrid Henry starts to plan his revenge...

Hippospotamus

Hippospotamus

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2013

Hippopotamus had a spotamus...on her bottomus! It's Measles! said Weasel. It's Hippopox! said Fox. It's Jungle Fever! said Beaver. But the spot on Hippo's bottomus was not a diseasel, not even a spotamus but something quite silly...

Horrid's Henry's Kings and Queens A Horrid Factbook

Horrid's Henry's Kings and Queens A Horrid Factbook

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Packed with freaky facts and random trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of things you might never have wanted to know) about KINGS AND QUEENS - Horrid Henry style!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Moody Margaret's Makeover Book 20

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Moody Margaret's Makeover Book 20

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Anything Moody Margaret can do, Horrid Henry can do better. So when Margaret starts giving her friends makeovers, Henry decides to steal - no, borrow! - her idea. He is sure he can do it much, much better. It can't be that hard to make people look really fantastic...can it?

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Moody Margaret's Makeover Book 20

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Moody Margaret's Makeover Book 20

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/01/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to young fiction. Anything Moody Margaret can do, Horrid Henry can do better. So when Margaret starts giving her friends makeovers, Henry decides to steal - no, borrow! - her idea. He is sure he can do it much, much better. It can't be that hard to make people look really fantastic... can it? Read by Miranda Richardson

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Christmas Presents Book 19

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Christmas Presents Book 19

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2012

This year, Horrid Henry has a brilliant idea for his family's Christmas presents in this hilarious story. First appearing in Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker, here the story is fully illustrated in colour in its own volume, perfect for Early Readers. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. In this festive story, Horrid Henry has a brilliant idea for his family's Christmas presents. Who says he has to BUY them at all? It's the thought that counts! Early Readers - your child's stepping stone from picture books to reading books. This one is a perfect stocking filler, even for reluctant younger readers!

Space Ace

Space Ace

Author: Eric Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2012

Billy is whisked away on a whistle-stop tour of the solar system by his grandfather, a retired astronaut. Can they brave the dangers and return intact? Billy's grandfather is a retired astronaut who likes to take Billy on trips around planet Earth. But when the ship's computer takes over, they suddenly find themselves zooming away on a grand tour of the Solar System! But when the computer system fails and Billy's grandfather is forced to pilot the ship manually through the treacherous asteroid belt! Will they make it home alive? A fast-paced story filled with loads of awesome facts about our solar system and illustrated by Tony Ross. With a reading age of 8, it is also suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Moody Margaret Casts a Spell Book 18

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Moody Margaret Casts a Spell Book 18

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2012

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry is a master hypnotist, and he's delighted when he puts Moody Margaret under his spell. But will she really do whatever he asks? Full colour illustrations from the fabulous Tony Ross on every page!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Sports Day Book 17

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Sports Day Book 17

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/07/2012

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry hates sports day. And he hates the cross-country run more than any other event. But just as he is heaving his weary bones to the starting line, he has a wonderful, spectacular idea of how to win the race. Read by Miranda Richardson

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all of Lynne Reid Banks's usual charm and humour. Tony Ross's wonderful illustrations perfectly capture the small world of Harry. `Suddenly the most awful thing happened. Something tightened around Harry's middle! He almost jumped into the air with fright...' When Harry the poisonous centipede's best friend, George, goes missing, Harry goes to find him. But dangerous things lurk outside his nest-tunnel, like flying swoopers, belly crawlers, furry biters and - most terrifying of all - Hoo-Mins!

Horrid Henry's Food A Horrid Factbook

Horrid Henry's Food A Horrid Factbook

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Packed with fun and freaky facts, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of things you might never have wanted to know) about FOOD - Horrid Henry style!

Class Six and the Very Big Rabbit Band 10/White

Class Six and the Very Big Rabbit Band 10/White

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

It's just a normal lesson on a normal day at school, except Mrs Bennet , who can do magic, has turned into a very big rabbit. The problems start when the class realise that Mrs Bennet can't change back into herself. * White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * A school website report gives children the opportunity to recount the story of Class Six and the Very Big Rabbit on pages 30 and 31. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices, Taking part.

Horrid Henry's Monster Movie Book 21

Horrid Henry's Monster Movie Book 21

Author: Francesca Simon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 24/05/2012

Four brand new stories in which Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie -- The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die, persuades Peter to hand over his stash of Grump Cards (as a brilliant scheme to get him out of the punishments his parents give him) and spends a weekend at Aunt Ruby's where he has to share a bedroom with his two arch-enemies, Stuck-Up Steve and Bossy Bill. Then when Henry's school decides to have a mini-Olympics, he sets up his own Holympics, with medals for crisp-eating, TV watching, and Burping to the Beat. Read by Miranda Richardson

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Meets the Queen Book 16

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Meets the Queen Book 16

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/05/2012

The Queen is coming to visit Horrid Henry's school. The real live Queen! Henry can't believe it. But when Miss Battle-Axe puts him in the back row, Henry is furious. Now how is he meant to find out how many TVs she has? Somehow Henry has to get himself noticed - and show the Queen just how horrid he can be...

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Author Visit Book 15

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Author Visit Book 15

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/03/2012

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. It is Book Week at Horrid Henry's school, and TJ Fizz, Henry's favourite author in the whole world, is coming in to talk to his class. So he can't believe his rotten luck when he is sent to listen to the Happy Nappy song with the Infants instead. He has to escape - but how? Read by Miranda Richardson

Burping Bertha

Burping Bertha

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

On an ordinary morning, in an ordinary flat, an up-till-now perfectly ordinary Bertha does an extraordinary burp. A burp so extraordinary, it knocks things over. A burp so humongously big that very soon it's causing havoc in the school canteen, the playground, not to mention her grandad's apple trees... Such a burptastic secret cannot stay quiet for long. And soon enough it lands Bertha her very own celebrity stardom...but is it all just a lot of hot air?

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Rainy Day Book 14

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Rainy Day Book 14

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/01/2012

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry is bored and fed up on a rainy day, until he starts to write his will. The only trouble is it is a lot more fun getting stuff from Mum and Dad than giving away his own treasures . . . Read by Miranda Richardson

Funky Phantoms

Funky Phantoms

Author: Karen Wallace Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 4: Tom, Dad and Colin

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 4: Tom, Dad and Colin

Author: Jan Burchett, Nikki Gamble Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Tom, Dad and Colin is based on the traditional tale A Man, A Boy and A Donkey, about a father, son and their donkey - called Colin in this version! On their travels they meet strangers who give them advice and they end up in a spot of bother! This humorous story written by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler and charmingly illustrated by Tony Ross will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonics progression in Letters and Sounds, enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

BAD CAT, GOOD CAT

BAD CAT, GOOD CAT

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

The stellar partnership who brought you Harry the Poisonous Centipede are back together. This is the funny story of a very naughty cat, from bestselling author Lynne Reid Banks and award winning illustrator Tony Ross Cats aren't there for people, people are there for cats. At least that's how Turk believes things should be. He takes every liberty with his family, while Peony is a model of good-catliness - until she falls under Turk's spell. Should cats be good or bad? They find out when they are left to fend for themselves after their humans are tricked into going on holiday without them. A wonderful animal adventure

Star Spooks

Star Spooks

Author: Karen Wallace Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2011

Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

'Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earthlets.' In this way Dr Xargle, our friendly alien teacher, begins to teach his class about humans and babies. This is a hysterically funny book, with a particularly wry look at the way we bring up babies: look out for the 'egg-mangle' - will you ever want to eat egg again?

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Reads A Book Book 10

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Reads A Book Book 10

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 24/02/2011

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. A reading competition? No way is Henry taking part in a reading contest. That is, until he hears the prize is a family trip to a theme park. Henry is determined to win ... but how on earth is he going to read all those books? Read by Miranda Richardson

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret Book 8

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret Book 8

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/11/2010

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret cook up trouble making Glop! Read by Miranda Richardson

Horrid Henry Rocks Book 19

Horrid Henry Rocks Book 19

Author: Francesca Simon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2010

Four new stories read by Miranda Richardson: Horrid Henry's Invasion - Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter keep invading each other's rooms. Moody Margaret's Sleepover - Moody Margaret invites all the members of the Secret Club for a sleepover, with catastrophic results. Horrid Henry's Autobiography - Miss Battle-Axe's class all have to write their autobiographies, the best to be published in the local paper. Horrid Henry Rocks - Horrid Henry wants to go to the Killerboy Rats concert while his family want to go to the Daffy and her Dancing Daisies concert.

There's an Alien in the Classroom - and Other Poems