As the Victorian team battle it out against the other states for a chance to play on the hallowed MCG turf, Specky has a fight on his hands just to be allowed to play with his beloved Booyong Lions. And when his long-lost grandpa comes to visit, it's all-out war at home as well. Will he have to choose between representing his... read more
This title includes three more original stories from the Reverend W. Awdry's bestselling "Railway Series", read by Michael Angelis, narrator of TV's "Thomas & Friends". "Duck and the Diesel Engine": the other engines are getting a little tired of Duck's know-it-all attitude and are pleased when a smooth-talking engine called ... read more
The fourth installment in the riotous Schooling Around series. A very funny book about robots, making friends and falling out of windows.
In these fairy stories, the Brothers Grimm conjure up a world of fantasy, hope and good fortune where the princess meets and marries the right prince (even if he was once a frog), and the cruel witch, the arrogant wife and the greedy wolf get their come-uppance. Running Time 2 hours 20 minutes.
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A full-cast dramatisation of Kipling's classic animal adventure starring Eartha Kitt. Rudyard Kipling's famous tale tells the story of Mowgli, the 'man-cub' rescued from the tiger Shere Khan and adopted by a wolf pack. As he grows up, Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa... read more
This title presents a complete and unabridged version of this classic Dahl tale, read by Natasha Richardson. This is the funny, exciting and warm story of a special friendship between the Big Friendly Giant and the little girl Sophie. Together, Sophie and the BFG cook up an ingenious plan to rid the world of child-eating giants forever!
This is a complete, unabridged recording of this famous story of Danny and his father who outwit their greedy, rich neighbour, Mr Victor Hazell. Read by Will Young.
Complete and unabridged, this is a very special recording of this hugely popular Dahl tale, handsomely read by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons. 'Something is about to happen, James told himself.' James has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since the day his parents were eaten by an angry escaped rhinocerous outside Londo... read more
When Alice steps through the looking-glass, she enters a very strange world of chess pieces and nursery rhyme characters such as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and the angry Red Queen. Nothing is what it seems and, in fact, through the looking-glass, everything is distorted.
Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart... read more
Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee - whose thoughts Todd can hear, too, whether he wants to or not - stumble upon an area of complete silence. T... read more
What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours? Seventeen-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross ...only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as goo... read more
On a hill not too far away there is a tree. And in that tree there is a tree house. And in that tree house there is a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a giant rope swing, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a vegetable vaporiser and a free marshmallow-dispensing machine... read more
Set along the River Bank and Wild Wood of England's picturesque countryside, follow the delightful adventures of the good-natured Water Rat, the society-hating Badger, the cautious, agreeable Mole and a host of other good-hearted characters as they display more-than-human caring, kindness and patience toward their new friend,... read more
When Chris finds a baby in the cabbage patch, his life changes forever. More and more babies appear, a cabbage patch head takes control of Chris's mind, and Dad's fertiliser causes some interesting problems with the neighbours. But then, this is no ordinary cabbage patch...It could only be a Paul Jennings story. And it is. He... read more
Joe, Beth and Frannie have a visit from Connie, who just cannot believe in the Faraway Tree and the magical people who live there - Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy and the Saucepan Man. Together the children climb the tree and meet the magical friends, and visit the mysterious Land of Secrets, the Land of Giants, the Land of Tea P... read more
STORIES WITH THE LOT! Save ten lives with a paperclip, discover how a big banana can ruin your sister's holiday, make a new friend with a garbage bin, develop a taste for sheep's spleen and chips, bounce on a vampire's bed, rescue your dad from a dog and a spider, use a toilet roll to get justice, upset the neighbours with a ... read more
Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless... read more