Young Readers

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
31 July 2020
Ever thought of loneliness as an occupational hazard? Charlie Mackesy, author of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse  on what counts, and why. Did you go to art school or take art lessons? I really wanted to be a sculptor, so I went to study anatomy, strangely, in America in the early 90’s. I mainly learnt about...
Ten of the Best Monster Books For Kids
08 May 2020
Scaly, smelly and scary – get ready to meet all kinds of crazy and colourful characters in these 10 monstrous books. These terrible tales will have your imagination running wild and the characters running for cover!   The Creakers by Tom Fletcher   The monsters living under Lucy Dungston’s bed are called the...
Roald Dahl Writing Competition Winner
16 September 2016
The Dream-Catcher By Kiara Wales Uplands Preparatory School   Firstly, I should explain that I am no ordinary person. I am Veegalpoff Fapollacci, creator of the jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, fantastic, gasp-worthy, mind blowing dream machine. My dreams are sent to children around the world to fill their imaginations with...
Win one of ten hampers of Wimpy Kid stationery
11 April 2014
Big kids, little kids, naughty and shy kids alike will simply love these gorgeous journals, mini journals, magnetic pads and notebooks – all of which are based on the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.   Our favourites include the hardcover book journal with blank pages which are based on Greg’s...
And a very happy birthday to…
20 March 2014
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR who celebrates a very special landmark birthday in 2014 – he’s 45!   After 45 years, Eric Carle's much-adored, beautifully illustrated story of the caterpillar that becomes a beautiful butterfly continues to be embraced by new generations of children and parents around the world...

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