A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
"excellent story lovely narration"
The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....
"This series has become an addiction."
Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone.... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....
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When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....
Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....
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Follow what happens when three children discover their very own enchanted wood and meet new friends Silky the Fairy, Moon-Face, and the Saucepan Man, who all live in the magical Faraway Tree. Their real adventures begin when they all climb up and discover the most exciting and peculiar lands that exist beyond the clouds at the top of the tree.
"What a wonderful book!"
Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust.
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When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight, his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance.
Penguin presents Roald Dahl's The BFG, read by actor, writer, and Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans - with some help from Her Majester, the Queen.
"David Walliams was perfect"
Penguin presents Roald Dahl's Matilda, read by multi-award-winning actress Kate Winslet. Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve....
"7YR OLD STEP-GRAND DAUGHTER'S 1ST AUDIO BOOK"
This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.
"Excellent voice acting"
A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David’s previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help….
"Very sad and touching"
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!
Not so very long ago, Eragon-Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider, was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him.
Here is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the third book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials. Bringing the saga to a thrilling close, it reintroduces familiar characters such as Lyra, Will, Mrs Coulter, and Dr Mary Malone.
"Beautiful and sad."
The thrilling second book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, read by the author and a full cast. In this stunning sequel to Northern Lights, the intrepid Lyra Silvertongue and her daemon, Pantalaimon, find themselves in a shimmering, haunted other world – Cittagazze where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. Here she meets twelve-year-old Will Parry, a fugitive from a third universe.
"Gripping from start to finish!"
Penguin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, read by Green Wing actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. The audiobooks features original music and '3D' sound design by Pinewood film studios. James Henry Trotter's parents have been eaten by a rhinoceros, so now he lives with his two repulsive aunts. One hot day something peculiar happens and an enormous peach grows in their garden.
Alfie Onion has just set off on a great adventure - but only to carry his brother's luggage. It's his elder brother, Magnifico Onion, who's destined to win their family a Happily Ever After. But when it turns out Magnifico isn't half the hero he's cracked up to be, it falls to Alfie to save the day - with a little help from his loyal dog, a talking horse and a couple of meddling magpies.
Have you ever had a loose tooth? Lucy Llama woke up one morning and her tooth was loose! She ran to the mirror and wiggled it. She ran to her mother and wiggled it. She ran to her father and wiggled it. Then she ran all the way to school to wiggle it for her friends. Knowing that she would lose her first tooth soon was exciting. Would Lucy Llama's tooth fall out on its own, or would it have help?
The Master has achieved her goal. Finally she has the Viking in her world. She gave them no other choice. She knew that the Viking and his companions would try to rescue James and Charlotte. The race to save them will take place in a strange and unfamiliar world. Peter, George, Granddad and the others must find their way to the Master's lair, battle new enemies and bring their friends back safely. Who lives in the strange forest? What lurks in the great cave system? Find out in Journey to the Other Side.
Believing in a foolish superstition, Chicken Little is convinced that the sky is falling. In her distress, she convinces a number of other animal friends that this is indeed the case. One after another, the animals join Chicken Little, soon forming a frantic pack. Fortunately, Chippy Chipmunk steps in with wise intervention. What follows confirms the importance of critical thinking and the possible dangers of gullibility.
The Victorians had a fondness for scaring their offspring straight with cautionary tales - moral stories featuring children who misbehaved and suffered the consequences. Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales are a parody of the Victorian moral fables: irresistible, irreverent and downright jolly.
The Snow Queen is one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved fairy tales. When young Kay is stolen away and cursed with a frozen heart, his closest friend Gerda must make her way across the daunting landscape (with the help of a strange assortment of people and animals) to free him from the palace of the Snow Queen.
Micah longed for a special friend that he could play with while his father was at work. Every time he and his father would walk to the supermarket, Micah would stop and wave at all of the little puppies in the pet store window. One day, Micah's father asked him if he would like to go into the pet store and look at the puppies that were for sale. Does Micah get a puppy? Which one does he choose as his new friend? Listen and find out for yourself!
"JOE!" Frank suddenly yelled behind me, but it was too late. A dark shape advanced on us from inside the doorway, and a bag was thrown over my head again. I could hear them doing the same to Frank too. Arms reached out and roughly pulled me inside....
A twig cracked. I snapped my head to the side, following the direction of the sound, and peered through the greenery. There was nothing there. As I began to turn back around, I caught the slightest motion out of the corner of my eye. Peeking out between clumps of dense vegetation, about 20 feet away, were two eyes. My skin prickled when I realized that they were staring back at me.
It felt like only minutes had passed when I woke up with a start. I glanced over at the digital clock I had placed on the nightstand; it read 3:19 a.m. I had been fast asleep for hours - what had woken me up? I raised my head to look around the room, and my heart leaped into my throat. There, standing at the foot of my bed, was a figure, looming in the darkness.
"I do have an idea. The most important thing, though," I said to Margot, Mrs. Marvin, and Catherine, "is for you to act completely normal. Our big advantage is that the thief doesn't think that anyone will check the safe until we're already back in River Heights and he or she is off the boat. The culprit has no idea that we're looking for him or her."
Compound words formulated for kids. Compounded words help kids understand their spelling and in some cases to a larger extent the meaning of these words. It also helps them formulate compound words to fit any intended concept and meaning in any sentence construction. It is valuable and useful.
"Little Lord Fauntleroy" is the first children's novel written by English playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was originally published as a serial in the St. Nicholas Magazine between November 1885 and October 1886, then as a book by Scribner's in 1886.
How to grow a gold tooth. A lesson learned by crafty little donkeys. A happy bird family returns to nest. The mystery of the disappearing woodpile. The last Grizzly Bear. A Sunday morning spent chasing rabbits. Making handmade ice cream in the middle of Mexico. And the year that Christmas didn't come. Grandpa shares these and many more stories that delight children's imaginations with laughter, mystery, surprise, and sometimes even a little sadness.
Everything changed when Mary found the book. Mary's summer vacation is almost over. It is horrible staying with Aunt Celia until she found The Book. What is that potion anyway? Why is Nicholas a spider? Why is that orange talking? Not every 11-year-old can say that she had swum with sharks, spoke with a grumpy volcano, and battled a Troll; all in one night. For Mary, the magic is just beginning. Will Mary, Nicholas, and Flip (the orange) return from the other side? Is her dream another form of death? The flight between worlds is dangerous and there are tests at every corner.
Shortly after a horrible scolding by her aunt, Jem stares moodily into the fire. Suddenly, she notices that a bit of soot has fallen from the side of the chimney, revealing an incredibly white brick. Before she knows it, Jem finds herself on an imaginative journey where toys can talk, babies do the scolding, and Santa Claus shows you his wonderful workshop.
It's almost Thanksgiving, and Dynomike's friends are dreaming of all the delicious foods they'll be eating. But Dynomike is depressed because he won't be celebrating with a big feast this year. Just when he thinks his Thanksgiving is ruined, Dynomike gets something to really be thankful for. It is easy to get caught up in the festivities of Thanksgiving and forget that not everyone is fortunate enough to celebrate. But Dynomike: Friendsgiving reveals how thinking about others at Thanksgiving can give everyone more to be thankful for.
Tut sets out to find his brother and protector, Gil, who has gone missing from their Washington, D.C., town house. Tut discovers that Gil is being held prisoner by the Egyptian god Apep. With the help of the Sun god, Ra, Gil managed to vanquish Apep thousands of years ago, and now the god is back for vengeance. It's up to Tut and his friends Tia and Henry to stop Apep before he succeeds in his evil scheme to swallow the sun and plunge the world into darkness forever.
Adam is covered in dirt. His hands are dirty. His face is dirty. And his feet are dirty. "Adam, you need a bath!" his father yells. But Adam doesn't like baths. All that soap in his eyes, soap in his ears, and soap in his mouth! He doesn't like them one bit. So while his little sister, his dog, and his cat are laughing, Adam's father outsmarts him and pops him in the tub. Little does Dad know that Adam has a few tricks of his own...and once he's in the tub, in control of the tap and the plug, the mayhem will begin!
From the multiple award-winning author of the Bird Brain Books series, this lower grade mystery series is great fun for kids 7-11 years old. Evolved Publishing presents a special edition featuring the first three books in The Pet Shop Society series of super-fun lower grade mysteries: Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle, Maddie and the Purrfect Crime, and Tyler and the Blabber-Mouth Birds.