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!
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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.
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."
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!
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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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....
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!
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"
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.
"Enjoyed over and over!"
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"
Celebrate Christmas with one of the world's best-loved storytellers. In this collection there is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the ingredients that have been delighting Enid Blyton's fans for more than 70 years.
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.
You are about to listen to the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. It is most certainly not for you. Because this audiobook is full of impossible things. Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin....
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….
"Amazing story and outstanding narating. 😘🐏"
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"
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.
Penguin presents a brand -ew recording of Roald Dahl's classic The Witches, read by Miranda Richardson. The Witches have a motto: One child a week is 52 a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. The Grand High Witch of All the World is the scariest of the lot, but one boy and the grandmother he adores have a plan to get rid of the witches for good.
Puffin presents a marvellous new celebrity reading of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. Mr Fox steals food from the horrible farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean - one fat, one short, one lean. These three crooks concoct a plan to dig Mr Fox out of his home, but they don't realise how truly fantastic Mr Fox is, or how far he'll go to save his family....
"It's the best audio book in the world"
The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner, and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie...and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?
These delightful stories capture the very essence of India. These stories are set in both the rustic setting of laid back villages, where time has almost stopped, and the modern settings of cities, where everyone is in a hurry to reach somewhere, yesterday. Simple stories, simple ideas, and simple thoughts reminds one of the simple life that once existed and is now more and more getting lost as we are drawn inexorably into the speedy web of things.
This book tells the story of Bart and his friends as they go on a hike and learn about fire safety in a way they did not expect. Bart is very careless when dealing with matches and he does not want to listen to his friends' warning. They tell him how easily a fire can get started in a forest and the harm it can do to the animals and trees. But Bart does not care too much for what they are saying about fire safety. So he goes off by himself and starts a fire to cook something to eat.
Winner of a 2015 Academic's Choice Award, here is a children's book that will help guide and inspire kids to reach their full potential. Temple Did It, and I Can Too! explains the obstacles Dr. Temple Grandin faced while growing up, then gives the rules she followed to overcome them and become a leading animal scientist.
The most magical time of the year in New York City comes in November with the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. Because of the significance of the occasion, evergreens from all around the world dream of becoming the Rockefeller Christmas tree - and young Rocky is no exception. The only problem? As a small, rather unattractive sapling, Rocky can barely compete with the more robust specimens seeking to steal the spotlight he so desperately craves.
This is another book in the series What Am I? Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids. It has challenging word games for kids of all ages. This is the second one about zoo animals. Check it out!
Shango books are based around the central character of Shango Tidbog. Shango and his friends, using magic spells, aims to help children overcome common issues. Tidbogs live in both the real world and the Dream World, where they have the power to help their special friend (the child) and confer spells upon them given by Tidbog wizards, known as Wizbogs. All the books have a common thread to improve positivity and happiness within the child.
Oliver is a cat who is on a special mission. A sweet and furry fluff-ball kitty, left orphaned and then rescued by a Christian family while they were on a road trip from Maryland to Florida, soon comes to learn of a wondrous fact. Oliver realizes that God is taking care of him, no matter what the circumstances. In fact, God takes care of all of his children and he is bursting with excitement to share this with everyone!
These delightful stories capture the very essence of India. These stories are set in both the rustic setting of laid back villages, where time has almost stopped, to the modern settings of cities, where everyone is in a hurry to reach somewhere, yesterday. Simple stories, simple ideas, and simple thoughts remind one of the simple life that once existed and is now more and more getting lost as we are drawn inexorably into the speedy web of things.
These delightful stories capture the very essence of India. These stories are set in both the rustic setting of laid back villages, where time has almost stopped, and the modern settings of cities, where everyone is in a hurry to reach somewhere, yesterday. Simple stories, simple ideas, and simple thoughts remind one of the simple life that once existed and is now more and more getting lost as we are drawn inexorably into the speedy web of things.
This is another question-and-answer game for kids. Full of fun facts about zoo animals. Kids of all ages will enjoy this!
These delightful stories capture the very essence of India. These stories are set in both the rustic setting of laid-back villages, where time has almost stopped to the modern settings of cities, where everyone is in a hurry to reach somewhere, yesterday. Simple stories, simple ideas, simple thoughts reminds one of the simple life that once existed and is now more and more getting lost as we are drawn inexorably into the speedy web of things.
The Day My Fart Followed Me to Hockey is the journey of Timmy and his best friend the Little Fart as they attend Timmy's first hockey tryouts. Chaos and laughter ensue as the Fart attempts to help out his best friend the only way he knows how.
In this, the second diary of the same Pikachu, the friends are confronted with a new enemy: Jesse, James, and Meowth, who do anything to steal Pokémon and sell them on the black market. Hear about epic Pokémon battles, group strategies, a motorcycle chase, and superpowers. Don't miss the fun, action-packed, somewhat humorous storytelling in this Pikachu diary series!
It's the summer term at Aurora House, the school where dancing dreams come true. Tash is hugely excited about the end of year performance - she can't wait to dance on a real stage for the first time, and she's desperate to win the solo role of her dreams. But her friend Dani is struggling with stage fright. Can Tash help her to shine onstage?
What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky - which, until recently, was something he'd never seen but had read all about. That's right, Isaiah can read - and write. He can also talk to humans...if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his mischief (which is the word for a mouse family) and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors and hopefully find his missing family.
The beginning of a series, Karl the Grateful Dog takes you into the mind of a pet that has been dumped by his owner. This abandoned yellow lab thinks he's too big and that no one will want him. Karl was found tied to a fence near the river. Lonely and afraid, he barked and barked until he finally gave up. A local businessman named Carl notices the depressed lab and brings him to a nearby animal shelter.