Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing, it became dangerous for some people to live in Germany any longer. Suppose you found, to your complete surprise, that your own father was one of those people.
That is what happened to Anna in 1933. She was nine years old when it began, too busy with her schoolwork and toboganning to take much notice of political posters, but out of them glared the face of Adolf Hitler, the man who would soon change the whole of Europe – starting with her own small life.
Anna suddenly found things moving too fast for her to understand. One day, her father was unaccountably missing. Then she herself and her brother Max were being rushed by their mother, in alarming secrecy, away from everything they knew – home and schoolmates and well-loved toys – right out of Germany...
It is hard enough being a teenager in London during the Blitz, finding yourself in love and wondering every night whether you will survive the bombs. But it is even harder for Anna, who is still officially classified as an “enemy alien”. Those bombs are coming from Germany – the country that was once her own. If Hitler invades, can she and her beloved refugee family possibly survive?
This was previously published as The Other Way Round.
New cover, new format reissue of this story about everyone’s favourite family cat, Mog
The house is full of strange bustling noises and peculiar smells. Everyone is busy hanging holly and blowing up balloons, and where is that tree going?
Disconcerted by all the unusual activities, Mog escapes to the roof, and there she stays...until, unexpectedly, she returns with a bump!
“Happy Christmas, Mog!”
Judith Kerr OBE is one of the most beloved creators of children’s books in the world.
This delightful treasury brings together five of her bestselling stories in one very special collection, including classics such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat.
The classic story about everyone’s favourite family cat, Mog!
‘Bother that cat!’
Mog always seems to be in trouble. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets that she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, Mog’s forgetfulness comes in very handy...
Berlin is where Anna lived before Hitler, when she was still a German child; before she spoke a word of English, before her family had all become refugees. Long before her happy new existence in London. But Mama is there, dangerously ill. Anna is forced to go back, to deal with questions of life and death, to face old fears, and to discover the past which she has so long shut away.
The youngest eighty-two.
They leap down from their granny van,
And there’s nothing they can’t do!
A gleeful celebration of why grannies are great!
Through wonderfully rhythmical writing and exquisite illustrations, Judith Kerr OBE shows us that there is a lot more to this grang of grey-haired grannies than meets the eye! Full of charm and laugh-out-loud fun, this is a must for every child’s bookshelf.
What do you do if you find an abandoned seal pup on a rock in the middle of the sea? Well, take it home with you to your flat, of course.
At least that’s what Mr Albert Cleghorn thought, though perhaps he hadn’t considered all the complications...
This is the story of what then happened to Mr Cleghorn and Charlie the seal in their determination to find a home for Charlie and, incidentally, happiness for them both.
Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, Mister Cleghorn’s Seal is a classic in the making from the inimitable Judith Kerr.
Mog the Forgetful Cat first appeared in 1970, and her adventures and antics have entertained generations of children ever since.
The stories included in this collection are:
Mog and the Baby
Mog on Fox Night
Mog’s Bad Thing
This entertaining book is ideal for reading at bedtime and makes the perfect for gift for fans of Mog both young and old.
Mog's peaceful day is shattered when a baby comes to visit. All Mog wants to do and sleep and play but there is no chance of that with a little baby around!
"Mog loves babies," says Mrs Thomas but suddenly Mog isn't quite so sure...
Mog the Forgetful Cat is everyone’s favourite family pet. This bumper board book is a collection of four Mog stories especially for her youngest fans!
Mog and Me
Mog in the Garden
Mog’s Family of Cats
Anna was a German child when she had to flee from the Nazis before the War. By the time the bombs began to fall she was a stateless adolescent in London, and after it was all over she became a happily married Englishwoman who thought she had put the past behind her.
This omnibus edition of the three volumes of Judith Kerr’s Hitler trilogy, tells her story beginning with the rise of Hitler in 1933 through to her return to Berlin years after the war.
In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Ehlert's rainbow of bright, bold, cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable.
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
I Am Malala. This is my story.
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive.
Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did.
Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From American Ants to a Zebra with a Zither, there are laughs in store: an elephant on eggs! A walrus in a wig!
And there's a handy alphabet down the side of each page so that everyone can keep track of where they are in the ABC's.
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the top of
the coconut tree.”
So begins the lively alphabet rhyme that children and their parents love to recite. Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault’s rhythmic chant and Lois Ehlert’s bold, cheerful art have made Chicka Chicka Boom Boom a favorite for twenty years! To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, we are offering a new lapsize board book edition of Chicka Chicka ABC that will surely delight a new generation of Chicka Chicka fans.
Share this timeless classic with a new generation of readers! The handsome retro look and the focus on the power of imagination resonate with today's parents and children, making Harold and the Purple Crayon a joy to share.
One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Harold and his crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound.
Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you. Harold and the Purple Crayon has delighted readers of all ages for decades and has lost none of its imagination-sparking wonder.
If words make up the stories and letters make up the words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories made of words, made FOR all the letters.
The most inventive and irresistible book of the year spans a mere 26 letters (don't they all!) and 112 pages. From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, Once Upon an Alphabet is a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny in a way kids can't resist, and gorgeously illustrated in a way readers of all ages will pour over, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet in a way that will forever raise the bar.
In Once Upon an Alphabet, #1 New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers has created a stunning collection of words and artwork that is a story book, alphabet book, and gorgeously designed art book all in one.
Praise for ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET:
An Amazon Best Book of 2014!
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year!
A New York Times Bestseller!
* "The silly, spare, slightly surreal text occasionally rhymes and endlessly surprises. An utterly delightful alphabet book."–Kirkus Review, starred review
* "With wry humor, equally droll ink illustrations, and a solid dose of alliteration, Jeffers creates delightful mini-narratives for each letter of the alphabet."–Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "An altogether stimulating, surprising, and satisfying reading experience."–School Library Journal, starred review
* "Whimsical, funny, occasionally tragic, and highly entertaining, this collection of (sometimes) interlocking tales is brilliantly inventive."–Horn Book, starred review
"Jeffers knows how to catch the attention of his young audience while challenging their imagination, intellect and vocabulary. This whimsical exploration of letters and language begs to be read over and over again."–BookPage
"Handsome, humorous and clad in bright tomato-red, [this] is the sort of book you may want to rush into the arms of imaginative, good-natured children between 4 and 10 years old. [T]his is no traditional abecedarian exercise.The stories are wonderfully varied, sometimes philosophical and often end surprisingly; the drawings are just as quirky and unpredictable."–The Wall Street Journal
"[W]itty from A to Z . . . no one would blame you for having a copy even if there are no kids in the house. Think of it as Edward Gorey for the preschool set — and their hip parents."–The Washington Post
From the Hardcover edition.
The best illustrated fairytales for children!
Once upon a time was a beautiful and kind girl. After her mother died, her father remarried with a mean woman who had two daughters of her own: Drizella and Anastasia. All three of them treated the young girl as their servant et named her Cinderella.
The collection "Once Upon a Time" offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.
Once upon a time was a beautiful and kind girl called Cinderella who lived with her wicked stepmother and two ugly stepsisters.
All three of them treated Cinderella very badly and made her do all the hard housework. Cinderella had to clean the floors, wash the dishes, and do the laundry. At the end of the day, exhausted, she would sit by the fireplace, near the cinders. That is why she was called Cinderella.
In the same collection:
• The Ugly Duckling
• The Brave Little Tailor
• The Tin Soldier
• The Musicians of Bremen
• Hansel and Gretel
• Three Little Pigs
• Beauty and the Beast
• Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
• The Little Thumb
• Puss in Boots
• Little Red Riding Hood
• Sleeping Beauty
• Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
• Peter Pan
With The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons--from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space.
You'll discover answers to questions like:
Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it?What is inside coins?Can a magnet ever be "turned off"?Do toilets always flush in the same direction?Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person?
You won't want to wait for a rainy day or your school's science fair to test these cool experiments for yourself!
School success starts here! Workbooks in the popular Brighter Child(R) series are packed with plenty of fun activities that teach a variety of essential school skills. Students will find help for math, English and grammar, handwriting, and other important subject areas. Each book contains full-color practice pages, easy-to-follow instructions, and an answer key.
When the girls begin planning sleepover parties for their birthdays, Daisy is dreading her own - she doesn't know what her friends will make of her rather special older sister . . .
Chock full of fun suggestions and practical strategies, 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids covers topics including bullying, school performance, perfectionism, friendships, and sibling rivalries. Fun quizzes, tip sheets, and practical Q & A sections from other gifted preteens and kids make this book fun to read and give gifted kids insight into everything they've ever wanted to know about being gifted. Proven strategies on dealing with stress management, parents' and teachers' expectations, anxiety, cyber-bullying, friendship troubles, and more make this the must-have guide for every gifted kid!
In despair, her grandmother risks everything to enroll Nasreen in a secret school for girls. Will a devoted teacher, a new friend, and the worlds she discovers in books be enough to draw Nasreen out of her shell of sadness?
Based on a true story from Afghanistan, this inspiring book will touch readers deeply as it affirms both the life-changing power of education and the healing power of love.
Starting with the angel atop the family tree, this playful Christmas alphabet is Mary Engelbreit at her exuberant best.
Harold is going on an alphabet adventure from A to Z with his trusty purple crayon! This imaginative classic story is just right for little ones learning their ABCs.
“A unique kind of ABC book.” (The Horn Book)
In How Eric Stopped Being A Bully, you will encounter the same kind of bully you feared in school, but this time, the tables have turned. This insightful book teaches kids about the power they hold within their own hands and encourages them to speak up, tell an adult and communicate their feelings about the bullies bothering them in school....
As the story unfolds, a power failure in the civic library unravels to a series of problems. Some students escape but others are trapped in the dark - Eric, a bully, is one of them. How will the kids resolve this? It will take courage and teamwork to overcome their fear of the bully.
With colorful material and a myriad of insights, this children’s book is a powerful symbolism of the simple things that people can do to change the atmosphere of school classrooms, cafeterias and hallways.
Readers will definitely be delighted to find out how all the children worked hand in hand in putting a stop to Eric's bullying ways!
The communication and teamwork between the students, their parents and the school administration is an important element of this story. The book encourages children to communicate about being bullied and to talk with their parents when bullying problems arise.
In the story the kids show remarkable courage and bravery as they try to rescue their friends and to save the bully. It's the children themselves who are the real heroes in this story and they have important lessons to teach us about forgiving a bully.
The Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards (Traditional Character Edition) kit is an introductory language Chinese learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, traditional Chinese characters, phrases, and sentences in Chinese in a fun and easy way.
The flashcards can be used as a learning tool in a classroom setting, at home, or anywhere that learning takes place, and can easily be taped around the room for an interactive way to learn Chinese. The set contains a total of 64 words, which all represent a range of sounds in Mandarin Chinese, organized into thematic categories, including: My Family, Colors, Numbers, Animals, Food, My Body, Clothes, and My Day. All of the words are illustrated—the pictures serve as effective visual aids to help children learn and remember each word's meaning. Words often reflect cultural objects and items and can be studied in any order. Learners may focus on one theme at a time or mix them up for a little more variety.