An extremely entertaining compendium of bon mots, anecdotes, and trivia about Winston Churchill from a leading Churchill lecturer and performer -- useful for speakers, students, of history, and World War II buffs, as well as general readers.
Although Gerd Heinrich, a devoted naturalist, specialized in wasps, Bernd Heinrich tried to distance himself from his "old-fashioned" father, becoming a hybrid: a modern, experimental biologist with a naturalist's sensibilities. In this extraordinary memoir, the award-winning author shares the ways... More Info
Starring a very jolly big brown bear, this is the first book for HarperCollins from the talented author-illustrator Holly Surplice. A bear can be happy, a bear can be sad. A bear can be bored, and a bear can be glad! Life is never dull for this bear there are butterflies to chase, trees to climb... More Info
A thrilling and moving novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion By the award-winning former Children "s Laureate and author of War Horse. Dresden, 1945. Elizabeth and Karli's mother works at the... More Info
Gorgeous new bear character from the highly-regarded creator of Blue Kangaroo and Melrose and Croc. The first book in a wonderful new series exploring the experiences of the very young through the eyes of the irrepressibly endearing Humber the bear. Humber's mum is the centre of his world and he... More Info
A heart-warming, colour-illustrated novel about Kaspar the Savoy cat, from the award-winning author of Born to Run and The Amazing Story of Adolphus TipsKaspar the cat first came to the Savoy Hotel in a basket - Johnny Trott knows, because he was the one who carried him in. Johnny was a bell-boy,... More Info
WINNER of the Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year 2012. An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers.
A Stunning Novel Of World War 1. It Is So Absorbing And Atmospheric That You Will Want To Keep Reading To The End. Told Through The Voice Of A Young Soldier It Captures In 24 Hours The Memories Of His Life - With The Harsh Realisation That He Is Also Facing An Unknown Future! &A Deeply Moving... More Info
Sit around eating bamboo all day? No way! Ping wants to have wild adventures so when he hears that one lucky panda will get a chance to travel the world, he can hardly contain his excitement. But how to make sure it's him that's chosen?
Explores the reasons why irrational thought often overcomes level-headed practices, explaining the structural patterns that cause people to make the same mistakes repeatedly, with new insight into the financial crisis.
From the award-winning author of the Spy Dog series comes a wildly funny tale in HarperCollins’ Awesome Animals series – the funniest fiction, starring the wildest of wildlife from leading authors.
Tired of the royal life, Princess Bea boards a pirate ship and sets out for adventure on the high seas but soon finds she is not good at swabbing decks, cooking in the galley or keeping watch from the crow's nest. 25,000 first printing.
The second hilarious story about the irrepressible penguins of City Zoo, from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. One of the fantastic titles in the AWESOME ANIMALS series – the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors.
I had big thoughts to match the big wind. I wondered if we find the people we need when we need them. I wondered if we attract our future by some sort of invisible force, or if we are drawn to it by a similar force. I felt I was turning a corner and that change was afoot. In the little town of... More Info
The tenth collaboration between Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell celebrates the everyday bravery of trying new things for the very first time. While our spunky heroine, Frankie, learns to ride a bike, tie her shoes, make new friends, love her first dog, borrow a book from the library, say when... More Info
A brand new picture book featuring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family sports event, with hilarious results! When Paddington attends a local family sports event with the Brown family, he can't wait to try his paw at as many activities as possible. But,... More Info
No doubt about it, little brothers can be monsters. When sixth grader Jake Doolittle finds a baby on the doorstep and his mother decides to keep it, those words are more than just an expression. Instead, they perfectly describe the way his new little brother, LD, sprouts pointy ears, thick fur, and... More Info
Twin brothers Chickadee and Makoons have spent every day side by side and have done everything together since they were born—until the day the unthinkable happens and the brothers are separated. Desperate to reunite, Chickadee and his family must travel across new territories, forge unlikely... More Info
'Twas the day before Christmas and Santa was ill. In the cold winter wind he had caught a bad chill. Will Christmas be canceled? Will it come to that? "Never!" cried Santa. "Let's call Pete the Cat!" In this rockin' new spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves... More Info
There's a lot going on at the South Pole! There are slippery slopes and frozen floes and wild animals all around. But when one penguin goes looking for adventure, he doesn't see anything exciting at all going on. Could it be he's just not looking closely enough? From the creators of the Berenstain... More Info
Why is there a great big tree in the house?!? And why are all these boxes underneath it? Hey—what is that?!? Where did it come from? Uh-oh. This isn't good. . . . This isn't good at all! In this hilarious follow-up to the New York Times bestselling picture book Charlie the Ranch Dog, Ree... More Info
They know about the charm. They know about our legacies. They caught Number One, Number Two, and Number Three. They killed them all. I am Number Seven. One of six still alive. We are growing stronger. We are starting to come together. We are ready to fight. We are the last defense.
"In Paris with his parents to sell family heirlooms, 14-year-old Greg Rich suddenly finds himself 400 years in the past, and is aided by boys who will one day be known as ""The Three Musketeers."" Reprint. 40,000 first printing."
Benson Fisher escaped from Maxfield Academy's deadly rules and brutal gangs. Or so he thought. But now Benson is trapped in a different kind of prison: a town filled with hauntingly familiar faces. People from Maxfield he saw die. Friends he was afraid he had killed. They are all pawns in the... More Info
Features a tale of adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves, giant spiders, and conversations with the dragon, are... More Info
There's more to Frank than meets the eye... A quirky, witty and utterly brilliant new picture book from the creator of Marshall Armstrong is New to our School. Frank is your typical grandad, but no one has a grandad like him... If you had to stand up and talk, for one whole minute, about a member... More Info
Quirky, witty and brilliant, Marshall Armstrong is new to school and he definitely stands out from the crowd; but will he find it easy to make friends? A highly original take on a perennially popular theme from an exciting talent. Marshall Armstrong is new to our school. He looks different to me.... More Info
Starting school is full of fun in this laugh-out-loud sequel to The Cow That Laid an Egg Marjorie the cow feels quite proud when her daughter, Daisy, starts school. But lessons aren't as easy as they seem. Daisy can't hoof paint or swat flies like the other cows, and cowpat training is a disaster.... More Info
Tony Parsons has been appointed Heathrow's writer-in-residence, and the result is these seven short stories of high drama, offbeat humor, and raw emotion Here is Heathrow as it has never been seen before: a secret city populated by the 75 million travelers who pass through every year, a place where... More Info
Tales of hardship, resilience and youthful high spirits, woven together to provide a moving insight into a lost way of life, as well as a timeless testament to the experience of being young and female. n the post-war years, thousands of women left school at fifteen to work in the bustling factories... More Info
Fans of Food for Free will be delighted at this new format—ideal for carrying in a rucksack. Over 100 edible plants are featured together with recipes and other interesting culinary information. With details on how to pick, when to pick, and regulations on picking, this new format of a... More Info
Featuring the only Monster in Cutesville, LOVE MONSTER is a wonderfully warm and witty look at how sometimes, when you least expect it, love finds you... From a phenomenal picture book talent. It can be tough being the only funny-looking Monster in Cutesville, but this Monster is not one to hang... More Info
The third MEERKAT MADNESS book. Like the first two books, this hilarious animal antics adventure starring ever-popular meerkats is a funny, fast-paced, sure-fire hit. The Really Mad Mob is expanding! With new faces joining familiar ones in Far Burrow, the thrill-seeking meerkat pups have more... More Info
Read the story behind the beloved film now available in Essential Modern Classics. In Prohibition-era New York City, Fat Sam runs one of the most popular speakeasies in town but his rival Dandy Dan is trying to shut him down. Its up to the baby-faced Bugsy Malone to save the day& Packed with... More Info
Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming, uplifting tale, due to be featured in a major motion picture. Once there was a girl who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father,... More Info
Everyone knows that orphanages are horrible places. But Earwig has a surprising amount of power over everyone else at St Morwald's Home for Children, and loves it there. So the last thing she wants is to be sent to live with the very strange Bella Yaga... Earwig was left at St Morwald's as a baby.... More Info