Harry and his friend Charley were eating their sandwiches and talking about the moon.
Nan says it's made of cheese, like my sandwich, said Harry. Charley disagreed. No, it's made of chunky peanut butter, like mine.
Meg, Mog and Owl make friends with a prehistoric man and Og the woolly mammoth. Og is so keen on Meg's bubble and squeak that he follows her home for another trunkful.
The bestselling MEG AND MOG stories are perfect for sharing or reading alone. Children will love exploring colours, sounds and...
Rip Van Winkle
posthumous writing of diedrich knickerbocker
By Woden, God of Saxons,
From whence comes Wensday, that is
Wodensday, Truth is a thing that ever I will keep Unto thylke day in which I creep into My sepulchre -
[The following Tale was found among the papers of the...
Iguess you think you know this story.
You don't. The real one's much more gory. The phoney one, the one you know, Was cooked up years and years ago, And made to sound all soft and sappy Just to keep the children happy. Mind you, they got the first bit right, The bit where, in the...
ABOUT THE PUZZLES IN THIS BOOK
This book contains quite a few puzzles. You can solve them if you want, although you don't have to solve them to enjoy the story. Most of the answers can be found in the back of the book. Some of the puzzles are so important to the story, however, that the answer...
Bunny Rabbit Rebus
This \ is Little Rabbit. This f§ is Mother Rabbit. And this is their story.
In this Bunny Rabbit Rebus, somé of the words, or parts of words, have been replaced with pictures. A word spelled with pictures is called a rebus.
Somé of the rebus words will be easy to read. ^...
Deep in the mountains, mist swirled over a round stone table. A unicorn was standing beside it. With a snort, it lowered its noble head and touched the table's surface with its golden horn.
The table seemed to shiver for a moment. And then its surface began to shine like a...
PUFFIN BOOKS THE HICCUPS AT NO. 13 Disaster strikes one Sunday morning in the Brown family's kitchen, when Hamlet has the hiccups. His hiccuping causes somé very unfortunate accidents, which he thinks are funny, but his mum and dad are not so amused. Dad tries a famous 'hiccup cure', but neither...
C H A P T E R
4 "T" auren! Are you ready? The Parkers JL—/ are here!' Mrs Foster said, looking out of the kitchen window.
Lauren fed the remains of her toast to Buddy, her brother Max's young Bernese mountain dog. He gobbled up the crusts with a gulp and then bounded round in front...
I wish I'd started keeping a journal a lot earlier on, because whoever ends up writing my biography is gonna have a lot of questions about my life in the years leading up to middle school.
Luckily, I remember just about everything that's happened to me since I was born. In fact,...
Scarlett Thomas has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. That's why I knew when she called me at Sisterhood Camp, during the worst week of my life, that something was wrong even before she said it. Just by her voice on the other end of the line. I knew.
'How are you feeling, Mary?' said Gran.
'I'm feeling fed up,' said Mary, and she slid down under the bedcovers.
'Careful! Watch your tray. Oh Mary, you've hardly touched that lovely bit of Steamed plaice.'
Mary wrinkled her nose under the sheet. She hated steamed plaice,...
Once upon a time in a land far away there lived a boy named Roland. And Roland was a very good boy.
Back then school hadn't been invented yet so most kids worked on their family farms all day.
But Roland's parents thought it was important for their son to get an education and to learn to play...
This is Dorrie. She is a witch. A little witch. Her hat is always crooked and her socks never match. The Big Witch is her mother, and Gink is her very own black cat. One Monday Cook was away and Dorrie was trying to think of something to do, when the Big Witch said:
The flakes came thick as TV static, muffling the growls of the Air Force van's engines as the vehicle carried the two officers toward their deadly night duty.
'Crummy day to guard the nation, huh?' Lieutenant Ulmer said. Ulmer's hands held the steering wheel with the casual ease...
'Yes,' said Tom bluntly, on opening the front door. 'What d'you want?'
A harassed middle-aged woman in a green coat and felt hat stood on his step. He glanced at the armband on her sleeve. She gave him an awkward smile.
'I'm the Billeting Officer for this area,' she began.
Pufiin Books Miss Happiness and Miss Flower Miss Happiness and Miss Flower were two dainty little Japanese dolls who came to live in the same house in England as Belinda and Nona. It was lonely for the dolls being so far from home, and Nona was lonely too because she was far away from her home in...
First day disas+er
Mrs. Brisbane opened the classroom door and soon, stu-dents started to come in.
I realized right away that something was wrong. Terribly wrong.
Mrs. Brisbane smiled as the students entered.
aTake a seat," she said. "Any seat."
I climbed up high in my cage to get a better...
Editor: Kaye Webb
The best thing about the story of Greyfriars
Bobby is that it is absolutely true. There really
was a little dog in Edinburgh called Bobby: he
was a Skye Terrier, and he loved his master, a
shepherd called Auld Jock, very dearly. When
'Hmmm/ said the dentist, poking his finger into Ryan's mouth. 'Let's have a look at this tooth then.'
Hmmm, thought Ryan crossly, as his mouth was stretched back and forth like a rubber band. I hope this dentist washed his hands this morning.
'Oh, yes,' the dentist said to Ryan's mother,...
CHAPTER One hree strides, two strides, one stride . . . Twilight soared through the air and landed safely on the other side of the jump. kGood boy!' Lauren Foster exclaimed, patting his neck. Mel and Jessica, Lauren s two best friends clapped from where they were sitting on their ponies, Shadow and...
The Grey Invader
During the war, I lived in a small village in the heart of England. We had two cats, but no dog, as my mother would not have dogs. I loved these cats dearly—John, an elderly bachelor of a cat with quiet ways and a wavy tail, and Patsy, a black cat with white paws, white...