Gift them a book that they will treasure forever with these beautiful books, from beloved childhood classics to breathtaking poetry anthologies.
The Secret Garden
Discover this beloved children's classic, beautifully retold by award-winning Geraldine McCaughrean and with dazzling new full-colour artwork by a brilliant new artist.
When Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor, she is the most spoiled and contrary child you could ever meet. But she is also extremely lonely. Until one day, she discovers a walled garden that has been kept secret for years. With the help of a little robin, Mary unearths the key and unlocks the wonder that lies beyond the garden walls...
When Peter Pan flies into the Darlings’ room one dusky evening, he convinces Wendy and her brothers to come with him to the magical world of Neverland, where children never grow old. It’s the beginning of an amazing adventure featuring a cast of classic characters, from the mischievous Lost Boys and jealous fairy Tinker Bell, to the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate band. But will the Darlings choose to stay in Neverland or return to London to grow up like normal children?See more
When five-year-old orphan Heidi is sent to live in the Swiss Alps with grumpy Grandpa, the rest of the village take pity on her. But Heidi soon discovers that her grandpa is gentle and kind behind his scowl, and she loves her new life running wild in the mountains with the goats, the flowers and her best friend Peter. That is, until Heidi is forced to move far away to the soot and smoke of Frankfurt to be the companion to an unwell girl. Will she ever return to her true home in the mountains?See more
The Velveteen Rabbit
When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he’s snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse who explains how toys can become ‘Real’, if only they are loved enough. But when Boy is ill with Scarlet Fever, and Rabbit is thrown away, Rabbit finally discovers what it truly means to be Real.See more
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright
A lavishly illustrated treasury of 366 animal poems – one for every day of the year – with breathtaking illustrations by Britta Teckentrup that bring together all the richness and wonder of the animal kingdom.
Ranging from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation, including Roger McGough, William Blake, Dick King-Smith, Ted Hughes, Grace Nichols, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson. This is a spectacular anthology that your family will return to again and again.
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree – A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year
Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Gift of the Year 2018, this beautiful nature poetry anthology is the perfect present for any age, with gorgeous artwork by Frann Preston-Gannon.
Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by a wide variety of poets, including John Agard, William Blake, Emily Brontë, Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, John Updike, William Wordsworth and many more.