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At Tales you find all the best books for children and young adults. Explore our wide selection and find/discover everything from the most beloved children’s books with all the famous children’s books characters to the dramatic and romantic young adult novels. Our selection contains many different genres, so we have something for every child or young adult, whenever they love fantasy, romance, or realistism. You can also find all a wide range of learning and colouring books. Start your journey here.
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  • by Stan Berenstain

    A title in the BRIGHT AND EARLY BOOKS FOR BEGINNING BEGINNERS series. Simple stories and basic concepts are humorously presented in rhythm and rhyme. Pictures that fully explain the text help even the younest children make the important connection between word and meaning.

  • - A Guide for Parents and Pupils
    by Nicholas Geoffrey Stevens

    Contains explanations of over 20 types of commonly used verbal reasoning question types. This work includes 3 thirty minute practice papers.

  • by Audrey Wood

    Twenty-four robbers display their cooking talents in this retelling of the traditional skipping rhyme.

  • by Nicholas Allan

    It's a busy year for the Queen - she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her 'at home' knickers - adorned with corgis - or her 'garden party' knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones...?Both children and adults will love this very special and endearing insight into a child's imagination, from the best-selling author-illustrator of Father Christmas Needs A Wee and Jesus' Christmas Party.Recently, the Queen visited a nursery in Norfolk and enjoyed a display based on the book:"e;...just to make it special, there was one element that was not quite so traditional: pants. These were not just any pants, either. They were the Queen's Knickers, and at Dersingham Infant and Nursery School, in Norfolk, they were put on special display in honour of their royal visitor"e; ~ Valentine Low, The Times

  • by Jane Elliott

    Packed with facts, this miniature encyclopaedia is designed to be both fascinating and fun to use and covers a vast scope of information, from the Earth, its plants and animals, to its people and discoveries.

  • by Kes Gray

    Billy's Bucket is a delightful children's book written by the renowned author Kes Gray. Published in 2004, this book is a must-read for young readers. The story revolves around the imaginative world of a boy named Billy and his extraordinary bucket. The genre of the book is children's fiction, which is a specialty of Kes Gray. His ability to weave stories that captivate the young mind is truly commendable. Published by Penguin Random House Children's UK, a publisher known for its wide range of children's books, Billy's Bucket is a testament to their commitment to quality literature for children. The book is available in English. So, immerse yourself in the magical world of Billy's Bucket, and you will not be disappointed.

  • by Rob Lloyd Jones

    Look Inside Space, an intriguing and captivating book written by Rob Lloyd Jones, takes you on an enthralling journey to the cosmos. Published in 2012 by Usborne Publishing Ltd, this book is a must-read for those who are fascinated by the mysteries of the universe. The author, with his compelling storytelling, makes the complex concepts of space easy to understand. This book belongs to the genre of educational literature and is a perfect blend of knowledge and entertainment. Immerse yourself in the vastness of space and explore the unknown with Look Inside Space. Usborne Publishing Ltd, known for its quality publications, adds another gem to its collection with this book.

  • - Usborne Young Reading: Series Two
    by Lesley Sims

    Shakespeare's enchanting comedy of magic and mix-ups, fairies and fools, chaos and confusion beautifully retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Easy reading text and delightful illustrations bring the characters and story vividly to life. Includes a guide to the characters and links to recommended websites for children to find out more about Shakespeare and the play. "e;Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme."e; - Julia Eccleshare

  • by Nicholas Allan

    The trouble is, Willy is one of 300 million sperm and they all want the same prize - an egg. It's lucky Willy is such a good swimmer ... Hilariously funny, warm, endearing and totally non-threatening - this small masterpiece presents the facts of life to young children in a unique but totally accessible way.

  • by Astrid Lindgren

    Follow the Tomten through one chilly night as he guards the farm and keeps everyone safe, even while they sleep.

  • by Eric Hill
    £8.49 - 9.99

    An adventure that allows children to join in the search for the mischievous puppy by lifting the flaps on every page to see where Spot is hiding. It features simple text and colourful pictures that can engage a whole new generation of pre-readers as they lift the picture flaps in search of Spot.

  • by Atinuke

    A collection of four linked stories of family life set in modern west Africa.

  • by Fiona Watt

    A bumper combination of the popular "Fairies" and "Princesses" titles from the Sticker Dolly Dressing series. With over 800 stickers to dress the characters for a variety of occasions, including tea parties, balls and ice skating.

  • by Angela Wilkes

    First Cookbook by Angela Wilkes is an engaging read published by Usborne Publishing Ltd in 2006. This book is a treasure trove for anyone looking to explore the world of cooking. As the title suggests, it's the perfect starting point for beginners, offering a comprehensive guide to preparing simple yet delicious meals. Angela Wilkes, a renowned author in the genre, breaks down complex cooking techniques into easy-to-understand steps. Published by Usborne Publishing Ltd, this book is not just a cookbook, but a testament to Angela's love for cooking and her commitment to empowering others with culinary skills. If you're looking to start your culinary journey, Angela Wilkes' First Cookbook is your perfect companion.

  • by Martin Waddell

  • by Satoshi Kitamura

    Travel 20,000 years into the past and discover what life as a caveman was like in this prehistoric picture book by a prodigiously talented artist.

  • by DK

    Help your little one learn colours and shapes with this delightful, touch and feel book for babies and toddlers. Explore the touchy feely pages together. Feel a silky blue butterfly, velvet red shoes, a bumpy orange, a smooth, diamond-shaped kite, and more. Look at the bright, sparkly images - from shiny green peas and a twinkly purple flower to a picture in a sparkly square frame. Help your baby to name each colour and learn the different shapes.With large word labels and one main picture per page to focus on, this baby book has a simple design that's easy for very young children to follow, helping them identify the objects, and name the shapes and colours. And every page has texture or an eye-catching shiny area to expand a baby's senses, and encourage early learning. Little ones will love turning the sturdy board pages themselves, pointing to the pictures, and feeling the tactile patches.Part of a best-selling, touch and feel series, this is a perfect first book for babies and toddlers.

  • by Berlie Doherty

    The unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children's homes.When his mother dies, Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London. He is sent to the workhouse but quickly escapes, choosing a hard life on the streets of the city over the confines of the workhouse walls.Struggling to survive, Jim finally finds some friends... only to be snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick, constantly guarded by his vicious dog, Snipe.Will Jim ever manage to be free?

  • by Eric Carle

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library by Eric Carle is a delightful and educational book published in 2009 by Penguin Random House Children's UK. This book is a part of the beloved children's literature genre. It's a charming story of a very hungry caterpillar who eats his way through a wide variety of food before pupating and emerging as a beautiful butterfly. The book is filled with Eric Carle's distinctive collage illustrations and offers the opportunity to learn about numbers, days of the week, and different types of food. This little learning library is an essential addition to every child's bookshelf. It's an engaging and fun way to introduce young readers to the world of reading. Penguin Random House Children's UK has done a fantastic job in maintaining the quality and charm of this classic story.

  • by Louisa Alcott
    £8.49 - 14.49

    A timeless classic story, Louisa Alcotts Little Women is brought to life on this abridged, downloadable audiobook by Kate Harper. Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then theres tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally theres Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures - including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.

  • by Berlie Doherty

    Will Montague is a page to Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. As the King's favourite, Will gains many enemies in Court. His enemies convince the King that Will's father has committed treason and he is thrown into Newgate Prison. Will flees Hampton Court and goes into hiding in the back streets of London. Lost and in mortal danger, he is rescued by a poor boy, Nick Drew. Together they must brave imprisonment and death as they embark on a great adventure to set Will's father free.

  • by Andrea Beaty

    New York Times Bestseller Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goalto flyRosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. But when her contraption doesn't fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie's contraption was a raging success: you can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. From the powerhouse author-illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion. Ada Twist, Scientist, the companion picture book featuring the next kid from Iggy Pecks class, is available in September 2016.Praise for Rosie Revere, EngineerComically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie's creativity at every turn.Publishers Weekly The detritus of Rosie's collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray. Kirkus Reviews This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She's an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions. BooklistAward 2013 Parents Choice Award - GOLD 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List ReadBostons Best Read Aloud Book

  • by Daisy Meadows

    A wonderful collection featuring the first seven Rainbow Magic titles.

  • by Virginia Andrews

  • by Francoise Holmes

    A colourful dictionary that comes with over 2000 words and phrases illustrated with amusing pictures of busy everyday scenes. It is arranged thematically so words appear in context with topics on "Buying Food", "At Work" and "In The Countryside" and more. It also includes a pronunciation guide to every word read by a native French speaker.

  • by Dr. Seuss

    A brand new paperback edition of this classic tale from Dr. Seuss encouraging us to take life in our stride.

  • by Struan Reid

    Explains how rocks, minerals and fossils are actually formed, what they can tell us about the past history of the earth and its future, and where you can see and find them. This book contains a field spotter's guide listing the main rocks, minerals and fossils to be seen, followed by collecting tips and advice.

  • - The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever
    by Darlyne A. Murawski

    Welcome to the hidden world of the most popular bugs on Earth. Opening the beautiful and accessible pages of this book is like turning over a series of stones under which you'll find a fascinating array of the world's coolest creepy-crawlies.

  • by Edward Lear

    Edward Lear was the greatest nonsensicalist of all time. He was the inventor of the limerick and created the Jumblies and The Owl and the Pussycat. This complete edition of Lear's nonsense verse - including the limericks, longer verses, alphabets and his own illustrations - is lovingly restored and beautifully presented, for adults and children to enjoy together.

  • by CGP Books

    A Level English Text Guide - Othello

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