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A Song in the Mist

A Song in the Mist

Chi is a panda who loves to listen. Being silent brings sounds to her ears: the swish of bamboo, the chitter of birds, and then one day, a new sound, gentle and sweet. The sound leads Chi to a boy, who blows breath through a piece of bamboo.

The Lights that Dance in the Night

The Lights that Dance in the Night

In this wonderfully festive picture book, Yuval Zommer imagines the Northern Lights' fleeting journey from space to Earth and how they weave a special magic for the animals and people living in the frozen lands below.

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie's Best Friend

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie's Best Friend

When Winnie moves in to her big house, it's much too quiet. Winnie invites her sisters to stay, then some unusual companions - and chaos ensues! Winnie wonders if she'll be alone forever - until she spots a scruffy black cat...

Isadora Moon and the Shooting Star

Isadora Moon and the Shooting Star

Planets, comets, stars! Isadora's class is learning all about space. So when she spots a shooting star, she decides to follow it and discovers a new glimmering friend. Her name is Nova, she is not supposed to be on Earth and, even worse, her moon kitten Pluto is lost! Can Isadora help Nova find the lost kitten before she has to fly back home?

Kitty and the Starlight Song

Kitty and the Starlight Song

Kitty would do anything instead of singing in front of her school. In Starlight Song, Kitty will learn it takes a lot of courage to be a superhero, but just as much to be an ordinary girl.

Super Happy Magic Forest and the Deep Trouble

Super Happy Magic Forest and the Deep Trouble

A new adventure is afoot for the Super Happy Magic Forest heroes when Foam, a merperson, asks for help saving the underwater city of Fishopolis.

Sky Hawk

Sky Hawk

Callum and Iona take an oath to guard the secret hidden in the forest above the dark waters of the loch. This promise is the beginning of an eternal friendship that will change more than one life.

Dark Peak

Dark Peak

One long, hot summer, two children disappear on a school trip. One child is eventually found, but Porter is worried that no one is even looking for the other, Stephen, anymore. Why can no one remember who Stephen is? What happened on the school trip? And why does Porter get the feeling that supernatural forces from deep in the past are at play?

Lightning Strike

Lightning Strike

Summer 1888 and Eliza is angry. Angry that her family never seems to have enough. Angry that conditions at the factory where she works are so harsh. Angry that no one seems to care. When Eliza speaks out, her words spark fury among the other workers and the flame of rebellion is lit. Can one girl inspire an uprising that will change her world?

Roald Dahl Scrumptious and Delumptious Words

Roald Dahl's Scrumptious and Delumptious Words

A little book full of words and phrases all about food from the delunctuous to the yucksome! Packed with toothsome wordy snippets and fun ideas from Roald Dahl's brilliant stories and characters, it is the perfect inspiration gift to help children get writing creatively and build their confidence with words.

Roald Dahl Beastly and Bewildering Words

Roald Dahl's Beastly and Bewildering Words

A little book full of words and phrases inspired by Roald Dahl's stories of fantabulous animals, frightswiping creatures and beastliness! Packed with bewildering words and fun ideas, it is the perfect inspiration gift to help children get writing creatively and build their confidence with words.

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary is now available in paperback. A dictionary of real and invented words, it reveals what words mean, where they came from and how Roald Dahl used them in his stories. It will inspire you to use words brilliantly in your own writing - whether it's a real word, a Roald Dahl word, or your own made-up one!

Oxford Roald Dahl Thesaurus

Oxford Roald Dahl Thesaurus

This is a phizz-whizzing thesaurus of words invented by No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl and hundreds of real synonyms gathered together in themes. It's jammed full of words, Quentin Blake's illustrations, and language snippets to inspire children to write about anything - from human beans to witches, to outer space, to food, giants and more!

A selection of our top series

Progress with Oxford

Progress with Oxford

A series of fun-packed activity books created to help children practise essential English and maths skills at home.

Read with Oxford

Read with Oxford

An exciting range of levelled readers for children aged 3-8, featuring the much-loved Biff, Chip and Kipper and Julia Donaldson's Songbirds.

Bond

Bond

Essential resources for SATs, 11+ and Common Entrance exams from the No.1 for exam success.

Winnie and Wilbur

A multitude of adventures with Winnie the Witch and her black cat, Wilbur.