Book List:92 titles
  • The story of a baby who is sad and sets off one day in search of a mummy. He meets a cat, a teddy, a clockwork hen and an uncle who all refuse to be his mummy but offer to help him in his search. They find a lady who has no baby and she agrees to bet...


  • Bumps in the Night is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. Despite being set in a dark dark house, this brightly coloured book is perfect for early readers! No matt...


  • Once, many years ago,there was a baby,in his pram,with his sistersand their sandwiches and lemonadeand toys . . .A lyrical and epic story about a baby and a trio of toys, and their adventure on the high seas. Beautifully told by master storyteller Al...


  • Bertie Bun was born to be a baker. His mum is a baker. His dad is a baker. Even his grandparents were bakers. But Bertie has a big problem - he's bored of bread! He wants to be a butcher's boy, or a bus-driver's boy or even a balloonist's boy - and h...


  • Mr Creep the Crook is a bad man, and all his family are bad too - even Growler, his dog. But when he escapes from jail and heads to the seaside, he finds out that being bad is not such a good idea after all. . .The 'Happy Families' series is designed...


  • Mrs Vole the vet has one son, two daughters, three cats, four dogs and no husband.Really, she has everything she needs and she works very hard - no job is too big, too small or too high - but her children think that what she really needs is a boyfrie...


  • One of the classic Happy Families stories written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Faith Jaques.Mr Tick loves teaching his six children at their little school. But then they hear news that all small schools must close, so Mr Tick starts teaching s...


  • A classic Happy Families story written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Andre AmstutzMrs Lather is getting quite worked up in her laundry. She hates washing socks, she hates washing vests, she really doesn't much like washing trousers or dresses e...


  • This is the story of Alison Hubble Who went to bed single . . . And woke up double! A tale of MATHEMATICAL MAYHEM from magnificent illustrator Bruce Ingman and master storyteller Allan Ahlberg! Alison Hubble is shocked when she wakes up to find a twi...






  • Daisy Dirt's dad is a dustman on the dole, but her mum has remarried a Duke and is a filthy rich Duchess. Poor Daisy doesn't know whether she's coming or going, whether she's rich or poor - until everything changes . . . Based on the classic 'Happy F...


  • Mr Creep the Crook is a bad man, and all his family are bad too - even Growler, his dog. But when he escapes from jail and heads to the seaside, he finds out that being bad is not such a good idea after all. . . The 'Happy Families' series is designe...


  • Here is an announcement! The train approaching platform two is full of stolen goods . . . Mr Track is the train driver, and Mrs Track is the driver's wife. Toby Track is their little boy and he is exceptionally good at jumping onto stolen trains and ...


  • Mrs Vole the vet has one son, two daughters, three cats, four dogs and no husband. Really, she has everything she needs and she works very hard - no job is too big, too small or too high - but her children think that what she really needs is a boyfri...


  • Master Money the Millionaire is a hilarious book by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Andre Amstutz. Master Money is a very rich little boy indeed. When he's only four years old, he finds buried treasure in his garden. When he's five, he finds buried ...


  • Miss Jump the Jockey is a hilarious picture book by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Andre Amstutz. Miss Josie Jump the jockey can't wait to gallop in a race like her mum, her brother and even her grandma, but everyone says she's too young. But then gra...


  • For anyone who can't see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it! 'Not eating an ice-cream Or riding a bike No - kicking a ball Is what I like.' 'What I like best, yes, most of all in my whole life is . . . kicking a ball. A ...


  • A brand new, bigger, edition of an Ahlberg Happy Families classic. Mrs Wobble LOVES her job as a waitress but, oh dear, there's one big problem - she wobbles!! And when she wibbles and wobbles and drops jelly everywhere, it's time for a new job! Luck...


  • From the comic duo behind The Runaway Dinner and The Pencil comes a day in the life of a loaf of bread, told slice by yummy slice. Early in the morning the baker bakes a delicious loaf of bread. So delicious, in fact, that by the time the sun goes...


  • A classic fairy tale is wittily retold by the celebrated Allan Ahlberg, with charming illustrations by his daughter, Jessica Ahlberg. Everyone knows what happened when Goldilocks met the three bears. But when she encounters a whopping thirty-three...


  • Janet and Allan Ahlberg's classic, The Baby's Catalogue - as a sturdy board book! This board book edition of the bestselling picture book The Baby's Catalogue by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators ...


  • Welcome to the latest grand and gripping Gaskitt story, in which Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt hardly ever gets out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace! (Also starring: a brainy rat named Randolph; a barking pram...


  • One morning Mr Gaskitt puts on all his clothes, Mrs Gaskitt picks up a robber in her taxi, Gus & Gloria have trouble with a teacher, Horace the cat goes to a friend's house to watch TV and the car radio gets things wrong. What happens next is an acti...


  • One lucky morning ...Mrs Gaskitt opens the post and finds she's won a prize! Next she kisses the postman! Never mind, though - the postman is Mr Gaskitt doing his very latest job. Meanwhile, Gus and Gloria get a new teacher, Mrs Plum, with silvery ha...



  • Peepo! is the much-loved picture book classic by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.Peepo! is a modern classic that continues to delight generations of babies and toddlers and their parents A perfect gift for new babies and parents, no home should be without a ...


  • Bumps in the Night is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. Despite being set in a dark dark house, this brightly coloured book is perfect for early readers! No matter where they are,...


  • A simple, singsong text and child-friendly illustrations tell an amusing tale of a baby saved and an adventurous hero born.When you've caught a baby in a hat, what else is there to do but to sail all over the world and return, with treasure in your t...


  • The creators of THE RUNAWAY DINNER and PREVIOUSLY team up to imagine the comical world that comes to life when a lonely pencil starts to draw. "One day that little pencil made a move, shivered slightly, quivered somewhat . . . and began to draw." Wel...


  • Allan Ahlberg's five poetry books, written over a period of twenty-five years Please Mrs Butler, Heard it in the Playground, Friendly Matches, The Mighty Slide and The Mysteries of Zigomar have delighted generations of children and received man...






  • Allan Ahlberg's five poetry books, written over a period of twenty-five years – Please Mrs Butler, Heard it in the Playground, Friendly Matches, The Mighty Slide and The Mysteries of Zigomar – have delighted generations of children and received m...


  • Allan Ahlberg's The Boyhood of Burglar Bill is a nostalgic, autobiographical story about football, schooldays and growing-up in the '50s. Allan Ahlberg is the internationally bestselling author of children's classics that include Peepo! and Each Peac...


  • The team behind THE RUNAWAY DINNER reverses direction in this clever pastiche of fairy tales in which everyone lives happily ever . . . before. "Jack was running like mad in the dark woods with a hen under his arm.Previously, he had stolen the hen an...


  • Now republished in a larger format, this classic depicts amusing correspondence from one fairy tale or Mother Goose character to another, giving readers a chance to follow-up on some favorite tales. Full-color illustrations....


  • The Ghost Train is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. Despite being set in a dark dark house, this brightly coloured book is perfect for early readers! "Whoo-ooo-ooo!" It's midnigh...


  • Mystery Tour is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. Despite being set in a dark dark house, this brightly coloured book is perfect for early readers! One dark dark night the three sk...


  • Talk about fast food! A hilarious, high-speed tale from the inimitable Allan Ahlberg — catch it if you can!What happens if someone's dinner decides that, well, it doesn't want to be eaten? For a hungry little boy named Banjo and a savory sausage na...



  • You may think you know the riddle of the boy, the wolf, the sheep and the lettuce, but this book will prove you wrong. Read Allan Ahlberg's SHOCKING EXPOSE of the truth behind a story we think we all know, including: Wolf horror! Canoe shock! Fibbing...


  • Give the Dog a Bone is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. Despite being set in a dark dark house, this brightly coloured book is perfect for early readers! The dog skeleton is falli...


  • Skeleton Crew is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. Despite being set in a dark dark house, this brightly coloured book is perfect for early readers! "Zzz!" The three skeletons enjo...



  • The Black Cat is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. Despite being set in a dark dark house, this brightly coloured book is perfect for early readers! The skeleton friends go sledgin...


  • The big skeleton and the little skeleton get fed up with the dog skeleton and decide to swop him at the pet shop. They start off with a goldfish but soon get tired of him and swop him for a parrot until they get bored with him, and so it goes on. Eve...


  • It all begins when David’s family takes in a stray kitten. At least that’s what the creature appears to be. But David and his faithful dog, Billy, immediately sense something terribly amiss. Then indeed “something crazy—impossible—horrific...



  • The bestselling and much-loved children's poetry classic, Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg is celebrating its 30th anniversary! With a fresh new look for a brand new generation of school children to take to its heart, every teacher, parent and chil...


  • The bumbling, child-friendly hero of The Adventures of Bert returns to transform mundane moments and everyday tasks into "adventures" that are now even more ridiculous. We meet Bert's mother (and learn Bert's secret regarding her boiled cabbage). We ...


  • Little ones can follow along as Tilly, who simply adores treasure hunting, makes all sorts of exciting discoveries throughout the day, but when it comes time for bed, Mommy and Daddy must go on a special treasure hunt to find their precious little gi...


  • Meet Bert.Say hallo to Bert.Bert is a friendly chap who has many strange and exciting adventures. For instance, one morning as he struggles to put on a shirt, Bert falls down the stairs, out the door, and into the back of a truck, which takes him on ...






  • The Jolly Postman rides again with more real letters, and presents, too, in his Christmas postbag.This gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic celebrates a time before email with an interactive picture book full of real letters to read aloud. The ...


  • Allan Ahlberg's fanciful tale, paired with beautifully detailed artwork by Gillian Tyler, invites children to see the world from a different perspective.Here is the story Grandma tells one evening on her wide veranda steps. It has Michael and Hannah ...


  • Frances Foggarty, now in her fifties, remembers her childhood.. When she was nine her ten-year-old brother, Tom, was hit by a milk-float and killed. He returns after the funeral and Frances's story is of her new relationship with Tom, the ghost and '...


  • A breezy and entertaining tale set in the days when school desks had inkwells features a renowned, but slightly nutty, doctor, a kidnapping, some notorious criminals, a lonely girl, and an extremely humongous baby....



  • Once more the Jolly Postman rides - and flies - and shrinks! This brilliant book is the third adventure for the Jolly Postman, originally published in 1995 and now back in print! The Jolly Postman's morning is set off course when he suffers a bump to...


  • Once upon a bicycle, so they say The Jolly Postman came one day . . . Join the Jolly Postman on his rounds as he delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard f...


  • Friendly advice for reading fun included in every book!READ AND SHARE is a unique first library for parents and children that helps build early readers’ confidence. Grouped in four progressive levels, Read and Share books - available individually f...


  • This is a new Puffin edition of Allan Ahlberg's best-selling Cops and Robbers classic picture book, with a brand new look! The robbers of London town plan a desperate crime one Christmas Eve - to steal all the toys they can lay their hands on! Fortun...


  • Master Track is adopted as a baby when he is found by Mr and Mrs Track in a handbag on a railway station. Little do they realise that he's going to grow up to be a hero and rescue a train that's been stolen by Mr Creep the Crook and his family....


  • Chicken, Chips and Peas is an enchanting picture book by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo! Perfect as a bedtime story and for children learning to read! Fast Fox is determined to have ch...


  • Once upon a time there were three bears, seven dwarfs, five gorillas, a frog prince, some sleeping beauties, a wolf, a dinosaur, a mad hatter, a steamboat, four firemen on a fire engine, a considerable number of giant beanstalks – and a little boy ...


  • The creator of the Jolly Postman books revisits the traditional lullaby, as Mama, Papa, Polly, Rosie, and Granny make it a special day for the family's new little baby, captured in warm, nostalgic color illustrations....



  • This is the story of ups and downs, and tangles, in the life of the keen mountain climber, Clara Cliff. She marries, has children, divorces, remarries, has more children and all in all has more than the usual quota of family fun and adventure....




  • A breezy and entertaining tale set in the days when school desks had inkwells features a renowned, but slightly nutty, doctor, a kidnapping, some notorious criminals, a lonely girl, and an extremely humongous baby....








  • This illustrated collection of amusing poems and songs celebrating primary school life won the Signal Poetry Award in 1990.Meet Billy McBone and the Mad Professor’s Daughter, be amazed by the Longest Kiss Contest, shed a tear for the Boy Without a ...




  • Every night a new fairy tale character shows up in Dinah Price's bedroom and every night, instead of becoming exasperated, Dinah swiftly deals with the visitors by turning their tales into twists that send them running...


  • The big skeleton and the little skeleton are fed up with the dog skeleton and decide to swap him at the pet shop. They start off with a goldfish but soon get tired of him and swap him for a parrot—but soon they get bored of him too. Eventually the ...


  • ‘This is the storyOf Alison Hubble,Who went to bed single,And woke up double.’Here, in verse, are the hilariously original stories of a mighty slide, a man who fought crocodiles, a girl who doubled, a couple of baby skinners and a thing that live...



  • ‘I say, I say, I say, have you heard the story of Mrs Jolly’s Joke Shop? No? Well, here it is!’ The Jolly family love jokes and they know how to keep laughing, even when life gets tricky. Based on the classic ‘Happy Families’ card game, thi...



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    He felt a curious tingling in his hands and feet. He felt his nose becoming cold and wet, his ears becoming flappy. Eric is a perfectly ordinary boy. Perfectly ordinary that is, until the night when, safely tucked up in bed, he slowly but surely t...






  • This paperback edition of the bestselling picture book The Baby's Catalogue by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!, is filled with easily recognizable objects - perfect for your baby or to...