Description : An enchanted wood poisoned at the roots. A girl bound by an inherited duty. And the lost traveler from another time who might help her uncover the truth. From debut author Chelsea Bobulski comes The Wood, a YA novel filled with dark mystery and atmospheric fantasy. Winter didn't ask to be the guardian of the wood, but when her dad inexplicably vanishes, she's the one who must protect travelers who accidentally slip through the wood's portals. The wood is poisoned, changing into something more sinister. Once brightly colored leaves are now bubbling inky black. Vicious creatures that live in the shadows are becoming bolder, torturing lost travelers. Winter must now put her trust in Henry—a young man from eighteenth century England who knows more than he should about the wood—in order to find the truth and those they've lost. Bobulski's beautiful and eerie young adult debut, is a haunting tale of friendship, family, and the responsibilities we choose and those we do not.
Description : Through the clouds at the top of the Faraway Tree lie the lands of the Enchanted World. When Talon the evil troll tries to steal the magical talismans that link the lands to the tree, the Enchanted World is suddenly in danger. Can Silky and her fairy friends rescue these talismans before it's too late? In Pinx and the Ring of Midnight, the Faraway fairies face their biggest test so far in the Land of the Giants. Action, danger and comedy come together with lashings of pink in this exciting adventure. But can the five friends regain the Ring of Midnight before the evil troll Talon gets his claws on it?
Description : DO MICE MAKE MUSIC? Nicole and her sister, Casey, move into an old house. Nicole things the nighttime noises she hears are nothing more than the scurrying of mice. Then she starts to hear eerie music coming through her ceiling. She realizes with a cold, clammy shiver that something far more terrifying than mice must be in the house. ... And it is up to her to find out what it is, BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!
Description : It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises. The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers?
Description : Now the subject of major Disney film starring Ewan McGregor, this is Christopher Robin in his own words. Millions of readers throughout the world have grown up with the stories and verses of A. A. Milne; have envied Christopher Robin in his enchanted world; laughed at Pooh - a bear of very little brain - and worried about Piglet and his problems. But what was it like to be the small boy with the long hair, smock and wellington boots? At the age of fifty-four Christopher Milne recalled his early childhood, remembering 'the enchanted places' where he used to play in Sussex. The Hundred Acre Wood, Galleon's Lap and Poohsticks Bridge existed not only in the stories and poems but were part of the real world surrounding the Milne home at Cotchford Farm. With deftness and artistry Milne draws a memorable portrait of his father, and an evocative reconstruction of a happy childhood in London and Sussex. The Enchanted Places is a story told with humour and modesty.
Description : Twenty-eight magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton. Follow Edward the very brave pink teddy bear as he rescues his owner, Elsie, from a dark wood. Meet a naughty toy clown who gets a nasty fright when he cooks some sweets. And feels sorry for poor Binny and Tucker as they get scrubbed in Dame Sooky's magic wash-tub. Ideal for bedtime, reading aloud or alone, these magical short stories for 5-8 year-olds will enchant a new generation of children. Look out for more O'Clock tales: Five O'Clock Tales, Six O'Clock Tales, Seven O'Clock Tales and Eight O'Clock Tales. Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of fun, adventure and magic. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's! First published in 1943, this edition contains the original text, illustrations and the following stories: The Enchanted Shoe-Lace; That Little Red Imp; The Little Fat Dormouse; The Greedy Black Golliwog; Timothy Toad; Brer Rabbit Gets in a Fix; The Polite Little Boy; The Skippetty Shoes; Jerry's Lost Temper; Mr. Tickles' Green Pen; Good Old Tinker-Dog!; Janet and Her Friends; Inside the Dolls' House; The Cross Little Girl; The Stupid Donkey; Clever Old Jumbo; A Surprise For Mr. Widdle; A Basket of Brownies; The Very Fine Tail; Mister Stupid and Too-Smart; The Little Boy Who Cried; The Pink Teddy-Bear; When the Stars Fell Down; Poor Mister Greedy!; The Great Big Dog; Get On, Little Donkey!; The Magic Wash-Tub; The Lonely Rabbit; The Little Bag of Salt; Poor Sally Simple!
Description : In this carefully thought-through anthology, Bole Butake brings Cameroonian poets of different generations, gender, regions, backgrounds and interests into conversation not only among themselves but more especially with poets from other parts of Africa and the world. This is a testament on the universality of poetry. It is an invitation for those in tune with poetry to reaffirm its magic and to spread the warmth of its embrace in celebration of a common and boundless humanity.
Description : 'As soon as I began to read, I was filled with that kind of engrossed blossoming that happens somewhere inside of you when you start a really nourishing book.' - Pandora Sykes A conversation-changing look at the social, familial, neurological, and psychological benefits of reading aloud, especially for parents and children. A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain, and imagination. Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioural research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children who are read to, whatever their class, nationality or family background. Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away. For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it's an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures. Bringing together the latest scientific research, practical tips, and reading recommendations, The Enchanted Hour will both charm and galvanize, inspiring readers to share this invaluable, life-altering tradition with the people they love most.
Description : An abridged version of the adventures of a Spanish country gentleman, considered mad, and his companion, who set out as knights of old to right wrongs and punish evil.