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  • 5 stars across 40 books
    Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham live in Exmouth, Devon, in a house not too far from the sea. Elspeth writes in a room on the ground floor while Mal writes in the attic. Sometimes they meet in the middle to write books like this one. It is Elspeth who finds the seeds the stories grow from. Mal is the author of teenage novels Keeper, Exposure and Carnegie Medal-winning Tamar.

    Patrick Benson has won many awards for his work, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. He has worked with both Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban and his book with Martin Waddell, Owl Babies, has sold over 12 million copies. He lives near Hawick, Scotland.
    8th September 1994

    Owl Babies

    A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mummy will always come home. A gentle tale of three baby... More

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    1st August 2017

    Owl Babies

    A special 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic, Owl Babies reassures young children that Mummy will always come ... More

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    1st February 2012

    Shadow!

    Robie H. Harris walks in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson, Frank Sinatra and Peter Pan, exploring the fascinating... More

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    13th December 2004

    The Minpins

    Little Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, th... More

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    1st April 2010

    It's a Dog's Life

    The heart-warming tale of one girl and her dog exploring farm life from War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo and awa... More

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    1st May 2009

    Little Boat

    The inspiring story of a little boat on a big adventure. This little boat struggles through terrible storms, past giant ... More

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    4th September 2008

    The Minpins

    Little Billy doesn't really believe there are monsters in the wood, but the red-hot smoke-belching gruncher is real enou... More

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    1st May 2016

    Soon

    From the illustrator of Owl Babies comes a new classic - the stunning story of a baby elephant, Raju, and his mother who... More

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    1st February 2006

    Owl Babies

    This is the story of three baby owls who wake up during the night to find their mother gone. Martin Waddell has won many... More

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    31st March 2006

    Night Sky

    Usborne Spotters Guides are perfect companions for enthusiasts of the natural world. Each title includes detailed full-c... More

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    26th May 2011

    The Willows And Beyond

    With the future of the River and the Wild Wood threatened, Mole, Badger, Ratty and even the irrepressible Mr Toad must... More

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    1st October 2001

    Willows at Christmas

    Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger return once more in a special Christmas tale from the bestselling author of The Willows in ... More

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    4th October 2004

    Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveller

    Christopher Mouse is the charming, timeless tale of a white mouse who, in the course of being bought, sold, and traded b... More

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    24th May 1995

    The Willows in Winter

    For now, in an act of homage and celebration, William Horwood has brought to life once more the four most-loved characte... More

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    6th September 2012

    Ulchabh in AGA

    A beautifully translated Irish language edition of the perennial best seller Owl Babies. An ideal first foray into Gaeil... More

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    5th September 2013

    North: The Greatest Animal Journey on Earth

    A passionate nature lover and a renowned artist trace the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the... More

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    1st October 2000

    The Sea-Thing Child

    One stormy night the sea-thing child, a draggled heap of scales and feathers, is flung up on the beach. Afraid of the wi... More

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    1st June 2009

    Moby-Dick

    Walker Ilustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated b... More

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    1st January 2015

    Soon

    From the illustrator of Owl Babies comes a new classic - the stunning story of a baby elephant, Raju, and his mother who... More

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    11th February 1998

    Owl Babies

    A big book edition of Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson's classic, reassuring tale of three loveable little owls home al... More

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    27th March 1995

    The Wind in the Willows

    The tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he disc... More

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    1st February 2012

    Shadow!

    Robie H. Harris walks in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson, Frank Sinatra and Peter Pan, exploring the fascinating... More

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    1st June 2009

    Owl Babies

    Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson's classic, reassuring tale of three loveable little owls home alone is brought to life... More

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    1st August 2017

    Owl Babies

    A special 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic, Owl Babies reassures young children that Mummy will always come ... More

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    2nd November 2017

    The Stone Bird

    It might look like a pebble from the beach, but Eliza knows this is an egg. And one night when she hears cracking, she d... More

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    1st August 2002

    Squeak's Good Idea

    Squeak has a good idea: he's going outside. But every time he's about to step out of the door, he remembers something he... More

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    4th September 2006

    Moby Dick

    Haunted by prophesies of his own death, Captain Ahab hunts the vast waters of the Pacific in search of the great white w... More

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    1st October 2003

    Christmas Carol

    The story of the miserly Scrooge and his ultimate redemption is one of the best-loved works by one of England's greatest... More

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    3rd June 2002

    Owl Babies

    This is the story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their hole in the tree to find that their mother has gone,... More

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    2nd September 1996

    Owl Babies

    A story in which three baby owls wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. Darkness ... More

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    1st May 2009

    Oddly

    When a little boy bursts into their world, three extraordinary creatures find answers to the questions that have been tr... More

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    1st September 2003

    Mole and the Baby Bird

    When Mole finds a baby bird injured and alone he takes it home to look after it very carefully. But soon Mole has the gr... More

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    31st March 1995

    Owl Babies

    Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered as in this tale ... More

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    31st March 1995

    Owl Babies

    A story in which three baby owls wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. Darkness ... More

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    31st March 1995

    Owl Babies

    Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered as in this tale ... More

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    31st March 1995

    Owl Babies

    Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered as in this tale ... More

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    31st March 1995

    Owl Babies

    Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered as in this tale ... More

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    31st March 1995

    Owl Babies

    "I want my Mommy!" Three baby owls wake in the night to find their mommy GONE! Will she come back soon?... More

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    31st March 1995

    Owl Babies

    A story in which three baby owls wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. Darkness ... More

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