Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things, but the truth is she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Underestimating Matilda proves to be a big mistake as they, along with her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, discover when Matilda uses her very special power to get the better of them.
Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children all over the world. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child, winner of both the Kate Greenaway Award and the Nestle Smarties Gold Award.
Inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice! Lydia can't stand her country life - but adventure is just around the corner. Soon, she's swept off her feet by dashing Wickham, following him glamorous Brighton. Here, a pair of aristocratic twins offer her the life she thinks she seeks. But can she find out what she really wants - and get it?