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Children's Classics

Here you'll find some of the bestselling children's books of all time - recommended for confident readers, or for reading aloud to younger children.

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Ballet Shoes

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Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil are sisters - with a difference. All three were adopted as babies by Great Uncle Matthew, an eccentric and rich explorer who then disappeared, leaving them in the care of his niece Sylvia. The girls grow up in comfort until their money begins to run out and nobody can find Great Uncle Matthew.
€10.80

Charlotte's Web

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Tells the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur and of Wilbur's dear friend, Charlotte A Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider.
€8.99 €9.45

Little Women

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Christmas won't be the same this year for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as their father is away fighting in the Civil War, and the family has fallen on hard times. But though they may be poor, life for the four March sisters is rich with colour, learn from their mistakes, nurse each through sickness and disappointments, and get into all sorts of trouble.
€8.10

Watership Down

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Fiver's sixth sense is never wrong according to his brother, Hazel. They had to leave immediately, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them. And so begins a long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a safe home.
€12.15

Where's Wally?: The Great Picture Hunt!

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Get ready for Wally's most bamboozling book yet! The Where's Wally? series has sold 50 million copies worldwide in 30 languages.
€10.80

1984

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Winston Smith has always been a dutiful citizen of Oceania, rewriting history to meet the demands of the Ministry of Truth. But when Winston grows to hate the totalitarian party and begins to think for himself, he soon realises it is impossible to hide his betrayal from the watchful eye of Big Brother.
€8.99 €9.45

A Little Princess

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Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father gain, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for hard work and a room in the attic.
€13.50

Goodnight Mister Tom

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. The story highlights how love can arise between the most unlikely of people and that through help and kindness we can free each other from damaging situations. (Grace Looby, Bray)
€10.80

Pippi Longstocking Small

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Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children the world over. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child, known to children everywhere as the creator of Charlie and Lola, and winner of the Kate Greenaway and Nestle Gold Awards.
€12.15

The Borrowers

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Arrietty's father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls weren't supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty was an only child her father broke the rule, and then something happened which changed their lives.
€10.80