Olivia Colman reads E. Nesbit's classic novel. 'The Railway Children' is a masterpiece of children's fiction. It wonderfully evokes a bygone age and is packed with fun,excitement and adventure. When their father goes away unexpectedly,Roberta (Bobbie),Peter and Phyllis have to move from London to a cottage in the countryside. At the local station they make friends with the porter,Perks,and spend their time waving to the passengers on the trains.
Here are four of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved short stories,specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain’s most well-known actors. The Emperor’s New Clothes:An emperor is promised a special suit of clothes by a pair of tailors. The Little Mermaid:A beautiful mermaid falls in love with a prince. The Fir Tree:A little fir tree is desperate to grow up and be like the other trees in the forest.
In Night of the Howling Hound,Joe is off on a school trip to an adventure camp,and he can't wait to put Uncle Charlie's survival tips into practice! But it's not long before he's visited by Dexter,a scruffy-looking dog,with a howling tale of woe...
Enjoy learning to count from 1 to 10 - with the help of songs! Sing along together! Catchy tunes help you learn to count in a fun and exciting way. There's even a cool way to test your learning - with interactive counting to show how clever you are! Learning has never been so much fun! Suitable for pre-school and Key Stage 1.
When Joe Edmunds makes a wish on an Egyptian amulet,little does he know that he has volunteered to guide and defend the undead pet inhabitants of his town! Disaster strikes when Bonsai the pug chases Pickle the cat into the street,where she is flattened by a car. But the fact that Pickle has (almost) shuffled off her mortal coil isn't her biggest concern; she is worried that Bonsai will pursue her sister Pebble into an early grave too,unless she and Joe teach the dog a lesson...
Treasure Island is one of the most gripping children's stories of all time. It describes the tale of Jim Hawkins and his attempt to find Captain Flint's legendary treasure,while foiling the infamous pirate Long John Silver. When young Jim Hawkins discovers a map in an old sea chest,he joins the crew of the Hispaniola and sets sail for Treasure Island. Little does he know that among the crew is the dastardly Long John Silver,and Silver has a devious plan to keep the gold all to himself.
The young princess loves playing with her golden ball,until she drops it down a well and it is lost in the murky water. When the frog hears her crying,he offers to help - if she will do him a favour too.... A magical retelling of the classic tale,read by Tamsin Greig.
Andrew Sachs reads Jonathan Swift's humorous and unforgettable tale of a strange man in some very strange lands. Gulliver had always wanted to see the world. But whenever he steps on board a ship,bad luck always seems near at hand. He is shipwrecked,abandoned,marooned and mutinied against - and each time lands in a strange and curious place.
Beauty is kind and loving,even though her two sisters tease her and her merchant father is too poor to buy her presents. All she wants is a rose:so when her father sees a beautiful rose bush in the grounds of the Beast s castle,he plucks a flower for her. The Beast is angry,and demands something precious in return.... A magical retelling of the classic fairy tale,read by Tamsin Greig.
Jan Francis reads Johanna Spyri's classic tale of the adventures of a little Swiss girl. Ever since her mother died,Heidi has been looked after by her aunt Dete. But now Dete is moving to Frankfurt,and Heidi must go and live with her grandfather in a hut high up in the Swiss mountains. There she meets Peter the goatherd and his blind grandmother,and the three become great friends. Heidi loves her new,carefree life - but then her aunt returns to take her away from everyone she loves.
Aladdin is a tailor's son who dreams of making his fortune and marrying the Sultan's daughter,but is tricked into becoming apprentice to a cunning magician. He needs Aladdin to do a very special job - climb down into a deep,dark cave and fetch an oil lamp.... A magical retelling of the classic tale,read by Stephen Mangan.
With music,sound effects,and all the expertise of the BBC,these traditional nursery rhymes are brought magically to life. Includes "Aladdin","Puss in Boots","Cinderella",and "Dick Whittington".
Poor orphan girl Cinderella longs to go to the grand royal ball,but her cruel stepmother and stepsisters won't allow it. Can her fairy godmother help make her dreams come true? A magical retelling of the classic tale,read by Tamsin Greig.
Enjoy learning your letters with the help of songs! Sing along to your favourite tunes - while learning the alphabet too! Jam-packed with fun,you'll find questions to test your learning. Have fun with phonics! Learn the alphabet through the sounds of each letter,from A all the way to Z. Learning the alphabet - it's as easy as ABC! Suitable for pre-school and Key Stage 1.
The Little Mermaid lives in a beautiful underwater city. But on her first trip to the world above the ocean,she meets a handsome human Prince,and falls in love... A magical retelling of the classic fairy tale,read by Tamsin Greig.
When Geppetto makes a wooden puppet of a little boy,he is astonished when the puppet comes to life! But Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy.... A magical retelling of the classic tale,read by Stephen Mangan.
A collection of much-loved songs and lullabies,including:'All Through the Night','Brahms' Lullaby','Frère Jacques','Golden Slumbers','Hush Little Baby','Incy Wincy Spider','Lavender's Blue','Rock-a-Bye Baby','Sleep Baby Sleep','Swing Low Sweet Chariot','Twinkle Twinkle Little Star','Baa Baa Black Sheep','Row Row Row Your Boat','Little Bo Peep','Scarborough Fair','Lulla Lulla Lullaby','Suo-Gân','Down in the Valley',and 'Now the Day is Over'.
Trevor White reads Mark Twain's timeless tale about friendship and loyalty set in America's Deep South. Tom Sawyer is a fun-loving and adventurous boy who always tries to keep one step ahead of his long-suffering Aunt Polly. Who wouldn't want to skip school when there are adventures to be had along the banks of the Mississippi River? Tom gets into plenty of scrapes with his friend Huckleberry Finn. But the innocent and child-like japes turn for the worse as the two boys witness an event that has them fearing for their lives....