The Vikings

Many TV shows, movies and games have been made
about the Vikings, but who were they?
Read on to find out!

Start reading today!

Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory

Do you want to know how chocolate eggs are made? Join Mr Bunny on this madcap adventure to find out!

Start reading today!

Masha and the Bear – A scary night

The rain is pouring down and Masha has to spend the night at Mishka’s.
He makes up a bed for her and puts her to bed,
but then she suddenly hears noises outside...

Start reading today!
Read More

Oxford University Press

More than 100 books from one of the World’s leading children’s publishers.

The Really, Really Big Dinosaur

Finlay is counting out jelly beans to share with his friend when a big dinosaur comes along and demands them. What follows is a brilliant story about how in order to make friends it's a good idea to be prepared to share! Richard Byrne

Boris Gets Spots

Boris is back - and this time he and his classmates succumb to a bout of chicken pox. Carrie Weston, Tim Warnes

This Book Just Stole My Cat!

When Ben is tempting his cat across the page with a fluffy mouse, his cat . . . disappears! Then his best friend Bella disappears, too. Sniffer dogs and rescue teams can't help . . . And when Ben also vanishes, there's only one person left to help. You, the reader! Richard Byrne

Riddle of the Runes

Alva rushes through the trees in the dead of night with her sniffer wolf, Fen. Being out alone when there's a kidnapper on the loose is reckless! What Alva discovers raises more questions than it answers, drawing her into a dangerous search for truth, and for treasure. Janina Ramirez

We're in the Wrong Book!

When a potato sack race goes awry, Bella and Ben find themselves bumped from their familiar page into uncharted territory. It's a brave new world of lollipops and sphinxes--and Bella and Ben are on one page-turning adventure. How will they find their way back into their very own book? Richard Byrne

This Book Just Ate My Dog!

Bella is taking her dog for a stroll across the page but halfway across, he disappears! Bella watches, transfixed, before marching towards the dangerous middle of the book . . . only to disappear herself! Richard Byrne

Kipper's First Match

Do you like football? Sam and his dad love to play football! In this story Kipper goes to watch a football match with Sam and his family. Read this story to learn about what it might be like to watch a football match. Roderick Hunt, Alex Brychta

I want to go first!

Elphie is lining up with the other elephants to start the long march to the watering hole at the back of the book. As the littlest elephant, he has to go last. But Elphie reallly wants to go first so he enlists the help of the reader to help him move up the queue. Richard Byrne

Pocket's Christmas Wish

A wonderfully gentle story that captures the real spirit of Christmas and celebrates those sentiments cherished by readers of all ages, particularly during the festive season. Ann Bonwill, Russell Julian

If You're Happy and You Know It!

This wonderfully exuberant animal romp explores different ways of expressing happiness. Young children will enjoy joining in with the animal actions in this vibrant picture book, making for very happy reading. Jan Ormerod, Lindsey Gardiner

Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory

Go behind the scenes of Mr Bunny's chocolate factory in this hilarious picture book and winner of the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Lollies). This brilliant story is packed with humour to amuse kids and big kids too. Elys Dolan

Read More

Non-fiction books

From sharks to Vikings, from monsters to Mars - learn all about the world, the universe and more!

The Stone Age

Learn all there is to know about the Stone Age and unearth the history of the world in all its amazing glory. Pickatale Originals  

Visit From Above UFOs

Is there life on Mars? Do aliens, exoplanets and extraterrestrial intelligence exist in our Universe? There's only one way to find out... Pickatale Originals

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

What was the world like when Dinosaurs roamed the Earth? What did they look like? How did they live? Pickatale Originals


Invaders, predators, warriors - discover all there is to know about the Vikings and their thrilling history. Pickatale Originals

The Ultimate Book of Sharks

From the Hammerhead to the Great White, did you know there are 440 different species of sharks in the world today? Discover amazing facts about this incredible fish. Pickatale Originals

The Middle Ages

Join us on a journey through the Middle Ages, from the coronation of Charles the Great to the Emperor of the Romans and so much more. Pickatale Originals

The Bermuda Triangle

Hundreds of mysteries, disappearances and incidents have occurred because of the Bermuda Triangle. But where is it? What is it? And where did it come from? Pickatale Originals

Tyrannosaurus Rex

The T-Rex was one of the largest and most ferocious dinosaurs that ever lived. Discover all their is to know about this legendary predator. Pickatale Originals


Take a tour of one of the ancient wonders of the world and discover amazing facts about one of the greatest pre-historic monuments...ever! Pickatale Originals

Great White Sharks

Take a deep breath and learn all their is to know about the world's largest and most fascinating predatory fish. Pickatale Originals

The Cutest Animals

Just looks at those eyes, those ears, those paws! Find out which of the world's cutest animals made it into our book and learn amazing facts about them. Pickatale Originals

Read More

Licensed Characters

International publishers

Thomas' Crazy Day

When Thomas tries to be really useful and really fun at the same time, he finds that it's difficult to do two things at once.   Thomas & Friends

Blue Mountain Mystery

When trouble strikes at the Blue Mountain Quarry, Thomas is sent to help his Narrow Gauge engine friends. Thomas & Friends

The Tiddly tubbies

Say eh-oh to the Tiddlytubbies in this bright and colourful storybook for toddlers! Teletubbies

A Snowy Day

It’s a cold day in Teletubbyland and it starts snowing. Join the Teletubbies as they make a magical snowman! Teletubbies

The Hero Next Door

Fireman Sam has the day off work, but can Pontypandy stay safe without him? Find out in this exciting Fireman Sam adventure story. Fireman Sam

Secret Special Delivery

There's a treasure hunt in Pencaster and Postman Pat must deliver the prize tepee to a secret location. But what happens when Pat loses the directions? Postman Pat

Pingu Goes Camping

Pingu and Pinga decide to become explorers and camp out all night in a tent. Join in with their adventure! Pingu

Jam Day

Meet Masha, the curious, energetic little girl who befriends Bear, a retired circus performer. Bear is trying to enjoy a nice, quiet life… but Masha’s adventures regularly turn Bear’s life upside-down! Masha and the Bear

Bon appetit

The Bear and his distant relative are cooking when Masha arrives and their fun with food turns into a culinary master class! Masha and The Bear  

Dino Park

Bob the Builder and his crew have a big job--finishing Dino Park before the mayor visits! But Muck is afraid of the new dinosaur models. Can the team help Muck face his fear before the project becomes extinct? Bob The Builder

Welcome to Spring City!

Meet Bob the Builder and everyone on his crew and spend some time with Scoop and the machines who help get the job done. Bob The Builder

Angelina's New School

Angelina is starting a brand-new dance school but she feels out of place when she realizes all her classmates can perform lots of different types of dance. Angelina Ballerina