‘Paddington the Artist’ and ‘Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang’

For younger children

PaddingtonTheArtistPaddington the Artist
By RW Alley

  • Paddington decides to try his own hand (or paw) at painting after seeing an Outside Exhibition.
  • Unfortunately, painting turns out to be rather harder than he expected. But when he holds his own ‘Outdoor Exhibition’ and a mysterious collector buys all his works, Paddington decides to celebrate with a family portrait.
  • The audio CD of the story is brilliantly read by Jim Broadbent.

Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books
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For older children

NannyMcPhee_BigBangNanny McPhee and the Big Bang
By Emma Thompson

  • Isabel and Rory Green are living happily in the countryside when war is declared and Rory is packed off to fight. In his absence, Isabel has to deal with escaped pigs, out of control children and an unexploded bomb on their farm. But that’s not the worst of it – the family might have to sell their farm to their awful uncle.
  • Can Nanny McPhee save the family farm from the uncle – and the unexploded bomb?
  • Emma Thompson has written this brilliant, funny story based on the forthcoming film, and there are lots of diary entries from her and photographs taken during the making of the film.

Published by Bloomsbury
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