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    MURM 8 years +

    Murderous Maths Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Kjartan Poskitt

    8 years +
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    Presented in the friendly, bold and accessible format of the best-loved Horrible Histories books, our four-book Murderous Maths Collection is full of incredible facts, tricks and tips that will no doubt help all children (and possibly parents, too!) aged 9 and above with their maths homework.

    From prime suspects to diabolical division, tricky triangles, sneaky signs and beyond, the books provide simple, friendly explanations - through hilarious characters - to guide children through the difficult subject of maths.

    Newly published to coincide with the new National Curriculum, with our Murderous Maths Collection children can discover how to use the power of mathematics to beat the calculator, perform amazing card tricks and even read minds!

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    CBOC 8 years +

    Complete Book of Chess (Paperback)

    Elizabeth Dalby

    8 years +
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    The game of chess is traditionally a superb way of developing skills of cause, consequence and strategic planning in both adults and children. In the Complete Book of Chess from Usborne, the complexities of this classic game are identified and presented in a way that young, soon-to-be chess masters can identify with, offering opportunity to expose the 'rook'ie player to important lessons such as sharing, following rules and discipline - whilst, of course, having a lot of fun.

    With diagrams to support visual learners and comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow language, children aged 7 and up will have great fun all 'knight' and day learning the world's number-one game of strategy and cunning, from the names and movement of pieces to tactical advances.

    With the Complete Book of Chess it will not be long before young players have acquired the arsenal of skills necessary to capture the king of any adult who dares take them on!
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    CCE2 5 years +

    Computer Coding Made Easy (Paperback)

    Carol Vorderman

    5 years +
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    Everyone's expert on just about everything, Carol Vorderman offers a hands-on introduction to working with computer code for children aged 7 and up in her new book Computer Coding Made Easy.

    Covering all of the basics little ones aged 5 and above need to know about Python programming, from copying and writing code to problem solving and abstract thinking, this curriculum-based guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach computer programming in a fun, engaging and entertaining way - and most importantly, make it stick!

    One of the nation's best loved television personalities, there is no one better to help develop the essential skills needed to work with computer code than Carol Vorderman!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    LHB2 5 years +

    Let's Do Handwriting 5-6 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

    5 years +
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    Children aged between 5 and 6 can learn to write fluently and legibly with the guided practice featured in Andrew Brodie's Let's Do Handwriting!

    With stickers and Marjorie the Meerkat featured throughout the educational book, which is matched to the National Curriculum, children in their early years of school will find the tasks and activities a real help when it comes to writing in a clear and concise manner.

    Andrew Brodie is a trusted name when it comes to educational books amongst teachers and parents and this book will aid children as they develop a clear and attractive handwriting style, develop their vocabulary and enhance their spelling skills.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    LHC2 5 years +

    Let's Do Handwriting 6-7 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

    5 years +
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    Suitable for children aged 6 and above, Let's Do Handwriting - from handwriting expert Andrew Brodie - builds on all of the skills your little one is learning at school, showing them importance of handwriting composition and helping them to develop a hugely important life skill: legible and speedy handwriting.

    Packed with fun exercises, vocabulary-widening skill games and helpful words of advice from Marjorie the Meerkat every step of the way, the book ensures steady progression to little ones' handwriting ability.

    Clearly displayed and illustrated, the National Curriculum-matched handwriting guide will help children to boost their confidence and have them writing like a pro in absolutely no time.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    LHD2 7 years +

    Let's Do Handwriting 7-8 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

    7 years +
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    Suitable for children aged 7 and above, Let's Do Handwriting - from handwriting expert Andrew Brodie - builds on all of the skills your little one is learning at school, showing them importance of handwriting composition and helping them to develop a hugely important life skill: legible and speedy handwriting.

    Packed with fun exercises, vocabulary-widening skill games and helpful words of advice from Marjorie the Meerkat every step of the way, the book ensures steady progression to little ones' handwriting ability.

    Clearly displayed and illustrated, the National Curriculum-matched handwriting guide will help children to boost their confidence and have them writing like a pro in absolutely no time.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    HAYF 6 years +

    How are You Feeling Today? (Hardback)

    Molly Potter

    6 years +
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    Emotions can be a difficult subject of conversation to start up with young children. Where do you start? We all experience emotions and that's great, as long as we know what to do with them. That's where Molly Potter's How are You Feeling Today? steps in.

    Providing children aged 6 and above with straightforward, entertaining and (most importantly) appropriate ideas to help them deal with a selection of significant emotions that might not be so easy for them to decide what to do with, the book lets children choose a feeling that relates to them and offers child-friendly strategies for dealing with that emotion.

    Containing helpful notes for parents and covering both positive and negative emotions, How are You Feeling Today? is a delightful books that parent and child can explore together.
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    HHBC 8 years +
    8 years +
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    From the Terrible Tudors to the Vicious Vikings and much more besides, discover all about the more grisly moments from our past with the Horrible Histories Blood-Curdling Box of Books.

    Terry Deary's non-fiction books are full of amazing facts that are perfect to dip in and out of (and to help your kids with history lessons, but don't tell them that...), while Martin Brown's eye-catching artwork is also tremendously appealing. Following the success of the hilarious BBC TV series, Horrible Histories continues to go from strength to strength and the books are just as funny - and foul!

    A great gift for any child interested in the gorier aspects of history, the 20-book collection offers little-known facts that will even appeal to reluctant readers!

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    DLYA 7 years +

    Deadly Activity Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Steve Backshall

    7 years +
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    The Deadly Team Activity Collection sees daredevil adventurer and CBBC star Steve Backshall head up a range of fascinating books that reveal all about some of the deadliest creatures on the planet.

    From lethal beauties to killer beasts, the four activity books will have kids doodling, puzzle-solving and answering questions on the world's most dangerous animals with the turn of every page.

    Perfect activity books for animal-mad children aged 7 and over.
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    MFLB 10 years +

    My Fashion Label (Paperback)

    Wendy Ward

    10 years +
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    Anyone interested in fashion will find this stylish little book full of handy advice! From coming up with the initial idea to making mood boards and designing the actual clothes, the tips will even help fashion-mad pre-teens and teens showcase their final collection.

    Explaining how fashion designers work and giving examples of the briefs that designers work to, the interactive book also has plenty of illustrations to inspire and blank and guided sketchbook pages to fill in that are sure to help would-be fashion designers hone their talent and skills.

    The perfect book for any aspiring fashionista!
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    DWEC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Celebrate the Doctor's latest regeneration with over 200 full character profiles - both past and present - with the wonderful Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia.

    Covering each and every Doctor and each of his ever-so-resourceful assistants over the past 50+ years, as well as unforgettable baddies like the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Master, the book provides fascinating stats on every character as well as stunning, full-colour photography throughout.

    The perfect book for the Whovian in your life - young or old! - the Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia lets readers step into the TARDIS, watch out for Daleks and allow them to be swept away into the weird and wonderful world of the world's favourite Time Lord, Doctor Who.
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    SACE 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This is a stunning visual encyclopedia for children aged 7 and above, covering every aspect of the science topics they learn at school. Science: A Children's Encyclopedia brings all the essentials of science - from elements and energy to gravity and the Periodic Table - to life with astonishing pictures.

    Packed with fun facts, the encyclopedia will dazzle your child with interesting information on everything from electricity and engines to sound and waves, and is full of high-quality photos, innovative graphics and clear, age-appropriate text to help to demonstrate key concepts - making even complex topics easy to understand.

    A comprehensive introduction of key science topics, Science: A Children's Encyclopedia is the perfect accessible encyclopedia that will both educate and entertain!
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    LTWP 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Ten wonderful wipe-clean books that are perfect for introducing first concepts to children aged 3 and above, Learn to Write is a bright, bold and colourful introduction to learning.

    Full of wonderful illustrations and photographs, the books have plenty of space for little ones to trace, draw, practise what they have learned and develop their pen control for the school years that lie ahead.

    Encouraging early counting skills, awareness of the alphabet and recognition of shapes, colours, bugs, trains and much, much more, the simple activities on every page include simple instructions to help make learning these important topics fun!

    Please note, this children's book is currently only available for pre-order. Orders containing this title will be despatched in their entirety soon after 22 September.

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    TRWP 9 years +

    Weird World of Wonders Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Tony Robinson

    9 years +
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    Let Tony Robinson be your guide as he reveals all the secrets of World War I, World War II, ancient Egypt, Roman times and more!

    Written in a Horrible Histories style, the books here are sure to appeal to your young non-fiction fan. Billed as 'history, but not as we know it', the books reveal all kinds of little-known facts about some of the most fascinating eras - aspiring history buffs will soon learn why gas masks were needed during the First World War, how to cure the most gruesome tropical diseases and discover how to make an Egyptian mummy in eight easy steps.

    With six books for this unbelievable price, fans of facts (aged 9+) won't be able to resist stepping into Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders.

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    MENC 11 years +

    Marvel Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded (Hardback)

    Dorling Kindersley

    11 years +
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    There's no stopping Marvel! For the past few years, their classic characters have been brought to the big screen in hit film after hit film, while the comics have continued to go from strength to strength.

    The likes of the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America are much-loved characters that have long been ingrained in popular culture and after the success of the films starring Andrew Garfield, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans, they now entertain a whole new fanbase too!

    Fully updated and expanded, this book gives Marvel fans all the information they'll ever need about the 1,000 various heroes and villains that now exist in the much-expanded universe that was established by Stan Lee all those years ago. Full of original comic book art, there are also little-known facts featured throughout this brilliant fan's guide.
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    SPTW 10 years +

    Spells for Teenage Witches (Paperback)

    Marina Baker

    10 years +
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    Being a teenager can be tough with all the exams, friendships and family stresses, so why not inject a little magic with the spells featured in this book?

    The daughter of a real white witch, the book is written by Marina Baker and the spells can help teenagers do everything from conjure up shiny hair to putting on the perfect party and even stop bullies in their tracks!

    All teens will have to do is believe magic is possible and wish no harm to others when casting these spells... By abiding by these important rules, you can ensure these spells have a positive influence.

    A brilliant book for anyone interested in magic and witchcraft.
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    ANDB 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Andrew Brodie is a trusted name when it comes to learning, and these curriculum-based activity books will help children get to grips with both maths and English in a fun and refreshing style that makes learning fun!

    Aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils, the maths books in this collection include Maths 5-6, which features work on counting, time and shape as well as early addition and subtraction; Problem Solving 5-6 which will help them count accurately and get their heads around fractions, money, shape and time; and Times Tables 5-6 which covers counting in twos, fives and tens.

    The English books, also relevant to Key Stage 1, will help children learn all about literacy. As they widen their vocabulary and learn more spellings, Punctuation 5-6 will help children write in clear, well-punctuated sentences and teach them about full stops and capital letters. Spelling 5-6 features works on letters and the sounds they represent; while Writing 5-6 explores words in context.

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    SJTD 12 years +

    Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different (Hardback)

    Karen Blumenthal

    12 years +
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    An inventor. An icon. A dropout. A genius. Many words have been used to describe the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, and this fascinating biography by Karen Blumenthal; written especially to appeal to a younger generation; tracks the revolutionary's unlikely path from being unwanted at birth to becoming the 'rock star of technology'.

    Adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs in San Francisco in 1955, Steve Jobs was always made to feel special at home. At school, however, he was considered a nuisance and a troublemaker - a boy who pushed the boundaries. Lasting only one semester at college, Jobs started Apple Computer in his parents' garage, and the rest is history...

    Known for his perfectionism, taste and keen eye for style, Steve Jobs revolutionised how we consume music, film and telecommunication industries. This fascinating Steve Jobs biography - The Man Who Thought Different - will provide readers with unrivalled insight to the man at the forefront of 21st century technology. This is his story.
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    CBKP 9 years +
    9 years +
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    With a foreword from the wonderful, award-winning journalist Andrew Marr, Who's In Charge brings politics to life, enabling children aged 7 and above to join the debate and get their voices heard.

    Covering political structures throughout history, from ancient Greek philosophy to modern governments, the book provides a detailed yet accessible insight into different political systems, how laws are made, what happens behind the scenes in parliament and what children can do to get involved.

    Defining those tricky political words with bright, bold illustrations, this child-friendly introduction to politics lifts the lid on this usually confusing topic and provides the next generation of law makers with clear explanations - from famous leaders to great speeches, revolutions and traditions - that gently introduce them to the world of politics.
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    THGR

    That's So Gross Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Mitch Symons

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    Four fascinating and funny books for children aged 7 and above, our That's So Gross Collection is a hilarious set of revolting reference books from the double Blue Peter Award-winning author, Mitchell Symons.

    Approaching topics in the much-loved Horrible Histories format, the frightful facts and sickly stories in this collection cover all that's gross from history, the animal kingdom and the human body - and is sure delight children who love all things that are disgusting!

    Discover if dung beetles really stink; why caterpillars are so muscly; why angry monkeys fling their poo; why we puke, and why we sweat too for that matter; and much, much more in this deliciously disturbing collection of non-fiction books for children.

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    ANSC 5 years +

    Animal Science Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Nicola Davies

    5 years +
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    Sure to be a huge hit with budding young vets and little ones who have a keen interest in the animal kingdom, our six-book Animal Science Collection covers everything from the sounds that come out of animals' mouths to the more yucky things that come out of their bottoms.

    Fully illustrated and exploring the magic of natural history in fascinating depth, the six books cover tough survivors, animal communication, dangerous creatures, big and little animals, parasites, and, of course, poo.

    Perfect for little ones aged 5 and above who are still a little young for series such as Horrible Geography and Horrible Histories, this collection of fun biology books will have children laughing and learning in equal measure.

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    BIOG 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Children who prefer facts to fiction and are fascinated by real-life figures will be engrossed in this ten-book collection that takes a look at ten of the world's greatest heroes and heroines!

    With vivid storytelling and eye-catching artwork, the biographies cover a wide-ranging spectrum of important figures from history - Alexander the Great, Anne Frank, Eleanor of Aquitane, Elizabeth I, Gandhi, Isaac Newton, Julius Caesar, Leonardo Da Vinci and Nelson Mandela.

    Fully researched and written by historical experts, every book also contains a timeline that brings each hero's story to life and will provide readers with even more jaw-dropping facts! A must for any non-fiction fan.

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    PCYC 5 years +

    Poetry Collection for Younger Children - 3 Books (Collection)

    Roger Stevens and Celia Warren

    5 years +
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    From Roger Stevens and Celia Warren, two of the finest children's poets around, this three-book collection will surely delight and inspire any young aspiring poet.

    Celia's Don't Poke a Worm till it Wriggles is a book dedicated to poems about worms - it's sure to make you squirm! Wonderfully wriggly, the book is great fun to read aloud and will appeal to any child who is fascinated by these odd creatures they find in the garden.

    Roger's What Rhymes with Sneeze? is a book packed full of rhyming poems from classic and contemporary poets. It reveals how different kinds of rhymes work and also includes a bonus section full of hints, tips and advice on how children can write a rhyming poem themselves! Off By Heart is full of easy-to-remember poems from many different eras and includes tips for readers, teachers and parents on how to memorise verse - and perform to an audience.

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    PCOC 9 years +
    9 years +
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    A wonderful collection of new poems and old favourites from some of the most talented poets of today, the Book People's Poetry for Older Children Collection is a three-book full of serious and seriously funny poems that children aged 9 and above will find brilliantly entertaining.

    Featuring the likes of Paul Cookson, Michael Rosen, Valerie Bloom, Grace Nichols, Chrissie Gittins and many, many more than we can mention, the poems in these books are LOUD, quiet, vibrant, rhythmic, quirky and funny - exactly what a great collection of poems should be!

    Covering everything from the seasons to charming characters, vibrant scenes, the universe and more, each one of the poems in this fabulous collection is absolutely brilliant! The perfect gift for the apprentice poet in your household.