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    The 13-Storey Treehouse Collection - 8 Books

    Andy Griffiths

    Product Code: REHO
    Collection 7 years +
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    Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams will love Andy Griffiths' The 13-Storey Treehouse books. Now presented in a cool slipcase, these engaging books are wonderfully wacky and marvellously madcap. In fact, we'd go as far to say you'll be laughing at these tales just as much as the kids!

    Andy and Terry live in the world's greatest treehouse and in the first book (The 13-Storey Treehouse) you will learn about how it houses everything from a giant catapult to a tank of man-eating sharks and, perhaps best all, a machine that fires marshmallows at you when you're hungry.

    As the series progresses, this magical treehouse receives a number of 13-storey extensions - and things continue to get crazier! The 29-Storey Treehouse finds it being home to an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands; The 39-Storey Treehouse has a roller coaster providing the thrills; The 52-Storey Treehouse is home to a real-life game of Snakes & Ladders; The 65-Storey Treehouse has a birthday room where it's ALWAYS your birthday; The 78-Storey Treehouse only finds an ALL-BALL sports stadium being added to the development; and the 91-Storey Treehouse contains a human pinball machine.

    The short chapters and wild plots make these paperback books instantly appealing and Terry Denton's amazing illustrations just add to the thrills!

    This collection includes books 1-8 in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 13-Storey Treehouse series.
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    The Worst Witch Collection - 8 Books

    Jill Murphy

    Product Code: WOWI
    Collection 7 years +
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    Stories to leave your children spellbound...

    This collection brings together all eight books in Jill Murphy's classic The Worst Witch series including the latest addition, First Prize for the Worst Witch.

    The stories inspired the popular CBeebies adaptation and introduce Mildred Hubble and Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. Mildred is excited to be studying and training at the school but she's not leaving the best impression. She keeps making mistakes like getting spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. Despite her clumsy ways, everything is going well and she's enjoying the school but then she manages to turn Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy...

    Throughout these eight books, Mildred has to deal with arch-enemy Enid Nightshade; finds herself turned into a frog; and makes plans to ensure she will not be the worst witch in her class every single year...
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    Oxford Reading Tree: Chucklers Fun Fiction Collection - 14 Books

    Jeremy Strong et al

    Product Code: ORTC
    Collection 7 years +
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    This 14-book collection of Chucklers Fan Fiction will make children laugh their socks off!

    All edited by the hilarious and bestselling children's books author Jeremy Strong, the books cover the Oxford Reading Levels 8-14 (coloured book band levels are also included) and are full of hysterical plots and unforgettable characters. The levelled books gradually develop from simple stories with colourful illustrations to more advanced chapter books with black and white artwork.

    There's the story of Roxanne and the Fairy Godbrother; a supersonic hamster; and a tale of some absolutely awful adults. These books are perfect for showing children just how fun - and funny - reading can be!
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    Horrid Henry Mega Collection - 30 Books

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: HHEN
    Collection 5 years +
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    Horrid Henry's hilarious antics will have young readers laughing aloud...

    This box set features every single one of Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry stories and a selection of facts books for children to pore over. There are 30 books featuring the naughtiest boy in children's books as he gets into all kinds of trouble and and faces up against nemeses including his younger brother, Perfect Peter.

    All of the re-readable, laugh-out-loud stories feature black-and-white artwork from Tony Ross.
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    Percy Jackson Collection - 5 Books

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: PERC
    Collection 9 years +
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    The inspiration for two Hollywood films, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books offer edge-of-the-seat excitement for children who love adventure stories with a mythical edge.

    A troubled child with dyslexia and ADHD, Percy finds himself at a special camp known only as Camp Half-Blood. Soon after, he discovers he is the son of Poseidon and that's when his journey begins. He finds himself on a quest to reach the gates of the the Underworld with a satyr and the daughter of Athena - a far cry from the school outings he is used to...

    The complete series, Percy and his friends Annabeth, Grover and Luke find themselves on the hunt for the Golden Fleece; on a mission to rescue some half-bloods; learning about the Labyrinth; and attempting to defeat the evil Kronos.
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    The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books

    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross

    Product Code: NSHK
    Collection 7 years +
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    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare's books for younger readers. The full list of stories in the collection is:
    • Julius Caesar
    • King Lear
    • The Merchant of Venice
    • The Taming of the Shrew
    • Twelfth Night
    • As you Like it
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Much Ado About Nothing
    • The Tempest
    • Henry V
    • Macbeth
    • Othello
    • Richard III
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • Antony and Cleopatra
    • Hamlet
    The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

    Format: paperback
    Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.
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    Biff, Chip and Kipper: Time Chronicles Collection - 18 Books

    Product Code: BCKT
    Collection 7 years +
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    The familiar figures of Biff, Chip and Kipper have grown up and are facing a battle against evil in these 18 excellent adventures.

    As the familiar characters embark on the mission of a lifetime, your children will be on the edge of their seats. Ideal for children making the transition from picture books to longer stories, these books feature a host of characters from the past, which gives children an insight into history.

    Starting at Oxford Reading Tree Level 10, the books also include extras such as parent support, historical fact files and suggestion for things to talk about regarding the story.

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    Alex Rider Collection - 10 Books

    Anthony Horowitz

    Product Code: ARCC
    Collection 11 years +
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    Cool, contemporary and brave, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz created a phenomenal character in Alex Rider - and now you can own the entire collection of his exciting adventures.

    Action packed from the first book to the last, the teenager is recruited to help on a MI6 mission after his uncle is killed in a car crash. Having looked after him since he was a baby, Alex is devastated by this tragedy but in the aftermath of his death, Alex discovers his uncle was actually a spy...

    Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this series is irresistible.

    This collection contains books 1-10 in Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series.
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    Rainbow Magic: The Magical Talent Fairy Collection - 35 Books

    Daisy Meadows

    Product Code: RNBM
    Collection 5 years +
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    Our latest Rainbow Magic collection contains 35 fantastic stories about fairies with incredible talents... And the magical slipcase even has instructions for making a Lacey the Little Mermaid Fairy peg doll!

    A Book People favourite with children aged 5 and over, these stories find the Dance Fairies having to rescue their magic dance ribbons; the Sporty Fairies preparing for the Fairy Olympics; and the Showtime Fairies auditioning for a talent show.

    Completely spellbinding from first page to last, the easy-to-read Rainbow Magic stories are full of fun and will appeal to any child who has just started to read independently.

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    Science Essentials Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: SCEE
    Collection 7 years +
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    Bright ideas for budding scientists.

    Each of these books gives students the chance to work scientifically. From plants to animal life cycles and the human body, they are packed with facts, activities and experiments.

    They will encourage children to gather, record, classify and present the data they capture and draw their own conclusions about their findings. They will also help them ask more questions about all types of science.
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    Reading with Phonics Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: REPH
    Collection 5 years +
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    Find your own happily ever after when it comes to phonics with 20 classic fairy tales...

    This slipcase full of fairy tales includes retellings of Jack and the Beanstalk, Puss in Boots and The Princess and the Pea and each book features an eye-catching artwork style.

    Each fairy tale has a focus on a different key sound and once children have read them all, they will have a comprehensive library for building up their phonics knowledge.
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    Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books

    Product Code: PXAA
    Collection 6 years +
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    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
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    Whizz Kids Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: WZKD
    Collection 7 years +
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    The Whizz Kids will test your knowledge!

    Brain puzzles, crosswords, number puzzles, sudoku and two books full of wordsearches feature in this marvellously mind-teasing collection. The crossword themes range from amazing animals to ancient Egypt and the wordsearches are based around fairy tales, monsters and more. The sudoku book also offers an easy-to-follow introduction.

    All of the books are packed with appealing artwork and the challenges progress in difficulty throughout the pages, offering hours of entertainment for children on holidays and long journeys. They are also perfect for party bags!
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    Judy Moody Collection - 14 Books

    Megan McDonald

    Product Code: TJMC
    Collection 7 years +
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    Meet Judy Moody, her little brother Stink, her best friend Rocky and her 'pest' friend Frank Pearl in this incredibly witty 14-book collection.

    Judy has a mood for every occasion... A bad mood, a good mood and even an around-the-world mood! Across these books, she enjoys madcap adventures as she experiments with psychic abilities; investigates the case of a missing puppy; and for once gets a taste of her own medicine.

    Megan McDonald's laugh-out-loud stories are complemented by Peter H. Reynolds' fine illustrations in these bestselling books for newly confident readers. Racing through the pages of one of these books is sure to lift any young reader's mood!
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    The World of David Walliams Collection - 6 Books

    David Walliams

    Product Code: WLLM
    Collection 9 years +
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    Celebrate over 10 years of David Walliams' children's books with our six-book collection! David is one of the greatest storytellers around and his charming stories - many of which have been adapted into popular TV shows - are inspired by the devilish humour of Roald Dahl.

    Presented in a keepsake slipcase, this collection includes his 2008 debut The Boy in the Dress. This is a story all about a boy who doesn't fit in. When he tries on a dress, his life changes. But should he keep this a secret? Mr Stink follows and this is a book about a stinky tramp who has a surprising past.

    Billionaire Boy is about how money can't buy you everything, especially friends; while Ratburger follows Zoe as she tries to keep her beloved rat safe from Burt of Burt's Burgers; Demon Dentist is jaw-achingly funny; and Awful Auntie finds Stella Saxby battling her aunt for her rightful inheritance of Saxby Hall...

    Books that will make children think, cry and laugh (a lot!), these belong on every young reader's bookshelf. Don't be surprised if you end up enjoying them just as much as your children!

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    Project X Alien Adventures: Series 2 Collection - 25 Books

    Product Code: PXAL
    Collection 7 years +
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    So many of you have been asking us for the next books in the bestselling series and now we're delighted to say The Project X team are back - and they're set to face their biggest challenges yet in this massive 25-book collection.

    Max, Cat, Ant, Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight, face a number of new challenges that will inspire young readers to keep turning the pages of every single action-packed book included in the collection.

    With stories written by authors including Steve Cole, Elen Caldecott and Jacqueline Rayner, the plots follow the gang as they face off against Badlaw; go in search of a missing cargo of cyberbees; and are attacked by a swarm of metal-eating, robotic space locusts. The collection also includes a larger-format Fact File full of activities.

    With their 3D-style artwork, the books are perfect for children in Year 3 at school. All-new stories, they continue the adventures from the first series at Oxford Reading Level 9 and progress all the way up to Level 14, meaning they are suitable for children of differing reading abilities.

    This 25-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 9 to 14 (book bands Brown and Grey). It is suitable for children in Year 3 and 4. It follows on from the first collection back at Level 9 to help children hone their reading skills before moving onto the more advanced stories.
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    Star Wars Activity Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: SWAY
    Collection 7 years +
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    Mazes, puzzles and jokes from a galaxy far, far away....

    These awesome activity books provide Star Wars fans with so much entertainment. Mini Mazes gives young Jedi the chance to fly the Millennium Falcon through an asteroid field and rescue Princess Leia from the Death Star; and the puzzles encourage children to use wits as sharp as a lightsaber to solve Master Yoda's brain-bending riddles.

    You'll be laughing like a Wookiee when you read the joke book, which contains gems including 'Why can't you get rid of BB-8? Because he's always a-round'.
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    Complete Anne of Green Gables Collection - 8 Books

    L.M. Montgomery

    Product Code: CAGG
    Collection 10 years +
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    L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is a classic series of children's books that has recently been adapted into a popular Netflix series.

    In Anne of Green Gables, the scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island and takes Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by surprise. They were expecting a quiet boy to help them with their farm work, but instead they welcomed a chatty girl full of hope and wonder.

    Anne of Avonlea takes place five years later and finds Anne starting a job as a teacher at her old school. She's not much older than the pupils and has so much to prove. Can she inspire a love of learning?

    In Anne of the Island, Anne leaves Green Gables for university. She's always dreamt of this moment but her feelings are bittersweet - she's excited to see the world and broaden her horizons but also anxious about leaving her home, family and friends behind... This is the complete series of charming books for your little reader to enjoy and cherish.

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    Ultimate Mazes Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: ULMA
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    Find your way through these four a-maze-ing books!

    Children will develop their problem-solving and observational skills in a fun and exciting way as they complete the mazes of varying difficulty found in these four books.

    They're great for keeping kids quiet and happily entertained on long journeys and stay-at-home days and feature themes of countries, space, pirates and maps.
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    The Extinction Trials Collection - 3 Books

    S.M. Wilson

    Product Code: EXTI
    Collection 13 years +
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    Only the strongest will be chosen... Only the reckless will survive.

    Stormchaser and Lincoln must risk everything to survive in their ruined world. Both of them will do anything to win the contest but this land full of monsters - both human and reptilian - is far more dangerous than they imagined...Can they trust anyone?

    A combination of The Hunger Games and Jurassic Park, S.M. Wilson's The Extinction Trials is a pacy, thrilling series filled with action, romance, survival and betrayal.
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    Theodore Boone Collection - 6 Books

    John Grisham

    Product Code: TBOO
    Collection 12 years +
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    John Grisham, one of the world's favourite authors, turns his attention to children's books with Theodore Boone - a high-intensity legal drama for readers aged 11 and over.

    This six-book collection introduces Theodore, a 13-year-old who wants nothing more than to swap his home life for a career in the courtroom. He lives for big trials and now the biggest murder case in his city's history is set to begin. A husband is awaiting trial for the murder of his wife and Theo is captivated. But then Theo uncovers a surprise witness. Will he be able to find a way to bring the killer to justice?

    The son of two lawyers, Theo knows the criminal justice system better than anyone and often performs his own investigations - he looks into the disappearance of his friend, April; chases down a thief who has set him up; faces a moral dilemma when he illegally uncovers a terrible secret that could put a stop to some shady developers' plans; and gets caught up in the hunt for a serial killer...

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    Matilda's How to be a Genius

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: MHBG
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Matilda Wormwood's top tips for budding brainboxes!

    Inspired by Roald Dahl's beloved story Matilda, this book will help children baffle, bewilder, bamboozle, amaze and astound their friends and family with incredible mathematic, scientific and creative feats.

    There are simple, step-by-step instructions for all of the theories, sums and calculations and by the time your child has finished reading through, they'll be able to outwit Miss Trunchbull! This is a fun way to learn about science, maths, words and so much more.
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    Fairytale Friends Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: FYTF
    Collection 5 years +
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    A fairytale way of learning about virtues and values...

    These modern updates of famous fairytales add new twists (e.g. Snow White wants to be a football striker but needs to learn how to play for the team) and feature characters from other stories for children to spot across the pages.

    The themes of the stories tie in with the 'Relationships' and 'Living in the wider world' strands of the current PSHE curriculum and the notes and questions at the back of each book have been designed to prompt discussion around traits including honesty, kindness, teamwork and responsibility.
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    Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus Collection - 10 books

    Chris Hoy

    Product Code: CHFL
    Collection 7 years +
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    Children will be racing all the way through the 10 books featured in this exciting collection of Flying Fergus books. Written by Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, the pacy reads combine cycling with magic and adventure.

    The Best Birthday Bike, the first book in the series, finds Fergus Hamilton getting a rusty old bike for his 9th birthday from his mum and granddad. It's not the Sullivan Swift he was after, but when he cleans it up and takes it for a test run, something amazing happens... He finds himself transported to Nevermore, a land where cycling is banned by the wicked King Woebegot.

    Soon Fergus, his chimp and their new friend Princess Lily are ignoring the king's rule and bunny-hopping on their bikes over the Swamp of Certain Death. When Fergus returns to the real world, he remembers he needs to complete a time trial in order to join the local cycling team. Will he be able to impress without the help of magic?

    With fantastic illustrations from Clare Elsom, these books combine the craziness of Adventure Time with cycling success from a popular Olympian. They're a golden read!
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