School Stories

Book People's school stories can help prepare a child for the experiences they will face when they're at school. We have books that show the fun, sometimes magic, situations that can happen during education.

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    WKJK 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

    Jeff Kinney

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    Containing books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's bestselling (10 million and counting!) series all the way up to Double Down, plus a Do-it-Yourself activity book, this is a collection that belongs on every young reader's bookshelf. Zoo-wee-mama!

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These laugh-out-loud books follow his journal as he makes observations on his days and doodles away.

    From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these misadventures are sure to have children (and you!) laughing out loud.
    This collection contains books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
    Format: paperback
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  • DORD 9 years +

    New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

    Rachel Renee Russell

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    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories - including (for the first time in paperback) Frenemies Forever - with this 12-book collection of Dork Diaries stories by Rachel Renee Russell.

    Written in a fun-filled diary format, these books offer an insight into the life of the tween dork, Nikki. When she moves to a new school she decides it's the perfect time to leave her old lame ways behind - but things are never that simple.

    With fun sketches and doodles, the diary entries find Nikki opening up her heart as she battles with her arch-nemesis Mackenzie over her dreams of becoming a pop star and tackles the subject of love with hilariously dorky consequences.

    These books will be enjoyed by any child aged 9 or over who enjoys (or endures!) the sparklier side of tween life.

    Format: paperback
    • £13.99
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  • HOZ2 11 years +

    Holes (Paperback)

    Louis Sachar

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    Award-winning author Louis Sachar is a terrific storyteller who always has an original and interesting perspective.

    Holes tells the story of Stanley Yelnats, whose family has a history of bad luck. Stanley's not too surprised when he's sent to a juvenile detention centre in Texas for a crime he didn't commit, but even he can't believe that all he and the other boys have to do is dig holes all day.

    Before long, Stanley realises that what he must actually uncover is the truth... Readers from 11+ who love a good story will find this totally unputdownable.
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  • RJP2 11 years +

    Wonder (Paperback)

    RJ Palacio

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    A poignant book that made all of us laugh and cry in equal measure, R.J. Palacio's Wonder is told using different voices but at its centre is the honest and courageous character of 10-year-old August, a boy who was born with a severe facial disfigurement.

    August is about to start middle school after being home-schooled by his mum for years. The challenge is a tough one for someone like August and he has to tackle bullies and childish cruelty in his journey. But August's resilience, humour and bravery really shine through, making this an uplifting novel that will linger in the reader's thoughts for a long time to come.
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    SAIV 9 years +

    Scarlet and Ivy Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Sophie Cleverly

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    Scarlet has disappeared from Rockwood Boarding School and the terrifying Miss Fox has invited her quieter twin sister Ivy to 'take her place'...

    Ivy reluctantly agrees to this as she views it as a chance to investigate exactly what happened to Scarlet. When she arrives, Ivy finds a scattered trail of diary pages hidden all over the grounds - could these lead her to the whereabouts of her sister?

    This spine-tingling series magically mixes a compelling mystery with the spellbinding joys of Harry Potter and the charm of Enid Blyton's boarding school stories.
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    HPCD 9 years +

    Harry Potter Books 1-3: Audio Collection - 25 CDs (Audio)

    JK Rowling

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    This set contains unabridged audio versions of the first three Harry Potter books - the perfect gift for young witches and wizards. They might not be on the Hogwarts Express but they can still enjoy the magic of these timeless tales.

    Narrated by Stephen Fry, these Harry Potter audio books follow the young wizard Harry as he heads off to Hogwarts and battles with the evil Lord Voldemort. Everyone will be on tenterhooks as they listen to these gripping and timeless stories by J.K. Rowling.

    Running time: approx 35 hours
    Format: CD
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Disc 1-7, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Disc 1-8, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Disc 1-10.
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    TWWT 9 years +

    The World's Worst Teachers (Hardback)

    David Walliams

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    You've read about The World's Worst Children, now learn about the most gruesome grown-ups!

    The latest book in David Walliams' delightfully dreadful series of short stories introduces 10 splendidly sinister teachers including half-man/half-monster Dr Dread, the ghastly Miss Seethe and Pent - who's actually afraid of children!

    The stories are brought to life with full-colour artwork by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.
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  • DMHD 9 years +

    Demon Headmaster Collection - 7 Books (Collection)

    Gillian Cross

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    A favourite with children for over 30 years, Gillian Cross' The Demon Headmaster books will provide your children with hours of terrifying entertainment and give you a nostalgic kick (who wasn't terrified by the '90s BBC adaptation?)...

    Lizzie has just started at a new school and everything is different: Ethan is now incredible at football, her brother is an expert in robotics, and she has started to be good at being really bad. What's brought these changes about? It couldn't be anything to do with that mysterious new headmaster, could it?

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  • BRZ2 9 years +

    There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (Paperback)

    Louis Sachar

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    Louis Sachar always writes with acute insight and thoughtfulness, no matter who his central character is, and this novel is no exception.

    There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom is about Bradley Chalker, an unfriendly and aggressive boy who torments other children and is disliked by pupils and teachers alike. The new school counsellor is the only one to see a different side in Bradley...but is she for real?

    This funny, sensitive and fascinating book will have a lasting effect on its readers. It's suitable for children aged 9 and over.
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    MLRY 9 years +

    Malory Towers Box Set - 12 Books (Collection)

    Enid Blyton

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    Join Darrell Rivers and her friends as they work hard and play harder while studying at Malory Towers boarding school. This exclusive-to-Book People collection brings together all 12 books in the classic series, which was written by Enid Blyton (the first six books) and continued by Pamela Cox.

    Darrell starts studying at the prestigious boarding school by the sea and it's not long before she's forming close friendships and working and playing hard. These charming novels follow Darrell from her first term all the way to her last term.

    With beautifully traditional (and specially commissioned for Book People!) cover artwork and a superb slipcase, this exclusive collection follows Darrell as she makes new friends and enemies, gets up to all kinds of mischief and prepares for a Christmas concert.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
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    CTHW 11 years +

    Catherine Wilkins Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Catherine Wilkins

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    Comedian Catherine Wilkins' hilarious books perfectly capture the trials and tribulations of pre-teen friendship. They follow the likeable best buds Jessica and Natalie as they fall out and become worst enemies when the snooty Amelia shows up...

    Jessica is 11 years old and loves drawing cartoons and making dinosaur cookies. Amelia is the new girl at school and quickly forms a bond with Natalie. Jessica feels left out and things get even worse when the others form a secret club that deliberately excludes her... To get revenge, Jessica forms a gang of her own and calls it the ACE club. Soon she's made an unlikely friend in one of the school's toughest girls and has the chance to stop Amelia's bullying for good.

    Jessica also finds herself paired up with arch-enemy Amelia in the school musical; and has to deal with the jealousy of others when a local comic shop wants to use her cartoons in a campaign...

    Written with wisdom, sensitivity and a fine sense of humour, these books will strike a chord with young readers who are experiencing similar issues at school. They will appeal to readers of Jacqueline Wilson, Anne Fine and Cathy Cassidy.
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  • WZW2 7 years +

    The Worst Witch (Paperback)

    Jill Murphy

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    The Worst Witch managed to keep entire generations of young readers spellbound and now your child can read where it all began with this book, the first in the series.

    Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, the book tells the story of how Mildred Hubble became a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, despite being one of the most clumsy children around - constantly getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...

    Things get even worse when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her worst enemy. Funny, chaotic and easily readable, this is a great first chapter book for young readers!
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  • NFR2 7 years +

    Bill's New Frock (Paperback)

    Anne Fine

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    Bill's New Frock is a classic story from former Children's Laureate, Anne Fine.

    Bill Simpson wakes up one morning to find he's changed into a girl - and even worse, his mum's forcing him to wear a frilly pink dress to school. How will he manage to survive a whole day like this? Everything is just so different when you're a girl...
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  • ALNV 7 years +

    Astrid Lindgren's Noisy Village Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Astrid Lindgren

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    Welcome to Noisy Village - a place where Lisa lives with her brothers and all her friends.

    Written by Astrid Lindgren, the author of Pippi Longstocking, and with artwork by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross, these books are brilliant for helping newly independent readers discover the joys of reading 'big' books.

    The children in the books have riotous adventures as they explore the great outdoors and get up to plenty of mischief - they're sure to inspire young readers to have their own fun and read further stories by this most esteemed of children's authors.
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    GRFC 7 years +

    Girls F.C. Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Helena Pielichaty

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    Megan Fawcett shows everyone what it really means to 'play like a girl' in these fantastic football stories!

    Megan is football mad and is determined to make her team - Girls FC - the best in the world. However, to achieve her dream she's going to have to deal with foul brothers, penalty-taking ponies and people asking if own goals are bad...

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  • WSCH 7 years +

    Witch School Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Em Lynas

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    Aspiring actress Daisy Wart has been sent to Witch School despite most definitely not being a witch. She's always had her sights set on a starring role in a Shakespeare play, after all...

    Daisy's grandmother is insistent that she starts studying at Toadspit Towers School for Witches by her grandmother and despite her initial disappointment, she's drawn into the magic and mystery of this intriguing, enchanting and educational place.

    Written by Em Lynas, these magical books combine the spellbinding storytelling of The Worst Witch with the enchanting and exuberant joy of school stories like Malory Towers. The spellbinding black-and-white illustrations by Jamie Littler just add to their appeal.
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    ENID 9 years +

    St Clare's Collection - 9 Books (Collection)

    Enid Blyton

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    Featuring all nine books from the wonderful St Clare's series, our Enid Blyton St Clare's Collection contains the multi-million-selling author's six original stories and pairs them with Pamela Cox's three fabulous, continuative tales.

    When twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan finish their time at the elite school Redroofs, they expect, like their friends, to go on to the similarly elite and very expensive secondary school Ringmere. But their parents have different ideas for the twins as they find themselves attending St Clare's. Furious at their parents' decision to not send them to Ringmere, Pat and Isabel promise to be as difficult as possible at their new school...

    Eventually making friends at the school, the series follows the comic capers of the twins as they play tricks on unsuspecting classmates and teachers.

    Packed with the pace, fun and wit of her Malory Towers and Naughtiest Girl series, our Enid Blyton St Clare's Collection is essential reading for all budding Blyton-ites and children aged 9 and over who love a good prank!

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  • HPF2 9 years +

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Paperback)

    JK Rowling

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    Head to Hogwarts and discover where it all began with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

    Living at number four, Privet Drive, Harry Potter has never even heard of the Wizarding school when the letters start arriving (and are subsequently confiscated by his aunt and uncle, Petunia and Dudley Dursley). On his 11th birthday, Harry learns from a giant of a man named Rubeus Hagrid that he is, in fact, a wizard... And that's when the most magical adventure really begins!

    Compete with Jonny Duddle's eye-catching, new artwork - this is a wonderful introduction to the Wizarding World.
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  • DAQ2 8 years +

    Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid (Hardback)

    Jeff Kinney

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    Bestselling author Jeff Kinney introduces the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid author - Rowley Jefferson - in this hilarious journal that follows his best friend Greg Heffley's life in the Wimpy Kid world.

    In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes a journal of his own about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. But it soon becomes clear that Rowley might not be the best fit, as his 'biography' is a laughable mess!

    Wimpy Kid fans won't want to miss out on this fun-filled book that lets readers see even more of the Wimpy Kid world through Rowley's eyes.
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    JWLM 9 years +

    Just William Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

    Richmal Crompton

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    There is only one Just William. This lovable trouble-maker has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting hundreds of thousands of readers for decades and now he is ready to entertain and exasperate a whole new audience with this eight-book collection.

    Each of these gorgeous books features at least nine Just William stories. Your young readers will love meeting the Outlaws as they set about causing chaos and the marvellous frilly-dressed Violet Elizabeth who not only expects to play fairies with William, but also expects a kiss!

    Each book also features eye-catching cover artwork by a different talented illustrator. Lauren Child, Chris Riddell and Adam Stower are among those to have contributed.
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  • WKA2 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (Hardback)

    Jeff Kinney

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    The Meltdown is the 13th hilarious book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It's full of laugh-out-loud doodles and diary entries.

    When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

    It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighbourhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?
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  • GTK2 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

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    Greg Heffley and his family return for another laugh-out-loud misadventure in The Getaway - the twelfth book in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

    It's getting cold and Christmas is coming so the Heffleys decide there's only one thing to do: head off to a tropical island to escape the stress of the season and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.

    A few days in paradise is meant to work wonders but, as ever with the Heffleys, things are never that simple. They suffer sun poisoning, stomach trouble, venomous creatures and so much more.

    Can anything save their holiday or will the getaway end up being a grand disaster? Complete with the trademark illustrations and plenty of funny situations and observations, this is a must for any Wimpy Kid fan. Zoo-wee-mama!
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  • MCHR 7 years +

    The Adventures of Miss Charlotte Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Dominique Demers

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    This three-book collection of Dominique Demers' zany, laugh-out-loud books (hugely popular in France) finds Miss Charlotte trying out new roles as a new teacher, a mysterious librarian and a football coach. Her madcap adventures are complemented by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross' amazing artwork.

    Miss Charlotte is the new teacher at school. She wears a large hat and a crumpled dress that make her look like a scarecrow, and she talks to a rock. The children think she's kooky, but they soon warm to her after being asked to measure the room with spaghetti and hearing her fascinating stories - including one about a gorilla.

    In the second story, she is working as a librarian in the village of Saint-Anatole. With her eccentric style and alternative methods, she does things quite differently to the locals...

    In the third story, Charlotte has been given the role of football coach and uses her weird and wonderful ways to prepare the children for the big match... By teaching them how to lose!
    This collection includes books 1-3 in Dominique Demers' The Adventures of Mademoiselle Charlotte series
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  • DYI2 7 years +

    Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips (Paperback)

    Kes Gray

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    This brand new Daisy adventure book is a truly laugh-out-loud story from award-winning author, Kes Gray.

    Daisy is off to Bobbington Hall on a school trip with lots of children and few teachers. There'll be olden toilets, suits of armour and maybe even secret passages...

    But can anyone find them? And what will happen if they do?
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