Children's Fiction

School Stories

  • School for Stars Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781510102750 - Holly & Kelly Willoughby
    SFOR 9 years +
    Holly & Kelly Willoughby
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £41.93
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    • Just £1.43 per book
    Written by TV presenter Holly Willoughby and her sister Kelly, the School for Stars books are positively feel-good and packed with dance, drama and friendship.

    As the twins Maria and Molly Fitzfoster meet Pippa Burrows on their first day at L'Etoile (also known as the School for Stars), they form an incredible bond that they hope will last through every year on their journey to fame. But the jealous Lucifette Marciano is around and she will do anything to shatter their dreams...

    Compared favourably to Malory Towers, these books also feature some exciting Famous Five-style mysteries and celebrate the joys of friendship and following your dreams.
    This collection contains books 1-7 in the School for Stars series.
    Format: paperback
  • WKG2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
    • £6.99
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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.
  • TGTE 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Liz Pichon's Tom Gates stories are hilarious and are presented here in audio format.

    The hilarious tales follow Tom as he goes about his daily life and has all kinds of unlucky adventures.

    The stories will encourage the reluctant readers to pick up the books after listening so they can relive them. They are read by the popular actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films) and Russell Tovey (Being Human, Him and Her, The History Boys).
    Running time: approx 11 hours, 57 minutes
    Format: CD

    CDs in this collection:
    Tom Gates: Extra Special Treats (not) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: (A Tiny Bit) Lucky - Disc 1-3, Tom Gates: Yes! No (Maybe...) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Top of the Class (nearly) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...) - Disc 1-2.
  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471168642 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DKDI 9 years +
    Rachel Renee Russell
    9 years +
    (3)
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    • Just £1.17 per book
    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories 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
  • Pamela Butchart Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781788002134 - Pamela Butchart
    PBUC 9 years +
    Pamela Butchart
    9 years +
    (2)
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    Headteachers who are vampire rats; demon dinner ladies; baby aliens... They all appear in these six hilarious school stories from the Blue Peter Award-winning Pamela Butchart.

    Zany, crazy and illustrated by Thomas Flintham, these five books will have children laughing all the way through as Izzy and her friends uncover all sorts of startling secrets. Set in a primary school, their suspicions of the new head are raised when they realise he has his blinds drawn all day. Then he bans garlic bread at lunchtime...

    Matilde is the new girl at school and Izzy has been told to look after her, but then she realises Matilde might just be hiding a secret - a spy secret! There are also tongue-in-cheek retellings of Shakespeare's plays for children of all ages to enjoy.

    Format: Paperback
  • World Elite Dance Academy Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780603574054 - Kimberly Wyatt
    WEDA 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Written by former pop star and Celebrity MasterChef winner Kimberly Wyatt (in collaboration with Girl Online author Siobhan Curham), the World Elite Dance Academy books will appeal to children who love nothing more than dancing to the beat.

    Billie and her friends all come from very different backgrounds but that doesn't stop them from coming together in an empowering way as they express themselves through dance. They're not on the lookout for fame and fortune, but do want to have fun!

    Diverse in the truest sense, these books will appeal to fans of everything from Malory Towers to Holly Willoughby's School for Stars series.

    Format: Paperback
  • Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library Box Set - 30 Books - Collection - 9781510102293 - Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    HHLB 5 years +
    Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    5 years +
    (3)
    • £22.99
    • RRP £147.70
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    • Just 77.00p per book
    Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library is a box set featuring every single one of Francesca Simon's stories starring the naughtiest boy in children's books - and so much more!

    Displayed in a keepsake slipcase and with a mammoth 30 books included, this is a brilliant collection to add to any child's bookshelf. Very funny stories that are tremendously re-readable, they follow the lovably naughty Henry as he gets into all kinds of trouble and faces of against his nemesis, Perfect Peter.

    With extra appeal added by the black-and-white artwork from Little Princess author Tony Ross, the collection also includes joke books and a special Christmas story to accompany the laugh-out-loud novels.
  • LAL2 9 years +
    Jacqueline Wilson
    9 years +
    (4)
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    Award-winning author, Jacqueline Wilson, writes with her trademark sensitivity and thoughtfulness about a young girl who tries to cope with looking after six-year-old twins and her three-year-old sister when her mum goes on holiday. The story tackles the enormous pressures faced by Lily as she covers for her mum and tries to keep the family together. With its gripping plot and resourceful heroine, Lily Alone will keep readers aged 9+ on the edge of their seats until the last page is turned.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • HOZ2 11 years +
    Louis Sachar
    11 years +
    (2)
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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.
  • RJP2 11 years +
    RJ Palacio
    11 years +
    (13)
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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 ten-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.
  • Fairy School Drop-Out Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781760500597 - Meredith Badger
    FYSC 7 years +
    Meredith Badger
    7 years +
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Meredith Badger's Fairy School Drop-Out series is already a huge hit in her native Australia and now your children can also enjoy the story of a fairy who ditches her tutu in favour of her awesome skateboard.

    Debunking all the myths about fairies and their 'oh-so-sweet' nature, these books offer a refreshing read and are great for adventure-loving children. They are thrilling, exciting and will provide plenty of entertainment.

    These three contemporary stories have appealing purple text and are presented in a handy, smaller size.
  • Dork Diaries Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781471166808 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DKDR 9 years +
    Rachel Renee Russell
    9 years +
    (3)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    Tweens who enjoy the sparklier side of life will love joining Nikki Maxwell and exploring her adorkable world with this collection of Dork Diaries books.

    Written by Rachel Renee Russell, these books are bestsellers all around the world and it's easy to see why. They are presented in a fun-filled diary format (complete with sketches and doodles) that gives children aged 9 and over the chance to find out exactly what Nikki is thinking as she enjoys and endures a number of misadventures.

    Nikki's always been a total dork, but when she moves to a new school she feels it's the perfect time to leave her lame ways behind and enjoy a fresh start - but making friends and changing your ways is never that easy. Throughout the hilarious books, Nikki starts at her new school; dreams of becoming a pop star; and starts to learn about love...
  • LOH2 7 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    7 years +
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    Greg Heffley is back - and this time he's heading on the road with his family... could there be anything worse? Zoo-wee-mama! The ninth book in the worldwide bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will have the whole family howling with laughter.

    Suitable for children aged 9 and over, the Wimpy Kid books have not only delighted keen readers but also those who have been reluctant to discover the joys of reading and this book finds the Heffleys taking in an epic road trip.

    We think Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul might just be Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney's funniest book yet - your children will love it, and you'll be chuckling along, too.
  • WIK2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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    Can you believe that Greg Heffley and his family have been entertaining children all over the world for 10 years now? The tenth book in the bestselling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School finds Greg's town voluntarily going electronics-free - and you can imagine how well this has gone down!

    Full of Jeff Kinney's trademark zeal and comic strip illustrations, Greg is missing modern life and its conveniences. As tensions mount both in and outside the Heffley household, Greg has to find a way to survive or decide if he is cut out for going 'old school'...

    A hilarious page-turner that adults will be chuckling at almost as much as the children.
  • RAO2 8 years +
    Christian O'Connell
    8 years +
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    When Spike is sacked from his job on hospital radio, he decides to make the most of a bad situation by launching his own show from a makeshift studio in his dad's shed. To avoid being found out, he takes on the secret identity of Radio Boy...

    Spike soon has a hit on his hands but can he handle this newfound fame? He decides that Radio Boy should call a homework strike, but quickly reconsiders if this is a good idea. Spike's also desperate to impress Katherine Hamilton... But how can he do this when he needs to keep his Radio Boy identity a secret?

    Absolute Radio (and Book People Bedtime Story Competition judge!) Christian O'Connell's debut children's book is a laugh-out-loud read about a boy who stumbles upon something extraordinary. This book features illustrations from Rob Biddulph and will appeal to fans of David Walliams, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Baddiel.
  • BNF2 7 years +
    Anne Fine
    7 years +
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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...
  • ADVBU 5 years +
    Jacqueline Wilson
    5 years +
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    From climbing and abseiling to canoeing and a Crazy Bucket Race, Tim's adventure holiday promises to be full of action. There's just one problem: he is hopeless at sports of any kind. Can Tim survive the horrors of a week absolutely packed with activity? Can his team - the Tigers - be the overall champions?

    In this brilliant book from prolific children's author Jacqueline Wilson, there are more than a few surprises in store in Cliffhanger! A great read for any child aged 9 or above.
  • MNW2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    (1)
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    One of the UK's favourite storytellers, David Walliams' novels are full of wit and wisdom. They have heart-warming themes and a spiky sense of humour that appeals to any fan of Roald Dahl. In this book, he's delighted to introduce children to the Midnight Gang!

    Although most children are fast asleep by the time the clock strikes 12, the Midnight Gang's adventures are just beginning... Tom has been hit on the head by a cricket ball and finds himself at Lord Funt hospital, a place run by terrifying porters and wicked matrons. However, when he meets four other patients in the children's ward, things get exciting.

    While bonding, the five friends find all their dreams coming true. This is a spellbinding book about the power of friendship and magic. It's just as captivating as Walliams' previous books Mr Stink, The Boy in the Dress and Gangsta Granny and has a cast of characters your children will instantly love.
  • 6DWK 7 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    7 years +
    (12)
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    Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a worldwide bestseller that is cracking kids up from New York to Newcastle!

    When Greg finds himself thrust into a new school where undersize weaklings like him share the corridors with other kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving, he decides to piggyback on the popularity of his friend Rowley and finally become cool.

    Children from 9+ will love reading the hilarious story of how Greg and Rowley's friendship is tested to the limits!
  • Sophia Bennett Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910655900 - Sophia Bennett
    SBEN 11 years +
    Sophia Bennett
    11 years +
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    A girl meets one of the biggest boy bands in the world; a model has to make a bittersweet choice when her sister feels ill; and a TV talent show puts a huge strain on two best friends...

    Love Song finds Nina heading off on tour with the biggest band in the world, The Point. While there she realises there's far more to the pop band than just guitars and girls; The Look finds 15-year-old model Ted's sister falling ill and her having to decide what is more important - her modelling career or her family; and You Don't Know Me finds bandmates Sasha and Rose wowing the masses in a talent contest before being pitched against each other. Can their friendship survive?

    In a pre-teen friendly style, Sophia Bennett tackles social and topical issues that affect her readers in a cool and stylish way.
  • ALIMU 7 years +
    G. M. Berrow
    7 years +
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    When her crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Princess Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief, Sunset Shimmer, into an alternate world, where she finds herself turned from a pony into ...a girl! In order to regain her crown and return to her home in Equestria, Twilight Sparkle must learn about this strange new world and defeat Sunset Shimmer in a competition to be crowned princess of the Fall Formal at Canterlot High. Luckily, the magic of friendship never changes, and Twilight has the assistance of five girls who remind her of a certain group of ponies back in Equestria ...
  • AOQEK 9 years +
    RJ Palacio
    9 years +
    • £6.39
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    Wonder tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him. Auggie & Me is a new side to the Wonder story: three new chapters from three different characters - bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte - giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives. Thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming, Auggie & Me is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved Wonder.
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    Sunset Shimmer has changed a lot since she came from Equestria to Canterlot High. But when it comes to friendship, she still has a lot to learn. When she starts to study the magic of friendship, she ends up causing problems for all her friends! Can Twilight Sparkle and the others teach her what friendship is all about?
  • HPF2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Head to Hogwarts and discover where it all began with this special children's edition of 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.