Children's Collections

  • The House with a Clock in its Walls Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781848128804 - John Bellairs
    HWCW 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Recently adapted into a major film starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, John Bellairs' The House with a Clock in its Walls will delight fans of Goosebumps, A Series of Unfortunate Events and Harry Potter.

    First published in 1973, the first book in the series introduces the orphan Lewis Barnavelt as he comes to stay with his eccentric Uncle Jonathan. Lewis is excited to learn that his uncle and next-door neighbour Mrs Zimmerman are both magicians but when he tries his hand at some magic, he unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house - Selenna Izard.

    Lewis learns that Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls of this quirky house - and it could obliterate humankind! Will the Barnavelts be able to save the world before it's too late?
    This collection contains books 1-3 in John Bellairs' The House with a Clock in its Walls series. Please note they have been published with their original American text e.g. color is referenced rather than colour.
    Format: paperback
  • Cogheart Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781474966801 - Peter Bunzl
    COGH 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Peter Bunzl's Cogheart series contains pacy and imaginative adventure stories that your children will not be able to put down. In fact, don't be surprised if you end up fully engaged in the story of 13-year-old Lily and the search for her inventor father.

    Lily's father disappeared after a Zeppelin crashed and now she's teaming up with Robert, the local clock-maker's son, and a mechanical fox called Malkin to uncover the truth...

    Shadowy figures are closing in and treachery is lurking amongst all the smoky spires of London and soon our intrepid heroes discover a life-changing secret... These steampunk stories are a thrill from first page to last!
    Format: paperback
  • SATs Question Books KS2 Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007976881
    SATQ 10 years +
    10 years +
    (2)
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    This collection of books will help your children prepare for the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum SATS tests.

    Falling in line with new testing requirements, these books have been specially designed to boost confidence and understanding of what children should expect when it comes to taking the tests. They contain regular progress tests to ensure children are absorbing the information.

    The practice questions offer realistic test preparation and the questions have been arranged by topic to help children with their revision plans. These books cover everything a child could be tested on.
    Format: paperback
  • Joan Lingard Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910611203 - Joan Lingard
    LING 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Three exciting historical adventures from bestselling children's author, Joan Lingard.

    Despite looking after ten children already, Mr and Mrs Bigsby of the Pig and Whistle, Stoke Newington, are asked to take in an eleventh orphan named Elfie. But there's something about her - why does Elfie possess a little watercolour of the Pig and Whistle?

    In The Chancery Lane Conspiracy, Elfie and her best friend Joe's suspicion of a dodgy lawyer lead them to a conspiracy that spans across the country. And in The Stolen Sister, Elfie's little sister Rosalind is kidnapped from outside her school. It's a race against the time to locate the culprit before the family falls apart...

    Format: paperback
  • Abie Longstaff's Trapdoor Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781510106567 - Abie Longstaff
    TRAP 9 years +
    9 years +
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    From the author of The Fairytale Hairdresser series, the Trapdoor Mysteries follows 10-year-old Tally and her best friend Squill (who's a squirrel, of course) as they solve mysteries with the help of a secret library...

    Orphan Tally is the servant girl at Mollet Manor and she's also the Secret Keeper of the magical library hidden underneath the grounds. When the manor is burgled in book one, Tally must use the books to catch the criminals - but can she use them to find her missing mother too?

    In book two, Lady Mollett's puppy is kidnapped and Tally must find the dognapper before it's too late! And book three sees a ghost turn up at the manor - can the library help Tally catch something that no one can see?

    Format: paperback
  • Ross Welford Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007976904 - Ross Welford
    RWEL 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
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    Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, Ross Welford's Time Travelling with a Hamster is a truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books.

    When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary, and setting his school on fire. And he has to make sure he doesn't lose his pet hamster, Alan Shearer...

    You'll laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident and save his father's life.

    The other three books - The 1,000-Year-Old Boy; What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible; and The Dog Who Saved the World - in our collection are equally surprising, exciting and magnificent: Alfie can remember the last Viking invasion but no one believes him... He soon loses everything in a fire and decides it's time to find a way to die; Ethel learns the joy that comes from being invisible is rather short-loved; and 12-year-old Georgie has to save every dog on Earth and all of humanity without leaving her room when a virtual reality experiment goes wrong.
    Format: paperback
  • Pamela Butchart Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781788004305 - Pamela Butchart
    PAME 9 years +
    9 years +
    (5)
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    Headteachers who are vampire rats; demon dinner ladies; baby aliens... They all appear in these hilarious school stories from the Blue Peter Award-winning Pamela Butchart.

    Illustrated by Thomas Flintham, these seven books will have children laughing all the way through as Izzy and her friends uncover all sorts of startling secrets in their 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 and a spooky story about werewolves.

    Format: paperback
  • Discover the Night Sky Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474776363
    DTNS 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
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    Learn all about eclipses, meteor showers, auroras and constellations with these out-of-this-world books.

    These books offer very accessible explanations of some of the most incredible phenomena to occur in outer space. They have engaging photographs and informative fact boxes to encourage a love of science from an early age.

    Format: paperback
  • Awesome Engineering - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445166803 - Sally Spray
    AWSE 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Children can learn all about how various machines are built with this collection of Awesome Engineering books!
  • Scarlet and Ivy Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007976959 - Sophie Cleverly
    SAIV 9 years +
    9 years +
    (3)
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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.
    Format: paperback
  • Demon Headmaster Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780192765918 - Gillian Cross
    DMHD 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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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?

    Format: paperback
  • Violet Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781471182808 - Harriet Whitehorn
    VILT 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Violet Remy-Robinson is an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making.

    She travels the world cracking cases ranging from a mummy mystery to hunts for hidden treasure in these books that provide a fine introduction to whodunnits and detective stories.

    Complete with two-colour illustrations throughout, these fresh and funny mysteries are perfect for fans of Dotty Detective, Ottoline and Alice-Miranda.
    Format: paperback
  • Wordsearches Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781789581249
    WRDS 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Children will have hours of fun completing the wordsearches in these eye-catching books.

    Each book has 190 hidden words to find and the wordsearches are based around fun, popular and engaging themes including princesses, animals, dinosaurs and things that go.

    These are brilliant books for keeping children entertained while on the move or out (e.g at a restaurant) and also perfect for sharing out in party bags!
    Format: paperback
  • Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007967636 - Diana Wynne Jones
    CHRE 9 years +
    9 years +
    (4)
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    Guardian Award winner Diana Wynne Jones was the author of Howl's Moving Castle and her fantasy books were a huge influence on the likes of Neil Gaiman. This collection, with absolutely stunning jackets, contains all seven books from her hugely acclaimed Chrestomanci series.

    Everyone always tells Gwendolen Chant that she is a gifted witch with astonishing powers so it suits her when she's taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. However, her brother Eric (better known as Cat), who has no magic skills, is not so keen on this move...

    When they finally arrive, they quickly come to realise that life with the great enchanter is not what either was expecting and things start to get interesting... Meanwhile, the British government office is responsible for supervising the use of magic in Southern England. But can they be trusted?

    Published between 1977 and 2006, these books are full of laugh-out-loud humour, magic and all sorts of alternative worlds that correlate with children's hopes, dreams and fears.
    This collection includes books 1-7 in Diana Wynne Jones' Tales of Chrestomanci series
    Format: paperback
  • Jacqueline Wilson MP3 CD Collection - 10 MP3 CDs - Audio - 9781489414991 - Jacqueline Wilson
    JCWL 8 years +
    8 years +
    (5)
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    Jacqueline Wilson is one of our favourite authors and this MP3-CD collection contains 10 unabridged stories - including the complete series of Hetty Feather books, Clover Moon and Sapphire Battersea.

    Entertaining, thought-provoking and absolutely captivating, the stories are read by a host of talented and experienced narrators, including Jacqueline herself.

    With over 85 hours of listening, these are books your children will love to listen to on long journeys. They are sure to spark interesting ideas for debate and conversation.

    Ages 8 plus
    Approximate running time: 86 hours, 3 minutes
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order.
    To listen to the audio, import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets.
    Format: MP3 CD
    Unabridged
    Titles in this collection: Hetty Feather, Hetty Feather: Sapphire Battersea, Hetty Feather: Emerald Star, Hetty Feather: Diamond, Hetty Feather: Little Stars, The Butterfly Club, Katy, The Longest Whale Song, Rent a Bridesmaid and Clover Moon.
  • Little House on the Prairie Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780603571688 - Laura Ingalls Wilder
    LHSE 9 years +
    9 years +
    (5)
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    With fresh new covers from award-winning illustrator Jonathan Burton, this seven-book collection will introduce a whole new generation to the delights of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books.

    Timeless tales that have continued to grow in popularity ever since the 1970s' TV adaptation, the Little House on the Prairie book and continuing series were actually based on Wilder's real-life childhood adventures.

    Starting with the Ingalls family building their house in Wisconsin and setting up home amongst some wild bears and native Americans, the books describe how the different groups learned to live together and even look at what happened after the family left the prairie and Mary and Laura started school...

    Format: paperback
  • The Worst Witch Audio Collection - 12 CDs - Audio - 9780241383872 - Jill Murphy
    WWAC 7 years +
    7 years +
    (5)
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    Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch is one of the all-time children's classics and this audio collection contains unabridged adaptations - read by Gemma Arterton - of all seven stories in the spellbinding series.

    Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches as she's always getting her spells wrong. But she always manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy...

    Format: CD. Unabridged. Approximate Running Time 11 hours, 9 minutes.

    CDs in this collection:
    The Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for The Worst Witch - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch All at Sea - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch Saves the Day - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch to the Rescue - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star - Disc 1-2 .
  • Hilary McKay's Casson Family Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444947922 - Hilary McKay
    HMCF 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Saffron Casson has just discovered she is adopted and this has changed everything. Although her parents and siblings adore her, she's determined to discover all about her past...

    Covering themes including friendship, gentle romance and loneliness, these books will appeal to children who enjoy Jacqueline Wilson and Anne Fine.

    Written by Hilary McKay, these Whitbread Children's Book Award-winning stories have been described as 'warm, witty and wise' by the Daily Telegraph and offer appealing accounts of family life.

    Please note this collection comes wrapped in paper.
  • The Gateway Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781760502560 - Cerberus Jones
    GTWY 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Embark on an exciting adventure with a science fiction twist. When Amelia's parents reopen an old hotel, she and her new friend Charlie find the hotel and its guests rather unusual....

    With a host of intergalactic visitors from all kinds of planets, Amelia and Charlie will have their work cut out to protect the hotel and their families.
    The Gateway series are thrilling sci-fi adventures. Packed with action and a little bit of horror, they'll delight children who love the Goosebumps books.

    Format: paperback
  • School Bus of Horrors Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781474776738 - Michael Dahl
    SBOH 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Michael Dahl, the bestselling author of The Library of Doom books, returns to spook children once more with a journey on the School Bus of Horrors.

    Perfect for Goosebumps fans, these scary stories follow the bus (which looks like any other bus) as it rumbles along the streets searching for its next victim...Erm, we mean passenger.

    The creepy and compelling stories are written specially for younger and developing readers. Are your children brave enough to hop on?

    What are Hi-Lo books? The subject matter is similar to other books for children aged 9 and over but the text is written in a way that will help those of a lower reading age (6 plus) build up their fluency and vocabulary.
  • Journey Through The Human Body Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781912502530
    JTHB 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Learn all about the important systems of the human body with these vibrant books!

    Using child-friendly and engaging language, each book in this fun collection explains key terms and makes biology accessible for less-capable or fledgling readers.

    Children will be guided through the nervous, circulatory, digestive and respiratory systems and will explore the various organs that keep the body functioning.

    The innovative design complements the easy text and helps to transform the process of learning about biology into an exciting adventure.
    Format: paperback
  • E. Nesbit Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780714549125 - E. Nesbit
    NSBT 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Are you ready for a journey of discovery, friendship and adventure? This enchanting collection brings together E. Nesbit's original Five Children and It trilogy - complete with refreshed and contemporary artwork by Ella Okstad.

    Author E. Nesbit is one of the most influential authors of all time, with her works inspiring everyone from Jacqueline Wilson to J.K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman - and Five Children and It is a timeless tale that has entertained generations.

    A classic adventure story, it follows five friends as they discover 'It': a grumpy creature known as the Psammead. This sand fairy has the power to grant the children one wish a day - but they'll have to be careful what they wish for...

    The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet continue the story of Anthea, Robert, Cyril, Jane and their baby brother as things get even more magical...
    Format: paperback
  • Me and Mister P Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780192772558 - Maria Farrer and Daniel Rieley
    MMRP 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Joe has moved to a new country with his family and things are starting to get a little bit strange!

    His suitcase has disappeared and seems to have been replaced by a polar bear. He had plans to blend in, but now he's going to have a huge bear with him at all times. At least Mister P is funny, caring and helpful(-ish)...

    These illustrated chapter books are packed with drama, heart and laughter and will encourage young readers to celebrate their individuality and learn about the importance of empathy. Mister P is there for Joe and his friends as she sits back and listens to his common worries and troubles and helps him tackle them in a positive (and subtle) way.
    Format: paperback
  • A Pony Called Secret Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781788005302 - Olivia Tuffin
    APCS 9 years +
    9 years +
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    From the author of The Palomino Pony series, this exciting collection features three perfect pony stories and is filled with adventure and a genuine love of horses!

    Using funny antics from her own ponies, Olivia Tuffin writes with real heart and knowledge of the equestrian world. And in this heartwarming series, readers see Alice follow her dream of achieving success with her young strawberry roan pony, Secret.

    After struggling with Secret's training, a chance encounter with the mysterious Finn changes everything. And when Alice finally joins pony club, she is thrilled to be invited to super-popular Hannah's party. But as snow begins to fall and a pony escapes, Alice and Finn rush to the rescue...Can their friendship survive the storm?

    Alice finally reaches the Olympia Horse Show with Secret, but she soon runs into trouble with the competition - a suspicious girl named Leah. On the night before the big day, Secret is stolen and Alice's dream turns into a nightmare. It must be impossible for Alice and Finn to track him down!

    Format: paperback