Fiction

  • Cogheart Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781474966801 - Peter Bunzl
    COGH 9 years +
    9 years +
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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
  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408313053 - Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    NSHK 7 years +
    7 years +
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    It's now over 400 years since the Bard died and his work still remains just as relevant and compelling today. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales.

    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers.

    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.
  • Ross Welford Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007976904 - Ross Welford
    RWEL 10 years +
    10 years +
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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
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    9 years +
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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.

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  • Kate Ling's Ventura Saga -  3 Books - Collection - 9781510202108 - Kate Ling
    KLVS 13 years +
    13 years +
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    Readers of Veronica Roth (Divergent) and Beth Revis (Across the Universe) will love this compelling saga that tackles themes of mental health, forbidden romance and what it takes to be human.

    Set in the near future, this coming-of-age YA crossover features an epic love story and a heartbreaking journey that touches on family and friendship. The Loneliness of Distant Beings sees Seren's life change in ways she can barely comprehend after meeting Dom - she can't help but stay in his orbit.

    In The Glow of Fallen stars, Seren and Dom flee their old lives on board spaceship Ventura and end up crash-landing on an uninhabited planet that appears to be paradise. To survive, they must uncover the secrets of the mysterious planet - but at what cost?

    And in The Truth of Different Skies, Bea is chosen to go on a mission in space and must leave Earth forever. No matter what it takes, her life has to matter. But she didn't plan on falling in love before she left...
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  • 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...

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  • Susin Nielsen Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783449118 - Susin Nielsen
    NIEL 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Susin Nielsen writes fresh and contemporary teen tales that are warm-hearted and cover tricky subjects with wit and candour. Perfect for fans of Wonder and Annabel Pitcher, these heartfelt stand-alone stories cover themes of families, inclusivity and fitting in.

    My Messed-up Life finds Violet's dad leaving her and her mum for a 'new' and improved family. She's not impressed with her mum's new boyfriend so sets her sights on a man who will be the perfect partner and stepdad: George Clooney.

    We Are All Made of Molecules finds Stewart missing his late mum. His loneliness is even more apparent now he's moved in with the popular Ashley and her mum. Stewart can't quite fit in at school and Ashley can't get used to her awkward new home. And then they both attract the attention of the school hunk, Jared...

    Word Nerd is about a friendless nerd called Ambrose Bukowski and what happens when bullies try to kill him by putting a peanut in his sandwich...
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  • The Royal Rabbits Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471182785 - Santa Montefiore
    RYLR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The Hobbit meets Fantastic Mr Fox meets Watership Down in this charming collection from renowned storytellers and bestselling authors Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore.

    Packed with fun, fantasy and adventure, The Royal Rabbits of London tells a madcap story about a secret society that will do anything to protect the royal family from the horrible Ratzis. In Escape From the Tower, the Ratzis are back and plotting chaos up in the Shard, but it gets worse when weakling Shylo Tawny-Tail is kidnapped.

    The Great Diamond Chase will have you eager to turn the pages when a precious diamond is stolen from Buckingham Palace. Can the Royal Rabbits uncover the culprit and rescue the diamond in time?

    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?

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  • 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.
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  • Unicorn Academy Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788006842 - Julie Sykes
    UNIA 7 years +
    7 years +
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    With their eye-catching jackets and enchanting plots, these chapter books will introduce children to the joys of Unicorn Academy - a place packed with magic.

    Written by Julie Sykes and illustrated by Lucy Truman, these adventure stories focus on different girls and their favourite unicorns and will delight fans of Rainbow Magic.
    Format: paperback
  • Catherine Wilkins Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788005319 - Catherine Wilkins
    CTHW 11 years +
    11 years +
    (1)
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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.
    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?

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  • Greatest Stories Ever Told Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781408329405 - Tony Bradman & Tony Ross
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    7 years +
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    This 10-book collection is packed with famous and action-packed tales. From Robinson Crusoe to Robin Hood, they're among the very best adventures of all time.

    Brilliantly rewritten by Tony Bradman to appeal to younger readers, each of these stories also features awesome artwork by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.

    Dynamic retellings of Beowulf, Ali Baba and King Arthur are also included in this awe-inspiring introduction to adventure stories.

    Format: paperback
  • Dick King-Smith's Sophie Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406364712 - Dick King-Smith
    DKSS 7 years +
    7 years +
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    In this set of six stories from Babe, the Sheep-Pig and the Queen's Nose author Dick King-Smith, children will get to meet Sophie - everyone's favourite farmer-to-be!

    Throughout the books the small but very determined Sophie meets snails, horses, ducks and cats and has a number of adventures. Written especially for children aged 7 and over, these are very appealing stories that will strike a chord with any young animal lover.

    With award-winning illustrator Hannah Shaw's illustrations providing a contemporary look, these are simply awesome animal adventures.
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  • The House with a Clock in its Walls Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781848128804 - John Bellairs
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    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.
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  • Chrestomanci Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007967636 - Diana Wynne Jones
    CHRE 9 years +
    9 years +
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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
  • Little Women Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780349011998 - Louisa May Alcott
    LTLW 12 years +
    12 years +
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    One of the all-time classics, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is the touching and heartbreaking tale of the four March sisters: sensible Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth and fiery Amy.

    It follows the girls as they grow up and deal with life's various issues. From squabbles to struggles to make ends meet and missing their father to the perils of sickness, it's a novel that captures the feelings of impending adulthood.

    This collection contains Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys.

    Format: paperback
  • No. 1 Boy Detective Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783446506 - Barbara Michelhill & Tony Ross
    BYDT 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Damian Drooth is a super sleuth, a number 1 detective and a boy who has a nose for trouble... He's determined to clean up the world so criminals better beware!

    First up, Damian finds himself caught up in the glamorous world of film-making. However, he realises it's a den of deceit and he's going to need all his skills, wits and cunning to keep out of trouble and save Trixibelle, the daughter of a crazy, mega-rich director.

    Written by Barbara Mitchelhill and with illustrations by Tony Ross, these are rib-tickling reads for children aged 7 and over.
    Format: paperback
  • Philip Pullman Audio Collection - 7 MP3 CDs - Audio - 9781489414984 - Philip Pullman
    PPUL 13 years +
    13 years +
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    Philip Pullman's books tackle important, controversial and difficult subjects with style, wisdom and authority. The His Dark Materials trilogy is often heralded as a modern masterpiece and it's featured on this unabridged audio collection across three CDs. There are also four CDs featuring the unabridged books from the Sally Lockhart Quartet.

    The monumental His Dark Materials books introduce Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe where science, theology and magic are entwined. As she embarks on a search for a sinister plot that involves stolen children, she soon finds herself on a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust... Now is the perfect time to listen to these thought-provoking and captivating stories before the BBC adaptation starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Clarke Peters arrives on our screens later this year.

    The Sally Lockhart Quartet opens with The Ruby in the Smoke, a book that finds Sally receiving an anonymous letter shortly after the death of her father at sea; the dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet... Sally decides to find out the truth about her father's death and finds herself plunged into a terrifying mystery in the heart of Victorian London - and it all seems to revolve around a deadly blood-soaked jewel.

    The His Dark Materials audiobooks are read by Philip Pullman and a full cast, while the Sally Lockhart Quartet is read by Anton Lesser.
    Approximate running time: 70 Hours 45 Minutes
    Ages 13 plus
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, devices, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible.
    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

    MP3 CDs in this collection:
    Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess.
  • Jean Ure's Dance Trilogy Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007972029 - Jean Ure
    JUDT 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Jean Ure's fantastic Dance Trilogy is a funny and heart-warming collection of books about dancing, friendship and following your dreams.

    In this series Maddy reaches out to the mysterious new girl at her school; gets accepted to a prestigious ballet school; and prepares for the biggest performance of her life.

    Jacqueline Wilson described this charming trilogy as 'funny, funky, feisty and fantastic reads!'

    Format: paperback
  • Jamie's Amazing Cape Adventures Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781910611159 - Pete Johnson
    JAMI 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Pete Johnson is a Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author who writes zesty, hilarious stories. The books in this collection follow Jamie as he finds a cape covered in gold stars. He likes to pretend it grants wishes.

    Bug Brother finds Jamie wishing his brother Harry would turn into a blue bottle; Detective Brother has Mrs Jones' earrings going missing; Invisible Brother finds Harry getting his hands on the coat and having his favourite wish come true; and Pirate Brother follows a swashbuckling encounter with Brave Bill - the magic pirate from Jamie's favourite book.

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  • School Bus of Horrors Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781474776738 - Michael Dahl
    SBOH 9 years +
    9 years +
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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.
  • Girls F.C. Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406388138 - Helena Pielichaty
    GRFC 7 years +
    7 years +
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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...

    Format: paperback