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  • DWMG 9 years +
    9 years +
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    David Walliams' Dahl-esque books are hugely popular with children and many of them have been adapted into hit BBC shows. Here are nine of his books in audiobook format, so the whole family can listen and laugh to them - wherever you go!

    Coming in a handy tin, the collection includes The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger, Demon Dentist, Awful Auntie, Grandpa's Great Escape and The Midnight Gang. All the stories are read by David himself and he's joined by special guests including Nitin Ganatra, Michael Gambon and his old Little Britain partner Matt Lucas.

    A bumper-tastic story collection full of heart and humour, these are stories you'll want to listen to over and over again.

    Running time: 36 hours
    Tin size: 145 x 145mm
  • 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
  • Creative Writing with Roald Dahl Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780241395615 - Roald Dahl
    CWRD 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Could you be the next Roald Dahl? Each book in this fantastic creative writing series will inspire young writers through the wonderful worlds of best-loved stories!

    There are fun wordplay activities to spark creativity, top tips to build confidence, and plenty of language work to help develop vocabulary and grammar skills.

    Bring stories to life with help from the BFG, as children learn how to write splendid settings using adjectives, imagery, similes and much more. Matilda encourages writers to create spellbinding speech through the use of authentic dialogue, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will teach the importance of believable characters!

    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
  • Septimus Heap Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781408872574 - Angie Sage
    HEAP 10 years +
    10 years +
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    Wizard apprentice Septimus Heap and his family's lives are about to change in so many ways...

    After killing the Queen and locking up the Extraordinary Wizard, the powerful Necromancer has decided to seize control of all things Magykal. He's determined to use Darke Magyk to fill the world with terrifying creatures...

    However, the Necromancer has missed a vital detail, meaning that one boy can defeat him and save the world. The only problem is Septimus has no idea about his destiny...

    Angie Sage's Septimus Heap action-packed series is packed with marvellous magyk and mayhem. We'd recommend these books for fans of Harry Potter, Divergent and Artemis Fowl.
    This collection contains books 1-7 in Angie Sage's Septimus Heap: Wizard Apprentice series
    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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Violet Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781471182808 - Harriet Whitehorn
    VILT 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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    • Just £1.75 per book
    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
  • 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!
  • Discover the Night Sky Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474776363
    DTNS 8 years +
    8 years +
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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
  • Hive Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781408890820 - Mark Walden
    HVEW 10 years +
    10 years +
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    • Just £1.62 per book
    James Bond meets Artemis Fowl in this fantastically witty and action-packed series from award-winning author, Mark Walden.

    H.I.V.E (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) is a top-secret school of applied villainy where children with a precocious gift for wrong-doing are sent to develop their talents into criminal mastermind.

    The stories follow 13-year-old Otto Malpense as he is hand-picked to join the six-year programme to become the world's next supervillain. With the help of his new friends - an athletic martial-arts expert, a world-famous diamond thief and a spunky computer genius - will Otto be able to achieve what has never been done before and break out of H.I.V.E?

    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
  • Scarlet and Ivy Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007976959 - Sophie Cleverly
    SAIV 9 years +
    9 years +
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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
  • 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
  • Wordsearches Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781789581249
    WRDS 7 years +
    7 years +
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    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
  • 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
  • Physical & Human Geography Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781912502547
    PAHG 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
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    Explore planet Earth's most impressive natural processes with this fact-filled collection and discover how these shape our world.

    With clear illustrations and informative text, each book provides an intriguing insight into natural disasters by looking in detail at their causes and effects.

    Ranging from volcanoes and earthquakes to landslides and avalanches, young science-obsessed readers will be able to examine our planet's most destructive geographical events and answer important questions surrounding each process.
    Format: paperback
  • Jack Dash Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910611197 - Sophie Plowden
    JDSH 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Jack is less than happy when his family moves to Curtly Ambrose. It's a very dull, suburban town where nothing of note ever happens - but things get magical when he finds a feather in his book!

    It turns out that this is no ordinary feather... It's a magical feather and whatever Jack draws quickly comes to life. Jack quickly makes some grand plans and starts drawing a dog, a car and a wrestling mask but he's surprised when he ends up with frilly knickers, a pet sea lion who requires high maintenance and on the run from the dastardly mayor...

    Jack's also having to deal with Coco, the girl next door who is oh-so annoying... He realises he's going to have to get better at drawing before disaster strikes again. The duo also end up playing in a summer blizzard and taking part in the local cake-off - with hilarious consequences!

    Sophie Plowden's laugh-out-loud stories feature quirky illustrations by Judy Brown and will appeal to fans of Pamela Butchart, David Walliams and the Treehouse stories!
    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
  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471174827 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DORD 9 years +
    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 - 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
  • 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
  • DK Eyewitness History Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241379028
    EYWI 9 years +
    9 years +
    (4)
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    The DK Eyewitness books support National Curriculum Key Stage 2 topics and cover a range of eras and topics that children will be learning about in their history lessons.

    From the ancient empires of Egypt, Greece and Rome through to William Shakespeare, the Tudors, Victorians and both World Wars, these visual guides will help children understand more about these key times from our history.

    Format: paperback
  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781912006977
    SPVG 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    This 10-book collection provides accounts of how some of the world's most important inventions were built and how they work - some of which to this very day.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and detailed and informative text, the books cover the likes of Egyptian pyramids, viking towns and Greek temples.

    Perfect for children fascinated in history, these books will become handy study aids and are sure to keep children absorbed for hours on end.