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  • Unicorn Academy Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788006842 - Julie Sykes
    UNIA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.99
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    • Just £1.75 per book
    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
  • DWMG 9 years +
    9 years +
    (2)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £90.00
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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 +
    • £5.99
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    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
  • The 13-Storey Treehouse Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781529019162 - Andy Griffiths
    REHO 7 years +
    7 years +
    (5)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £48.92
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams will love Andy Griffiths' The 13-Storey Treehouse. Now presented in a cool slipcase, these engaging books are wonderfully wacky, amazingly anarchic and marvellously madcap. In fact, we'd go as far to say you'll be laughing at these tales just as much as the kids!

    Andy and Terry live in the world's greatest treehouse and in the first book (The 13-Storey Treehouse) you will learn about how it houses everything from a giant catapult to a tank of man-eating sharks and, perhaps best all, a machine that fires marshmallows at you when you're hungry.

    As the series progresses, this magical treehouse receives a number of 13-storey extensions - and things continue to get crazier! The 29-Storey Treehouse finds it being home to an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands; The 39-Storey Treehouse has a roller coaster providing the thrills; The 52-Storey Treehouse is home to a real-life game of Snakes & Ladders; The 65-Storey Treehouse has a birthday room where it's ALWAYS your birthday; The 78-Storey Treehouse only finds an ALL-BALL sports stadium being added to the development; and the 91-Storey Treehouse contains a human pinball machine.

    The short chapters and wild plots make these paperback books instantly appealing and Terry Denton's amazing illustrations just add to the thrills!

    This collection includes books 1-8 in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 13-Storey Treehouse series.
    Format: paperback
  • Creative Writing with Roald Dahl Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780241395615 - Roald Dahl
    CWRD 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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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
  • Teacup House Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781474966818 - Hayley Scott
    TCPH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.99
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Come and visit The Twitches of Teacup House: a magical miniature doll's house where visitors are always welcome - especially if they have cake or bring a puppy!

    Written by Hayley Scott and illustrated by Pippa Curnick, these full-colour animal stories offer an enchanting and contemporary combination of Beatrix Potter and The Borrowers.

    These stories follow a young heroine called Stevie and her mum as they enjoy meeting charming characters and go on incredible adventures.
    Format: paperback
  • The Rescue Princesses Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788005661 - Paula Harrison
    RSCP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    The modern princess is feisty, independent and a real go-getter. She shows children that there is so much more to being in line for the throne than wearing a pretty dress...

    This exciting collection of fast-paced adventure stories stars a diverse set of princesses who are determined to prove kings wrong and save animals that are in trouble.

    The fun and easy-to-read chapter books combine action with laugh-out-loud moments and are certain to help children build their reading confidence.
    Format: paperback
  • A Pony Called Secret Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781788005302 - Olivia Tuffin
    APCS 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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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 +
    • £13.99
    • RRP £55.93
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    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)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £35.94
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    • Just £1.17 per book
    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)
    • £5.99
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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)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £27.96
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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
  • Bear Grylls Adventure Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781786961235 - Bear Grylls
    BRGR 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    Young explorers, adventurers and nature enthusiasts will love Bear Grylls' exciting stories. In each of these 10 books, a child is given a magical compass that leads them to somewhere incredible - and also gives them the chance to meet Bear!

    Set in blizzards, jungles, deserts, the sea and other amazing locations, these awesomely illustrated stories are packed with action and will help teach readers new survival skills that they can make use of in real life.

    With Bear taking on a central starring role, these inspiring stories will encourage children to get outside and explore some more!
    Format: paperback
  • Awesome Engineering - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445166803 - Sally Spray
    AWSE 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £53.94
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    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 +
    (1)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £35.96
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    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
  • Starters Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781912904099 - Nick Pierce
    STTE 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £55.92
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Each book in this colourful collection is filled with simple text and striking illustrations that help introduce history and the natural world to young readers. They cover curriculum topics and reveal what people and animals have done over the various historical periods.

    From exotic animals in the rainforest to knights preparing for battle, these books are sure to inspire a passion for learning as children are enthralled by the informative yet fun layout of each spread. They have 'Can you find...?' sections which will encourage children to absorb the information on the pages while learning about the important concepts.

    Throughout the books there are introductory paragraphs with additional text and highlighted images around the border to encourage readers to spot specific objects within the main image. There is also a timeline, glossary and index for key terms so children can consolidate what they have learnt.

    Format: paperback
  • Hive Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781408890820 - Mark Walden
    HVEW 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £12.99
    • RRP £63.92
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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)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £27.96
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    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 +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £41.94
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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
  • Megan Rix Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780241395677 - Megan Rix
    MRIX 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Fans of Dick King-Smith and Michael Morpurgo will love this fascinating series full of adventure and super-cute animals! All of the books feature historical figures.

    Florence and the Mischievous Kitten is the perfect introduction to Florence Nightingale for children. It tells a warm and humorous story about her missing kitten, Scamp, and the unlikely friendship that is formed after a penniless orphan named Beth finds him in the middle of the city.

    Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award 2015, Emmeline and the Plucky Pup teaches children about the mark in history when women gained the right to vote in 1918. Leader of the suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst get a helping hand from her ward's new pup, Rascal, in this brave tale.

    When 9-year-old animal rescue worker Harry is asked to take a very special birthday present to Winston Churchill's home, he can't wait for learn all about the Prime Minister's much-loved pets. But will he ever live out his dream of owning his own?
    Format: paperback
  • SATs Question Books KS2 Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007976881
    SATQ 10 years +
    10 years +
    (2)
    • £8.99
    • RRP £24.95
    • Save £15.96Save 63%
    • Just £1.80 per book
    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
  • Close Up Continents Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445166810
    CLSU 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £53.94
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    Explore the continents of the world with this amazing collection of geography books. They encourage readers to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in an engaging and entertaining way.

    Each book also highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.

    Format: paperback
  • Wordsearches Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781789581249
    WRDS 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £39.91Save 79%
    • 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