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  • Bear Grylls Adventure Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781786960948 - Bear Grylls
    RYLL 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £29.94
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Survival expert Bear Grylls' stories will appeal to young explorers and adventurers. Each of these six books follows a child as they are given a magical compass that not only gives them the chance to meet Bear - but also to visit somewhere incredible.

    With stories set in blizzards, jungles and deserts, these highly illustrated books star Bear himself and will teach the readers new survival skills that they can make use of in real life.

    These are inspiring stories that will encourage children to get outside and explore some more!
  • Judy Blume Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509891214 - Judy Blume
    JDYB 12 years +
    Judy Blume
    12 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £34.95
    • Save £26.96
    • Just £1.60 per book
    Judy Blume is an important author whose books have resonated with so many teens (and older readers!) over the years. Tackling important issues including bullying, peer pressure and prejudice, the five books in our collection are vital reads.

    Blubber follows Linda as she reads out her class project and unwittingly becomes the victim of a sustained and cruel campaign of humiliation. Eventually, her friend Jill stands up for Linda but by the time she does, the bullies are ready to move on to their next victim - and now Linda's on their side...

    Deenie is all about the pressures of looking perfect; Iggie's House tackles neighbourhood prejudice; Here's to You, Rachel Robinson covers family conflict; and Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret is a classic story about fitting in - both at home and at school.
  • A.A. Milne Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509897292 - A.A. Milne
    AAMN
    A.A. Milne
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.95
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    A.A. Milne may be best known as the author who brought Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin into the world but he was equally adept at writing charming adult tales and short stories. This collection will help you discover another side to this beloved and famous writer.

    Four Days' Wonder is a hilarious spoof on the detective novel in the vein of P.G. Wodehouse; Two People is a perceptive account of a marriage between a couple who realise they have nothing in common; and Mr Pim Passes By is a delightful comedy of manners.

    Chloe Marr is an entertaining novel about a young socialite; and A Table Near the Band is a collection of short stories about the foibles of everyday life. It takes in everything from a family reunion to a first dance and domestic disagreements.

    Format: paperback
  • Ann Cleeves Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509897223
    ANNC
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.95
    • Save £31.96
    • Just £1.60 per book
    Our latest Ann Cleeves collection contains two Vera Stanhope novels (6, 7 and 8 in the series) and two of her Shetland books (6 and 7). Both of these series have been adapted into popular television dramas, but we believe the novels are even more compelling.

    The Vera (a character played by Brenda Blethyn) novels - The Seagull, Harbour Street and The Moth Catcher - find the clever but chaotic detective delving into a case that could destroy the close-knit community she lives in; on the trail of a killer who murdered someone on a packed train; and investigating the links between two bodies that are connected but found nowhere near each other.

    Shetland's Thin Air and Cold Earth find Detective Jimmy Perez (played in the series so perfectly by Douglas Henshall) on the case of a missing girl who claims to have seen a ghost of a child who drowned in the 1920s; and looking into a landslide that may or may not have killed his old friend Magnus Tait...

    This collection includes books 6, 7 and 8 in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series and 6 and 7 in her Shetland series.
    Format: paperback
  • Dotty Detective Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007970247 - Clara Vulliamy
    DOTT 7 years +
    Clara Vulliamy
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £23.96
    • Save £16.97
    • Just £1.75 per book
    This collection introduces Dorothy Constance Mae Louise, or Dot as she prefers to be called, as she unravels mysteries with the help of her trusty sidekicks Beans and Top Dog McClusky.

    The four books in this series see Dot and friends saving the school talent show from sabotage; going on a spooky adventure in pursuit of a ghost; solving a mystery at Adventure Camp; and sniffing out a missing puppy in time for the Summer Fair.

    Perfect for children beginning to read independently, these stories are witty, intelligent and engaging.
  • Fish Fingers Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910611142 - Jason Beresford
    FABF 8 years +
    Jason Beresford
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £14.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    This hilarious Fabulous Four Fish Fingers collection is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Andy Stanton and David Walliams.

    After meeting a magic elf, the relatable, empathetic heroes and heroines turn into superheroes with (mostly) impressive special powers and, whenever danger is near, they work together to defeat the evil villains behind the mayhem - including Jumper Jack Flash (a man-rabbit-pirate thing) and The Panteater.

    In this series, The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers stop a sweet-stealing spree and save the school disco; get mixed up in a spooky mystery on a school trip; and even protect the planet from invaders from the planet Nrrmmff.

    Children will love getting to know Gary, Ruby, Bel and Morris - aka superheroes The Chimp (who can swing from rooftops), Kanga-Ruby (magical pocket), Nightgale (a voice that can shatter glass) and Slug Boy (erm...).
  • PJ Masks Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781526381644
    PJMS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £19.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Children will love joining the PJ Masks as they head into the night to save the day. The new stars of Disney Jr are already proving to be very popular and this collection contains four books following their action-packed adventures.

    By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette - the PJ Masks. Throughout these appealing stories, they discover that their super vehicles have gone missing and have to rely on their bicycles to catch Romeo in order to get them back; look into the case of stolen school buses; and have to look after a new pet called Birdy.

    Mayhem at the Museum finds them taking on Romeo after he makes a Big Box of Bad and controls the city with it from the museum.

    These incredible books are pacy and the familiar characters make them even more appealing.
  • Rennie Airth Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509897247
    RENN
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.97
    • Save £17.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    Follow Detective Inspector John Madden as he attempts to solve a number of tricky cases in Rennie Airth's three novels inspired by the Golden Age of crime fiction.

    In River of Darkness, it's 1921 and there's been a terrible murder at a manor house in Surrey. The victims have all been stabbed and the lack of disturbance in the house suggests the attack was one of terrifying speed. While the police force are ready to put the murders down to robbery and violence, Madden sees things differently - he's sure this is the work of a psychopath...

    The Blood Dimmed Tide finds Madden on the trail of a killer who is a master of reinvention; and The Dead of Winter takes place in late 1944 when a young Polish girl who worked on Madden's farm winds up dead...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Rennie Airth's John Madden Mystery series
    Format: paperback
  • Michel Bussi Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407251035
    MBUS
    • £5.99
    • RRP £24.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    These elegant yet provocative crime mysteries from bestselling French author Michel Bussi will delight fans of Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbo and Kathy Reichs.

    After the Crash is a compelling read all about the mystery behind a plane crash and its sole survivor. On 22 December, 1980, a plane went down near the Franco-Swiss border and was engulfed in flames. The survivor was a 3-month-old baby and two families - one rich, the other poor - came forward to claim her. This sparked a decades-long investigation as the authorities tried to decide if she was Lyse-Rose or Emilie. Meanwhile, Detective Credule Grand-Duc is all set to end his life but then he comes across a secret that could change everything...

    Black Water Lilies finds one murder leading to another and has all kinds of twists revolving around a previously undiscovered Monet masterpiece; and Don't Let Go finds a man's wife going missing. He didn't kill her so why is he acting so guilty?

    Format: paperback
  • It's All About... Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9780753443132
    ITAA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £15.99
    • RRP £79.84
    • Save £63.85
    • Just £1.00 per book
    This collection of 16 fact-filled books looks at a huge variety of fascinating topics including the natural world, the animal kingdom and vehicles and transport.

    Each book is packed with facts and stats and comes with eight collectible cards to tear out and keep. Free extra content such as downloadable audio to accompany the books it available by logging into a special URL disclosed in the books.
  • How to Train Your Dragon Early Reader collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444947106
    TTYD 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.94
    • Save £22.95
    • Just £1.17 per book
    This book will be available to buy from early May onwards. Click on `Notify me' to receive an email when it's available to buy.

    Learn how to read with Hiccup, Toothless and the other popular characters from Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books. This reading scheme provides a magical introduction to books that are packed with action, heart and emotion.

    Perfect for children aged between 5 and 7, the stories are based on episodes of Dragons (as seen on Netflix) and find Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders finding the perfect place to build their dragon fort. There's just one problem - wild dragons are already living there!

    Other stories find Hiccup and friends dealing with a series of lightning storms and fighting against a sea dragon. With their short sentences, exciting artwork and appealing stories, these are perfect for children as they take the first steps on their reading journey.

    Format: paperback
  • I Wonder Why Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780753442944
    IWDR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £19.99
    • RRP £119.80
    • Save £99.81
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Inquisitive children will love this set of 20 fact-filled books which explore a variety of topics ranging from pirates and planes to penguins and pyramids.

    Written in a child-friendly and conversational style, these books are educational in an amusing and imaginative way and are sure to delight readers who want to know more about the world around them.

    Among the intriguing questions they provide answers to are 'why does the wind blow?', 'why does soap make bubbles?' and 'why did the Romans wear togas?'
  • 24 Hour History Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474764896
    TFHH 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £27.96
    • Save £22.97
    • Just £1.25 per book
    These four books provide graphic novel-style accounts of some of the most momentous days in our history- including D-Day during World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassination of JFK and The Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969.

    The eye-catching artwork and captivating true stories are sure to capture the interest of any child interested in history, as well as those who wouldn't normally read books.

    Each book has a cast of characters that help offer biographical information on the key players in each event and a timeline that explains what happened when. They also explain the lasting effect each important event made.
  • Mathalon Maps Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781474764919
    MTHM 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £53.94
    • Save £45.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Calculate the world and all its wonders with the Mathalon Maps Books.

    Each book in this collection introduces a different area of the world and then presents a mathematical problem to answer e.g. how long would it take to row from the coast of England to New York if a rower is rowing at a speed of 1 metre per second?

    The interactive nature and combination of geography and maths makes these books endlessly interesting and very exciting. Children will be learning without even realising - and you'll find your jaw dropping at some of the stats and facts once they complete the questions!
  • What's That? Ladybird First Words and Pictures Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241287880
    PG0233 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £19.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    These Ladybird board books provide an introduction to big machines, things found at home, animals found on the farm and a host of favourite animals.

    They have bright and bold artwork and are perfect for children who are just starting to learn their first words.
  • My First Milestones Collections - 6 Books - Collection - 9780192768445 - Amber Stewart
    MFMI 3 years +
    Amber Stewart
    3 years +
    • £8.99
    • RRP £41.94
    • Save £32.95
    • Just £1.50 per book
    Bramble eats nothing but berries; Otter can't swim; and Puddle is worried about his first day at school...

    From letting go of a comfort blanket to helping picky eaters discover more foods, this positive collection is full of gentle stories and easy-to-follow advice that will help you and your children reach various milestones.

    These animal-themed stories show how, by working together, families can help children grow up, step by step. Each book also contains a list of Ten Top Tips that will help children embrace the unfamiliar concepts.
  • Michael Rosen Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781783447220 - Michael Rosen
    ROSN 5 years +
    Michael Rosen
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £35.94
    • Save £28.95
    • Just £1.17 per book
    Covering favourite themes of farts, animals and other bodily functions, Michael Rosen's books are guaranteed to put a smile on readers of all ages' faces and this collection is no exception.

    From Burping Bertha to Fluff the Farting Fish, these are riotously funny poems and stories that children will enjoy on repeated reads. There are also tales about bagels, bees and crumbles and they're all so appealingly presented.

    They're exciting, fun and feature incredible artwork by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.
  • What's Beneath Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474764957
    WBEN 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £35.96
    • Save £30.97
    • Just £1.25 per book
    This collection will be available to buy from early May onwards. Please keep checking back.

    These books are perfect for inquisitive children. They look beneath the surfaces of things and reveal all kinds of inner workings - from how the body functions to what happens under the paths we walk and roads we drive on.

    They're full of cutaways, insets and sidebars and have plenty of fun-to-explore illustrations. They also have seek-and-find activities and words that will help build vocabulary.

    These are great books for children who prefer facts to fiction.

    Format: paperback
  • Stick & Play Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781787005884
    SKLN 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.92
    • Save £29.93
    • Just £1.25 per book
    Children can enjoy a selection of spot-the-difference activities and learn some new words with these hands-on books.

    Featuring scenes from the city, ocean, zoo and farm, the spot-the-difference books contain simple text and bold graphics that complement the photographic scenes, and it's up to children to add the stickers to the positions where the differences are.

    With the enticing themes of the animals, on the farm, under the sea and things that go, the Stick & Learn books contain a range of onomatopoeic words that add to the early learning fun and each one contains over 100 reusable early learning stickers.
  • Erica James Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407251127 - Erica James
    ERCA
    Erica James
    • £5.99
    • RRP £26.97
    • Save £20.98
    • Just £2.00 per book
    Erica James writes stories that are warm, witty and wise and this collection contains three stand-alone novels that are perfect to absorb yourself in while the nights get lighter...

    The Dandelion Years is a tale that stretches from wartime Bletchley to a modern-day Suffolk village. Saskia makes a living tending to broken and battered books and dreams about the people who once turned the pages. She finds a hidden notebook and realises someone has tried to hide a story of their own. She's soon drawn into this heart-rending tale of love in the war era...

    Song of the Skylark is an enchanting tale of life, loss and love that follows Lizzie as she moves back home and listens to a 90-year-old's life story that shows her she's not the only one to be unlucky in love; and Summer at the Lake is a tale of love, fate and second chances that follows a journey from Lake Como in Italy to Oxford.
  • I-Spy Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007969869
    ISPB 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £35.88
    • Save £25.89
    • Just 83.00p per book
    Children will love spotting things on their travels with these 12 interactive, pocket-sized books. They encourage them to discover more about the world around them and are packed with photos, facts and fun.

    There are books full of things for children to spot while they're on a car journey; enjoying a day out in the city; and while out at the shops. They'll love ticking off everything they see and scoring each item as they earn more and more points.

    These books are perfect to use as homework projects or just to keep children happily entertained on a long journey.
  • Zom-B Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781471173004 - Darren Shan
    ZOMB 14 years +
    Darren Shan
    14 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.95
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    Even before the zombie apocalypse, B Smith had to deal with a racist father and nightmares about killer babies. Now zombies are around every corner, things are just getting worse...

    In her hunt for safety, B finds herself stuck in an underground prison but soon learns things above ground are far more dangerous and deadly. She also turns her back on Dr Oystein only to come across the baby from her nightmares... She's also offered the chance to join the revitalised Angles but isn't sure if siding with them is the right move.

    Written by Cirque du Freak author Darren Shan, the Zom-B books are grisly, gruesome and awesome. Teens who love action-packed reads with plenty of gore will race through them as they join B Smith on her epic tale of survival.
    This collection includes books 1-5 in Darren Shan's Zom-B series.
    Format: paperback
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780241351802 - Jeff Kinney
    WKJK 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £14.99
    • RRP £83.88
    • Save £68.89
    • Just £1.25 per book
    Containing books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's bestselling (10 million and counting!) series all the way up to Double Down, plus a Do-it-Yourself activity book, this is a collection that belongs on every young reader's bookshelf. Zoo-wee-mama!

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These laugh-out-loud books follow his journal as he makes observations on his days and doodles away.

    From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these misadventures are sure to have children (and you!) laughing out loud.
    This collection contains books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
    Format: paperback
  • Stacy Gregg Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007971466 - Stacy Gregg
    GRGG 9 years +
    Stacy Gregg
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £27.96
    • Save £21.97
    • Just £1.50 per book
    Stacy Gregg writes heart-warming, emotional and dramatic stories based around horses. These four novels will delight any child who loves animals.

    The Princess and the Foal is inspired by the true story of Olympic equestrienne Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. It's about an Arabian princess who forms a bond with a horse after tragedy strikes her family; The Girl Who Rode the Wind is a sweeping story set in Italy that takes you from the Second World War through to the present day; and The Island of Lost Horses is an epic Caribbean adventure.

    The Thunderbolt Pony, meanwhile, follows a girl who will stand by her beloved animals - no matter what.