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  • Biff, Chip and Kipper: Time Chronicles Collection - 18 Books

    Product Code: BCKT
    Collection 7 years +
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    The familiar figures of Biff, Chip and Kipper have grown up and are facing a battle against evil in these 18 excellent adventures.

    As the familiar characters embark on the mission of a lifetime, your children will be on the edge of their seats. Ideal for children making the transition from picture books to longer stories, these books feature a host of characters from the past, which gives children an insight into history.

    Starting at Oxford Reading Tree Level 10, the books also include extras such as parent support, historical fact files and suggestion for things to talk about regarding the story.

    Format: paperback
    • £10.00
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  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books

    Product Code: PXAA
    Collection 6 years +
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    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.00
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  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 2 Collection - 25 Books

    Product Code: PXAL
    Collection 7 years +
    (27)
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    So many of you have been asking us for the next books in the bestselling series and now we're delighted to say The Project X team are back - and they're set to face their biggest challenges yet in this massive 25-book collection.

    Max, Cat, Ant, Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight, face a number of new challenges that will inspire young readers to keep turning the pages of every single action-packed book included in the collection.

    With stories written by authors including Steve Cole, Elen Caldecott and Jacqueline Rayner, the plots follow the gang as they face off against Badlaw; go in search of a missing cargo of cyberbees; and are attacked by a swarm of metal-eating, robotic space locusts. The collection also includes a larger-format Fact File full of activities.

    With their 3D-style artwork, the books are perfect for children in Year 3 at school. All-new stories, they continue the adventures from the first series at Oxford Reading Level 9 and progress all the way up to Level 14, meaning they are suitable for children of differing reading abilities.

    This 25-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 9 to 14 (book bands Brown and Grey). It is suitable for children in Year 3 and 4. It follows on from the first collection back at Level 9 to help children hone their reading skills before moving onto the more advanced stories.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.00
    • RRP £168.80
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  • Judy Moody Collection - 14 Books

    Megan McDonald

    Product Code: TJMC
    Collection 7 years +
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    Meet Judy Moody, her little brother Stink, her best friend Rocky and her 'pest' friend Frank Pearl in this incredibly witty 14-book collection.

    Judy has a mood for every occasion... A bad mood, a good mood and even an around-the-world mood! Across these books, she enjoys madcap adventures as she experiments with psychic abilities; investigates the case of a missing puppy; and for once gets a taste of her own medicine.

    Megan McDonald's laugh-out-loud stories are complemented by Peter H. Reynolds' fine illustrations in these bestselling books for newly confident readers. Racing through the pages of one of these books is sure to lift any young reader's mood!
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
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  • Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder Collection - 5 Books

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: DRPC
    Collection 9 years +
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    Jo Nesbo may be best-known for his gritty Nordic crime thrillers, but did you know he's also a most-talented children's author? The Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder series is full of the zest and buoyancy of David Walliams and Roald Dahl's most popular novels.

    This collection brings together all five hilarious novels in this bestselling series. The crazy plots revolve around Doctor Proctor - an inventor who dreams of becoming famous. When he creates a super-strength fart powder that can propel people into outer space, he may have just achieved his goal... But he hasn't counted on the ruthless twins Tuis and Trym spoiling his plans! The fart-filled adventure takes in a firework extravaganza, a trip to prison and an escaped anaconda!

    The other books in the series are equally delightfully absurd - Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa have to win a football tournament to save the last of Norway's gold (which has been turned into the trophy), the Doctor works on a Time-Travel Bath Bomb and he and his friends discover a TV show is hypnotising everyone who watches it...

    Wickedly funny stories for children, including reluctant readers, aged 9 and over.
    Format: paperback
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  • The 117-Storey Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths

    Product Code: YTR2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    117 storeys of silliness and laughter in the ninth book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's Treehouse series.

    Best friends Andy and Terry have added another 13 levels of madcap fun to their ever-growing treehouse. This time around, they've added a tiny horse level, a pyjama party room and a museum dedicated to underpants! It's not all fun and games though, especially as the Story Police are on their trail. Will they summon the courage to escape through the Door of Doom?

    This lively book is packed with laugh-out-loud situations and fun cartoon-style illustrations. Climb aboard!
    • £2.00
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  • Marge in Charge Collection - 4 Books

    Isla Fisher

    Product Code: MARG
    Collection 7 years +
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    Marge loves to make a mess and bend the rules. She has rainbow-coloured hair and is also a babysitter...

    She cooks up a chocolate soup, conducts a chaotic concert and rescues a train in these laugh-a-minute tales. She loves skiing in summer and bonds with so many children including Zara's naughty little cousin.

    Written by popular actress Isla Fisher and illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans, these fun family stories offer a vibrant and zesty combination of Mary Poppins and The Treehouse series. They're delightful, zippy reads that will have children racing through the pages.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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  • Dirty Bertie Book and CD Collection - 8 Books & CDs

    Alan Macdonald & David Roberts

    Product Code: DTBT
    Collection 7 years +
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    Now you can read AND listen to the disgusting habits of Dirty Bertie!

    Dirty Bertie picks his nose, loves smelling revolting pongs and is always getting into mischief. Trouble seems to follow him around and now the whole family can get involved (from a safe distance) with this story and CD collection.

    In these laugh-out-loud tales, Bertie builds a haunted house; enjoys a wet weekend away with his family; and attempts to cheat his way through a Spelling Bee! Fans of Horrid Henry will love following the CDs as they read along to the stories.
    Format: paperback/CD. Total running time of CDs: 6 hours 38 minutes. Unabridged. Read by Evelyn McLean.
    • £8.00
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  • Ultimate Superstars Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: ULSS
    Collection 9 years +
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    Join your favourite pop stars on their journey to Number 1!

    Similar in style to the popular Football Legends series, these books follow the lives and careers of today's biggest singers - Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande - in a narrative style.

    Each book reveals how the stars went from humble beginnings to fame at an early age (from childhood TV appearances to performing in Destiny's Child!) and how their songs managed to capture the public's imagination and define generations of wannabe superstars.
    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
    • RRP £23.96
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  • Yasmin Collection - 4 Books

    Saadia Faruqi

    Product Code: YASM
    Collection 5 years +
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    This delightful four-book collection is about a spirited student named Yasmin Ahmad and her adventures as a fashionista, painter, builder and explorer!

    Yasmin is a strong character with a knack for solving problems in unique ways and she is known in her family as having big imagination. In each book, Yasmin inspires readers by using her creative thinking and curiosity to solve life's little problems.

    With bold illustrations and important messages, Saadia Faruqi's books subtly weave Muslim traditions into fun, relatable stories and would be great reads for children growing in confidence or moving from Key Stage 1 to 2.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
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  • The 91-Storey Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths

    Product Code: NNS2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 91-Storey Treehouse is the seventh book in the hilarious series about two boys and their always awesome and ever-expanding treehouse.

    Told in a combination of text and cartoon illustrations, the duo have now expanded it to 91 storeys. The 13 new levels include everything from the world's most powerful whirlpool to a mashed-potato and gravy train and a human pinball machine.

    There's also a giant spider web (with a giant spider) and the chance o have your fortune told by Madam Know-it-all. Finally, will you dare push the big, red button?
    • £2.00
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  • Squishy Taylor Collection - 6 Books

    Ailsa Wild

    Product Code: SQUI
    Collection 7 years +
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    Modern Family meets Harriet the Spy in this hilarious six-book mystery series.

    Squishy Taylor is a cheeky 11-year-old who is always up to strange stuff, whether it's finding someone hiding in the basement or investigating a missing vase. She lives with her dad and step-family in a crowded apartment - but that doesn't stop her from having fun!

    With a focus on problem-solving, these creative books explore modern families and real mysteries and will encourage readers to get involved with the stories.
    Format: paperback
    • £2.00
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  • Esio Trot

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: ETZ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Famously made into a BBC short film starring Dustin Hoffman and Dame Judi Dench, Roald Dahl's enchanting tale Esio Trot is a Red House classic that has a funny, tender and poignant love story at its core.

    It tells the tale of the shy Mr Hoppy, who is desperate to tell his neighbour Ms Silver his true feelings for her, but he can never find the words. So when he learns that her dearest wish is for her pet tortoise Alfie to grow bigger, he hatches a plan involving a giant pair of metal claws and 140 tortoises...

    A charming book, featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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  • Volcano: A Fiery Tale of Survival

    Thomas Kingsley Troupe

    Product Code: COX2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    When Cam's family decides to go to a luau during their vacation in Hawaii, he decides to stay behind to play some video games in the hotel. Lost in gaming euphoria, Cam slowly begins to realize that the rumbling noises aren't coming from the TV--the entire hotel is shaking. Cam glances out the window of his hotel room just in time to see the nearby "non-active" volcano explode. Chunks of rock and lava cascade down into the city. Giant, flaming rocks start to tear the hotel to shreds. Cam knows he needs to find his family and get out fast, but a river of lava is between him and his loved ones . . .
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  • Snakes and Ladders - Reading Ladder series

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: LDS2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Perfect for children learning to read, Snakes and Ladders is a charming story from former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.

    At school she's called 'weedy Wendy', but Wendy isn't afraid of Slinky - Grandad's snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him.

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
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  • Star Wars: The Nest

    Tom Huddleston

    Product Code: EHY2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Part of The Adventures in Wild Space series that takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the Star Wars book he Nest is packed full of cool characters, dastardly villains and amazing droids to meet.

    Lino and Milo Graf's parents have been kidnapped by the evil Imperial Captain Korda and their latest clue leads them to a remote jungle world, where a terrifying beast is lying in wait...

    Suitable for Jedi aged 8 and over, this awesome adventure is ideal for children who are starting to read independently and being set in a galaxy far, far away makes it perfect for those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.
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  • Big Purple Wonderbook

    Enid Richemont

    Product Code: CVH2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Tom has gone shopping with his mum and is intrigued when he comes across a big purple book with gold edges and a red silk bookmark in a charity store.

    This book may be old and dusty but then it starts speaking to Tom - and even offers him the chance to see three magic wishes come true...

    This bookworm's take on Aladdin is packed with fun and excitement from the very first page...
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  • EDGE: Slipstream Graphic Fiction Level 2: Beyond the Wall

    Jonny Zucker

    Product Code: BII2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience. This illustrated story is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too. All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley. Zara lives on one side of the wall, Kell lives on the other. No one from the two sides has ever met... until now. Zara is determined to help Kell escape from poverty, and to unite the two sides.
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  • Race for Home

    Jon Mikkelsen

    Product Code: CUI2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Tomas is excited when he sees a poster for a bike race. But he doesn't have a bike! Luckily, he meets Miles, who has an old rusty bike that they can fix up. The boys become friends, but why won't Miles tell Tomas where he lives or invite him over? How are Miles and Tomas supposed to be a team when one of them is keeping secrets?
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  • Avalanche Freestyle

    Scott Ciencin

    Product Code: CQY2
    Other 8 years +
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    Rich kid Tony Jay is a shoe-in to win the Silver Falls snowboarding tournament, but his biggest rival, Jack Hewlitt, can't afford to enter. Tony may be spoiled, but he knows that victory means nothing if you don't beat the best. So, he agrees to hold a one-on-one freestyle run with Jack on top of the Silver Falls Mountains. But just when things start to heat up, a massive avalanche threatens to put both boys on ice, turning their friendly competition into a race for their lives.
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  • Anna Liza and the Happy Practice

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: AYN2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Anna Liza likes to help cheer up her mother's psychiatric patients with her 17 top knock-knock jokes and cheerful songs, but when she meets Edward, she hits a brick wall. Edward's dad is so sad since his mum left; he says his life isn't going anywhere any more. Anna Liza has a plan to get him on the move again, if only she can manage to evade her mother's attention long enough. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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  • Skylarks: Yasmin's Parcels

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: CVI2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    In this story from the Skylark series, Yasmin sets off to find some food to help out her poor family.

    With her parents and six little brothers, Yasmin lives in a tiny house and they are always left hungry. And as the eldest child, she knows she needs to do something about their everlasting hunger.

    But instead of food, Yasmin returns with mysterious parcels. Will these parcels be able to feed her family?
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  • Monster Hunter

    Michael Dahl

    Product Code: CTQ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    In the busy streets of Shanghai, three young people hide from a group of determined hunters who are searching for anyone born with dragon blood. The friends must work to hide their identities. Their greatest strengths could betray them, and turn them into prisoners forever.
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  • Cheer Challenge

    Ronda Redman

    Product Code: CQB2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Amanda has always dreamed of being captain of a cheerleading squad, and this year she is! But she soon realises that being captain is harder than she thought. Not only does she have to lead the squad, she has to inspire them - and that's hard work.
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