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  • The Greatest Adventures in the World Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781408329405 - Tony Bradman & Tony Ross
    GTAD 7 years +
    Tony Bradman & Tony Ross
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
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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
  • Children's Classics Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781788285964
    CCOL 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £79.84
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Fall down the rabbit-hole with Alice in Wonderland; sail over to Treasure Island; and soar into the sky with Peter Pan.

    These abridged adaptations of world-famous stories mean children aged as young as 6 have the chance to discover them. They're beautifully illustrated, full of humour and have easy-to-follow text.

    Format: paperback
  • Michael Rosen Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781783447220 - Michael Rosen
    ROSN 5 years +
    Michael Rosen
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £35.94
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    • 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.
  • 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!
  • Dotty Detective Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007970247 - Clara Vulliamy
    DOTT 7 years +
    Clara Vulliamy
    7 years +
    • £6.99
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    • 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.
  • Are We Nearly There Yet? and Other Poems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509891474
    AWTY 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
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    Our 10 hilarious poetry anthologies, featuring favourite Macmillan poets, are perfect for getting children excited about reading and writing poems.

    Joys of every kind are packed into this wonderful, funny collection of poetry. Chosen by some of the biggest names in children's poetry this collection will introduce young children to some of the funniest, silliest and most memorable words in verse.

    Ideal to dip into, to read from cover to cover or to learn by heart, this collection is perfect for newly confident readers.

    Format: paperback
  • Fish Fingers Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910611142 - Jason Beresford
    FABF 8 years +
    Jason Beresford
    8 years +
    • £5.99
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    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...).
  • Top of the Pups Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509891207 - Anna Wilson
    PUPS 7 years +
    Anna Wilson
    7 years +
    • £5.99
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    When Mum agreed to let Summer have her very own golden Labrador puppy, she probably didn't imagine the chaos to come...

    Summer and her new puppy Honey are best friends from the moment they meet and embark on a hilarious and exciting adventure together; Summer takes on Honey's training, performs with her in the school talent show, plans a birthday party for her and helps her prepare for the arrival of a litter of puppies.

    Format: paperback
  • How to Train Your Dragon Early Reader collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444947106
    TTYD 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.94
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    • Just £1.17 per book
    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
  • Help With Homework 9+ Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781788102322
    HHNN 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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    This exciting and enticing collection of books brings a whole host of fun into children aged 9 and over's English, maths and science homework. Fully in line with the National Curriculum, it's full of age-appropriate activities that will help children develop core maths and literacy skills.

    This collection includes a book covering all the essential English grammar and language rules; a maths book tackling topics including fractions, decimals, percentages, shapes and angles; and a science book covering topics ranging from forces and human biology to the solar system.
  • Help With Homework 5+ Collections - 3 Books - Collection - 9781788102131
    HHFV 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    This exciting and enticing collection of books brings a whole host of fun into children aged 5 and over's homework. Fully in line with the National Curriculum, it's full of age-appropriate activities that will help children develop core maths and literacy skills.

    This collection includes a book dedicated to core numeracy skills; a phonics book that will help children get to grips with essential reading techniques; and a reading and writing book that will develop early word recognition and letter formation.
  • Help With Homework 7+ Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781788102155
    HHSV 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    This exciting and enticing collection of books brings a whole host of fun into children aged 7 and over's homework. Fully in line with the National Curriculum, it's full of age-appropriate activities that will help children develop core maths and literacy skills.

    This collection includes a book dedicated to adding and subtracting; a spelling book covering all the rules and techniques; and a times tables book that is packed with simple practice activities and techniques.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (32)
    • £19.99
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    • Just 61.00p per book
    Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.

    Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.

    This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
    Format: paperback
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (17)
    • £17.99
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    • Just 72.00p per book
    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6 and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
    Format: paperback
  • Letts Success KS1 English SATs Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007970100 - Letts KS1
    LSEN 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £15.97
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    Including a practice workbook, a revision guide and practice test papers, this collection will help children revise and prepare for their Key Stage 1 English SATs with plenty of success.

    Whether your child learns best by seeing, hearing or doing (or a combination of all three), these revision books cover different approaches that will help them engage and understand more about each topic.
  • DWQ2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Can you believe it's been 10 years since The Boy in the Dress first made his way on to children's bookshelves? Bad Dad, the 10th children's novel written by David Walliams, finds him at his anarchic and heart-warming best.

    Frank's dad has been thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery, so Frank hatches a plan to get him out for one night to give the money back. Frank's dad is happy to go along and make amends for his mistakes but the crime boss, Mr. Big, has other ideas...

    A fine addition to David's roster of children's classics, this is a pacy riches-to-rags story that celebrates the bond between parent and child and we're sure it will also make you and your children laugh and cry in equal measure.

    This title was shortlisted for 2018's British Book Award Children's Book of the Year.
  • WKG2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Greg Heffley and his family return for another laugh-out-loud misadventure in The Getaway - the twelfth book in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

    It's getting cold and Christmas is coming so the Heffleys decide there's only one thing to do: head off to a tropical island to escape the stress of the season and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.

    A few days in paradise is meant to work wonders but, as ever with the Heffleys, things are never that simple. They suffer sun poisoning, stomach trouble, venomous creatures and so much more.

    Can anything save their holiday or will the getaway end up being a grand disaster? Complete with the trademark illustrations and plenty of funny situations and observations, this is a must for any Wimpy Kid fan.
  • WOF2 9 years +
    Michelle Paver
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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    Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver is a haunting prehistoric adventure that will appeal to children from 9+.

    When his father is killed by a bear that has been taken over by a demon, 12-year-old Torak is left living alone in the forest but he has a quest to follow. As his father dies, he tells Torak that it's up to him to find and get help from the Mountain of the World Spirit, so that the bear can be prevented from destroying others.

    Terrifying adventures lie in wait for Torak. Can he succeed in his quest? Michelle Paver's skilful storytelling will enthral and entrance!
  • EIL2 9 years +
    Neil Gaiman
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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    Widely regarded as a modern classic of children's literature, and also the inspiration for a major film adaptation directed by Henry Selick, this is a special tenth anniversary edition of Coraline.

    Written by the bestselling Neil Gaiman, this edition comes complete with a new foreword from the author, as well as visually striking illustrations from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.

    There's something strange about Coraline's new home, and it's not the constant mist or the cat that keeps watching her, it's the other house... The one behind the old door in the drawing room, where a mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin want Coraline to join them. But if Coraline steps through that door, she knows she may not come back...

    A gripping and dark contemporary fairy tale with just the right amount of creepiness.
  • RAO2 8 years +
    Christian O'Connell
    8 years +
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    When Spike is sacked from his job on hospital radio, he decides to make the most of a bad situation by launching his own show from a makeshift studio in his dad's shed. To avoid being found out, he takes on the secret identity of Radio Boy...

    Spike soon has a hit on his hands but can he handle this newfound fame? He decides that Radio Boy should call a homework strike, but quickly reconsiders if this is a good idea. Spike's also desperate to impress Katherine Hamilton... But how can he do this when he needs to keep his Radio Boy identity a secret?

    Absolute Radio (and Book People Bedtime Story Competition judge!) Christian O'Connell's debut children's book is a laugh-out-loud read about a boy who stumbles upon something extraordinary. This book features illustrations from Rob Biddulph and will appeal to fans of David Walliams, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Baddiel.
  • Read and Learn Collection: Key Stage 1 - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241315880
    KSOR 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Published by the experts at DK and created in consultation with a team of literacy experts, this is a fantastic series of books full of facts about subjects children will want to read about.

    From diving dolphins to exploding volcanoes and busy bees to seriously impressive spaceships, the books cover all kinds of science and nature themes and the interactive nature makes them great for inquisitive children.

    Covering Reading Levels 1 (learning to read) and 2 (beginning to read), these books progress in difficulty and are full of word repetition, cool photographs and amazing artwork. They will help build reading skills and inspire a lifelong love of books.
  • Dr. Seuss: Classic Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780007967421 - Dr Seuss
    DSCC 5 years +
    5 years +
    (6)
    • £21.99
    • RRP £119.80
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    • Just £1.10 per book
    From Horton Hears a Who to The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax, Dr. Seuss's stories are timeless, zany and will be enjoyed on countless occasions.

    This slipcased collection contains 20 of his classic stories. Told in rhyme and with eye-catching artwork throughout, you'll be enjoying these crazy and funny tales just as much as the kids.

    Who will be your children's favourite characters?
    Format: paperback
  • Dirty Bertie Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781847159373 - Alan Macdonald
    DTYB 5 years +
    Alan Macdonald
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £99.80
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    Dirty Bertie surely ranks alongside Horrid Henry as one of the naughtiest boys in children's books and here are 20 books focusing on his hilariously naughty antics.

    Trouble is never far away when Bertie's around and this, combined with his disgusting habits, makes for delightfully gross reads that will appeal to children who wouldn't normally pick up a book. There are books about aliens, monsters and fleas and they're all very, very entertaining.

    Written by Alan Macdonald and illustrated by David Roberts, these are laugh-out-loud first readers about a grubby little boy.

    Format: Paperback
  • Animal Rescue Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781847159458 - Tina Nolan
    ANMR 7 years +
    Tina Nolan
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
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    Featuring lost ducklings, homeless hamsters and problem ponies, this 10-book collection will warm the heart of any young animal lover.

    Eva and Karl Harrison live at the Animal Magic Rescue Centre with their parents and have to help a new arrival recover every single day. They have to deal with a ginger kitten who's been locked out of their football star owner's house; find a new home for a loveable puppy; and nurse an injured fox cub back to health.

    A bestselling series, the simple and easy-to-follow books find all kinds of animals overcoming trouble. They are written by an author with a real love and knowledge of animals and are already bestsellers. The refreshed artwork here makes them even more appealing.

    Format: paperback