Primary School Literacy Books

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    This story is about two boys, two faiths, and one unholy war. When Adam's mother dies unconfessed, he pledges to save her soul with dust from the Holy Land. Employed as a dog-boy for the local knight, Adam grabs the chance to join the Crusade to reclaim Jerusalem... And Salim's quiet life changes when he goes to work for a doctor and finds himself going into battle against the invaders...

  • EDV2 9 years +
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    My Evil Twin is a Supervillain is the third book in the My Brother is a Superhero series and is just as funny and captivating as the two that came before.

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    The Peachey family is in crisis. No one cooks dinner, no one picks up the dirty washing and thekids are always late for school. All because Mum has resigned from being Mum and taken up yogainstead. She's in the tree pose; everyone else is in the doghouse. Except McTavish, a rescue dog witha difference, on a mission to sort his new family out...Filled to the brim with Meg's wry humour and beautiful prose, this is a story for the young and the young at heart.
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    The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody Knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world. Ted Hughes - The most magnetic and original writer of his generation
  • Engage Literacy Wonder Words Collection - 24 Books - Collection - 9781474774413
    ENGW 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Young children who are just starting to read can become familiar with 100 high-frequency words with this collection of 20 early readers. It even comes with a poster so they can track their success.

    The books in this collection follow a systematic scheme that introduces children to their first 100 high-frequency words in an enjoyable and friendly way. The stories progress from short and simple text to more repetitive and rhythmic language and support guided reading. They are banded and have appealing font sizes.

    The stories are a mixture of animal-based stories and experiences that children will experience as they grow up e.g. cooking, going to the dentist. There's even one about going to the moon!

    Format: paperback
  • Horrid Henry Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781510106017 - Francesca Simon
    HRDH 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Horrid Henry is the naughtiest boy in children's books and also the star of a popular cartoon and hit film. This laugh-out-loud collection contains 12 of Francesca Simon's brilliant books - and all of them feature Tony Ross' distinctive illustrations.

    With plenty of mayhem and fun, these books follow Henry as he tries to trick the tooth fairy, sets up his own business called Monstrous Makeovers and meets the Queen!

    Format: paperback
  • Nearly Fearless Monkey Pirates Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474776745 - Michael Anthony Steele
    NFMP 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Stop your developing readers monkeying about and let them laugh at the adventures of the fantastically named Nearly Fearless Monkey Pirates!

    Under the leadership of Captain Banana Bread, our intrepid heroes sail the seven seas and hunt for treasure but all they ever find is trouble and strife.

    Hugely entertaining and brilliantly quirky, these early readers bridge the plank between easy reads and chapter books.
  • Anthony Horowitz's Wickedly Funny Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781406364729 - Anthony Horowitz
    AHWF 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Collections of books for kids don't get much better (or more wickedly funny) than this! Prepare to laugh your socks off with this set of ten of our favourite Anthony Horowitz books - from the hilarious Public Enemy Number Two to the jaw-achingly funny Groosham Grange.

    Presented in a sturdy slipcase so they'll look great on any child's bookshelf, this bumper box set includes everything you could ask for in children's fiction: a child-hating pensioner, body swapping and the world's dimmest detective.

    Fantastically funny fiction for children aged 9 and above, we'd highly recommend this side-splitting set to any young reader who loves Roald Dahl books and books by David Walliams.
  • The Accidental President Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780192771902 - Tom McLaughlin
    ACCD 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Grown-ups have had their turn at running things, and let's face it, they've been rubbish. These books find the kids taking charge and enjoying roles as the prime minister, the President, a secret agent, a billionaire and even Father Christmas!

    Very funny and filled with fantastic illustrations, these charming stories are easy to follow and will appeal to those who enjoy David Walliams or the Treehouse books.

    Format: paperback
  • The Adventures of Pug Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781526604378 - Laura James
    APUG 7 years +
    7 years +
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    You'll want to give this pug a hug as he helps your children get into reading!

    Pug is a dog who's always on an adventure. Throughout these books, he heads to the high seas in a smart sailor suit despite being scared of water; learns all about the Wild West (and how to be a cowboy!) with his faithful companion Lady Miranda; and has a scary run-in with a lion while on safari one night.

    Written by Laura James and illustrated in full colour by Eglantine Ceuelemans, these are funny adventures for children who love animals, especially friendly doggies!
  • Barry Loser Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780603575273 - Jim Smith
    BRLS 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Funny, quirky and perfect for children who wouldn't normally pick up a book, the Barry Loser stories will also appeal to fans of Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid books.

    Barry Loser has never had a problem with his name, because his coolness has always cancelled his name out! That is until Darren Darrenofski - the boy with the oh-so horrible crocodile face - joins the school and starts to ruin his life. Now, Barry must prove to the school - and himself! - that he is most definitely NOT a loser...

    Containing 10 hilarious diary-format books full of crazy cartoon illustrations, short and snappy chapters and ridiculously bad jokes, Jim Smith's Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series is a madcap treat for children of all tastes.

    This collection contains books 1-10 in Jim Smith's Barry Loser series.
    Format: paperback
  • Bloomsbury Young Readers Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781472962638
    BYRD 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Your children can meet Elvis the squirrel, enjoy a snack with Stephen the cereal superfan and head out on a pet quest with Harvey and friends in this bumper collection of early readers from Bloomsbury.

    Packed with appealing illustrations, these engaging stories have been tailored to Key Stage 1 children who are learning to read and are book banded. The progression of them will help children develop their confidence.

    Format: paperback
  • Magic Ballerina Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007974634 - Darcey Bussell
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    7 years +
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    Beloved ballerina and Strictly judge Darcey Bussell takes you on a captivating journey to the faraway land of ballet and magic where you'll meet Delphie - a girl who just wants to dance.

    Her wish comes true when she joins a new ballet school but there's more to Madame Zarakova's class than meets the eye and with the help of some very special ballet shoes, Delphie soon finds herself spinning into a whole new world!

    These simple, illustrated stories combine dancing with fairy tale-style magic and will delight children aged 5 and over.

    Format: paperback
  • New My Little Pony Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781408357330 - G. M Berrow
    MYLP 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Join Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and all the other characters from Equestria - a place full of magic and friendship - in this perfect My Little Pony collection.

    With 12 first chapter books to read through, this is a bumper collection of stories that are ideal for children (aged 7 and over) who are just starting to read chapter books.

    These are heart-warming stories that My Little Pony fans will enjoy over and over again: Twilight Sparkle casts a crystal heart spell; Pinkie Pie enjoys a rocking pony party; and Princess Celestia has to help with a royal rescue.

    Each book also contains bonus activity pages packed with puzzles, games and fun.

    Format: paperback
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    Much like cats can only miaow, the Truth Pixie can only be honest. But will this get her into trouble?

    Written by bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction Matt Haig, this book is wonderfully enchanting.
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    Written by David Walliams - an author who is proven to know just what kind of buttons to press to get kids giggling - The World's Worst Children introduces a delightfully dreadful cast of characters!

    Presented in full colour, the book features five beastly boys and five gruesome girls including Sofia Sofa, a girl who loves TV and is so stuck to the sofa she's turning into one, and Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip.

    A collection of wickedly funny short stories, there's even a special appearance from Raj - a character who has appeared in all of David Walliams' bestselling novels. The tales are accompanied by Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations.
  • Secret Breakers Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444937114 - H.L. Dennis
    SCRT 9 years +
    9 years +
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    This collection will be available to buy from mid-September onwards. Click on 'Notify me' to receive an email when it's available to buy

    This collection brings together six books in a series that has been described as 'The da Vinci Code for Kids'.

    When Brodie Bray receives a coded message through the post, her life changes forever. She has been chosen for a secret team who are all trying to solve one of the most complicated codes in the world. It's a task that has been driving people mad for years. However, every time Brodie and her new friends get close to cracking the code, more danger emerges.

    It becomes clear that someone is watching their every move...

    H.L. Dennis' stories bring real, unsolved mysteries into their plots and children will be racing through the stories to discover the solutions.
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    The World's Worst Children are back in this selection of short stories from the one and only David Walliams.

    Illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross, this book introduces beastly boys and gruesome girls and this time around they're ruder, more disgusting and worse than you could ever imagine! You'll be delightfully horrified by the antics of Gruesome Griselda and Fussy Frankie.

    Presented in beautiful hardback, these ten stories even feature a special cameo from the fan favourite, Raj!
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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.
  • Helen Peters Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781788003629 - Helen Peters
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    Described as 'a modern James Herriot for young readers', Helen Peters' heart-warming stories are all inspired by life on a farm.

    Suitable for children aged 6 and over, the six books in this collection focus on cute critters including a duckling called Button, a lamb called Lucky and a goat called Willow.

    The charming and traditional nature of the stories is sure to delight animal lovers and there's even a Christmas story (A Kitten Called Holly) to add extra sparkle.

    Format: paperback
  • Hilary McKay's Casson Family Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444947922 - Hilary McKay
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    9 years +
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    Saffron Casson has just discovered she is adopted and this has changed everything. Although her parents and siblings adore her, she's determined to discover all about her past...

    With six books covering themes including friendship, gentle romance and loneliness, these books will appeal to children who enjoy Jacqueline Wilson and Anne Fine.

    Written by Hilary McKay, these Whitbread Children's Book Award-winning stories have been described as 'warm, witty and wise' by the Daily Telegraph and offer appealing accounts of family life.

    Please note this collection comes wrapped in paper.
  • Ali Sparkes Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780192769619 - Ali Sparkes
    ALSP 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Ali Sparkes writes electrifying and pacy stories that will get children hooked on reading. This diverse collection contains six of her most thrilling novels. We'd recommend them for fans of Mark Walden, Anthony Horowitz and Pittacus Lore.

    Car-Jacked follows the genius Jack Mattingly as his parents' car is stolen - while he's in it! He's going to need all his cunning to work a way out of this one; Dark Summer finds Eddie meeting a girl who knows all the stories of the caves he's exploring. Who is she and why can't she leave the caves?

    Frozen in Time has Ben and Rachel finding an underground vault with two frozen figures at the bottom of their garden; NIght Speakers looks at the bond between Elena, Matt and Tima as they wake up at exactly the same time every night; and Thunderstruck is about two 10-year-olds who can see ghosts after being struck by lightning.

    Rounding off this exciting collection is Wishful Thinking, a story about a little known Celtic deity who finds a new purpose in his eternal life - sorting out 13-year-old Kevin's!

    Format: paperback
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    Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author Mark Lowery's hilarious books following the misadventures of Roman Garstang will appeal to fans of Barry Loser, The 13-Storey Treehouse and The World of Norm.

    Delightfully gross and very funny, The Jam Doughnut that Ruined My Life follows Roman as his week becomes a jam-filled disaster all because of one solitary doughnut. Shortly after tucking into his Monday morning doughnut, Roman's week takes a sticky turn - he finds himself banned from eating for 24 hours, narrowly avoiding a faceful of warm toddler wee and being given a lift in a getaway van. He even finds time to style his teacher's guinea pig into a blue mohawk...

    In Attack of the Woolly Jumper, Roman's wearing a sweatshirt knitted by his Grandma when his school receives a royal visit. As part of the school's fundraising efforts, Roman's been sponsored to wear this crummy jumper ('crumper') all week - no matter what happens. Of course, within days it's almost been thrown down a toiler, caused a swan attack and made a biker swerve off the road.

    The Chicken Nugget Ambush finds Roman being put on a chicken nugget-only diet by his mum - just before going on an outdoor adventure trip; The Great Caravan Catastrophe has Roman's cousin marrying the cousin of 'The Worst Person Who Ever Lived'; and Revenge of the Spaghetti Hoops follows Roman as he vows to take a starring role in an ex-pupil's reality TV show.

    Format: paperback
  • DC Superheroes Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781474774406
    DCBP 7 years +
    7 years +
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    These superhero stories are packed with action and eye-catching illustrations.

    They feature famous characters including Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman battling against fiendish foes including Two-Face, Clayface and a sinister shark!

    Their striking artwork makes them appealing and the easy-to-read text means they're ideal for children who are starting to learn to read independently - and those who wouldn't normally pick up a book!