Primary

Literacy

  • HTWP 7 years +
    Joseph Coelho
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Creative children can make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud poem, go on an outdoors simile hunt, and play poetry games in the playground by following the inspiring activities featured in this brilliant book.

    Perfect for encouraging budding poets to follow their ideas, this book is full of useful tips and starting points and is sure to make them chuckle and think about what they're writing.

    Written by popular poet Joseph Coelho, it covers everything from laughable limericks to poetic puns and ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance.
  • FTAU 5 years +
    Enid Blyton
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £30.00
    • Save £20.01
    Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet reads two of Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree books across 10 CDs in this enchanting collection.

    Joe, Beth, Frannie have moved to a new home and are delighted to find an enchanted wood on their doorstep. When exploring here, they come across the Faraway Tree - their passport to all sorts of magical adventures...

    Soon they meet Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover new lands including the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats and the Land of Do-as-you-Please.

    Running time approx 8 hours

    CDs in this collection:
    The Magic Faraway Tree - Disc 1-5, The Folk of the Faraway Tree - Disc 1-5
    Please note this audio collection contains books 2-3 in Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree series
    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • Read and Learn Collection: Key Stage 1 - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241315880
    KSOR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £47.90
    • Save £39.91
    • Just 80.00p per book
    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.
  • Reading With Phonics: Key Sounds Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781786927583
    RWPH 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £31.91
    • Just 80.00p per book
    This Reading with Phonics collection features a host of fairy tales and they all focus on different key sounds e.g. The Ugly Duckling is based around a 'short U'; Rumpelstiltskin includes 'ar' and the secondary sounds 'sp', 'sk' and 'st'; and The Elves and the Shoemaker uses the 's-blend' and secondary sounds including 'oi' and 'st'.

    Also including retellings of Beauty and the Beast and Puss in Boots these books all feature rhyming activities, key words and picture dictionaries. They're sure to inspire new readers to read on further and develop their skills independently.
    Format: paperback
  • Dr. Seuss: Classic Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780007967421 - Dr Seuss
    DSCC 5 years +
    5 years +
    (3)
    • £21.99
    • RRP £119.80
    • Save £97.81
    • 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 +
    (1)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £99.80
    • Save £79.81
    • Just £1.00 per book
    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 5 years +
    Tina Nolan
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £39.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    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
  • Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library Box Set - 30 Books - Collection - 9781510102293 - Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    HHLB 5 years +
    Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    5 years +
    (3)
    • £22.99
    • RRP £147.70
    • Save £124.71
    • Just 77.00p per book
    Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library is a box set featuring every single one of Francesca Simon's stories starring the naughtiest boy in children's books - and so much more!

    Displayed in a keepsake slipcase and with a mammoth 30 books included, this is a brilliant collection to add to any child's bookshelf. Very funny stories that are tremendously re-readable, they follow the lovably naughty Henry as he gets into all kinds of trouble and faces of against his nemesis, Perfect Peter.

    With extra appeal added by the black-and-white artwork from Little Princess author Tony Ross, the collection also includes joke books and a special Christmas story to accompany the laugh-out-loud novels.
  • Billie B Brown Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781760500566 - Sally Rippin
    BILB 5 years +
    Sally Rippin
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £31.91
    • Just 80.00p per book
    Billie B Brown is bright, funny and loveable - and stars in this superb series from Sally Rippin for early readers.

    Billie is always on the go and has so much fun. She's a brave girl who enjoys playing soccer and is learning ballet, but she's also getting used to having a new baby brother. She's strong and feisty and always looking for a creative way to save the day.

    Full of fun and friendship, these books are presented in a way that is appealing to early readers and you'll soon see why they are among Australia's bestselling children's books!

    Format: Paperback
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
    LGMS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
    • Save £49.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

    Format: paperback
  • Stories for 5-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880300
    STFV 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
    • Save £12.98
    • Just £1.66 per book
    Featuring funny, magical and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 5 and over.

    Funny Stories for 5-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Dick King-Smith, Tony Ross and Malorie Blackman; Magical Stories for 5-Year-Olds features fantasy stories from Joan Aiken, Margaret Mayo and Alf Proysen; and Animal Stories for 5-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories from the likes of Dick King-Smith, Margaret Mahy and Dorothy Edwards.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • Stories for 6-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880317
    STSI 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
    • Save £12.98
    • Just £1.66 per book
    Featuring funny, magical and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 6 and over.

    Funny Stories for 6-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Margaret Mahy, Tony Bradman and Malorie Blackman; Magical Stories for 6-Year-Olds features fantasy stories from Joan Aiken, Berlie Doherty and The Brothers Grimm; and Animal Stories for 6-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories from the likes of Dick King-Smith, David Henry Wilson and Meredith Hooper.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • Stories for 7-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880324
    STSV 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
    • Save £12.98
    • Just £1.66 per book
    Featuring funny, scary and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 7 and over.

    Funny Stories for 7-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Dick King-Smith, Philippa Gregory and Jacqueline Wilson; Scary Stories for 7-Year-Olds features gentle horror stories from Michael Rosen, Jamie Rix and Rose Impey; and Animal Stories for 6-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories about adorable animals and cute critters.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • VGGP 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    This visual grammar guide gives children all the tools they need to build their confidence in language, reading, writing and comprehension.

    Fully supporting the National Curriculum, it uses colourful photographs and illustrations to teach grammar in a fun way. From how to use grammar and punctuation correctly to the correct ways of using prepositions, pronouns, commas and colons, it explains everything a budding writer needs.

    It will help increase a child's confidence in using the building blocks of writing and reading - and help them enjoy and understand both.
  • DC Superheroes Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781782027300
    DCSU 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £47.88
    • Save £37.89
    • Just 83.00p per book
    This 12-book collection provides a super introduction to chapter books with the help of DC Comics' famous heroes including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

    Illustrated in a style that is instantly appealing to children aged 7 and over, the stories are easy to read, very exciting and find our heroes battling against some vile villains.

    Superman has to deal with a shrinking city; Captain Cold fights it out in a blizzard battle; and Batman finds himself facing up against the Puppet Master.
    Format: paperback
  • IND2 9 years +
    Lynne Reid Banks
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £3.00
    The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard For Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be - proud, fearless and defiant. But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life-changing decisions lie ahead.
  • TMX2 9 years +
    Philippa Pearce
    9 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £3.00
    A Carnegie Medal-winning children's book from Phillipa Pearce, Tom's Midnight Garden is a haunting and evocative tale that will stay in the reader's memory for a long, long time.

    Tom is packed off to stay with relatives when his brother catches measles. Boredom and loneliness plague Tom until one night he hears the clock strike thirteen and something magical starts to happen.

    An enchanting and beautiful tale that will live with you for a very long time.
  • Evie's Magic Bracelet Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781444942101 - Jessica Ennis-Hill
    EVIE 5 years +
    Jessica Ennis-Hill
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
    • Save £12.98
    • Just £1.66 per book
    This collection includes the first three books in a truly magical series by Gold-winning Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill. We'd recommend the fantasy stories to children who love Rainbow Magic.

    The Silver Unicorn starts the series and it follows Evie as she receives a parcel in the post from her Grandma Iris in Jamaica that contains a beautiful bracelet. But this isn't any old bracelet; it's one that gives her the chance to speak to animals. First up, she has to calm down a frightened silver unicorn.

    In The Enchanted Puppy, Evie is sent another bracelet by Grandma Iris and this one can bring things to life - including soft toys. In The Sprites' Den, the latest bracelet allows Evie to conjure up anything she wants out of thin air.
    Format: paperback
  • Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781848126541 - Chris Hoy
    CHYF 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.94
    • Save £22.95
    • Just £1.17 per book
    Children will be racing all the way through the six books featured in this exciting collection of Flying Fergus books. Written by Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, the pacy reads combine cycling with magic and adventure.

    The Best Birthday Bike, the first book in the series, finds Fergus Hamilton getting a rusty old bike for his 9th birthday from his mum and granddad. It's not the Sullivan Swift he was after, but when he cleans it up and takes it for a test run, something amazing happens... He finds himself transported to Nevermore, a land where cycling is banned by the wicked King Woebegot.

    Soon Fergus, his chimp and their new friend Princess Lily are ignoring the king's rule and bunny-hopping on their bikes over the Swamp of Certain Death. When Fergus returns to the real world, he remembers he needs to complete a time trial in order to join the local cycling team. Will he be able to impress without the help of magic?

    With fantastic illustrations from Clare Elsom, these books combine the craziness of Adventure Time with cycling success from a popular Olympian. They're a golden read!
    Format: paperback
  • Fairy School Drop-Out Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781760500597 - Meredith Badger
    FYSC 7 years +
    Meredith Badger
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
    • Save £12.98
    • Just £1.66 per book
    Meredith Badger's Fairy School Drop-Out series is already a huge hit in her native Australia and now your children can also enjoy the story of a fairy who ditches her tutu in favour of her awesome skateboard.

    Debunking all the myths about fairies and their 'oh-so-sweet' nature, these books offer a refreshing read and are great for adventure-loving children. They are thrilling, exciting and will provide plenty of entertainment.

    These three contemporary stories have appealing purple text and are presented in a handy, smaller size.
  • World Elite Dance Academy Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780603574054 - Kimberly Wyatt
    WEDA 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £20.97
    • Save £15.98
    • Just £1.66 per book
    Written by former pop star and Celebrity MasterChef winner Kimberly Wyatt (in collaboration with Girl Online author Siobhan Curham), the World Elite Dance Academy books will appeal to children who love nothing more than dancing to the beat.

    Billie and her friends all come from very different backgrounds but that doesn't stop them from coming together in an empowering way as they express themselves through dance. They're not on the lookout for fame and fortune, but do want to have fun!

    Diverse in the truest sense, these books will appeal to fans of everything from Malory Towers to Holly Willoughby's School for Stars series.

    Format: Paperback
  • Helen Peters Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788002110 - Helen Peters
    HLPT 7 years +
    Helen Peters
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £23.96
    • Save £17.97
    • Just £1.50 per book
    Described as 'a modern James Herriot for young readers', Helen Peters' books are warm and realistic stories about life on a farm.

    Sure to make children aged 6 and over laugh and cry, they focus on cute critters, including a duckling called Button, a kitten called Holly and a piglet called Truffle.

    These very appealing stories will delight animal lovers and have a charming, traditional feel. There's even a Christmas story to add to the joy.
    Format: paperback
  • Zac Power Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781760500580 - H.I.Larry
    ZCPW 7 years +
    H.I.Larry
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £39.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    With titles including Fossil Fury, Volcanic Panic and Swamp Race, your children will absolutely love joining Zac Power on his incredible adventures in this 10-book collection.

    Shrouded in so much mystery that his identity remains a mystery even to his publisher, author H.I. Larry's series is based on the real-life experiences of a 12-year-old spy and is full of rip-roaring action and shocking surprises. Zac is an awesome hero who comes up against very bad baddies.

    These thrilling tales are perfect for those children who are yet to fall in love with reading and are presented with easy-to-read text, word art and plenty of illustrations. We highly recommend them for fans of Secret Agent Jack Stalwart.
  • Little Legends Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781509880201 - Tom Percival
    LTLG 7 years +
    Tom Percival
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £35.94
    • Save £27.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Starring classic fairy tale characters Jack, Red, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel (and a talking chicken called Betsy), these are fabulous, contemporary adventures from Tom Percival that coolly tackle issues that today's children face on a day-to-day basis.

    Jack has always been good at making new friends and decides he has to step in when he spots new kid Anansi talking to a troll in the Deep Dark Woods. Trolls are always trouble and Jack decides he has to show all his other friends that Anansi is a troll spy - even if that means using stolen magic!

    Full of amazing illustrations, large text and frequent, short chapters, these pacy reads are full of familiar characters and perfect for children who are starting to read independently.
    Format: paperback