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  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (30)
    • £16.00
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    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)
    • £14.00
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    • Just 56.00p 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
  • Biff, Chip and Kipper: Time Chronicles Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780192758613
    BCKT 7 years +
    7 years +
    (8)
    • £14.99
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    • Just 83.00p per book
    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.

    The books also include extras such as parent support, historical fact files and suggestion for things to talk about regarding the story.

    Format - Paperback
  • CDX2 9 years +
    Berlie Doherty
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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    Berlie Doherty's Street Child is a powerful and moving story with themes of cruelty and injustice. Set in Victorian times, it follows the plight of orphan boy Jim Jarvis, who struggles to survive in the face of poverty and homelessness.

    This is a classic book about humanity and resillience and is based on a real-life story of the boy who inspired the establishment of Dr. Barnardo's children's homes. Berlie Doherty has twice won the Carnegie Medal.
  • DWQ2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    • £6.99
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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.
  • WKG2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
    • £6.99
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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 +
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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!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • 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 +
    • £3.99
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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.
  • HTWP 7 years +
    Joseph Coelho
    7 years +
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    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.
  • Read and Learn Collection: Key Stage 1 - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241315880
    KSOR 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    • 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 +
    • £8.00
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    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)
    • £20.00
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    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)
    • £18.00
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    • Just 90.00p 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 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
  • 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
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    • 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.
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
    LGMS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £8.00
    • RRP £59.90
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    • Just 80.00p 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
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    • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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 +
    • £8.00
    • RRP £47.88
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    • Just 67.00p 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
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    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
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    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.